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And the biggest eNews story of 2011 was……

January 05, 2012
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LATHAM, NY — According to your votes, the biggest eNews story of 2011 was the one about a chain that just keeps growing and growing in the Southeast. Forty-five percent of the votes went to the story about Autobell opening its 63rd location in Virginia.

The online poll, which was posted on the PC&D homepage, gave 10 stories to choose from. The other results were as follows:

  • 6.5% ‘Bad tipper’ charged with killing carwash worker
  • 3.2% Mr. Clean plans withdrawn in Illinois
  • 6.5% Major announcement from NASCAR Car Wash Co.
  • 0.0% Woman suing carwash for chemical burns
  • 0.0% New Auto Spa can wash 180 cars per hour
  • 9.7% CNN says detailing services increase car value
  • 45.2% Autobell’s 63rd location opens in VA
  • 16.1% Thirty carwash workers unionize in CA
  • 0.0% Atlanta group kicks off carwash water campaign
  • 12.9% Report: Carwash industry to hit $27 billion by 2017

Last year, voters choose, “ICA realizes success with Watersavers™” as the biggest story of 2010. “The carwash industry takes some hits” was picked in 2009 and “The Economy: More Bad News” was the top choice in 2008.