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Our round table panelists discuss their opinions on the connected car after attending the Consumer Electronics Show early in 2016.
Remarkable Results
Data shows that the sector is facing demands from both growth and the retirement of current technicians. APSCU's third look at the shortage of skills in America explores the skills gap currently facing the automotive industry.
Partnering with Carm Capriotto, a 35-year automotive aftermarket veteran and owner of Remarkable Results Radio Podcast in Buffalo, N.Y, AutoInc. Audio will offer bimonthly, recorded interviews with the most fascinating ASA-member shop owners featured
ASA
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will be adding the Preventive Maintenance and Inspection (PMI) test (Test T8) to the requirements for ASE Master Truck Technicians. 
ASE
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and eMarketing Sherpas announced that the Demand Engine, Review Engine and Digital Lobby systems are now available to all ASA members as a special member benefit.
ASA
Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new series of compact and ergonomic ratchets for the vehicle service industry that delivers exceptional power, durability and user comfort in a large variety of workshop applications. 
Chicago Pneumatic
The new mobile app from iATN® gives its members the opportunity to fully participate in all network discussions from their iPhone or iPad.
iATN
Mitchell 1 will hold this year’s first Shop Management Workshop May 12-14 in San Diego, Calif. at the Hotel Solamar.
Mitchell 1
Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care has reenvisioned and revitalized The Cottman Man as an animated character into “The Cottman Man Educational Video Series.”
While principles of electricity work well in the classroom, the application to reality can sometimes be hard to see. Basic principles of electricity are used in a multitude of diagnostic applications whether you realize it or not.
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Omar Gonzalez won the 2016 Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment, presented by BASF. 
BASF
AudaExplore has signed an agreement to extend its strategic relationship with ABRA Auto Body & Glass.
AudaExplore
Miller Electric Mfg. Co announced the 2016 New Year – New Build Sweepstakes, which will award new welding equipment and gear to 23 winners over a 90-day period. 
Miller Electric
National AutoBody Research (NABR) has launched the New Mexico VRS Labor Rate Survey, sponsored by an anonymous New Mexico collision repairer.
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Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced its annual Associated Products Vendor Awards. 
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
ITW Evercoat announced that Gas Monkey Garage has selected Evercoat products to help them transform ordinary cars into extraordinary rides.
Gas Monkey Garage
Service King Collision Repair Centers will dedicated a 30-second national radio spot during Westwood One's coverage of Super Bowl 50 to its ongoing pledge of providing at least 500 jobs to the half million unemployed veterans across the country.
Service King
Hypertherm is now accepting orders for its Freedom 38 PPA, an all-in-one unit combining plasma, power and air for cutting in areas without access to electricity.
Hypertherm
NABR announced the launch of the Arkansas VRS Labor Rate Survey, sponsored by an anonymous Arkansas collision repairer. The online survey is free for all Arkansas collision repair shops and can be found on the NABR website.
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PDR Mobile Solutions, LLC launches PDR Mobile 'Pro', the next great evolution of the app that's setting the industry standard when it comes to Paintless dent Repair (PDR) estimating and business management.
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Aftermarket Business

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 500 new part numbers to its BWD engine management line, covering domestic and import vehicles.
BWD
Team Penske and Bosch Automotive Aftermarket North America have announced a multi-year extension that will carry on the 24-year relationship between the two companies.
Bosch
Members of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) will attend special joint sessions with aftermarket suppliers during the 2016 Vision Conference presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).
AASA
Spork Marketing, an online marketing consultancy that specializes in auto parts and accessories, released a new guide to provide detailed marketing advice for start-up online auto parts retailers.
Jason Lancaster
There could be major technological changes coming to the automotive industry at large and the aftermarket in particular, according to analysts at Capgemini, which released its predictions for 2016.
This week five hundred shop owners, service technicians, Automotive Parts Associates WDs and suppliers are enjoying some time in Cancun, Mexico as participants in the 2016 Professionals’ Choice SunSplash trip.
Automotive Parts Associates
TRW’s North American (NA) Aftermarket Group announced the appointment of Tim Jung as Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-West region.
TRW
The Quality Parts Coalition said its sole mission is to get this  legislation passed in Congress to protect consumers’ access to competitive replacement parts when repairing their cars after an accident.
Quality Parts Coalition
Michael Shellhart, president of the NextGEN Liquidation Group, which has operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America, answered questions from Aftermarket Business World about this aspect of the aftermarket.
Michael Shellhart
Icahn Enterprises L.P. today announced that it has closed its acquisition of The Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack in an all-cash transaction for $18.50 per share, or approximately $1.03 billion in aggregate equity value.
Pep Boys

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