Northwest Tech has announced Matt Murray as the new Collision Repair/Auto Body Technology instructor. As a graduate of the program, the Goodland native brings more than 25 years of auto body experience to the classroom. Murray owns “Murray’s Kustoms” which has been in business for over 16 years. Murray is also involved with the local Auto Club, “Bricktop Cruisers”, as President for over a decade.
While holding several industry-related certifications, Murray has a skillset that surpasses the typical body and refinish technician. Murray’s special interests include custom body and paint work, choptops, metal fabrication, airbrushing, pinstriping, upholstery, suspension, glass, trim, and soda blasting.
“I want to bring my real-world industry experience to this program and make sure my students are entering the workforce with a valuable, steadfast craftsmanship”, said Murray, “My main passion is custom paint and restoration. I’m hoping to bring out the inner artist in my students as we work on jobs that require them to customize and modify projects.”
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Northwest Tech’s Auto Body program primarily focuses on painting, safety, preparation, application and troubleshooting. Students in Auto Body also learn the basics of safety, metal fabrication, auto detailing, mechanical and electrical repair, estimating and other topics, along with painting.
If you are interested in learning more about Northwest Tech’s Auto Body program, please visit NWKTC.EDU or call (785) 890-3641.
Pictured Above: Auto Body Instructor, Matt Murray
Pictured Above: Instructor Matt Murray, stands in front of his airbrushed artwork he did back when he was a second year student at Northwest Tech.