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Industry stakeholders met with Commissioner Adam Putnam in January to discuss concerns about the collision repair industry


A group of industry stakeholders in Florida recently sat down and met with Commissioner Adam Putnam of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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Billy Walkowiak, founder of Collision Safety Consultants


Since Billy Walkowiak founded Collision Safety Consultants seven years ago, he has helped consumers, body shops, dealerships and even insurance companies with diminished value claims as well as inspecting post-repair vehicles to determine whether they were fixed properly.

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Nancy McInerney repairs a vehicle during one of her courses at TCAT Crossville.


As Nancy McInerney approached her fourth and final year in a student teaching program, she realized her passion lay elsewhere.

Auto Body Express, with seven stores in the greater Tampa Bay and Florida Suncoast region, was recently chosen the distributor of the Betag Flatliner.

From January 26-28 in Tifton, Georgia, the National Auto Body Council (NABC) took the lead in sponsoring an onsite training class to lessen the amount of time it takes to extract an occupant from their vehicle in an accident.

Thursday, 26 January 2017 17:15

CIF Gives to Flood Victim in West Virginia

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Lori Hornaker's home in West Virginia after flooding.


"The flooding is surreal, something out of a digital movie... but it's all real. I know the images are all over the news, but it truly is hard for the human mind to grasp until you see it." This is what the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) heard from a local I-CAR volunteer when flooding hit West Virginia hard. 

Randolph Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division will offer training for a variety of occupations in January, with three classes beginning Monday, Jan. 23 at the campus in Asheboro, NC.

NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI) student Madison Conrad has been awarded the Roger Penske Outstanding Student Award by the TechForce Foundation, a nonprofit that champions students through their education and into careers as professional technicians in the transportation industry.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:26

Jacksonville Couple to Appear on ‘Blue Collar Millionaires’

Written by Roger Bull, The Florida Times-Union

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Vince Serrano with ASAP Towing and Storages’ $600,000 computer-operated tow truck (Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union.)


A Jacksonville couple will appear on national television Wednesday, January 11th, talking about their business and their success.

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Brandi Scott began attending Fayetteville Technical Community College in Spring 2016, after finishing active duty.


After finishing active duty, Brandi Scott was looking for a fresh start in Fayetteville, NC.  

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