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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:33

Vehicles Damaged in Western Iowa After Hailstorm

Written by Staff, WOWT

While the snow has been marching in the path of the severe weather from April 13, western Iowa is tallying losses from high winds and hail.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 18:56

Bates Collision Stands by Quality Work for 30+ Years in IL

Written by Robyn Gautschy, The Register-Mail

Steve Bates got into the auto body business a step at a time. 

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 16:06

Hackleman Auto Collision Repair in Avon, IN, Recognized for Longevity

Written by Staff, The Flyer Group

Avon, IN, businesses recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award at the statehouse for their contributions to the community, according to State Reps. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) and Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton).

The Missouri House Rules Committee passed House Bill (HB) 1444 on April 10 with a vote of 7 to 4. 

Friday, 13 April 2018 20:09

Rapid City, SD, Auto Businesses Join to Fix Veteran’s Car

Written by Molly Barari, Rapid City Journal

It was an uneventful winter’s day at the salvage business where Lauri Beardsley worked. 

Friday, 13 April 2018 16:42

Fire Guts Detail Shop of Dave’s Autobody in Galesburg, IL

Written by Robert Connelly, The Register-Mail

Dave’s Autobody’s detail shop, 2171 Grand Ave. in Galesburg, IL, was ravaged by fire early the morning of April 7, but the flames did not spread to the paint shop or the main structure.

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 21:56

Man Seriously Burned in Car Fire at Springfield Twp., OH, Body Shop

Written by Staff, FOX19 NOW

A man was seriously burned when a car caught fire at a Springfield Township, OH, body shop on the morning of April 4.

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 16:35

Michigan Auto Insurance Rates to Increase 13% per Vehicle

Written by Vera Hogan, Tri-County Times

The assessment paid by auto insurance companies to the Michigan Catastrophic Claim Association (MCCA) will be $192 per insured vehicle for the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. This is an increase of $22, or 13 percent over the 2017--2018 assessment of $170.

Monday, 09 April 2018 21:57

Techs of Tomorrow: Vet Enrolls in Auto Body Courses at Waubonsee in IL, Becomes Tech

Written by Victoria Antonelli

After serving in both the Marines and the Coast Guard, Richard Gray said he decided to pursue a career in auto body because of the need for technicians and his enjoyment of the work. 

Monday, 09 April 2018 17:37

Big Wheels Customs Offers Collision Repair Work, More in Lafayette, IN

Written by Kathleen Merrill, The Lafayette Leader

A bonus about spending time with Big Wheels Customs owner Orlando Lopez is getting good ideas about how to run a successful business and have a happy life.

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