Fayetteville Tech Holds Draft Hiring Days

Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) held “draft (hiring) days” on March 8 and 9, at the FTCC Collision & Refinishing Technology Center (CollisionU). This was in preparation for the upcoming graduation for the first class (2016) of the Collision Repair and Technology Program.

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Rendering of planned Mercedes-Benz headquarters in metro Atlanta

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has unveiled the first rendering of its new Atlanta headquarters in Sandy Springs in GA. The company plans to break ground in the spring of 2016, with a target completion date of early 2018.

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced on March 7 that CARSTAR Cascades Auto Body, Inc. has joined the MSO network.  

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The 50 turtles were molded of fiberglass-reinforced polyester from an original bronze sculpture, and they stand about five ft. tall.

Service King Collision Repair Centers® announced the official opening of its sixth location in the Atlanta market. This is the sixth repair center Service King has opened in Atlanta in the last 24 months.

TCAT Electric Car

(L to R) Vestle Phipps, Christopher Crespo, David Dabay, James Sparling, Anthony Johnson, Electric Car & Hybrid Instructor-Stacy Johnson, Lisa Hartigan (seated inside car)


The Boyd Group Inc. announced the opening on March 1 of a new collision repair center in Punta Gorda, Florida.


The Moon family — (L to R) Jason Moon, Steve Moon, Lee Moon and Travis Moon — at the CMS Garage and Body Shop on South Main Street in Anderson. Lee started the garage and passed it on to his son Steve, who gets help from his sons Travis and Jason. (Photo: Ken Ruinard)

Fauquier Auto Program

Michael Stevens, a former Fauquier High School automotive student, competed in the Ford/AAA Auto Skills contest last year. (Photo: Fauquier County Public Schools)

The Fauquier County Public Schools automotive training program at Fauquier High School has received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

For the first time in history, Mississippi body shops will sit down with representatives from the insurance coalition in that state to discuss the issues surrounding labor rates. This is in response to Mississippi State Senator Videt Carmichael’s recent introduction of Senate Bill 2187.