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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 20:53

A Larger Body of Work: IL Auto Body Shop to Move Into Bigger Building

Written by Gavin T. Jensen, SaukValley.com
Slim-N-Hanks will be moving from its original location at 1409 W. Fourth St. into this building at 1705 Eastwood Drive in Sterling, IL, across the street from Gartner Park, and hiring three more full-time workers. The move will nearly double its space, from 10,000 to 18,000 square feet. Slim-N-Hanks will be moving from its original location at 1409 W. Fourth St. into this building at 1705 Eastwood Drive in Sterling, IL, across the street from Gartner Park, and hiring three more full-time workers. The move will nearly double its space, from 10,000 to 18,000 square feet. Michael Krabbenhoeft

A new coat of paint and some body work won't help Slim-N-Hank's Body Shop's current location in Sterling, IL, so it's moving into a larger, newer building.

The shop, in business at 1409 W. Fourth St. since 1962, is moving to 1705 Eastwood Dr., in the spot formerly occupied by Sterling Restorations across from Gartner Park. The goal is to be moved in by the end of June, owner Ross Thuente said.


"The move will allow us to bring in larger equipment and hire three more full-time employees," Thuente said.


The 18,000 square feet at the new location will almost double Slim-n-Hanks’ space. The original 10,000-square-foot shop will be used for storage.


In addition to auto body work, Slim-N-Hanks also does alignment, detailing, lock-out service and glass work in Sterling and at its Dixon location at 720 N. Galena Ave., which opened in January 2011.


Shop hours will stay the same: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 815-625-1851 for more information.


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