Motor Age

Greater Philadelphia vehicle maintenance software development company BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY has been nominated for the Jobs Now Best Places to Work 2015 contest.
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Permatex, an innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has developed a new instructional video for its innovative “PowerBead” Applicator Nozzle, in order to show customers how to use it properly. 
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Vehicle owners can save up to $30 on brake jobs this spring by choosing Wagner ThermoQuiet premium brake pads.
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Joey Lagano won his first ever Daytona 500 in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion on Feb. 22, or 2.22 if using shorthand. To help mark the occasion, Pennzoil is donating $22,222 to the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA).
Bartec USA announces the release of the next tool software update for its range of TPMS tools. Owners of Bartec TPMS tools already know the value of the continuous improvement consistently delivered to their tools, and release 52 is no different. &nb
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Tenneco has released a new Monroe® ride control master catalog (No. M-1114) featuring more than 330 additional parts offering combined coverage of millions of late-model domestic and foreign nameplate vehicles.
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Raybestos Powertrain announces the company’s newest racing sponsorship: the Raybestos Powertrain/Loshak Racing Ford Mustang TA2. 
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The Mitchell 1 “Shift Into High Gear” sweepstakes, running now through March 17, 2015 will award one winner an all-expense paid trip to attend this year’s first shop management training workshop in Scottsdale, Ariz., April 30 - May
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FRAM, a U.S. oil filter brand, recently announced the rollout of the FRAM Pro Series product line, a set of oil, air and cabin air filters designed specifically for use by professional installers.
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Federated Auto Parts has joined the ASE Industry Education Alliance, a group of organizations under the ASE umbrella with the mission to connect motivated technicians with the best training and certification programs in order to ensure a qualified au
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Team PRP defends aftermarket and recycled automotive parts after a report on alleged steering of customers by insurance companies on Anderson Cooper 360 showed them in a negative light. 
Team PRP
Chief University introduces Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology, a one-day class covering aluminum forming methods and metal characteristics, damage analysis, repair decisions and techniques for working with aluminum vehicle components.
Chief University
As modern technicians, we already need to know how computers work in order to diagnose networking issues, but tomorrow’s technicians will need to understand computers at a whole new level of wireless communication.
Pete Rudloff
The Martin Senour Company announced its 2014 second quarter training schedule, with courses running from April 1-June 30, 2015.
Martin Senour Paints
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey has teamed with National AutoBody Research to sponsor the VRS Ray Gunder Real-Time Labor Rate Survey in New Jersey.
Consolidators need independent shops to help surpass the coveted $1 billion mark in sales, but they are afraid of independents because they lack experience.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced its latest second quarter 2015 collision repair industry courses and training sites that will be available from April 1 through June 30.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced its annual Associated Products Vendor Award winners.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
AudaExplore has iintroduced GoTime Driver, a driver-focused mobile solution that streamlines the claims experience on the go.
Five panelists and a moderator will address “Validation of Collision Repair Workmanship: What should OEMs consider? What do shops hope to avoid?” at the NASTF Spring 2015 meeting in Secaucus, NJ.

Aftermarket Business

The Executive Committee of the Aftermarket Foundation has hired Joel Ayres, an industry veteran of more than 30 years and most recently Vice President of Sales and Marketing with TAKIT Inc. of Medford, Ore. 
Joel Ayres
TRW announced the appointment of Matthew Lundh as Business Development Manager, TRW Automotive Aftermarket, North America.
Matthew Lundh
Brake Parts Inc (BPI) promoted Barry Jondahl to chief information officer.  
Barry Jondahl
The Automotive Distribution Network continues to grow the Parts Plus Mexico brand with the recent signing of Refacciones Agricolas Friessen S.A. de C.V. (RAFISA) into membership.
Automotive Distribution Network
The Auto Care Association, in partnership with its Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) segment, has launched a new Auto Care Internship Scholarship fund to provide financial support for students pursuing internships ac
Auto Care Association
Bosch Automotive Aftermarket North America said it will donate $1,000 to charity each time one of its sponsored teams scores a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win during the 2015 season.
Bosch Automotive Aftermarket
Automotive Parts Associates will host its 34th Annual Conference, “Shifting Into High Gear,” March 18 to 20, 2015 at the Hyatt Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
Automotive Parts Associates
Integrated Supply Network (ISN) has added a spring regional show that will take place March 21, 2015 in Phoenix at the ISN Phoenix Training & Conference Center. 
Integrated Supply Network
In view of the current political situation in the Ukraine, the première of Automechanika Kiev planned for June 9 to 11, 2015 has been cancelled.
Marc Brazeau, who was the President and Chief Executive Officer of AIA Canada, will join Uni-Select Canada in the newly created position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the parts distribution activities.