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The Kwik family has been providing self and full service solutions for vehicle needs, dry cleaning and laundry care for more than 40 years.



We are excited to announce the launch of this new electronic member update. SCWA TODAY is designed to keep our members up to date on the latest news and information highlighting the car wash industry in the Southwest.

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SCWA Houston Car Wash Tour & Regional Meeting
Join us Nov. 8 to tour Houston car washes highlighting the different car wash business and operational models. Your registration includes a morning workshop, lunch and the car wash tour.
SCWA 2013 Convention & Expo
The countdown has begun to "Celebrate SCWA 25!"
Come celebrate the 25th Annual SCWA Convention at the 2013 SCWA Convention & Car Wash Expo. It will be a special time of looking back as well as looking ahead.
Click here for more info and to register.

Report: Texas small business employment grew 0.11 percent in October, among the highest rate nationally
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Texas small business employment growth was among the highest nationally in October, according to data recently released by Intuit Payroll. The state's small business employment grew 0.11 percent, tying with Indiana for the No. 2 spot. More

With expected prolonged drought season, experts urge water conservation
Abilene Reporter-News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Local, state and federal water management experts brainstormed ideas about dealing with drought during the recent West Texas Drought Outlook and Assessment forum, including the possibility for raising water rates. The forum, at the West Central Texas Council of Governments office in Abilene, also was attended by weather and climate specialists, who relayed predictions about El Niño being a no-show this season. More

Health care exchanges offer expansion in coverage but Texas faces uncertainty with state opting out of program
The Monitor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Texas Gov. Rick Perry in July put federal officials on notice that the state would not take part in expanding government health programs or in establishing a state health care exchange. While state lawmakers still may decide to override Perry, the time to plan for and set up a state-based health care exchange has, for the most part, come and gone. And without action from the state, the federal government will take over that responsibility in Texas. More

Denver company builds green with PVC
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With the construction of a state-of-the-art vehicle wash in Stapleton, a Colorado company is bringing a new way to build to the Mountain States. Denver builder, ASLAN Companies is using Octaform, a PVC stay-in-place concrete forming system, to build and finish the walls of a Stapleton vehicle wash. Not content to rely only on traditional construction methods, it was ASLAN's spirit of innovation and sustainability that led them to this unique concrete forming technology. "Octaform," explained Aaron Voorhees, president of ASLAN, "offers us a way to build better, faster and stronger for our clients." More

BMW recalling more than 52,000 sedans in 2 different campaigns
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said BMW of North America is recalling more than 52,000 large sedans in two separate campaigns. NHTSA said BMW is recalling certain these vehicles equipped with the comfort access option and manufactured on Aug. 23, 2004 through July 24, 2008. Officials said the affected vehicles have an electronic key and an electronic connection between the gear shifter and the transmission (shift-by-wire) that automatically shifts the transmission to park when the driver presses the start/stop button to shut down the engine. In a separate campaign, BMW is recalling certain model year 2005–2007 7-Series vehicles, equipped with both comfort access and soft close automatic options, and manufactured on Aug. 23, 2004 through Sept. 3, 2007. Due to a software problem, NHTSA said the doors may appear to be closed and latched, but, in fact, may inadvertently open. More

Austin, Texas 1 of the best cities for businesses, to work, live and play
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For four consecutive years since 2009, the city of Austin, Texas, has been named as one of the best cities to live in when it comes to business and work opportunities, social, environmental, technological and educational offers, according to Austin Tenant Advisors, a local commercial real estate company in Austin that helps businesses find and lease office and retail space. Austin tops the list of cities in terms of business and employment. Named "No. 1 City for Small Businesses" and "Best Big City for Jobs" this year, Austin has consistently provided quality jobs to its residents and migrants from other cities and states. More

UT/TT Poll: Economy, immigration top Texas issues
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Economic issues top the list of most important problems facing the country, and immigration and border security top the list of state issues in the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, which also asked Texans about a range of issues including education spending, voting rights and gay marriage. More

Changing the channels
Professional Car Washing & Detailing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From beginning to end, the opening of any car wash requires thousands of little steps. Purchasing, site planning, approvals and permits — if every step is taken into account, the completion of any operational car wash can be considered a minor miracle. Yet, when the tunnel or bay is poised for operation and most of the heavy lifting is finished, an owner must shift his or her thinking from completion to competition. Savvy owners will ask, "What steps can I take to make potential customers choose my wash over the other guy's?" Often, the answer can be summed up in one word: Marketing. More

Denver cuts water use in drive to convert wasters to savers
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Utilities and conservationists are ramping up campaigns to compel Westerners to live more in sync with their arid, changing environment. As the federal government finalizes a long-awaited study on water supply for the West, The Denver Post obtained the latest utility data on how much people are using. Water-saving efforts already have dropped metro Denver residents' overall average daily usage to 85 gallons, down from 104 gallons in 2001. For population growth to continue, water managers warn, Westerners must use less — and probably spend billions on high-tech recycling and desalination plants. More


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