Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia
U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-AL, along with Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN, reintroduced the Automotive Jobs Act Jan. 15, which would delay the 25 percent tariff on imported vehicles and auto parts proposed by President Donald Trump, according to a press release from Jones’ office.
On Jan. 19, Russ Swift of Fantastic Finishes, a luxury collision repair center, partnered with Sheriff Ric Bradshaw of the Palm Beach County, FL, Sheriff’s Office to refurbish and gift a 2018 Dodge Caravan to The Hometown Foundation for Sebastian Castano, one of the organization’s Dream Riders.
A program that Morgan County Schools wants to turn into an employment pipeline for the planned Mazda Toyota plant in Greenbrier has been recognized as an educational model.
State Rep. Jason Fischer filed the first autonomous vehicle---aka self-driving car---legislation of the 2019 Legislative Session.
A Decatur, GA, auto body shop owner pleaded guilty Jan. 14 to staging car crashes and inflicting intentional damage on customers' cars to pocket larger insurance payments.
A 20-year-old Macon, GA, man was arrested Jan. 16 in connection to a burglary and entering auto investigation of a local business.
Gerber Collision & Glass recently announced the Jan. 9, 2019 opening of a location specializing in the repair of large commercial vehicles, semi trucks, buses and recreational vehicles in Cayce, SC.
On Dec. 7, 2018, the Supreme Court of Alabama reversed a decision for summary judgment in a case over a fire at an auto body shop.
On Dec. 14, the holidays got a little brighter for a Fort Eustis soldier and single father.
On Dec. 6, the Knoxville I-CAR Committee met for lunch at Calhoun’s on the River in Knoxville, TN, for a presentation by special guest speaker Tom McFinch, I-CAR business development manager for the southeast region, and to elect the group’s 2019 officers.