Midwest

“Thanks to local leaders and industry professionals, we rebuilt the mid-Missouri area to infuse a positive energy back into the region,” says Elisabeth Sobczak, I-CAR performance training coordinator.
Columbia, Mo.—The new Mid-Missouri I-CAR Committee has hit the ground running with its recent first meeting to identify the needs of the state’s collision repairers and schools. “Today’s vehicles are more complex than ever,” said Elisabeth Sobczak, I-CAR performance training coordinator. “To repair...
Brian Stevens, of Truck Center Companies Omaha, in Gretna, Neb., is the Freightliner/Western Star/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year.
Three Midwesterners were among 47 automotive professionals recognized in November at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the ASE in San Diego. Brian Stevens, of Truck Center Companies Omaha, in Gretna, Neb., is the Freightliner/Western Star/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year; Pronto...
Yingling’s Auto Service, Topeka, Kan., had its website, yinglings.com, selected as a Top 10 site.
Yingling’s Auto Service, Topeka, Kan., has been selected as an annual Top 10 website by ASA and AutoInc. magazine. Since its inception, AutoInc.’s Top 10 contest has served as a guide to help member-shop owners create a site that proactively promotes their business through cost-effective digital...
David and Lauren Keeton converted to digital inspections in November at Keeton Auto Repair.
Overland Park, Kan.—It takes some adjustment to move from a paper inspection form, but with the tablet-based “digital inspection,” repair shops can confidently sell additional repairs. Husband-and-wife team David and Lauren Keeton, who started Keeton Auto Repair in August 2016, went completely  ...
Sticking to OEM repair procedures has earned Best Body Shop owner Clay Hoberecht praise from his customers and friction from insurers.
Wichita, Kan.—“Design-based repair” is a phrase that Clay Hoberecht, owner of Best Body Shop, said neatly describes the duty of today’s collision repair shop: to use OEM parts and procedures to restore as-built crashworthiness. He picked up the catchy phrase in talking with a representative at...
CHARLOTTE (November 20, 2017) --  The CARSTAR Omaha locations helped make the upcoming holiday season special for one community organization this year, presenting the keys to a minivan to a Salvation Army chaplain during their annual Tree of Lights Kickoff last Friday night in Omaha. Recycled Rides...
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – November 20, 2017 – Big O Tires®, one of North America's largest retail tire franchisors with more than 400 independently-owned and operated locations in 23 states, is pleased to recognize the expansion of the brand in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri in partnership...
Billie Estes of Estes Collision & Towing LLC in Miami, Oklahoma were selected from thousands of participants at the 2017 SEMA Show to receive a Spanesi Q5.2 welder that was raffled from the SCRS booth.
Prosser, Washington, November 16, 2017 - The SEMA Show has been touted as one of the best venues to explore opportunity for the collision repair industry, and the 2017 Show floor reinforced the possibilities that exist. As a long-running tradition at the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (...
AWARDS APPLICATIONS Service Facility of the YearThis award spotlights a single shop's efforts to promote professionalism in the automotive service industry, and judges review the business's practices, industry and association participation, community involvement and physical appearance of the...
Stilwell, Kansas— There are more than 5.8 million vehicle collisions a year.  In crashes where minutes can spell the difference between life and death, first responders to the accident scene need up to date training so they can act quickly and safely! The First Responders Emergency Extrication (F.R...

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