Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Wash Count to Launch at The Car Wash Show™ 2012

March 20, 2012

International Carwash Association® Partners with Kent Marketing Services for Benchmarking Program

CHICAGO (March 20, 2012) – The International Carwash Association® will launch Wash Count, a new member program designed to help car wash operators assess the performance of their businesses and to provide meaningful industry data, at The Car Wash Show™ 2012, May 7–9 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Developed in partnership with Kent Marketing Services, a leading provider of retail petroleum industry data and analysis in North America, Wash Count will provide participants with personalized, year-to-year comparisons quarterly of an individual car wash’s revenue, wash counts and average prices, as well as a comparison with other car washes by type and regional market.

“People always ask how the industry is doing and Wash Count will finally allow us to answer that question,” said Eric Wulf, CEO of the International Carwash Association. “We invite all of our members to enroll in the free Wash Count program to benefit from this unique opportunity to improve their performance and help foster a greater understanding of our industry as whole.”

International Carwash Association members will have the opportunity to enroll in this program and learn more about the personalized resources available by visiting the association’s pavilion (#180) on The Car Wash Show™ trade show floor. Members also will benefit from high-level trend data released in each upcoming edition of CAR WASH Magazine.

For more information about the Wash Count program contact Megan Clark, ICA Director of Operations mclark@carwash.org . For more information about The Car Wash Show™, visit www.TheCarWashShow.com .

About the International Carwash Association

The International Carwash Association® is the non-profit trade group representing the retail and supply segments of the professional car wash and vehicle care industry across North America and around the globe. With nearly 2,000 member companies representing more than 15,000 car wash locations in approximately 20 countries, the association is the business partner and voice of the professional car wash industry. The Association produces The Car Wash Show™, the world’s largest car wash convention and trade show; publishes CAR WASH Magazine, the premier source of information for the car wash business leader; provides valuable research on industry trends; and administers the WaterSavers® environmental recognition program. To learn more, visit www.carwash.org.