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Contents Manheim Selects Two New Market Vice Presidents Page 5 Weld Aluminum As Easily As Steel With New Elektron MIG/ MAG Welders Page 6 MRAA Reports Growth In AquaPac Insurance Program Page 11 Nascar And Camping World Announce Landmark Extension Page 16 www.adealersjournal.biz
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Manheim Selects Two New Market Vice Presidents Touchette and Beil to Lead Strategy, Operations for Pacific, North Central Markets
ATLANTA, GA -- As part of the company’s continued focus on positioning top talent to drive business strategy within market operations, Manheim has named Rob Touchette as Market Vice President for the Pacific Market and Randy Beil as Market Vice President for the North Central Market. “As a proven leader with deep automotive and sales expertise, Rob will use his experience to deliver solutions that drive customer growth and operational excellence,” said Rock Anderson, RVP, West Region Operations. “It’s always exciting to promote great talent, which is a key part of motivating employee teams and delivering a great experience for our customers.” “With over 20 years of experience in the automotive finance and remarketing industry, Randy will complement our strong leadership team and operations in the North Central Market,” said Mike McKinney, RVP, East Region Operations. “In addition, as a previous customer and strong collaborator who assisted in the creation of auction technology, Randy brings valuable insights and innovative thinking to this important leadership role.” Touchette, who joined Manheim as Market General Sales Manager in 2010, was promoted to his new role on April 21. The Pacific Market includes five operating locations: Manheim Central California (Fresno), Manheim Hawaii, Manheim Portland, Manheim www.adealersjournal.biz
San Francisco Bay and Manheim Seattle. Prior to joining Manheim, Touchette worked for Cox AutoTrader for more than 10 years in a variety of roles, including district manager, general manager and advertising sales representative. Beil joins Manheim from JPM-
organ Chase, where he has been Vice President of Remarketing for Chase Auto Finance since 2010. In this role, he was responsible for management of the entire lease process and remarketing interactions with Chase customers. As Market Vice President, Beil will be responsible for leading seven operating locations in the North Central Market: Manheim Cincinnati, Manheim Detroit, Manheim Flint (Total Resource Auctions), Manheim Indianapolis, Manheim Louisville, Manheim Ohio (Grove City) and Manheim Pittsburgh. Previously, Beil worked for BMW of North America/BMW
Financial Services, where he held a variety of roles, including general manager of vehicle sales and remarketing, national manager of remarketing and national dealer and auction sales manager. About Manheim Manheim is the leading global provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers of used vehicles to the largest wholesale used-vehicle marketplace. The company helps dealer and commercial customers achieve results by providing physical and digital auction channels, data analysis, financing, transportation and mobile products and solutions. Manheim pioneered in-lane vehicle auctions and has been an innovator in both digital and mobile auction platforms. Manheim registers nearly 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 billion in value. Manheim’s research and consulting arm, Manheim Consulting, provides industry-leading market intelligence and publishes the widely recognized annual Used Car Market Report. The company offers dealer financing though NextGear Capital, Inc., and transportation services through Ready Auto Transport. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim has more than 20,000 employees in 107 worldwide sites and generates annual revenues of more than $2.5 billion. A subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Manheim participates in “Go Green with Manheim,” the company’s sustainability program. June 2014 - A Dealer’s Journal - 5
Weld Aluminum As Easily As Steel With New Elektron MIG/MAG Welders MultiMig 511 and 522 MIG/MAG Welders in Ford 2015 F-150 Collision Repair Program
Madison, Ind. – Elektron’s new MultiMig 511 and MultiMig 522 MIG/MAG inverter welders are designed to help technicians weld aluminum as easily as they weld steel. Both welders are included in the Ford 2015 F-150 Collision Repair Program. The MultiMig 511 and MultiMig 522 MIG/MAG welders can weld and braze aluminum alloys, galvanized sheet metal, stainless steel and high-strength steel. They come programmed with synergic curves that preset welding parameters so technicians can start welding immediately without a lot of setup time or training. Multiple programmable options are also available to customize the welders’ operation to meet specific customer needs and working conditions. The welders have high duty cycles and the power required for most body shop applications using up to 1.2mm welding wire, as well as the push-pull torch style that’s essential for smooth aluminum wire feed. “Technicians in North America typically don’t have a lot of experience repairing aluminum, which can make them nervous about proper welding techniques,” says Mickey Swartz, director of global product management, collision, for Elektron parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG). “Repairing aluminum requires training and the right equipment. I’ve heard from a number of technicians that our Elektron MIG/MAG welders transform a novice or even an average welder into a good alumi-
num welder. Shops should invest in a welder that gives their technicians the confidence that they’re doing right.” The MultiMig 511 and MultiMig 522 are both available with Elektron’s unique push-pull torch. Because aluminum wire is soft, welders that use “push” feeders to push the wire from the feed roll to the welding gun can suffer from tangled wire, resulting in downtime as technicians stop welding to cut out the tangle. Spool guns use “pull” systems that place a small wire reel on the torch itself, but these torches can be very bulky, heavy and hard to use. The speed and power control from the welder also can be lost in this type of system, leading to wire snapping. Therefore, the Aluminum Association’s Practices for the Repair of Aluminum Sheet Metal recommends the use of “pushpull” torches to maintain constant, uniform tension on the wire, minimizing breakage or tangling. Elektron’s small and lightweight push-pull torch features fingertip controls that enable realtime control of wire-feed speed and welder current output during welding, which is especially beneficial in controlling heat and power when welding larger diameter wire. Either welder can also be used with a standard MIG torch. Taking it a step further, the MultiMig 522 can be equipped with two separate torches simultaneously, each with different reels and wire, for even greater versatility. Changing between the two torches requires
just a flip of a switch. The MultiMig 522 also adds a double pulse feature that outputs a hot-cold pulse that provides much better vertical and overhead weld beads with less chance of the welds “running.” The MultiMig 511 and 522 feature the synergic pulsed technology required by most OEMs for aluminum welding. As a result, they can reduce burn-through on very thin aluminum, but provide full penetration on thicker aluminum sheets. Both welders feature Integrated Power Factor Correction (PFC) technology to reduce energy waste, making them easier on the environment and the wallet. Both are equipped with built-in carts including storage for the welders’ gas cylinders. Complete specs for both products are available at chiefautomotive.com. The MultiMig 511 and MultiMig 522 are part of Elektron’s new family of collision repair equipment designed specifically to fix aluminum vehicle components. The line also includes the M22 AL and M25 AL aluminum-capable stud welders and MultiTool Aluminum Dent Repair Station. For more information about any of these products, visit www. chiefautomotive.com/dreamteam/, watch the video at vimeo.com/ groups/elektronwelders/, contact your local Elektron distributor or call (800) 445-9262.
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Draw-Tite Prepares For Mission Give Back: A Rebate With A Cause
PLYMOUTH, Mi. – Draw-Tite, the leading manufacturer of receiver towing hitches, will kick off its 2014 spring consumer rebate this week. The rebate is a long-standing tradition for the company, but this year there’s an added bonus. “For every rebate received, Draw-Tite will donate $5 to Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation,” says Tom Benson, President of Cequent Performance Products. The Checkered Flag Foundation (CFF) honors military members, veterans, first responders
and their families, among others. NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski founded CFF in 2010. “We find the partnership between Draw-Tite and the Checkered Flag Foundation to be ideal. Draw-Tite has been a sponsor of the #19 BKR truck since 2011, which is owned by Brad Keselowski. Brad’s efforts both on and off the track have recognized American heroes and the sacrifices they have made on our behalf,” says Benson. As the spring towing and trailer season gets into high gear, con-
sumers are encouraged to help out American heroes by purchasing America’s Favorite Hitch, DrawTite. To find a Draw-Tite dealer, visit www.Draw-Tite.com. The rebate promotion runs from May 1st to June 30th. For more information about the Checkered Flag Foundation and its partnership with DrawTite visit www.BradRacing.com/ Foundation and www.tinyurl.com/ DrawTite.
Canadian Officials Look To Find Out If GM Canada Delayed Recall Response
By: A Dealer’s Journal Staff
Following General Motors recall of cars with defective ignition switches, the automaker’s Canadian arm is being investigated to find out if it also hesitated to recall vehicles which it knew were defective. Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said she instructed officials to get answers from GM Canada as to whether or not it recalled the cars as soon as it knew they had a faulty ignition switch. GM Canada recalled 235,855 cars affected by the faulty ignition switch in February, not long after GM made its announcement on the matter. “Having seen what has developed in the United States I’ve gone back to my officials to go back to GM Canada and ask them when did they find out. Did they find out at the same time as GM in the U.S. told the world or
did they know earlier than that?” Raitt said during a conference call. “I need to get that information and that answer from GM Canada
that information and didn’t put the recall in place, then they could be in violation of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act,” she said. Raitt said it’s important to determine when GM Canada knew about the ignition switch problem in order for them to “have a good case to prosecute under,” despite it already being apparent that GM as a company didn’t act on the issue immediately. Even though it is clear GM as a company delayed its response, Raitt said it was important to determine separately when GM Canada knew before being able to take any action under Canadian law. “In order for us to have a good case to prosecute under, it does matter when GM Canada knew,” she said.
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Auto Parts Supplier Breaks Ground On Riverside Plant Martinrea Riverside LLC expected to employ nearly 300 people
RIVERSIDE, Mo. —A subsidiary of a Canadian automotive supplier is building a new manufacturing plant in the Kansas City area. Martinrea Riverside LLC held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for an automotive parts facility near Interstate 635 in the community of Riverside. About 290 people are expected to be employed at the plant. They will make engine cradles and automotive assemblies for General
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Motors’ Fairfax assembly plant in nearby Kansas City, Kan. The Missouri Department of
Economic Development has offered the company more than $3.2 million of incentives through a tax credit and job training program. The company is a subsidiary of Martinrea International Inc., based in Ontario, Canada. Martinrea employs more than 12,000 people at 38 facilities in eight countries. This is its first plant in Missouri.
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MRAA Reports Growth In AquaPac Insurance Program The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas said members who participated in the AquaPac Boat & Yacht Insurance Program earned more than $215,000 in combined revenue in 2013 with the average dealership bringing in more than $3,700 demonstrating that the program generates revenue for dealers. The MRAA also said program participation rose 146 percent in 2013 from the previous year and growth in revenue earned jumped 145 percent. Participation in AquaPac is an MRAA members-only benefit offered through Norman-Spencer Marine Insurance, MRAA’s preferred marine insurance provider and partner for more than 25 years. Two AquaPac programs are
available to MRAA members, one for referral dealers and one for commissioned dealers (for those members with an insurance license). In 2013, AquaPac referral dealers averaged more than $1,000 in revenue and the most effective took in more than $3,200 in revenue for their program participation. AquaPac commissioned dealers saw revenue jump last year to more than $9,600, on average. “This program is easy money for dealers, while at the same time it provides a quality insurance product for boat buyers and boosts a dealership’s customer satisfaction,” MRAA president Matt Gruhn said in a statement. “It’s a win-win-win proposition. It takes two or three minutes for dealers to endorse the AquaPac insurance program for their custom-
ers’ benefit; dealers simply refer customers to Norman-Spencer, and Norman-Spencer takes the reins from there. We hope more dealers see the value in AquaPac and become MRAA members in order to take advantage of this profitable program. Just 10 AquaPac referrals cover the cost of an MRAA membership.” The MRAA said AquaPac offers consumers broad, affordable insurance coverage that accommodates the full spectrum of boats, from personal watercraft to large yachts. Each AquaPac policy is tailored to meet individual boaters’ needs and includes standard coverages traditionally available only with higher-end yacht policies. Coverage through the program is among the best and most comprehensive in the industry, the MRAA said.
Atlanta, GA - RVTrader.com and CycleTrader.com, divisions of Dominion Enterprises, have partnered with Contact At Once! to offer live chat on dealership listings. In a pilot study, dealers’ leads generated by the two websites have increased 34% and 60%, respectively. The use of live chat gives RVTrader.com and CycleTrader. com shoppers the convenience and immediacy of real-time con-
tact with dealers, and a mobilefriendly alternative to making a phone call or filling out a lead form. That, said Skip Dowd, senior vice president of Automotive Solutions at Contact At Once!, helps account for the significant increases in shopper engagement. “The easier dealers make it for a shopper to ask questions, the more likely they are to ask. This gives dealers additional chances to provide great service, personal-
ize information and influence that purchase,” said Dowd. “Instant messaging and mobile messaging continue to grow in convenience and popularity. Just look at your own phone and see how many texts you send vs. how many calls you make.” Consumers visiting RVTrader. com or CycleTrader.com can chat live with any dealer who offers the live chat option in their ad listings.
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Dealers can receive and respond to chat leads through an easyto-use app on their mobile device or desktop computer. Thanks to presence-aware technology that tracks dealer availability, the live chat feature will not be offered to consumers as an option if the dealer is unavailable. “RV Trader is continuously looking for ways to assist customers in achieving the highest number of leads possible while building rapport with potential buyers,” said Tim Custer, general manager of RV Trader. “We are confident that live chat will help provide the marketing edge that dealers seek and establish a competitive advantage for them.” RV Trader dealers interested in live chat are encouraged to call 877-354-4068. Cycle Trader dealers interested in live chat may call 866-476-3022. About CycleTrader
CycleTrader.com is the leading powersports marketplace, connecting buyers and sellers to new and used motorcycles, ATVs, PWCs and snowmobiles. With more than 232,000 vehicles available, CycleTrader offers the widest selection of powersports vehicles online. CycleTrader is a division of Dominion Powersports Solutions, offering high-performing business solutions for the powersports industry with its market-leading web products. For more information, visit http://www.cycletrader.com. About RV Trader RV Trader is the largest online classifieds site for RV buyers and sellers in the U.S. RV Trader is a division of Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services and publishing company serving the automotive, recreational and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, parenting and travel industries. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., with 3,300 employees in
the United States, Canada, England, Spain and Italy, the company provides a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions and more than 45 market-leading websites. Millions of For Rent® and HotelCoupons. com® publications are distributed across the U.S. each year. For more information, visit http:// www.RVTrader.com and DominionEnterprises.com. About Contact At Once! Contact At Once! software boosts engagement by making it easy for consumers to connect with dealers and ask questions at the moment their interest is piqued. More engagement can translate into more sales, and that’s why over 13,000 businesses rely on the Contact At Once! digital conversation platform to build relationships with online shoppers. For more information, visit http://www.contactatonce.com.
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Nascar And Camping World Announce Landmark Extension
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR announced it has reached a seven-year agreement with Camping World to remain the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series through 2022. The new deal ensures that Camping World will own exclusive rights as title sponsor for a total of 14-consecutive years, equaling the longest entitlement sponsorship in the history of the national series, which is celebrating its 20th season. The renewed partnership aligns two brands in the midst of significant growth. Since originally becoming series entitlement sponsor in 2009, Camping World has expanded its number of stores by 35 percent, resulting in the company eclipsing $3 billion in annual revenue. “The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has one of the most consistent and durable audiences in all of sports, averaging approximately 800,000 or more television viewers per event over the past six years,” said Steve Phelps, NASCAR chief marketing officer. “Camping World’s seven-year continued commitment to our sport demonstrates its confidence in our ontrack product and strength of our brand loyal fan base.” The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series features some of the toughest and most competitive racing in the sport. The series has helped catapult the careers of many of the sport’s most popular and successful drivers, such as Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski. Currently, the series houses a young crop of stars that are talented, dynamic and diverse including Ben Kennedy, German 16 - A Dealer’s Journal - June 2014
Quiroga Jr. and Darrell Wallace Jr. “Camping World and NASCAR are mutually invested in the growth of a national series that is celebrated for its exciting brand of racing and the most loyal fan base in the country,” said Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis. “Six years ago we felt strongly that the sponsorship would dramatically increase our customer base and it’s delivered. We expect to see continued suc-
cess in the coming years.” NASCAR fans are outdoors enthusiasts who enjoy a variety of activities. According to Experian Consumer Research, NASCAR fans are 40 percent more likely than non-fans to go camping. When it comes to camping gear, NASCAR fans are at least 50 percent more likely than non-fans to have tents, lanterns, and other camping equipment. The new deal provides Camping World exclusive rights to Continued On Page 17
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market its Good Sam Roadside Assistance program as the Official Roadside Assistance of NASCAR. With a network that includes 40,000 tow and service providers in North America, Good Sam Roadside Assistance has provided roadside services to more than two million stranded motorists in the past 30 years. Additionally, the new agreement provides official NASCAR status to two growing automobile companies; CarCash as the Official Auto Buying Service of NASCAR, and AutoMatch USA, as the Official Pre-owned Automobile Retailer of NASCAR. CarCash, featured on Season 1 of CNBC’s The Profit, purchases used cars from individuals in return for immediate cash. AutoMatch USA, featured on Season 2 of CNBC’s The Profit, specializes in the sale of foreign and domestic pre-owned cars of all makes and models. About NASCAR The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and follow NASCAR at www.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR. About Camping World Camping World is America’s #1 source for RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance and repair and Good Sam is the world’s larg-
est RV owners organization offering helpful technical tips, vacation planning, extended warranty, magazine subscriptions, roadside assistance and more to serve the outdoor enthusiast. Partnered together, Camping World and Good Sam offer more to those who love the RV lifestyle by offering one-stop shopping and resources for everything RV and outdoors. Camping World features over 10,000 quality products located at over 100 SuperCenters nationwide, easy catalog and online shopping at CampingWorld.com as well as stocking a wide selection of new and used trailers and motorhomes from top RV manu-
facturers. Good Sam members receive cost-saving benefits and services, plus loads of valuable RV information and travel tips to get you ready for your next adventure. Additionally, Good Sam represents more than 1,500 local RV chapters designed to bring RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions. Camping World is the title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ in addition to the Official RV and Outdoor Retailer of NASCAR®. For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com and www.GoodSam.com
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