Northern California

CAWA meets with Air Board leaders to discuss industry concerns

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 franchised dealers.

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas (A&AC) announced Selecta Auto Body in San Francisco was selected as one of three North American companies selected as winners of the fifth annual FIT Sustainability Award. “We are pleased to recognize Selecta Auto Body,” said...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
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...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
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...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
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...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
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...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
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...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
Antioch, Calif.—Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) East Bay Chapter 20 held it second annual Scan Tool Shootout at Diablo Marine and Trailer in Antioch, Thursday, Oct. 16.  “In spite of being in the midst of the Giants playoff run we had a great turn out,”...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
SCADA presented its SCADA’s Recycler of the Year award to Ed Mason, owner of Bauer’s Auto Wrecking in Fresno, at the association’s annual convention at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. Attendees included members, the San Diego County Auto Recyclers Association, the Northern...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
In-house parts inventory and nameplate specialization is Model business plan Berkeley, Calif.—Model Garage Owner Don Worth said with five techs and six bays if you don’t have the parts you can end up spending a lot of time moving cars around. To that point, Model Garage has an in-house...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Oakland, Calif.—AB&I Foundry recycles common automotive parts by melting them down and manufacturing new parts from old, Vice President of Recycled Materials and third generation team member James “Ted” Ray said. Founded in 1906, AB&I has seen world wars and a new...
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