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Service King Unveils 70,000 Square Ft. Milpitas, CA Location


Service King Collision Repair Centers®, as part of the organization’s ongoing national growth strategy, has announced that it has officially opened the doors to its 70,000 square foot state-of-the-art repair center located in Milpitas, CA.

Dave Jones NACE 2016 Insurance Commissioner CA
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones gave a 30-minute presentation that was packed with information, followed by a brief Q&A session.

If you own a body shop in California, you would likely agree that our current Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, has been proactively helping the collision industry since day one.

1-800EveryRim – OEM Wheels has closed escrow on its new one-acre facility and has begun the move to Santa Fe Springs, CA.

NABC Gives Away Five Vehicles at NACE

John Munoz, an Army veteran, received a 2014 Nissan Sentra donated by Hertz and repaired by MAACO Lake Forest as part of NABC's 2016 Recycled Rides program.


Three military veterans and two single parents were honored for their service to our country and for their commitment to their families respectively, as each received keys to free cars donated as part of the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides™ program, now in its eighth year.

Monday, 15 August 2016 18:49

1Collision Network Acquires DRSN

The 1Collision Network has acquired the Direct Repair Shop Network (DRSN), a California-based network of collision repair shops.

Thursday, 11 August 2016 22:30

NACE 2016 Highlights: August 9-10


The back drop for the 2016 NACE | CARS Conference & Expo was the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.


Ali and Mark Thackeray and their daughter, Ruby, 3, react as they are presented with a free car by Don Adams, CEO and president of Bear River Mutual, right, and Brian Martin of KSL Newsradio, left, at Martins Collision Repair in Orem on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.


OREM — The only thing worse than having cancer is having an untreatable cancer.

Cars sold, parked on Saugus conservation land

The rundown

An unidentified man has been selling cars on a section of town conservation land.

lemon grove truck and body fumes complaints san diego

Lemon Grove Truck Body & Equipment is one of several body shops at 8373 and 8377 Broadway. They have received more air complaints than any other auto paint operations in recent years. Photo by Ingrid Lobet, inewsource, July 21, 2016.


In San Diego’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, a report came in: fumes from spray paint and thinner so thick the caller had problems breathing and was going to pass out.

Crews knocked down a blaze at a strip mall of auto body-related businesses the night of July 12 in Thousand Oaks, CA, officials said.

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