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From left are Brad Wilkins (Alan’s son), sales; Account Manager Leon Fales; Co-owner Mike Salmen and his nephew, Tim, sales; Co-owner Alan Wilkins; Matt Mynatt, sales; Account Manager Scott Kitivoravong; and Sales Manager Kevin Bradhurst.
Kansas City, Mo.— “‘Price, quality, and service: pick any two, because you’re not going to get all three,’” said Sales Manager Kevin Bradhurst, who is familiar with the old adage. “But you pretty much get all three with us. We offer a fair price, but we have excellent support and service. If...
Jim O’Halloran (left), dealer principal of O’Halloran International, hosts Congressman David Young (R-Iowa) at the dealership.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation and the National Auto Body Council (NABC) have announced the recipient of the Chuck Sulkala NABC Appreciation Scholarship. The Sulkala scholarship program honors NABC founder and longtime executive director Chuck Sulkala who retired earlier this year....
Gary Sampson helps a customer match a color on his Opel GT.
Springfield, Ill.—Having observed its 30th anniversary in June, independent distributor Specialty Paint has grown over the years, but compared to its conglomerate competition, it has remained a smaller organization with the ability to react quickly to customers’ needs, said General Manager Gary...
From left: A & E Tire Store Manager Roger Klapp, US Autoforce Sales Representative Vern Krantz, and A & E Tire Commercial Sales Representative Jeremy Quattlebaum wait to take a spin around the track. (Photo by Shane Rohleder)
COLORADO Capital Paint & Refinish LLC was one of five distributors awarded the 2018 ColorSource Elite Diamond Award at the annual Colorsource conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. The award was presented to distributors with three years of consecutive growth. ColorSource is a network of BASF single-...
Dawn and Jim McCoy had longed talked about owning a business together before buying Lents Body Shop.
Portland, Ore.— When Jim McCoy closed on the purchase of Lents Body Shop in 2016, he opened the doors to processes and practices he gleaned from his of his involvement in an Akzo-sponsored 20 group. “For the first few years, the group was concentrated only on lean processing,” McCoy said. “Now we’...
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, June 29, 2018 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced that ASA President and Executive Director Dan Risley will be resigning effective July 13. Risley has accepted a position with CCC Information Services Inc. in his home state of Illinois. For the past...
FootGolf is a fun, family-friendly game accessible to men, women and children of all ages. Played on a golf course, it has been described by some as "Golf meets soccer," as participants take turns kicking a regulation soccer ball from the tee and down the fairway, with the objective of getting the...
DENVER (June 27, 2018) – Record smashed: Nearly 810,000 Coloradans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of seven percent from last year and the highest number since AAA Colorado began tracking 18 years ago. The vast majority -- nearly 650,000 --...
Grant will support PLAYPass Program in association with City of Boulder Parks and Recreation.
BOULDER, Colo. (June 26, 2018) – Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder, with support from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., presented a $10,000 check to the Play Boulder Foundation on Tuesday, June 26. The donation will help support the launch of the organization’s PLAYPass program by providing scholarships to...
June 29-July 1 * 2018 Pacific Northwest Historics, Pacific Raceways, Kent, Wash. Visit www.sovrenracing.org. July 4 * Old Fashioned 4th Show & Shine, downtown Bainbridge Island, Wash. Visit www.grandold4th.com. July 7 * Petersen Collector Car Auction, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, Ore....

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