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ALASKA NAPA AutoTech will be presenting “Dynamic Engine Testing” classes in November at Hutchison Career Center in Fairbanks (Nov. 17; contact Jay McFetridge at 907-388-2592), at the NAPA Training Center in Wasilla (Nov. 18; contact Andy Rogers at 907-745-6272), and at the East Dowling NAPA Auto...
Oct. 1-31 * Fall Car Care Month (Be Car Care Aware campaign), coordinated by the Car Care Council, various sites across the U.S. and in the Northwest. Visit www.carcare.org for information on planning an event. Oct. 3 * Annual Pacific Northwest Lights-on Campaign (in conjunction with Fall Car Care...
Poulsbo, Wash.—Most owners of collision repair facilities hail from that segment of the industry, but North Kitsap Auto Rebuild is a case in point that others can create a successful career when trained in other fields. Jim Sund is a prime example, as he rose through the enlisted ranks of the U.S....
Portland, Ore.—As someone with several degrees including an MBA, Rhonda Phillips understands the value of education. That’s led her to earn the I-CAR Gold Class designation for her shop, Courtesy Auto Body, in Southwest Portland. “It’s important for people to have education, whatever they do,” said...
Vail, Colo.—Engine & Performance Warehouse (EPWI) has named its 2014 “Vendor Of The Year” and “Representative Of The Year” at the company’s Awards Dinner during EPWI’s 28th annual Summer Conference in Vail, Colo., on Thursday, Aug. 6. More than 100 channel partners were in attendance, who also...
Portland, Ore.—The week of July 27 was filled with a myriad of electric vehicle venues appropriate for Portland. Known for being one of the world’s most “green” cities, the environmentally conscious Rose City has been a leader in promoting alternative-fueled vehicles, as well as supplying an...
Boise, Idaho—Bob Miller said expanding his shop, Treasure Valley Collision Center, onto an adjacent vacant lot has helped his business in two ways. The recently completed addition not only boosted the shop’s production capacity, but also improved its visibility to the estimated 38,000 cars that...
Aug. 29-30 * Studebaker’s Drivers Club Pacific Can-Am Zone Meet, Red Lion Hotel, Kelso, Wash. Visit www.sdc-nw.org. Sept. 5-6 * Columbia River Classic Vintage Sport Car Races, Portland International Raceway, Portland. Visit www.sovren.org. Sept. 10 * Annual Golf Tournament, Northwest Tire Dealers...
Tacoma, Wash.—For more than 40 years, R.E. Auto Electric has been serving the needs of several industries as well as retail customers, said Linda Sternbeck, operations manager at the 3,500-square-foot facility. The business became the first division of Kent-based Romaine Electric, a group that...
IDAHO      NAPA AutoTech will present Diagnostics Specialist classes on Sept. 14, in Nampa at the College of Western Idaho and on Sept. 17, in Sandpoint at the Holiday Inn. To register, contact Aaron Randall at 509-280-3891. OREGON      After serving 11 years as executive director of the Portland-...

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