Northern California

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
Pico Rivera, Calif.—Tire Industry Association (TIA) President Freda Pratt-Boyer of Percell Tire & Rubber Co. was keynote speaker at the third annual New Year Luncheon presented by the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) and co-sponsored by 1-800EveryRim.com-OEM Wheels and Yokohama...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Roaring engines were replaced by marching feet at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday, Jan. 17, as more than 300 people turned out for the 4th annual John’s March Against Stomach Cancer fundraiser. The event generated a record-setting amount, raising more than $15,500 for No Stomach For Cancer (www....
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 14:35
Ranch Cordova, Calif.—The executive office of the Bureau of Automotive Repair recently sent a notification to smog check station owners alerting them of a statewide OBD Inspection System (OIS) implementation, beginning March 9. Upcoming changes to the Smog Check Program include the following...
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
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
The Automotive Service Council of California (ASCCA) will host its first Team Weekend of 2015 on Feb. 7-8, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento. The new venue is within walking distance of one of the region’s largest shopping malls, Arden Fair. For information, go to http://www.ascca.com/...
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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