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Judah DeLorenzo has accepted a new position with Jasper.
ILLINOIS AASP-MO will have a Gateway Collision Chapter meeting, May 10, to discuss OEM certifications at the Gateway Motorsports Complex in the infield of the circle track and the Kartplex. It is open to members and their employees and includes a barbecue followed by cart racing for $10 per person...
Jeeps line the lot of Axleboy’s new location in O’Fallon, Mo.
O’Fallon, Mo.—Axleboy Automotive recently held its sixth annual chili cook-off and also used the opportunity to showcase its new, upgraded facility in O’Fallon, Missouri. “We moved to the new location for the highway frontage and to increase our overall size to 11,875 square feet,” Scott Carline,...
Photos by Dustin Holland
Maryland Heights, Mo.—AASP-MO offered an I-CAR classes roundup, Saturday, March 4, at Syberg’s Dorsett in Maryland Heights, Mo., where participants picked one morning and one afternoon class to further their collision education and training. The classes were presented by Ranken Technical College...
Dents Express Owner Matt Wilson says a new GFS spray booth cranks out up to 700 repairs a month at its St. Charles location.
St. Charles, Mo.—The parking lot of Dents Express doesn’t look like that of a typical collision repair center, filled with only a driveable vehicle missing a hood here, one missing a bumper there. That’s because the two-year-old St. Charles location specializes in light-hit collision repair and...
From left: Heartland Auto Repair owners Randall Webb and Cindy Webb are passing the management reins to their daughter, Ashley Starkey, who is making sure the shop is “service-ready.”
Fredericktown, Mo.—As shop manager, Ashley Starkey now has started taking over the reins of the family business in Federicktown, Mo., 80 miles south of St. Louis, juggling a variety of responsibilities while keeping it operating at a high level from day-to-day challenges to being “service-ready.” “...
CHARLOTTE (March 15, 2017) – Driving continued performance improvements across North America’s largest MSO network requires strategic planning, constant communication and dedication to the details by corporate team members and franchisees alike. To drive that through the organization and continue...
Ranken collision repair students practice on donated vehicles and body panels to perfect their body repair skills. The school has a job fair, March 9. (Photo by Brian Moore)
KENTUCKY Registration and tickets are available for the 2017 Chevrolet Performance CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals, July 21-23, at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green. It will be the first year the annual automotive event will be held in Bowling Green. It presents a gathering of street machines and...
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...
With the aid of his wife, Kim, who manages the office, Troyz Auto Body Owner Troy Spenard runs most aspects of the shop, from estimating to structural repair, bodywork, and painting, typically working on three or four jobs at a time.
Warrenton, Mo.—Even though large, high-production, DRP-driven MSO shops are the trend, industry experts acknowledge there is a place for other successful business models. Troy Spenard, owner of Troyz Auto Body, has a niche in delivering customized, personal service and quality at a slightly slower...
Owner Gary Hensley credits his success as a shop owner to corporate partnerships and national affiliations. Christian Brothers is a NAPA Auto Care Center and is the only AAA shop in Arnold, Mo., he says.
Arnold, Mo.—As someone from outside the industry, Gary Hensley and his wife, Robyn, saw an opportunity to serve a need for a quality and trusted service and repair shop in 2009 in Arnold, Mo. Through a series of events, they were guided to Christian Brothers Automotive and a host of industry...

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