Midwest

JOPLIN, Mo. – August 13, 2018 – ZAF Energy Systems Inc. (ZAF), a developer of next-generation battery technology, announced today that it has received $300,000, the first installment of a $600,000 investment from Missouri’s Department of Economic Development (DED) fund as part of the state’s...
Steve Schmalzried has retired from Southwestern Community College.
MIDWEST Michael Callison Jr. has been promoted to COO of Midwest Wheel Companies in Des Moines, Iowa. Reporting to John Minor, president and CEO, Callison joined the Midwest Wheel team more than 10 years ago and is the fifth generation of his family to hold a leadership role in Midwest Wheel...
SC Diesel Repair & Performance Owner Evan Schuster (right) with, from left, technicians Evan Breheim and Jordan Brown, show off the block for a 6.7-L Cummins the shop is building to 1,200 HP for a street/strip shortbed Dodge.
Boonville, Mo.—Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it, too. Those accustomed to pumping up gasoline engines’ output are aware of how, as performance goes up, reliability and fuel economy often go down. But owners of diesel light trucks needing major engine repairs can get better fuel economy...
Shops can please a fleet manager by listening more and talking less, says ICS Collision Center Owner James Wilson II. (Photos By Monica Barton)
Derby, Kan.—A fleet can be demanding, requiring not only quick, quality repairs but also flexibility and creativity. “It’s like ‘Sales 101’: they say you have two ears and one mouth, and you should use them proportionately,” said James Wilson II, who owns ICS Collision Center with his wife, Tera,...
Jim O’Halloran (left), dealer principal of O’Halloran International, hosts Congressman David Young (R-Iowa) at the dealership.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation and the National Auto Body Council (NABC) have announced the recipient of the Chuck Sulkala NABC Appreciation Scholarship. The Sulkala scholarship program honors NABC founder and longtime executive director Chuck Sulkala who retired earlier this year....
From left are Ethan Rose, sales; Craig Dawes, sales; Robert Rasor, sales; Co-owner/bookkeeper Scott Rose; Mike Brown, sales; Co-owner Keith Rose, and Dennis Conner, sales.
Hutchinson, Kan.—After almost a century of serving the community, Rose Motor Supply has built a reputation as the go-to place when one needs a little more assistance or a hard-to-find part than a chain auto parts store provides, Keith Rose said. “With us being outside a metro area, there is a large...
From left are Brad Wilkins (Alan’s son), sales; Account Manager Leon Fales; Co-owner Mike Salmen and his nephew, Tim, sales; Co-owner Alan Wilkins; Matt Mynatt, sales; Account Manager Scott Kitivoravong; and Sales Manager Kevin Bradhurst.
Kansas City, Mo.— “‘Price, quality, and service: pick any two, because you’re not going to get all three,’” said Sales Manager Kevin Bradhurst, who is familiar with the old adage. “But you pretty much get all three with us. We offer a fair price, but we have excellent support and service. If...
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, June 29, 2018 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced that ASA President and Executive Director Dan Risley will be resigning effective July 13. Risley has accepted a position with CCC Information Services Inc. in his home state of Illinois. For the past...
Gladstone, Missouri - Shop owners and industry suppliers throughout the country have responded in strong support of the recent announcement of “Member Choice” that was instituted in ASA-Midwest. Effective September 14, former ASA-Midwest members will have the opportunity to select their membership...
GERMANTOWN, Tenn., June 8, 2018 – Auto Pride member Motor Parts Central recently attracted nearly 200 car enthusiasts from Sioux City, Iowa, and the surrounding area, including several of their own customers, for its 17th annual car show.  “This event has grown exponentially each year, providing a...

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