Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Norris Automotive Commercial Division Acquires Chesapeake Truck

Merger of Baltimore Area Truck Firms Creates Regional Powerhouse

Baltimore, MD, March 05, 2013 - The Commercial Division of Norris Automotive Group, the largest provider of commercial, heavy-duty truck parts, service and sales in the Baltimore/D.C. area, has acquired Chesapeake Truck, which has specialized in the sales and service of medium and heavy-duty trucks for over 40 years. Chesapeake Truck is a high-volume Ford truck dealer in the Baltimore area, providing new and used Ford truck sales and service in 13 locations.

Andrew Franklin, CEO of the Norris Automotive Group, which has more than 400 employees and over $200 million in revenue, states, “The addition of Chesapeake Truck to the Norris portfolio is exciting. The employee base at Chesapeake is incredibly talented, especially in the sales and service of heavy trucks. We plan on increasing staffing, expanding service hours and making significant investments in the infrastructure to make sure our turnaround time and customer service is second to none.” David Kleeman, president of Chesapeake Truck, will join the Norris Automotive Group in an executive capacity.

The Norris commercial division maintains over $7 million in parts inventory, 45 parts delivery vehicles servicing the mid-Atlantic region with multiple daily deliveries, three dedicated commercial service facilities in Baltimore, Rosedale and Washington D.C.,12 mobile service crews that operate 24/7, and the largest commercial vehicle sales team in the region. On the retail side, Norris Automotive Group also has an extensive inventory of new and used cars by Acura, Ford, Honda, and Nissan.

Please direct inquiries regarding Chesapeake Truck to Jwollenweber@norrisautogroup.com or visit http://www.chesapeaketruck.com for more information.

Maria Fuster
Incite Creative, Inc.
P.O. Box 95
Cockeysville, MD 21030

McKissock Rolls Out New Correspondence Courses for Land Surveyor Education

Correspondence Booklets Allow for Continuing Education On The Go; McKissock Releases Another Meme-Inspired Video

Warren, PA, March 04, 2013 - McKissock, a leader in continuing education, has rolled out a new 30-hour correspondence booklet for land surveyors. Whether your state requires 12, 15, 24 or 30 hours of professional development, this convenient booklet allows people to complete requirements while on the go. Land surveyors can review the booklet at home, in a parked car or at the library, and then complete the final examination questions at the end of each course and mail it in or take the tests online. McKissock offers a wide variety of land surveyor education including online classes, classroom courses and, now, correspondence booklets for states where they are accepted.

McKissock meets the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) and credit earned once completing the correspondence course is then reported to RCEP, provider #127505. This correspondence book is accepted for continuing education credit in almost all 50 states, please check with your state’s local governing agency for acceptance or call 800-328-2008 and speak with one of McKissock’s customer service representatives.

“Correspondence courses are a fantastic way to learn and meet continuing education requirements for people who aren’t behind a desk all day,” says Annie Creek, Business Development Manager at McKissock. “Flexibility is key for our customers and this allows one more way to easily stay licensed and working.”

Within the new land surveyor correspondence book, you may choose either a discounted customizable package or one of the following land surveying courses:

* Documentation: Self Defense for Professionals

* Utilities, Public and Otherwise

* Disputes Between Adjoining Landowners

* Boundaries and Monuments

* Water Rights

* Legal Descriptions

* Rights and Responsibilities in the Lands of Others

* What Can GIS Do for You? A Look at Case Studies

* Creating & Transferring - Rights in Real Property

McKissock also recently released a series of meme-inspired videos. The short animated videos called, “What is a Land Surveyor?” and “Home Inspector Meme,” take a humorous look at what moms, clients and the world think land surveyors and home inspectors do versus what they actually do on a daily basis. The land surveyor video has been extremely popular, boasting more than 5,800 views and the home inspector video just went live last week.

McKissock is a trusted resource for the most up-to-date regulation and compliance information. An approved education provider in almost every state, McKissock offers required state-specific courses that home inspection and land surveying professionals need to keep their licenses current.

To learn more about McKissock, visit www.mckissock.com. On the site, you can select a state for information on approved land surveying, engineering and home inspection courses.

McKissock offers customizable packages, individual courses, correspondence books (for states that accept them), and a free license renewal reminder service.

About McKissock
McKissock is an education company that educates, empowers and enriches professionals in real estate, appraisal, home inspection, land surveying and engineering. McKissock gives specialists access to relevant, easy-to-use and high-quality courses that provide the hours and information necessary to meet state compliance and regulation requirements. Founded in 1990, McKissock offers more than 100 courses and serves thousands of professionals daily. McKissock promises to provide a great experience that surpasses expectations; deliver interesting information that helps further careers in a way that is enjoyable, clear, concise and pleasant to digest; and seek users’ input and understand their needs so it can continue to serve its customers effectively throughout their careers.
To learn more, visit www.mckissock.com.

Jenny Foust
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206