WEST POINT, NY — The New York State Car Wash Association’s
(NYSCWA) Fall Membership Meeting & Carwash Tour began with a
private tour of historic West Point, The United States Military Academy,
October 29. An hour and a half tour was led by a seasoned West Point
guide and included a wealth of history and a visit to the site’s
breathtaking Cadet Chapel, a classic example of gothic revival
architecture with a cross-shaped floor plan, soaring arches, ornate
stone carvings and abundance of stained glass. “This tour is fantastic,”
said attendee Rob Peter with Lustra. The tour was sponsored by G & G

After the tour of West Point a full bus of attendees visited five washes
in the Hudson Valley including Foam & Wash in Fishkill where they
were treated to a bag lunch sponsored by Innovative Control Systems,
Foam & Wash in Newburgh, Minute Car Wash in Newburgh, Sheeley’s
Car Wash in Walden and Panache Car Wash in Middletown. The Foam
& Washes locations are owned by the Baright family. Minute Car Wash
is owned by Anthony Pezzo and managed by Robert Brehaut. The
Sheeley family owns their wash in Walden and Panache is owned by
Anthony Colangelo. Each location included innovation and an attention
to detail. The bus tour was sponsored by Micrologic Associates and
Simoniz USA.

After the toured wrapped up the group enjoyed hors d’oeuvres
sponsored by Econocraft Worldwide Manufacturing before partaking in
a buffet dinner sponsored by Kleen-Rite Corp. and Motor City Wash

After dinner NYSCWA President Walt Hartl held a brief business
meeting where the 2016-2018 officer slate was voted into office. The
slate includes President Walt Hartl, Vice President Paul Vallario,
Secretary Timm Baldauf and Treasurer Mike Benmosche. Operator
Directors include Stephen Weekes, Rodney Bronson, Christian King
and Gary Baright. Vendor Operators include Jake Collison, Rob Peter
and Todd Mills.
For more information on the NYSCWA visit nyscwa.com.