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January 2015 - Northwest People & Places

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NAPA Auto Tech will present Electrical World Class Diagnostics seminars for technicians in February at three locations in the state: Feb. 17 at the Hutchison Career Center in Fairbanks — contact Jay McFetridge at 907-388-2592; Feb. 18 at the Wasilla NAPA Training Center in Wasilla — contact Andy Rogers at 907-745-6272, and Feb. 19 at the NAPA Auto Parts store in Anchorage — contact Clint McElwee at 907-563-3637.

 

IDAHO

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Portland, Ore.—Shane Courtney, of Jim Stevens Auto Body, knew it was time for a change. His shop in downtown Portland was still fixing plenty of cars, but its bottom line had eroded. “I’d been doing the same thing for 17 or 18 years, and all of a sudden it wasn’t working,...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Shoreline, Wash.—The Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference (VMMC), now in its 65th year, provides an unmatched scope and variety of sessions and panels for technicians and fleet administrators, said David Adler, VMMC chairman and a diesel emissions specialist with the Washington...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
In general, auto parts sales and repair/service provided in the Northwest region was on the positive side for 2014, with a bright outlook for most in 2015. The following are perspectives from a variety of OE and aftermarket parts and service providers about where the market has been and what may...
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
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
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
IDAHO Doug Dugger, the owner of Custom Auto & Repair, a Federated Car Care Center in Idaho Falls, is the grand-prize winner of the national Federated Car Care “Pick Your Pickup” Sweepstakes. As part of his prize, Dugger received a trip for two to Las Vegas and badges to attend both...
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
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...
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