Thursday, 16 February 2017 11:31

Local Body Shop Tackles Collision Repair Head-On

Written by Vicki Ikeogu, SCTimes

From its humble beginnings on St. Cloud's north side almost 60 years ago, Peters Body Shop has continued to specialize in one thing: auto body repair.

"Our main forte is auto body," said Glen Sunder, Peters Body Shop's chief financial officer. "We repair and replace panels to bring vehicles back to their pre-loss condition."


It's an industry that has certainly evolved since founder Nick Peters opened his original shop in 1957. And it's a business, like many others in the automotive industry in Central Minnesota, that has continued to grow as demand for services has increased.


It is precisely that industry growth coupled with a lack of qualified candidates in Central Minnesota that prompted Times Media to feature businesses such as Peters Body Shop as part of its 10-month initiative called Spark: Igniting Your Future.


The series features a different industry each month that is growing — according to data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development — and in need of workers.

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