Union County-Based All Towns Brake and Auto Center Fueled by EDA Support
TRENTON, N.J. (July 6, 2017) – As a one-stop preventative maintenance and automotive repair center, All Towns Brake and Auto Center (All Towns) in Vauxhall has been providing critical services to the Union County community since 2007.
The family-owned business is operated by entrepreneur Jorge Recio and his son Andrew. While Jorge oversees the company’s operations, Andrew, a master technician accredited by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence, is the company’s manager/foreman. Jorge’s wife, Amelia, and their other son, Kevin, also share ownership in the company.
All Towns closed on a $420,500 direct loan last month through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (EDA’s) Small Business Fund. Support from the loan will help to improve cash flow, enabling the Recios to invest strategically in their business.
“Countless businesses like All Towns are family-owned and operated, ensuring a personal connection to each of their customers,” EDA Chief Executive Officer Melissa Orsen said. “Through various financing programs offered by the EDA, we are able to help these businesses as they continue to provide services to their local communities.”
Among the many services that All Towns offers are air conditioning repair, brake services and systems, computerized engine analysis, and transmission maintenance. In addition, the company also serves as a certified, private New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) inspection facility and MVC emissions repair facility. All Towns also provides customers after-hours drop off options, a free shuttle and free wireless internet.
“We are proud of the variety of services we have offered to our growing list of clients over the last decade, and our large customer base is a testament to the quality of service we provide,” Jorge Recio said. “Support from the EDA’s Small Business Fund will enable us to devote additional resources to bolstering our business.”
The Small Business Fund provides up to $500,000 to creditworthy small, minority-owned or women-owned businesses. Eligibility requirements specify that a business must have been in operation for at least one full year. Not-for-profit corporations that have been operating for at least three full years may also be eligible.
To learn about EDA resources for small businesses and not-for-profits, visit http://www.njeda.com/small_midsize_business and follow @NJEDAWasHere on Twitter and LinkedIn.
The EDA is part of the state’s results-driven Partnership for Action. Created by Governor Christie and led by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the Partnership is the hub for all economic development activity in New Jersey and is comprised of four interconnected and highly focused organizational elements: Choose New Jersey, the Business Action Center, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and the EDA.
To learn more about opportunities for business growth throughout New Jersey, visit the state’s business portal at www.NewJerseyBusiness.gov or call the Business Action Center at (800) JERSEY-7.