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Friday, 24 March 2017 20:21

Service King Adds to Seattle Footprint

Service King Collision Repair Centers officially announced the company has enhanced its Seattle footprint through a formal partnership with Burien Toyota/Chevrolet Collision Center.

(From left) Javier Valencia, a campus admissions representative from UTI, with James Lobaton, Alan Aldana and Jorge Grajeda


The headquarters at Pro Spot International in Carlsbad, CA, was busier than usual in March when the company hosted a Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) career fair.

Monday, 20 March 2017 22:11

Lobbyist Jack Molodanof Updates CAA on Labor Rate Surveys, Laws

Written by Victoria Antonelli

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CAA lobbyist Jack Molodanof was the featured speaker at the CAA meeting March 2 in Pasadena.


On March 2, California Autobody Association (CAA) lobbyist Jack Molodanof addressed a packed room of industry members gathered at the Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena.

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There are more than 52 employees at the award-winning collision center

Lexus Toyota Carlsbad Collision Center in greater San Diego recently received the prestigious Lexus, Toyota certified shop of the year award.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 22:49

1Collision Network Adds MSO in California

1Collision Network has announced its further expansion in California with the addition of three locations in Berkeley, Oakland, and Richmond.

This month, National AutoBody Research (NABR) will launch a new version of its labor rate survey, specifically tailored to the standardized labor rate survey format defined by the California Department of Insurance (CDI) in their new, recently implemented Auto Body Labor Rate Survey regulations.

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More than 300 people celebrated the Grand Opening of RGI Spray Booth Company's new 60,000 sq. ft. facility in Tracy, CA on Feb. 11.


On February 11, RGI Spray Booth Company opened its second location in Tracy, CA at a Grand Opening that was attended by 300 body shop professionals, product distributors, assorted vendors and guests.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 17:54

Non-Traditional Path Is Tradition for Female Auto Body Student

Written by Bates Technical College

Demry In Shop


For Technical High School student Demry Polum, working in a male-dominated environment doesn’t intimidate her. In fact, it’s in her blood.

Service King Collision Repair Centers® has announced the opening of its 20th location in the greater Los Angeles area.

Service King Collision Repair Centers® has announced that the company has completed a partnership with Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint, located in the greater San Diego metro area.

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