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New Members of the CCA in 2015...
Canadian Carwash Association
Operators and Suppliers from several provinces joined the CCA since the start of 2015. New members in Ontario include Airport Jut Carwash, Avicam Technologies Inc., Awash Systems Corp., Blue Wave Car Wash, Eglinton Carwash, Fahey Electric/Capital Wash Systems, Fat Cat Dog & Car Wash, KBear Car Wash, Traditions Holding Inc. and Wash Links. Joining the CCA from Saskatchewan are new members Silvernagle Holdings and Aspen Ventures Ltd. Alberta's CTM Design Services Ltd., Village Auto Wash and Western Pride Car Wash join from the west, while New Brunswick's D.A. Murphy Investments Ltd. is our newest member from the east. The CCA welcomes all of our 2015 new members to the Association!
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DRIVE FOR SUCCESS: Annual Golf Tournament and Networking Event
Canadian Carwash Association
The annual Canadian Carwash Association golf tournament in Ontario is being held again this year at the Glendale Golf and Country Club in Hamilton, Ontario on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. The day begins with players teeing off in the morning and playing throughout the day, ending with a networking dinner including raffle prizes and 50/50 draw.

Sign up a few foursomes to impress your clients, connect with your industry colleagues and support Trout Unlimited Canada's Yellow Fish Road program. Proceeds of the draw are donated to Yellow Fish Road. Thanks to the generosity of numerous supplier sponsors, the registration fee for carwash operators is subsidized. To receive a registration form or to obtain further information, please call our National Office at 416-239-0339 or visit our website at canadiancarwash.ca/golf.

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International Carwash Association to launch WaterSavers' digital ad campaign in July
Canadian Carwash Association
The International Carwash Association (ICA) recently announced that it will launch a new ad campaign as part of its WaterSavers® Alliance program. This program, and accompanying ad campaign, will help promote the environmental benefits of professional carwashes. The CCA has been a partner with the ICA on the WaterSavers® program for several years, and members of the CCA can easily sign up by contacting the ICA at info@carwash.org. The CCA's involvement in the program is a reflection of the Canadian carwash industry's commitment to water conservation and quality.
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 Industry News


Putting the 'As Seen on TV' generation to work for you
Sonny's CarWash Factory
What a difference a generation can make. I just got a text from my younger cousin, Joe, standing next to a 700 pound Bluefin Tuna. Somewhere in my computer I have a nearly identical picture of his father, my Uncle Joe, standing next to an even more impressive fish weighing in at a whopping 900 pounds. Having been on the same run countless times without so much as getting a bite, let alone a monster BluefinTuna, the picture made me think about the life skills and habits we pass on to our children. Joe next updated me on the outcome of several improvements that he'd made following a conversation we had a few months ago to improve customer’s experience at the old family wash. Car counts were up, revenue was up, and he was beaming with enthusiasm as he text what he planned next.
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Randy Wingert joins Mark VII
Auto Laundry
Mark VII Equipment Inc. of Arvada, CO, the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, has named Randy Wingert as manager of special projects. Wingert's background includes over 25 years in marketing management positions in the car care industry at Turtle Wax and Ryko Solutions. He will be based at Mark VII's factory in suburban Denv
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Expect dirty cars, brown lawns as Metro Vancouver imposes 'extraordinary' water restrictions
National Post
Metro Vancouver imposed Level 3 water restrictions Monday afternoon after concluding over a particularly hot, dry weekend that not enough water is being conserved and reservoir levels are at record lows. The restrictions, which include a ban on all lawn sprinkling, came despite Metro indicating last week that it appeared there was no urgent need to bring in the tougher restrictions.
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Managing problem employees
CarWash.com
When it comes to running a success business, finding, keeping and managing employees are essential components. A recent article titled "Tips to manage 3 kinds of problem employees," featured on southbendtribune.com, discusses how managers can overcome problem employees to more adequately run a smooth, thriving business.
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Turtle Wax secures multimillion-dollar funding agreement
CarWash.com
Turtle Wax secured an approximately $9.3 million (£6 million) funding agreement with Bibby Financial Services (BFS), according to the International Carwash Association (ICA). The agreement is to help assist growth plans for Turtle Wax’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations, the article stated.
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Carwash owners: Clear the grit
CSPnet.com
Grit can act like sandpaper, rubbing against the automotive paint jobs that car-wash owners are trying to clean and shine. Gritty road debris, such as small sand particles, often stick to car surfaces due to adhesion, particularly when adhered with dirt or oil.
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