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Steve Wood, second from right, represented the Texas Chemical Council (TCC) when presenting BASF its Best in Texas Award. BASF representatives on hand to receive the awards were, from left, Tom Yura, Steve Reed, Bob Brennecke, Bryan Stewart and Leonard Schooler.

ADESA, a vehicle auction operator, has signed a 20-year lease for a new auction center at the Dallas Logistics Hub with The Allen Group, the site's San Diego-based developer. The facility will be built on 175 acres at the northwest corner of Wintergreen Road and North Lancaster Hutchins Road in Hutchins, Texas.

A report by an automobile insurer concludes that Oklahoma City drivers are less likely than Tulsa drivers to be involved in traffic collisions.

El Paso County sued Gemini's Body Shop on Friday, alleging the auto body shop engaged in misleading business practices that harmed consumers trying to get their cars repaired, a statement from the county attorney's office said.

Caliber Collision Centers, an Irvine, Calif.-based operator of collision repair facilities in California and Texas, announces the acquisition of a 19,000 square foot facility in Bedford, Texas located in the busy Grubbs Family of Dealerships that includes Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep and Infiniti dealers.

by Jeff Postelwait, Tulsa World

Tulsa resident Bill Knight purchased five automotive dealerships formerly owned by Penske Automotive Group Inc. as well as two collision repair shops Thursday. United Ford's south Tulsa location, Jaguar of Tulsa, and Lincoln Mercury of Tulsa, all near Memorial Drive near the Creek Turnpike; and Volvo of Tulsa and United Hummer at 41st Street and Memorial were included in the purchase.