Motor Age

WD-40 Company is debuting the WD-40®/SEMA Cares Boosted Bronco — a restoration build that blends old and new and highlights the many automotive uses for WD-40 Multi-Use Product and the WD-40 Specialist® line — at the 2017 SEMA Sho
The Massachusetts and Rhode Island Affiliate of ASA is hosting a meeting in Taunton, Massachusetts on October 25th that will be a local version of the Technology & Telematics Forum 5.0 being presented in Las Vegas on November 2, 2017 during APPEX
BBB Industries announced it will unveil its new “OE Overhaul” brand thematic for the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), to be held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas from October 31 to November 2, 2017.
BBB Industries
Five years after partnering to create a best-in-class diesel education program, WyoTech, Mack Trucks Academy and Volvo Trucks Academy are launching Dealer Connect.
Midas is stepping up in support of the community by donating one meal to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief charity, for each tire installed in its stores through Dec. 31, 2017.*
Mitchell 1 announces the return of the “Thank You Thursdays” Facebook sweepstakes, running now through Nov. 23, 2017. Each week, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $100 gift card, with two winners to be named on Thanksgiving Day
Mitchell 1
KNIPEX Tools introduced its series of Gripping Pliers. The series features Universal, Long-Nose and Welding Gripping Pliers.
Knipex Tools
Ford Motor Company’s Rotunda has approved the Smart Pressure Plus All-in-One Diagnostic Smoke Machine from CPS Automotive.
Ford Rotunda
Delphi Product & Service Solutions will introduce new digital customer experiences and product support resources for the aftermarket at AAPEX 2017 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev., from Oct.31 - Nov. 2
For the first time, AAPEX 2017 will offer daily keynote sessions with an expert lineup of speakers to keep attendees ahead of the curve on the future of the vehicle, buyer and shop.
AAPEX 2017


The Women's Industry Network (WIN) is hosting a 30-minute educational webinar entitled, "Jump in the Tank," on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. EST.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts has a long tradition of honoring the nation’s military members, and CARSTAR Wally’s Auto Body in Des Plaines, Ill., outside of Chicago, continued that recognition this month with a unique tribute to Vietna
AkzoNobel and automotive artist Dave Kindig are set to introduce a new custom color line of automotive paints at the upcoming Specialist Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show taking place October 31 to November 3
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts has a significant presence in the Denver region, and works closely with the leading insurance carriers in the region to provide the highest quality repairs for their insurance customers.
NABC was honored by the American Society of Association Executives with its highest award, the Power of A Summit Award, in recognition of the tremendous impact NABC’s Recycled Rides program has made to change and save thousands of lives across
Come learn about Sherwin-Williams’ premium brands, innovative products, effective business solutions, reliable distribution and technical services this year at SEMA, North Hall, booth number #10639.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
Thirteen technicians and managers at Professionals Auto Body have completed extensive OEM training.
Professionals Auto Body
PCC products deliver outstanding dry times, excellent gloss content and features options that meet Low VOC standards.
Martin Senour Paints
Mitchell has extended Mitchell Parts and signed an integration agreement with OEConnection (OEC).
Mitchell has launched Mitchell WorkCenter Assisted Review, the first integrated workflow solution to leverage artificial intelligence for the estimate review process.

Aftermarket Business

It's possible that someday the vehicle's OBD port might disappear entirely, so all the diagnostic data that technicians currently obtain through the OBD port will only be available through the telematics system.
Aaron Lowe
Lawson Products and its Kent Automotive division offers products and training to collision repair centers, dealership groups, independent body shops and mechanical repair shops.
Epicor is introducing a graphics-based electronic catalog interface designed to help automotive parts providers speed the lookup of all aftermarket or OE components needed for a specific repair.
Kevin Pentecost, information security manager for Standard Motor Products, is the newest member of the Board of Governors for the Technology Council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association.
Omix-ADA’s family of brands includes Rugged Ridge and Alloy USA. The transaction, the terms of which were not disclosed, is expected to close by the end of October.
IDTechEx recently issued a report predicting that mobile robotics in material handling and logistics (including autonomous vehicles) will be a $75-billion market by 2027, and double that by 2038.
In this, the SPARK Initiative’s fourth year, 10 students will attend the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 31 to November 2, 2017.
Multi Parts
Blockchain, one of the technologies that helps enable Bitcoin and other digital or crypto-currencies, is being embraced by logistics companies as a way to improve efficiency and security in the supply chain.
MAM Software announced that Ranshu Inc., an air conditioning parts distributor, has selected MAM Autopart as its go-forward business management solution for its four warehouses.
MAM Software
Palm’s re-appointment comes as a result of a recent restructuring of the executive management team, which combined the executive sales and marketing positions.