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From left: The front office staff at Premium Collision Center includes I-CAR-trained Estimators Miguel Lugo and Andy Arabatlian, Jack Balyan, co-owner, Luis Raco, production manager, and Linda Marin, customer service rep, who provide live collision assistance and 24-hour customer service.
West Hollywood, Calif.—By now, nearly everyone in the collision industry is aware of the Oct. 2, landmark judgment against John Eagle Collision Center, in Dallas, for not following OEM-specified procedures when it replaced a Honda Fit’s hail-damaged roof with adhesive bonding, not welds. A...
Blue Streak named UTI student Daniel McMahon as a recipient of its $5,000 scholarship.
David Pajon, of G&C Autobody, accepted an “Award of Distinction” presented posthumously to his uncle, Gene Crozat, at an award ceremony in Las Vegas in early November. The award recognized Crozat, who died in late 2016, and his business for charitable work, including providing a day at...
Sticking to OEM repair procedures has earned Best Body Shop owner Clay Hoberecht praise from his customers and friction from insurers.
Wichita, Kan.—“Design-based repair” is a phrase that Clay Hoberecht, owner of Best Body Shop, said neatly describes the duty of today’s collision repair shop: to use OEM parts and procedures to restore as-built crashworthiness. He picked up the catchy phrase in talking with a representative at...
From left: Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, in Turlock, was installed as the CAWA 2018 Chair of the Board. Other officers pictured who were installed include Vice – Chair Dan Hanson Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company; Secretary Tom Seboldt of O’Reilly Auto Parts; and Immediate Past Chair Michael Antonelli of Vantage Marketing Global.
Las Vegas—The CAWA Annual Membership Dinner, held in conjunction with Industry Week in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, raised $24,705 for the CAWA Memorial Scholarship Fund, generated from the event’s live auction and raffle. Ted Wise, former co-president and COO of O’Reilly Auto Parts, provided the...
Hello from Southern Illinois University Carbondale! As the fall semester draws to a close, it is time to think of the spring 2018 recruiting season! SIU Career Services is excited to host the Spring 2018 Job and Internship Fair scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the...
Dec. 3 * 16th annual Jingle Bell Cruz/Toys 4 Tots Drive, Triple X Drive-in, Issaquah, Wash. Call 425-392-1266. Dec. 3 * Cruise for Tots, Chinese Auction & Car Show, Yelm,  Wash. Call 360-894-3951. Jan. 22-25 * Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week 2018, The Mirage, Las Vegas. Visit www.hdaw.org. Jan. 25-...
SONOMA, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2017) – Sonoma Raceway has taken the checkered flag on its 17th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, distributing more than 4,400 pounds of non-perishable food to Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH) and the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB). This year’s 4,486-pound donation brings...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California new vehicle market continues to vary as new motor vehicle sales continue to go up in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay, outpacing the rest of the state through the third quarter of 2017. The two regions have enjoyed a combined 3 percent increase over 2017...
CHARLOTTE (November 20, 2017) --  The CARSTAR Omaha locations helped make the upcoming holiday season special for one community organization this year, presenting the keys to a minivan to a Salvation Army chaplain during their annual Tree of Lights Kickoff last Friday night in Omaha. Recycled Rides...
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – November 20, 2017 – Big O Tires®, one of North America's largest retail tire franchisors with more than 400 independently-owned and operated locations in 23 states, is pleased to recognize the expansion of the brand in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri in partnership...

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