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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.

TCAT Crossville CREF Tool Grant Winner Tucker Dagle
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Tucker Dagle, a student at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville, has won a 2017 Collision Repair Education Foundation’s Tool Grant.

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(Left to right) Robert McKenzie, executive director of RDA; event co-organizers Georgia Thorson and Steve Plier; and Moose Simmons, Overnight Parts Alliance.

National paint companies, equipment and tool manufacturers, major vehicle OEMs and industry experts all came together during the Southern Automotive Repair Conference (SARC) in April.

Friday, 05 May 2017 17:36

Preston High School Student-Repaired Vehicle Ready for Auction

Written by Emily Livengood, KNIGHT NEWS

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Students in Preston High School's Auto Collision Repair class repaired a 2005 Chevy Malibu LT.

 

After a wreck that left a car nearly ready for the junkyard, Preston High School’s Auto Collision Repair class in Kingwood, WV came to the rescue.

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