Northern California People & Places - March 2018


Reno Paint Mart has joined the BASF ColorSource community in Nevada, and will carry R-M Diamont and LIMCO Supreme products. Reno Paint Mart is a multi-store organization that offers industrial, automotive, interior and exterior house paint to customers. As part of the ColorSource community, Reno Paint part is expanding into the refinish business with BASF’s paint systems.



California was ranked as one of the worst states for driving based on average gas prices, traffic congestion and road quality, reports personal-finance website WalletHub. It also states that it has the most auto-repair shops (per square root of the population), 1.4653, which is 7.2 times more than in Alaska, the state with the fewest at 0.2027.

Jaguar Land Rover North America has announced that Haron Jaguar, of Fresno, is among the 32 U.S. retailer winners of the 2017/18 Pride of Jaguar and Land Rover Pinnacle Retailer Excellence Awards. The Pride of Jaguar and Land Rover Pinnacle Awards are given annually to retailers who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and the Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced it has opened its 43rd California location. The announcement comes as the organization finalized a deal to partner with Izzie’s Body and Frame in West Sacramento. The repair center is located at 1120 Shore St. and will transition operations to Service King immediately. The company has grown qacross the greater Sacramento area opening three new locations in the market in 2017.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order to boost the supply of zero-emission vehicles and charging stations, reported the Sacramento Business Journal. The order establishes an eight-year, $2.5 billion initiative to continue the state’s clean vehicle rebates and to spur more infrastructure investments, with 250,000 new electric charging stations and 200 new hydrogen fueling stations by 2025.

A bill was introduced to eliminate a recent requirement that $833,000 collected from off-highway vehicle (OHV) taxes and fees be transferred to the state of California’s general fund rather deposited into the Off-Highway Vehicle Fund. The legislation is currently in the Assembly Committee on Transportation.


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