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From l., Dennis Montalbano, ASCCA president; Rodney Pierini, CAWA president and CEO; Gloria Peterson, ASCCA executive director; and Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, say they are pleased that auto care industry leaders and association members took the time to attend the Summit.
Long Beach, Calif.—The 2016 Auto Care Industry Summit, presented by CAWA, ASCCA, and the Auto Care Association, June 24, at the Maya Hotel, brought together industry experts and shop owners to discuss issues that focused on cybersecurity and its relationship to telematics, and how they will affect...
General Manager Amine Filal (l.) and Owner Kelly Green have seen significant growth since 2008 at Kelly’s Truck Repair.
San Leandro, Calif.—Since 1971, Kelly’s Truck Repair has succeeded in general and major repairs to commercial trucks, buses and assorted heavy equipment. By fixing large vehicles, providing parts for them and also pursuing fleet work, mobile off-site maintenance and department of transportation...
Peter Brooks works on a wide range of classic vehicles, including Chevrolet muscle cars, old BMWs and even a few cars made in the 1920s.
Hayward, Calif.—When you ask Peter Brooks what he does at Pete’s Gear Shop, the business he has owned since 1993, you will always get a brief and specific answer. “Strictly rear ends and stick shifts — it’s that simple.” In actuality, Pete’s Gear Shop does a little more than just those two things,...
Josh White says about 40 percent of the shop’s work is custom or restoration jobs.
San Mateo, Calif.—Josh White doesn’t hesitate when asked about changes he’s made at Priola Body Shop in the three years he’s owned the business. “I’m always trying to upgrade, always trying to make things better,” White said. “There was an older cross-flow booth here that I replaced with a Spray...
Jonathan Lee is Betts Company’s new CTO.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chair Mary D. Nichols and Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that German automaker Volkswagen AG and related entities have agreed to funding or investments totaling more than $1 billion in California to fully remedy the...
Keynote speaker Craig Smith, of THEIA Labs, says the consumer needs to be educated about telematics and the data a vehicle is collecting.
Long Beach, Calif.—The 2016 Auto Care Industry Summit, presented by CAWA, ASCCA, and the Auto Care Association, June 24, at the Maya Hotel, brought together industry experts and shop owners to discuss issues that focused on cybersecurity and its relationship to telematics, and how they will affect...
Owner Barry Roberts has faced many obstacles over the years at Reno Auto Body, but getting the right parts for his repairs hasn’t been one of them.
Reno, Nev.—Reno Auto Body is located not far from casino row, but Owner Barry Roberts isn’t willing to gamble when it comes to the quality of his collision repairs. “I would rather do a good job and get paid for a proper repair because that is the only way I know. When we fix a car, we do it right...
SSF CEO Thomas Beer is always looking for new ways to set up his European repair shops for on-going success. That’s why he and his team recently added a new technical training program and a division that sells tools, equipment and shop supplies.
San Francisco—In 1976, two guys named Jobs and Wozniak started Apple Computer in a little garage just down the road from SSF Imported Auto Parts in South San Francisco. As both companies celebrate 40 years, Apple has re-invented itself many times over and so has SSF to change with the times and...
NEVADA Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced its latest third quarter 2016 training schedule outlining the courses taking place from July 25 through September 26. Participants will learn to perfect their skills through a combination of classroom, digital and hands-on settings. “Color...
Washington, D.C.—The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) recently submitted, in May, comments to California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on its formal proposed rule regarding motor vehicle brake friction materials. In...

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