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Archive for September, 2011


Ahead of The Curve

Imagine trying to get your car washed when the outside temperature is hovering around 10 degrees!  Soon that dilemma will disappear when Diamond’s Anchorage Airport Parking opens it’s new touch less, high tech car wash.

“We are installing a dual heating system below and above ground” notes Mike Neely, Regional Vice President for Diamond Parking Alaska.  Mr. Neely explains that heat will radiate underground keeping the concrete slabs from freezing.  Inside the car wash, a second system will keep the temperature comfortable and constant.  Another feature will be high- speed nozzles to spray away winter’s dirt and grime.

“Drivers will approach the entry, doors will open then close behind them.  When the wash cycle is completed, drivers will exit.  “The touch less feature is extremely important in our winters where the temperatures often drop to near zero ” says Mr. Neely.

The new car wash will operate 24/7 and is scheduled for completion at summers end. Just another example of how Diamond Parking continues to set the standard for innovation in the parking industry.


Diamond Expands to Steveston’s Waterfront

The Village of Steveston was originally an historic salmon canning center situated along the banks of the Fraser River. Today, Steveston is part of Richmond, British Columbia, and home to Canada’s largest commercial fleet.

“Diamond Parking signed it’s first contract to provide parking services in the Village in 2006”, says Vancouver B.C.’s Mike Poirier, Regional Vice President of Operations.  He adds, “Our dedication to serving our clients and the parking public has allowed us to expand to over 8 locations including two new opportunities right near the waterfront.”

The two new contracts are for Sockeye City, Shady Island and Tapenade restaurants. Due to its active fishing fleet, and historic buildings, Steveston attracts large weekend crowds of locals and tourists who flock to  the scenic waterfront to shop, eat, play and of course park!