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Tina Smith is TechForce’s new director of National Partnership.
NATIONAL The ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC) has announced the 2018 winners of the ATMC National Excellence in Training Awards, naming Motor Coach Industries as the grand award winner, with awards also going to Bridgestone Retail Operations and to Shell Oil Company. The annual awards shine a...
Pacific Best Inc. (PBI) and Pacific Auto Company (PAC) have moved to a new 110,000-square-foot headquarters in Azusa.
Pacific Best Inc. (PBI), parent company of Pacific Auto Company (PAC), has moved into a new 110,000-square-foot headquarters in Azusa with eight loading docks and three times the space of its previous California DC. “The larger space has two operational benefits: consolidation of existing inventory...
Larry H. Miller Colorado Chrysler Jeep presented a check for $10,000 to Ability Connection Colorado.
COLORADO Les Schwab Tire Centers purchased 6030 E. Colfax Ave. and the adjacent 1459 Kearney St. parcel in Denver for $1.1 million, according to county records. The two parcels add up to 0.72 acres, making the deal worth $35.25 a square foot. The site is undeveloped. The chain has 10 locations in...
From left: Brad Ruder, Nathan Ebert, Reggie Graham, Ron Garcia, Aidan Dunleavy, Jeremy Henry, Meeghan Dunleavy, Dana Henry, Andy Baldassarre and Dustin Willhite accepted Wichita Business Journal’s 2018 Manufacturing, Wholesale and Distribution Awards.
MIDWEST Midwest Wheel Companies has announced that Don Reimondo is one of two recipients of its 25th Annual Don Shoemaker/Scott Wilson Sales Professional of the Year Awards. It was presented to Reimondo by John Minor, president and CEO of Midwest Wheel Companies, during a ceremony at the Legacy...
This photo is of Travelers Body & Fender Works, in Fresno, in 1965. The owner at the time, Orval Minnis, is pictured top row center. Jim Minnis, bottom row to the right, recently had the shop acquired by Caliber Collision.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA It’s time to prepare for the minimum wage changes that begin Jan. 1, 2019. In 2016, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed SB 3, making California the first state in the nation that committed to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide. Under the bill, California’s...
BETHESDA, Md. – October 25, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the addition of Hailey Ray as director, political affairs. Ray joins the Auto Care Association’s government affairs department, where she will lead the association’s political action committee, “ACPAC.” ACPAC is the only...
Los Angeles, CA - US Motor Works LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of Cooling system components, Fuel system components and High Performance Products for the Automotive and Heavy Duty markets, announces the promotion of Tom Longo to Vice President of Sales and Marketing of US Motor Works, LLC....
BETHESDA, Md. – October 23, 2018 – Women in Auto Care today announced the recipients of the 2018 Women of the Year Awards. The Women of the Year Awards include the “Auto Care Woman of the Year”, “Auto Care Woman of Excellence” and “Female Shop Owner of the Year,” which annually recognize the...
Cleveland, Ohio [October 22, 2018]: Transtar Industries, LLC, an integrated portfolio of companies that manufactures and globally distributes automotive aftermarket products and solutions, has an exclusive partnership with Drew Technologies, the industry leader in vehicle reprogramming, to offer...
Madison, Ind. (October 18, 2018) – Forward Lift, a leading manufacturer of light-duty and heavy-duty vehicle lifts, is marking its 50th anniversary in 2018. As part of the celebration, the brand is rolling out an updated logo and new product-focused advertising and social media campaigns. “Many...

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