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possible we found the end of the Internet.) Check out these
highlights from our recent efforts to find what's interesting
and relevant (mostly) in the professional car wash industry!
The death of a British icon
Land Rover is finally turning off the production line for the Defender, the car that lent its
name to the company. Its demise brings to an
end a vehicle that can be traced back to 1948,
when a car known simply as the Land Rover
went on sale in a bid to raise enough cash to
restart mainstream car production at Britain's Rover brand.
The new creation, designed primarily for farmers and the military, had
an expected shelf life of a few years. However, when its sales comfortably
outstripped those of regular Rovers, the Land Rover standalone brand was
born. The inspiration for the Land Rover was the original Willys Jeep. Chief
designer Maurice Wilks had an example of the American vehicle on his farm
in Wales, but post-war Britain had a number of limitations that affected the
design. Chief among these was the use of lightweight aluminum for the body
panels; the designers' hand was forced by the shortage of suitable steel, not to
mention a lack of the pressing tools required to bend any curves in the metal.
Facebook's latest earnings
report defied expectations
Based on the latest reports from
Facebook, you may want to take a
closer look at advertising in that space.
The Menlo Park, California, firm
posted stellar results for the fourth quarter of 2015, with
adjusted earnings per share of $0.79 on revenue of $5.84
billion. Both figures trounced analysts' expectations.
Facebook's success comes in large part because it's
figured out how to make money from the smartphones
we're all carrying around every day.
Key takeaways from Facebook's earnings report? 1.
The amount of money Facebook makes from advertising is up 57 percent year-over year. It now totals $5.6
billion. 2. Four out of five of those dollars came from
mobile advertisements. 3. Facebook's mobile userbase
just keeps growing.
Qatar Airways may launch world's
A whopping 18½-hour journey between
Doha, Qatar, and Auckland, New Zealand,
is poised to become the world's longest direct
flight if Qatar Airways follows through with
plans for the new route. Qatar CEO Akbar Al
Baker revealed plans for the ultra-long haul in
an interview with Bloomberg Business. Boeing
777-LR aircraft would be used to make the trip,
Bloomberg Business reported. The aircraft can
carry 259 passengers.
Currently, the world's longest flight is operated by Qantas between Dallas-Fort Worth and
Sydney, according to statistics portal Statista.
com. At 16 hours and 55 minutes (8,577
miles/13,804 km), the Qantas flight's duration
falls short of Qatar's proposed Doha-Auckland
route (9,034 miles/14,539 km) by more than an
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Car Wash - Spring 2016
Letter from the ICA
Meet the Board
By the Numbers
Keeping it Clean
When in drought
Reducing your environmental footprint
Will sympathetic pricing draw customers?
Women in Car Wash
Make money, work with friends
Should the customer have a say in employee pay?
Women in Car Wash
Hear and be heard
ICA Annual Report
Creating exceptional managers
When professional contacts get personal
Ten tips for transforming your teams
Becoming an employer of choice
Show me the money
ICA launches new series of events for car wash professionals
CAR WASH Magazine wins award
Take a Tour
Focus on a Member
Blast from the Past
Car Wash - Spring 2016