People & Places

BETHESDA, Md. – September 7, 2018 – The Auto Care Association announced yesterday the winners of the 2018 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award and the 2018 Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Awards at its Fall Leadership Days event in Austin, Texas. The Mort Schwartz Excellence in...
Original One Parts (https://www.originaloneparts.com) announced today Phil Armbruster has joined the team to further develop their growing portfolio of regional and national accounts as the Director of OEM Business Development. Phil comes with a wealth of experience within the Industry, having...
BETHESDA, Md. – September 5, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the addition of Gabrielle Hopkins as vice president, federal affairs. Hopkins joins the Auto Care Association’s government affairs department, where she will assist in the leadership of the department. The new role will...
September 2018 – The German oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY and racing engine manufacturer and tuning specialist Prefix Corporation have agreed to a technical partnership. "With it we can show that our products not only deliver top performance in import vehicles from Europe, but also in...
ASA-CO and Jasper Engines & Transmissions will present a training seminar “Creating a Culture of Excellence” at the Hilton Garden Inn, 16475 East 40th Circle, Aurora, Colo., 80011 on Sept. 25. The three-hour event will include a dinner and presentation by Doug Bawel, CEO of Jasper Engines...
Colin Harris is a Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Technician of the Year finalists.
MIDWEST Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper announced that Colin Harris, of Highway 7 Service Center in Newall, Iowa, is among 13 Technician of the Year finalists. The shareholder member for Harris is The Merrill Company. They will take a custom-tailored Automotive Service Excellence test to determine...
Vintage racers compete in 2017 SOVREN Fall Finale at Kent's Pacific Raceways.
IDAHO      Commercial Tire, founded in Boise, is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a family-owned business. Founder and CEO Bob Schwenkfelder started the business in 1968 and his son, Trent, heads the company operation today. From one location in Boise, the company has grown to 45 stores in Idaho...
Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper announced that Ronald D. Leach Jr., of Byrne’s Garage in New Albany, Ind., is among 13 Technician of the Year finalists. The shareholder member for Leach is Moog Louisville Warehouse. They will take a custom-tailored Automotive Service Excellence test to determine...
Georgia Seipel was inducted into the Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA The three-bay car service, Fast Track Oil Change, has opened in Middleton, reports National Oil & Lube News. Middletown’s Store 24 owner Palani Velloo opened Fast Track Oil Change, adjacent to Store 24. It is the only car service nearby for residents in Middletown, Cobb and...
Tire’s Warehouse has opened a 122,000-square-foot distribution center in Fresno.
Tire’s Warehouse Inc. (TWI) opened a new 122,000-square-foot distribution center in Fresno in early July, bridging the gap between TWI’s Southern and Northern California branches. It is the company’s eighth warehouse and brings its total distribution center square footage to more than 700,000. “The...

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