Midwest

Glen Mills, PA – June 23, 2015: It's time to rev up to celebrate Independence Day weekend! How about checking out one of the hottest hot rod shows in the Midwest? It’s the Goodguys 24th Heartland Nationals at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on July 3-5. Axalta Coating Systems, a...
Omaha, Neb.-After 50 years in business, Don & Ron’s CARSTAR Collision Center is not trying to stay the course — it’s trying to top itself year after year. The business won the Omaha Better Business Bureau’s Integrity Award in 2013, was a winner in the Best of Omaha contest by Omaha Magazine in...
Merriam, Kan.—When he was a child, Gregg Cheshire used to take things apart just to see how they worked. He said he also got pretty good at putting them back together, too. That passion inspired him to start a career in the automotive repair industry, where he started like many others, working his...
Omaha, Neb.—Amtech Auto Care Center just may have been the lowest priced auto repair shop in Omaha when Owner Gary Jeck started the business in 1989. That’s because he was “passing the bucks,” saving his customers as much money as possible by installing cheaper parts. And while he said it felt good...
MIDWEST MULTI-REGION 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) are proud to announce the winners of this year’s 3M Hire Our Heroes awards. The winners include students that are currently studying collision repair, and who have served or are currently...
Overland Park, Kan.—The aftermarket has witnessed much change in recent years, from parts proliferation to industry consolidation — and challenges, from “who owns the data” and advancing vehicle technology to technician training. There will be leaders and losers, and the differentiating factor will...
Linn, Mo.—Students involved in SkillsUSA from high schools and post-secondary schools throughout the state got a chance to prove their mettle at the Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference, March 26-28, at the State Technical College of Missouri. Winners in the state contest will...
Shawnee, Kan.— Just 23 miles up the road from Shawnee Mission Ford at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo., the first aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 rolled off of the assembly line in mid-March. It’s one of only two plants in the country building the new truck, and the first mass-produced...

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