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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    what size place are you in need of? there's a few industrial park type areas surrounding the airport in town here (my roomate rented one a few years back for his cabinet business... fairly cheap but might be too small for you)
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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    chris I'm in 4032 sq. ft. here in Manitoba. I have about 5000 sq. ft. in Ontario still. I'd hate to move into less but I think I could make do with less. What price do you know?


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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    http://wilmington.craigslist.org/off/2428541425.html
    my roomates place was in one of these units - totally open though... no interior walls... same size unit though (i think)

    so it's 2000sqft for $1000 i guess

    http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSite...LinkCode=20280
    there's another in the same office park... 3000sqft for $1500 ...

    just around the corner from that spot is this property
    http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSite...LinkCode=20280
    four different spaces... you'll probably only want the smaller 'space 4' with 5,000 sqft for around $2000/mo
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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    All up and down I-95, in small towns nearby but bypassed by the highway, there are dozens of large and small car dealership properties for sale or lease, as well as 4 to 8 thousand square foot small business buildings, both single and in strip malls.

    The Carolinas and Georgia - maybe Southern Virginia - would be more business and tax friendly than Maryland. Maryland is a tax&spend cesspool. Keep out !!

    Go online and Google stuff like business tax, property tax, business atmosphere.....and consider that lower VA, NC, SC, and GA are not only well serviced by highways and express shippers, they are also the hotbeds of NASCAR. Laugh if you want, but the "good ol' boys" atmosphere still carries a LOT of weight in the automotive fields.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97EldoCoupe View Post
    chris I'm in 4032 sq. ft. here in Manitoba. I have about 5000 sq. ft. in Ontario still. I'd hate to move into less but I think I could make do with less. What price do you know?
    What about properites here in SE Washington. Properties are low here, and there's alot of eldo and other caddy owners here just in the tri cities.

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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    i'm pretty sure that the property listed in post #73 was a former GM dealership
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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    How about Salt Lake City, Utah. I will be your first customer

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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    i'm pretty sure that the property listed in post #73 was a former GM dealership
    Chris,

    I believe it started out as a new Ford dealership. When they closed, our local GM dealer moved to that location. They were bought out by a bigger dealer who later, also, closed it. It has been empty for, what seems like, at least a year.

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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    yeah, the name sounded familiar and the way the name was on the building just made me think GM dealer
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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    Jake remember to file for either a E-2 or L-1A visa with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You probably just can't show up to the border with a truckload of tools and say, "Hey I'm coming here to open up a business and work here" since you are a foreign national -- its illegal to work in the US without status. Granted, the fact that you want to invest money in the USA and probably employ US citizens should help your case with USCIS. As far as the border patrol, you should have your ducks lined up in a row BEFORE crossing in (i.e. have authorization from USCIS to move your crap in here and also a commercial entry for your tools). If you get an immigration lawyer, expect to pay several thousand; probably in excess of $10k to $20k. Try to see if you can file the forms yourself. Many things are "self service" with USCIS. Still consider their fees, for instance, to file an I-829 it is $3750 USD plus $85 per person LOL! Money talks with USCIS; if you are a major investor in US commerce, then they seem to put you ahead of others waiting in line for that sweet smelling green card.

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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    I just received my rebuilt motor! I had to wait a lil bit longer than expected but it was well worth it. Thank you so much Jake, it was a pleasure meeting you and your father. Too bad you had to leave so soon cuz I definitely would have bought some beers! I'll let you know how she runs when the shop gets it done. Take care buddy

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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    Quote Originally Posted by tigers2007 View Post
    Jake remember to file for either a E-2 or L-1A visa with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You probably just can't show up to the border with a truckload of tools and say, "Hey I'm coming here to open up a business and work here" since you are a foreign national -- its illegal to work in the US without status. Granted, the fact that you want to invest money in the USA and probably employ US citizens should help your case with USCIS. As far as the border patrol, you should have your ducks lined up in a row BEFORE crossing in (i.e. have authorization from USCIS to move your crap in here and also a commercial entry for your tools). If you get an immigration lawyer, expect to pay several thousand; probably in excess of $10k to $20k. Try to see if you can file the forms yourself. Many things are "self service" with USCIS. Still consider their fees, for instance, to file an I-829 it is $3750 USD plus $85 per person LOL! Money talks with USCIS; if you are a major investor in US commerce, then they seem to put you ahead of others waiting in line for that sweet smelling green card.
    I would tend to agree, except for the "sweet smelling" part, but I'm sure it is a lot sweeter than 95% of the world.

    USCIS is giving green cards away to Canadians with the "right" stuff. If you have can provide any essential service the prcess is greatly expedited.

    If you want to be a US Navy SEAL, you have to renounce your Canadian citizenship and become 100% American, no dual citizenships allowed. There is no way I would renounce my Canadian status.

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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    I'm still trying to figure all of this out. All I know is that I used to be doing so much better financially just doing the vehicle repairs.

    I am getting a lot of threats of infringement on the patent pending repair products/process I developed and I will do whatever it takes to protect this. I look forward to updating everyone on this site within the next 30 days regarding a new U.S. shipping location. This location will be staffed with a receptionist who will take orders and assist me. Eventually a shop will open in the USA as well.

    I will help Northstar owners as long as they support me. I'm going through a rough time right now with a few things- but I will deliver as promised and stick around to help Cadillac owners.

    The new location will be revealed soon and ship times for stud kits will be cut down substancially. All shops doing installs for stud kits will be required to write down vehicle serial #s and owners of these vehicles must fill out a form with us to either get extended warranty or a mail-in-rebate. This step will be taken because of the high level of infringement threats and the fact that I believe at least two-three shops have begun to produce their own studs. I cannot stand behind something my shop did not produce. Stud kits will soon have sequencial serial numbers engraved.

    I will update everyone soon. Thank you.
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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    wow, it's getting ugly fast...

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    Re: Message to all stud kit customers, past, present, and future.

    How so?


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