By Levy Joffrion
Like to Be Next AC Tech of Year?
How would you like to be the next CARQUEST/MACS mobile A/C and engine cooling technician of the year? Sign up now at www.carquest/macs.com (you can't win if you don't sign up).
The next winner will be announced at MACS 28th annual convention and trade show Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2008, at the Coronado Springs Resort, Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Fla.
This year's winner was Peter Meier of Zephyrhills, Fla.
Lord Corporation Announces Milestone
Lord Corporation, maker of Lord Fusor automotive repair adhesives - a metal and composite bonding solution for automotive body repair - has announced that more than 12,000 students have graduated from its Fusor 001 Metal and Plastic Bonding/ Repair program.
Technicians who complete the hands-on program qualify to earn I-CAR Gold Class points.
For more information, visit www.lord.com.
Frank McGeown, right, president of the Florida ASA Alachua/Marion County chapter; and Dave Mays, left, owner of Dave Mays Automotive; present lifetime achievement award to Ron Chappell, coordinator of automotive programs at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Fla. Chappell retired in December after 32 years of service. The school and ASA members have always worked together to offer quality automotive update training to area technicians.
Four students enrolled in the Fox Valley Technical College Auto Collision Repair and Refinish program in Appleton, Wis., have received scholarships through the efforts of the I-CAR Tech Centre and the I-CAR Education Foundation. The scholarship winners are, from left: Andrew Nelson,
Lee Meyer, Taylor Kuehl and Ryan Johnson. At right is Jason Bartanen,
I-CAR technical development manager. The scholarships were awarded based on recommendations from the students' instructors, involvement in SkillsUSA and a minimum overall 3.0 grade point average.
This PPG Automotive Refinish show truck will travel across the United States this year from March to November with 23 appearances in 19 states at hot rod and car shows as well as special events. The truck and trailer features colors from the PPG Vibrance Collection of custom finishes. The show truck will appear in Del Mar, Calif., March 30-April 1; Oklahoma City April 13-15; Redding, Calif., April 19-21; Bakersfield, Calif., April 27-29; Hershey, Pa., May 18-20; Springfield, Mo., May 25-27; Loveland, Colo., June 1-3; Indianapolis, June 8-10; Pomona, Calif., June 16-17; St. Paul, Minn., June 22-24; Des Moines, Iowa, July 6-8; Columbus, Ohio, July 13-15; Syracuse, N.Y., July 20-22; Louisville, Ky., Aug. 2-5; Spokane, Wash., Aug. 17-19; Pleasanton, Calif., Aug. 24-26; Kansas City, Kan., Aug. 31-Sept. 2; Kalamazoo, Mich., Sept. 14-16; Joliet, Ill., Sept. 21-23; Fort Worth, Texas,
Oct. 5-7; Tampa, Fla., Oct. 12-14; Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 26-28; and Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov. 16-18. For more information, visit www.ppgrefinish.com.
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