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Monte’s Auto Body in CA is High on the Valspar Refinish™ Low VOC System

Painter Arthur Andrade sprays Valspar Refinish Low VOC at Monte’s Auto Body in Lompoc, CA. The product is ideal for their location along the California Central Coast.

 

It’s a story we hear often: shops that are located in close proximity to bodies of water, whether it’s a river, a lake, or the ocean itself, are using a waterborne system, but they just can’t seem to get it to cooperate, especially during hot and humid summer days. In areas like California where Low VOC is mandated, this can be a serious issue, especially during particular times of the year.

 

A small, dilapidated plane once used to train Navy pilots during the Vietnam War era was moved by flatbed truck Wednesday from Naval Base Point Mugu to the Camarillo Airport, where it will get a new lease on life as a teaching tool for high school students.

There are Hollywood movie producers and Broadway show producers. And then there’s Cristopher Santiago Sanchez-Becerra.

Car-O-Liner Hosts Damage Analysis Course at NACE Robert Hornado

Robert Hornedo (far right) visits the Car-O-Liner booth on the NACE | CARS Expo show floor after presenting a course on Damage Analysis on August 12, 2016.

 

Car-O-Liner hosted a course on Damage Analysis at the 2016 NACE | CARS Expo on August 12. The course was presented by Robert Hornedo, owner of Pacific Collision Equipment Co.

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Veteran Cassidy Nolan and his family received a 2015 Chrysler 200 when Mike's Auto Body celebrated its recent expansion at its Napa location on August 9th after a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

 

Mike's Auto Body recently completed an expansion of its Napa location and on August 9th, the company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a vehicle presentation as part of their Benevolence program.

Killer Tools Gives SEMA Preview, Discusses Future of Products
The Killer Tools team, pictured from L to R: Ryan, Stewart, Mario, Gabe, Maggie, Gerry, and Edward.

Autobody News reached out to Killer Tools president Gerry Trueit to learn more about what new products the company will be releasing during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV from November 1 – 4.

From Refugee to Top Technician: The Duc Huynh Story

Duc Huynh is currently mentoring Armando Gonzales (left), a recent tech school graduate who is learning the collision industry at Anderson Behel in Santa Clara, CA.

 

He looks forward to his I-CAR classes, reads repair manuals during his free time, and pursues as many certifications as he possibly can.

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Zamora's Auto Body Celebrates 17 Years

Zamora Auto Body Celebrates 17 Years

Dave Zamora, owner of Zamora's Auto Body in Valley Springs, puts a little elbow grease into his latest repair job. (Photo by Charity Maness)

 

If it’s banged up, beat up or well-loved and in need of a custom paint job, Zamora Auto Body in Valley Springs has got you covered – from bumper to bumper.

CAWA chair of the board, Greg Livingston of All Trade Tools, has appointed Tom Bradley of Advance Auto Parts to the Association’s board of directors.

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).