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Littleton, Colo.—Wholesale customers may not give much thought to how parts are delivered to their shop, but Chad Albertson certainly does. Albertson, who oversees AutoNation Parts Center’s wholesale operation, said he processes more than 660 invoices on any given day for 17 dealerships and...
Aurora, Colo.—In the five years since Andy Clarke took over as parts manager at Tynan’s Nissan in Aurora, he said the dealership has become the largest Nissan wholesale parts dealer in the Western U.S. What’s the secret? “Cut through the clutter,” Clarke said. “I’ve focused on two things: customer...
COLORADO Denise Wells from Part of the Club reported that Ozzie’s Body Shop & Towing of Loveland won a drawing whose prize was a catered lunch on June 10, for the shop’s crew. To be eligible for the drawing, a shop must complete an entry card attached to each wholesale parts purchase, Wells...
Denver—An audience packed with owners, managers and estimators turned out for FinishMaster’s exclusive Denver-only “3M Professional Selling Skills Workshop for Estimators” on June 16, said Chris Johns, FinishMaster Automotive & Industrial Paint. “Due to popular demand we even added a second...
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Colorado students recently competed in the State SkillsUSA contest, April 9, at Pikes Peak Community College, and the first-place winners will go on to National SkillsUSA in Louisville, Ky., June 22-26. Students who won the statewide SkillsUSA competitions will take...
Hotchkiss’ culture of honesty is backed by supplier partners Denver—An unrequited love for his best friend’s sister and her boyfriend’s 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass is what led David Hotchkiss, owner of Hotchkiss Auto Repair, to a career in automotive repair at the age of 15. It’s now 35 years later,...
COLORADO The Car Care Council Women’s Board Summer Leadership Conference will be held Aug. 13-14, at the Denver Hyatt in Denver. The summer conference will offer world-class speakers, teaching personal and professional development skills, and education on the latest trends affecting the automotive...
Briant Grossi, owner of LAE, has “chased electricity” in automotive systems for more than 30 years. He’s recently invented a parasitic drain diagnostic tool that will be available for order in August.
Lakewood, Colo.—Briant Grossi, owner of Lakewood Auto Electric (LAE), has been ”chasing the electricity,” as he puts it, for 16 years, working exclusively as an automotive electrical systems diagnostics and repair specialist. The shop has earned a reputation over the past 30 years as electrical...

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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.

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