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Driver Wrecks into Sherman, TX Auto Body Shop

 

SHERMAN, Texas -- A car came crashing into a Sherman business on June 28, but not before knocking out power to over a thousand people.

Andrew Paxson is one of the top students on the Houston campus of Universal Technical Institute.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced on June 8 an 18-year prison sentence for LaTroy Staglin after he was convicted of 9 felony counts of submitting a false claim for insurance.

TechnaGlass has announced that it has expanded within the state of Colorado with five retail locations, providing full market coverage in Denver and Colorado Springs.

Chip Foose and KC Mathieu Demonstrate Spray Gun Duel at BASF Automotive Refinish Open House

Chip Foose and KC Mathieu prepare for a spray gun duel at the BASF Houston Competence Center Open House.


On June 7, Chris Toomey, BASF senior vice president, Coatings Solutions North America, welcomed guests and hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for BASF’s new Houston competence center alongside members of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and real estate developer Trammel Crow.

Certified Collision Group™ (CCG), a certifications provider to the automotive collision repair and insurance communities, announced the addition of Car Crafters Collision Centers in Albuquerque, NM.

Nearly five months ago, AutoNation acquired Allen Samuels Auto Group, based in Waco, Texas. Since then, Andy Reed, a parts director for AutoNation and former employee of Allen Samuels, said there have been great benefits for both employees and customers.

Collision Safety Consultants Announce Fourth Location

Billy Walkowiak, President and founder of Collison Safety Consultants, has announced the opening of the company’s fourth location.

Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has announced that they are proud to welcome Premier Collision Equipment to the GFS distribution team, bolstering their ability to provide service to automotive body shops in the Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding Texas area.

The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") has announced the acquisition and opening of a collision repair center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The center previously operated as Desert Rose Collision.