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Parts Director AJ Killian (left) and Audi Service Manager Jeff McDougall have been working together for more than a decade at Elk Grove Audi.
Elk Grove, Calif.— Elk Grove Volkswagen’s Parts Manager AJ Killian, who has a total of 40 years experience with VW and Audi, started out as a parts consultant and then was promoted to management.   “I wanted to get into the management side of the industry and run a department,” he said. “The timing...
The crew at Accurate Auto Body consists of five women in the front office.
Richmond, Calif.—Whenever any business builds a new location from the ground up, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. But, by working closely with the contractor and assisting them to keep on schedule, Accurate Auto Body, owned by the Cichon and Silva family, opened its new 27,000-square-...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California new vehicle market is off to a solid start for 2018. While market conditions continue to shift on both the state and national level alike, 2018 California vehicle sales are still projected to be above 2 million for the fourth straight year in a row. According to the...
SONOMA, Calif. (May 22, 2018) – An incredible collection of more than 300 cars will be on display in the paddock and on track when the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) returns to Sonoma Raceway for the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, June 1-3. Racers and fans will enjoy this Gold...
SONOMA, Calif. (May 14, 2018) – North Bay students from 40 classrooms and clubs will take part in the 5th annual STEM Race Car Challenge, presented by Friedman’s Home Improvement. This curriculum-based program, a partnership with Sonoma Raceway, Kid Scoop News and Friedman’s Home Improvement,...
SONOMA, Calif. (May 15, 2018) – In recognition of the devastating wild fires that ravaged the North Bay in October, Sonoma Raceway will utilize its largest event weekend to support the theme “Sonoma Rising,” an initiative to honor those affected by the disaster, salute first responders and lend...
PLANO, TX APR 26, 2018 ­ Repairify, Inc., the makers of the patented asTech diagnostic device have partnered with Cooks Collision to build a comprehensive diagnostic and vehicle electronics repair solution for their thirty-eight full-service collision repair centers in California. The solution...
LONG BEACH, Calif., May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) launched the company’s latest innovation in diesel fuel, REG Ultra Clean™ Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California, today. REG Ultra Clean Diesel, among the...
MAY 2, 2018 -- Industrial Finishes & Systems, Inc. is proud to celebrate the company’s 60th year. Officially founded in Eugene, Oregon, in 1958, Industrial Finishes & Systems, Inc. has grown into a leading distributor of coatings, adhesives, abrasives, and supplies. During 1956-1957, Stuart...
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, the California New Car Dealers Association, the nation’s largest state automobile dealer association, representing more than 1,200 franchised new car dealers throughout California, announced that its members are opposing the so-called California Consumer Privacy Act.CNCDA is...

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