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The Automotive Service Association of the Midwest (ASA Midwest) recently launched its newly designed website, donated by the leading automotive industry internet marketing agency, Autoshop Solutions.
Autoshop Solutions
HUBB Filters has created a new educational video that demonstrates how its patented reusable and cleanable filter better protects fleet vehicles.
HUBB Filters
Cottman’s web series “Transmission Physician,” featuring a stereotype-busting animated female transmission expert, earned the Gold Award in the 2017 Hermes Creative Awards competition.
Cottman Transmission
During the German home round of Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport in Berlin (June 10/11) Schaeffler and Audi agreed on an extensive cooperation in the development of the powertrain for the next three generations of the Formula E race car.
Schaeffler Group
Rod Reisdorf of Grand Island, NY, can report with some certainty that auto repair is one industry which doesn’t lend itself completely or easily to mobile service.
Robert Bravender
The Auto Care Association is partnering with Texas A&M University’s Professional Association for Industrial Distribution (PAID) to attract college-aged students to work for the auto care industry, as part of its Auto Care Careers program.
Auto Care Association
The reason the DMF is so popular are simple: vehicle manufacturers are constantly striving to meet ever tighter government emissions targets, and to satisfy vehicle driver aspirations for improved refinement of ever more powerful vehicles.
Schaeffler
With another hot summer upon us, Federated will be giving away some very cool t-shirts. Federated T-Shirt Tuesdays is back and five lucky winners will be announced on Facebook every Tuesday through August 29.
Federated Auto Parts
The release spans 24 product categories and expands coverage through the 2017 model year by more than 61 million VIO.
SMP
A new Mobility Park at AAPEX 2017 will feature live demonstrations, giving attendees the opportunity to experience and learn first-hand more about today’s automotive technology.
Mobility Park

ABRN

Any action taken to reduce workplace injuries is positive, and your workers compensation insurance providers will certainly be on board to helping you provide the safest environment possible.
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SAE has formed a Data Link Connector Vehicle Security Committee (SAE J3138) to develop standards for access, as well as best practices and reports to help automakers and third-party providers establish secure methods of utilizing OBD-II port access i
Elise Groenewold says she notices some people are quietly skeptical when she enters the body shop. That is until they see her sanding, welding and painting.
3M
Global Finishing Solutions has partnered with SATA,AkzoNobel and other donors, to provide SkillsUSA with a second professional-grade finishing environment for the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.
SkillsUSA
To begin the process of building consistency between multiple locations, start with identifying and documenting best practices into a written standard operating procedure (SOP).
Dave Luehr
The Martin Senour Company is committed to supporting repair facilities through a range of programs, including educational courses to better equip technicians with the knowledge needed to be effective in the workplace.
Martin Senour Paints
On June 14, ASA board member Bob Wills and Washington, D.C., Representative Bob Redding joined with other automotive industry leaders at the Automobile Industry Tax Reform Listening Session at the White House.
ASA
In Focus Performance Marketing has announced a recent brand evolution, in which the company name has been changed, and a new website launched.
In Focus Performance Marketing
Mitchell is collaborating with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions in North America to deliver the Mitchell Diagnostics system, the first comprehensive diagnostic system designed specifically for the collision repair and automotive claims markets.
Mitchell
PNC Riverarch Capital announced today the acquisition of Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (“PSE”), a leading distributor of automotive, industrial, and architectural coatings in the United States.
PNC Riverarch Capital

Aftermarket Business

A rise in innovative business models and services such as e-retailing, telematics and connected car systems, and e-stores are factors propelling demand and creating value for customers in a price-sensitive market.
Frost & Sullivan
Nominees are now being accepted for the Auto Care Association Impact Award: Four for the Future, which annually honors four aftermarket professionals, aged 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry.
Auto Care Association
Pep Boys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Icahn Automotive Group LLC, has acquired PJ’s Auto & Tire Center in Franklin Square, N.Y., and opened a new Service & Tire Center in Bordentown, N.J.
Icahn Enterprises
Automotive suppliers ZF and HELLA are entering a strategic partnership on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar systems.
ZF
Lumileds, a subsidiary of Royal Philips, offers a line of advanced headlight bulbs for motorcycles, scooters, and powersports vehicles.
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The Penray Companies, a portfolio company of Source Capital, was acquired on June 1, 2017, by PLZ Aeroscience Corporation, a company majority owned by Pritzker Group Private Capital.
Penray
The Rancho “Summer of Savings” mail-in rebate promotion will offer truck and Jeep owners Visa Prepaid cards worth up to $300 until August 31.
Rancho
OptiCat's new Global Aftermarket Research Catalog features product information covering 138 countries, with much of it available in 30 languages. Information in the catalog is made available through suppliers and with the cooperation of TecAllian
Opticat
Bales will be responsible for negotiating, developing, managing and communicating the corporate FCL/LCL logistics requirements as well as LTL and FTL traffic requirements for Centric Parts, Qualis and StopTech.
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Auto Care Association CEO Bill Hanvey briefed 250 top parts suppliers and distributors at the CIIAM conference in Mexico City on the practice of standardizing and unifying product content to lower supply chain costs and contribute to increased sales
Bill Hanvey

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