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August 2014 - River Valley People & Places

ILLINOIS

The Auto & Truck Recyclers of Illinois 2014 Convention and Trade Show is Sept. 19-20, at the Embassy Suites East Peoria Hotel and Conference Center. Seminars and events include Parts Trader, speakers Rob Rainwater and Dan Bruner, airbag and forklift training, a tour of Neal Auto Parts, and a tour and dinner at Behr Iron & Metal in Peoria. Contact Michelle Lechner at 877-880-2874 or e-mail, illautorecyclers@aol.com.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Bridgeton, Mo.—Third-generation shop owner Jon Parmentier grew up in the collision repair business, and he still has family who are running two other shops. And even with more than 20 years of experience under his belt, there’s much for him to gain out of belonging to a trade...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
St. Charles, Mo.—Shop owners will be able to preview tools, equipment and services for their shop during an exclusive owners-only preview at the free trade show sponsored by the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Missouri (AASP-MO.) AASP-MO’s 33rd annual EXCEL Automotive Trade...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Maryland Heights, Mo.—As Bob’s Transmission & Automotive Service celebrates 25 years in business, it’s adapted to market demands, said Rob Fox, who owns and operates the business with his sister, Jodie Triplett, and his mother and office manager, Judy. His father, namesake and...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Terre Haute, Ind.—Scheid Diesel driver Jared Jones stages his Spitzer dragster, the 5.9 Cummins growling and the oversized turbo whistling as it builds boost. Just 6.46 seconds later after breaking the starting beam, a plume of black smoke out of the stack trailing behind, he’s through...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Crestwood, Mo.—Like a favorite pair of worn-in jeans, the petroleum memorabilia and photos dating back nearly 70 years are comfortable and familiar to Walnut Park Auto Body & Restoration’s repeat clientele, said Ray Maserang III, who is third-generation owner of the business with...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Highland, Ill.—After 30 years in business, Keith Frank, owner of Keith’s Automotive Center, said the shop recently had its best month in more than five years, which he attributes to the shop’s focus on customer service and sales processes. “It all starts at the front counter...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Owensville, Mo.—Tom Reed doesn’t want to jinx himself, but business is good — maybe too good, if that’s possible. But just a little more than a year after moving his automotive repair shop, Midwest Auto Service Center, to a spacious former John Deere dealership and adding a...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
ILLINOIS Jay Smith, who is a body, frame and suspension technician for Zara’s Collision Center, has been recognized for 25 years of service with the organization. The announcement was made by Brad Zara, president of Zara’s Collision Center. Smith is a graduate of Southeast High School,...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 09:13
Cortland, NY (June 24, 2014) – The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is aware of news reports that Complete Hydraulic Service & Equipment Sales, Inc. of Franklin, Ind., is under investigation by the FBI. Complete Hydraulic Service & Equipment Sales, Inc. is not an ALI member and does...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Hazelwood, Mo.—Offering Mercedes-Benz owners affordable dealership-quality service and parts while explaining their vehicle’s often complex needs in terms the customer will understand is the specialty of Luxury Car Service, husband-and-wife Co-owners Ed and Regena Richardson said....
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