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WildwoodJack

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    Gages Lake - IL

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    Wildwood Service
  1. It was in todays Waukegan News Sun paper that Trooper Ellis had switched lanes to prevent the wrong way driver from hitting a motorist behind him. He gave his life to save others. It was definitely the ultimate sacrifice. According to the paper Trooper Ellis was originally from Macomb, Illinois and now lived in Antioch, Illinois. The paper also said that the wrong way driver had alcohol in his system but coroners office was waiting for toxicology reports to come back to find out how much. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Trooper Ellis's family and to all the families and friends and the law enforcement community who have lost someone. May all of you rest in peace. Jack Herman Wildwood Service Gages Lake, Illinois
  2. Our family has been in the towing business since the early 1920s. I was at the controls of 1948 REO Speedwagon tow truck when I was 9 years old. My training consists of learning from my family and school of hard knocks. I am 62 years old and still enjoy towing and recovery. Jack Herman, Wildwood Service, Gages Lake, Illinois
  3. I use my cordless 1/2 in. drive impact all the time. It is a time saver pulling axle shafts and drive shafts. I would have to say all my cordless tools are time savers.
  4. Last night my nephew Mike, known on here as Wildwood Mike, lost his 10 month long battle with cancer. He was 45 years old, married with 2 kids. He left towing about 8 years ago and went to work for the Warren Township Highway Dept. He still had towing in his blood as he would stop in and see what was going on. Him and I were part of the Miller race recovery team, starting in 2005 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Il. and became part of the Lynch race recovery team when Lynch took over. I was the driver and he was my 1st man out when called out on the track. I think we made a good team. Mike was a devoted husband and father and friend to many people. He will be deeply missed by all of us.
  5. I was told that Ariens bought AW 2 or 3 years ago from Grainger and Zips bought AW from Ariens. I do not know that to be factual. I called there Mon. to order some parts and phone was answered by an automated system. I waited quite a while for a person to pick up and that lady asked my name and phone number and had to transfer me to tech support. I was on hold for quite a while and got frustrated and hung up. I did receive a call back from them quite a while later from their parts dept. By this time I had ordered my part from a different supplier. They apologized for the problem. I think they are having some huge growing pains with this merger, and are trying to get things to run smoothly. We have been a customer there for a long time and I will give them a chance again in the future when we need something. It is nice to talk to someone in there parts dept. when you have a question, because they do have a staff with a lot of knowledge and you get the correct answer.
  6. Steve my thoughts and prayers go out you and your family. Jack
  7. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Meyers family, friends and His towing family at Ken Weber Truck Service. From all of us at Wildwood Service Gages Lake, Ill.
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