Minnesota Archives - BodyShop Business
‘Hands-free’ Cellphone Bill Advances in Minnesota Senate

The Minnesota Senate has voted overwhelmingly for a bill barring cellphone use while driving unless the phone is being used in a “hands-free” mode, according to an article by the StarTribune.

1Collision Announces 10th Location in Twin Cities Market

1Collision Network Shop Owner Jerald Stiele has acquired The Collision Center in Golden Valley, Minn., his second location and the 10th 1Collision affiliated location in Minnesota.

1Collision Announces Network Expansion in Minnesota, California

1Collision Network announced the addition of Pearson Auto Body in Shakopee, Minn., and Body Best Collision Center in Suisun City, Calif., to its growing collision repair network.

Meet Terry Koloc: BodyShop Business/ASE Master Collision Technician of the Year

After toiling as a shop owner in the 1980s, Terry Koloc of Norwood Young America, Minn., realized it wasn’t for him. But Koloc decided to stay in the collision repair business – and the industry is better off for it.

1Collision Adds Minnesota Collision Repair Shop, Two Corporate Staff Members

The 1Collision Network announced the addition of Ed’s Collision and Glass in Maple Grove, Minn.

Navy Vet in Minnesota Receives Recycled Ride

Justin Griego and his family have a reliable vehicle, thanks to LaMettry’s Collision – a Minneapolis/St. Paul MSO – along with State Farm, NABC’s Recycled Rides program and local vendor partners.

AASP-Minnesota Recognizes Retired Body Shop Owner Roger Bonn as Honorary Member

Bonn, recently retired from Peter’s Body Shop in St. Cloud, Minn., is only the third AASP-MN member to receive honorary membership.

1Collision Network Enters Minnesota

With the addition of the Minnesota stores, 1Collision, an organization of independent and dealer owned and operated collision repair businesses, now operates in seven states.

Minnesota Body Shop Owner Complains to Local Paper About Steering

Lloyd Van Raden, owner of Lloyd’s Auto Body, says DRPs encourage collision repair facility owners to take shortcuts or use inferior parts.

AASP-MN Announces New Venue for 22nd Annual Golf Outing

Outing will be held on June 14, 2016 at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minn., and over 150 AASP-MN members, employees, vendors and insurance industry representatives are expected to enjoy the day of golf and socializing.

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Minnesota

The company now operates 54 independently-owned franchises and 231 company-owned locations for a total of 285 in 22 states.