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Community Wholesale Tire has promoted Andy Berra to president.
MIDWEST Community Wholesale Tire has promoted Andy Berra to president and Adrienne Berra to executive vice president. The current president, Phil Berra, will remain with the company as chairman and CEO.  Community Wholesale Tire has three Midwest distribution centers, an eight-state marketing area...
From left: ColorVision’s Connor, Kathy, and Gary Allen have added four locations in six months and increased the PPG Platinum Distributor’s footprint.
Springfield, Mo.—In only six months, PPG Platinum Distributor ColorVision has nearly doubled its store count. Now renamed ColorVision, the four new locations bring the total to nine stores in five states, strengthening the company’s competitive position as a regional refinish distributor. Although...
Owner Chad Dearth shows off a transparent “Vossen Red” Vossen Wheel at KC Trends Motorsports. Vossen offers 24 transparent finishes and 24 solid finishes.
Overland Park, Kan.—Faced with competition from online retailers, KC Trends Motorsports prospers in offering unique products and services, Owner Chad Dearth said. “As the economy changes and as the internet continues to flourish, the showroom, in my opinion, is always going to be important in our...
Spencer, IA — Arnold Motor Supply is extremely proud to announce that it has been recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in Iowa for the fourth consecutive year. The 2017 Top Workplaces, sponsored by the Des Moines Register, ranked Arnold Motor Supply in the top 50 for midsized companies. “It’s a...
On October 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm the Kansas City Chapter of ASA will be sponsoring a networking and panel discussion event at Johnson County Community College to introduce students seeking a career in the automotive service industry to local independent shop owners and managers. This will be a great...
On October 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm the Des Moines Chapter of ASA will be sponsoring a networking and panel discussion event at Des Moines Area Community College to introduce students seeking a career in the automotive service industry to local independent shop owners and managers. This will be a great...
Community Wholesale Tire, a family owned and operated business, has made some organizational changes, promoting Andy Berra to President and Adrienne Berra to Executive Vice President, effective September 1, 2017.  The current President, Phil Berra, will remain with the company as chairman and CEO...
Steve Hahn (back, center) has assumed ownership of CARSTAR Metcalf, a former corporate training center for CARSTAR.
MIDWEST Four students in the Midwest received scholarships from The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awarded $160,000 to 60 individuals this year, including 53 SEMA scholarships to current students and seven loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies. The students are...
Quality Automotive Equipment & Service owners Justin (left), Cameron (third from left, with daughter, Charlee), and Rhonda Cordle, pictured with Cameron's wife, Ashley (right, with son, Jackson), formed the company June 1, to offer equipment sales, service, and installation throughout eastern Kansas and western Missouri.
Paola, Kan.—As the automobile’s onboard technology advances evermore rapidly, the equipment used to service it is also becoming more complex. Combining their experience in information technology and automotive equipment service, brothers Cameron and Justin Cordle formed Quality Automotive Equipment...
Weaver’s Auto Center Manager Chris Norris (left) and Owner Tony Adams say that it is essential to perform scans on every repair and to educate insurers why they’re needed.
Shawnee, Kan.—Just as a technician can no longer approach a repair without first consulting OEM repair information to see what type of steel it is or how the OEM recommends sectioning it, every vehicle must now be scanned, regardless of how minor the damage may appear to the trained eye, said Tony...

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