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(Portland, Ore.) February 1, 2017 – Portland-based and family-owned auto parts distributor and retailer Baxter Auto Parts/Performance Warehouse has announced the acquisition of Gabe’s Auto Parts in Nampa, Idaho. Gabe’s Auto Parts has been serving the Nampa community for more than thirty nine years...
Dave Winters of Swedish Automotive booked more than $2 million in 2016 with December its strongest sales month.
Seattle—In today’s business environment, managing a repair facility requires having shop management systems that provide efficient internal systems and useful data so owners and managers can quickly and easily know what’s occurring within the business.  Three successful shop owners in West Seattle...
OREGON The Northwest Tire Dealers Association (NWTDA) will offer the Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) Commercial Truck Service (CTS) training and certification class on March 15, at the Holiday Inn/Airport in Portland. The cost for the all-day CTS training program is $275 for NWTDA or TIA members...
    NW Calendar   Feb. 4 * Petersen Collector Car Auction, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem. Visit www.petersencollectorcars.com. Feb. 7-9 * SAE 2017 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers, San Diego, Calif. Visit www.sae.org. Feb. 9-11...
Shoreline, Wash.—The 68th Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference (VMMC) will be staged March 28-30, at the award-winning Professional Automotive Training Center (PATC) on the campus of Shoreline Community College (SCC) just north of Seattle. With a theme of “Dedicated to Hands-on Learning,” the...
Barry Barrett
SeaTac, Wash.—The Automotive Service Association Northwest (ASA-NW) has announced the keynote speakers for the 2017 Automotive Training Exp (ATE) set for March 24-26, at the DoubleTree Hotel near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The three-day training event features keynote speakers at the...
From left: Standing near their award-winning SEMA Mustang are Phillip Skelton, sales and marketing manager; Zac Thureson, lead technician on the Mustang project; and Brandon Knowles, shop owner.
Everett, Wash.—Simply said, Brand-X Customs does not fit the description of a typical collision repair shop for several reasons. While the facility does provide collision repair, it offers much more, said Phillip Skelton, who handles marketing, sales, and does coating work at Brand-X. Founded 12...
Jan. 19-22 * Semi—annual Retreat & Management Conference, ASA Northwest, Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth, Wash. Visit www.asanorthwest.com or call 253-473-6970. Jan. 26-29 * Portland International Auto Show, Oregon Convention Center, Portland. Visit www.portlandautoshow.com. Feb. 9-11 * 43rd...
Koda Colbert was named the 2016 Mitchell 1/ASE Technician of the Future.
IDAHO Eldon Owens, of J&J Autobody in Robin, was named the 2016 Body Shop Business/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year. He was one of 45 automotive professionals who were recognized recently at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of ASE held in Concord, N.C. In...
Adam Robertson instructs class at ATE.
SeaTac, Wash.—Several scholarships are available for the 2017 Automotive Training Expo (ATE), said Jeff Lovell, AMAM, president and executive director of ASA Northwest, the event producer. ATE will be March 24-26, at the DoubleTree Hotel across from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and will...

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