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JULY 2016 THE SHOP 31 PREPARE FOR THE UNEXPECTED Most shop owners think of floods, fires, hurricanes, tornados, and major snowstorms. But what about power outages that may last for days? A major road closure due to bridge repairs, or possibly a bridge collapse? Consider, too, the serious illness or even death of a key player in the business. Business writer Karl Stearns knows you take many things for granted, such as your computer system, electricity, banking, and so on. But, imagine what would happen if these stopped working all at once. Often, small businesses are severely crippled by overlooked disasters that could lurk around the corner. Stearns said that, according to SCORE, upwards of 40 percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster. So yes, disaster planning should be part of your business opera- tion. Check out a Stearns-recommended disaster-planning audio workshop: WRAPPING ON THE BIG STAGE By Tony Kindelspire Louisville, Kentucky-based USA Image was hired again this year to wrap several groundskeeping vehicles at Churchill Downs for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby in May. USA Image wrapped a Dodge Ram pickup and four John Deere tractors that were used to groom the track between races. The truck and tractors were wrapped in brightly colored designs that featured the logo of Stamford, Connecticut-based clothing company vineyard vines. This was the fifth year USA Image was hired by vineyard vines to wrap the vehicles, and installation manager John Lawson said that wrapping the oddly shaped tractors is a different challenge compared with most of the other wrap jobs his shop does day to day. Read more about USA Images' big wrap job: USA Image wrapped a Dodge Ram pick- up and four John Deere tractors that were used to groom the track between races at this year's Kentucky Derby. 䐀夀一䄀䴀䤀䌀 䐀唀伀 一伀  䰀匀 匀圀䄀倀 䤀匀 䌀伀䴀倀䰀䔀吀䔀 圀䤀吀䠀伀唀吀 䄀 DYAD CLUTCH & LONG TRAVEL THROWOUT BEARING 㤀㈀㠀ⴀ㜀㜀㄀ⴀ㠀㐀㈀㈀ 圀圀圀⸀䌀䔀一吀䔀刀䘀伀刀䌀䔀⸀䌀伀䴀 ㄀㌀   䘀吀ⴀ䰀䈀匀 䠀伀䰀䐀䤀一䜀 䌀䄀倀䄀䌀䤀吀夀 匀䴀伀伀吀䠀 䔀一䜀䄀䜀䔀䴀䔀一吀 吀䠀䔀 䰀伀一䜀䔀刀 䌀䰀唀吀䌀䠀 䰀䤀䘀䔀 一伀 䈀䰀䔀䔀䐀䤀一䜀 刀䔀儀唀䤀刀䔀䐀 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Trim Lok Restyler ad.pdf 1 7/22/15 12:44 AM

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