Northwest

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...
Eugene, Ore.—Sharree Strausbaugh, who invested $5,000 in employee training last year, said she can’t understand why more shops aren’t maintaining the I-CAR Gold Class designation. “We’re all about education here,” Strausbaugh said, adding that some I-CAR courses are even being held at her shop, A...
Las Vegas—Nevada heat is a far way from Alaskan cool. But nevertheless, Jay McFetridge, a NAPA sales professional at NAPA Fairbanks, and his wife, Barbara, a service writer and in-house marketing developer for The Gas and Diesel Doctor, as well as the secretary for the Fairbanks NAPA Autocare...
Eatonville, Wash.—With 23 years in business under his belt, John Anderson of Motor Worx said he has determined that word-of-mouth marketing and customer referrals are a key part of his continued growth in this Pierce County community of some 3,000 people. “We love the referral customer because they...
New location for Toyota and Honda dealerships provides state-of the-art facilities Seattle—After years of operating blocks apart in the crowded downtown corridor, Toyota of Seattle and Honda of Seattle now have a combined six-story location on Airport Way South in the stadium (SODO) district of...

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