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Monday, 08 December 2014 00:00

Car Crafters to Open Second Body Shop in Albuquerque, NM

Car Crafters Inc. announced plans to open a second body shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This will be the first time in Car Crafters’ 32-year history that it will operate in two separate locations.

The new shop is located off Paseo del Norte and I-25, across the street from Lowe’s.

Since President and Founder Jim Guthrie started Car Crafters in his parent’s garage in 1982, he has moved Car Crafters to new locations around Albuquerque to accommodate its growth. Each time Guthrie expanded in the past, he moved to or built a larger location. Guthrie now sees the opportunity of opening a second location and has chosen the Paseo/I-25 area.

Car Crafters is a local body shop that has been serving Albuquerque for 32 years. After getting kicked out of his parent’s garage, President Jim Guthrie leased a one car garage. The current location has grown from 50,000 to 70,000 sq. ft over the past 7 years. Car Crafters currently employs 82 people and was named of the Top Workplaces in New Mexico through a survey of company employees conducted by Workplace Dynamics and the Albuquerque Journal.

Car Crafters has yet to release an official date for the Grand Opening of the new shop. Early estimates point to a Summer 2015 Grand Opening, or between 7 to 10 months.

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