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SCWA 2015 Convention & Car Wash EXPO Next Week!

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Karl Rove to Keynote SCWA 2015 Convention

SCWA is excited to announce Karl Rove will be the keynote speaker during the Monday morning session of the 2015 SCWA Convention & Car Wash EXPO.

Karl Rove — "The Architect" One of the World's Foremost Political and Communication Strategists
  • Deputy Chief of Staff & Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush
  • Credited with the 1994 & 1998 Texas gubernatorial victories of George W. Bush as well as Bush’s 2000 & 2004 successful Presidential Campaigns
  • Current Fox News Contributor & Wall Street Journal Columnist
  • Author of the New York Times Bestseller, "Courage & Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight".
  • Eye Witness to 9/11 and Other World Shaping Events
Remember you must be registered to attend Karl's keynote. Click for registration: SCWA 2015 Convention & EXPO Registration

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Ten Top Reasons to EXPERIENCE the 2015 SCWA Convention & EXPO
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Click the link below to see the Top 10 reasons why you have to be there at the 2015 SCWA Convention & EXPO!
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Total cost of hiring
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
After years of a much bleaker jobless rate environment, it appears that more businesses are adding staff and hiring once again. For many carwash owners and operators, the ability to hire is welcomed. Now, do you remember how to hire correctly?
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Think small — Smaller investment, less risk
Auto Laundry News
Entrepreneurs are a lot like baseball players — they would rather hit a home run than a single or double. Similarly, investors tend to build big car washes rather than small ones. However, with a cost of $3 million to start up a conveyor, a small-footprint car wash might be the way to go for mom-and-pop investors to enter a competitive market.
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Man arrested in deadly San Antonio car wash shooting
KSAT-TV
A suspect faces a charge of capital murder in connection with a double shooting at San Antonio car wash that happened on the Martin Luther King holiday. According to an arrest affidavit, Edwin Joseph, 25, was already in custody on an unrelated weapons charge when the capital murder charge was added on Feb. 12.
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Water conservation: 29 things to consider
KOAT-TV
If you live in Southwest, water conservation has been brought to your attention one way or another. These around-the-house tips from wateruseitwisely.com are simple and worth checking out.
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Mister Car Wash expands into Maryland market
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Mister Car Wash has acquired two Maritime Car Wash sites in Maryland, giving the company its first locations in the state, according to a press release. The two new facilities bring Mister Car Wash’s total count to 138 full-serve washes and 31 lube centers across 15 states, noted the release.
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GM recalling 81,000-plus vehicles over steering problem
Reuters
General Motors Co. on Feb. 14 recalled 81,123 cars because of concerns about their electric power steering systems. The recall is an expansion of one last year that recalled 1.3 million vehicles for steering problems.
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When sparks fly: Combating rail dust particles
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
When a vehicle is transported by train, friction between the vehicle and the rail can occur, causing tiny metal particles to spark off of the rail, embedding themselves within the paint of the vehicle. These troublesome spots, or "rail dust," present a unique challenge for detailers throughout the industry. Since mostly all vehicles are shipped via train from the factory, rail dust can essentially affect any vehicle.
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'On the borderline' of El Nino, but time is running out
AL.com
They're not ready to write off El Nino just yet. In February's El Nino status report researchers are giving it a 50-60 percent chance to develop by early spring. An El Nino watch continues to be in effect — as it has been since last March.
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Wash supports veterans organization
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
The Car Wash Barn has supported Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans with a $3,000 donation, according to Cove Herald in Copperas Cove, Texas. The wash has sponsored the organization’s annual picnic with free carwashes for several years, noted the article.
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