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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,...
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia – May 29, 2019 – The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) charity golf outing, held recently at the Disney Palm Golf Course in Orlando, Florida, raised over $300,000 for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. “We are extremely pleased to...
GERMANTOWN, TENNESSEE, May 20, 2019 – Twenty-four winners traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana for an all expenses paid supercar car racing experience courtesy of Automotive Distribution Network's 2019 Repair America promotion. These winners were randomly drawn after having participated in a unique...

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