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TechForce Announces Griffin Howland FutureTechs Rock Grand Prize Winner

April 24th, 2020 by

The TechForce Foundation announced the 2020 FutureTechs Rock Awards Grand Prize Winner is Griffin Howland, a senior in high school attending Pickens County Career and Technology College, in Liberty, S.C. TechForce the award to honor our student community and recognize those who have a promising future and will shape the transportation industry. Griffin’s nominator stated, […]

Absent Traffic Jams, Many Drivers Getting More Reckless

April 24th, 2020 by

Emptier streets may be encouraging some drivers to flaunt traffic safety laws, including speed limits. Despite there being far fewer vehicles on the road due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, state highway safety officials across the country are seeing a severe spike in speeding. Many states have reported alarming speed increases, with some noting a significant […]

Driven Brands Announces Acquisition of Fix Auto USA Collision Repair Franchisor and Auto Center Auto Body

April 24th, 2020 by

Driven Brands Announces Acquisition of Fix Auto USA Collision Repair Franchisor and Auto Center Auto Body Franchise operator adds 150 franchise collision repair centers to its network and 10 company owned stores. Driven Brands today officially announced its acquisition of Fix Auto USA (FUSA) and Auto Center Auto Body, Inc. (ACAB). The addition adds nearly […]

Estimate Tips

April 24th, 2020 by

Estimating Tip: Mitchell – Additional related refinish material calculations Auto Paint Materials Calculation: De-nib & Finesse, Finish Sand and Buff and Mask for Overspray, while coming on the estimate as a “Refinish” Labor Type, do not contribute to the materials calculation when using the “Rates” method. While those operations use materials, it is not at […]

Charity Car Lives On

April 15th, 2020 by

I got a call from a gentleman named Bill in Mount Vernon, Va.  the other day who recently purchased a TR6. He found a MORROBUILT engine plaque #24 in the glove box and tracked me down thanks to Google.   Bill shared his Triumph history with me and said he purchased a new British Racing […]

ASTE April 2020 Update

April 15th, 2020 by

ASTE will be held September 24-26, 2020 at the recently renovated Embassy Suites Convention Center in Cary, NC. This is the largest show of its kind on the east coast with nationally known speakers. We have added all day seminars on Thursday with a total seminar selection of over 50 technical and management choices. Speaker […]

COVID 19

April 15th, 2020 by

COVID 19 By now, just about every business has been impacted by the Corona Virus outbreak. Most small towns, large cities, states and over 180 countries have been impacted by this deadly virus. There is plenty of information being released by the government detailing how to keep you and your family safe. The government has […]

Stein: Scammers already phishing for NC residents’ federal checks

April 15th, 2020 by

Stein: Scammers already phishing for NC residents’ federal checks Scammers are already positioning to exploit North Carolina residents as they receive stimulus checks as part of the federal coronavirus response, Attorney General Josh Stein told Carolina Public Press in a phone interview. Whenever there is money to be made, unscrupulous people “come out of the […]

FBI Sees Rise in Fraud Schemes Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 15th, 2020 by

Scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money, your personal information, or both. Don’t let them. Protect yourself and do your research before clicking on links purporting to provide information on the virus; donating to a charity online or through social media; contributing to a crowdfunding campaign; purchasing products online; or giving up […]