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National Carwash Solutions partners with Cleaning Systems Inc.

Share/Bookmark GRIMES, Iowa, October 1, 2020  — National Carwash Solutions (NCS), the world’s premier provider Read more

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PECO Car Wash Systems selected for ‘World’s Greatest!’ television series

How2Media, the producers of the television show “World’s Greatest!…” selected PECO Car Wash Systems to Read more

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National Car Wash Solutions opens registration for groundbreaking free Virtual Car Wash Convention & Showroom

National Car Wash Solutions, North America’s top car wash solution provider, will launch its Virtual Read more

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7 ways c-stores are catering to millennials

From the beginning, convenience stores were ready-made to serve the youth market – with a large range Read more

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Expert tips for gas site planning

You want drivers to come to your gas station to fuel up… without getting fed Read more


How a single use plastics bans will effect Canadian convenience

In 2019, the Government of Canada announced a plan to ban single-use plastics in this country Read more


Washroom design: From icky to inviting with CTM Design Services

5 washroom trends to drive traffic to your c-store Modern bathrooms make a fresh impression with Read more

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Tim Johnson joins Greenergy in Canada as executive VP of sales

Greenergy is welcoming Tim Johnson as executive VP of sales to lead the continued growth of Read more

Tentative deal could end Saskatoon Co-op strike

A ratification vote will be held this week on a tentative agreement to end a Read more


Washworld, Inc. celebrates 20 years in business

Washworld has consistently been on the cutting edge of car wash technology. As a company of car wash owners themselves, Washworld fully understands the daily challenges of running a car wash business. Read more

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Refurbish your carwash for a greener clean

Top considerations when choosing a water reclamation system. Read more

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Three signs it’s time to renovate your gas bar, c-store or car wash

With any renovation project, it’s natural to look for excuses and put it off to the last possible moment. Here are three signs that it's time. Read more

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Beyond the Microwave – 6 Hot Food Options for Your C-Store

Six options for improving your food offering. Read more

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Psyched to Succeed: How Customer Loyalty Drives Profit

CTM Design Services Ltd: The "Car Wash Study" provides curious insights into consumer behaviour. Read more


Greenergy launches new Breakaway™ offer for Canadian retail gas outlets

“Breakaway is designed to drive site traffic and growth, and allows dealers to benefit from Greenergy’s low-cost and reliable fuel supply.” Find out more. Read more


Capitol Petroleum Group selects PDI as new software provider

The Springfield, Virginia-based wholesale fuel distributor will use PDI’s wholesale petroleum, inventory and dealer management, and reporting solutions. Read more

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Stand-alone dryers powered by direct-drive axial fan producers. Read more


Proto-Vest announces new President

Proto-Vest Inc. has announced the appointment of Richard Flores as company President. Read more


Joel Maganza joins Innovative Control Systems

New VP of Ops role implemented to support the continued growth of the company Read more


Valet Car Wash announces opening of two new car wash locations

Valet has been in business for 26 years and is the largest independent branded tunnel operator in Ontario. Read more


Mike Jacques joins Mark VII as Tunnel Sales Manager

Mr. Jacques has 19 years of sales and operations experience in the carwash industry at companies that include MacNeil Wash Systems, Peco Car Wash Systems and PD McLaren. Read more


P.D. McLaren Limited appoints new President

P. D. McLaren Limited has appointed John Allen as President and CEO, effective October 20th, 2016. Read more


Tom Bagnara ioins Innovative Control Systems Industry Pro to head petroleum market channel

Innovative Control Systems announced that Tom Bagnara has joined the company as Director of Petroleum Sales North America. Read more


New payment options help Hamilton wash in the battle for market differentiation

New payment options helps Hamilton wash in the battle for market differentiation Read more


RDM Industrial Electronics, Inc. acquires assets of the 3M™ Wired Communication Systems Business

RDM Industrial Electronics, Inc. has acquired assets of the 3M Wired Communication Systems Business. Read more


Valet Car Wash: Leading the way with mobile payment tech

Valet Car Wash to stop accepting coins in its self-serve bays in favour of payment with mobile cell phones Read more


CSI adds new Sales Manager to Commercial Transportation Team

Cleaning Systems, Inc. (CSI) of De Pere, Wisconsin proudly announces the hiring of Michael Lamminen to the position of Commercial Transportation Sales Manager. Read more


Mark VII celebrates 50th anniversary

Founded in 1966, Mark VII was one of the pioneers of automatic car washing and is a market leader in soft-touch, touch-free and hybrid wash systems. Read more


CSI® celebrates its 40th anniversary

Cleaning Systems, Inc. (CSI®) of De Pere, Wisconsin has announced the celebration of its 40th year in business Read more


Andrew Robinson appointed President of Veeder-Root

Andrew is a 10-year veteran in the industry and has previously held multiple senior leadership positions at Gilbarco Veeder-Root in product management and marketing. Read more


Mark VII announces new Canada Sales Manager

Mark VII Equipment Inc. announces Chris Armena has joined the company as its Canada Sales Manager. Read more


Sign up for the CCA golf tournament now!

Join fellow carwash owners and operators as well as industry suppliers for a full day of golf and networking. Read more


SONNY’S appoints Denise Ernst Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

In this role, Denise is responsible for establishing, leading and executing the company’s overall sales, marketing and product strategies. Read more


Wayne Fueling Systems to be acquired by Dover Corporation

“Today’s announcement marks an exciting new milestone in our 125-year history,” said Neil Thomas, Wayne CEO. Read more


Valet Car Wash opens new location

Valet Car Wash opens a new conveyor-tunnel car wash in Chatham, Ontario Read more


Ryko Solutions rebrands as National Carwash Solutions

Industry leader reveals new name, logo to better align family of car wash brands Read more


Innovative Control Systems acquires PSD Codax, Ltd.

Move signals new era in global connectivity for multisite car wash operators Read more


Wayne Fueling Systems concludes 2016 Technology Summit with positive attendee feedback

The sold-out event brought nearly 225 Wayne customers, distributors, suppliers and more to Wayne’s North America headquarter city. Read more


Franklin Fueling Systems inks 5-year agreement with Shell

Franklin Fueling Systems is a global leader in total system solutions for retail petroleum equipment systems Read more


Mark VII announces new Director of Distribution

Mark VII announces Rob Raskell joins the company as Director of Distribution Read more

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9 Things you should know about loyalty programs right now

Loyalty is far from dead, but are you doing it right? Read more

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CSI hires new Lustra Regional Sales Manager

CSI proudly announces the hiring of Richard Wells to the position of Lustra® Regional Sales Manager covering southeast regions of the United States Read more

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CSI hires new District Sales Manager

Cleaning Systems, Inc. (CSI) of De Pere, Wisconsin proudly announces the hiring of Brandon Gwynn to the position of Lustra® District Sales Manager covering northeast regions of the US. Read more


Wayne Fueling Systems to acquire Simmons Sirvey

Simmons Sirvey is one of the largest providers of real-time Fuel Management Services (FMS) and traditional Statistical Inventory Reconciliation (SIR) in the retail fueling industry. Read more


Wayne Fueling Systems Reaches Agreement to Acquire Vianet Fuel Solutions

The UK based Vianet Fuel Solutions Limited (VFS) includes two main product lines as part of the Wayne acquisition: Fuel Management Solutions (FMS) and Construction and Forecourt Services (CFS). Read more


Shine Auto Wash gives away 54,000 washes in one month!

To promote their new location, Shine Auto Wash in Burnaby, BC decided to get generous. Find out what they did to draw customers in. Read more


Wayne Fueling Systems Introduces the iX Pay™ Secure Payment Terminal for EMV®-Compliance

Wayne announces a new technology that will provide EMV-compliance for outdoor fueling dispensers. Read more

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Transchem Inc. appoints Matthew McCulloch as VP, Sales and Marketing

The newly created position will be focused on developing and implementing a fresh strategy ... Read more


Cleaning Systems, Inc. hires new manager

Cleaning Systems, Inc. (CSI) of De Pere, Wisconsin proudly announces the hiring of Brett Phillips ... Read more


Wayne Fueling Systems Completes Payment Rollout in the PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad Network, Malaysia

Share/Bookmark Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia – July 15, 2015 – Wayne Fueling Systems  (“Wayne”), a global provider Read more


Cleaning Systems, Inc. appoints new Director of Operations

Cleaning Systems, Inc. of De Pere, Wisconsin proudly announces the appointment of Mike Rader as the company’s Director of Operations. Read more

London detailer helps restore historic freedom one aircraft

Scotty’s Shine Shop wins Detailing Shop of the Year 2014 Read more


SONNY’S Pivoting Rain Bar Bracket Will Keep You Moving

Share/BookmarkTamarac, FL – December 2014 – One of SONNY’S latest car wash innovations is the Read more

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Mark VII appoints new CEO

November 6, 2014 – Arvada, Colorado – Mark VII Equipment Inc., the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the world's largest manufacturer of vehicle cleaning systems, has named Chris Andersen as its new CEO. Following a transition period, he will replace retiring CEO Steve Jeffs, who has been in leadership positions within the WashTec group for the last 10 years. Read more


PECO Car Wash Systems – The Most Helpful Brand In Carwashing

Share/BookmarkAuburn Hills, MI – PECO Car Wash Systems has announced that Mike Jacques has joined Read more



Barrie, Ontario, Canada—August 18, 2014— MacNeil Wash Systems, a Ryko Solutions Company and leading supplier to the tunnel car wash industry, has named Tara Favretto as its new Customer Service Manager... Read more


Mark VII CEO Steve Jeffs to retire at end of year

July 22, 2014 – Arvada, Colorado – Mark VII Equipment Inc., the North America subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, the world's largest manufacturer of vehicle cleaning systems, today announced that CEO Steve Jeffs will retire at the end of 2014... Read more


McCowan was acquired by Wilson Display Limited

Share/BookmarkJune 3, 2014 McCowan Design and Manufacturing, Canada’s leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative, modular Read more


Steve Moule named President of Gilbarco North America

GREENSBORO, NC– April 16, 2014 – Steve Moule has been named President of Gilbarco North America. Steve reports to Martin Gafinowitz, Danaher Senior Vice President and Group Executive for Gilbarco Veeder-Root. Moule was most recently President of Gilbarco Veeder‐Root, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). He has held significant leadership positions within Gilbarco Veeder-Root since 2007, with his first role as Managing Director UK. As President of Gilbarco Veeder-Root EMEA, Moule grew the core business and spearheaded acquisitions in Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Germany and Africa. Read more


Zep Vehicle Care Inc. Announces its Newest Revenue Program: Armor All Professional® Extreme Shine Wax™

(Atlanta, GA and Eagan, MN – March 31, 2014) – Zep Vehicle Care, a division of Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP), and the largest provider of carwash products and chemistry to the professional arwash industry, announced today at the International Car Wash Association’s Annual Car Wash Show in Chicago, the introduction of Armor All Professional® Extreme Shine Wax™. Read more


SAS™ Appoints Steve Underwood as Sales Representative

De Pere, WI – SAS™- Solution Application Systems announces today the appointment of Steve Underwood as Sales Representative. Steve joins the SAS team with previous experience in the car wash industry and in sales. Read more


Zep Vehicle Care Utilizes Hydra-Flex Technology to Introduce the Assure™ Precision Dispensing System

Atlanta, GA and Eagan, MN – March 28, 2014 – Zep Vehicle Care, a division of Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP), and the largest provider of carwash products and chemistry to the professional carwash industry, today announced the release of the Assure™ Precision Dispensing System (PDS), a compact and easy-to-install chemical dispensing solution for conveyor car wash sites. Read more


Introducing new Bendable Bollards

We are introducing a new bollard option which is rigid, yet flexible enough to maintain its form even after being hit or run over. Our Bendable Bollards are great for trails, bike paths, access control, traffic delineators and landscape enhancements. Plus, they can help reduce personal injuries and property damage. Read more


SONNY’S The CarWash Factory Releases their 2014 Car Wash Case Studies DVD

Tamarac, FL (March 17, 2014) - SONNY'S The CarWash Factory announces the release of their new 2014 Car Wash Case Studies DVD. Now in its eleventh year, this video takes viewers on a behind the scenes look at some of the most successful car washes in the country... Read more


Lustra Announces the Appointment of Two New Assistant Vice Presidents of Sales

Share/BookmarkDe Pere, WI – Lustra™ Professional Car Care Products is proud to announce today the Read more


Franklin Electric Announces Scott Trumbull Retirement and Appointment of Gregg Sengstack as Chief Executive Officer

Fort Wayne, Indiana – February 19, 2014 – The Board of Directors of Franklin Electric announced today that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer R. Scott Trumbull will retire as Chief Executive Officer effective May 2, 2014 and that Gregg C. Sengstack has been appointed to succeed him in that role. Mr. Trumbull will remain non-executive chairman of Franklin Electric. Read more


The Best True Story on Earth, and We’re In It!

It’s a great feeling knowing you’re part of something bigger and with the 2014 Winter Olympics well underway, Team Canada and Team USA have a lot to be proud of! CC-Petro-Canada-OlympicsOur friends and colleagues to the north are racking up medals this week and thanks to the benevolence of the AIRserv/ Petro-Canada Tire Inflator Program, we helped them get there! Read more


Valet Car Wash Licensing agreements now available

Valet Car Wash is pleased to announce they are now offering license agreements to both new operators looking to build car washes as well as experianced operators looking to refresh an existing location. Mike Black VP of licensing says Valet is looking to partner with privately owned car washes through license agreement as a way to extend its brand in an effort to build a chain of independent car washes that are the preferred place for consumers to wash their vehicles... Read more



GREENSBORO, N.C. – January 13, 2014 – Gilbarco Veeder-Root, the worldwide leader in retail petroleum technology, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Outcast Media, the fastest growing video network at the pump. Outcast will operate as the media business unit of Gilbarco, putting the combined company in a unique position to create the largest network of one-to-one TV experiences for the on-the-go consumer. Read more


CSI Redesigns Its Web Site

Share/BookmarkDe Pere, WI – Cleaning Systems, Inc., provider of cleaning and protection products for the Read more


New Hardwall Curb Hose and Safety Break Hose Ordering Options

We have made several modifications to simplify the ordering guides used to build FLEX-ING™ brand FLEX-ON™ hardwall curb hose and safety break hose part numbers as well as added several new color options... Read more



Share/BookmarkEAGAN, MN. – December 12, 2013 — Zep Vehicle Care, a leading provider of chemical Read more


Lustra™ Supports Car Wash Operators through Marketing

Share/BookmarkDe Pere, WI – Lustra™ Professional Car Care Products announced today its plan to support Read more


Gilbarco Veeder-Root Announces the Launch of Play at the Pump with Partner Linq3

GREENSBORO, N.C., October 4, 2013—Gilbarco Veeder-Root announces the launch of Play at the Pump in partnership with Linq3. The Play at the Pump application allows consumers to purchase lottery tickets via the dispenser. This new service gives retailers access to would-be lottery players, increasing the lottery sales opportunity among consumers that may not enter the store, and encouraging repeat business. Read more


Zep Vehicle Care Opens New World Headquarters

ATLANTA, GA and Eagan, MN, September 3, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP), a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company that manufactures a wide variety of highperformance maintenance and cleaning chemicals, today announced the grand opening of Zep Vehicle Care’s new, state of the art, world headquarters. Read more


National Pride has acquired the assets of internet and catalog car wash parts distributor, Car Wash Superstore.

Ashland, Ohio - National Pride Equipment has announced the opening of its newest distribution facility NPE-Memphis. In conjunction with this opening, National Pride has acquired the assets of internet and catalog car wash parts distributor Car Wash Superstore. Read more


Armored AutoGroup and Zep Inc. Extend Strategic Armor All® Brand Relationship

Share/BookmarkATLANTA, August 21, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Armored AutoGroup Inc., a leader in consumer automotive Read more


New British Columbia Distributor for Washworld

Share/Bookmark  DEPERE, WI – Washworld, Inc. has recently added a new distributor in British Columbia. Read more



Share/BookmarkCombined Company Will Form Second Largest Car Wash Equipment Provider in World GRIMES, IA (March Read more


Pioneer Energy renews successful Bonus Bucks Loyalty Card Program contract to 2018

Share/BookmarkMarch 1, 2013, Aurora, Ontario –   Pioneer Energy LP, based in Burlington, Ontario, has renewed Read more


Fleming Reid Petroleum Equipment Named KleerBlue Distributor for Western Canada

Fleming Reid to distribute DEF Bulk Storage & Dispensing Solutions by KleerBlue to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia, and NWT... Read more


P.D. McLaren, President / CEO of P.D.McLaren welcomes John Thomson to our Western Sales Team.

Share/BookmarkJohn comes with over 30 years of experience in the oil and related industries, most Read more


Gilbarco Veeder-Root Partners with Odysii and Launches Impulse™ Upselling Platform

GREENSBORO, N.C. – February 13, 2013 – Convenience store shoppers will gain access to more valuable, relevant promotional offers at the point of sale, with the Impulse upselling platform, part of Gilbarco’s suite of retail applications... Read more


Gilbarco Veeder-Root Working with PayPal to Simplify Paying at the Pump

GREENSBORO, N.C. – February 12, 2013 – Gilbarco Veeder-Root announced today that it is working with PayPal on digital payment and other mobile solutions to be offered to Gilbarco customers worldwide. The initial effort will launch the PayPal payment capability to retailers with Passport® point-of-sale. Future developments will bring PayPal solutions to Gilbarco’s growing suite of media and merchandising applications. Read more


Gilbarco and Tronitec Settle Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

GREENSBORO, N.C. – January 25, 2013 – Gilbarco Inc. and Tronitec, Inc. today announce the settlement of litigation that has been pending between them in U.S. District Court in Greensboro. The lawsuit, filed by Gilbarco on May 6, 2011, alleged that Tronitec had infringed Gilbarco’s copyright in certain software programs used in fuel dispensers manufactured and sold by Gilbarco. Read more


Veeder-Root Announces Strategic Partnership with Red Leonard Associates

(SIMSBURY, CT) – January 10, 2013 – January 10, 2013 - Veeder-Root is pleased to announce a strategic channel partnership with Red Leonard Associates, Inc., to represent the Red Jacket brand in the Midwest, Northeast, and Canada. Red Leonard is an independent sales representative agency specializing in full site solutions for the Petroleum Equipment Industry... Read more


Hamilton Manufacturing Corp. Holland, Ohio – Announces new President.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp., a leading manufacturer of automated payment systems, Data Access Networks, and change machines for the car wash and parking industries is proud to announce the promotion of Steven J. Alt from Executive Vice President to President. Read more


Zep Inc. Completes Acquisition of Ecolab’s Vehicle Care Division

ATLANTA, December 3, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP), a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of cleaning and maintenance solutions, today announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of Zep Inc. completed the purchase of the Vehicle Care division of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL), effective December 1, 2012 for approximately $120 million. Read more


Into Africa: FormaShape SilkTek provides ready made storefront solutions

October 30, 2012 – Kelowna, British Columbia. When the team at FormaShape was hired to fabricate storefronts for Puma Energy, they were faced with a unique set of challenges, not the least of which was geography. The stylish, pre-fabricated facings were destined for a chain of gas station convenience stores … in Angola, Africa. Read more



In an unprecedented and powerful move that aligns three of the car wash industry’s most trusted brands together under the same management, the acquisition of Jim Coleman Company Hanna by Ed O’Hanrahan of Galloway Chemical Division promises exciting developments for the entire carwash industry. Read more


Zep Inc. to Acquire Vehicle Care Division of Ecolab

ATLANTA, October 17, 2012 – Zep Inc. (NYSE:ZEP), a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of cleaning and maintenance solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase all of the assets of Ecolab Vehicle Care, a division of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL), for approximately $120 million. Read more


The Pantry, Inc. Selects Gilbarco Veeder-Root for Forecourt Media Trial

GREENSBORO, N.C., September 27th, 2012—Gilbarco-Veeder Root and The Pantry, Inc. today announced a continuation of their exclusive supply agreement for all fuel dispenser, payment and automatic tank gauging (ATG) products and services... Read more

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