Submit a News Article || Home « News Donates Garage Storage Cabinet to Students of Hot Rod U, a Jackson, MI based manufacturer of diamond plate aluminum garage storage cabinets and garage storage accessories, donated one of its 6 Foot Garage Storage Cabinets to the students of Hot Rod U. heard about the Hot Rod U project and thought the storage cabinet would be a perfect addition to the work site, where the students are rebuilding a custom hot rod.
The storage cabinet was delivered to the students at Hot Rod U this past Saturday, January 21, 2012 by one of the crew members.  As soon as the cabinet arrived, the students installed the storage cabinet shelves at the appropriate heights and began organizing gear in the cabinet.

“We are delighted to be able to help the students with this awesome project,” stated David Shirkey of  “This is a perfect fit for the product line, as many of our customers are automobile fans and mechanics.”

Tony Simpkins, a project leader for Hot Rod U, commented, “We are very grateful that has contributed to the Hot Rod U project by donating a storage cabinet.  We are excited to put it to use.”  Tony also stated that the Hot Rod U team was “thrilled to receive a storage cabinet that was built right here in Jackson, Michigan.  It’s nice to receive support from the local community”.

Tony also thanked Kurt Mitchell of Memories in Motion for the filmography and videography services that Memories in Motion has been providing to Hot Rod U.  Tony said, “Kurt has been supportive of the Hot Rod U project since we started.”

About Garage Pals

Garage Pals manufactures diamond plate aluminum garage cabinets (overhead or base), garage storage shelves, garage lockers, garage workstations, just about anything you can imagine for your garage or work space.  All products are designed by skilled fabricators with quality, affordability, and convenience in mind. Their Michigan team oversees the entire production process from raw materials to final assembly and shipment. Garage Pals is located at 1600 Executive Drive, Jackson, MI 49203.  Call 877-847-7257 or email:  Learn more about Garage Pals on the web:

About Hot Rod U

Hot Rod U is a one year program for students in 9th through 12th grades to work closely together to design and build an actual street-legal custom HOT ROD!  Hot Rod U is a program within the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association’s (JAMA) Academy for Manufacturing Careers (AMC).   The HOT ROD U program is an incredible representation of the programs available to Jackson area youth and an avenue for students to display their talents and receive national recognition.  To learn more, please contact Annette Norris at (517)782-8269.  Learn more about Hot Rod U and the Academy for Manufacturing Careers on the web:

David Shirkey – Marketing Manager of Garage Pals
(877) 847-7257

Hot Rod U
Annette Norris - Jackson Area Manufacturers Association