Midwest

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Overland Park, Kan.—Shop owners and technicians from around the country will have the opportunity to try out the latest in automotive tools and equipment at the upcoming ASA-Midwest Vision Expo, March 6-8, at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park. The 60,000-square-foot expo...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Lee’s Summit, Mo.—As the collision repair industry faces what I-CAR calls a “technical tsunami,” change is coming faster than ever for different materials, repair processes, and electronic components. Along with equipment such as resistance spot welders needed for boron...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Liberty, Mo.—Given choices and reasoning for why repairs or maintenance are suggested, customers are more apt to approve those repairs — and keep coming back, said Shawn Hillman, owner of Toytechs, which works on all models but owes its name to Hillman’s specialty and experience...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Blue Springs, Mo.—With what began as business performing oil changes and the occasional water pump repair and tire sales, Scott’s Auto Express, a NAPA AutoCare Center, has grown into a full-service and repair shop. “We have a well-diversified client base for domestics and imports...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Multi-award winning shop earns repeat customers, referrals and higher average repair orders Overland Park, Kan.—Like a well-oiled machine, things are humming along at Orson’s Auto Worlds, the recently merged operations of Auto Worlds, owned by Ray Motes, and Orson’s Automotive...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Des Moines, Iowa—The fifth Annual Midwest Auto Body Trade Show will be Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Sheraton West Des Moines.  The Midwest Auto Body Trade Show focuses on the collision industry and is bringing the newest and most relevant information and technology to the show. ...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Lenexa, Kan.—The stockpicker forklift is carefully wheeled into the narrow aisle separating pallet racks stacked full of parts and accessories at Long Motor Corp. (LMC), a faint beep signaling that it is aligned with and tracking a guidewire buried in the floor. The technology allows for...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Summit South Auto and NAPA partner to keep clients on the road, techs trained Lee’s Summit, Mo.—In the lobby of Summit South Auto hangs a small sign reading, “Service is our business,” and it’s been there for as long as the owners, Brian Pipes and Bryan Thoreson, can...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Mulvane, Kan.—The 1966 Mustang unveiled by Chris Carlson Hot Rods in the Martin Senour booth at the 2014 SEMA Show showcased the shop’s skills in custom fabrication and extensive body modifications not often seen on a muscle car: a roof “chopped” two inches, quarter panels...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
KANSAS ASA-Midwest is hosting a “Telephone Lead Conversation Tune Up” for the Wichita chapter on Feb. 12. Members will learn how to turn phone call leads into paying customers from Jeremy O’Neal from Advisorfix. The training will be at the BG offices, 740 S. Wichita St. Interested...
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