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If enacted, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) said this bill would dismantle Texas’s safety inspection program...

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 17:07

Omaha, AR Hail Storm Smashes Cars; Auto Body Shops React

Written by Kadee Brosseau, KY3 News

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Pounding storms across the Ozarks brought down massive hail in Omaha, Arkansas that smashed windows, cars, and buildings.

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(L-R) Steve Grimshaw CEO - Caliber Collision, Mark D’Angelo, FinishMaster, Dave Smith,  SVP, Supply Chain Strategy – Caliber Collision, and Tim Walsh, CEO - AutoWorks


Caliber Collision teammates, partners and friends played their hearts out at the 2nd annual Caliber Classic and raised more than $100,000 to help the American Heart Association fight heart disease.

Gerber Collision & Glass has announced the April 27, 2017 opening of a collision repair location in Orem, Utah.

Cambridge Automotive Group (CAG) has acquired an existing Maaco location in Austin, TX.

MIW gala group


The Women's Industry Network (WIN) honored their 2017 Most Influential Women (MIW) and the association's 2017 Scholarship recipients on the evening of May 9 with a Recognition Ceremony and MIW Gala Reception during WIN's 2017 Educational Conference at the Westin Denver Downtown in CO. 

WIN Conference 2017 Day2 Scholarship Walk


The second day of WIN's 2017 Educational Conference got started with the association's annual WIN Scholarship Industry Walk as a wave of blue and gold flooded the 16th Street Mall in Denver to raise funds for their Scholarship Fund.

WIN Conference 2017 Day1 Attendees


The 2017 Women's Industry Network (WIN) Educational Conference, "Be Extraordinary with Balance, Purpose and Results," began energetically on Monday, May 8 with a Registration Reception and New Member Orientation, followed by the Opening General Session and WIN Welcome.

Friday, 05 May 2017 20:45

CO Body Shop Customers Claim Cars Are Gone, Parts Are Missing

Written by Sally Mamdooh

Aurora Shop Cars Gone Parts Missing


Clinton Isaac was hoping to get his bumper fixed when he brought it to Montview Auto Body in Aurora, CO, but instead, he says the TV screen inside his car was stolen.

UTI Student Performance Improves
Dan Roman – Collision Student (dark blue shirt), Keith Schieffer - UTI Instructor (maroon shirt), Dr. Claude Toland - Education Director (black shirt) & David Sydnor – Collision Education Manager (light blue shirt)


Juggling a job while obtaining an education poses a stumbling block for many students.

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