Midwest

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Overland Park, Kan.—This spring ASA Midwest will host its annual Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo in Kansas City, March 5-8, at the Overland Park Convention Center. The industry’s top trainers will gather with shop owners and technicians from 37 states for management and technical...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Company culture, cycle times and SOPs propel profits for independent CARSTAR group Omaha, Neb.—Bob Keith, co-owner of four CARSTAR franchises along with Greg Petersen, managing partner, and Tim Jensen, says being an MSO has its challenges, none of which would dissuade them, however, from...
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:42
ASA-Midwest will award four (4) $1,000 scholarships      Eligibility Requirements:   1. Applicant must have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA in high school and, if currently enrolled in college or votech program, must maintain a 2.0 GPA.   2. Applicant must be currently...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 10:30
Lincoln, Neb.—Many body shops in the Lincoln area exist, making competition fierce, and it’s quality work and customer service that makes the difference. A few shops go the extra mile for their customers, but Steve Rexroth, owner of Miracle Workers Auto Collision Center, takes it a step...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 10:30
Overland Park, Kan.—Nick Sallas started repairing cars in his parents’ garage as a teenager. After 32 years working in the automotive industry, he continues to rely on many of those valuable lessons he learned back then, and quickly discovered that people appreciate honesty and quality...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 10:30
MISSOURI Wicklunds CARSTAR in Liberty hosted a Military Appreciation Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The celebration honored the service of active and inactive military members and their families. The event kicked off with a color guard courtesy of the VFW Liberty Memorial Post 4043, 16-year-old...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Nevada, Iowa.—Durability continues to improve on newer cars, resulting in a number of changes in the aftermarket service and repair world, particularly the machining industry, said Dean Salmons, manager of Midwest Cylinder Head & Machine.  “We went from 100,000 miles when a car...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Raytown, Mo.—Rick Stangl built his business on reputation. Word-of-mouth traveled quickly around South Kansas City, so much so that Stangl turned his weekend wrenching into a full-time job in 1980, opening Rick’s Auto Clinic. He started by working on the cars of family and friends, and...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Wichita rebuilder and installer fine-tunes inventory as applications expand Wichita, Kan.— As with many businesses, what you set out to do is not always where you end up. For Chance Transmissions, it was all race transmissions in the beginning, but co-owner Jeff Long said he rarely sees a...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
KANSAS Avenue Link announced its new automobile loan lead generation solution. Avenue Link is an online marketing company that specializes in the financial services and automotive industries. The company uses a multi-pronged approach of e-mail marketing, pay-per-click advertising and affiliate...
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