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Rotary Lift’s patented Shockwave technology is now available on the 12,000 lb. capacity SmartLift inground lift.
Owner Dave Denmon redefined his the business into five key areas: management, technical operations, sales, personnel and marketing.
Robert Bravender
Yokohama Tire Corporation partnered with KaBOOM!, Sullivan Tire Co., the Rockland Park Department, Town of Rockland and Play Areas for Rockland Kids (P.A.R.K.) to build the playground in one day.
Yokohama
MAHLE Service Solutions recently donated an A/C service machine to the automotive technology program at Santa Barbara City College as part of a May 21 heavy duty A/C clinic.
MAHLE
Big O Tires announces the opening of a store in Riverton, Utah bringing the store count to 42 Big O Tires locations in the state.
Autologic Diagnostics announces the celebration of the first anniversary of its Assist solution, the world’s first and only fully integrated, cloud-based diagnostic support system. 
Autologic
MAHLE Service Solutions has added coverage for Mazda and Nissan vehicles for its TechPRO diagnostic scan tool.
MAHLE
Funds support advancing education in skilled trades, active safety and robotics programs, student vehicle teams, learning labs and more.
DENSO
The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) Meet-Up will take place on Thursday, August 11 at the Anaheim Convention Center, from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
NACE | CARS
Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 179 new part numbers to its BWD engine management line. The release expands coverage through the 2016 model year covering more than 67.5 million additional VIO.
BWD parts

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CCC Information Services Inc. (“CCC”) has created an electronic interface between its CCC ONE Repair Workflow shop management software (“CCC ONE”) and Würth’s SIS invoicing and inventory management software.
CCC Information Services
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) hosted its fifth Annual Race Night recently at Pole Position Raceway in Jersey City.
AASP-NJ
This article strives to offer realistic solutions that can be applied in any collision center to foster the growth of new people interested in the collision repair trade.
Steve Trapp
Classic Collision Inc. has added a 18th location in the north Georgia Market with the addition of its new Cumming, Ga.
Classic Collision
Assured Performance announces the appointment of Bob Keith as Senior Director of Compliance & Education. 
Assured Performance
There are significant differences between the quality measurements used by the insurance companies and those used by repairers.
Keith Manich
If you're not utilizing the inherent creativity of those who work on the floor, you're missing out on opportunities that could potentially make significant improvements to the business.
Michael Giarrizzo
The Collision Repair Education Foundation reviews some of the highlights of the first half of 2016 and goals for the rest of the year.
CREF
Designed for new construction, equipment, or a variety of maintenance uses, Industrial Maintenance Coatings DTM Acrylic Enamel can be used directly over a variety of properly prepared substrates while offering an excellent protective coating.
Martin Senour Paints
Mitchell International annually reserves the AutoChex Premier Achiever Awards for elite performing body shops across the U.S. based on consumer feedback from more than 7,500 repair centers.
Service King

Aftermarket Business

Now through August 30, Federated Auto Parts fans will have a chance to win a limited edition retro t-shirt. To enter, go to Federated on Facebook and click on the T-Shirt Tuesdays tab.
Federated Auto Parts
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance announced that John Carlson (JC) Washbish, the son of Alliance President John R. Washbish, was hired to round out its marketing team.
J.C. Washbish
Auto service and repair shop owners and technicians are using their tablets and smart phones for work more this year than last year, according to the 2016 Aftermarket Business World Online Purchasing Habits study.
The scholarship in the distribution category was awarded to Shawn Senior, inventory control manager at Eastern Warehouse Distributors, Inc. in Langhorne, Pa., a member of the Alliance.
Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance
A major responsibility for Michael Staruch will be leading the aftermarket sales strategy development efforts for the MAHLE Aftermarket gasket offering – soon to be under the MAHLE Original brand for the first time – into targeted markets
Michael Staruch
Timeliness, completeness and consistency may all sound like soft terms that have little to do with gigabytes of content. But they are what separate the best catalogs from the rest.
Scott Luckett
Genuine Parts Company has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Auto-Camping, Ltd. and select assets within the Janitorial and Sanitation ("Jan/San") business of Rochester Midland Corporation.
Genuine Parts Company
Advance Auto Parts announced the opening of three Super Hub stores serving the Atlanta area that will ensure more high-quality parts are available to commercial repair shops more frequently, the company said.
Advance Auto Parts
We’re in the midst of a second catalog revolution, one that once again will separate businesses committed to strong growth from those that are at risk of losing touch with the changing needs of today’s aftermarket customers.
Scott Thompson, Epicor
The sweepstakes began on June 1, 2016 and runs through July 31, 2016. People can register once per week for a chance to win a Grand Prize, Five First Prizes, Ten Second Prizes as well as one of 50 weekly prizes awarded every Monday during the sweepst
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