Regional Coverage

Detroit, Mich. – Limited to 30 attendees, the Young Technicians Symposium offered the first time this year at CARS for technicians making the jump from general repair to diagnostics.      Led by Jim Wilson, senior training instructor-Automotive Aftermarket, Robert Bosch LLC, the all-day intensive...
IRVINE, Calif. (August 3, 2015) – The first of five annual signature club racing events is in the books with the completion of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA)  2015 Western States Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  74 Mazda entries across multiple classes meant ample...
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-...
Warrensburg, Mo. — A sign posted in the front office of Lindsay Transmission states the shop’s sales philosophy in large letters: “We refuse to lower our standard of quality to match our competitors’ prices. You are not paying more for the same thing. You are paying for something much better.” To...
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...
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...
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...

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