Northwest

Adam Robertson instructs a capacity class at ATE 2015. (Photo courtesy of ASA Northwest)
SeaTac, Wash.—Jeff Lovell, AAM, and Brenda Wolslegel, of ASA Northwest, said the Automotive Training Expo (ATE) website (www.atetrainingexpo.com) was fully operational as of Dec. 8, for complete information and registration for the March 18-20, automotive training event at the DoubleTree Hotel...
George Schillinger
Shoreline, Wash.—With the theme “Dedicated to Sharing Knowledge,” the 66th annual Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference (VMMC) will be held March 22-24, at the Professional Automotive Training Center at Shoreline Community College (SCC), just north of Seattle. As the premier West Coast...
Ron Reichen will serve on Assured Performance’s 2016 board of directors for its Co-Op entity representing the Northwest Region.
OREGON Performance Warehouse (PW), based in Portland, has acquired Interstate Auto Parts Warehouse (IAPW), in Salem, that has been owned and operated by retiring Ann Patterson for 38 years. IAPW serves the general automotive industry but specializes in fleet and government agency business. The...
Jan. 14 * “Think Tank” Educational Meeting, sponsored by Northwest Automotive Trade Association (NATA), World of Speed Museum, Wilsonville, Ore. Visit www.aboutnata.org or call 503-253-9898. Jan 25-29 * Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week 2016, The Mirage, Las Vegas. Visit www.hdaw.org. Jan. 28-31 * Winter...
Olympia, Wash.—A family-owned automotive business in Washington’s capitol city is thriving today with three operations, said Tod Holmstrom, co-owner of Terry’s Automotive Group with his brother, Robert. “Most all of this is based on what our father, Terry, established over his years here at the...
A packed classroom at the Automotive Training Expo with attendees from throughout the Northwest, California, Alaska, and Canada.
SeaTac, Wash.—The 2016 Automotive Training Expo (ATE) will once again provide auto repair shop owners, managers, service advisors, technicians, parts personnel, and automotive instructors more than 60 training seminars, March 18-20. The annual event will be at the DoubleTree Hotel across from...
The Escope Pro from ATS is an 8-channel lab scope with extensive software that provides detailed repair data.
There is little doubt in the minds of shop owners that in order to service and repair today’s vehicles it is imperative to have the proper tools and equipment for technicians. As vehicle systems become more complex, added technology mandates that tooling, especially diagnostic tools, are a...
April White says she and her husband and his brother are interested in continuing to grow their second-generation collision repair business.
Dallas, Ore.–White’s Collision Service is going “paperless” at its newest location, more out of necessity than choice. April White said her family’s business acquired Holland Collision Center in Silverton, Ore., earlier this year, but is operating it only as a satellite estimating center – without...
Bob Lanphere Sr. died Oct. 12. (Photo courtesy of Sharon Lenz )
ALASKA Car-O-Liner, a leading global provider of collision equipment to the automotive aftermarket, has announced that Cronquist Equipment, based in Anchorage, is now a distributor for Car-O-Liner equipment throughout the state. Owned by Tim Cronquist, who has 16 years of PBE jobber experience,...
Liqui Moly’s Regional Sales Manager Chris Luessen of Sammamish, Wash., says Liqui Moly now carries Mercedes-Benz 229.52 diesel spec motor oil, a cost-effective alternative to Mercedes-Benz branded oil. The oil was featured at the recent AAPEX show in Las Vegas.
SEMA attendance was reported to be more than 100,000 this year and occupied one million net square feet.

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