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Alchemy Auto Painting & Collision Repair Inc., owned by Scott and Shelley Beetler of Corona, California, has opened its first location – one of the most advanced collision repair and auto painting facilities in the Inland Empire.

 

Friday, 30 November 2007 17:00

Tucson Single Mom gets Recycled Ride

This time of year lots of folks go out of their way to do nice things for others.  And, here in Tucson, a national program called Recycled Rides sure put a smile on the face of a single mother and her children.

 

Friday, 30 November 2007 17:00

Martin Auto Color Acquires Nevada T&H Store

Glenn Martin is pleased to announce the acquisition of T&H Auto Paints, Inc. of Carson City Nevada as the newest member of the Martin Auto Color family of stores.

 

The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) announced that in a CA Department of Insurance hearing this month, consumer advocates argued that drivers with Allstate insurance policies deserve an 18.8% rate (averaging of $150 per car) under new rules that limit excessive profits by the industry.

 

Friday, 30 November 2007 17:00

CRA Spreads Message of Action at NACE

The Collision Repair Association of California (CRA) wrapped up its first appearance at NACE with accolades from shop owners and suppliers who praised the group for its effective, no-nonsense approach to advocating for a fair repair marketplace.

 

Friday, 30 November 2007 17:00

Caliber Collision Opens Ontario Location

Caliber Collision Centers, an Irvine, California-based operator of collision repair facilities in California and Texas, plans to open a new 18,000 square foot facility located in Ontario, California.

 

The annual 911 Collision Centers Charity Invitational Golf Tournament raised over $44,500 for local children, stated golf committee chair Jordan Schacht, director of marketing for 911 Collision Centers and former board chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson. “Once again we bettered ourselves and can help more youth in Southern Arizona. We want to thank our generous sponsors and loyal participants who have made this event possible.

 

Monday, 03 December 2007 11:59

Employers Must Pay for Protective Equipment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ruled that employers must pay the cost of providing personal protective equipment needed to protect workers from job-related injuries, reports the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).
Monday, 31 March 2003 17:00

Fire hits San Diego body shop

A late night fire damaged a San Diego body shop in mid February, causing an estimated $75,000 damage, including the destruction of a 1936 Mercedes-Benz replica kit that the shop had just finished painting. 

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