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GREELEY, CO – February 28, 2019 – Ten Aims Community College automotive technology students have advanced to the state level of the SkilsUSA Challenge competition after dominating at the regional competition on February 14 at Northeastern Junior College. The state competition is being held in...
Advance Auto Parts announced that Rawlins Auto Parts in Rawlins, Wyo., owned by Jeff McGuire, was among the 2018 Top Performing Independent Partner Award Winners. Winners, selected from more than 1,200 independently owned Carquest stores throughout the U.S., were chosen based on a variety of...
Prestige Imports Service Manager David Stribling and Porsche Cars North America Tech Live Look Program Manager Renita Whitfield show off the ODG R-7 smartglasses that technicians wear for remote assistance.
Lakewood, Colo.—Sometimes, “Big Brother” looking over your shoulder is a good thing. In December, Prestige Imports became one of the latest Porsche dealerships to add Tech Live Look, augmented reality (AR) smartglasses that allow a technician to communicate with a remote technical expert in real-...
Manager Christopher Hudson oversees a staff of 48 focused on OEM repair procedures.
Denver—Even before Rickenbaugh Automotive Group distributed an open letter in October committing to OEM parts and repair procedures, it had begun transitioning away from DRPs in favor of OEM certification programs, procedures, and parts. “From the beginning of 2018 to the end of the year, we...
The keynote speaker was Larry Linne, the local Colorado author who wrote the bestselling book, “Make the Noise Go Away.”  (Photo by Rob Merwin)
Denver—ASA-CO hosted its annual Summit, Jan. 25-26, at Lincoln Tech, featuring a lineup of new speakers, topics, and prize giveaways to support the ASA-CO Scholarship Opportunity fund. It also featured its first owners and managers’ leadership conference at Top Golf in Centennial. More than 21...
DENVER, Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Groove Auto, is proud to announce its September grant donation of $62,500 awarded on behalf of its “Drive for Education” (DFE) program. The program, in its seventh year, uses proceeds from area car sales to fund grants awarded to neighboring schools....
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — February 26th, 2019 TechForce Foundation has just announced a grant to the Foundation for Advanced Stem Education (FASE), the first received by the newly-founded organization. FASE is focused on providing hands-on, team-driven STEM projects for students, encouraging problem-...
LOVELAND, Colo. — McWHINNEY, Colorado-based real estate investor and developer with expertise in commercial, mixed-use, hospitality and multifamily assets and master developer of Centerra, joins Moreland Auto Group in announcing the planned addition of four car brands to Loveland’s Motorplex at...
DENVER (Feb. 18, 2019) – As temperatures fall across Colorado, electric vehicle owners take note: Your car simply will not be able to travel as far as it does normally. That's the takeaway from a new report from AAA, which found that cold weather can sap electric vehicle batteries of nearly half of...
Alan Kurtzberg, service director at Phases Truck & Automotive Repair in Colorado Springs, Colo., says coaching can make the difference between a shop’s success and failure.
Leadership development and business coaching “One of the things we’ve found while working with shops is that many of them don’t have defined roles for their employees,” Doug Bawel, chairmen and CEO of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, said during a seminar in Stapleton, Colo., one of 11 cities he...

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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.