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Friday, 20 October 2017 22:36

Mitchell's Body Shop in Jackson, TN, Earns Official Certification

Written by Staff, The Jackson Sun

Mitchell's Body Shop has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facility necessary to repair the participating automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's specifications. 

With insurers arguing that a practice known as “assignment of benefits” is driving up costs, a Senate Republican recently filed a proposal that could lead to required inspections before damaged windshields are repaired or replaced.

Service King Collision Repair Centers, with the help of its local Memphis teammates, recently presented a donation in the amount of $25,000 to the Memphis Fire Fighters Association Foundation. 

Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:13

Aspiring Shop Owner S.O.A.R.s to New Heights

Written by Tevin Stinson, WS Chronicle

Senior Skip Day could be considered a national holiday.  

Friday, 06 October 2017 15:34

Aberdeen, NC, Car Restoration Shop Under Investigation by DMV

Written by Diane Wilson and Catherine Chestnut, ABC 11 Eyewitness News

More than a dozen classic car owners, including many soldiers, say they are out thousands of dollars thanks to Icon Customs, a car restoration shop in Aberdeen, NC.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 21:57

Elizabethton High School Car Show in TN Seeks to Inspire

Written by John Thompson, Johnson City Press

Elizabethton is known for the weekly cruise-ins held downtown from April through October, but that show does not have anything on the annual car show at Elizabethton High School.

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 20:54

Georgia Northwestern Celebrates Industrial Career Day

Written by Staff, The Chattanoogan

Regional high school students and members of the community had a chance to speak with representatives of Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) industrial programs, employers, and former GNTC students about the benefits of learning a skilled trade during Industrial Career Day.

BumperDoc, an auto body paint shop franchise, (BumperDoc Franchises) is celebrating the opening of shop number eight in the state of Florida, located in Downtown Orlando. 

Gerber Collision and Glass says nearly all employees have been able to return to their homes and to their work, and none of the affected locations sustained damage that will result in any long-term business interruption.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 22:14

Hurricane Irma Could Wipe Out 400,000 Vehicles

Written by Staff, F&I and Showroom

As many as 400,000 vehicles in Florida will need to be replaced as a result of Hurricane Irma, including as many as 11,000 fleet vehicles, according to Cox Automotive.

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