Northwest

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-...
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...
Portland, Ore.—Dave McCollum and his sons, Dave Jr. and Joey, agree that although they have done a lot of things right as owners and operators of McCollum Auto Body, they also haven’t been afraid of making mistakes. “We’re all human and mistakes happen,” Joey McCollum said. “When you learn from...
Louisville, Ky.—Dozens of Northwest students competed in the 2015 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in late June. In total, more than 13,000 high school and college level students from all states and four U.S. territories participated in more than 90 leadership and skills...
Portland, Ore.; Kent, Wash.—With vehicle system technology expanding at a rapid pace over the past 15 years, powertrains have seen dramatic changes in design, function, and output. With CAFE and other government requirements demanding that light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles provide better...
Renton, Wash.—Managing and servicing a fleet of several hundred cars, trucks, and specialized equipment can be challenging job, but Ron Kahler, fleet manager for the Maintenance Services Division of Renton’s Public Works Department said the tenured staff in his department handles the workload with...
30-31 * 41st annual Vintiques Northwest National, State Fair Park, Yakima, Wash. Visit www.vintiques.com. Aug. 4-7 * 2015 ADS International Convention & Tradeshow, Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS), San Antonio, Texas. Visit www.diesel.org for details and registration. Aug. 4-9 * Hot...
ALASKA      Seekins Ford in Fairbanks has been honored by Ford Motor Co. and Blue Diamond Parts for purchasing more than $1 million in Power Stroke Diesel parts from Ford, the Ford powertrain distributor, and local Motorcraft FAD in 2014. “Once again a job very well done in Alaska for Seekins,”...

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