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  • SUPPLIER NEWS: D&S launches IQ Car Wash Systems website

    Apr 26, 2017
    D&S launches new website with 3-layer system of information delivery related to its In-Bay Automatic Car Wash System.
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  • SUPPLIER NEWS: Sonny's CarWash College now open on West Coast

    Apr 26, 2017
    Sonny's CarWash College is now open in the Western United States with classes in Buena Park, Calif. Limited seating remains for the May 22 - 26 Management I Course.
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  • Mister Car Wash acquires Waterworks Car Wash in Grand Rapids

    Apr 19, 2017
    Mister Car Wash announced the acquisition of Waterworks Car Wash, a single full serve location in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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  • San Diego proclaims April 20th Soapy Joe’s Day for green efforts

    Apr 19, 2017
    Kevin L. Faulconer, mayor of San Diego, proclaimed April 20th, 2017 “Soapy Joe’s Car Wash Day” in honor of the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability in the San Diego community. In celebration of this honor, Soapy Joe’s will be offering free car washes to the public all day on April 20th, and will give away free annual memberships to three winners of the company’s “Stay Clean, Go Green” social media contest. To further demonstrate its dedication to the environment and the San Diego community, Soapy Joe’s will be donating money to the San Diego Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit that protects the ocean and coastlines of San Diego.
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  • The Car Wash Show 2017 is Biggest Car Wash Show in 10 years

    Apr 12, 2017
    If you want to relive the excitement and energy that was this year's The Car Wash Show, or if you weren't lucky enough to be able to attend, check out these highlights from the biggest Show in 10 years! Nearly 400 exhibitors and more than 8,100 attendees made this year's Show something to remember. And with more than 70 education sessions, attendees participating in education were sure to take something back to their business.
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  • Mike’s Carwash raises $10K for A Kid Again

    Apr 12, 2017
    The newest Mike's Carwash at 814 Eastgate N. Drive celebrated its Grand Opening with a Free Ultimate Wash Weekend. 3,115 cars were washed and $10,058.90 was raised in donations for A Kid Again.
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  • Mark VII launches new products at The Car Wash Show

    Apr 05, 2017
    Mark VII Equipment Inc., the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the world's largest manufacturer of vehicle cleaning systems, today introduced its new SoftLine2 tunnel and ShineTecs Tri-Foam products at the International Carwash Association’s annual trade show.
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  • Mister Car Wash enters California with Cruz Thru acquisition

    Mar 29, 2017
    Mister Car Wash recently announced the acquisition of Cruz Thru Car Wash, a chain of 10 Express stores based in Bakersfield, California. “Cruz Thru is widely considered one of the most innovative, high-volume car washes in the industry and a great platform for entry into California” said Casey Lindsay.
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  • Mike’s Carwash Free Ultimate Wash Weekend

    Mar 29, 2017
    The newest Mike's Carwash at 814 Eastgate North Drive is officially open and ready to make a splash in the Eastgate community. To celebrate the grand opening, Mike's will host a Free Ultimate Wash Weekend.
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  • Autobell® Car Wash Fundraising Program helped nonprofits garner over $755,000 in 2016

    Mar 29, 2017
    The popular and environmentally friendly Autobell® Car Wash Fundraising Program continues to assist charities, schools, and other nonprofits reach their goals. Launched in 1998, the program helped raise $755,895 in 2016 and more than $8.3 million to date. Through the program, Autobell, based here, provides 501(c)(3) groups with $20 gift cards that do not expire and are redeemable at all Autobell locations in the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland. Nonprofits sell the cards at full price and keep 50% of the proceeds.
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  • Lubrication Technologies agrees to acquire Professional Carwash Systems, Inc.

    Mar 29, 2017
    Lubrication Technologies is excited to announce reaching an agreement to acquire PCS (Professional Carwash Systems, Inc.) with a purchase date effective April 17, 2017. PCS is a vehicle wash sales, installation and service business headquartered in Buffalo, Minnesota.
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  • Washify unveils modern pay station for car wash industry

    Mar 29, 2017
    Washify, a company with a history of innovation, is unveiling a pay station that employs much of today’s advanced technology. This technology has been proven to improve the overall point of sale experience and speed up transaction times.
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  • Wash Away Thirst unites car wash community for clean water

    Mar 22, 2017
    Wash Away Thirst is teaming up with charity: water to unite a community of professional car washes, vendors, and clean car enthusiasts to raise $30,000 for clean water in 2017. You can make a donation by visiting our booth at the car wash show (booth #4541) or by visiting the following link https://my.charitywater.org/wash-away-thirst-1/wash-away-thirst-2017.
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  • Aquarama, a leader in the field of car washing, has acquired the multinational Hypromat

    Mar 22, 2017
    Aquarama, headed by the family Bosio on March 7, 2017, concluded the important acquisition of Hypromat, Swiss franc multinational company operating on the Italian territory with 19 owned plants in the Car Washing industry.
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  • Kim Supply names Stephen Craig new GM

    Mar 22, 2017
    Citing his extensive retail management experience and working with customers in a high traffic environment, Stephen Craig II has been hired as General Manager for Kim Supply, the car wash division of automotive aftermarket provider Service Champ. He reports to Dave Everett, VP of Car Wash and National Sales & Training Director.
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  • Mike’s Carwash awarded 2017 Best Employer in Ohio: 2017 Best Employers in Ohio list is made up of 34 companies

    Mar 08, 2017
    Mike's Carwash was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Employers in Ohio. The annual list of the Best Employers in Ohio was created by the Ohio SHRM State Council and Best Companies Group.
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  • Crew Carwash to open new facility in Avon

    Mar 08, 2017
    Crew Carwash, a long-standing Indiana carwash establishment, announces its newest location in Avon, Indiana, will open on Monday, March 6. Located at 7127 E. US 36 Avon, IN 46123 the new facility is the company’s second location in Avon. This is Crew’s 30th location in Indiana.
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  • Ziebart International Corporation names Daniel C. Baker, Executive Vice President

    Mar 01, 2017
    Ziebart International Corporation, the global leader in automotive detailing, films and protection services, has promoted Daniel C. Baker to Executive Vice President for the worldwide corporation.
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  • SUPPLIER NEWS: IQ® Car Wash Systems pass the 5 million wash mark

    Feb 22, 2017
    The IQ® In Bay Automatic Car Wash System by D&S Car Wash Equipment Company has surpassed the 5 MILLION wash mark. With over 226 IQ Systems now in operation in car washes and auto dealerships across the US and Canada, wash counts continue to grow rapidly.
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  • The How of Carwashing podcast debuts

    Feb 22, 2017
    A new industry focused podcast, “The How of Carwashing” has launched, with the goal to help provide a resource for car wash owners and operators.
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