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Dent Wizard Adds to Team in Mid-South Region

Dent Wizard International recently appointed Paul Spears as regional operations director for the company’s Mid-South Region.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 20:26

Shop Strategies: Sorrells Body Shop, AR

Sorrells Shop Strategies


Sorrells Body Shop in Russellville, Arkansas will celebrate 45 years in business in October. Started by Ray Sorrells, the family business has grown to include 16 employees and is involved with all types of collision repair, auto glass installation and paintless dent repair.

The Texas I-CAR Committees have partnered together to organize the inaugural Johnny Dickerson Golf Memorial Fundraiser to be held Saturday, October 8 at Firewheel Golf Park in Garland, Texas.

North Texas Man Builds Crosses to Honor Officers


Kalyn Doyle isn't a cop, he is the owner and operator of KD Designs, an auto body shop in Rhome, and has a personal connection to police officers.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 22:55

Chief Expands Its Distribution Network

Chief has added two distributors to its sales and service network.

CARSTAR Auto Body Experts Discuss Annual Conference Highlights, Plans for Future

Jose Costa and Lirel Holt

This year's annual CARSTAR Conference, held in New Orleans, LA, attracted the largest turnout that the MSO has ever seen.

Service King Graduates Inaugural Apprentice Development Class
Service King Collision Repair Centers® recently graduated its inaugural class of apprentice technicians through the Service King Apprentice Development Program.

Driver Says Sunroof Suddenly 'Exploded' On Her While Driving

It can happen in an instant, sparking a hazardous situation on the road.

Sorrells Body Shop in AR Voted Best Auto Body Shop

Ray's Body Shop was established in 1971 by Raymond and June Sorrells.

At this year’s CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts annual conference in New Orleans, three shop owners were recognized for their industry-leading performances in sales growth, footprint growth, closing ratio and cycle time.