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Wednesday, 19 May 2021 18:24

Creator of 'Girls Behind the Gun' Uses Only SATA

Written by Autobody News Staff
The all-star team at Kiddy’s Classics includes (from left) Liam Martin, Connie Manjavinos, Madison Ervin, Mike Zumbo, owner Shaun Kiddy, Alex Saffron and Sam Kalb. The all-star team at Kiddy’s Classics includes (from left) Liam Martin, Connie Manjavinos, Madison Ervin, Mike Zumbo, owner Shaun Kiddy, Alex Saffron and Sam Kalb.

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When Connie Manjavinos finds a tool or piece of equipment she truly believes in, she isn’t afraid to stick to her guns.

Kiddy’s Classics
Location: Jensen Beach, FL
(772) 334-2041
www.kiddysclassics.com

 

Company at a Glance…
Type: Collision Repair
Facility Employees: 10
In Business Since: 2012
Number of Locations: One
Production Space: 18,000 square feet

 

In this case, the guns we’re referring to are the ones in her collection of 10 SATA spray guns. They have helped her to move up the ranks and enabled her to land her dream job at Kiddy’s Classics.

 

Manjavinos is 29, but she’s already used up her 15 minutes of fame several times over, as a mentor for other women in the industry and a world-class painter. She also worked with a team to inspire the creation of a paint suit designed for female painters, distributed by Dan-Am Company, the exclusive distributor for SATA in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

 

From the top of her head to the bottom of her feet, Manjavinos is 100% onboard when it comes to SATA. In addition to her large cache of SATA guns and the signature paint suit she wears, she also uses the SATA air vision™ 5000 full-face respirator, and even wears SATA socks too.

 

Manjavinos is the head painter at Kiddy’s Classics in Jensen Beach, FL, and the person behind "Girls Behind the Gun," an organization with a mission of connecting to other women in the automotive industry.

 

SATA Kiddys June 2021 SPS 2

Connie is all-in with SATA and has an arsenal of 10 SATA guns---and even wears SATA socks.

 

It all began when Manjavinos created an outlet on social media and named it Girls Behind the Gun.

 

“It’s a place of appreciation and recognition for all women in the automotive and refinishing trades,” she said. “I’m now connected with thousands of other female refinishers and technicians."

 

The movement started six years ago and has already reached an impressive 55,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Kiddy’s Classics is a nationally acclaimed vehicle restoration and fabrication shop that has created award-winning vehicles while building a reputation for being the go-to shop for people who want only the best. They specialize in doing full restorations on primarily pre-1980 classic cars, averaging from $20,000 to six figures.

 

Owner Shaun Kiddy and welder Madison Ervin at Kiddy’s Classics have nothing but great things to share about Manjavinos, focusing on her drive, an eye for detail and...


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