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Torrance, CA, March 1, 2017 - Edelbrock is excited to announce their 12th Annual Car Show, which will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017.On Friday, May 5, 2017, Edelbrock will once again be opening the doors of their corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility to the public for free shop tours....
Fresno, Calif.—Medco differentiates its PBE supply and mechanical tool and equipment distribution company with market knowledge, value-added services and on-time delivery, said Todd D’Angelo, vice president U.S. sales for the PBE division, serving traditional jobbers, auto parts stores, and mobile...
From left, The office staff at Main Street Garage include Danielle Armijo, customer service specialist; John Tarrant, owner; and his son David Tarrant, manager. They are working with AdvisorFix to help increase customer count.
Upland, Calif.—John Tarrant, owner of Main Street Garage, which was originally Toyotech, said he has invested a lot in new tools and equipment since making the decision to add domestic vehicle repair shop in 2015. “I purchased Toyotech in 2014, but the business had been open since about 1988,” he...
ExperTec Shop Manager Gary Frahm (left) and owner Roy Daneshavske recently expanded into Costa Mesa.
Huntington Beach, Calif.— There’s a twinkle in Roy Daneshavske’s eye when he talks about the future growth of his business.  “We had a good year,” he said. “We have days when we can’t take any more work in.” Some of that is due to the market he said, referring to the population growth that has...
Notables at the CTDA luncheon include (from left), Matt Burrows, Yokohama; Billy Eordekian, 1-800EveryRim; CTDA President Chris Barry, ITDG; TIA President Tom Formanek, Stellar Industries; Gianlucca Grioni, Pirelli; and SEMA WTC Chairman Joe Findeis, The Plus Sizing Guide.
Nearly 80 attendees representing 46 companies attended the annual California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA)/1-800EveryRim luncheon, Jan. 12 at the Del Rae Restaurant in Pico Rivera. Speakers included Tom Formanek, Tire Industry Association (TIA) president and regional sales manager of Stellar...
Jack Jackson says a successful business owner outside the industry has become a friend and business adviser over the years as they each built their businesses.
Palm Desert, Calif.—When Jack Jackson moved “Jack’s Bodyworks” into its new 30,000-square-foot facility last fall, he was finally ready to start using the “World Class Collision” business name he’d registered back in 2000. “I have that level of clientele, but I couldn’t put that name on the old...
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – February 3, 2017 – TBC Corporation (TBC), one of the nation’s largest marketers of automotive services and replacement tires, announced it has sold SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service (“SpeeDee”), effective January 31, 2017, to Grease Monkey. Grease Monkey International...
Huntington Beach, Calif. (February 2, 2017) – During the first half of January 2017, Classic Industries, the recognized leader in GM and Mopar restoration parts worldwide, hosted the unveiling of the 800 horsepower, supercharged Yenko/SC® Corvette built by Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE)....
CORONA, Calif. (February 1, 2017) –Larry H. Miller Dealerships (LHM Dealerships) announced today that it has acquired Corona Nissan in Corona, Calif., expanding the group’s footprint in the state. “We have several Nissan stores in the group that consistently perform well. Strategically, this store...
Axalta’s Michael Cash (seated left) and Sandy Berg, president and CEO of Ellis Paint Company, are joined by members of Axalta and Ellis management.
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has acquired Ellis Paint Company, a manufacturer and distributor of industrial and automotive refinish paint products for an array of industrial applications and substrates. Headquartered in Los Angeles and founded in...

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