Northwest

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,”...
June 25-28 * Summer Retreat, ASA Northwest, Shilo Inn, Seaside, Ore. Visit www.asanorthwest.com for details and registration. July 3-5 * Pacific Northwest Historics, sponsored by SOVREN Vintage Racing, Pacific Raceways, Kent, Wash. Visit www.sovrenracing.org. July 9-12 * 2015 Portland Vintage...
IDAHO      3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) recently announced 43 nationwide winners of the 3M Hire Our Heroes awards. The winners included 35 students that are currently studying collision repair and have served, or are currently serving, in...

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