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
With automotive officials estimating that as many as 40,000 vehicles were damaged by flooding from Hurricane Florence, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) are warning consumers to be on the lookout for flood-damaged cars being sold as undamaged new or used vehicles.
Two men were convicted of murdering a Bronx, NY, auto body shop owner who turned out to be a confidential informant.
A Jersey City, NJ, man was charged in two elaborate luxury car insurance fraud claims in which he both staged that his vehicle was stolen and participated in a “crash and buy scheme,” Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
The long building with the high ceiling at 126 Northern Blvd. in Chinchilla, PA, has always been associated with the automotive industry.
Wenzel’s Auto Body Inc., located in the Upper Cape area of Massachusetts, has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, for maintaining the tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating automaker brand vehicles.
Months of negotiations have led to a new effort to electrify New Jersey’s transportation sector with a measure that tries to allay “range anxiety” for consumers.
After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Boehm Family Enterprises LLC---doing business as McElwain Brothers Paint and Collision in Ellwood City, PA---has paid $33,731 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 12 mechanics and painters to resolve violations of the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Students at both Schuylkill Technology Centers are working to outfit a former Tastykake delivery truck into a food truck to take to local venues.
Self-driving cars could be on the road in large numbers sooner than anyone expected---possibly by 2021---even if public support for autonomous vehicles appears to be dropping.
The Crawford County Career & Technical Center in Meadville, PA, took center stage Sept. 11 as a group of state and local officials toured the facility, stopping to see nearly all of the school’s 17 programs and to talk with teachers and students along the way.