River Valley

RIVER VALLEY Kaylyn Sneathen (University of Missouri-Columbia, Information Technology) and Spencer Steele (Bradley University, Accountancy) received scholarships from The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awarded $160,000 to 60 individuals this year, including 53 SEMA scholarships to current...
First row, from left, are Jefferson College representatives Barbara Stocker, Board of Trustees member; Dr. Dena McCaffrey, dean of Career & Technical Education; Gerard Uhls, professor of Automotive Technology; Chris DeGeare, division chair of Business & Technical Education; and Dr. Ray Cummiskey, president of Jefferson College. Second row, from left, are Jefferson College Automotive Advisory Committee members Jordan Kort of Plaza Tire, Gary Boyher of Ranken Technical College, Steve Walker of AAMCO, and Butc
Hillsboro, Mo.—Jefferson College celebrated the completion of a $300,000 renovation project designed to improve student learning in the Jefferson College Automotive Technology program with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Aug. 18, in the Automotive Shop in the Career and Technical Education Building on...
Freer Auto Body Owner Tim Freer antes up with training and equipment investments as insurers place more administrative burdens on shops and labor rates lag behind.
Godfrey, Ill.— Looking across the vast expanse of Styrofoam sheeting insulation and hundreds of feet of tubing for the in-floor radiant heating system, Freer Auto Body Owner Tim Freer pointed out the enhancements to soon come to the 7,900-square feet addition nearing completion. Two Globaljig Koala...
Lou Fusz Chrysler Dodge Jeep General Manager Mark Mercer (left) and Service Manager Brad Hubbard stand in front of a Jeep Wrangler inside their showroom that showcases some of the available customizations for customers to choose from.
O’Fallon, Mo.— “It’s a Jeep thing” and Lou Fusz Chrysler Dodge Jeep understands good and well what it means to embrace a growing market for the off-road product. General Manager Mark Mercer and Service Manager Brad Hubbard say they are about to take the dealership to the next level. Opening in...
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MADISON—August 23—Roadkill stars David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan will bring their family automotive event, Roadkill Zip-Tie Drags, to the Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, on Friday and Saturday, September 15-16, 2017. Gates for the Madison event will open at 3:30 p.m. on Friday,...
LOS ANGELES–August 22, 2017–HOT ROD announced today that the 13th annual HOT ROD Drag Week 2017 Powered by Dodge and brought to you by Gear Vendors Overdrive is back to determine the title of Fastest Street Car in America at the September 10-15 competition. Competitors will be put to a grueling...
St. Louis, Missouri. August 18, 2017 -- Ranken Technical College is proud to announce that it is now a committed participant in the Mopar CAP LOCAL national program. Ranken’s automotive transportation technology program will partner closely with designated local Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA)...
Start your engines…to celebrate the completion of a $170,000 renovation project designed to improve student learning in the Jefferson College Automotive Technology program, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, August 18, at 9 a.m. in the Automotive Shop located in the Career and...
ILLINOIS The Automotive & Collision Industry Job Fair will be Friday, Sept. 29, at Gateway Motorsports Park, 700 Raceway Blvd., in Madison. The event is held by the St. Louis I-CAR Committee, which has joined forces with NHRA and the U.S. Army Youth & Education Services (Y.E.S.) Program and...
Amy Redfield began in the family business as a teen in the detail department before returning several years later to learn the ropes from her father, Greg, seen with their new 3,000-square-foot detail center.
Festus, Mo. — At the tender age of 18, Greg Redfield, owner of Redfield Collision Center, with locations in Festus and Farmington, Mo., had his sights set on owning and running a collision repair business, realizing that goal only three years later. Now, 41 years down the road, the “school of hard...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.