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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.

Driver Wrecks into Sherman, TX Auto Body Shop


SHERMAN, Texas -- A car came crashing into a Sherman business on June 28, but not before knocking out power to over a thousand people.

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.

TechnaGlass has announced that it has expanded within the state of Colorado with five retail locations, providing full market coverage in Denver and Colorado Springs.

Chip Foose and KC Mathieu Demonstrate Spray Gun Duel at BASF Automotive Refinish Open House

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.

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