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St. Louis, Missouri. August 18, 2017 -- Ranken Technical College is proud to announce that it is now a committed participant in the Mopar CAP LOCAL national program. Ranken’s automotive transportation technology program will partner closely with designated local Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA)...
Start your engines…to celebrate the completion of a $170,000 renovation project designed to improve student learning in the Jefferson College Automotive Technology program, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, August 18, at 9 a.m. in the Automotive Shop located in the Career and...
ILLINOIS The Automotive & Collision Industry Job Fair will be Friday, Sept. 29, at Gateway Motorsports Park, 700 Raceway Blvd., in Madison. The event is held by the St. Louis I-CAR Committee, which has joined forces with NHRA and the U.S. Army Youth & Education Services (Y.E.S.) Program and...
Amy Redfield began in the family business as a teen in the detail department before returning several years later to learn the ropes from her father, Greg, seen with their new 3,000-square-foot detail center.
Festus, Mo. — At the tender age of 18, Greg Redfield, owner of Redfield Collision Center, with locations in Festus and Farmington, Mo., had his sights set on owning and running a collision repair business, realizing that goal only three years later. Now, 41 years down the road, the “school of hard...
As mid-summer approaches, it is time to think of the fall recruiting season! SIU Career Services is excited to host two career fairs during the fall 2017 semester – the STEM Career Fair on Tuesday, September 19 and the University Career Fair on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Both fairs are...
Matt Wilson and his family and crew celebrated the opening of Wilson’s second location of Dents Express in St. Charles. Wilson said his team completed a lot of work to open the location that specializes in light-hit collision repair and refinish work.
ILLINOIS The Automotive & Collision Industry Job Fair will be Friday, Sept. 29, at Gateway Motorsports Park, 700 Raceway Blvd., in Madison. The event is held by the St. Louis I-CAR Committee and is an opportunity to meet hundreds of potential employees from area technical schools. Generated...
Kart racing was a highlight of the evening. Front; Charlie Pokorny (front), from Mobile Magic Auto Body, and Jack Schroeder, from Specialized Collision, get ready to race.
Madison, Ill.—The Gateway Collision Chapter of AASP-MO recently held a meeting at Gateway Motorsports Park and the Kartplex to discuss OEM Certifications. The event, sponsored by Mike Schneider of Axalta Coating Systems, drew 70 participants who were eager to hear the latest recommendations. Livia...
Propst Auto Repair partnered with ACDelco to provide repairs and service to customers who couldn’t normally afford the work. Co-owner Dennis Cordray is seen here with one of the appreciative vehicle owners who were a part of the event.
Festus, Mo.— ACDelco selected Propst Auto Repair, in Festus, Mo., to participate in their recent second annual Day of Service, which partners local charity groups with Professional Service Centers (PSC) to provide free repairs or maintenance to those who could not normally afford it. Most of the...
From left: Owner Bill Morris, Service Adviser Assistant/Receptionist Elena Keller and Service Adviser Brad Eggemeyer say the shop carries a 4.9 out of 5 rating on Sure Critic’s Online Review website.
Oakville, Mo.—Bill Morris, owner of Oakville Automotive, says his shop is on pace for a record year of sales in 2017. Credit for some of that success comes in part to the increased amount of import vehicles being serviced in recent years. “We are an all makes shop that can handle just about...
Kent Eberhart (left) has nearly doubled his shop’s sales volume with the help of Operations Coordinator Jeanna Goodson and General Manager Matt French.
Wood River, Ill.—In the collision repair business, it’s essential to have a paint supplier that can be a partner in the shop’s success, said Kent Eberhart, who’s owned Stock Auto Body since 1987, when he purchased the business from Gary Stock after working for him as a painter. “In our business, we...

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