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Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood


In an unprecedented move, the Mississippi Attorney General’s office recently released the “Consumer Guide to Insurance and Auto Body Repair.” Some believe it may be the first document of its kind (from an AG direct to consumers) and could be a model for other states across the country to follow.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 23:03

VIDEO: Chesterfield, VA Students Repair Car, Donate It to Family in Need

Written by Danielle Guichard, WRIC

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA (WRIC) — Students at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center and automotive partners from across the region provided a refurbished car to a family in need on June 12.

Monday, 12 June 2017 20:01

Former Owner of a Vehicle Repair Shop Sentenced for Odometer & Title Fraud

Written by Joseph Njoroge, Blasting News

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Paul Robinson from Lawrenceville, Georgia has been sentenced to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervision upon release for his involvement in odometer tampering as well as title fraud.

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The Atlanta I-CAR Committee raised over $50,000 to benefit CREF at their 8th Annual Golf Tournament.


On April 26, the Atlanta I-CAR Committee held its 8th Annual Golf Tournament, benefiting the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), at the Golf Club at Bradshaw Farm in Woodstock, GA.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 00:34

1 Dead In Shooting At Auto Body Shop

Written by Sherri Lonon, The Patch

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The shooting took place outside AA Auto Body in Tampa, FL. (Photo: Google Earth)


TAMPA, FL — The fatal May 24 morning shooting of a 41-year-old man at the Tampa auto body shop he once worked at is under investigation by police.

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Two thirds of the roughly 2.3 million vehicles in Florida with potentially deadly Takata airbags have not yet been repaired, according to new figures released June 1, 2017, by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL).

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts  announced May 22 the opening of CARSTAR St. Petersburg Collision Center at 1819 11th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713.

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The SkillsUSA North Carolina State Championships took place April 24-28, 2017 at the Greensboro Coliseum and Koury Convention Center. The conference was the largest showcase of Career and Technical Education in North Carolina history with more than 1,900 outstanding career and technical education students competing in 120 hands-on trade, technical and leadership contests.

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With a full fleet, Elite Electronics is able to respond quickly when their customers call, which include MSOs such as ABRA, Service King, Gerber Collision and Caliber Collision.


After the economic implosion of 2008, many body shops decided to add mechanical repair to their menus of services and quickly found out it wasn't quite that easy.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 17:37

Axalta and NASCAR Legends Open New Customer Experience Center

Written by Autobody News staff

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In Concord, North Carolina, the industry had the opportunity to get a first-hand look at Axalta’s new Customer Experience Center during the grand opening on May 16.

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