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Thursday, 07 March 2019 19:00

Elite Customs Holds Street Party to Celebrate 30 Years in Parker, AZ

Written by John Gutekunst, Parker Pioneer

Elite Customs, the auto body and collision repair shop located at 500 Joshua Ave., has been in business in Parker, AZ, for 30 years.

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 23:46

San Benito, TX, Auto Body Students Learn How to Master Virtual Paint Machine

Written by Alana Hernandez, Valley Morning Star

With its virtual helmet, simulator tower, monitor and hand-held spray gun, it may look like a video game---but it’s actually a virtual spray paint machine.


On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Keshawn Covile, a local teacher from the Dallas, TX, area, experienced a life-changing event: the presentation of a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe to replace her totaled car.

Monday, 04 March 2019 19:22

Dudney St. Auto Shop Location Is Commercially Zoned, But Not for Proposed Use

Written by Mike McNeill,

There’s a wrinkle in the decision made Feb. 18 by the Magnolia, AR, Planning Commission to deny an auto repair shop a variance to operate on North Dudney Street.

Steve Guinn, president/CEO of Hodges Collision Centers, recently announced that Liberty Mutual Insurance named Hodges' Rayford Road location in Spring, TX, the 2019 ‘Shop of the Year’ for the state of Texas.

Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:10

Tahlequah, OK, Collision Repair Program Receives CREF Grant

Written by Staff, Tahlequah Daily Press

The auto collision repair program at Indian Capital Technology Center's Tahlequah, OK, campus was recently notified of being awarded a $1,000 school grant from the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

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