by Steve Sharp

Kukui tradeshow draws member shops to discuss industry and educate

San Jose, Calif.—More than 100 shop owners who attended the second annual Kukui educational conference trade show on Jan. 17, in San Jose, had a chance to hear from a variety of industry experts and professional support firms.

Presenters included Cecil Bullard, Institute for Automotive Business Excellence and WORLDPAC trainer; Matt Winslow, Automotive Training Institute; Bill Haas, Educational Seminars Institute; Tim Ross, Mudlick Mail; and keynote speaker Greg Buckley, owner of Buckley’s Auto Care and founder of Virtual Service Advisor.

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Concord, Calif.—The industry, and BMW in particular, has not looked back since the introduction of bonding and riveting on the 2003 E-60, said Kevin Miller, Weatherford and Concord BMW Collision Center Director of Operations. More and more car companies are introducing advanced technology and...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Concord, Calif.—The industry, and BMW in particular, has not looked back since the introduction of bonding and riveting on the 2003 E-60, said Kevin Miller, Weatherford and Concord BMW Collision Center Director of Operations. More and more car companies are introducing advanced technology and...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
San Carlos, Calif.—Like a lot of children whose families own auto repair shops, 14-year-old Eric and 16-year-old Adam Sevim began work at their parents’ business sweeping up, cleaning restrooms, and learning the books. Within just four years, the brothers found themselves in the...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Sycamore, Ill.—If there is one thing every technician hates, it’s the bolt they just can’t get to. “You can get a wrench on it but there is not enough room to swing it. It’s a problem technicians face every day,” said Walt Sedlacek, SK Tools director of sales and...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Novvi develops environmentally friendly lubrication solutions without compromising performance or price Emeryville, Calif.—For shops seeking an environmentally friendly engine oil and lubricant alternative without compromising the performance of petroleum-based product, there’s now an...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Campbell, Calif.—The story is a familiar one — spurred on with a quest to learn and a knack for all things mechanical a high school gearhead converts family garage into a shop. But that’s where Pumphrey & Co. and Owner Matt Pumphrey’s story takes its first turn, he said...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Lebanon, Ohio—Mitch Williams, president and CEO of the Restoration Parts Unlimited companies, said growth in the hot rod and restoration market is unprecedented. With the two markets closer than ever and the value of the cars ever increasing, the popularity, especially among baby boomers, is...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Sacramento, Calif.—Thompson’s S&S Collision Repair has been serving Sacramento more than 30 years, family patriarch Roy Thompson said. After learning the craft at American River College and gaining experience first at Irv’s followed by Lou Williams Chevrolet. In 1989 Roy and...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Juno Beach, Fla.—As the number of supplier, information resource, and reference sites continue to grow, your time, your estimator’s time, and your techs’ time is slowly being consumed. Learning new programs and apps, researching repair information, and going from one Internet...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
ASCAA and CAA advocate Jack Molodanof says industry must have strong voice to protect and promote interests Sacramento, Calif.—Having grown up in and around the business, California Autobody Association (CAA) and Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) Legislative Advocate and...
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