Trim bushes after new growth appears to keep the manicured look
Check the parking lot for potholes or cracks in the pavement - repair as needed
Re-paint stripes and arrows in parking lot
Roof maintenance - do you remember where the drips were coming from last winter?
How is your controller? Check connections, relays & printer - any updates available?
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NYSCWA Skypes Grace For Vets Founder in Australia
The New York State Car Wash Association (NYSCWA) reached out “Down Under” to Grace For Vets Founder Mike Mountz of Cloister Car Wash, Ephrata, PA, October 19, during its Fall Membership Meeting at The Clarion Hotel at the Century House in Latham, according to NYSCWA Executive Director Suzanne Stansbury. “Via Skype we were able to connect with Mike who is in Australia speaking at the Australian Car Wash Association’s Expo 2011 promoting his Grace For Vets event that honors our servicemen and women on Veteran’s Day. It’s just amazing how technology now allows us to communicate.”
Mike Benmosche, NYSCWA treasurer, ran the meeting and echoed her sentiments. “Mike’s message is powerful and his experience in the industry is unparalleled,” he said. “Being able to communicate with him in Australia, where it was the next day, was really neat.”
Mountz, an industry icon and innovator, is a Veteran himself. He started Grace For Vets as a way to give back and honor those who serve our country. For the last eight years he has built up the program to now include all 50 states, Canada, Australia and most recently New Zealand. His goal is to wash 122,000 cars this year for our Veterans. Currently, 631 operators are participating with nearly 1,500 locations. “This program is not about me or our carwashes, it’s about honoring our Veterans,” said Mountz. “It’s about giving back and in doing so you will be creating a customer for life,” he said.
There is still time to get involved in the 2011 program. Visit graceforvets.org to learn how it is to give back.
Colorful Wash Tour
Despite periodic rain, the group of approximately 40 toured five unique Capital District washes including Hoffman Car Wash, a full-service tunnel, detail center and lube and So-Col Speed Wash, a renovated self-serve with in-bay automatics in Colonie; Colonial Car Wash, a seasoned exterior-only tunnel with off-line full service and detailing and Greco’s Car Wash, a new self serve with in-bays in Schenectady and Raindancer Car Wash in Loudonville, a colorful refurbished exterior-only tunnel and self serve over the course of five hours.
Benmosche wanted to extend a special thanks to the event’s sponsors: Bus Tour Sponsors Micrologic and Simoniz USA and Meeting Sponsors Mang Insurance, New England Car Wash Equipment LLC, the Northeast Carwasher magazine and Ryko Solutions Inc.
The association’s next event is its annual trip to CitiField, May 30, when the Mets take on the Phillies. To learn more visit nyscwa.com.