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I-CAR announced that Bill Vocasek, a current I-CAR Instructor, Weld Test Administrator, Lincoln Nebraska Committee Chairperson and an instructor at Southeast Community College in the Auto Collision Repair Program, he was honored with the Founder’s Award for his dedication and service to I-CAR at...
From left: General Manager Kelvin Shearer, Parts Manager Jon Pedersen, and Service Manager Ryan Moudry have been instrumental in overhauling the parts and service departments at Friesen Chevrolet.
Sutton, Neb.—As an outside sales representative for Friesen Chevrolet in 2010, Kelvin Shearer knew an opportunity when he saw one. “It seemed like every shop I would call on in Nebraska and Northern Kansas was saying the same thing — they wanted better delivery service. I made it my goal to make...
Dick Smith Ford Body Shop Manager Marc Miller (right) inspects an F-150 with Technician Ralph “Rufus” Kaat prior to delivery.
Raytown, Mo.—After Dick Smith Ford Body Shop Manager Marc Miller’s 39 years in collision repair, a vehicle’s technology and its repair needs may have changed, but what has remained constant is that business is built on relationships with customers, employees, and insurance companies. His philosophy...
Otto Service owners Andrew and Terri Otto accept the Community Impact Award from Vickie Wolgast, president of the South KC Chamber of Commerce.
Otto Service in Kansas City recently received the BIG Community Impact Award for their part in giving back to the community. The South KC Chamber of Commerce selected eight companies after a nomination round to receive the Community Impact Awards for Kansas City. All Angles Collision Repair has...
Wichita Chapter Meeting: Scan Tool Proficiency Date: May 14, 2019 Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Register Now Event Description: Scan Tool Proficiencypresented in person by Jeff Blysponsored by NAPA Auto Parts & NAPA Autotech Training Today's technicians have access to more data than ever...
Lincoln Chapter Meeting - Sales Plyers and After the Yes Date: May 21, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Website: Click Here to View Flyer Register Now Event Description: 2 Event NightSales Plyers and After the Yespresented in person by David Eschbach Sales Plyers:This is a presentation...
NORFOLK, Neb., April 29, 2019. In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, the State of Nebraska Office of Apprenticeship and Norfolk Public Schools, the technology company Continental has initiated an apprenticeship program for more than 1,200 local high school students. “We welcome the...
LINCOLN, Neb – Residents and business owners in Boone, Buffalo, Custer, Knox, Richardson and Thurston Counties and the Santee Sioux Nation may now apply for disaster assistance for losses resulting from the severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding in March. Additional counties may be...
Brad Harder from Emporia, Kan., was recently awarded the 2019 World Class Technician award.
Brad Harder from Emporia, Kan., was recently awarded the 2019 World Class Technician award. The Auto Care Association, in partnership with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), provide the annual designation to recognize professional technicians who have achieved ASE...
Pre- and post-repair scans are an SOP at Best Body Shop. Owner Clay Hoberecht added the Mitchell Diagnostics system a little more than a year ago. (Photo By Chris Williams)
Wichita, Kan.—For Clay Hoberecht, owner of Best Body Shop, scanning has become just as important to restoring a vehicle’s crashworthiness as following OEM procedures. “We are no longer just repairing bumpers and fenders,” he said. “The electronics that go into your vehicle help protect your life.”...

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