Need2Know: Beal’s Auto Body and Paint robot; Summer’s DanceWorks celebrates; Dunkin’ Donuts still coming; and Talking Rock expands

Beal’s Auto Body & Paint puts a paint-drying robot to work

If watching paint dry isn’t your idea of a good time, you might appreciate the new robotic dryer at Beal’s Auto Body & Paint, at 1460 Iron Springs Road in Prescott.

The new, fully legalized and certified robotic paint drying machine was installed last week. It’s the first American-built, long-wave infrared dryer, to meet U.S. fire codes to be used indoors.

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Tim Beal demonstrates how the US Autocure The Phoenix robotic paint dryer operates at his Prescott shop Thursday, May 24, 2018. The fully customizable dryer costs $249K and can save an hour of drying time per vehicle. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

Tim Beal, the owner and co-inventor, said it could dry a fender in three minutes.

“Instead of being able to do five cars a day, we can do 10,” he said.

Beal and Byron Davis, owner of Auto Body Specialists in Springfield, Oregon, developed what they’ve named the Phoenix1000 curing system.

Beal said he plans to sell the system “all over the world.”

Summer’s DanceWorks celebrates 10 years in business with recital

Summer Hinton and Russ Hausske opened Summer’s DanceWorks in 2008 after brainstorming the idea on a trip to San Diego. Classes teach students from 2 years old

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to adults in styles including jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet, musical theater, contemporary, pointe, turns and leaps, and partner dancing. Each year, their studio has created a unique, dance recital, and this year, on June 1 and 2, at 5:45 p.m., they present their 10th anniversary recital, “A Decade of Dance,” at the Yavapai College Performing Art Center. Tickets are $15 at the door. Call 928- 583-7277 for information.

Dunkin’ Donuts is still coming to Prescott Valley. Really.

Dunkin’ Donuts has been delayed in starting construction on its new location, set for the corner of Glassford Hill Road and Centre Court.

The company has been “working with their co-tenants and once the deal is signed, they will begin construction,“ PV Economic Development Coordinator Ben Hooper said this past week. “I’ve speculated on dates before and been wrong, so I’m hesitant to do that again. I can tell you they are fully through the permitting process and their contractor has been in touch with the permitting department so it’s moving forward.”

Talking Rock launches 10-Acre Ranch Lots; Reservations required

Talking Rock, a master planned community near Prescott, is unveiling its next phase June 2. Sterling Ranch at Talking Rock will include a limited number of large home sites — up to 10 acres — just 30 minutes outside Prescott. On June 2, the 20 available Sterling Ranch home sites will be selected for purchase by prior reservation only. Make a reservation at https://talkingrockaz.com/livebig.

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