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  • SUPPLIER NEWS: Turtle Wax Pro to expand sales force

    Nov 04, 2015
    Turtle Wax Pro, the most recognized brand in the car wash industry, will be expanding its sales force and is seeking to hire two (2) new National Account Managers. The National Account Managers will be responsible for the growth of Turtle Wax Pro’s car wash chemical sales and brand awareness in corporate, multi-site tunnel and in-bay chains.
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  • SUPPLIER NEWS: Creating brighter, safer car washes in upstate New York with LED lighting

    Nov 04, 2015
    Doug Kleeschulte knew he found his passion within six months of sharing ownership on his first car wash more than two decades ago. Today, he owns and operates four Scrub A Dub Car Washes in New York locations including New Paltz, Catskill, Ellenville and Port Ewing.
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  • Insurance leader McNeil & Co. issues tips for chemical safety at the car wash

    Oct 28, 2015
    A national leader in specialized insurance, McNeil & Co. has issued tips to help car wash owners and operators manage risk when working with chemicals. McNeil & Co.'s Car Wash Insurance Program has become the fastest-growing insurance option for car wash owners and operators, offering clients decades of industry experience and knowledge. Risk management is a key pillar of McNeil's programs, and the company hopes to help all car wash owners better identify chemical hazards and understand how to mitigate the risks associated with them.
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  • Sheetz adds 140 washes to Grace for Vets total

    Oct 28, 2015
    Annual free wash day for Veterans adds 140 wash locations to bring its total to more than 3,100 locations in four different countries.
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  • Crew Carwash donates $22,000 to Gleaners Food Bank

    Oct 26, 2015
    Crew Carwash donated $22,000 and 3,000 pounds of canned goods to Gleaners Food Bank following a one-day collection drive at 21 Central Indiana Crew locations.
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  • Hydra-Flex introduces the Blast-Force™ 0° Solid-Stream Nozzle

    Oct 21, 2015
    Hydra-Flex, Inc. is pleased to introduce the Blast-Force 0° Solid Stream Nozzle, designed specifically for pivoting, oscillating, and spinning high-pressure vehicle wash applications.
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  • 7 Flags Car Wash is partnering with the Susan G Komen Foundation

    Oct 21, 2015
    For the month of October 7 Flags Car Wash is partnering with the Susan G. Komen foundation to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer as well as to raise money to find a cure to eliminate breast cancer completely. The Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Sacramento affiliate will be donating banners that promote the “Race for the Cure” as well as Breast Cancer Awareness bracelets, pins, buttons, and brochures.
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  • Grace For Vets passes 3,000 mark

    Oct 14, 2015
    Grace for Vets today announced that it currently has over 3,000 carwashes from four countries participating in the one day event scheduled for November 11. Participating car washes will offer military veterans and active-duty personnel free car washes in thanks for their service.
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  • Autobell® Car Wash opens first location in Williamsburg, tenth in Hampton Roads

    Oct 14, 2015
    Autobell Car Wash, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has opened a full-service wash at 336 Second Street in Williamsburg, VA, at the former Car-Robics site near the intersection with Merrimac Trail. Greg Eddins is the store manager.
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  • Ziebart International Corporation announces new location in Batavia, NY

    Oct 14, 2015
    Automotive franchisor, Ziebart International Corporation, is pleased to announce the opening of their newest location in Batavia, NY. After awarding a franchise license to owner, Tony Mattiacio, the store is celebrating their grand opening on October 10, 2015. On this day, Ziebart of Batavia will have a Chef’s Food Truck, giving out free food to the first 100 customers, a live radio broadcast from WBEE, giveaways such as a chance to win a free Ziebart service, and a one-day only sale that offers customers a Window Tint, Remote Starter, or Undercoating for only $149. The store is located at 311 West Main Street, Batavia, NY, 14020.
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  • Car Wash Show Europe Successfully Debuts: "The Car Wash Family Finally Has Its Own Home"

    Oct 08, 2015
    The first event in Europe for the professional car wash industry launches with more than twice the expected participation.
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  • G&G LED Lighting expands operations with new headquarters and enhanced manufacturing and R&D capabilities

    Oct 07, 2015
    G&G LED Lighting, a leading manufacturer of wet location lighting for rugged commercial applications, has tripled its warehouse and office space to accommodate its continued growth. Its new 6,500 sq. ft. location at 8 Access Road in Albany, was chosen specifically to further the company’s expansion into new markets with cost-effective, highly-reliable LED lighting products designed especially for harsh, wet environments.
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  • Enning, Loogman inducted to Car Wash Hall of Fame

    Oct 06, 2015
    Dr. Joseph Enning and Mr. Ger Loogman were inducted into the Car Wash Hall of Fame during the opening reception for the inaugural edition of Car Wash Show Europe in Amsterdam.
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  • Autobell® Car Wash Inc. awards 2015 academic scholarships

    Sep 23, 2015
    Autobell Car Wash Inc., based in Charlotte, NC, recently awarded 143 employees in four states its 2015 academic scholarships toward the college or university of their choice, with this year's gifts totaling $166,000. Since its inception, the Autobell Scholarship Program has awarded over $925,000 in academic funds to employees.
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  • Youth and Pet Survivors earn over $1,200 at Kwik Car Wash’s ‘Dog Days of Summer’ event

    Sep 09, 2015
    Tails were wagging and soap suds were flying last Saturday as Kwik Car Wash teamed up with The Pooch Mobile dog grooming service in an effort to raise funds for Youth and Pet Survivors (YAPS). A total of 40 dogs were washed this year, and over $1,225 was raised at the fourth annual 'Dog Days of Summer’ event.
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  • Crew Carwash donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters tops $70,000

    Aug 26, 2015
    The money was raised August 22nd during the annual Crew for Kids fundraiser, where half the proceeds of every Ultimate wash, a $19 value, and Works wash, a $15 value, was donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. The event took place at 24 Crew Carwash locations, supporting four different Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies, including those in Indianapolis, Columbus, Lafayette and Terre Haute.
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  • Hydra-Flex earns spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies for the second time

    Aug 19, 2015
    Inc. magazine ranked Hydra-Flex, Inc. No. 3047 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000 with three-year sales growth of 114%. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs.
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  • ICA announces ongoing support of Grace For Vets program

    Aug 12, 2015
    Beginning this fall, International Carwash Association will sponsor Grace For Vets and provide ongoing support for the worldwide Veterans Day Free Car Wash Program. The ICA, in conjunction with a volunteer board, will continue program founder Mike Mountz's efforts in holding a one day event on Veterans Day where car wash operators offer free car washes to military veterans and active duty personnel.
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  • Steve Collins joins Mark VII sales team

    Aug 12, 2015
    Mark VII Equipment Inc., the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the world's largest manufacturer of vehicle cleaning systems, today announced that Steve Collins has assumed responsibility for direct sales in Florida. He replaces Al Cope, who has decided to retire.
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  • High school soccer team raises more than $1,500 at Kwik Car Wash fundraiser

    Aug 12, 2015
    On Saturday, August 8, 2015 the Chaparral High School Men’s Soccer Team was able to raise more than $1,500 at their car wash fundraiser hosted by Kwik Car Wash.
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