Northwest

AG Diesel offers wide range of services

Portland, Ore.—AG Diesel Repair was established in 1993 by Cameron Tormanen and two other technicians who found themselves without jobs when the diesel specialist they worked for closed. 

“We started in Oregon City when not many shops worked on diesels,” Tormanen said. “We performed service for local customers and did some Dodge dealer work as well.”

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ALASKA      Dustin Jenne from the University of Alaska/Anchorage won a bronze medal in the Diesel Equipment Technology/Post-Secondary contest at the 50th SkillsUSA Championships in late June in Kansas City, Mo. More than 15,000 high school and college students, teachers, and...
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Port Angeles, Wash.—Peninsula College is the only community college in Washington State and one of only a handful in the nation to offer an approved, accredited one-year Alternative Fuels Certificate Program. According to Mike Hansen, Automotive Technology program coordinator and instructor,...
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Beaverton, Ore.—Jeff Drake said a lesson from his father has always served as his business philosophy. “My dad had his own business, and he always said, ‘Take care of people and the business will take care of itself,’” Drake said. “That’s what we really try...
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Richland, Wash.—The Automotive Service Association Northwest (ASA-NW) staged its Semi-annual Retreat & Management Conference on a weekend in late June in the Tri-Cities area. Members from throughout the Northwest region attended the event that included a golf outing, business meetings,...
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Portland, Ore.—With 40 years of remanufacturing experience, Dave Neville moved his rebuilding business from California to Oregon in 2009, and last year, the business — Portland Torque Products (PTP) — moved into a 30,000-square-foot building in the Northwest industrial area of the...
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AUGUST Aug. 5-8 * 2014 ADS International Convention & Tradeshow, Association of Diesel Specialists, Wynn4 Las Vegas. Visit www.diesel.org. Aug. 10 * 22nd annual All Ford & Mustang Show, Griot’s Garage, Tacoma, Wash. Call 360-459-3993 or visit www.piercecountymustangeclub.com. Aug. 13...
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NAPA chain provides wholesale parts to four counties with $7.3 million inventory Port Orchard, Wash.—Westbay NAPA Auto Parts has seen tremendous growth over the years in both the number of stores it has developed and the geographic region it serves, said Ken Price, president of the business...
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Seattle—Growing up on the Olympia Peninsula, Wade Lawson, AAM, said he worked on a variety of vehicles and equipment, but it was not until 2005 that he entered the automotive repair business with the purchase of EuroCar Service, located in the Roosevelt/University District in Seattle. Lawson...
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IDAHO      Northwest Motorfest, sponsored by Les Schwab Tires, is set for July 12-13, at Expo Idaho in Boise. Drawing thousands of attendees from throughout the Northwest, the 12th annual event features a major car show and vendor midway, the Boise Muffler Holeshot Nationals...
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Bend, Ore.—When Robin Barnes and Patty Rauch opened a second location for Professional Auto Body in 2006, the Central Oregon economy was rocking. “We were bursting at the seams over here,” Rauch said of the company’s original 10,000-square-foot shop.  “We used to...
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