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Walt Commans, ASE Education Foundation manager, talks about shops participating in college automotive department advisory committees, intern and apprenticeships, and mentoring.
Orange, Calif.—It takes a village to build an aftermarket career. Walt Commans, ASE Education Foundation manager and Western states liaison between independent repair shop owners and community colleges, recently held a roundtable and working lunch at Karco Specialties, in Orange, that brought...
Co-owners Mary Oliver and Steve Springer are opening their third location in Sunnyvale to expand their foot print in Silicon Valley.
Sunnyvale, Calif.—A pair of Fix Auto USA franchise partners since 2011, co-owners Mary Oliver and Steve Springer have been watching their business steadily grow. By adding their third location in Sunnyvale recently, they’re confident they will be able to emulate the success that they’ve already...
REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HyTech Power, a hydrogen energy solutions company, today announced that John Dunlap III has joined its board of directors. Dunlap brings extensive experience to HyTech Power as former chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), where he was...
Government Regulatory Compliance, LLC., a consulting firm in Reno, NV, recently announced that they had been selected to evaluate a new e-Commerce risk rating system developed by a group of private investors as a secondary screening measure for vendors, lenders and insurers within every aspect of...
SONOMA, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2017) – More than 300 Sonoma Valley children enjoyed a day of holiday cheer under sunny skies at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday at the 13th annual “Race to the Holidays” Children’s Christmas Party. The raceway teamed up with the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (...
Sacramento, CA – December 8, 2017--CAWA Chair of the Board, Michael Antonelli of Vantage Marketing Global, has appointed Michael Rukov of Repworks Marketing to the Association’s Board of Directors. Mr. Rukov will also serve as the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) representative to the Board of...
SONOMA, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2017) – Ever dreamed of piloting the Sonoma Raceway road course in your own car?  Now you can, all in the name of charity, as the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) hosts the 5th annual Laps for Charity event on Saturday, Jan. 20. This once-a-year-...
Sacramento—The Bureau of Automotive Repair’s (BAR) is offering it Auto Body Inspection Program to consumers. It offers no-cost inspections of collision-related repairs to help ensure the safety of California motorists and their vehicles. Undetected deficiencies could reduce the structural integrity...
Blue Streak named UTI student Daniel McMahon as a recipient of its $5,000 scholarship.
David Pajon, of G&C Autobody, accepted an “Award of Distinction” presented posthumously to his uncle, Gene Crozat, at an award ceremony in Las Vegas in early November. The award recognized Crozat, who died in late 2016, and his business for charitable work, including providing a day at...
Guest speaker at Saturday’s luncheon, Rocky Khamenian, ASCCA state vice president, talked about how ASCCA and educators can work together to help our industry train new technicians.
Pasadena, Calif.—The California Automotive Teachers (CAT) association held its two-day 2017 fall conference at Pasadena City College with a focus on NATEF instructor training and new technologies. The conference had 32 exhibitors and presenters and 140 attendees. “The 2017 fall conference was a...

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