Northern California People & Places - August 2018


Fleetcon will be at the Nugget Hotel in Sparks, Nev., Sept. 10-12. The education event offers fleet professionals training from industry experts on regulatory compliance, managing fleets, fuel programs, service contracts and more. Registration is open for the FleetPros-sponsored event, hosted by the FleetPros Nevada Chapter. For more information, visit

Martin Senour Paints has announced its 2018 third quarter training schedule in Reno. Classes and times are as follows: Fleet FGP, Aug. 21, three days; Jobber 1 Low VOC, Aug. 27, three days; Jobber 1 National Rule, Sept. 10, three days; and Pro//BASE Refinish System Painter Certification, Sept. 25, two days.



Valvoline Inc. has acquired four quick lube locations in the San Francisco Bay Area that are now operating as Valvoline Instant Oil Change (VIOC) service centers. Henley Pacific SF, operates all seven VIOC quick-lube locations in the greater Bay Area. The four newest California service centers are located at 1799 19th Avenue in San Francisco, 908 Diablo Avenue in Novato, 1524 2nd Street in San Rafael and 690 Mendocino Boulevard in Santa Rosa.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law as part of the state’s budget a provision adding six staff members to the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) aftermarket parts division. The division is responsible for approving executive orders for aftermarket auto parts that impact emissions, which is of importance to businesses wishing to sell emissions-related parts nationwide. In addition to the six new positions, the provision allocates approximately $960,000 annually.

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