Regional Coverage

This 1940 Ford pickup built in Oregon City was a top pick for a custom build at SEMA 2018
ALASKA      Sand Lake Automotive is a finalist in the Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific Region Torch Awards for 2018. Owned by Tim Mason, the Anchorage shop is one of 100 businesses of all types in seven states that are competing in the BBB’s most prestigious award for ethics in business....
Justin Calhoun bought Custom Automotive Care in 2014 after working for the previous owner as a technician for eight years.
Lincoln, Neb.— When his available diesel testing equipment just didn’t cut it, Justin Calhoun took matters into his own hands. “We have been getting more and more diesels in for repair here recently and we had a leak somewhere in the system on a 6.0 Ford,” explained Calhoun, owner of Custom...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions has opened a branch office in Sacramento to better serve the businesses in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada. The newest branch is located at 1424 North Market Boulevard #70. “This region of California and Nevada has rapidly grown over the years, and...
Pickens Technical College announced Elmer Hernandez as the SkillsUSA National Refinishing Champion for 2018.
compiled by Shane Rohleder   COLORADO The annual ASA Colorado Summit is scheduled for Jan. 26, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln College of Technology, 11194 E 45th Ave, Denver, Colo.. The Summit offers networking opportunities and extensive training opportunities. The price for ASA members is $175...
Barry Dunkin retired as sales manager with Meyers Brothers Kansas City
MIDWEST Barry Dunkin retired as sales manager with Meyers Brothers Kansas City after 21 years with the company. Dunkin previously worked for Hunter Engineering as a sales representative from 1986 to 1997. Taking over the role of sales manager will be Joel Ecton. Ecton can be reached at joel@...
National PRONTO’s Bill Maggs (left) presents the Jack Creamer Leader of the Year Award to Federated’s Larry Pavey.
The Jack Creamer Leader of the Year Award was given to Larry Pavey, CEO, Automotive Parts Services Group and president, Federated Auto Parts. The award is given to an individual who has contributed in a unique and monumental way while employed in the auto care industry. The award was presented by...
SeaTac, Wash.—The Automotive Training Expo (ATE) returns to the DoubleTree Hotel adjacent to SeaTac International Airport for its 2019 event, March 22-24. “The ATE Education Committee, headed up by Butch Jobst, AMAM, and Kandie Jennings-Molloy, AAM, did an exceptional job in putting together the 60...
Jeremiah Curtis, owner of Bodacious Diesel, and “Santa” Bill, chat as Santa takes the wheel of his new truck for the first time.
Golden, Colo.—Bill Lee, or perhaps better known as “Santa” Bill, a beloved local Santa impressionist and owner of Laughing Valley Ranch in Idaho Springs, Colo., where he keeps reindeer and other livestock, received a Christmas gift of his own this year. Jeremiah Curtis, owner of Bodacious Diesel,...
The team at Don’s Auto Body is a tight knit group. Each member of the staff, along with Co-owners Dave and Adam Tritz, helps maintain the success the shop’s had for almost 50 years.
St. Charles, Mo.—Driving through the historic district of St. Charles, especially during the holiday season, is like traveling back in time. The cobblestone streets and brick buildings are reminiscent of a simpler time before technology became a driving cultural and industrial force. Dave and Adam...

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