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Riley Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Automotive Service Technician John Dolson took this photo of the damage in the dealership’s service department.
An EF-3 tornado left a path of destruction in Jefferson City, Mo., at close to midnight Wed., May 22. Although there were multiple injuries, including for victims trapped under rubble in houses and businesses, no fatalities were reported at press time. At least two automotive businesses were...
ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Monro, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNRO), a leading provider of automotive undercar repair and tire services, today announced it has expanded its collaboration with Amazon.com to provide tire installation services at over 400 additional Monro retail tire and...
Wheat Ridge, CO (May 21, 2019) — The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) proudly announces the addition of Sheri Hamilton, Executive Director of the Midwest Auto Care Alliance, to the Education Team (EDU). Hamilton coordinates VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo in Kansas City, the...
Over the last 31 years in the battery business I have enjoyed many accomplishments, from the first route I ran, to the opening of 7 wholesale/retail locations across the Midwest Region. The most rewarding part of the battery business for Lesley and I has been the ability to meet so many people who...
ST. LOUIS — Gateway Motorsports Park and World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading technology solution provider, today announced a long-term naming rights commitment, renaming the motorsports facility “World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.” The multi-faceted racing venue serves as home to...
Ranken Technical College, St. Louis, MO - September 28, 2019*  Who• Mentee must have been in a career and technical post-secondary program within the last 12 months. Have 3-4 teams committed.  How• Companies/shops with mentoring programs enter their mentor/ mentee team to compete against other...
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski and MEMA President and CEO Bill Long at this morning's award presentation during the 2019 MEMA Legislative Summit.
Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana) was honored today by MEMA as the 2019 recipient of the Joseph M. Magliochetti Industry Champion Award, a special recognition given to elected officials who have shown outstanding leadership on behalf of motor vehicle component suppliers. MEMA is the parent...
From left: Enterprise Fleet Management NSD technicians Travis Guenzler, Jason Hodge, Kelley Hatlee, Amos Eaton and Ryan Egleston.
Enterprise Fleet Management has announced five of its National Service Department (NSD) technicians have received the ASE World Class Technician designation. The most recent recipients are Account Managers Travis Guenzler and Jason Hodge, National Service Supervisor Ryan Egleston, and Service...
From left: Joe Tuha, body shop manager; Brian Noeth, parts manager; Justin Heutel, fixed operations manager; Doug Sucher, service manager, conduct numerous inter-department meetings to ensure the dealership is optimizing service and operations.
Sunset Hills, Mo.—Brian Noeth has worked at dealerships where friction between departments wasn’t uncommon, which, unsurprisingly, often resulted in poorer overall store performance. Fortunately, he says that’s not the case for the team at Sunset Ford, and as parts manager, he’s built up his...
From left are Steve Adams, NAPA wholesale manager; Lillian Moore, automotive technology student at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, Doug Jacquot, president MWACA St. Louis Chapter; and Nolan Gullet, automotive technology student at South Tech. Moore and Gullet won a raffle for GearWrench tool sets during MWACA’s annual career panel and discussion.
St. Louis—College and high school automotive students received a first-hand look — and listen — into aftermarket career opportunities recently from St. Louis region industry veterans and experts at a career panel discussion. Hot topics of discussion included pay rates, advancement opportunities,...

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