NYSCWA Tours Binghamton Washes, Explores Unlimited Program Pros/Cons
For Immediate Release
November 2, 2012
Contact: Suzanne Stansbury, NYSCWA Executive Director
Binghamton, NY – The New York State Car Wash Association (NYSCWA) met at the Binghamton Riverwalk Hotel & Conference Center here to board a chartered bus and tour three area carwashes, November 1. Approximately 50 attended the one-day event.
Washes on the tour included Wash at Joe’s, a three-bay frictionless with two self-serve bays, vacuum stations and a pet wash owned by Joe Conaty. The second wash on the tour was the environmentally-friendly Enviro Auto Wash. This unique self serve features water-retaining sedum plants on its roof as well as a rainwater collection system. Owner David Yacobelli wants the wash to be a leader in the “green” movement. The wash features two in-bays, a vending machine area and two vac islands.
The last stop of the tour was the newest Hoffman Car Wash in Vestal. This sites boasts optional frictionless service in the tunnel, a belted conveyor and a drying system and electric doors in each bay. It also boasts the company’s first dog wash.
Attendees then headed back to the Binghamton Riverwalk and enjoyed an hors d’oeuvre hour and Italian buffet dinner. Association Incoming President, Walt Hartl of Hoffman Car Wash, then led a brief business meeting where the 2013 officer slate was voted into office. 2013 NYSCWA Officers and Directors include: President Walt Hartl, Vice President Paul Vallario, Secretary Timm Baldauf and Treasurer Mike Benmosche. Directors include KNC Holding’s Christian King, Hoffman Car Washes Rodney Bronson, Upstate Laser Wash’s Steven Weekes, Ryko’s Mark Lefsyk and Simoniz’s Jack Collison. Outgoing President, Mark Kubarek of K & S Car Wash in Auburn, was also acknowledged for his years of service and dedication to the association.
The membership then enjoyed a lively panel discussion on the pros and cons of the unlimited washing program concept. President Hartl led the discussion featuring panelists Tom Hoffman Jr., Mark Kubarek and Dennis O’Shaughnessy, Sr. of Glenmont Car Wash.
Event sponsors included Bus Tour Sponsor Simoniz USA; Meeting Sponsors Hydra-Flex Inc. and McNeil & Co., Inc. and Hors D’Oeuvre Sponsor Lustra Professional Car Care Products.
For information on the NYSCWA visit nyscwa.com.