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Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Glenwood Springs, Colo.—When partners John Stock and Steve “Tank” Burns sought to increase sales at Action Collision Specialists in Carbondale, they turned to several Western Slope dealership principals for advice. And what they learned led them to open a second facility, in...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Denver—Auto recycling industry sales veteran and speaker Rob Rainwater was a major draw at the Colorado Auto Recyclers’ (CAR) annual meeting on Jan. 24, at the PPA Event Center.        CAR President Ryan Hochmiller, who sells parts at his family-owned recycling...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Golden, Colo.—Attendance was up at the fifth annual ASA-CO Independent Automotive Professionals Symposium, Chairman Steve Horvath said, as 220 shop owners, managers and technicians convened at the Denver Marriott West, in Golden, for the February training and networking event. “Chris...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Boulder, Colo.—After 24 years working at Hoshi Motors, Brandon Bowman, its new owner, has started rebuilding the shop from the inside out by updating its tools and equipment. “When I took over the business, my job completely changed, and I’ve learned to keep a finger on the pulse...
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Female management team focuses on training and community outreach Fort Collins, Colo.—Stacia Hamp, service manager at Community Auto, said when she hit a career block a few years ago, the first thing she did was focus on what her personal vision was for the shop. “I had to be really...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:35
Telluride, Colo.—Telluride Tire has benefited from February’s snows and the cast and crew from Tarantino’s new film “The Hateful Eight,” according to a recent report from Colorado Public Radio (CPR). Owner Stuart Armstrong said that since the first film crews arrived...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:28
March 3, 3015 Title:  Brake Systems Training Montrose, CO 9:00 am to Noon   Agenda: Air Disc Brakes & Antilock Braking Systems: Operation Inspection Diagnostics Troubleshooting of the following components: Basic ABS Stability Systems ACOM / ABS Diagnostic...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
COLORADO The Arapahoe Community College Automotive Technology Program, in Littleton, has received a $3,000 grant from The Chrysler Foundation. The grant is designated to be used for the 2015 Chrysler College Automotive Program (CAP) to purchase shop equipment, computers and storage systems for...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Broomfield, Colo.—Co-Owners of Stang Auto Tech, Robert and Kerri Blaes, started their business out of their garage in 1980, while Robert was working for Rocky Flats as a fleet administrator. A side business at first, they offered only engine and undercar repairs on Ford Mustangs, but by 1996...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
VW resto shop pools resources to navigate niche market, adds Subaru repair Arvada, Colo.—Among the virtues to running a restoration shop, resourcefulness would be one of them. Sam Kutz, owner of NuVintage, a VW restoration and Subaru repair shop, said maintaining relationships with parts...
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