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WICHITA, Kan – October 5, 2018 – BG Products, Inc., received three awards as part of the Wichita Business Journal’s 2018 Manufacturing, Wholesale and Distribution Awards. With more than 100 companies nominated, BG accepted awards for the following categories: Emerging Leader Export Overall...
Custom Automotive Network, formerly known as Performance Warehouse Association, would like to congratulate Rick Kovalick and Trent Lowe for being named the 2018 Pioneer Award recipients. The prestigious honor is being presented in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the custom...
Troy, Mich. (October 2, 2018) - DAYCO Products, LLC has announced the appointment of John Kinnick as executive vice president of US aftermarket. In his new role, Kinnick will be accountable for US aftermarket strategy for all functions including sales, marketing, and operations within the United...
Robert Queneau (left) of Morrison Tire and Don Lim of Ward Service in Monrovia are finalist for the 2018 Technician of the year award.
ASE-certified technicians Robert Queneau, of Morrison Tire, in Garden Grove, and Don Lim, of Ward Service, in Monrovia, are among 13 finalists for the Auto Value and Bumper To Bumper Technician of the Year for 2018. Two Technicians of the Year will be honored at the 2018 Auto Value and Bumper To...
ASA Northwest members and families got up close seating for the 9th annual Family Fun Night at a Tacoma Rainiers baseball game.
IDAHO The NAPA Auto Parts Halloween Classic XXV takes place at Firebird Raceway in Boise over five days in October. Set for Oct. 10-14, the classic is the largest racing event of the season with 500 racers vying for $40,000 in cash and merchandise prizes. Featured are The Club Challenge Runoffs,...
Midwest Auto Care Alliance launched in September.
The Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) officially launched on Sept. 14. Its website states MWACA is founded on the principle that by “joining together we can advance the common interests of all our members” and “Advancing professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through...
An instructor at the new Falcon Academy mentors a student in training.
ASA-CO will host its “Managing Shop Workflow” training seminar at Western Community College in Grand Junction on Oct. 16-17, from 6–9:30 p.m. The seminar will explore industry best practices related to technician efficiency, communication and quality control and be instructed by Greg Marchand....
Steve Handschuh has announced his retirement from MEMA.
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) President and CEO Steve Handschuh has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31. “I am very honored by this release and only wish my health would have allowed me to complete my commitment to the board of MEMA and the outstanding members of...
Kristen Sherrill, a teaching assistant in Fredericktown, is the prize winner of a car from Auto Plaza Group’s Facebook contest.
Mark Easter, a salesperson at Auto Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Farmington, Mo., and his wife personally gave away a car as a result of a Facebook contest. Easter and his wife received 235 emails from four states, one as far as Idaho. “We started with a Facebook contest. This car was for...
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Monro, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNRO), a leading provider of automotive undercar repair and tire services, today announced the launch of its modernized corporate and retail websites. This marks a major milestone in the rollout of its customer-centric...

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