Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
On May 2, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Discount Auto Sales LLC will pay $125,000 in restitution and attorney’s fees after selling unsuspecting customers previously wrecked cars that had been declared a total loss.
Gary Murray, of Gary’s Auto Body and 24-hour Towing, with his award winning 1958 Chevrolet Impala and his first place plaque from the 24th Annual Winter National Chevrolet Convention in Orlando, Florida in February.
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The Every 15 Minutes Program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks, by staging a realistic reenactment of a serious accident.
Scott Drake’s 1965 Ford Mustang has undergone its third restoration since he paid $300 for it when he was 16 years old
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The grand opening took place at the Spring Mountain Road location in Las Vegas
Maaco expanded into the Las Vegas, NV market with the addition of two new locations under new ownership. Customers were invited to come out for the grand opening celebration with a BBQ, music, a car show, and more on April 2.
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The Auto Glass Fraud Law changes of HB 2500 or SB1162 were stopped in the Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee of the Arizona Senate on March 17th, 2016.
Service King Collision Repair Centers announced on April 5 the opening of its 22nd repair center in Southern California.
Ryan Friedlinghaus, owner of West Coast Customs. Photos by Victoria Antonelli, Autobody News
On April 19, Autobody News attended Spring Fling 2016 at the West Coast Customs Showroom in Burbank, CA. The interactive event previewed all that is new and exciting in tech, luxury automotive, fashion, eateries, and nutrition, with more than 20 different brands participating.
Partnership is “#1” in helping students land successful careers in the automotive industry.
L to R: Greg Palazzo, Matt Jarvis, Jim Hagan, Don Cushing (Bald Hill DCJ) with party characters at the MMG party reception.
Parts and service directors across the country gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada March 29-April 1 for the Mopar Masters Guild (MMG) annual meeting. Susan McDaniel, newly elected president of MMG, said that communication was the main item on the agenda.
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The Wesco Group Inc. announced on March 30 the acquisition of St. Anthony's Supply's warehouse and six jobber stores, located throughout the state of Idaho and Utah.
Auto Care Association Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs, Aaron Lowe, testified on behalf of the association, Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE) and California Automotive Wholesalers Association (CAWA) before the California Senate Judiciary Committee on March 15, warning legislators about the impact of vehicle telematics on the auto care industry.