Regional Coverage

Sheridan, Colo.—In a bid to increase its market presence and penetration in Colorado, FinishMaster Automotive & Industrial Paint, a subsidiary of Uni-Select, acquired third-generation PPG jobber Painters Supply on Aug. 1. Parts & People recently met with Francis “Hecker” Aicher Heckendorf...
Tacoma, Wash.—Mitch Jaber Jr., owner of Midas Tacoma, has come full circle and understands the value of tracking sales and performance, as well as profitability. After three years in automotive vocational training, Jaber became an apprentice technician for a year, but due to a back injury he was...
COLORADO A NAPA-sponsored service advisor training course is being offered at a discounted rate for NAPA BDG and ASA-CO members on Oct. 23 and 24, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Emily Griffith Technical College. Regular price is $100 per attendee. Members of NAPA BDG or ASA-CO will receive a $50 credit,...
IOWA The addition of three new partner locations has brought further expansion to the Team PRP nationwide network of recyclers, broadening logistical capabilities with added locations operating in the Deep South and Midwest. “I am proud to announce the addition of three fantastic facilities to the...
Tacoma, Wash.—For more than 40 years, R.E. Auto Electric has been serving the needs of several industries as well as retail customers, said Linda Sternbeck, operations manager at the 3,500-square-foot facility. The business became the first division of Kent-based Romaine Electric, a group that...
Vail, Colo.—Engine & Performance Warehouse (EPWI) has named its 2014 “Vendor Of The Year” and “Representative Of The Year” at the company’s Awards Dinner during EPWI’s 28th annual Summer Conference in Vail, Colo., on Thursday, Aug. 6. More than 100 channel partners were in attendance, who also...
IDAHO      NAPA AutoTech will present Diagnostics Specialist classes on Sept. 14, in Nampa at the College of Western Idaho and on Sept. 17, in Sandpoint at the Holiday Inn. To register, contact Aaron Randall at 509-280-3891. OREGON      After serving 11 years as executive director of the Portland-...
COLORADO FinishMaster of Colorado hosted its 19th Annual Golf Tournament at the Omni Interlocken Resorts Golf Club on Wednesday, July 22. More than 122 customers, strategic vendor partners, employees, insurance company personnel and guests participated in the event. Manufacturers and vendor...
Des Moines, Iowa—Since July 1, 2010, ignition interlock devices (IID) have been required for all convicted drunk drivers in a four-county (Tulare, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Alameda) pilot program. “California’s ignition interlock program for people convicted of driving under the influence is one...
Overland Park, Kan.—High goals and high standards set Paul Eilenberger apart. While in school, Eilenberger set the ambitious goal to own his own shop by the age of 30. He accomplished that goal at 27, with Eilenberger’s Automotive, in Overland Park, Kan., in 1996. “I had a lot help from my parents...

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