People & Places

Leesburg, VA, May 30, 2019 – Members of the ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC) gathered in Dallas for the group's 45th annual conference (held April 9-11) to share their collective knowledge, look into the future of how people will learn, and enjoy a unique networking opportunity for the...
ATLANTA, May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NAPA AUTO PARTS today announced GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS has officially certified the company's world record of 7,197 cars washed in an eight-hour period, set on April 27, 2019, smashing the previous record of 6,277 cars washed, which has stood since October 2012...
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 30, 2019) – Carquest stores, including more than 1,200 independently owned and operated locations in North America, are partnering with the American Heart Association’s “Life is Why We Give” campaign for the month of June to help raise funds to fight heart disease. Throughout the...
MOUNTAIN REGION Urban Autocare has acquired a second location with the acquisition of Sundance Auto, one block west of 26th Avenue and Kipling Street in Lakewood, Colo. (the first is located on 17th Avenue and High Street in Denver). Both locations will service all makes and models and is owned by...
Malcom Auto Center celebrates 100 years in business.
MIDWEST Malcom Auto Center in Andover, Kan., celebrates 100 years in business. Owners Pat and Steve Malcom assumed ownership of the business in 1983. Malcoms’ grandfather started the business in 1919 and ran it along with his son, Malcoms’ uncle. The shop features a 14-bay facility and a parts...
National SkillsUSA winner Paul Danenberg will represent the U.S. at the WorldSkills Competition in Russia.
IDAHO Paul Danenberg, 21, of Boise will be one of 20 U.S. representatives participating at the Aug. 22-27, World Skills Competition in Kazan, Russia. He is a graduate of the Automotive Technology program at the College of Southern Idaho and is a previous SkillsUSA Idaho state winner in Automotive...
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Two Paradise residents were presented vehicles to provide them reliable transportation by the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides following the wildfires that destroyed the region. Duane’s Body Shop, in Sacramento, and Fabian’s Collision Center, in Stockton, helped...
Russ Automotive in Millersburg was destroyed by fire. (Photo Courtesy of KMIZ)
RIVER VALLEY Russ Automotive in Millersburg, Mo., burned to the ground along with several vehicles. The fire had already been burning for sometime before crews arrived. As of this writing the cause is still unknown. St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings has announced a vehicle-subscription service....
Dill Western Regional Sales Manager Greg Buhr (center) presents Westesco’s Chris Deralas (left) and CEO Vic Harisis (right) with a Blue Pillar of recognition.
Chino-based Western Tire Equipment & Supply Co (Westesco) marked a record-breaking sales year for Dill Air Control products in 2018. Greg Buhr, Dill western sales manager, presented the company with a Blue Pillar award. Westesco is a full-service distributor for tire, wheel, and undercar...
NATIONAL Toyota Motor North America recently donated $100,000 to the NADA Foundation’s new Workforce Initiative, multi-faceted effort to spark interest in service technician careers at car and commercial truck dealerships is gaining financial support from across the entire industry. A new website,...

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