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GRAND BLANC, Mich. – ACDelco announced five service centers across the country as 2017 Top Shops. As participants in ACDelco’s Professional Service Center (PSC) program, these shops have excelled in prioritizing customer service, building talented teams that operate state-of-the-art facilities, and...
Brian Bates, of Eagle Automotive Service, received the NAPA AutoCare Center of the Year award.
MOUNTAIN Maaco Auto Painting and Collision Repair recognized more than 60 franchisees at its fall convention in Paradise Island, Bahamas held late fall 2017.  They were recognized for several achievements including outstanding sales performance, operational excellence, leadership, growth and...
The construction for the 34,300-square-foot Audi Shawnee Mission dealership will begin in April for an April 2019 opening.
MIDWEST CARSTAR Don & Ron’s Collision Center was named the January Small Business of the Month by the Greater Omaha Chamber in recognition of their excellent customer service and community involvement. It has been caring for Omaha auto body repair needs for morew than 50 years. The shop has...
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Automotive aftermarket businesses that have been impacted by the fires in California might be assisted by Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF). See the application for assistance at aacfi.org. If requirements are met, AACF can send immediate financial assistance...
A 1962 International Travelette was part of The Drive Home rally from Florida to Detroit.
OREGON The Petersen Collector Car Auction will be Feb. 3, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. Oregon’s original and only Oregonian-owned vehicle auction is one of the most popular on the West Coast. For details, visit www.petersencollectorcars.com. Two new automotive related programs at high...
Brad Zara (third from left) and Brady Smith (fourth from left) of Zara’s Collision Center present the Doenation check to members of BBBS.
RIVER VALLEY Telle Tire & Auto Service Inc. has acquired Shamel Auto & Tire in Bridgeton, Mo. It will give Telle Tire seven locations in the greater St. Louis region and is its fourth acquisition in two years. The company is continuing its plans to acquire two-to-four locations each year...
Hollywood Hot Rods’ PPG-painted 1936 Packard Roadster took third in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition.
Cars and trucks painted with PPG products captured an array of prestigious awards at the recent SEMA Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, including two from Southern California shops. Hollywood Hot Rods, in Burbank, took third in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition with a 1936...
Jimmy Lea is the new KuKui Regional Sales Director.
NATIONAL The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) has changed its name to the ASE Training Managers Council. The name change reflects the affiliation the council has with ASE as well as an The name change was made by unanimous vote of the ATMC Board of Directors to take advantage of the high...
(OAK CREEK, WI – January 24, 2018) -- The National Auto Body Council (NABC) is pleased to announce that Bill Garoutte, a veteran business development, marketing and collision industry executive, has been selected to take the helm at the organization, succeeding Chuck Sulkala, NABC’s Founder and...
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Jan. 24, 2018 – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and its Brake Manufacturers Council (BMC) is mourning the passing of former BMC Chairman Bob Wilkes, who passed away on Dec. 2 at the age of 64. Wilkes served as chairman of the BMC from 2011 to...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.