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Louisville, Ky.-Dozens of Northwest students competed in the 2015 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in late June. In total, more than 13,000 high school and college level students from all states and four U.S. territories participated in more than 90 leadership and skills...
Kansas City, Mo. – WELD has awarded a $1,000 prize to Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) student Noah Geiger for his directional on-spoke wheel design. Geiger captured the top prize in the first annual WELD KCAI Performance Design Challenge contest, which was open to students enrolled in the virtual...
Jupiter, Fla.—Multi Parts Supply (MPS) announced SPARK2015 will again take place at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (“AAPEX”) being held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nov. 2-5. This is the second year of the MPS SPARK Initiative, an interactive three-day industry immersion, providing...
COLORADO Robyn Wood, a student studying collision repair at Aims Community College in Greeley, was one of 35 students nationwide who won the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s (CREF) 2015 Hire Our Heroes award. The award honors current or former...
The top shop owners in America have a number of things in common. They were the first to embrace the incredible value in using exchange-rebuilt components, rather than trying to repair all the components themselves. They were also the first to provide their customers with extended warranties on...
Looking for technicians, employment, or how to obtain a smog license? Need to know when your license expires or what OBDII Monitors are required for 2000 and newer vehicles? Don’t know how to register your OIS System? Look no further. The California Automotive Resource Center (CalARC, www....
As is true with top techs, the top service advisors need a number of tools in order to succeed. Here’s a list of important tools to provide your advisors that will help them maximize sales, customer satisfaction and your shop’s profits. 1. Clearly defined sales goals and car count goals that are...
NATIONAL The Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB) raised more than $7,000 in its recent third annual silent auction during the 2015 Women’s Board Winter Leadership Conference, at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Fla. Items for the auction were donated by Women’s Board associate companies and auto care...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.