Midwest People & Places - May 2019
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 acquired College Body Shop in Topeka, Kan. The shop at 1115 SW 6th Ave. is back open and now operates as All Angles College Station.
Robert Jacobs, of Automotive Warehouse Company of Wichita, Kan., was elected to Automotive Parts Associates (APA) 2019 board of directors at the 38th annual shareholders and suppliers conference.
IWI, based in Dubuque, Iowa, is the latest The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance shareholder member. IWI joins the Alliance as a Bumper to Bumper member. “We are tremendously excited to welcome IWI Motor Parts as our newest Bumper to Bumper affiliate,” said John R. Washbish, president and CEO of the Alliance.
FEMA and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency have announced disaster relief for Nebraska-based businesses. 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. To apply visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
Stivers Lincoln Ford has added a new collision center to its Waukee, Iowa, location. The center will allow them work on up to 30 vehicles at a time and employ approximately five technicians with seven additional helpers or apprentices.
Al Rajaee and his wife, Julia, owners of the Cornhusker Auto Center Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Norfolk, Neb., recently acquired Courtesy Ford of Norfolk from Darrel Novacek upon his retirement, reported the Norfolk Daily News. Under new ownership, the Ford dealership will now operate under the name Courtesy Ford of Norfolk with day-to-day operations that mirror that of the existing Cornhusker dealerships.
NADA Foundation is supporting flood victims in Nebraska and Iowa. Thirteen dealership employees in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa who sustained personal property damage from flooding caused by the recent “bomb cyclone” have received financial assistance from the NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund. According to the American Red Cross, residents were forced to evacuate their homes as rivers, clogged with ice, overflowed and multiple levees failed.