Northwest

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
Portland, Ore.—Operating a body shop in the middle of a city block with little outside parking is challenging – but has its upsides, too, Owner JR Carlson said. Although Fix Auto Portland Downtown has in recent years purchased a small back parking lot, years of operating without much...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
SeaTac, Wash.—The 2015 Automotive Training Expo (ATE) will again offer a diversity of classes for the automotive repair and service trade. More than 60 training seminars will presented at the March 20-22 event that is held at the DoubleTree Hotel in SeaTac. ATE combines three days of...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
Kirkland repair facility relies on Mitchell1 for all aspects of business Kirkland, Wash.—Summers Automotive Service Inc. Owner Brian Estell said he was likely one of the first in the region to begin using the Mitchell shop management system. Founded by Nathan Summers in 1979, Estell said he...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
DECEMBER Dec. 9-10 * 2014 Light-Duty Emission Control Symposium, sponsored by SAE, Troy, Mich. Visit www.sae.org. JANUARY Jan. 22-25 * Semi-Annual Retreat & Management Conference, ASA Northwest, Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, Wash. Visit www.asanorthwest.com or call 253-473-6970. Jan. 22-25 * 2015...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Chehalis, Wash.—In a time when many machine shops are a dying breed, Barry Griel said his business was busy all during the summer and continues to be brisk. He said he founded the 7,000-square-foot shop in 1993 after running the machine shop at a local NAPA Auto Parts store. “Sometimes...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
All American Classic provides specialty recycled parts for Northwest and beyond Vancouver, Wash.—All American Classics is not the typical recycling facility for many reasons, said Todd Toedtli, who founded the business in 1989 and has 10 employees. Located on a 40-acre site that was once a...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Woodburn, Ore.—Tim Cooper credits his family’s faith, and the loyalty of great employees and customers, with helping Ken’s Auto Body & Service Center weather the temporary absence of his father, Ken, the company’s founder. “I just see God’s hand in all of...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Oct. 30-Nov. 2 * 2104 ATRA Powertrain Expo, sponsored by the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. Visit www.atra.com. Nov. 1-3 * 2014 International Big R Show (in conjunction with AAIW), sponsored by the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
IDAHO Four students at Brigham Young University in Rexburg have been named recipients of the 2014 SEMA Memorial Scholarship program. They include Ryan Call, Leonard Howe, Tyler Nelson (Performance Warehouse Association & Light Truck Accessory Alliance Award), and Harmon Newhouse. The Specialty...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Scottie’s Auto Body takes wait-and-see approach to structural aluminum repair investments Hillsboro, Ore.—Cookie Landauer said rather than trying to hire new technicians at Scottie’s Auto Body, she prefers to “grow them” inside the shop.  “It’s really...
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