Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
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.
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.
A man was seriously burned when a car caught fire at a Springfield Township, OH, body shop on the morning of April 4.
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.
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.
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.
Four Minnesota senators have introduced a bill that would ban self-driving cars from state highways and roads unless the automated driving systems were disabled and humans performed all the driving tasks.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt recently asked Kansans to check with their auto dealers or online to see if their vehicle airbags are the subject of a recall following the settlement of a lawsuit with the airbag manufacturer.
Angela Goff Chmura, owner of Goff’s Collision Repair Centers (Waukesha, WI), is among 17 women selected for a 2018 Wisconsin Governor’s Trailblazer Award for Women in Business.
The Missouri House Transportation Committee passed House Bill (HB) 1444. If enacted, HB 1444 would repeal Missouri’s vehicle safety inspection program.