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Major changes are happening in the manufacturing and automobile industries and we're here to help you continue to evolve your business as those changes impact and influence the car wash industry.

 

Come join members of the car wash supplier community and discover how to build organizations and teams capable of finding opportunity in disruption at this year's Supplier Summit Dec. 4 - 5 in Nashville.

 

Visit https://carwash.force.com/s/lt-event?site=a2f0B000000xJPNQA2&id=a3a0B000003QvZxQAK&utm_source=cwnews&utm_medium=email to view the full article online.

 
 
   
Our mission is to honor those who have served or are currently serving their country with a FREE car wash each year on November 11. This international program unites the car wash industry each year by listing participating car washes that are honoring veterans with a free car wash that day.

 

Visit http://graceforvets.org/ to view the full article online.

 
We're working on the Winter issue of CAR WASH Magazine, featuring a technology focus, 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! 

 

- Changing payment technology, including mobile payment & mobile wash purchases

- Sustainability and water reclamation systems

- Electric Vehicles and monetizing increasing demand for EV charging

- Generational shifts in driving trends

- Weather and how to prepare for, react to and recover from natural disasters
- Blockchain

 

Email managing editor Jennifer Lipner at jlipner@naylor.com for consideration.

Visit mailto:jlipner@naylor.com to view the full article online.

 
Industry News
Source: Bloomberg
Advanced high-strength steel, the newest, lightest steel invented, is aiming to hold off aluminum’s rise as the metal of choice for an auto industry in the midst of major changes. Lightweight aluminum has chipped away at steel’s use in vehicles as fuel efficiency standards have risen. Now steelmakers are fighting back.

Visit https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-18/car-wars-steel-getting-stronger-lighter-to-curb-aluminum-rise to view the full article online.

 
Source: The Verge
Autonomous cars are coming to the nation’s capital. Ford announced Monday that it would begin testing its self-driving cars on the streets of Washington, D.C., early next year, with a particular emphasis on “equitable deployment.”

Visit https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/22/18008980/ford-self-driving-car-test-washington-dc-av to view the full article online.

 
Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
 
   
Mammoth Holdings, LLC, an Atlanta-based express conveyor car wash operator, has formed a 22-unit platform with the acquisitions of Birmingham-based Marc-1 Car Wash and Atlanta-based Wash Me Fast, LLC.

Visit https://www.carwash.org/car-wash-magazine/car-wash-news/news/2018/10/22/mammoth-holdings-forms-operator-focused-conveyor-car-wash-platform to view the full article online.

 
 
   
Source: Petrol Plaza
Mister Car Wash has announced the acquisition of Keep-m-Clean Car Wash, consisting of two express locations in Colorado Springs, Colo. With this latest acquisition, Mister Car Wash now operates 264 car washes in 21 states, including 4 locations in Colorado.

Visit https://www.petrolplaza.com/news/9498 to view the full article online.

 
Ascentium Capital , LLC
Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc.
Leadership
 
   
Source: Chief Executive
Chief Executive’s October reading of CEO confidence in both the current and future business environment shows a marked continuation of the downtrend observed through most of the third quarter.

Visit https://chiefexecutive.net/ceo-confidence-business-conditions-falls-lowest-level/ to view the full article online.

 
Source: Fast Company
By focusing on culture and people first, you can set your team up for success in the long run.

Visit https://www.fastcompany.com/90254995/why-managers-should-overlook-results-in-these-situations to view the full article online.

 
Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems LLC
WEG Electric Corp.
Marketing
 
   
Source: Inc.
The use of social media is now an everyday part of running a business and can be a value-added aspect to a small business. Building a social media strategy should be standard operating procedure and an integral part of your business plans and tactics. 

Visit https://www.inc.com/ford-transit-connect/tip-of-the-day/you-need-social-media.html?cid=landertip_fordtransitconnect to view the full article online.

 
Source: Entrepreneur
Successful salespeople and marketers understand universal human behaviors well enough to use the right trigger words to get them to take action, each and every time. This article explores five common human tendencies and what you can do about them.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/321042 to view the full article online.

 
Hydra-Flex Inc.
PDQ Manufacturing
Supplier News
 
   
National Carwash Solutions (NCS) is pleased to announce an exciting new e-commerce platform to purchase their products and services. This new car wash parts web page offers more than 350 equipment and service parts available online.

Visit https://www.carwash.org/car-wash-magazine/car-wash-news/news/2018/10/24/supplier-news-national-carwash-solutions-announces-new-e-commerce-platform to view the full article online.

 
 
   
MacNeil Wash Systems, a National Carwash Solutions Company and leading supplier to the tunnel car wash industry, has named Wendy Missen as its new Customer Service and Inside Sales Manager.

Visit https://www.carwash.org/car-wash-magazine/car-wash-news/news/2018/10/21/supplier-news-macneil-wash-systems-announces-new-customer-service-and-sales-manager to view the full article online.

 
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