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Chain renovates property for 6th location in Denver
Professional Carwashing & Detaling
Car Wash Express is constructing its sixth facility closer to the city center in Denver, according to Businessden.com. The company’s president, Brett Meinberg, said in the article the wash will serve the needs of "time-starved people" in the area who may not have time for full-serve washes. Car Wash Express took over the site formerly occupied by Denver Car Wash, which had been closed for about six months before the company bought the property, stated the article.
Self-serve add-ons: Increased value, increased revenue
Auto Laundry News
Self-service car wash owners and operators are continually looking for ways to provide increased value for their customers. The addition of services or offerings at the car wash accomplishes this while also generating new income streams. With these new investments come inherent challenges, such as up front capital investment, installation time, and the payback time of the investment. Answers to these challenges come by studying customer preferences, local demographics, traffic patterns and competition.
Avoid these 5 job interview no-no's
By Anne Rose
At some point in your life, you're going to be sitting on one side or the other in the interview process. Whether you're interviewing a prospective employee or you're the one interviewing for a new position, remember that the interview is a two-way process. You're both being evaluated for professionalism, expertise and likability. For a productive interview, avoid these disasters during the process.
Making it new again
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
The economy is recovering, but many businesses are still looking for ways to cut back. Especially for new car wash owners, the importance of saving on up-front costs in order to open a location is paramount. Operators know that location is probably the most important element when it comes to running a car wash. Investment in a high-traffic location with good visibility will likely pay off in the long run. Other essential parts of a car wash include security, a business and marketing plan, building and, of course, equipment.
Bandana-clad burglar hits Windsor, Colorado, car wash
Police and business owners in Windsor, Colorado, are asking for the public's help after a hooded suspect burglarized a car wash and caused about $20,000 in damages. Someone early April 1 tried to break into the change machines at Bob's Car Wash, 1630 Main St.
4 steps to the right LED light
Auto Laundry News
The reasons to change to LED lighting are now fairly well-documented and known throughout the car wash industry. Owner operators understand the higher quality light from LEDs, the elimination of annual maintenance, and the dramatic power savings resulting from LED lighting versus metal halides and fluorescent lighting. If you’ve already made the switch, you likely have already recouped your investment, as the average payback is around two years.
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Team wins $100,000 prize to promote Arizona water conservation
The Associated Press via Arizona Daily Sun
A team of water experts, videographers and social media marketers has won a $100,000 prize in a competition to promote Arizona water conservation.
Beyond the Mirage was recently announced as the winner of The New Arizona Prize: Water Consciousness Challenge.
The group plans to launch a website in January that will host hundreds of video clips on water-related issues for viewers to create and share documentaries to spread awareness about water consciousness.
NHTSA would gain 'stop-sale' authority over carmakers if White House transportation bill passes
International Business Times
The U.S. auto safety regulator would get power to unilaterally demand automakers stop selling vehicles it says have safety related defects under the White House’s multiyear transportation funding bill that recently went to Congress. But the move to reform the way car safety is regulated will likely face stiff opposition from manufacturers who succeeded in weakening legislative efforts in 2010 that would have bolstered federal oversight and increased noncompliance penalties.
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