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A Florida man was killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator while doing a DIY repair in June last year.

In response to members' requests, the Women's Industry Network (WIN®) hosted its first three regional events in Southern California, Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA, on June 13 and 14.

To kick off summer this year, the Jim Ellis Automotive Group wrapped up a successful charitable campaign where a portion of each sale during the month of May went to support local first responders. Thanks to the support of old and new customers alike, a total of $65,000 was raised and is being divided evenly between 10 Atlanta-area police and fire departments.

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.

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