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Memorial Day Travel at Highest Level Since 2005

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:05:28 +0000

AAA projects 39.3 Million Americans are expected to travel during Memorial Day weekend. Automobile travel will grow by 2.4 percent. AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That is one million more travelers than last year taking to the roads, skies, rails and […]

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Career and Technical Education Faces Cuts in President’s FY18 Budget

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:59:51 +0000

Cuts, if approved by Congress, could impact collision repair training programs at high schools. Collision repair training programs in high schools would possibly face cuts under the budget proposed by the Trump Administration this week for Fiscal Year 2018 that begins in October 2017. The Administration is requesting $976.9 million to support career and technical […]

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Service King Hired 250 Veterans through Mission 2 Hire Initiative

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:15:28 +0000

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced it eclipsed another milestone by surpassing 250 successful hires through its ongoing veterans initiative – Mission 2 Hire. Mission 2 Hire is Service King’s official veterans outreach campaign actively recruiting and hiring U.S. Armed Forces veterans, military spouses and active duty personnel. The initiative continues to outpace its original […]

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P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse Adds Location in the Orlando

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:06:22 +0000

P.B.E. Jobbers Warehouse, Inc. (P.B.E.) announced that the grand opening of its newest location in Orlando, Fla. will be June 19. The new facility will be P.B.E.’s seventh. The new 39,000 sq. ft. facility is located at 11205 Satellite Blvd, and will serve distributors throughout the market. “P.B.E.’s success can be attributed to the philosophy […]

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Collision Repair Labor Rates for Aluminum Show Wide Variation by Market in the U.S.

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:00:01 +0000

Our comparison of average steel body and structural labor rates to cosmetic aluminum and structural rates shows wide variations by Metropolitan Statistical Area. As collision repair facilities have invested in aluminum repair capabilities, by far one of the most common questions we get from readers on both the repair and insurance side of the industry, […]

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US Department of Labor Announces Insurance Claim Apprenticeship Program at The Hartford

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:34:33 +0000

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that The Hartford welcomed the first cohort of apprentices to its newly launched insurance apprenticeship program at a ceremony in Hartford, Conn. Part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s ApprenticeshipUSA program, The Hartford is partnering with the Connecticut Department of Labor, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Capital Community College […]

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Australia’s Capital S.M.A.R.T. Adds Collision Repair Center in New South Wales

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:30:24 +0000

Capital S.M.A.R.T announced it our newest site in Ingleburn, New South Wales . The new site is the company’s 11th collision repair center  in New South Wales and over 40 locations in  Australia and New Zealand. Group Operations Director of S.M.A.R.T, Jim Vais, stated that he was excited about the customer benefits that the new […]

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ASA’s Connected CARS Provides High-Level Look at New Vehicle Technology

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:24:40 +0000

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held its first Connected CARS event May 18-19 in Detroit. The event provided an in-depth look at the technical aspects of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The event featured 108 attendees, including shop owners, technicians, educators, engineers and industry VIPs interested in rapidly evolving vehicle technology and testing. Trainers […]

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Mike Black Named President and COO at Dent Wizard

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:21:31 +0000

Dent Wizard International announced the promotion of Mike Black to president, in addition to his current position as chief operating officer. Black replaces Terry Koebbe as president. Koebbe retains his position as chief executive officer. In this role, Black will have more comprehensive responsibility and authority over Dent Wizard’s domestic and international operations, and will […]

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Service King Acquires Collision Repair Center in Colorado

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:18:23 +0000

New location is Service King’s sixth in the state and its 324th in the U.S. Service King Collision Repair Centers announced the acquisition of Wilson’s Auto Collision Inc., located at 4365 E. Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs, Colo. The facility is Service King’s sixth location in state. Wilson’s Auto Collision joins the Service King organization with […]

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