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TORRINGTON – To escape the bustle of big-city life, Brian Evans moved his family to Torrington and set up Valley Collision on West C Street.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 22:26

Auto Body Shop Owner Holds True to His Roots

Written by Will Grandbois, Post Independent

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Milton and Briseyda Rodas.


Milton Rodas of MidValley Auto Body hasn’t had an easy journey to success, but he’s working hard to ease the path for others.

Gerber Collision & Glass has announced the October 28 opening of a new collision repair center in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Monday, 07 November 2016 22:27

Service King Opens 85th Texas Location

Service King Collision Repair Centers® has announced the opening of its 85th Texas location with a new repair center in southwest Houston.

Monday, 07 November 2016 22:18

Man On the Run After Robbing Gonzales Auto Parts Store

Written by Kevin Dupuy, WBRZ

GONZALES – Deputies in Ascension Parish are searching for a Baton Rouge man who robbed an Advance Auto Parts store in Gonzales on October 13.

Axalta Coating Systems shared coating expertise at the Powder Coating Institute’s (PCI) Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials workshop held October 18-20, 2016 at Axalta’s powder manufacturing plant in Houston, Texas.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 20:49

UTI Houston Grad Shares Her Challenges, Triumphs in Industry

Written by Victoria Antonelli

Jasmine Storey repairs damage to the body of a vehicle

Jasmine Storey repairs damage to the body of a vehicle.

 

Three years into her undergraduate degree, Jasmine Storey made the decision to pursue her lifelong dream of working on cars.  

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has provided the opportunity for body shop owners to recognize their veteran employees with a special trip to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ race in Texas.

TSTC Makeover

(Left to right) Kevon Kleibrink, an instructor in the Auto Collision and Management Technology program at Texas State Technical College in Waco, talks to Auto Collision Management and Technology majors (center) Justin Hathcock of Hico and (right) Victoria Betts of Whitehouse about new equipment.

 

The Auto Collision and Management Technology program at Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Waco recently celebrated its selection as a 2015 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school.

 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:48

Team Hopes to Raise $1M for Veteran Charities with Tricked-Out Corvette

Written by Max Efrein, The Daily Courier

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The team at Prescott Auto Center collaborated to customize a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. They hope to raise about $1 million for veteran charities by auctioning off the vehicle in January. (From left) Jayme Salazar, Gary Sharp, Louie Gomez and Mike Brown.
Photo credit: Max Efrein

 

After about seven months and more than 1,000 man-hours of work, the team at Prescott Auto Center are hoping to raise about $1 million for veteran charities by auctioning off a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray they’ve custom-designed.

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