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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,...
St. Louis Chapter Meeting - Handling Customer Comebacks Roundtable Date: May 14, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Website: Click Here to View Flyer Register Now   Event Description: Comebacks Roundtablelead by Doug Jacquot, Jammin' J Automotive We?ve all had it, that sinking, disgusted...
Janet Cheney say her favorite car used to be the Corvette until she started driving her 2015 GMC All Terrain Edition.
Industry history? “I have been with Lou Fusz Automotive Group for 31 years, when I started with Lou Fusz Pontiac in June of 1988 as parts driver. I delivered parts for two years, then moved into the wholesale office doing the clerical work, parts ordering, billing, etc. While there, I learned how...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL (April 24, 2019) – The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the launch of a new technician competition for entry-level collision technicians and their mentors. The goal of the competition is to recognize the performance of the next generation of collision technicians...
ST. LOUIS (April 22, 2019) Students enrolled in Ranken Technical College’s High Performance Racing Technology (HPRT) program recently teamed with Washington University students for some final preparations for a racecar headed to the 2019 Formula SAE International engineering design competition. The...

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