Northern California

California Autobody Association brings truckload of excitement to holidays

Pleasant Hill, Calif.—The East Bay Chapter of the California Autobody Association (CAA) held its 16th annual Model Truck Contest, Nov. 18, at Zio Fraedo’s in Pleasant Hill. The event was attended by more than 100 guests and included participation of the United States Marines and its Toys for Tots campaign.

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Richmond, Calif.—After 28 years at the same location and her father looking to secure the company’s future, Accurate Auto Body Co-Owner Tiffany Silva said. Times had changed and as the years passed the old facility of family-owned and operated business was no longer adequate. “We...
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Las Vegas—CAWA leadership, members, sponsors and supporters attended the association’s Annual Membership Dinner Meeting, themed, “Plug-in to the Autoparts Industry,” at the beginning of Industry Week in Las Vegas, Nov. 2, where they succeeded in doubling funds for its...
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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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ASCCA’s Member of the Month is Steve Elstins, owner of West Coast Muffler in Concord. Elstins was nominated by Chapter 20 “because his passion to make a difference in the industry is appreciated by everyone,” ASCCA President Mary Kemnitz said. “He has organized a Father...
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Santa Rosa, Calif.—Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) Chapter 28 held its annual Vendor Night and Membership Drive, Oct. 22, at Bill’s Auto Electric in Santa Rosa. “I’d like to thank our vendors, sponsors and all who attended,” Bill’s Auto Electric...
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Sonoma shop owner stays true to his school and mentors Sonoma, Calif.—For Larbre Automotive Owner Mike Larbre it all started with a go-kart and a toolbox. “We had a little dirt track and all of my cousins were into go-karts and dirt bikes. My family has a well-drilling business, so I...
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Santa Clara, Calif.—Integration of marketing and management programs is key to Kukui’s simple all-in-one success platform. “Everything is measured,” Kukui Vice President of U.S. Operations Mike Giblin said. “From the time they hit enter to find a shop online until you...
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Sacramento, Calif.—CAWA’s government affairs team met with top Air Board leaders to discuss critical issues impacting the industry including telematics and keeping manufacturers honest in providing the same tools and information to the independent aftermarket that they provide to their...
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San Rafael, Calif.—When Laura “Car Grrrl” Bertolli took over her father’s collision business she immediately found she would be going in a new direction. Armed with a business degree from Cal Berkeley and 10 years as her father’s office manager, she purchased Bertolli...
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Sacramento, Calif.—The California Autobody Association (CAA), the nation’s largest state association dedicated to the collision repair industry, has launched a new website for its more than 1,000 members.  The new site can be found online at www.calautobody.com. David McClune, CAA...
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