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Friday, 02 February 2018 23:30

Kniesel’s Collision Rings in 50 Years in Northern CA

Written by Mackenzie Myers, Placer Herald

Richard Kniesel’s life has revolved around starting over---taking something broken in a sudden turn of events, and making it shine again.

The Long Beach, CA, campus of Universal Technical Institute (UTI) hosted a professional development seminar for high school instructors from Southern California and across the United States.

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udelv, a Burlingame, CA, company, pulled the wraps off its autonomous, last-mile delivery vehicle Jan. 30 and made the world's first public road test deliveries from Draeger's Market in San Mateo to two nearby customers.

On Jan. 26, more than 60 guests attended a VIP reception to celebrate the inaugural Welding Technology Program at Universal Technical Institute (UTI) - Rancho Cucamonga.

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National Auto Body Council members gave a Palm Springs, CA, single mother of six much to look forward to in 2018 by giving her keys to a practically brand-new 2017 Toyota Camry.

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A bill which effectively gives the stamp of approval to the kind of labor rate misbehavior new California regulations sought to check has effectively died, but its author on Monday said she plans to introduce a new version addressing stakeholder concerns.

A proposed revision of Assembly Bill 1679 is a step forward from its wildly flawed predecessor, but an analysis of the text and a discussion with the California Autobody Association lobbyist reveals the bill remains tilted towards insurers at the expense of consumers and collision repairers.

Consumer Watchdog urged Assembly member Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles) to withdraw legislation backed by State Farm Insurance because it "will irreparably harm policyholders who seek to repair their vehicles financially and, potentially, cost many consumers their safety, and even their lives."

Thursday, 18 January 2018 19:33

Leon’s Car Care Center in CA Improves Auto Tech Skills

Written by Staff, The Times-Standard

Leon’s Car Care Center staff collectively completed more than 100 years of continuing auto technology education in the fiscal year of 2016--17.

Thursday, 18 January 2018 18:01

Tualatin, OR, Scout Launches Tool Drive for World of Speed

Written by Jeff Zurschmeide, Portland Tribune

The World of Speed motorsport museum is known for its educational mission, introducing area high school students to the world of auto repair.

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