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Bronco Randy Gradishar (left) presents a signed jersey to Fair Auto & Truck Parts’ Mitch Mitchell.
COLORADO Bestop Inc. has hired Brian Terrano as director of supply chain management. Terrano will direct the company’s global purchasing strategy and business processes that support Bestop’s original equipment and aftermarket automotive customers. He will also develop supply chain best practices...
Ray Williams (left) and Alan Squier, owners of Specialized Product Supply, now offer customers a variety of collision repair equipment through Spanesi Americas. Pictured here is the Touch electronic measuring system and the Q5 3-Torch Inverter welder capable of aluminum, silicone bronze, and steel welding.
Denver—In a bid to help collision repair shops cost-effectively equip themselves, Alan Squier and Ray Williams, owners of Specialized Product Supply (SPS), a PBE jobber, have added Spanesi Americas to their linecard. SPS now offers shops the complete lineup from the Italian collision equipment...
Rob Brago, owner of Diagnostic Equipment, has built a reputation as a mobile diagnostician, performing programing services for repair shops along the Front Range.
Lakewood, Colo.—When shops call Rob Brago, owner of Colorado Diagnostic Equipment, it’s usually to be the “clean up man” and complete the final step in a diagnostic procedure. Over the last few years, he has built a reputation as a go-to diagnostician for programming newly installed modules and...
John Baker has opened a second business, JBS Training Center, a facility that is outfitted with a paint booth and mixing room, which is available for lease to all types of collision repair businesses.
Englewood, Colo.—John Baker knows first hand how bad paint booth airflow can negatively impact a job and diminish a shop’s efficiency. That’s because he has been diagnosing and solving airflow problems with paint booths in Michigan and Colorado for more than 26 years. During that time, he...
Caliber Collision’s Colorado Team accepts the Employer of the Year award from the Lincoln College of Technology in Denver at its Stars and Bars awards ceremony. From left, are Phil Palumbo, Jeff Olin, Matt O'Neill and Rich Viano.
COLORADO/NEW MEXICO TBC Corporation (TBC) announced it has sold SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service to Grease Monkey, independent franchisors of automotive fast lube centers serving more than two million customers with locations in Colorado and New Mexico. “This transaction provides outstanding...
Autovitals’ Jimmy Lea, who dressed as “Doc” from “Back to the Future,” says shop customers are more likely to spend more per visit if a digital inspection shows them, with pictures, exactly what they are investing in.
Denver—Want to increase sales and create satisfied and faithful customers? Don’t “sell to” customers, educate them using the tools and advantages of the digital age — and keep them coming back. That was the advice from ASA Colorado Summit speaker Jimmy Lea, senior national sales manager at...
AdvisorFix’s Jeremy O’Neal opened ASA-CO’s Summit 2017 with a keynote address, advising resilience through industry shifts.
Denver—A record number of 265 attendees and 34 vendors went to the Automotive Service Association of Colorado’s 2017 Summit Jan. 27 and 28, at Lincoln College of Technology in Denver, marking a 110-attendee, 24-vendor increase over 2016. The weekend kicked off Friday night with a NAPA-sponsored...
After relocating in December, David Slone, general manager of Greeley Subaru, has experienced substantial sales growth across all departments.
Greeley, Colo.—When Warren Yoder decided to relocate his Subaru dealership, Greeley Subaru, he and his General Manager David Slone, and their architect used that opportunity to design a dealership for maximum efficiency, soliciting input from key personnel. After only a couple of months at its new...
Rob Grieve has built a reputation for collision repair excellence at Nylund’s Collision Center by catering to customers, not insurance companies. He and his wife, Carol Grieve, relocated their shop on Jan. 1.
Englewood, Colo.—Most mornings the smell of bacon and pancakes permeate the customer greeting area of Nylund’s Collision Center. Preparing breakfast for customers, and shop personnel, is one of the many ways owners Rob and Carol Grieve say they’re able to differentiate themselves from the...
Don Weber (left), of Engine Parts Group, based in Wheat Ridge, honored featured suppliers at Engine Pro’s recent winter shareholder meeting.
COLORADO Four automotive aftermarket manufacturers were honored as featured suppliers at Engine Pro’s recent winter shareholder meeting in Dallas. Recognized companies include B&P Rods, SA Gear Inc., Melling Engine Parts and Dura-Bond Bearing Co. Manufacturers chosen for the honor must be the...

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