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Friday, 12 January 2018 20:52

Texas Body Shops Booked Through November for Hail Repair

Written by Lauren Tropea, CBS 7

It’s been seven months since a historic hail storm pummeled Odessa, TX, leaving both homes and cars with severe damages.

As Valley businesses see a skills gap in specialized training for jobs that do not require a four-year college degree---specifically in the automotive and diesel industry---Arizona Science Center and TechForce Foundation are proposing a solution.

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts recently announced the opening of CARSTAR Quality Collision Services, located at 8000 Long Mesa Dr., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.  

Service King Collision Repair Centers® teamed up with State Farm to pull off an emotional giveaway for a local domestic violence survivor and single mother of four. 

In response to growing demand from customers looking to breathe new life into their vintage vehicles, Classic Recreations has expanded its operations to include restoration services. 

A Phoenix, AZ, mother of three, who recently overcame homelessness, now has a new vehicle thanks to the volunteer efforts of Service King Collision Repair Centers, State Farm and local businesses.

On Dec. 18, Service King Collision Repair Centers® announced the opening of its 37th Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, location. 

On Dec. 15, the Boyd Group Inc. announced the Dec. 12, 2017 acquisition of a second collision repair center in Glenwood Springs, CO, previously operated as Professional Auto Body & Frame. 

After losing their cars during Hurricane Harvey and enduring daily transportation challenges, Harris County Department of Education Head Start employee Bahiyyah Rashed and parent Vanessa Zuniga are receiving a special gift from Bates Collision Centers: the gift of transportation.

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 18:25

Techs of Tomorrow: LA Native Pursues Love of Cars at TX High School

Written by Victoria Antonelli

Tyler LeJeune and his father, Travis, moved from Lake Charles, LA, to Greater Houston, TX, when Tyler was in sixth grade. Now, the 17-year-old is a senior at Kingwood Park High School, taking collision repair courses. 

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