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JACKSONVILLE, FL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USAA insurance companies agreed to pay an average of more than $450 in past-due sales tax to approximately 50,000 Florida auto policyholders who experienced total loss claims, based on plaintiffs' calculations in a class action lawsuit settlement.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 23:07

CCTC Students Refurbish Car for Social Services Client Through Recycled Rides Program

Written by Contributed Report, The Progress - Index

Students at the Chesterfield Career and Technical @ Courthouse and automotive partners from across the region recently presented Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services client Tywanda Auld with a refurbished Pontiac G6 through the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides™ program.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 22:40

Suspect Arrested, Charged After Money Bag Stolen From Auto Parts Store

Written by WSAZ News Staff

Charleston, WV Police say they have arrested a man wanted in connection with a money bag stolen from the NAPA Auto Parts store on the city’s West Side, Charleston Police say.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 22:33

Fitzgerald Collision & Repair Expands in Rickman and Sparta, TN

Written by Area Development News Desk

Fitzgerald Collision & Repair, a company that provides collision repair for commercial truck fleets across the United States, will add 100,000 square feet to its existing state-of-the-art repair facility in Rickman and also establish a new facility in Sparta, Tennessee.

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

Youngs Auto Body first responders

 

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.

MS AG June17 Jim Hood web

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.

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