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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – Dave DeCourcey’s peers announced and awarded the inaugural ASA-Midwest Dave DeCourcey Next Generation Scholarship during the 2017 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas.  The award was established in honor of Dave DeCourcey, a long-time automotive service...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The VISION awards committee announced and awarded the inaugural ASA-Midwest Robert L. O’Connor Memorial Scholarship during the 2017 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas.  The scholarship was established in 2011 to commemorate the life of Bob O’Connor...
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The VISION awards committee announced and awarded the inaugural ASA-Midwest President’s Award during the 2017 VISION HiTech Training & Expo in Overland Park, Kansas.  The award was established to honor an individual or company who has made significant contributions to...
Mark Martin has long found value in learning from business trainers and consultants as well as other successful shop owners.
Ankeny, Iowa—If there’s one thing that stands out most in talking to Mark Martin about his business, Ankeny Autobody1, it’s the degree to which Martin has sought out business ideas and inspiration from outside the walls of his 15,000-square-foot shop. He’s participated, for example, in an AkzoNobel...
The MaxiSys MS906 features an eight-inch HD touch screen.
Overland Park, Kan.—Shop owners and technicians looking to try out the latest in automotive tools and equipment will have the opportunity at the upcoming ASA Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo, March 2-5, at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kan. The 60,000 square-foot exhibit...
Jeff Wolff (center, with dog, Bo) and technicians Tom Reid (left) and Tyler Richardson tackle all types of electrical and driveability problems at Wolff Diagnostic & Automotive Repair.
Eudora, Kan.—From 30-year-old farm trucks to a two-year-old Asian car a customer just bought, Jeff Wolff and his two technicians are called upon to service and repair a wide variety of vehicles at Wolff Diagnostic & Automotive Repair in the rural community of Eudora, just a few miles east of...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—The St. Louis I-CAR Committees awarded six schools with $25,000 in school grants at the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s annual reception at SEMA. The schools applied for the Education Foundation’s 2016 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant and the funds...
The new NEXUS North America entity will have an office Kansas City. APA’s Gary Martin is an officer.
KANSAS/MISSOURI/OKLAHOMA The 27 best and brightest FCA US LLC dealership technicians were recognized as Mopar “Top Tech” winners during an awards ceremony held at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Mich., on Jan. 10. Award recipients included William Ostmeyer, Topeka, Kansas – John Hoffer Chrysler...
From left: Jeff Yergovich and his team at R & A Motorsports, Jason McCoskey, Richard Jackson, Mike Poston, and General Manager Noel Jennings, specialize in concours-level Mustang restorations.
Lee’s Summit, Mo.—For Jeff Yergovich, it’s all about the details. His shop, R & A Motorsports, specializes in the restoration of ’65-’70 Mustangs and their Shelby variants. Although it takes on less-intensive restorations for daily-driven cars, its specialty is concours-level restorations...
John Anderson, owner of Anderson Automotive, relies on the Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo for much of the shop’s management and technical training.
Olathe, Kan.—Like most “overnight successes,” Anderson Automotive faced its share of growing pains to get to nearly $2 million in annual sales from the 21-bay, nearly 15,000-square-foot shop. “Making the transition from technician to owner is probably one of the hardest things for anybody to do,”...

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