Regional Coverage

ASA Colorado will hold its annual Summit training event, Saturday, Jan. 27, at Lincoln Tech, Denver. There will be more than 25 classes, including hands-on training at the school’s new facility for every level of technician, owner, service writer and manager, as well as an opportunity to network...
In a news release issued by Highline Aftermarket they announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Levin's Auto Supply, LLC headquartered in Sacramento, CA. Levin's is a leading supplier of automotive aftermarket products to retailers and automotive parts stores,...
SONOMA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2018) – Sonoma Raceway will open its 12-turn road course to walkers and runners alike as it hosts the West Coast’s only major fundraising walk for No Stomach for Cancer on Saturday, Jan. 20. The 7th annual John’s March Against Stomach Cancer will support the fight against...
Sacramento, California – January 11, 2018 -- CAWA Encourages Retailers and Distributors to Bring Their Commercial Customers to Training at CAWA’s February Session in NapaCAWA promises that retailers and distributors and their commercial customers will walk away with some powerful information from...
NORFOLK, Nebraska, January 8, 2018. Technology company Continental has announced a $9.3 million expansion of the rubber mixing operations at its industrial hose plant in Norfolk, Nebraska, to accommodate its North American manufacturing facilities by providing rubber for industrial hoses and...
LYNNWOOD, WA – January 1st, 2018 – The Wesco Group Inc. announced today it completed the merger of the KC Auto Paint family of companies into the Wesco Group Inc. KC Auto Paints opened its first store in Spokane WA, in 1978 under the leadership of Bob Cross, the KC family of companies has since...
Maximum Performance Owners Glen Smith and Byron Parkinson flank Service Adviser Greg Bronson, who say everyone at the shop is involved in some level of motorsports, from drag racing to Jeeping to stock car racing.
Puyallup, Wash.—Founded by friends Glen Smith and Byron Parkinson in January 1994, Maximum Performance Inc. has grown and diversified in its 24 years, the pair said, adding that they were both “car tinkerers” in high school. Both partners attended Clover Park Technical College — Smith in Aviation...
As proper tooling and training for each manufacturer becomes increasingly cost prohibitive, Larry Brown says shops will gradually move away from servicing all makes and models.
Greenwood Village, Colo.—As the calendar turns to 2018, Larry Brown has three primary objectives as the new chairman of the Denver NAPA AutoCare Elite Business Development Group: Training, training and training. “We’re all about becoming more educated,” he said. “If we can lift up all the shops,...
Jens Schueler (left), of the Import Vehicle Community’s Executive Leadership Council, presents Brian Griffin III, of Product Management at Centric Parts, with the Import Vehicle Community Award for Best Catalog.
Five of the Top 10 drivers in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final points standings drove cars were equipped with Jasper products, including 2017 Series Champion, Martin Truex, Jr. with Furniture Row Racing. “Overall, our 2017 went real well,” said Terry Dekemper, Jasper Driveline...
David Lang is the Bosch/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year.
David Lang, of Independent Vehicle Service, in Albuquerque, N.M., was recognized as the Bosch/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the ASE in San Diego. Lang was among 47 other automotive professionals who were recognized. The annual awards banquet...

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