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Stripes raises more than $1.4 million during annual event
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation recently received a $183,930 donation from Stripes Convenience Stores, according to CSPnet.com. The funds were raised during Stripes’ 11th annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals paper pin-up fundraising campaign this past spring, stated the article. In all, Stripes received $1,422,630 in donations from more than 675 c-store locations, added the article, surpassing its goal of raising over $1.4 million.
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Stop, drop, and roll: Keeping gremlins from closing your wash overnight
Auto Laundry News
Stop, drop, and roll is more than a fire-safety technique taught to children. Besides putting out a fire, it provides a comforting routine for children to focus on in order to avoid panic. So why is Anthony Analetto writing about child fire safety in a car wash magazine for adults? Because panic is disruptive and happens far more often at a car wash than you might realize.
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Different doors for different needs
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Choosing between polycarbonate and vinyl doors will ultimately come down to the particular needs and preferences of a car wash. William Stokes, senior sales representative of Ultimate Supplies LLC, offers the following door considerations specific to certain types of car care businesses.
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US orders VW to recall 482,000 cars for tricking emissions tests
NBC News
The Obama administration ordered Volkswagen to recall nearly 500,000 diesel-powered vehicles Sept. 18, accusing the carmaker of tricking emissions tests. The Environmental Protection Agency said the company equipped its cars with software, called a "defeat device," designed to detect when they were undergoing emissions testing. During that time, the device turned on full emissions control systems. After the test was over, the controls were turned off, allowing the cars to pollute up to 40 times the allowable levels.
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Safety considerations for chemicals
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Much has been written over the years about hydrofluoric acid and ammonium bifluoride. Both of these chemicals can be dangerous, causing many car wash owners to discontinue using these products. However, these chemicals still exist in the industry for cleaning wheels and tunnel walls. Here are a few reminders of what to be aware of when handling these products.
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Despite spring rain, drought returns to North Texas
KRLD-AM
With all the rain North Texas got during the spring, how is it that some in the region are talking about drought again? The summer months, and scorching heat, brought with it no rain. Many areas returned to drought like condition, which affected people like Wylie farmer Ben Sholls.
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Bringing buyers and sellers together in an auction
Auto Laundry News
An auction is a process of buying and selling goods or services by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the highest bidder. A business auction is a process of bringing buyers and sellers together for an experience that encourages the competitive nature of the bidders to help ensure sellers achieve true market value for their property.
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Environment group official says Texas water grid should wait
KXAS-TV
A proposal to study the possibility of a statewide network that would pump water across vast Texas should be sidetracked until more immediate attempts at water conservation are examined, a top official in Texas' largest environmental group says.
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Infographic: Follow these tips for marketing on Twitter
By Kaylee Nelson
We all know about the popularity of social media marketing, but have you noticed the desert of abandoned company pages? You know, the ones that haven't been updated since May of 2012. While creating a page is the first step to social connectivity, maintaining your presence is even more important. But knowing what kind of presence to establish can be an understandable challenge. Make it easier on yourself with these helpful tips.
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