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More Than 1,000 High School And College Students Will Head To Sonoma To Compete In The Shell Eco-Marathon, Ultra Energy-Efficiency Competition This April
Houston, Feb. 20, 2018 – Shell, in conjunction with Sonoma Raceway and Speedway Motorsports Inc., will welcome student teams from up to 100 high schools and universities across North and South America to Make the Future California featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas, April 19-22, 2018. Make the...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California new vehicle market continues to change, with a shift to non-luxury SUV sales from small car sales. According to the California Auto Outlook Fourth Quarter 2017, market share for the two primary segments saw more than a 12 percent combined change from 2012 to 2017,...
RICHARDSON, Texas (February 6, 2018) — Service King Collision Repair Centers®, one of the fastest growing providers of high-quality automotive repair service in the U.S., today announced the company has officially opened its 43rd California location. The announcement comes as the organization...
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Automotive aftermarket businesses that have been impacted by the fires in California might be assisted by Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF). See the application for assistance at aacfi.org. If requirements are met, AACF can send immediate financial assistance...
The best shops in this country do it all — online marketing, direct mail, SEO, e-mail marketing, social media and rely heavily on their POS systems to be successful. Using just one no longer works, says Kukui CEO Todd Westerlund.
San Jose, Calif.—In February 2017, Todd Westerlund embarked on an ambitious journey to visit 1,000 shops to get a complete view of the industry from coast to coast. As a former technician, service writer and parts manager, Kukui’s CEO views the automotive repair industry from a varied set of...
Nick Modesti, general manager of Modesti’s Car Care Center, in Culver City, says he has worked with Dave Fischer of California Employer’s Services for several years, who always makes sure the shop is Cal/OSHA compliant.
Fresno, Calif.—Everyone who works in California — as a shop owner or employee — is subject to the regulations set forth by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), also known as Cal/OSHA. According to a recent report from the Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), from 2012-...
General Manager Sandy Medeiros and Operations Manager Darren Maltbie, Jim Maltbie’s son, make sure that Jim’s Auto Body hit its numbers every month.
Concord, Calif.—To repair 600 vehicles on average every month out of its three locations, Jim’s Auto Body relies on continual training, cutting-edge equipment and OEM repair procedures to succeed. By establishing strong relationships with their vendors, including FinishMaster, its PPG paint jobber...
In a news release issued by Highline Aftermarket they announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Levin's Auto Supply, LLC headquartered in Sacramento, CA. Levin's is a leading supplier of automotive aftermarket products to retailers and automotive parts stores,...
SONOMA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2018) – Sonoma Raceway will open its 12-turn road course to walkers and runners alike as it hosts the West Coast’s only major fundraising walk for No Stomach for Cancer on Saturday, Jan. 20. The 7th annual John’s March Against Stomach Cancer will support the fight against...
Sacramento, California – January 11, 2018 -- CAWA Encourages Retailers and Distributors to Bring Their Commercial Customers to Training at CAWA’s February Session in NapaCAWA promises that retailers and distributors and their commercial customers will walk away with some powerful information from...

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