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The California Autobody Association (“CAA”) announced that it has completed a successful collaboration with CCC Information Services (“CCC”), helping California auto repairers meet state repair regulations as set by the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR).

Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced on August 17 that A Plus Auto Body, Inc., a Las Vegas auto body shop, pleaded guilty to one count of multiple transactions involving fraud or deceit in the course of an enterprise or occupation, a category “B” felony.

Fix Auto USA has announced its continued expansion with the addition of six new franchise locations.

CAWA--the California Automotive Wholesalers' Association--has announced that Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. will be the exclusive sponsor of their 2016 Gala Dinner in conjunction with the annual AWDA, AAPEX and SEMA trade shows being held in Las Vegas this November.

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West Coast Customs CEO and Founder Ryan Friedlinghaus has announced plans for the all-new West Coast Customs Academy,* the first technical trade school of its kind designed to provide first-class training to those wishing to enter the vehicle aftermarket trades.

CAWA chair of the board, Greg Livingston of All Trade Tools, has appointed Garrison Keller of Parts Authority Metro LLC, to the Association’s board of directors.

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.

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