Lang's Body Shop, which has customers in both Huron and Erie counties, was honored Thursday by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
Lang's has been a NFIB member since 1946, longer than any other Ohio business.
Robin Lang now runs the business, which is the oldest family-owned body shop in Ohio. His grandfather Emil A. Lang Sr. opened the shop in 1936 and passed it down to his son Emil, also called Sonny Lang, in 1968. Robin Lang took over in 1999. He said his mother Mary Lang has been a big help in the business.
Lang said NFIB, which represents 434 small businesses in Huron and Erie counties and 25,000 in the state, takes issues his business faces directly to state and federal legislators.