Regional Coverage

From l., Gerard Uhls, instructor at Jefferson College, Owners Charlie and Debbie Shelton, and Gary Boyher, professor at Jefferson College, coordinated with students to volunteer for Veterans Day.
Arnold, Mo.—Meineke in Arnold, Mo., provided current and former military personnel with a free “Basic Oil Change” on Veterans Day. It was the fourth year of the promotion at that location. Owners Charlie and Debbie Shelton estimated that more than 100 free oil changes would be completed by the end...
SONOMA, Calif. (Nov. 23, 2015) – Sonoma Raceway is at full speed this holiday season, distributing more than 4,600 pounds of non-perishable food to Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH) and victims of the Valley Fire in Lake County through the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) following the raceway's 15th...
SONOMA, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2015) — Fifty-five Sonoma County non-profit organizations will benefit from nearly $380,000 in grants that were recently awarded by the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway. In total, $379,357 was distributed to youth-...
BETHESDA, MD – October 29, 2015 – – The Auto Care Association Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Bill Hanvey as president and chief executive officer (CEO) to succeed Kathleen Schmatz, who is retiring at the end of the year after leading the association for 14 years. Hanvey, who...
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Denver—When Hyman Wright opened his automotive recycling business in the Mile High City, the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos didn’t exist. Wright, who opened his business at West 18th Avenue and Federal Boulevard in 1945, named his yard Stadium Auto Parts after his then-neighbor, the Denver...
Colorado Springs, Colo.—In a move to increase students’ employability, Ralph Mills, collision program department chair for Pikes Peak Community College, aligned a portion of his curriculum with I-CAR earlier this year. High school and college students now have the ability to enroll in the new I-CAR...
Tacoma, Wash.—Donald “Bud” Williams, owner of Bud’s Machine & Engine Shop, has had a varied career in the machine shop world for over more than 60 years. “My dad was a machinist and I bored my first block when I was 14 years old,” he said. A Tacoma native, Williams said he got the name “Bud” as...
COLORADO The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of collision repair centers in Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction, previously operated as Perri’s Collision Repair & Refinishing. “These locations establish a foothold for us in western Colorado to complement our 14 locations focused on...
Seattle—The Automotive Technology program at West Seattle High School, one of the oldest schools in the state’s largest public school system, is doing well and servicing 110 students daily, said instructor Charles Ketler, who just began his second year teaching the two-tier program. Though a...

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