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First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. West Coast Ports Workers Will Be Without Contact

Starting today, roughly 20,000 U.S. West Coast ports workers will be without contract. As a result, the transport of goods in and out of the United States will be slowed, with a 10-day work stoppage costing the U.S. economy $21 billion and 169,000 jobs, ... [Published Parts and People - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Panel of OEMs wax on Right to Repair, J2534 diagnostics, and the future of telematics

Representatives from seven different OEMs offered perspective on the future of diagnostics at the recent ETI Tool Tech conference. From l., panelists included Wes Arnold, Honda; Kurt Immekus, Volkswagen; Mark Saxonberg, Toyota; Kelly Geist, Subaru; Tom ... [Published Parts and People - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

July 2014 Southern California People & Places

D.J. Megan Daniels is among RMR Wheels’ latest RMR Girls.From l., Bruce Ware, Falken Tire sales vice president, will retire June 30; Andrew Hoit will move into his position and Rick Brennan will become executive director of marketing.Kyle LeDuc, Team ... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Large independent collision shop is already prepared for more aluminum vehicles

Shop Manager Sebastian Oros (l.) and Owner Henry Bellini believe the right equipment, training, and emphasis on quality will help the shop compete against MSOs.The shop’s mechanic, Jorge Tapia, works on a Lexus GS 350.Miguel Gonzalez, a painter at All-American ... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Performance Auto prospers with NAPA

The crew at Performance Automotive, from l., Javier Cerecer, Ramiro Lopez, Junior Leyva, and Boris Perez, are all ASE-certified technicians and experienced in every type of repair.ASE-certified Technician Ramiro Lopez checks the timing on a customer’s ... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Ford focuses on outside sales rep training to boost wholesale parts business

From l., Kearny Pearson Ford OSRs Chris Back and Mike Brozowski and Parts Director Doug Herold say having a $2.5 million inventory and 20 delivery trucks has helped the dealership increase wholesale parts sales nearly 6 percent this year.John Elmquist, ... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Keeping pace with installer preferences expands Hub Auto Supply

Brian Webb, owner of Hub Auto Supply, says the auto parts industry is constantly changing, including an increasing shift in installer preferences for OE replacement parts.Ed Goforth, Hub Auto Parts delivery dispatcher, controls 15 drivers and 12 delivery ... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Investments in staff and equipment pay off

Toole’s Garage Owners Audra Del Carlo and Dave Toole provide old-school customer service while applying new-school technology.Francisco Arciga is shop foreman at Toole’s Garage and handles the bulk of its diagnostic work, Owner Dave Toole says.Toole’s ... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Auto Parts Xpress focuses on customers’ needs, not selling parts in stock

Auto Parts Xpress Owner Nhat Nguyen says service is what sets him apart and what keeps customers coming back. “Aftermarket, CAPA, or OE — we deliver the parts shops need.”Parts Advisor Jonathan Mazariegos says the focus is supplying customers parts they ... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County installers are in the sights of Winchester Auto Parts

Winchester Auto Parts is owned and operated, from l., Dale Hundrieser, Terry Haschert, Steve Cameron, General Manager Bryan Cameron, and Mark Froling.Winchester Auto Parts Warehouse Assistant Manager Margie Robles pulls an order to be handed off to a ... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

July 2014 Northern California People & Places

Emeryville resident Spencer Trenery took the win in the Historic Can-Am category at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival driving his 1970 McLaren.More than 50 Members of the Rotary Lift Service Network have completed ALI Lift Inspector certification. ... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Mitsubishi Fuso Dealer and ASCCA partner to fund scholarships with donated diesel trucks

From l., are San Francisco Mitsubishi Fuso Salesman Tom Rezendes, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Todd Bloom, Owner Steve Stasiefski, District Sales Manager Clay Stricklin, and Steve Elstins, chair of education for the Training & ... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]

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U.S. West Coast Ports Workers Will Be Without C... [Published Parts and People - Jul 08 2014]
Panel of OEMs wax on Right to Repair, J2534 dia... [Published Parts and People - Jul 02 2014]
Keeping pace with installer preferences expands... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
Ford focuses on outside sales rep training to b... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
Performance Auto prospers with NAPA [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
Large independent collision shop is already pre... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
July 2014 Southern California People & Places [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
Investments in staff and equipment pay off [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
Team Toyo’s Kyle LeDuc Captures Third Successiv... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
Product mix, ability to expand and contract are... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
CAWA Manufacturer’s Advisory Council keeps fing... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
California’s new vehicle market predicted to hi... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
Mitsubishi Fuso Dealer and ASCCA partner to fun... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
July 2014 Northern California People & Places [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County installers ar... [Published Parts and People - Jul 01 2014]
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