This week, we cover grand openings, including that of a Tommy’s Express Car Wash; a certification; and a charity event.

LEED-certified Tommy’s Express Car Wash opens in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Tommy’s Express Car Wash is pleased to announce the grand opening of a new express carwash franchise facility at 23202 N. US Hwy. 281, San Antonio, Texas.

The independently owned and operated carwash facility is the first Tommy’s Express Car Wash to earn a highly respected LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification for its energy-efficient design and will be joined by two other Tommy’s Express Car Wash facilities planned for the San Antonio region, the release continued.

As of its grand opening event, the San Antonio carwash boasts an impressive 883 unlimited club members, a feat franchise representatives credit to customer excitement stoked by a highly professionalized marketing and promotional campaign, the release noted.

The 145-foot-long tunnel features license plate readers, full-length bay windows, a curved transparent roof for natural lighting, round stainless-steel arches and a Tommy Transporter Dual Belt Conveyor system — all features distinctive to Tommy Express Car Wash and Tommy Car Wash Systems designs, the release concluded.

CSI® certified to new ISO Standard

DE PERE, Wis. — Cleaning Systems Inc. (CSI) is pleased to announce it has been certified to the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001:2015 standard for Quality Management Systems, according to a press release.

CSI had previously been certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard, the release continued.

ISO 9001:2015 certification provides assurance to internal and external stakeholders that CSI delivers a consistent level of quality to its customers, the release noted.

ISO certification is a seal of approval by a third-party that a company runs in accordance with internationally recognized ISO management standards, the release added.

It is a symbol of quality and commitment to product excellence and customer service that instills the confidence of carwash owners, operators and distributors in CSI as the global leader in chemical technology for the transportation industry, the release stated.

Dave Krause, president and CEO of CSI, proudly commented, “Our ISO14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 certificates show our hard work and dedication to achieve high standards in customer satisfaction and environmental performance.”

Moo Moo Express Car Wash raises $13,590 for the Central Ohio Muscular Dystrophy Association

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Moo Moo Express Car Wash is proud to announce the donation of $13,590 to the Central Ohio chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), according to a press release.

The donations were collected March 16-18 at all 13 Central Ohio Moo Moo Express Car Wash locations in conjunction with the MDA’s “Summer Camp Donation Weekend,” the release continued; the proceeds donated will send six local kids to MDA Summer Camp, free of charge.

During the campaign​, Moo Moo Express collected $5 donations at the wash kiosk, the release noted; in exchange for a monetary donation, customers received a coupon good for a free Whole Plus Car Wash ($13 value) on their next visit.

“Our generous customers continue to aid us in making a difference within our local community,” said John Roush, chief executive officer of Express Wash Concepts, parent company of Moo Moo Express Car Wash.​ “This donation will help children that suffer from a muscle-debilitating disease feel like a normal kid for a week, despite the everyday challenges they may face. We are certain that this donation will positively impact the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the lives of the children they service.”

Each summer across the country, the MDA sends more than 3,800 kids to MDA Summer Camp, the release stated.

From June 10-22 in Central Ohio, campers will participate in fun activities that include swimming, horseback riding, rock climbing, fishing and making new friends, the release concluded.

Popular carwash location reopens

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. — According to www.vvdailypress.com, a popular carwash that closed down years ago recently reopened as Apple Valley Auto Spa at 20570 Bear Valley Rd.

Arman Zargar, who co-owns the carwash with his wife, Anush, and has been in carwashing business for nearly 22 years, said, “We took over the carwash about three months ago and we did some construction and upgrades to spruce the place up. We have a carwash in Pomona, but we love this area and I know this location is the right spot for us.”

“It’s good to see this carwash open again,” said cashier Abi Kliner. “Based on how busy we’ve been since opening, I know this place is going to be real busy all year.”

“You can’t beat having your car detailed inside and out for less than $20,” said Jorge Morales, 34, who lives in Apple Valley. “I hate driving to Victorville to get my car done.”

Morales was also impressed with Auto Spa’s interior, which resembles a convenience store, the article noted, complete with food and beverage selections along with air fresheners, auto shades and other automotive accessories.

“We plan on reopening the cafe in the future, but we want to make sure we first lay a good foundation of customer service,” Zargar said. “We also plan on decorating the inside of the Auto Spa.”