Regional Coverage

Lean production was one of the first operational improvements made in June 2015 by All Angles Collision Repair General Manager Ken Hunnell, who’s seen here with the northeast location’s color-coded production boards and disassembly cart.
Wichita, Kan.—With aggressive growth over the past few years, All Angles Collision Repair has an almost constant need to fill a large number of staff vacancies for each new location. So in late 2017, General Manager Ken Hunnell implemented a formal staff development program focused on placing...
From left: The first Fort Carson graduates from Changing lanes Falcon Academy are: Specialist Patrick Horn, of Oakland, Calif.; Specialist Adrian Jimenez Cruz, of Salinas, Calif.; and Master Sergeant Robert Apfelbaum and Specialist McKinley Kerns, both of Colorado Springs.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis directed state agencies to develop policies encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles in the state, including a Zero Emission Vehicle program adopted by California, in January after assuming office. The remaining $68 million received from Volkswagen’s diesel emissions...
General manager Phil Carpenter has doubled his shop’s revenues from $600,000 to $1,200,000.
Denver—From technician to advisor and now general manager for Urban Autocare in Denver, Phil Carpenter has been busy in an accelerating automotive career. The devil is in the details, and he manages, hires, and locates prospective employees with a nose for particulars and talent. He developed his...
A 1953 Chevrolet 5 Window, painted by Taylor Olson, of Danner Paint & Autobody, in Joplin, Mo., is featured in Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes 2019 shop calendar.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has released its 2019 shop calendar, showcasing several high quality builds including a 1953 Chevrolet 5 Window, painted by Taylor Olson, of Danner Paint & Autobody, in Joplin, Mo. The Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes 2019 Calendar is available through...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL (January 24, 2019) – The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is hosting a two day career fair on March 29-30 in collaboration with the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA). Held during the Denver Auto Show at the Colorado Convention Center auto dealers and...
Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states may require internet retailers to collect sales taxes even when they have no physical presence in the state. The Court overturned the 1992 “Quill vs. North Dakota” decision, which said that retailers must have a certain level of physical presence...
In 2018, SEMA partnered with Santa Fe Early College Opportunities (Santa Fe ECO) High School for a pilot vehicle build program, which was aimed at high school auto shops, and offered students real-world auto tech skills while promoting the interest and knowledge of young people in accessorization...
Hao Nguyen, senior manager of legal affairs for KPA
Sacramento, Calif.—Many shops and dealerships are registered with the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR), a division within the California Department of Consumer Affairs, but aren’t sure as to what it is and what it does, such as overseeing and regulating service departments, funded by the...
Construction is ongoing for a new career and technology education center. The new building will be home to new classrooms and labs for various technical programs which includes automotive technology.
Overland Park, Kan.—Construction is ongoing at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) for a new career and technology education center. The automotive technology portion of the facility will feature new classrooms, labs, storage, and a 17-bay shop. Included in the install will be three Hunter...
Feb. 2 * Petersen Collector Car Auction, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem. Visit www.petersencollectorcars.com. Feb. 9-10 * 45th annual Corvette & High Performance Meet, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup. Visit www.corvettehp.com. Feb. 15-17 * Spokane International Auto Show, Spokane...

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