KANKAKEE – Car repair and full service company Auto-Lab held their official grand opening on Monday on their new location on North Schuyler Avenue in Kankakee. The grand opening included a ribbon cutting with local government and business officials.
“We are very happy to welcome Auto-Lab to Kankakee and specifically the First Ward,” Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong said. “Economic development is key in our mission to continue to attract good-paying jobs to our community.”
Auto-Lab’s Kankakee location will be owned by local couple Larry and Wanda Fullmer and will be the first location in the State of Illinois. The company, based in Michigan, operates locations across the nation and is committed to employing ex-offenders, giving those who are looking for work and have a criminal background a second chance.
“Auto-Lab Kankakee is excited to join the community in an effort to create jobs and to economically empower this great city,” said owners Larry and Wanda Fullmer. “We are creating 12 jobs locally and are committed to on the job training that will prepare all employees with technical and life skills. Thank you to Mayor Wells-Armstrong and to Alderman Fred Tetter for sharing this vision with Auto-Lab Kankakee and with President Steve Wilson.”