When major hail producing storms marched across northern Iowa and Illinois into Chicago on April 12th, there were many homes, businesses and dealerships smack in the way. According to national reporting services and media there were over 200 reports of damaging hail across the storm’s path.
Unfortunately one major car manufacturer’s assembly plant was also in the path of the storm, and the call went out to KhS Hail Repair experts to bring their moderately damaged vehicles back to pre-hail condition.
As often happens after a major hail storm, a cold front went through the area bringing with it howling winds and cold temperatures. Undaunted and bundled in their KhS winter gear, KhS managers and technicians were on site within 48 hours – up and running, repairing vehicles to manufactures’ exacting standards.
Within 12 days, the job was completed by our team of skilled PDR technicians – more than 1,300 vehicles repaired and on their way to their final destinations. KhS…….bringing cars back to shape!
Unlike other KhS Global hail trailers, the newest addition to our fleet is a complete field office, including computer workstations with Wi-Fi hotspots, furnished meeting spaces and a self-contained generator for electrical power.
But in addition, the new trailer expands to include over 4,000 square feet of office and awning space to literally cover the estimating and repair of hail damaged vehicles. The trailer also carries a Quality Control Light Tunnel that’s easily assembled so our expert hail repair technicians can assess hail damage and be sure your vehicle is brought back to shape completely – right there on the spot.
This new trailer allows KhS Global to immediately set up a Hail Repair Center for our clients and their customers independent of any outside help.
This new “super trailer” was recently road tested on a trip from St. Louis headquarters to California where KhS Global clients were able to tour the mobile Hail Repair Center and see demonstrations of hail repair.
Two more “super trailers” are going to be added to the fleet in the coming months.