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Last Build Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:13:24 +0000

 



Web-Est Launches Mobile-Friendly Collision Estimating Software

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:13:24 +0000

Web-Est announced the release of Pro-Estimator, a completely mobile-friendly estimating software program, built specifically to work on any device with an internet connection. “When we set out to build Pro-Estimator, our goal was to develop collision estimating software that can transition seamlessly between mobile, tablet and PC interfaces without the need to download or purchase […]

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Jason Levine Named Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:07:31 +0000

The Center for Auto Safety, the non-profit organization providing consumers a voice for auto safety, quality, and fuel economy, announced the appointment of Jason K. Levine as its new Executive Director. Mr. Levine succeeds the late Clarence M. Ditlow III. Levine, a consumer protection attorney, has held leadership positions in three federal agencies, including Chief […]

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Toyota Pilot Testing Car Sharing Platform in Hawaii

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:01:59 +0000

New suite of software and services designed to enable dealers and distributors to launch car share programs in local markets Toyota and Servco Pacific Inc. have partnered to test a new car-sharing technology in Honolulu, Hawaii. The suite of software and services is an important part of Toyota’s Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) which will offer […]

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UTI Expands Welding Technology Program to Arizona Campus

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:53:43 +0000

Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) announced the expansion of its new Welding Technology program to the UTI-Avondale campus in the Phoenix area. Classes are scheduled to begin in January 2018. “UTI-Avondale will be the second UTI campus to offer the Welding Technology program, and more will follow,” said Michael Romano, UTI-Avondale campus president. “This is an […]

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Service King Acquires Collision Repair Center in Pennsylvania

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:44:30 +0000

Avondale repair facility is MSO’s 17th in the Commonwealth Service King Collision Repair Centers announced the acquisition of Abernethy’s Auto Body located at 834 Gap Newport Pike in Avondale, Pa. 40 miles southwest of Philadelphia. The facility is Service King’s 17th location in Pennsylvania. With this latest acquisition, Service King operates 330 collision repair centers […]

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Fiat Chrysler Joins with BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye on Autonomous Driving Platform

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:17:54 +0000

Goal is to bring highly automated and fully automated driving solutions to market by 2021. BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to be the first automaker to join them in developing a an autonomous driving platform for global […]

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Texas Auto Body Trade Show August 25-26 in Dallas

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:03:01 +0000

The Auto Body Association of Texas and the Houston Auto Body Association will hold their third Annual trade show on August 25-26 at the Hurst Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Details about the Texas Auto Body Trade Show, including a schedule of events, are available online.  “This is what our associations are all about, sharing […]

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Former CARSTAR Training Center in Kansas Now Locally-Owned and Operated Collision Repair Center

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:53:28 +0000

CARSTAR announced that CARSTAR Metcalf in Stillwell, Kan., its former corporate training center, is now locally-owned and operated. “We have direct repair relationships with more than 20 insurance partners,” said Steve Hahn, CARSTAR Metcalf owner. “Now that this location is locally owned, I want to be even more involved in the community.” Hahn said he […]

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IAA Expands Facilities in Six States Across U.S.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:38:51 +0000

Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), a business unit of KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR), announced the expansion of facilities in six states across the U.S. The more than 50 acres of additional land are located in strategic markets where customer demand is rapidly increasing and projected to continue. “We partner very closely with our customers, […]

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Service King Adds Collision Repair Center in California

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:29:25 +0000

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced it acquired Valley Motor Center Auto Body located at 14954 Oxnard St. in Van Nuys, Calif. The facility is Service King’s 30th in the region and 42nd in California. “Valley Motor Center has a long, rich history of providing premier collision repair service to San Fernando Valley motorists,” said […]

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