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Eldor Corp. is revving up construction of its high-tech automotive parts factory in Botetourt County’s Greenfield industrial park.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 23:11

Young's Auto Body Helps First Responders Cool Off

Written by ALLEN MINCEY, Cleveland Daily Banner

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For the second year in a row, a Cleveland, OH business is showing its appreciation to emergency first responders by offering a “cooling down” place during the summer months.

The Boyd Group Inc. today announced the June 14, 2017 opening of a collision repair center in Greensboro, Georgia, about 75 miles east of Atlanta.

Monday, 26 June 2017 20:48

Director Paul Gage Leaves FTCC's Popular Collision Repair Program

Written by Steve DeVane, The Fayetteville Observer

Director Leaves FTCC Program

Paul Gage, seen here in 2014, had been the director of the collision repair program at Fayeteville Technical Community College since it started three years ago. He resighned in May 2017. [Photo Credit: The Fayetteville Observer]


The director of a popular collision repair program at Fayetteville Technical Community College has resigned, in part because he says the school became too closely aligned with one company.

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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

Students Repair Car Donate It to Family


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

Odometer Title Fraud

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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).

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