Regional Coverage

 From left are Ted Davis, SPC vice president; Max Davis, president; Lori Anderson of NAPA; Chris Roshon, vice president/general manager; and Michael Farrar, NAPA assistant sales manager at the Seattle DC.
Spanaway, Wash.—Standard Parts Corp. (SPC) is a business that has shown continued growth since it was founded in 1977 by Rick Davis, who remains chairman of the board. Today, with seven NAPA stores in Pierce and Thurston counties, daily operations are managed by three partners: Max and Ted Davis,...
From l; Azar Automotive Service Manager Jason Marsh, Mary Beth Neukomm, Technician Joe Howell, Owner Mike Neukomm, Technician John Morris, Technician Jackson Smith, and Service Advisor Jim Orf.
Vinita Park, Mo.— Mike Neukomm started doing digital inspections in 2013 when he saw the trend taking root, then switched to Autovitals SmartFlow two years ago and hasn’t looked back. Neukomm, owner of Azar Automotive, participates in training and coaching through ATI (Automotive Training Institute...
From left: Weber Chevrolet Sales Manager Tim Hilyard, Parts Manager Elmer Breece, and Assistant Parts Manager Tom Hornsey. Fulfilling orders at Weber is an experienced parts staff of nine counter representatives who have a combined parts industry experience of 375 years.
Creve Coeur, Mo.—Weber Chevrolet’s Parts Manager Elmer Breece and Sales Manager Tim Hilyard have been working diligently to ensure that they have their parts availability and delivery network streamlined for efficiency. “We recently added an off-site warehouse, just a few miles up the road from our...
Team members at Arnold Motor Supply in Spencer make sure that every customer is satisfied. “We want our customers to know that our team members are all experts in their field. We only hire the best and we keep the best here. Everybody offers auto parts but we put relationships first.”
Spencer, Iowa—E.P. Arnold saw a vision of the future in the automobile parts industry. As he watched the popularity of automobiles increase, he knew that there would be a market and a need for replacement parts. With very little knowledge about cars, Arnold built a storage box for the back of a...
DENVER (June 25, 2019) – A record-breaking 841,000 Coloradans will join the ranks of nearly 49 million Americans vacationing over Independence Day – the highest number ever recorded by AAA. Overall travel volume for the holiday will rise 4.1 percent over 2018, and Denver International Airport will...
Over $85,000 of this money will support Colorado charities; Since 1997 more than $900,000 has been donated to qualified nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado
DENVER (June 25, 2019) – Employees of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, along with 85 vendors and business partners raised a record amount at this year’s Larry H. Miller Dealerships Golf Classic. During the post-tournament dinner, the dealership group presented a $450,000 check to Larry H. Miller...
2018 class winners Travis Pastrana and David Donohue return to challenge the mountain as Yokohama will field 15 drivers in four classes.
SANTA ANA, CA. – (June 25, 2019) – For the second consecutive year, Yokohama Tire and Porsche Motorsport North America are teaming up for another run in the “Race to the Clouds.” Yokohama is the sponsor and exclusive tire supplier for the Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama at the famous...
Spokane, Wash.-The inaugural Automotive Training Expo East (ATE East) will be Oct. 25-26, at the DoubleTree Hotel/Spokane City Center. The new training venue is an extension of ATE that takes place each March in SeaTac, Wash., the West Coast’s largest automotive training event. ATE East will offer...
Ron Reiling
We fought a strong battle to save The Missouri State Safety Inspection Program. It survived, but it’s wounded. The last day of session for 2019 in Jefferson City was May 17, and we were successful in stopping HB451 as it died in the Senate Transportation Committee. Thank you to everyone that took...
July 4 * Old Fashioned 4th Show n’ Shine, downtown Blaine, Wash. Visit www.blainechamber.com. July 5-7 * Annual Pacific Northwest Historics races, sponsored by the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts, Pacific Raceways, Kent, Wash. Visit www.sovrenracing.org. July 12-14 * 59th annual Portland Rose...

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