A larger body of work: Slim-N-Hanks moving into bigger building

STERLING – A new coat of paint and some body work won't help Slim-N-Hank's Body Shop's current location, so it's fixing to expand into a larger, newer building.

The shop, in business at 1409 W. Fourth St. since 1962, is moving to 1705 Eastwood Drive, in the spot formerly occupied by Sterling Restorations across from Gartner Park. The goal is to be moved in by the end of June, owner Ross Thuente said.

"The move will allow us to bring in larger equipment and hire three more full-time employees," Thuente said.

The 18,000 square feet at the new location will almost double Slim-n-Hanks’ space. The original 10,000-square-foot shop will be used for storage,

In addition to auto body work, Slim-N-Hanks also does alignment, detailing, lock-out service and glass work, in Sterling and at its Dixon location at 720 N. Galena Ave., which opened in January 2011.

Shop hours will stay the same: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 815-625-1851 or visit slimnhanks.com for more information.