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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

tricked out Corvette
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.

The Dallas Cowboys and Caliber Collision recently announced a long-term partnership.

United Insurance Group, a provider of personal and commercial insurance in the State of Utah, has partnered with TechnaGlass to provide automotive glass repair and replacement services to its policyholders.

Service King Collision Repair Centers was officially named the No. 3 Best Place to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth, as announced by The Dallas Business Journal.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 22:55

Heavy Storms Blow Roof Off of Central Texas Business

Written by Kandace Thomas, KXXV

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Photo credit: KXXV

 

MARLIN, TX (KXXV)- On Sunday, September 25, residents were cleaning up after storms Saturday night rocked several cities in Central Texas.

 

Police have identified a man found dead inside a car at a west Salt Lake City auto body shop.

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