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  • EVT Transmission Parts: Challenge and Opportunity
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    EVT Transmission Parts CEO Walter Quintanilla reflects on business in today’s powertrain aftermarket and says there are a few characteristics to that business that are unique to the metro Los Angeles marketplace.
  • Speedy Marietta: Having the Right People in the Right Seats
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:00 AM

    Kristina Magic spent 22 years in the telecommunications business, in a constant state of working and trying to excel but then being laid off.

    Now she’s the owner of a successful transmission repair shop: Speedy Marietta Transmission Shop.

    But how did she get to where she is? “I assure you I did not grow up a little girl believing I would own a transmission shop,” she said.

  • Ace Transmission Opens Brand-New Facility
    Monday, April 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    Ace Transmission of Springfield, Mo. celebrated the opening of a new facility on Saturday, March 16 hosting an open house and luncheon for around 75 people. The new facility houses 52,000 square feet of office, warehouse, remanufacturing, core and rebuilt unit storage.
  • Small-Town Shop Stays Ahead of the Curve
    Monday, April 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    Athens, Ohio is a small college town with a population of about 25,000. People in small towns tend to know one another. Everyone knows which grocery store to recommend, their favorite dentist, the best place to go catch a late movie showing.
  • Lubegard: Filling The Marketplace
    Monday, April 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    Asked for the 30,000-foot corporate view, Stellar/Lubegard President Justin Archer said that like nearly all company leaders, he’s looking to take advantage of growth potential and to become more efficient at what his company does. “We continue to add to the product portfolio as we find products for both the Stellar and the Lubegard lines that are needed by our customers. I think that when we bought the Lubegard operation we took a highly successful company and paired it with our willingness to invest in all the things that were going to lead to more products and that next level of success. We hope to put 20 more of those plaques up and wrap them around the walls of this room,” he said pointing to a wall displaying the company’s many trademarks and patents.
  • Old-Time Service & Philosophy with Modern Repairs
    Friday, February 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    Should a tourist visit Branson, Mo., as so many do, he would be remiss not to take a leisurely drive into the historic downtown area, enjoying the antique brick buildings and waving to the friendly locals. But, should his vehicle suddenly break down, or make unexplained noises, or experience other issues, where is our tourist to go in this unfamiliar town?
  • Rostra: Expanding Transmission Electronics
    Friday, February 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    “A few years ago, Tom Eibel and I visited with many of Rostra’s customers,” Rostra Powertrain Controls President Jeff McCurley said. “We heard repeatedly that they loved Rostra products but wished Rostra would develop and release more parts.”
  • Digesting: Transmission Digest
    Thursday, January 3, 2019 10:04 AM
    Every now and again, we take this featured supplier space in Transmission Digest to update the industry on what we’re doing. In the age of digital information and social media presence, it is amazing how quickly our list of columns, articles and features available to retail shops has grown. With the exception of the Transmission Tech/Talk, all of these are available because suppliers have sponsored the content with their advertising.
  • Quality Transmission Service - Fix the Root Cause
    Thursday, January 3, 2019 9:44 AM
    Greene Nickell always had a dream of starting a transmission shop, and it became a reality in 2005. After a rocky start with little money, the business gathered traction.
  • Ready for Customers?
    Saturday, December 1, 2018 12:00 AM
    This is a planning time of year; a time when the “lessons learned” from the past can be woven with desire and fresh ideas for enhancing success and increasing business in 2019. At the retail shop level, our business has been greatly changed over the past decade.
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