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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. 

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 22:40

CA Auto Insurance Appraiser Gets 10 Years for Involvement in Staged Collision Ring

Written by Steven A. Meyerowitz, FC&S Legal

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An auto insurance appraiser in California has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a staged collision ring.

Two Seattle families in need are now on the road to brighter futures thanks to the gift of two newly refurbished vehicles. 

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:51

After Hail Storm Pounds Roundup, MT, Race Is On for Contractors, Repair Businesses

Written by Matt Hudson, Billings Gazette

Roundup, MT, residents are seeing more trucks, trailers and yard signs bearing the names of roofing contractors these days.

Monday, 11 June 2018 20:42

Auto Body Students Refurbish Car for Food Service Worker in San Diego, CA

Written by Marcella Lee, CBS 8

A Hoover High School food service worker has a new, reliable way to get to work, thanks in part to students at a San Diego, CA, high school.

With city ordinances, permits and all of the other paperwork and red tape that go with them, building a collision repair facility from the ground up can be an arduous and sometimes literally impossible task. 

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