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November 2015 The Shop 79 toughness and stability while relaxing internal stresses, he says. "Cryogenics helps to add strength and deliver the power to the ground, ultimately enhancing reliability by preventing com- ponent failure," Brian notes. "This really helps to offer full service to our customers." The process, which works on new or used parts or tools, results in the orderly arrangement of crystals, increasing internal bonding energy, and achieving a structural balance throughout the mass of the mate- rial. This, in turn, can reduce failures, reduce maintenance and improve perfor- mance. Beyond merely automotive uses, the ser- vice also can be used to treat other prod- ucts, from knife blades and razors to golf clubs, softball bats, lawnmower blades and tennis rackets, among other applications. LOOKING FORWARD While owning a busy business in a career he seemed destined to pursue may seem like a dream come true, the process isn't without its challenges for Lundstedt. "Currently, the biggest challenges our shop faces include having enough space and employees to man the amount of work coming through our door," he says. "At the moment, we are scheduling about two weeks for most jobs, and we still have customers dropping their vehicles off and leaving them with us to work on as we can." That's a great problem to have, but still a challenge. Lundstedt says he at times struggles with time management and just management in general. "Another challenge is managing my time and trying to let people do their job without me hovering over them," he admits. "I have a dedication to doing great work and it's hard sometimes to get it done in the way that you like it done while at the same time giving people freedom to work. But the reward for that attention to detail is clear. "The best part of my job is the fulfill- ment of a job well done; a vehicle running well and a happy customer," he says. Those happy customers, in turn, pro- duce a pretty optimistic outlook as Lund- stedt views his future: "From where we sit, the future looks quite full." Lundstedt's early memo- ries of tagging along with his dad to races laid the foundation for what would ultimately become a success- ful shop. Now he tags along with his sons to the races. Performance upgrades, including advanced diagnostics and dyno-testing, makes up 20 percent of the shop's work. performance

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