Northwest

March 26-27 * Northwest Rodarama Rod & Custom Show, Washington State Fair Events Center Showplex, Puyallup, Wash. Visit www.nwrodarama.com. March 31-Apr. 2 * Mid-America Trucking Show (the largest annual heavy-duty truck industry event in the world), Kentucky Convention Center, Louisville....
General Manager Cory Anderson (l) and Northwest Region Industry Relations Manager Mark Lovell standing in the new warehouse operation of LKQ/Keystone in Sumner. (Photo by Jerold B. Smith)
IDAHO      NAPA Auto Tech will present two “Air Conditioning & Diagnostics” classes in April, the first at Lewis & Clark College in Lewiston on April 11 (contact Reuben Briethaupt at 208-553-8520) followed by an April 25 class at the College of Western Idaho in Nampa (call Aaron Randall at...
Auto Paint Specialty (APS) Sales Manager Pat Sherman (l.) and Store Manager Mark Fosberg work the front counter at the Fife branch.
Fife, Wash.-Auto Paint Specialty (APS) has a rich history in the Puget Sound area providing quality paint and related products to the automotive, truck, marine, aircraft, and industrial markets, said Pat Sherman, sales manager for the three-store chain and owner of his own United Paint Specialty...
Bellingham Technical College (BTC) diesel technology instructor Jeff Curtis was named Educator of the Year at the Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo, in Overland Park, Kan. last month.  (Photo by Betta Ferrendelli)
Overland Park, Kan.—Bellingham Technical College (BTC) diesel technology instructor Jeff Curtis was presented with the Educator of the Year award during the Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo, March 3-6 in Overland Park, Kan. Curtis traveled to the conference last month to teach “Students Break...
Manager Brian Hall and Service Advisor Allen Kinney work the front counter at Transmission Sales & Service in Lakewood.
Lakewood, Wash.-If there is a single element at Transmission Sales & Service that is foremost in the mind of Manager Brian Hall, it’s the importance of comprehensive diagnostic service    Founded in 1965 by Ray Harrison and a partner, the transmission shop was purchased in 2004 by Al Carver,...
Leading technicians Bogi Lateiner and Donny Seyfer (second from l.) took turns performing demonstrations on MAHLE Service Solutions’ new TechPRO diagnostic scan tool as Expo attendees Morgan Wells (r.) and Mike Kumika, both of Minneapolis, looked on. Lateiner and Seyfer did demonstrations at the MAHLE booth during regional expos last month. (Photo by Betta Ferrendelli )
Overland Park Kan. – MAHLE Service Solutions showcased its new TechPRO diagnostic scan tool during a regional hi-tech training expo last month. Leading technicians Bogi Lateiner and Donny Seyfer took turns performing the demonstrations. Bogi, an ASE certified mechanic, stars on the Velocity Channel...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – As the collision industry gathers in Seattle for the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meetings this month at the Double Tree Seattle SEA-TAC Airport Hotel, the Collision Repair Education Foundation will host a high school and college collision career fair for local...
Donny Seyfer (l.), national chairman of ASA, addressed the ASA-NW affiliate at its winter retreat. He was introduced by Ed Cushman, co-owner of C&H Foreign Auto in Spokane, who serves on the national ASA board of directors.
Leavenworth, Wash.—The Winter Retreat & Management Conference of the Automotive Service Association Northwest (ASA-NW) was Jan. 28-30 in this wintry alpine village. The event drew some 130 attendees from the region to enjoy outdoor activities, business meetings, roundtable discussions, and an...
Cuda Parts Washers will be on display at ATE 2016.
SeaTac, Wash.-The March 18-20 Automotive Training Expo (ATE), hailed as the West Coast’s largest such event, will provide some 60 management and technical training courses over three days, plus I-CAR classes for the collision segment of the trade. Held at the Doubletree Hotel near Seattle-Tacoma...
Members of the Northwest Automotive Trades Association provide input to World of Speed staffers about the importance of educating youth on the viability of the automotive industry.
IDAHO      NAPA Auto Tech will stage two “Air Conditioning Diagnostics & Procedures” classes in April with the first on April 12 at Lewis & Clark College Automotive Technology facility in Lewiston (contact Reuben Briethaupt at 208-553-8520), and the second on April 25 at the College of...

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