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Midas Auto Systems Experts, the 2015 Midas Dealer of the Year, is opening a new Midas location in Ankeny – its seventh Midas franchise in the Des Moines region.
The annual Petty’s Garage Car Show presented by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) will be a free cruise-in event this year. The cruise-in will take place on the historical Petty compound in Level Cross, N.C., on Oct. 1.
MAT Holdings, Inc. announces the launch of the enhanced Bendix brand Stop by Bendix product line.
MAT Holdings
Robert Bosch LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts and systems to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the independent aftermarket, has announced the addition of 10 new and 36 relaunched SKUs in the month of July to its aftermar
Bosch Reman
The MAHLE Original cylinder head gasket set from MAHLE Aftermarket for the Ford 6.0L PowerStroke® engine comes with significantly more components than sets offered by any other aftermaket suppliers or even from the OE dealer.
Mahle Power Stroke
The Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB) is now accepting nominees for the Women of the Year Awards, which include Auto Care Woman of the Year, Female Shop Owner of the Year and Auto Care Woman of Excellence.
Women's Board
Because one “Get Dirty with Kenny” event just isn’t enough, several Federated members have hosted their own “Get Dirty” experiences around the country and the response has been, to say the least, phenomenal, according to
Federated Auto Parts Vaca Valley
Raybestos has extended its Rev Up Your Walls promotion through Aug. 31, 2016, giving customers more time to purchase the popular ’69 Mustang Kit (36-MUSTANGTT), which includes a chance to win the newly restored, one-of-a-kind 1969 Raybesto
Raybestos Mustang Contest
Big O Tires announces the opening of a store in Henderson, Nev.; this is the 21 Big O Tires location in the state. It is owned and operated by franchisee Mark Rhee, and is Mark’s 12th Big O Tires location in Nevada.  
Big O Tires
A unique multi-media campaign set to go live across North America will remind the market that TRW Aftermarket is the one ‘True Original’.


BASF steps up its regional research and development (R&D) activities for automotive coatings at the BASF Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China.
BASF Research Facility
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, along with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, are proud to support the 58 recipients in this year’s 3M Hire Our Heroes awards.
House of Kolor®, a brand of Valspar Automotive, is looking for next year’s Prestigious Painters. The custom coatings brand is accepting submissions through Sept. 1, 2016 for its class of 2017 winners.
House of Kolor Prestigious Painter
A recent 3M survey of body shops found that a large majority of repair technicians are not using any cavity wax to prevent post-repair corrosion, and many that do use it don’t always apply it in critical areas where they should.
Caliber Collision created the Rhythm Restoration food drive as a grassroots effort, spearheaded by Caliber’s 9,000 associates, to rally customers, local business partners, and the general public to donate cash and food for at-risk children.
Caliber Collision
The Texas I-CAR Committees have partnered together to organize the inaugural Johnny Dickerson Golf Memorial Fundraiser that will be held Saturday, October 8 at Firewheel Golf Park in Garland, Texas.
10 CARSTAR stores were recognized by Mitchell as recipients of the 2014 AutocheX Solution Premier Achiever Award.
Brad Mewes discusses how a platform acquisition is  different from a regular acquisition and what a platform acquisition looks like, both physically and financially.
Brad Mewes
Benjamin Falconer of Greeley, Colo. beat out thousands of competitors to receive the recent honor of the Automotive Refinishing Technology High School division’s national Gold Medal for the second year in a row.
Martin Senour Paints
SCRS invites all industry professionals the their Open Board Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9th  from 9:00 - 11:00am in the GOLD KEY III room at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California.

Aftermarket Business

From an aftermarket perspective, this growing Colombian economy offers many opportunities for auto parts manufacturers in both the light-duty and heavy-duty segments. Colombia is the fourth largest economy in South America, behind Brazil, Argentina a
The Automotive Distribution Network continues to expand throughout North America with the recent signing of Toronto, Ontario-based Avenue Motor Works Inc. into membership under the Auto Pride brand.
Dayco announced the opening of its newest sales and technical support offices in Belgrade, Serbia, and Lisbon, Portugal, the latest additions to the company’s growing footprint.
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee (DMTN) broke ground on a 186,528 square foot consolidated warehouse, located on its Maryville, Tenn. campus. The warehouse is due to be complete by October 2017.
ContiTech announced that Applied Mexico and subsidiary RODENSA Mexico have completed a product changeover to ContiTech as a primary supplier in Mexico for industrial hoses, hydraulics, power transmission belts and other products.
Automotive Parts Headquarters, in partnership with almost 50 manufacturers’ representatives, hosted its sixth annual chili cook-off. Donations were matched by both APH and the Bartlett family, pushing this year’s grand total to $112,650.
Automotive Parts Headquarters
Chris Sutton, vice president of U.S. automotive retail at J.D. Power, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about the company's 2016 CSI study, which shows satisfaction rates for recall-related repairs declined this year for the first time in six y
Chris Sutton
Sales for the second quarter were $3.90 billion compared to $3.94 billion for the same period in 2015.  Net income for the second quarter was $191.4 million compared to $195.4 million recorded for the same period in the previous year.
Genuine Parts Company
Automotive Parts Associates (APA) announced that beginning in the fall of 2016 a new scholarship program will be available to sons and daughters of APA shareholders and their employees.
Automotive Parts Associates
Standard Motor Products announced the addition of 213 new part numbers to its BWD engine management line. The release spans 49 product categories and expands coverage to more than 104 million additional vehicles.


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