Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Arizona, Utah, Arkansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana
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 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 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.
Andrew Paxson is one of the top students on the Houston campus of Universal Technical Institute.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced on June 8 an 18-year prison sentence for LaTroy Staglin after he was convicted of 9 felony counts of submitting a false claim for insurance.
Chip Foose and KC Mathieu prepare for a spray gun duel at the BASF Houston Competence Center Open House.
On June 7, Chris Toomey, BASF senior vice president, Coatings Solutions North America, welcomed guests and hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for BASF’s new Houston competence center alongside members of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and real estate developer Trammel Crow.
Certified Collision Group™ (CCG), a certifications provider to the automotive collision repair and insurance communities, announced the addition of Car Crafters Collision Centers in Albuquerque, NM.
Nearly five months ago, AutoNation acquired Allen Samuels Auto Group, based in Waco, Texas. Since then, Andy Reed, a parts director for AutoNation and former employee of Allen Samuels, said there have been great benefits for both employees and customers.
Billy Walkowiak, President and founder of Collison Safety Consultants, has announced the opening of the company’s fourth location.
Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has announced that they are proud to welcome Premier Collision Equipment to the GFS distribution team, bolstering their ability to provide service to automotive body shops in the Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding Texas area.