Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Arizona, Utah, Arkansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana
L to R: Pedro Londono, 3M, Joe Olivares, UTI Houston instructor, Joshua Tapia, UTI Houston students, Roan Cowart, Robert Rioux, Ramiro Serrano, Kevin Hill, and Rick Sanchez, 3M
Five students from Universal Technical Institute’s (UTI) Houston campus were honored with scholarships from 3M and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) in a ceremony held May 19. The recipients are all military veterans enrolled in the school’s Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (CRRT) program and were selected based on a written essay and instructor nominations.
The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") announced the acquisition and opening of a collision repair center in Sapulpa, OK on May 20. The center previously operated as Finishing Touches Auto Body Shop and is located at the intersection of Route 66 and Highway 117.
Houston resident Ricardo Gonzalez, 41, was arrested at his tow truck company and auto repair shop north of Pearland Thursday, May 5 on felony charges of Organized Criminal Activity.
The owner and three employees of an auto body shop north of Pearland, TX were arrested on felony charges of Organized Criminal Activity after Houston Police conducted a raid at the business Thursday, May 5.
The front of Gilmore’s Collision Center, located at 3511 Old Jacksboro Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX.
With almost 70 years of business under their belt, Gilmore's Collision Center has perfected the art of keeping employees happy, while simultaneously increasing efficiency.
Zack Wirth, right, and his wife Ricque buff a Lamborghini on Wednesday at their detailing shop, Greeley Auto Spa, 3620 35th Ave., in Greeley. The Wirths were chosen for the Tribune’s 20 Under 40 contest, which recognizes the top business performers younger than 40 in Weld County.
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Cambridge Automotive Group (CAG) announced on April 4 the acquisition of two Maaco licenses in Houston, Texas from former owners Dick and Jane Williams. With this transaction, CAG now owns 24 Maaco shops across the country.
Over 200 tech students visited Garmat USA manufacturing facility April 14 for the Denver-based Cars Careers and Celebrity event. Much to their surprise, these students were also the first to witness the unveiling of Garmat USA’s new R&D and training facility. The facility has actually been in place since Garmat’s inception in 1988, but has been recently renovated to include new equipment.
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Founder Eddie Lennox didn’t even have running water in the metal building where he started Service King . Today it has 299 shops in 23 states. Early on, he saw the trends of insurers steering the business and of industry consolidation.
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