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Tuesday, 31 January 2017 17:32

Griffith Auto Body in CO: Traditional Values As Driving Force

Written by Jon A. Yamamoto, Fort Morgan Times

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Griffith Auto Body now is housed at 301 W. Platte Ave. in Fort Morgan. The shop moved to the new location at the beginning of the year. (Photo credit: Jon A. Yamamoto / Fort Morgan Times)

Driving west on Platte Avenue in Fort Morgan can take one on a ride down memory lane, as old American-made cars from the '50s through the '70s can often be seen in front of Griffith Auto Body, located in the 300 block on the north side of the street.

Last November, a 2011 Toyota Camry was brought into Coach Works Auto Body for a post-repair inspection.

Thursday, 19 January 2017 21:43

Oklahoma's CareerTech Trains Both Current, Future Workers

Written by Kathryn McNutt, The Oklahoman

Marcie Mack director Oklahoma CareerTech

Marcie Mack is director of Oklahoma CareerTech.


Producing enough workers who can do the job--today and tomorrow--is a challenge that keeps Oklahoma's CareerTech system buzzing.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 21:42

Utah’s 2017 Resolution: A Plan for Cleaner Air

Written by Emma Penrod, The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Air

A pollution inversion over the Salt Lake Valley as seen from an airplane returning to Salt Lake International Airport Friday December 30, 2016. (Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune)


Utah faces a host of environmental challenges in 2017, but state officials say they are making one their top priority: air quality.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 23:46

NM Shop Painter Propels to Celebrity Custom Builder via SEMA

Written by Deana Cacus

Demented Customs

Demented Customs owner James Torrez and his three sons.  From left: Jaime, James, Christian, and Paul.


James Torrez got the name for his shop from a naysayer.

Gerber Collision & Glass has announced the January 13th opening of three collision repair centers and an active intake center in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

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After trying out a four-year university and working at a carpet cleaning company, Ryan Mader gave collision repair a shot.

Ryan Mader didn't discover his love for cars and body work until his early 20s.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 19:45

Body Shops Expect Increase In Business Following OK Snow

Written by Tess Maune, News on 6

As snow fell in the late evening of January 5 in Tulsa, OK and drivers headed out, the EMSA (Emergency Medical Services Authority) said it responded to 13 crashes throughout the day, a number they say is relatively low given the conditions.

CDS (Collision Diagnostic Services), the makers of the asTech™ scanning diagnostic device, announced on December 29 the addition of Denise Caspersen and Jose Jacob to the offices of Project Manager and Sr. Recruiter.

ServiceKing SafeHaven CheckPresentation


Service King Collision Repair Centers, as part of the organization’s continued dedication to enriching local communities, recently presented a check in the amount of $100,000 to representatives from SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Texas.

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