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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
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
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...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Alignment and suspension experts provide retail and wholesale services with an ‘old-school’ approach Kent, Wash.—Two longtime associates and business partners for 20 years have created what Co-owner Mark Hewitt said is an “old-school approach” to how Puget Sound...
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...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) has an updated listing of secondary and post-secondary schools and institutions that have become NATEF-certified on their website (www.natef.org). While most post-secondary colleges and proprietary schools with automotive training...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Chehalis, Wash.—Located 10 miles south of Chehalis, Hassler’s Auto Body Inc. may not be the typical collision repair center, but their business over the past 20 years has grown and their location is unique for attracting customers, said Darryl Hassler, who owns the 5,000-square-foot...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Portland, Ore.—State Farm may still be the largest auto insurer in Oregon, but it’s no longer the best, according to the latest survey of Oregon collision repair shops. The survey by the Northwest Automotive Trades Association (NATA) asked shops to grade the Top 20 auto insurers in the...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
October Oct. 4 * Annual Lights-on Campaign (in conjunction with Fall Car Care Month), sponsored by ASA-NW, various locations in the Northwest region. Visit www.asanorthwest.com or call 253-473-6970. Oct. 4-5 * 2014 Maryhill Hill Climb, sponsored by the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts (SOVREN...
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