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Pickens Technical College is proud to announce Elmer Hernandez as SkillsUSA National Refinishing Champion for 2018. As a high school senior, he competed against 13 contestants in Colorado’s State Competition, Elmer placed first. This win led to Elmer competing in the National SkillsUSA Refinishing...
Denver—The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA), released its newly formatted and redesigned “Colorado Auto Outlook” reports that Colorado new car and light truck registrations, year to date (YTD), declined 3.3 percent versus a year earlier. That compares to a 1.2 percent increase...
An instructor at the new Falcon Academy mentors a student in training.
ASA-CO will host its “Managing Shop Workflow” training seminar at Western Community College in Grand Junction on Oct. 16-17, from 6–9:30 p.m. The seminar will explore industry best practices related to technician efficiency, communication and quality control and be instructed by Greg Marchand....
Luis Garcia (left), Boulder Tire manager and Bill Bender, owner of Independent Motors and Boulder Tire, are prepared for increased business after acquiring Tires Inc.’s customer base in August.
Boulder, Colo.—A simple opportunity to acquire some good, used tire equipment from a neighboring shop closing its doors turned into something much larger for Bill Bender, owner of Boulder Tire and Independent Motors, this fall after a visit with Nick Hardy, the previous owner of Tires Inc. Bender’s...
As Jack’s Alignment approaches its 69th year, Jack Humphrey continues to invest in tools and training. The shop averages 20-45 alignments per day depending on the season.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Nobody could argue that the $20,000 Jack Humphrey’s father invested in building a four-bay alignment shop in his backyard in 1971 wasn’t a good idea. The building and the business have become staples in the Colorado Springs community, and Jack’s Alignment Service will enter...
From left: Justin Arnold, Joe Brenner, and David Morrison say Eurocars Collision Center is striving to become the brand that consumers will recognize as the place they can leave their $140,000 car and know it’s being restored to pre-loss condition.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Eurocars Collision Center doesn’t feel like a collision shop and it wasn’t designed to. Much like the high-end, luxury foreign import vehicles that make up its main clientele base, everything from the waiting area to the tools, equipment and technicians are meant to project...
AURORA, Colo (October 24, 2018) – Representatives from Larry H. Miller Colorado Chrysler Jeep will present a check for $10,000 to Ability Connection Colorado on Tuesday, October 25 at 9:30 a.m. The grant will directly support the quality improvement of the organization’s Creative Options for Early...
A Caliber Collision trainer works with a Ft. Bragg soldier at Caliber's Changing Lanes Academy in Fayetteville, NC. Classes for Ft. Carson soldiers start every seven weeks at the new Caliber Collision Falcon Academy in Colorado Springs.
COLORADO SPRINGS (September 13, 2018) – Caliber Collision announces the opening of its Changing Lanes Falcon Academy, an innovative training program for Ft. Carson soldiers nearing the completion of their military service, to learn skills for a successful new career in the fast-growing collision...
DENVER (Sept. 11, 2018) – AAA Colorado forecasts that the statewide gas price average will drop to $2.70 per gallon this fall, with even steeper savings possible. That's 18 cents less a gallon compared to today's price and more than a quarter cheaper than May's recorded yearly high of $2.97. "Plain...
CHARLOTTE – (September 6, 2017) – The CARSTAR Business Group of Colorado hit the links this week with their franchise partners, insurance carriers, vendor partners, CARSTAR corporate team members and community members – all for a good cause.  The event raised more than $15,000 for cystic fibrosis...

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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.