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Moran Family of Brands Announces 2018 Franchisees of the Year

Moran Family of Brands Announces 2018 Franchisees of the Year

Three Longtime Franchisees Honored for Outstanding Service and Performance. Midlothian, IL (October 10, 2018) – Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair, window tinting and driver safety products, announced its annual Franchisee of the Year winners for 2018. Franchisee of the Year Award winners were named in each of Moran’s franchise brands. Franchisees eligible for the award must have demonstrated Moran’s core values of D.R.I.V.E. (Dedication, Respect, Integrity, Vision, Enthusiasm). They also exhibit outstanding service to their customers and provide support for fellow franchisees and the entire system. Voting for the awards was done by Moran franchisees. “Each of the Franchisee of the Year winners have been longtime and successful members of the Moran system,” said Peter Baldine, President of Moran Family of Brands. “The winners were selected by their peers and have b ... read more

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Multi-Branded Automotive Store Opens in Tampa Bay, FL

Multi-Branded Automotive Store Opens in Tampa Bay, FL

Store Offers Complete Range of Auto and Transmission Repair, Driver Safety Services. Midlothian, IL (August 6, 2018) – Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and driver safety products, announced its newest franchise location with a multi-branded Mr. Transmission/Milex and Alta Mere/SmartView store in Tampa Bay, FL. The multi-branded franchise opened in early June and operates in a 4,000 square foot facility located at 3810 W. Linebaugh Avenue in Tampa Bay. A grand opening is planned for a later date. The store is the first in the country to incorporate each of Moran’s four brands – Mr. Transmission, Milex Complete Auto Care, Alta Mere The Automotive Outfitters and SmartView Window Solutions. Mr. Transmission/Milex will offer customers in the area a comprehensive selection of automotive repair ... read more

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Mr. Transmission/Milex Store Opens in Cary, NC
Store to Offer Complete Range of Automotive and Transmission Repair

Mr. Transmission/Milex Store Opens in Cary, NCStore to Offer Complete Range of Automotive and Transmission Repair

Midlothian, IL (March 22, 2018) – Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and driver safety products, announced its newest franchise location with a Mr. Transmission/Milex Complete Auto Care store in Cary, North Carolina. The Mr. Transmission/Milex co-branded franchise opened on March 1 and is located at 303 Bowden St. in Cary at the site of the former Bowden Street Automotive shop. Mr. Transmission/Milex retained all the employees of the former store and will hire several additional shop assistants. A grand opening is planned for April. Mr. Transmission/Milex will offer customers in the area a comprehensive selection of automotive repair and maintenance services. Mr. Transmission specializes in repair and installation of a vehicle’s transmission systems and driv ... read more

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Moran Family of Brands Celebrates Veterans Day
Auto Franchise Features 14 Veterans as Business Owners

Moran Family of Brands Celebrates Veterans DayAuto Franchise Features 14 Veterans as Business Owners

Midlothian, IL (October 31, 2017) – Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair, window tinting and driver safety products, recognizes its many franchisees who have served this country in the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. Moran Family of Brands is proud to have 14 current franchisees who are United States Veterans. Moran franchisees have been enlisted in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines branches of the military, as well as the national guard. They have served the country in parts of the last seven decades and were deployed in countries from Vietnam to Iraq. The following franchise owners in the Moran system have all served in the military: Name Dean Bingham Pat Bingham John Blanton Dave Cannon Roman Combs Albert Daniel Greg DeFever Lowell Hester Scott Hester George Kok Jason Kuriger Frank Norton Derrick Weaver Dave Wegrzyn Franchise Mr. Transm ... read more

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Mr. Transmission Makes Franchise Times 200+

Mr. Transmission Makes Franchise Times 200+

The Top 200+ is an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States by global systemwide sales, based on the previous year’s performance. Mr. Transmission made the ranking at No. 371 A complete ranking of the Franchise Times Top 200 and 200+ can be found here

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Moran Family of Brands Announces 2017 Franchisees of the Year
Three Longtime Franchisees Honored for Outstanding Service and Performance

Moran Family of Brands Announces 2017 Franchisees of the Year Three Longtime Franchisees Honored for Outstanding Service and Performance

Midlothian, IL (August 29, 2017) – Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair, window tinting and driver safety products, announced its annual Franchisee of the Year winners for 2017. Franchisee of the Year Award winners were named in each of Moran’s franchise brands. Franchisees eligible for the award must have demonstrated Moran’s core values of D.R.I.V.E. (Dedication, Respect, Integrity, Vision, Enthusiasm). They also exhibit outstanding service to their customers and provide support for fellow franchisees and the entire system. Voting for the awards was done by Moran franchisees. “We have an excellent group of franchise owners who were selected by their peers as Franchisee of the Year for each of our brands,” said Peter Baldine, President of Moran Family of Brands. “They are all longtime members of our system and have been among our most successful and valued fra ... read more

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MORAN FAMILY OF BRANDS LAUNCHES FUTURE AUTO TECH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

MORAN FAMILY OF BRANDS LAUNCHES FUTURE AUTO TECH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and auto accessories, is launching its inaugural Future Tech internship program on Tuesday, June 13 at its franchise locations nationwide. Moran’s Future Auto Tech internship programs will give high school and vocational school student’s first-hand experience in learning about the automotive repair industry. This comes at a time in which fewer students are attending trade schools to prepare them for careers as automotive technicians. There are two separate internships in Moran’s Future Auto Tech program. The Automotive Shop Internship is for students who are in their junior or senior years of high school or have just started vocational school. This internship is for a maximum of 25 hours per week over a three-month period, and the student can request to extend it an additional three months if desired. Participants will shadow and learn from shop managers and technicians and ... read more

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Moran Again Ranks on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List

Moran Again Ranks on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List

Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation's leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and auto accessories, has recently been recognized by some of the top ranking systems in the franchising industry. Mr. Transmission/Milex Complete Auto Care was ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500 places Mr. Transmission/Milex as #474 for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and brand power. "We spend months gathering and crunching data in order to produce the Franchise 500 ranking. We're proud of the result and the way it continues to be a resource for the franchise community," said Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. "Like every industry, franchising is ever-evolving and must smartly react to new technologies and consumer dem ... read more

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Small Business Expects Big Changes in 2017

Small Business Expects Big Changes in 2017

Small Business Expects Big Changes in 2017 Featuring Dean Bingham, Mr. Transmission/Milex Complete Auto Care, Greenville, SC Original news story found here. NEW YORK – Donald Trump’s election as president has made many small-business owners more upbeat about 2017. Dean Bingham said he’s cautiously optimistic because business picked up at his auto repair shop after the election — people who had put off fixing their cars have decided it’s time to get them serviced. “Over the last month, customers have been coming in with optimism that they didn’t have the last few years,” said Bingham, owner of a Mr. Transmission/Milex franchise in ... read more

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Lowell and Scott Hester, Mr. Transmission Owners, News Interview

Lowell and Scott Hester, Mr. Transmission Owners, News Interview

Lowell and Scott Hester – Mr. Transmission of Sandy Springs, GA and Decatur, GA – Interviewed on CBS 46. Veterans like father-son pair Lowell and Scott Hester have found out first-hand the success that’s possible through our franchise. Lowell served in the Air Force for three years and was deployed in Vietnam, and he has been a top-performing Moran franchisee since 1998. His son Scott started in the business after eight years of service in the Navy, operating his father’s store. Scott then went on to purchase his own Mr. Transmission in 2000. Both have been recognized with the Award of Excellence each year they’ve been franchisees, and Lowell just earned the Franchisee of the Year Award for the Mr. Transmission brand. You can read about their journey here: http:https://moranfamilyofbrands.com/veterans-day/

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