River Valley

WAC-STL highlights Rockwood Summit Bio-Diesel Program.“We had a good turnout at Rockwood Summit High School for our monthly membership meeting. We spoke to Darren Peters about his Bio-Diesel Program at the high school and some of the students who design, build, and maintain the vehicles that run on...
Ranken President Don Pohl and JM&A Group’s director of Customer Service Dianne Galavan at the microphone.
ST. LOUIS (July 15, 2019) Ranken Technical College has dedicated a section of its automotive training facility to JM&A Group and its parent company, South Florida-based JM Family Enterprises, in recognition of the company’s efforts to prepare students for successful careers in automotive...
Students use bio-diesel from waste oil and use it in two trucks and a special long distance competition car.
RIVER VALLEY WAC-STL meeting highlighted the Rockwood Summit Bio-Diesel Program. “We had a good turnout at Rockwood Summit High School for our monthly membership meeting,” said Jess Crump, vice president of WAC-STL. “We spoke to Darren Peters about his bio-diesel program and some of the students...
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...
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...
ST. LOUIS (June 11, 2019) Navistar International, a global manufacturer of commercial vehicles, has donated five diesel-powered (heavy duty) trucks to Ranken Technical College. Ranken students are using the equipment as part of their Diesel Technology degree program to gain practical experience in...
Car Presentation to Recipients Took Place Monday at the NABC Gateway Pars for Cars Golf Fundraiser  Presented by Enterprise at Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, MO
ST. LOUIS (June 3, 2019) – On Monday, June 3, three deserving St. Louis veterans experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of vehicles to provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of their families – thanks to the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™ program...
Legislation (S.B. 242) that would have allowed historic vehicles to be issued license plates without an annual mileage restriction failed to pass before Missouri’s legislature adjourned for 2019. In Missouri, an historic vehicle is defined as being 25 years old or older, owned solely as a collector...
A press release distributed by an automotive industry association inaccurately eluded that the Missouri vehicle safety inspection program was safe since House Bill 451 was not passed this session. Even though Rep J. Eggleston’s House Bill 451 did not make it through the Senate, the same wording was...

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