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2018 ColorSource Distributor of the Year Award presented to Capital Paint & Refinish. (Left to Right): Marvin Gillfillan, Denise Kingstrom, Shefali Cromer, Scott Robertson, Chris Toomey, Billy Maxwell, Todd Kinsel, Danny Kissler, Paul Barnes, and Ben Dolton.
SOUTHFIELD, MI, April 24, 2019 – Capital Paint & Refinish has won the BASF ColorSource Automotive Refinish 2018 Distributor of the Year award for a third time at the annual ColorSource conference. Approximately 135 single-line ColorSource partners attended the recent conference in Naples, FL. “...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL (April 24, 2019) – The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the launch of a new technician competition for entry-level collision technicians and their mentors. The goal of the competition is to recognize the performance of the next generation of collision technicians...
CAWA Chair of the Board, Dan Hanson, Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company, has appointed Wayne Price of O’Reilly Auto Parts to the Association’s Board of Directors. When Chair Hanson announced the appointment he commented: “We are pleased that O’Reilly’s continues to have a representative on the...
ST. LOUIS (April 22, 2019) Students enrolled in Ranken Technical College’s High Performance Racing Technology (HPRT) program recently teamed with Washington University students for some final preparations for a racecar headed to the 2019 Formula SAE International engineering design competition. The...
LHM-Ford Lakewood employees sort food-at Jeffco Action Center
DENVER(April 19, 2019) – On Friday, April 26, nearly 300 employees representing all 13 Larry H. Miller dealerships throughout Colorado will volunteer during the company-wide annual Day of Service to honor and continue the legacy of the company’s founder on his birthday. This year’s event will occur...
America’s Car Museum will celebrate Chevrolet’s rich history as part of its rotating Route 66 display
TACOMA, Wash. (Apr. 17, 2019) – To pay homage to one of the United States’ most storied automotive brands, America’s Car Museum (ACM) – the largest automotive museum in North America – will celebrate Chevrolet in its Summer Drive Series – “See the USA in Your Chevrolet” display April 19 through...
Paradise Police Department officer Matthew Gates, who worked tirelessly through the wildfires, received a 2016 Subaru Impreza that was donated by Esurance and restored at Duane's Body Shop in Sacramento, CA.
PARADISE, CA (April 15, 2019) – On April 12, two Paradise, CA, residents experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of vehicles to provide them reliable transportation following the massive wildfires that destroyed the region – thanks to the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™...
Look forward to CAWA Leadership registration materials later this month. Presentations will include:• "Automotive Aftermarket eCommerce Secrets - A Comprehensive Approach to Making Your Competitors Irrelevant" - Tony Minock, CEO of Cellacore, Inc.• "Understanding the Warehouseman's Role in the...
The Lou Fusz Automotive Network 30th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting  Lou Fusz Athletic will be held June 17, 2019 at the Whitmoor Country Club. We thank you for your interest in the event and look forward to having you! Lou Fusz Athletic is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to youth development,...
Sacramento, Calif.—On April 18, 2019, the Bureau of Automotive Repair will host a public workshop to discuss proposed amendments to regulations related to auto body repair. These include revised definitions, updated equipment requirements, and additional trade standard requirements for repairing...

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