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Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:30

Billings, MT, Auto Body Shops Soup Up Wheelbarrows for Meals on Wheels

Written by Matt Hudson, Billings Gazette

The Adult Resource Alliance of Yellowstone County, MT, will auction off another group of customized wheelbarrows later in July during its major fundraiser.

If Assembly Bill 2825 (authored by Assembly member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr., Los Angeles) passes, auto repair shops, including collision repairers, will turn into debt collectors---a job that they're not suited for, according to Jack Molodanof, head lobbyist for the California Autobody Association.

Repair shops in Oregon need to be aware of a new law regarding liens that goes into effect Jan. 1.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 18:13

Mike Tolman Single-Handedly Runs Premier Collision Center in ID

Written by Jenni Whiteley, Idaho State Journal

Though most of the profits for Premier Collision Center in Pocatello, ID, come from insurance claim repairs, owner Mike Tolman’s real passion is obvious---renovating award-winning, souped-up, glammed-up, “violent” hot rod cars.

Laura Salas, 28, graduated from Contra Costa College's automotive collision repair technology department, located in San Pablo, CA, in 2010. 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 23:07

North Idaho Collision Repair Center Opens in Bonners Ferry

Written by Melinda Brinkman, Kootenai Valley Times

North Idaho Collision Repair Center celebrated its grand opening with the community on Friday, June 22. 

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