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Sprint Cup racing’s youngest crew chief is now also one if its most celebrated, as Luke Lambert of the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet team clinched Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ $100,000 MOOG Steering and Suspension “Pro
Luke Lambert, Ryan Newman
On Friday, Nov. 14, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) – the light vehicle aftermarket division of Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) – hosted the Vehic
ASA, AASA, MEMA
SAKOR Technologies, Inc., has supplied a belt noise test stand to Ford Motor Company, which the company will use to meet new SAE specifications for belt noise in vehicle Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) applications, as well as other noise testing re
belt noise, belt noise tester, SAKOR Technologies
Upon opening its new world headquarters earlier in 2014, Timken brought under one roof all of its processes from research and development through testing and more. The logistical move along with a focus on advanced product quality process helped Timk
Tschanen Brandyberry
MOTOSHOP Technology Tools announced the addition of Subaru info to MotoLOGIC Repair and Diagnostics, a Web-based tool for automotive technicians.
motoshop, advance auto parts professional
Gabriel (Ride Control, LLC), the originator of the world’s first automotive shock absorber in 1907, continues its relentless drive to answer market demand with over 200 NEW Light Vehicle SKUs for mainstream, light truck, sport, niche and luxury
gabriel, gabriel ride control
WORLDPAC recently announced the addition of OE Detailed Schematic Parts Diagrams now available on speedDIAL, the company’s proprietary electronic catalog and fulfillment ordering software.
worldpac, wordplac detailed schematic
Because Snap-on understands the importance of high quality support to accompany high quality technology products, the company has added a self-help customer care portal to its website. 
snap-on diagnostics, vehicle diagnostics, snap-on software
The Rancho brand – an iconic brand in the off-road industry since 1955 – kicked off its 60th anniversary celebration at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
Rancho brand, Rancho Performance Suspension
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced promotions for two of its employees.
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A new UPS study, “What’s driving the automotive parts online shopper,” uncovers five key characters of the online auto parts shopper.
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists discussed what goes into the body shop specialization process during the 2014 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit.
Society of Collision Repair Specialists
Malo’s Auto Body in Seattle, Wash., will now operate under the Gerber Collision & Glass name, The Body Group announced.
Gerber Collision & Glass
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division is helping shops better understand what is needed to prepare them for efficiently handling aluminum repairs, including standard operating procedures, tools, training and processes.
3M
Central Collision Center, a six-location repair shop business in Chicago, was named the winner of the 2014 Business Champion Award in Training and Development by Corporate, Community and Continuing Education at Moraine Valley Community College.
SCRS presented its first-ever OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit during SEMA, which provided information on developments in repair materials, procedures and equipment and hosted panel discussions featuring insights from manufacturers and shop own
Society of Collision Repair Specialists
BASF’s Automotive Refinish business hosted a fundraiser that raised $3,500 to help support wounded service members through the Wounded Warrior Project.
BASF
Web-Est and Crash-WriteR has finalized an acquisition agreement that will not impact either company’s software offerings, but will combine their operational teams and resources. 
The Collision Repair Education Foundation’s 2014 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant winners have been announced.
Collision Repair Education Foundation
The Independent Glass Association has joined the Society of Collision Repair Specialists with intent to address the critical nature of education, SOPs and technology for the industry to participate in glass repair and replacement services.
Society of Collision Repair Specialists

Aftermarket Business

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. today announced that they welcomed the decision by the stockholders of TRW to approve the acquisition of TRW by ZF.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Magneti Marelli is experiencing continued growth as it moves into use on more vehicles being worked on in today’s independent repair shops.
Tschanen Brandyberry
The percentage of auto repair shop owners and technicians who purchase parts online increased in 2014 from 2013, according to the Aftermarket Business World Online Purchasing Habits studies conducted during the two years.
The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Council of Governors introduced its newest officers and governors following the group’s 2014 Annual Business and Education Conference in Las Vegas.


AWDA, Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association
Auto 7 Inc., supplier of Korean-made, parts for Hyundai and KIA, named RepWorks Marketing the company’s 2014 Manufacturer Representative of the Year.
Auto 7
The Automotive Distribution Network hosted more than 1,100 guests at a reception on the opening night of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) on Nov. 4 at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
Automotive Distribution Network
Standard Motor Products introduces a new Standard brand website built with responsive architecture and a parallax-scrolling design.
Standard Motor Products, Intermotor, SMP
Having more than two million SKUs from more than 400 manufacturers is portrayed by many in the independent aftermarket as a disaster. Besides declaring parts proliferation a mess, the industry has addressed the number of parts like it is some new phe
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Raybestos brand brakes has added 100 new Element3 part numbers to its line of premium quality brake products.
Raybestos, raybestos brakes, Element3
For the first time, attendees used a scanner at AAPEX to select their favorite new products in each of eight categories and entries with the most scans were named as winners. The 2014 New Product Showcase winners are:
AAPEX