CLARK, NJ — Despite less than ideal washing weather the Car Wash Operators of New Jersey (CWONJ) toured three outstanding washes on Wednesday, October 22, according to association President Mike Conte. “The weather didn’t cooperate but we were able to draw nearly 50 operators out to this tour and the washes we visited were exceptional,” said Conte.

Included in the tour was Rt. 130 Car Wash & Express Lube, a gated exterior wash and lube with extensive vacs and state-of-the-art accommodations owned by Chris Vernon; Asbury Circle Car Wash, a full-service wash and detail facility that also features automotive repairs and oil change owned by Dino Nicoletta and Luigi Squillace and PJ’s Car Wash Park, a full-service facility and detail center that has been in operation for 45 years that boasts a unique gift shop and VIP club owned by Pete Mercantini. “Each wash had its own personality and outstanding features,” said Conte. “It was a great tour to see a lot of innovation.”

In addition to the tour the group enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Illianos Café in Eatontown. Hors D’Oeuvres were compliments of Conte’s Car Wash. The event sponsor was Innovative Control Systems (ICS), Wind Gap, PA.

The association’s next event is slated for November 18 at the Holiday Inn in Clark. It will feature Sonny’s Anthony Analetto who will “Talk Turkey on How to Turn Around Your Underproducing Wash.” The event starts at 7pm and includes hors d’oeuvres and a buffet dinner, as well as a presentation to the CWONJ’s Scholarship Award recipient.

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