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First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

August 2014 - Collision Tool & Equipment Product Notes

Steck Mfg. Co.’s Soft Strike Covers convert existing steel tools to work with aluminum and prevent cross-contamination.Celette’s new BMW 2-series MZ+ fixture setValspar’s AD4200 and AD4221 Air Cure Clearcoats were developed to apply wet-on-wet for maximum ... [Published Parts and People - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Shops can reap benefits of a complete repair work order with thorough tear down

Scott Wheeler, of AkzoNobel, says shops should look at supplements as a “defect” in their business to reduce.Shop owner Matt Thornton recommends blueprinting every job rather than allowing for exceptions to the process.Bob Gilbert, of AkzoNobel, said ... [Published Parts and People - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

Adams speaks on developing ‘culture of collaboration’ at PPG presentation

Tony Adams, owner of Weaver’s Auto Center in Shawnee, Kan., and a business coach for Leaders Way, speaks to more than 100 attendees at his recent PPG presentation in St. Charles, Mo., on what separates “great” businesses from “good” ones.St. Charles, ... [Published Parts and People - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Longtime exhaust specialist transitions to full-service repair

Dustin Atwood recently became the operations manager at four of the Wiser family’s seven muffler and brake shops in Springfield and northwest Arkansas, which have all transitioned to full-service repair shops.In January, Macy Havens took over as manager ... [Published Parts and People - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Parts availability drives Sargent’s fleet work

Seven years after relocating his shop, Russ Sargent, owner of Sargent Auto & Diesel, has built a substantial diesel clientele and continues to expand his fleet business.In-and-out service takes priority for fleet accountsGrain Valley, Mo.—Sargent Auto ... [Published Parts and People - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Omaha-based body shop adds two more locations and increases efficiencies

1. In the last year, Tom Wortmann, owner of InterTech Collision Centers, added two new locations to his operation — in Shenandoah, Iowa, and Bellevue, Neb. — bringing his total to seven facilities.Last year, InterTech Collision Centers acquired Professional ... [Published Parts and People - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Bob Sight Ford Collision Center continues lean journey and prepares for aluminum

Chris Norris, general manager at Bob Sight Ford Collision Center, is currently working on efficiency-based projects, from spaced scheduling and process mapping to changing the traditional flat-rate pay structure.Bob Sight Ford Collision Center Painter ... [Published Parts and People - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 2 reports

August 2014 - Northwest People & Places

Gathered at the Ford Power Stroke Diesel Award presentation at Seekins Ford in Fairbanks are Jim Stevens, Blue Diamond/Ford Northwest sales manager; Margaret Russell, Seekins general manager; Ralph Seekins, dealer principal; Parts Manager Bob Thoma; Mark ... [Published Parts and People - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Members honored at ASA Northwest retreat

Renee and Travis Mosley, owners of My Auto Pro in Kirkland, Wash., hold the Hunt Endowment Award presented to them by Todd Black, ASA-NW chairman.Jeff Lovell, AAM, (l.) and Joel Baxter, AAM, (r.) are shown with Brian Johnson, AAM, and his wife, Zoya, ... [Published Parts and People - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Beaverton Auto Body builds name recognition and business with community ties

Kim and Jeff Drake have built Beaverton Auto Body into a family-run business with their two sons and 10 other employees.Gary Hoops, a technician at the shop since 2009, works on a Ford Escape.Technician John Haile reassembles a Hyundai Sonata.Julio Gutierrez, ... [Published Parts and People - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Penninsula College program is among first to offer alternative fuels certificate

Port Angeles, Wash.—Peninsula College is the only community college in Washington State and one of only a handful in the nation to offer an approved, accredited one-year Alternative Fuels Certificate Program.According to Mike Hansen, Automotive Technology ... [Published Parts and People - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

August 2014 - Northwest Events Calendar

AUGUSTAug. 5-8 * 2014 ADS International Convention & Tradeshow, Association of Diesel Specialists, Wynn4 Las Vegas. Visit www.diesel.org .Aug. 10 * 22 nd annual All Ford & Mustang Show, Griot’s Garage, Tacoma, Wash. Call 360-459-3993 or visit www.piercecountymustangeclub.com ... [Published Parts and People - Aug 01 2014]

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Bob Sight Ford Collision Center continues lean ... [Published Parts and People - Aug 01 2014]
Longtime exhaust specialist transitions to full... [Published Parts and People - Aug 01 2014]
Parts availability drives Sargent’s fleet work [Published Parts and People - Aug 01 2014]
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