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Tuesday, 19 July 2016 22:55

Chief Expands Its Distribution Network

Chief has added two distributors to its sales and service network.

CARSTAR Auto Body Experts Discuss Annual Conference Highlights, Plans for Future

Jose Costa and Lirel Holt

This year's annual CARSTAR Conference, held in New Orleans, LA, attracted the largest turnout that the MSO has ever seen.

Service King Graduates Inaugural Apprentice Development Class
Service King Collision Repair Centers® recently graduated its inaugural class of apprentice technicians through the Service King Apprentice Development Program.

Driver Says Sunroof Suddenly 'Exploded' On Her While Driving

It can happen in an instant, sparking a hazardous situation on the road.

Sorrells Body Shop in AR Voted Best Auto Body Shop

Ray's Body Shop was established in 1971 by Raymond and June Sorrells.

At this year’s CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts annual conference in New Orleans, three shop owners were recognized for their industry-leading performances in sales growth, footprint growth, closing ratio and cycle time.

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced on June 30 that her office has filed criminal charges against a band of criminals in connection with alleged violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (“COCCA”).

Aims Community College Auto Students Place in Top 10


Aims Community College automotive students Ben Falconer and Grant Kennedy placed in the top 10 at the 2016 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY, which took place June 20–24.

Caliber Collision's Grimshaw Named Ernst & Young SW Entrepreneur of the Year

Caliber Collision’s leadership team celebrates with CEO Steve Grimshaw, Ernst & Young Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year. 
(Left-right)  Mark Sanders (Chief Operating Officer) and Jennifer Sanders, Jeannie Gary and Bob Gary (Chief Financial Officer), Steve Grimshaw, Greg Nichols (Chief Counsel) and Eleanore Nichols and Greg Clark (Chief Marketing Officer).


Caliber Collision CEO Steve Grimshaw has been named Ernst & Young’s 2016 Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year in the services category.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division (AAD) is offering a chance for shop owners to recognize and honor a military veteran employee and have a chance to win a trip for both owner and employee to attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race in Texas on November 6.

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