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Fix Auto UK Adds Two Collision Repair Centers to Network

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:50:36 +0000

Fix Auto UK announced the addition of two collision repair centers to its network of independently-owned facilities. Both facilities, one in Scotland and the other on the Isle of Wight, are additional locations opened by existing network members. Fix Auto UK announced another addition of Fix Auto Fife to its network in Scotland. The development […]

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Nearly 51 Million Americans to Travel This Thanksgiving, Highest Volume in a Dozen Years

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:00:35 +0000

Road trips account for 89 percent of all travelers, Travel times could be more than three times longer over the holiday week AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel […]

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Serial Litigant Permanently Enjoined From Filing Frivolous ADA Lawsuits in Arizona

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:48:33 +0000

Small business in Arizona that have been the targets of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) litigation may see some relief. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a serial litigant organization will soon be permanently barred from filing frivolous disability lawsuits against Arizona businesses. The settlement comes after Judge David M. Talamante dismissed more than 1,000 […]

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Zenith Education Group Closing Wyotech Campuses

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:12:39 +0000

Collision repair programs in Wyoming, Pennsylvania will close. The Zenith Education Group (Zenith) announced that WyoTech campuses in Laramie, Wyo., Blairsville, Pa. and Daytona Beach, Fla. will cease enrolling new students and be taught out, providing existing student the opportunity to complete their programs. In addition, Zenith will reach out to local educational institutions, nonprofit […]

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Bruce Kings Joins Elite Body Shop Solutions Mentor Team

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:40:19 +0000

Bruce King, founder of Massachusetts-based King Collision Centers and well-known industry leader, has joined the growing team of Elite Mentors at Elite Body Shop Solutions, LLC. “Since retiring from King Collision, it has been an important priority for me to continue contributing to the industry,” said King, whose son Chris is now running the family […]

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Donny Seyfer Named Executive Officer of NASTF

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:32:22 +0000

The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) named Industry veteran Donny Seyfer to replace retiring Skip Potter as NASTF Executive Officer. Seyfer brings more than 30 years’ experience as a technician, shop owner/manager, trainer and 15 years of association and trade show experience to the role. Seyfer has served on several NASTF teams including co-chairing […]

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Registration Open for National Auto Body Council Palm Springs Golf Fundraiser

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:28:20 +0000

Registration is now open for the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) 2018 golf fundraiser. The event takes place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Palm Springs, Calif., at the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort.  Fees for early bird registration – by December 9 – are $700 for a foursome and $185 for individual player.   Regular fees […]

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CIF Announces 8th Annual Gala January 18 in Palm Springs

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:12:13 +0000

The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) announced plans for its 8th Annual Fundraiser Gala, which will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018, between 6-8 p.m at LuLu’s California Bistro, 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, Calif. Tickets can be purchased online at a discount prior to the event. A VIP package that includes […]

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Oregon Collision Repair Shop Sues GEICO Alleging Antitrust

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:22:58 +0000

Lawsuit by Leif’s Auto Collision alleges GEICO and ARX shops engaged in conspiracy to suppress repair costs, refuse to reimburse for diagnostic scans. GEICO had sued collision repair facility in January alleging abusive and intimidating conduct against its adjusters. Portland, Oregon-based Leif’s Auto Collision, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Oregon […]

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Registration Open for 20 University of the Aftermarket Online Courses

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:36:26 +0000

The University of the Aftermarket has opened registration for 20 online courses that will begin either January 15 or March 19. These on-line courses enable motor vehicle aftermarket professionals to sharpen their professional skills and earn continuing education units (CEUs) that can be applied toward their AAP (Automotive Aftermarket Professional) or MAAP (Master Automotive Aftermarket […]

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