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TechnaGlass has reported that it has purchased the Cincinnati, Ohio and St. George, Utah franchises of TechnaGlass as part of its strategy to operate and develop company-owned units.

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Megan Gee took first place in Secondary Refinishing


Aims Community College, located in northern Colorado, recently hosted a regional SkillsUSA Challenge in the field of Auto Collision Repair Technology.

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A fire that originated in the paint booth of an auto-body shop in the far Northwest Side on March 10, 2017 caused about $65,000 in damage.


A fire that originated in the paint booth of an auto body repair shop in the far Northwest Side of San Antonio on March 10 caused about $65,000 in damage, according to officials.

Spanesi Americas, a manufacturer of body shop equipment, is continuing to expand its distribution and customer support across North America.

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Maaco Auto Painting & Collision Repair cut the ribbon on its 500th location in North America as it kicks off its 45th anniversary of serving customers across the continent.


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Spc. Nikolai Patterson, WTU, holds up the keys to his new-to-him refurbished car gifted by the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program. (Photo credit: Kelby Wingert, Sentinel Staff)


Three Fort Hood Soldiers were handed the keys to their brand-new (to them) cars during the Cowboys Military Combine at AT&T Stadium on February 25. The cars were gifted as part of the Recycled Rides program from the National Auto Body Council.

A wave of 32 apprentice technicians officially joined the Service King family recently as the organization further expanded the reach of its Apprentice Development Program.

The Arkansas House Insurance and Commerce Committee voted down Arkansas Senate Bill (SB) 291, introduced by state Sen. Greg Standridge, R-16, by a voice vote.

Arkansas Senate Bill (SB) 291, introduced by State Sen. Greg Standridge, R-16, would repeal the requirement for the use of aftermarket crash parts in repair of a vehicle that is still under the manufacturer’s warranty without the vehicle owner’s written consent.

Service King Collision Repair Centers welcomed members of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Army’s Soldier For Life Program on February 21st inside the company’s North Texas home office.