Message from the President

Dear Fellow Carwash Professionals, Friends and Colleagues:

The start of any new year brings with it change, new beginnings, and advancements. 2020 is not only the start of a new year, but also a new decade. For many reasons, I anticipate this to be a great year of growth and change for the car wash industry as a whole.

While it is always bittersweet to close the chapter on a passing decade of fond memories and fine accomplishments, I know that 2020 stands only to present more opportunities and yield greater outcomes for the carwash industry in Pennsylvania and beyond.

And we want you to be a part of this!

This year, CAP is again planning its annual calendar of events which includes something for everyone – no matter what you like or where you reside. Our annual dinner and tabletop show will again take place in early June in Grantville. Our baseball outing will take place in July/August in Altoona. And our golf outing will take place in September in Carlisle. Specific dates will be confirmed soon, so please stay tuned into our communications, visit our website at www.pacarwash.org, or email executivedirector@pacarwash.org to receive updates. We really hope to have you join us at one or all of these events – families and spouses are welcome!

If you are not a current CAP member, we invite you to join our growing network of operators and vendors from across the Commonwealth. We have hit the ground running in 2020 with plans to invest even more resources into our membership this year, resources that will help all carwash businesses, both operators and vendors, better connect, collaborate and contribute to our industry. Please visit us today at www.pacarwash.org learn more and get involved.

It is with great pride that I say that the carwash industry is truly a community – if not a family – of helpful and generous individuals. This year, some of us will enter the industry while others will exit, some of us will grow or expand, while others look to downsize or sell. The common denominator is our passion for serving others, in whatever form that may come. Thank you all for serving our industry well and being a part of this very special community.

Best wishes for a strong start to the new decade!

Keith Lutz

President, Carwash Association of Pennsylvania

About CAP

logobigIn the early 90’s car wash owners and operators rallied protect and promote their livelihood, as local and state government agencies continued to expand their regulatory reach on small businesses in the Commonwealth. The Carwash Association of Pennsylvania was formed by a group of proactive industry leaders to advance and safeguard the business interests of the car wash industry. Their vision was to build a trade association that would foster and support efforts to improve and expand the quality and standards of industry services. Further, Association founders wished to establish and facilitate a networking venue that promoted the development of industry relationships where members could share best-practices and business experiences. Do you share that vision? 

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