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In This Issue October 19, 2016  
ICA News  Industry News  Leadership  Marketing  Supplier News 
 
A.V.W. Equipment Co., Inc.
ICA News
 
   

We're about to have an awesome time.

You don't want to miss the new car wash industry event next week, Oct. 25 - 26, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

You'll have an opportunity to visit with members of the supplier community (see who's coming), network with your peers (these people will be there), and learn from an outstanding line up of presenters in short 15-minute Wash Talks (see who's presenting).

Will we see you there?
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As part of an International Carwash Association ongoing series on new vehicle technology, check out this article on the changing tech in today's vehicles.

Ever get the feeling that today’s automobile is more like Knight Rider and less like the General Lee? You’re not alone.
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Last week International Carwash Association reached out to representatives at Farmers Insurance to ask them to stop airing a commercial that depicted car washes in a negative light. 

This week, we're happy to report that our outreach was met with understanding. Farmers Insurance has agreed to stop airing the commercial depicting a car getting destroyed after going through an automated car wash following an especially dirty vehicle.
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During on-field ceremonies prior to the Reds vs. Chicago Cubs on Friday, Sept. 30, at Great American Ball Park, representatives from Mike's Carwash presented a check for $18,969 to the Reds Community Fund.
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Classy Chassis is offering something new this election season that will help each voter’s choice be counted and tallied along with others in the community! At three of Classy Chassis’s Pierce County self-serve car wash locations you’ll find two designated wash bays labeled with banners for the "voting" — wash in the one on the left for Clinton, wash in the one on the right for Trump. 
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Source: Broadsheet
There’s a hot-pink car wash in the NGV Gardens. It’s called Haven’t you always wanted to run through all that foam at the car lovers? And you can – all summer long. The lurid car wash is inspired by the architecture of Melbourne’s outer suburbs and, in particular, one car wash in Blackburn. It’s the second design to win the NGV’s 2016 Architecture Commission (the first was a canopy of polypropylene fuchsia blooms by John Wardle) and will be open to the public for free from now until April 2017. 
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In observance of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cottage Car Wash held its second annual car wash event, in support of the American Cancer Society, through Oct. 16. During the event at the car wash, visitors saved $2 on car washes, entered raffles, put their names on the Wall of Hope and more. 
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Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
 
   
Autobell® Car Wash, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, has expanded into two new territories, debuting in Maryland as well as adding a third market in South Carolina. The new locations bring the family-owned and -operated chain’s total stores to 76 in five states.
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Mister Car Wash added four Atlanta locations with its acquisition of AutoBuffs Express, according to Director of Acquisitions Casey Lindsay. 
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A familiar name on Jacksonville, Florida, roads is about to get more familiar. Gate Petroleum has formed a new company that will build and operate express standalone car washes. It’s already purchased seven parcels for the project. The first will open next spring in front of the new Walmart on Collins road off Interstate 295.
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Saturday chores can really eat into a weekend. So think of this: Zip through a brand-new car wash, then steer around the lot to the laundromat side of the building. Once the clothes are packed in the dryer, go shop on Dolson Avenue or maybe catch a quick lunch. Running late? No problem. Tap a few keys on your phone to add 10 minutes or so to your drying time. 
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ROBAINA DIRECT LLC Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc.
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Leadership
 
   
Too many business leaders today are out of touch with the employees they lead. Edelman estimates that one in three employees doesn’t trust their employer — despite the fact that billions are spent every year on leadership development. Part of the problem: Our primary method of developing leaders is antithetical to the type of leadership we need.
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Source: Forbes
You know that awkward moment when you are telling someone how to improve in a job they’ve held longer than you’ve been in the workforce? Today a lot of newly appointed managers are finding themselves managing direct reports that are 10 or more years their senior. Many find this situation difficult for both the managers and those being managed. What can young managers do to surmount this hurdle?
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XpresWash Hamilton Manufacturing Corporation
Marketing
 
   
The stats show the female boomer has money and time to spend, but she's invisible to advertisers. With a little myth-busting and fact-checking, marketers could tap into this booming gold mine.
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Source: Entrepreneur
Social media marketing is something you need to be doing. It’s too effective when it comes to growing your business to ignore it. As more businesses make it a larger component of its marketing strategies, I see more mistakes being made.
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InstaFinish Seller's Manufacturing Co.
Supplier News
 
   
Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, today announced that funds affiliated with the firm have agreed to acquire Ascentium Capital, the third largest private‐independent equipment finance company in the U.S. by origination volume, with assets over $1.1 billion. Tom Depping, CEO of Ascentium Capital, has agreed to roll over his entire equity ownership stake in the business and continue to lead the company.
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It was announced on October 13, 2016, that the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal honored Hydra-Flex, Inc. as number 25 on its Fast 50, a list of the regions fastest-growing private companies. Hydra-Flex appeared on last year’s Fast 50 list, and was awarded a spot again due to revenue growth of 86.4 percent from 2013 to 2015.
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