News & Press Releases


  • Building Brand Equity in Your Vehicle Wash

    Nov 25, 2019
    A key to creating a business that is built to last is carefully developing, nurturing and protecting its brand equity. The trick is getting the paying public to buy into what the company is selling.

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  • 3 Benefits of Soft-Touch Wash Technology

    Nov 22, 2019
    Thanks to advances in wash media, equipment design and performance, and overall operating systems, there are now soft-touch washes that can treat vehicles as gently as a new mother tucking in her baby for the night.

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  • The 7 Benefits of Touchless Car Washes

    Oct 11, 2019
    Touchless in-bay automatic car washes have risen over the years to become the preferred in-bay automatic wash style for wash operators and the drivers who frequent their sites. So, what has allowed touchless washes to earn their exalted level of respect and a strong position in the vehicle-wash industry?

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  • 14 Tips to Help Select the Perfect Car Wash Site

    Sep 25, 2019
    PDQ's Senior Product Manager David Dougherty contributed a helpful article to Fuels Market News on choosing a car wash site that is profitable and ideal for business. Main considerations include area profile, market profile, type of traffic and lot location, but there are several others.

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  • OPW Showcasing Several Products at 2019 PEI-NACS That Provide Improved End-User Customer Experience

    Sep 17, 2019
    During PEI-NACS at the Georgia World Congress Center on October 2-4, OPW will welcome attendees to Booth 4311 for a closer look at products from OPW Retail Fueling, Vehicle Wash Solutions and Civacon. Here are just a few of the leading-edge innovations these business units will be presenting at PEI-NACS 2019.

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  • PDQ Manufacturing Teams with Dino Stop Convenience Store Chain to Provide Advanced Car Wash Technology for Local Green Bay Consumers

    Aug 14, 2019
    Two local companies are committed to working together to benefit each organization while also helping grow the economy of the Green Bay area. PDQ Manufacturing, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of in-bay automatic vehicle-wash systems, and Dino Stop, a gas station and convenience store first opened in Green Bay in 1971, are working together to supply Dino Stop with cutting edge car wash systems, affectionately known at the gas station as the “Dino Wash.”

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  • Lovegrove Electrical to Distribute PDQ Vehicle Wash Equipment in Western Australia

    Jul 08, 2019
    PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of a new distributor for the state of Western Australia. Lovegrove Electrical, located near Perth, WA, has agreed to acquire the PDQ vehicle wash equipment distribution business from PDQ’s former WA distributor, Carwash Spares and Repairs, along with related lines.

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  • Touchless, Friction or Tunnel, or All of the Above: Wash Operators Weigh Their Options as They Build Their Business

    Jul 02, 2019
    The unique styles of wash can go beyond just personal preference; they can be a major determinant in the business model of a car wash, from vehicle loading, to various cleaning technologies, to cars-per-hour capabilities and revenue per car, to the level of clean and shine.

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  • 14 Tips To Help Select The Perfect Car Wash Site

    Jun 11, 2019
    Finding that “just right” location can be very difficult, and failing to do so can spell the difference between success and failure for a car wash operator.

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  • Bringing Two Technologies to One Wash Package

    May 21, 2019
    In years past, car wash operators usually fell on one of two sides of the debate pertaining to which style of wash is best: touch-free and soft-touch. The development of an innovative car wash technology offers the advantages of both styles in one wash package.

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  • PDQ and Belanger Featuring Latest Vehicle-Wash Innovations at 2019 ICA Car Wash Show™

    May 07, 2019
    OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions will be showcasing new vehicle-wash innovations through its PDQ and Belanger brands at the International Carwash Association’s (ICA) upcoming Car Wash Show™, which will be held from May 13-15 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN.

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  • Q&A: Interview with OPW's Gary Campbell

    May 06, 2019
    OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions Vice President and General Manager Gary Campbell gave insight on how the acquisition of Belanger and its partnership with PDQ create a stronger offering of car wash technology and innovation from OPW.

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  • A Look at OPW's Acquisitions and Market Strategy

    May 06, 2019
    OPW has made multiple acquisitions to facilitate its growth in many facets of fluid handling. Fuels Market News interviewed OPW President Kevin Long on the strategy behind these moves.

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  • How to Determine and Maximize ROI on Your Car Wash

    Apr 29, 2019
    The percentage of drivers in the United States that wash their vehicle at a professional car wash has increased from approximately 47% in 1994 to 72% in 2014. Before jumping in feet first, vehicle wash investors should perform the necessary research and due diligence that can have the business on the right path from the day the doors open.

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  • New PDQ Website Designed for Elegant User Experience

    Mar 05, 2019
    PDQ Manufacturing, Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of the new pdqinc.com. Easy to navigate, mobile responsive and elegantly designed, the new website embodies PDQ’s commitment to optimizing car wash operations so that all customers can drive clean.

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  • Dover Completes Acquisition of Belanger

    Jan 25, 2019
    Dover announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Belanger, Inc., which will become part of OPW, a business unit within Dover's Fluids segment.

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  • Dover to Acquire Belanger

    Jan 16, 2019
    Dover announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Belanger, Inc. business (“Belanger”), a leading full-line car wash equipment manufacturer. Following the close of the transaction, Belanger will become part of the OPW business unit, a global leader in fluid handling solutions, in Dover’s Fluids segment.

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  • OPW Product Features from the PEI-NACS Expo

    Nov 06, 2018
    OPW introduced “what’s next” in fueling innovation at the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) Convention at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show last month in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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