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
Nine members of a drug gang have been indicted by the feds for selling heroin out of Bronx, NY, auto body shops.
Municipal officials in Freehold Borough, NJ, are preparing to amend the borough’s redevelopment plan in a portion of the downtown district to permit motor vehicle repair garages, auto body repairs and painting, and tire sales.
Ulster BOCES means different things to different people. For James Schrowang, enrolling in the Port Ewen, NY, school’s auto collision technology program meant having a teacher who mentored him and provided him with the technical skills he needed to be successful in the industry.
Gerber Collision & Glass recently announced it is entering its 27th state with the acquisition of a multi-store operation consisting of 18 collision repair centers located in New York.
On Feb. 26, Ulster BOCES auto collision technology students learned about cutting-edge industry techniques and products used by today’s repair technicians.
Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., along with state and local officials, recently hosted a demonstration of autonomous vehicle technology at the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown.
While a strong economy means Granite Staters are finding work, it doesn’t mean applicant skills evenly match market demands. Many of the trades continue to find themselves with an aging workforce and a shortage of candidates with the right skills.
Teri Langlois’ car problems started in August, when she bought a red 2012 Focus for $8,000 from Formula Ford in Rutland.
Faulkner Collision Center of Lancaster, PA, was recently awarded the prestigious On Your Side Showmanship of Excellence Award by Nationwide Insurance.