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SCWA On the Road Again: Join us Aug. 19 in Denver, Colorado, at the Sheraton Denver West for a full day of car wash touring - round table discussions and reception.

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Boomerang Carwash opens location No. 30 in Little Rock, Arkansas
Boomerang Carwash
Commits grand opening proceeds to Arkansas Children's Hospital
Boomerang Carwash Holding, LLC., owner and operator of one of the nation's largest Express Carwash chains, announces the opening of its 30th location, and the third location in Little Rock, Arkansas. The facility was previously the Best Carwash, but has been renovated with new express equipment and technology. Between now and July 12 Boomerang will be providing the public with several FREE car wash days. Boomerang has partnered with Arkansas Children's Hospital to provide contributions from Grand Opening celebrations coming up on Saturday July 12, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Boomerang Carwash already owns and operates express conveyor facilities in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

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Paint color restoration: Then and now
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Back in the day you could restore any paint color to the original shade and gloss by simply re-wetting the pigment with anything ... from a second or two with water, to a few days with olive oil or years with a properly formulated clear coating. But, on a vehicle, that coating needed to be applied with a spray gun by an experienced auto sprayer. Of course, business owners did not have the equipment or personnel with competence in spray technique to turn out a fine finished product, so participation in clear coat restoration was limited. Now, there is a simpler application method that can be done by wiping on the clear coating by hand without the need for any spray equipment or experienced paint sprayers.
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Evolving alt-fuel infrastructure
Green Fleet Magazine
Somewhere in the middle of Pennsylvania sits what is considered "America's oldest drive-thru gas station," which has been in operation since 1909. When building the station, one can only imagine that the owner heard a number of the same questions and concerns that alternative-fuel infrastructure providers now hear when setting up natural gas, propane-autogas, hydrogen, and electric stations around the U.S. With more than a century under its belt, some might say that gasoline infrastructure has already gone through many of the hurdles now faced by its not-so-distant alt-fuel cousins.
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Man strikes car wash, then home with SUV
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
A man driving an SUV struck a car wash in San Antonio, then drove over a metal rail, through a fence and then into a home, KSAT reported. The police have taken the man in for questioning, but are not sure if he will be charged for the incident.
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Consumer Affairs Department backs car wash licensing
The Epoch Times
The New York City Consumer Affairs Department recently backed a proposed City Council bill to license car washes. At the hearing, car wash owners said they were terrified by a provision in the bill that would require each licensee to buy a $300,000 surety bond. Currently, car washes are not licensed by the city, but are still subject to the same oversight as other businesses in New York City. For example, the Department of Consumer Affairs may issue fines for deceptive business practices and the Department of Environmental Protection handles potential environmental hazards.
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Small businesses have historically been slow to adopt the content marketing strategies that corporate marketers use. But as SEO has evolved significantly in recent years, it has become clear that small businesses need to include how-tos, e-books, comparison guides, and other content marketing techniques to remain competitive in the rankings.

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City asks car wash to close twice a week
Olney Enterprise
Olney's car wash will soon be closed two days a week in order to match restrictions recently set forward by the city of Wichita Falls. Olney remains in its fourth and most restrictive drought phase, but changes were made to the variance granted to the Olney Car Wash when Phase Four was implemented in February 2013.

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Borrower beware
Auto Laundry News
Coast Commercial Credit sounds the alarm about a new lending scheme that can negatively impact cash flow and the future ability to operate a business. A number of car wash operators have been receiving calls from telemarketers offering easy working-capital loans in as little as 24 to 72 hours, according to the company.

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Honda, Nissan, Mazda recall 2.9 million vehicles
The Wall Street Journal
Seven major auto makers recently disclosed they combined would recall millions of vehicles equipped with air bags that could explode under certain circumstances without a crash. The moves expand on earlier efforts to find and fix potentially defective air bag inflators made by Takata Corp., and highlight the challenges for auto makers to contain mass recalls.
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Card breaches at car washes
Krebs on Security
An investigation into a string of credit card breaches at dozens of car wash locations across the United States illustrates the challenges facing local law enforcement as they seek to connect the dots between cybercrime and local gang activity that increasingly cross multiple domestic and international borders.
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Proposed new rule shed light on future water projects
The Texas Tribune
The Texas Water Development Board's recently release of draft rules offering Texans a clearer sense of how the board will prioritize and fund competing water supply projects. Though some potential issues remain unaddressed, the proposal provides guidelines for the point system by which the board will rank projects applying for an initial pool of $2 billion — funding approved by Texas voters in November.
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Small business lending reaching 'new normal'
ABC News
Banks are making it easier for small businesses to get loans, and they're giving companies better terms and lower interest rates. That's the conclusion of researchers at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., who Wednesday released the results of a survey on small business financing. Forty-four percent of the small businesses surveyed last month said they received bank loans during the previous three months. That's a sizeable increase from 39 percent in February and 34 percent last fall.
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Process: Enhance efficiency and effectiveness
Auto Laundry News
There are two reasons to have a solid detail process in place. The first is to increase efficiency, which is the speed at which the process is performed. Efficiency is obviously a very important factor at a high-volume dealership, where it may be necessary to process a few dozen vehicles per day. The second reason to have a good detail process is effectiveness, which is a measure of how well the job is done, or the final result. The best way to produce increased efficiency and effectiveness is to build it into the detailing system by utilizing excellent equipment, tools, chemicals, and processes. That's where the professional training and consulting come in.
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