Midwest People & Places - September 2015


On July 25, Craig Van Batenburg, owner of Auto Career Development Center (ACDC), led an all-day hybrid and electric vehicle training class for technicians and trainers across the Midwest. The live, on-car class, hosted by AE Tools in Olathe, focused on advanced hybrid training on all makes and models. The class provided insight on the latest hybrids and EVs, specifics on parts and functionality, and the latest scan tools for hybrid diagnostics.



On July 22, Certified Transmission (CT) opened its newest location at 527 SW 7 Hwy in Blue Springs. The ribbon cutting was arranged by the local Chamber of Commerce, which furnished both ribbon and scissors. Members of the chamber and the mayor attended, as well as local business owners. Around 20 shop owners attended with some of their techs to tour the facility and enjoy the coffee, soda and donuts. There were CT caps and pens given out and a drawing for a couple of CT jackets.



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