Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Alaska and Wyoming
All of the students who participated in the 2017 UTI Top Tech Challenge posed for a photo after the winners were announced. Photo credit: Daniel Rhodes
Since its doors opened in August 2015, Universal Technical Institute (UTI)-Long Beach has worked toward establishing itself as a vital workforce partner to the automotive industry in Greater Los Angeles.
Guest speaker Assemblyman Ed Chau was on hand to discuss his salvage bill during 2017 Legislative Day.
Every year in April, the California Autobody Association co-hosts CAA/ASCCA/CalABC Joint Automotive Aftermarket Industry Legislative Day as the automotive repair industry in the Golden State lets their voices be heard as they convene at the Capitol in Sacramento.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at Morro Bay High School for a brand new, state of the art body shop. (Michael Colaianni / KCOY photo)
A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on May 5 at Morro Bay High School in CA for a brand new, state of the art body shop.
Abigail Rhoads, right, works on the fender of a car at Jack's Auto Body in Pocatello, ID, as mother Teena Rhoads looks on.
Abigail Rhoads is among the 2,313 students graduating from Idaho State University this spring.
Technicians at Mark Thomas Motors in Albany, OR spent most of two hours removing this cat, named Boots, from the interior of the dashboard assembly of a 2015 Dodge Journey. The cat had wedged itself after a house fire in April sent it outside.
A fluffy orange cat sat in a carrier on the counter in the parts and service department at Mark Thomas Motors in Albany, OR.
Jake White, Main Auto Body assistant manager, surveys the Waverly Duck, which his company will prime before it is painted at the Albany shop. Photo credit: Mark Ylen, Democrat-Herald
As the Waverly Duck is prepped for its refinishing and ultimate resurrection as an Albany, OR landmark, another Waverly Duck has pledged his support from 2,600 miles away.
On April 18th, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) premiered its newest SCRS Education Committee video discussion, filmed at the SEMA Garage in October 2016.
Gerber Collision & Glass has announced the April 19, 2017 opening of a collision repair location in Salem, Oregon.
The Career Technical Education Center (CTEC) in Salem, OR is looking for an industry professional with experience in collision repair to teach high school juniors and seniors.
California is part of a disturbing national trend of increasing auto accidents and mounting repair costs to fix more complicated cars, two Insurance Trade Associations are claiming.
Service King Collision Repair Centers, as part of the organization’s ongoing national growth initiative, has announced further Southern California expansion efforts through a formal partnership with First Class Collision.
Surveillance cameras captured two suspects breaking into the office of O'sung Auto Body and Paint in Kalihi, HI.
Originally an amateur drifting racer, now Zenia Amezquita is all-in when it comes to road racing.
Five days a week and sometimes on Saturdays, Zenia Amezquita, 32, works at Cali Style Auto Body in Hemet, CA as the office manager.