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Lustra/Cleaning Systems, Inc
In This Issue May 2, 2018  
ICA News  Industry News  Leadership  Marketing  Supplier News 
 
A.V.W. Equipment Co., Inc.
ICA News
 
   
International Carwash Association (ICA) today announced a new partnership with Promedia Group (PMG), the publisher of CarwashPro.nl and producer of several trade fairs in Europe. The agreement calls for PMG to become the marketer and organizer of Car Wash Show Europe™, beginning with the next edition in 2019. The new partnership was made official during The Car Wash Show®️ in Las Vegas last week, with a contract signed by PMG owner Joan Blaas and ICA CEO Eric Wulf.
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That’s a wrap! Thank you to those who attended The Car Wash Show™ 2018 in Las Vegas last week. Watch a quick recap of what made this year’s Show the biggest in over a decade! You can find more Show content on the International Carwash Association Facebook page.


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We're working on the Summer leadership issue of CAR WASH Magazine and would love to hear from you! We're writing articles on some of the following topics. If your company has an interesting perspective to share, please reach out and let us know! 

- Leadership development programs
- Succession planning for your business
- Leading a diverse workforce
- Industry consolidation
- Servant leadership

Email managing editor Jennifer Lipner at jlipner@naylor.com for consideration.
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Industry News
Source: NPR
Ford Motor Co. reported a $1.7 billion profit for the first quarter of 2018, but the company says it's planning big changes — such as phasing out all cars except for the Mustang and a crossover vehicle in the North American market, so it can focus on SUVs and trucks.
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Source: National Association of Convenience Stores
In 2017, convenience stores in the U.S. saw a 14.9 percent increase in fuel sales, due largely to higher gas prices in 2017 (up 12.8 percent to $2.38) and a 1.9 percent increase in gallons sold. 
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InstaFinish Diamond Shine Car Care
Source: KFYR TV
Higher temperatures and sunny skies have left a positive impact on Fast Lane Car Wash in Minot, N.D. The location's manager says that they can easily get ninety cars through the wash in just one hour.
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Ascentium Capital , LLC Ascentium Capital , LLC
Leadership
 
   
Source: Fast Company
Marco Zappacosta launched Thumbtack in 2008, changing how consumers connect to local professionals, with millions of projects completed across the U.S. One of his greatest realizations as a leader is how immensely valuable it is to have an experienced executive team.
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Source: Chief Executive
Among chief executives today several distinct styles of leadership predominate — each with characteristic strengths and weaknesses that have significant ramifications for company performance in various business situations.
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WEG Electric Corp. PDQ Manufacturing
Marketing
 
   
Source: Inc.
Small companies thrash the giants on service. Businesses with 10 employees often care for their customers better than those with thousands, greeting people at the door and sticking with them to answer questions and fetch different sizes or options. These four companies are masters of customer service.
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Source: Business.com
The SBA's Small Business Week runs from April 29 to May 5 this year. Here's why this event matters for today's entrepreneurs. Here’s a look at the effect this event has on the entrepreneurial community.
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Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC Hydra-Flex Inc.
Supplier News
 
   
Sonny's Enterprises, a global leader in conveyorized car wash equipment, controls, chemicals, parts and supplies, tannounced that 33-year veteran manufacturing executive John Reeves has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.
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