Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.