Regional Coverage

Portland, Ore.; Kent, Wash.—With vehicle system technology expanding at a rapid pace over the past 15 years, powertrains have seen dramatic changes in design, function, and output. With CAFE and other government requirements demanding that light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles provide better...
Sacramento, Calif.— Killer Tools’ (www.killertools.com) KT500 Aluminum Weld Station is easy to use and includes everything needed to start repairing aluminum, including a lever puller, T-handle puller, and a variety of 500 M4 and M5 aluminum and steel studs, 20 M4 and M6 pulling tabs, 40 M4 and M6...
Escondido, Calif.—It’s 7 o’clock on a Saturday morning, and while many are enjoying their slumber or sipping their first cup of coffee to face the day, the radio airwaves crackle to life with the voice of Brian Bowersock. He hosts the hour-long “Auto Talk” on 760 KFMB AM Talk Radio along with co-...
MIDWEST MULTI-REGION During the recent 2015 SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville, Ky., the following students medaled: Cory Petit, Washburn Tech, Topeka, Kan., silver — high school collision repair; and Joseph Melendez Jr., Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, Iowa, bronze — college...
ILLINOIS Exhibitor registration for The Auto & Truck Recyclers of Illinois Convention & Trade Show is now open. The event will be Sept. 18-19, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, in Rosemont, and there will be a drawing for a Mexico trip for two for all that register. Attendee registration...
Fort Collins, Colo.—Early in the morning of Sept. 13, 2013, Doug Kaltenberger arrived at work to discover floating dumpsters and trout swimming in his parking lot. Over the weekend, the nearby Poudre River had flooded, depositing six inches of water in the 12,000-square-foot building that houses...
Southern California California Small Business Day 2015 was held recently in Sacramento to recognize 88 small-business owners from across the state for their hard work and success. The event brought together more than 20 California governmental agencies, 90 small-business-friendly legislators, and...
Renton, Wash.—Managing and servicing a fleet of several hundred cars, trucks, and specialized equipment can be challenging job, but Ron Kahler, fleet manager for the Maintenance Services Division of Renton’s Public Works Department said the tenured staff in his department handles the workload with...
Cortland, N.Y.—Participants in the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Lift Inspector Certification Program can fast-track their certification by attending the “Five Days to Victory” training, testing and practical inspection event sponsored by ALI member manufacturers at the College of Southern Nevada...

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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.

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