Mountain People & Places - September 2015


FinishMaster of Colorado hosted its 19th Annual Golf Tournament at the Omni Interlocken Resorts Golf Club on Wednesday, July 22. More than 122 customers, strategic vendor partners, employees, insurance company personnel and guests participated in the event. Manufacturers and vendor partners also participated, some of which included Axalta, BASF, 3M, PPG, Norton, Air Flow Technologies, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, ITW-Evercoat, A&H Finishing, KLC Equipment, State Farm Insurance, Mitchell, ASA-Colorado, Innovative Tools, Gunslinger Custom Paint, and Omni Interlocken, as well as many other local vendors and warehouses. A check for more than $5,000 was presented to The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Colorado by the FinishMaster sales team on behalf of the event. To date, the FinishMaster Annual Golf Tournaments have raised more than $50,000 for multiple Colorado charities.

General Motors has donated a 2014 Cadillac CTS and a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze to the Arapahoe Community College Automotive Technology Program. “Many thanks to General Motors for its exceptional donation of a 2014 Cadillac CTS and a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze to our GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP),” said Jerry Viola, director of automotive technology at ACC.  “These vehicles provide cutting-edge technology for our students to train on. GM has been supporting our efforts at ACC for many years, and has been invaluable to the education of our students.”

Steve Travis, technician at Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota in Colorado Springs, has been named to the Toyota 2014 Assembly of Champions. According to the company, he is the only technician in the U.S. to receive the honor and will represent the U.S. at the Toyota International Service Champions’ Assembly in Nagoya, Japan, in October. The 2014 Assembly of Champions recognizes the top assistant service manager, technician, parts professional and collision repair technician in several countries. “Steve’s dedication to his profession makes all of us very proud. We appreciate his hard work and look forward to his representing us in Nagoya,” said Todd Hilleboe, general manager, Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota.



National Performance Warehouse (NPW) has announced its acquisition of a separate Salt Lake facility which will be consolidated into the National Auto Parts Warehouse’s modern and automated facility in West Valley City. The Boise, Idaho facility will continue to operate. Time Distributors is a wholesaler of performance and truck accessories which, now combined with the traditional business of NPW Utah, has created an operation mirroring other NPW locations where customers can purchase virtually all their automotive needs. The National Performance Warehouse Companies now operate from 12 locations in the US and Canada. It now distributes over 600 lines of traditional, performance, truck, chemical, engine and tool and equipment lines.

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