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MIDWEST 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and the Collision Repair Education Foundation announced 33 recipients in the 2018 3M Hire Our Heroes awards. The recipients included students who have served or are currently serving in the military and their family members. They include Taylor Bozarth,...
Parts Tony Guardian (right) and Wholesale Parts Consultants John Southwell (left) and Steven Totta are the cornerstones of the wholesale parts operation at Mercedes-Benz of Denver.
Denver metro—As the Denver-metro area continues its economic and population boom, its rapid growth isn’t just noticeable in new construction dotting the skyline, but also in the region’s automotive repair business. As independent service providers (ISP) proliferate, it’s becoming increasingly...
Sonoma Raceway hosted the recent “Make the Future California” featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas with more than 1,000 students from 99 high schools and universities across North and South America.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA G&C Auto Body is adding and expanding shops in Sonoma and Solano Counties, reported the North Bay Business Journal. G&C Auto Body has a dozen shops with the addition of a second Santa Rosa location earlier this year when it acquired Larkfield Body & Paint in the...
Parts Director AJ Killian (left) and Audi Service Manager Jeff McDougall have been working together for more than a decade at Elk Grove Audi.
Elk Grove, Calif.— Elk Grove Volkswagen’s Parts Manager AJ Killian, who has a total of 40 years experience with VW and Audi, started out as a parts consultant and then was promoted to management.   “I wanted to get into the management side of the industry and run a department,” he said. “The timing...
This 1932 Ford Coupe, known as Whiplash and built by Steve’s Restoration in Portland, will be a featured vehicle at the Mecum Auction in Portland.
ALASKA Ben Brooks from Hutchison High School in Fairbanks won the state’s SkillsUSA competition in Automotive Service Technology. He is eligible to attend the national SkillsUSA competition June 27-28, in Louisville, Ky. More than 6,200 students from high schools and colleges will compete in more...
Instructor, Jess Ramirez, discusses the proper way to mix the paint to students already in painting gear.
Buena Park, Calif.—BASF recently held a three-day Level 1 Bentley Glasurit Refinish training course covering approved 90 Line–Low VOC products and processes at its Buena Park Training Center for a select group of eight Bentley-accredited collision center paint technicians chosen by the Bentley...
RIVER VALLEY MEMA recently weighed in on Missouri House Bill 1444, which if enacted would eliminate the vehicle inspection program in that state. In a letter sent to all members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Bill Long, president and COO of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers...
Maylan Newton delivers a seminar on leadership at Kenz & Leslie Distributing during the most recent ASA-CO sponsored event in May.
Wheat Ridge, Colo.—Like great businesses, great leaders are built, not born. Maylan Newton, CEO of Educational Seminars Institute (ESI), drove that point home to a room full of approximately 40 shop owners and senior managers at Kenz & Leslie Distributing during the most recent ASA-CO sponsored...
The Navy is using the Envision Solar EV ARC to charge the Nikila NZT tactical electric vehicle
The California New Car Dealers Association announced that its members have donated more than $5 million dollars to a number of charities, including more than $4.5 million to California chapters of the American Red Cross. The distribution of funds comes from what was once the California Motor Car...
Seattle, Wash.—Washington State began testing vehicle emission systems more than three decades ago with current testing in most of Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Spokane counties. Both personal and fleet vehicles that fall into the light-duty category in the noted counties are required to be...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.