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In an emotional presentation on July 19, Seattle’s beloved Walton family and a local hero, U.S. Navy veteran Gregory Wood, each received keys to new vehicles as part of a special event hosted by Service King Collision Repair Centers and GEICO.

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On a typical day at Pacific Elite Collision Centers, Cortney Arthur might run through the shop’s production list, help write estimates, order parts or even detail cars. As the general manager of the company’s Downey East location in California, Arthur also spends time taking care of the insurance side of the business, keeping up with KPIs and ensuring the facility is compliant.

ASA Northwest members convened at the Clearwater Resort in Suquamish, WA  from June 22--25 for the association's 2017 Summer Retreat.

In response to members' requests, the Women's Industry Network (WIN®) hosted its first three regional events in Southern California, Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA, on June 13 and 14.

In previous months, we published several articles concerning AB 1679 and its impact on the collision repair industry.

Friday, 07 July 2017 22:12

Homeless Folsom Veteran Receives Car Donation from Local Body Shop

Written by Telegraph Staff

A hard-working local Army veteran and his family, who had been sleeping in a family car that barely ran, received keys to a brand new 2016 Nissan Sentra on June 14 from Caliber Collision-Folsom and Allstate as part of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™ program.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 18:07

Auto Repair Shop Donates Reliable Car to Local Grandmother

Written by Erika Alvero, Pleasanton Weekly

Pleasanton Grandmother Car Dontated

The car awarded was a 2007 black PT Cruiser that used to belong to California Collision. (Photo: Erika Alvero)


Livermore, CA grandmother Donna Kreutzberg said she's excited not to worry about her car breaking down anymore.

TechnaGlass has expanded to Idaho. The company now offers full auto glass service in Boise, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Jackson Hole Wyoming and surrounding areas.

On the north side of the Big Island in Hawaii, in a quiet little town named Kamuela, Judith was at home watching a football game. She noticed her back door was open and soon realized her 2014 BMW X3 had been stolen from the garage.

A recent announcement from the California Autobody Association (CAA) gave body shops some hope, but that does not mean that shop owners in California can rest for even a minute, because the insurance industry isn't slowing down on AB 1679.

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