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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 21:23

Dave’s Autobody Spans 41 Years on Grand Avenue in Galesburg, IL

Written by Robyn Gautschy, The Register-Mail

Dave Dunn was only 16 when he first worked in an auto body shop. Like most entrepreneurs, he grew his eventual business with time, hard work, persistence and learning from his mistakes.

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:00

North Butler, IA, Program Helps Students Learn To Use Tools

Written by Andrew Wind, The Courier

Using a tool and knowing how to use it are two different things.

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Cooper Color. Inc. has been providing quality painting services since 1997, when the founder, David Cooper, acquired the former Gravois Auto Paint & Supply Co., which had been in business since 1935. 

Monday, 15 January 2018 21:05

Wisconsin Auto Tech Program Receives Donated Vehicle

Written by Staff, Star Journal

Nicolet College’s Automotive Technician program in Rhinelander, WI, recently added to its fleet of vehicles for students to train on, thanks to the donation of a car and a truck from State Farm Insurance.

Luis Gutierrez moved to Aurora, IL, from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico at the age of 2. When he turned 16, he got his first car---a 1986 Buick Regal---which he dreamed of turning into a Low-Rider.

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Missouri Rep. J. Eggleston, R-2, recently introduced House Bill (HB) 1444. If enacted, this legislation would repeal Missouri’s vehicle safety inspection program.

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