The newly-expanded Bennett Collision Center in Allentown, PA, opened in early January. Located on the Bennett Toyota property, the shop is equipped to handle all makes and models of vehicles.
The collision center expanded from 8,000 square feet to 14,500 square feet. Manager Robert Shade said the former shop could repair an average of 20-25 vehicles per week. The new collision center should be able to handle up to 50 vehicles per week, depending on the size and scope of the work.
Shade said the new facility couldn’t have come at a better time. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the shop has remained extremely busy as motorists seek to have major and minor repairs from storm damage.
The new collision center features a state-of-the-art, $150,000 frame-straightening system. There are also multiple paint chambers. New equipment includes tool boxes, parts racks, and vacuum and venting systems.
Construction on the roughly $2.8 million collision center began in June. The work was done by North Star Construction of Allentown.