Thursday, 20 September 2012 10:02

Wisconsin KIA Gets Body Shop Upgrade, Plans Hiring

Russ Darrow KIA of Appleton, WI, announced that it has moved to a new location and renovated its facility, which includes an in-house, state-of-the-art collision repair shop.

The body shop will feature a heated downdraft paint booth, prep stations and use DuPont waterborne paint. It will be capable of repairing up to 10 vehicles at once, and “Signature Service” will feature free loaner cars, insurance claims service and a lifetime workmanship warranty.

The renovation and relocation took place to meet demand for more inventory and more service capacity in the Fox Valley, according to Mike Darrow, president of Russ Darrow Group. The new facility covers more than 23,000-square-feet situated on nearly four acres and will feature 16 service and two quick-lube bays, an expansive showroom and double the parking space of the previous location.

“We believe in the economy of the State of Wisconsin and the economy of the Fox Valley,” said Darrow. “We expect to hire 10 new people right away and an additional 20 to 25 employees by the end of this year.”