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Thursday, 19 October 2017 22:30

Puckett’s Collision Center in OK is a Family Tradition

Written by Larry Floyd, The Edmond Sun

Johnny Puckett just couldn’t let the family business go. 

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 21:34

Industry Leaders Form Texas Automotive Manufacturing Association

Written by CCBP Staff, Fort Worth Business Press

Leaders in the automotive manufacturing industry in Texas have come together to create the Texas Automotive Manufacturing Association (TXAMA). 

Billy Walkowiak, founder and CEO of Collison Safety Consultants, has announced the opening of his sixth associate location, and the second one in Arizona. 

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 20:45

In This NM Sales Scam, a Flooded Engine is Exactly That

Written by Ellen Marks, Albuquerque Journal

If there’s been a disaster, there’s going to be a slew of scams that try to capitalize on it.

Monday, 16 October 2017 23:14

CO Body Shops Help Beat-up Police Cruisers Get New Paint Jobs

Written by Ryan Severance, The Pueblo Cheiftain

Law enforcement vehicles have been transformed, thanks to the generosity of some local businesses.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:02

Undercurrent of Autonomous Revolution Emerges on Scottsdale, AZ, Streets

Written by Melissa Fittro, Scottsdale Independent

The modern-day automobile industry and marketplace is on the brink of evolution, according to one autonomous vehicle consultant.

Kingwood Park, TX, native Cameren May discovered his love for “anything with a motor” when his dad brought home a 1981 Firebird for them to work on just two years ago.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 20:08

Collision Repair Instructor Shares Experience of Hurricane Harvey

Written by Victoria Antonelli

Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston, TX, at the end of August, causing an estimated $70 billion to $200 billion worth of damage and taking the lives of 70 Americans. 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:48

Texas Shops Speak Out Against Photo Estimating

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Since insurance companies began utilizing cell phone apps for photo estimating a few years ago, it has become a topic of great concern among many collision repair professionals.

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For the 15th straight year, Service King Collision Repair Centers and its teammates were recognized by The Dallas Business Journal as part of the publication’s annual DFW Best Places to Work list. 

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