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Mid-Michigan business attracting worldwide attention for Corvette parts

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MUNDY TOWNSHIP (WJRT) - (04/28/14) - A Mid-Michigan company is gaining a worldwide reputation for being the place to turn to when you want your Corvette repaired. Customers know they can get any part they need, no matter how old the 'vette.

Since 1973, Paragon Reproductions has been supplying customers with the parts they need to get their Corvettes on the road again. If they don't have the part you need, they can make it for you. Need a bumper for a '59 'vette? Not a problem.

"We do all the steel bumpers, manufactured off the original tools," said Steve Childs, of  Paragon Reproductions.

They've been making Corvettes now for 51 years and you can find them all around the world. When an owner needs a replacement part, like a valve cover, they contact Paragon.

"We actually service the world now with the Internet business. We ship parts all over the United States and abroad," Childs said.

There's hardly a country or a culture that doesn't love the shape and speed of the Corvette.

"We have customers in China. We have customers in Germany. Australia has become a very large customer of ours," Childs said.

With 26 employees who know Corvettes inside and out, it's possible to restore just about everyone that rolled out of the factory in Flint or Bowling Green, Kentucky.

"If a person wants it, loves it, needs it taken care of, anything can be repaired," Childs said.

And Corvettes probably aren't going away anytime soon.
"I don't think it's going to be in our time frame a Corvette ever loses its appeal. General Motors and their engineering division has done an impeccable job. They're continuously improving that vehicle," Childs said.
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