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Ground Breaking

October 11, 2010
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Chillicothe, OH

A longtime local carwash has been taken over, renamed and revamped.

The former Shine Time Car Wash recently became the Express Shine Car Wash under the ownership of Joe Molnar and partner Chad Jordan.

Express Shine Car Wash employs about a dozen people and has all new equipment at the facility. For washing in the winter, the site also features a heated vehicle pad.

Excelsior, MN

A local carwash reopened under the tutelage of record producer Michael Catain.

The wash provides both soft cloth and touch-free washes. Catain made cosmetic improvements to the carwash’s structure and he plans to maintain the equipment to his high standards.

Besides single washes, the carwash will offer a monthly carwash pass, and the service will include hand drying at the end of the wash.

Green Valley Ranch, CO

A new Grease Monkey lube site will offer preventative maintenance services and a 24-hour carwash facility.

The new center features three service bays for vehicle maintenance, one touch-free carwash, one softgloss carwash, a seating area, and complimentary refreshments to customers.

Elkhart, IN

Caribbean Auto Spa, owned by Lyle and Lee Miller, and managed by Jack Kortie, opened in November, but celebrated its grand opening in late January, by offering the normally $9 deluxe automatic carwash for only $5.

Caribbean Auto Spa has three self-serve bays that are open 24-hours a day, and two bays offering full automatic wash services from 8 am to 10 pm. There are also vacuums available for interior cleaning.

Gypsum, CO

Dr. Stephen Sheldon and his wife Kay who purchased Big Dog Truck and Car Wash on Dec. 1, 2004, have been busy installing equipment to make carwashing easier and offer one-stop cleaning for pet owners.

Dr. Sheldon, a veterinarian, found that many customers wanted an automatic bay. So, Big Dog Truck and Car Wash has a new touchless automatic bay that will accept credit cards, in addition to coins, so customers can pay for the exact time they use.

Lodi, CA

A new auto center offers customers numerous car-care services all under one large roof.

Plummer Automall is a 14-acre car dealership that features sprawling lots, a gigantic indoor showroom, and could comfortably fit two Wal-Mart Supercenters within its walls, with room to spare for a Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse.

Dennis Plummer and co-owner Mike Tiehm’s new dealership features an onsite carwash, nearly 600 new cars, and a state-of-the-art body and mechanic shop.

Customers can have their oil changed or even a complete body repair in the dealership’s painting and maintenance area.

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