Northwest

Calendar of Events

FEBRUARY

Feb. 28-Mar. 1 * 2015 Mega Show, Competition Specialties, Inc., Auburn. For details, visit www.competitionspecialties.com.

 

MARCH

March 3-6 * The Work Truck Show 2015 and 51st annual NTEA Convention, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. Visit www.ntea.com.

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
FEBRUARY Feb. 5-7 * 35th annual International Trade Show and Training Event, Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS), Caribe Royale Hotel & Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. Visit www.macsw.org. Feb. 5-8 * Portland International Auto Show, Oregon Convention Center, Portland. Visit www....
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
ALASKA      NAPA training programs set for February and March in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Wasilla include “Electrical World Class Diagnostics” and “Fuel System Analysis.” Contact local NAPA suppliers for dates and locations of the classes.   ...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Vancouver, Wash.—As Brady Lander was closing the books on his company’s best year ever in late December, he was also feeling positive about investors and others taking a renewed interest in the collision repair industry. “It’s exciting to see more people have hope in the...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Shelton, Wash.—To say that Rocket Restorations is in a niche market may be an understatement. Owner Tom Hergert said the firm restores and sells parts only for Mopar cars — Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth, from 1962 to 1972. Hergert said he began working on restoration projects in high...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Efficient management system provides needed data and communication with customers for Valley Automotive . . . . . . . . by Jerold B. Smith Maple Valley, Wash.—Bryan Kelley, owner of Valley Automotive Repair & Electric, believes using a management system that provides daily reports and...
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...
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
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
ALASKA 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...
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...
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