News Briefs 9/11/18

Grease Monkey International has opened its first Minnesota location in the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburb of Savage. The three-bay center marks the 285th Grease Monkey shop in the United States.

Five students will receive Federated Car Care scholarships for the 2018-‘19 academic year. The awards go to the employees or children of Federated Car Care Center members. Fisher Auto Parts funds the program, which is administered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in memory of the late Art Fisher, founder of Federated Auto Parts.

Big O Tires has recognized the following as its 2017 “Franchisees of the Year:” Brian and Chad Cunningham, multi-store owners in Colorado; Kent and Kory Coleman, multi-store owners in Utah; and Chris Monteverde, multi-store owner in California. The program recognizes franchisees for implementing best practices, industry success, and giving back to their fellow franchisees and their communities.

Ziebart International Corp. (Troy, MI) has announced two new master license agreements: one with National Automotive Co. (NATCO S.A.E.) in Egypt, and one with Purdy Auto S.A. in Costa Rica.

• The Automotive Maintenance & Repair Association (AMRA) and Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) Annual Members Meeting will take place Oct. 29 at the Venetian in Las Vegas in conjunction with AAPEX. Click here for more information or to register for the meeting.

• The Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA), an independent regional association previously associated with ASA-Midwest, is launching an exclusive Facebook group.

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