Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine
Massive chunks of hail dented cars and shattered windshields in Susquehanna County, PA, on May 15.
More than 21 automotive collision industry businesses and organizations came together at Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus in Downington, PA, for the fourth annual Auto Collision Experience (ACE).
Ask Burnie Gordon, owner of Precision Autobody in Hancock, ME, how he feels about the labor market in the area, and you may get a sardonic chuckle.
“Make integrity your first priority,” said Dave Illg, owner of Dave Illg’s Collision Repair Center in Nashua, NH. “Charge for what you do, don’t charge for what you don’t do, treat everyone with respect and your shop can’t help but be successful.”
H&V Collision Center has begun its annual campaign warning students about the dangers of distracted driving.
Amid an uproar among Bronx, NY, automotive businesses, the city’s Department of Small Business Services announced the availability of financial assistance for the auto body shops that might be forced to relocate after the City Council passed a rezoning for the Jerome Avenue corridor in April.
According to a newly released research brief by the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), the negative impacts of 20 pieces of legislation promoted by the Auto Body Association of Rhode Island (ABARI) that have become law since 2003 and the new ABARI-supported legislation (H-8013, S-2679) would micromanage the claims process by banning the use of high-quality aftermarket parts for collision repairs.
JN Phillips Auto Glass recently announced its continued growth in the Northern New England market through the acquisition of Car Glass of New England.
A Brick Township, NJ, police officer on patrol the night of April 29 stopped to help what appeared to be a disabled motorist. However, upon investigation the driver turned out to be a suspected car thief.