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Auto Physicians, Inc thrives with continuous training, updated equipment and impactful marketing strategies.
Robert Bravender
A panel of industry press judged the new products displayed in three categories: Most Innovative New Product, Most Service Friendly and Best Use of Technology.
MACS
The amount of mistrust in this industry between the independent service shop and his/her parts distributor has grown over the past ten years.
Vehicle Service Group has been awarded the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Master Agreement for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Associated Equipment, #05316, effective February 10, 2017
VSG
Specially coated with Grey Fusion 4.0, this innovative new line provides maximum protection from corrosion and comebacks, as well as increases service life.
Raybestos
Craig Van Batenburg, CEO of ACDC met with Massachusetts Senator Jamie Eldridge to offer his help to draft a bill that will help technicians, car owners and shops.
ACDC
CRP Automotive, a leading source of OE-quality replacement and service parts, delivers comprehensive applications with its new, comprehensive Rein Automotive Cooling System Program.
CRP Automotive
Meineke Car Care Centers, the leader in automotive maintenance and repair, recognized the top owners and operators in its system at the 2017 Meineke Convention.
Meineke
Ford is making a big play for the aftermarket parts market with the launch of its new Omnicraft brand for all makes of vehicles.
From flexible ownership to automation to transparency in manufacturing practices, consumer trends are driving this industry.
Scott McLaren

ABRN

CARSTAR Action in Cleveland recently underwent a large expansion project to increase its service to the town of Euclid and surrounding communities.
CARSTAR
Arkansas Senate Bill (SB) 291 would repeal the requirement for the use of aftermarket crash parts in repair of a vehicle that is still under the manufacturer’s warranty without the vehicle owner’s written consent.
ASA
On location, the DEMO unit expands into different live workstations, including body repair solutions, adhesives, coatings & sealers, paint prep, painting and paint finishing.
3M
Car-O-Liner announces that Metropolitan Car-O-Liner, the first-ever U.S. distributor of Car-O-Liner products, will be exhibiting at AASP-NJ’s 40th Annual NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show, March 17-19, 2017.
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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) is proud to announce the return of Collision Advice's Mike Anderson to NORTHEAST 2017.
Mike Anderson
With 25 years of experience as an executive in the automotive aftermarket, Erika Alessandrini, executive coach in Carleton, Mich., knows what it takes to drive change and fuel bottom line growth in the industry.
Erika Alessandrini
Bodyshop Revolution North America Inc., the business renowned for supplying innovative Greentech gas catalytic drying technology, which dries basecoat and clear-coats in less than a couple of minutes, have now established local distribution within th
Bodyshop Revolution
In the shop, on the pit box, in the hauler, and on the racecar, teams rely on the innovation of 3M to help them work faster, smarter, and better.
3M
Spanesi Americas, a leader in body shop technology is continuing to expand its distribution and customer support across North America.
Spanesi
PPG has developed several key advances in its popular array of color software and hardware tools.
PPG

Aftermarket Business

Gates Corporation announced the release of 221 new part numbers across several categories of its original equipment (OE) automotive aftermarket products.
Gates Corporation
Before any executive takes the time to read a proposal for a major investment that relies on perfect data, they should ask their chief data officer, “what’s the quality of our data?”
Scott Luckett
Fisher Auto Parts and the University of the Aftermarket Foundation will award 12 scholarships to the children or employees of Federated Car Care customers of any Federated Auto Parts member.
Federated Auto Parts
More than 2,680 service technicians, parts store owners and other automotive aftermarket professionals attended the Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Parts Store and Tech Expo in Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 10 to 11.
Auto‐Wares Group of Companies
NHTSA voices some skepticism about whether do-it-yourselfers should be able to buy V2V radios and antennas at retail and install them in their driveways.
The comments to the FMC pointed out that regardless of the reasons behind port delays, demurrage and detention penalties are imposed even though circumstances arise beyond a company’s control.
Auto Care Association
This wave of change toward original equipment manufacturer (OEM) certifications is one of the most positive changes the collision industry has gone through in recent history.
Fourth quarter sales for the Automotive Group were up 2%, including an approximate 1% comparable sales increase.
Genuine Parts Company
The Group will focus on many key areas during its leadership, member and shareholder sessions, including telematics, information technology, training, national accounts, cataloging and the Co-Man warehouse.
Automotive Parts Services Group
86Borders has developed an online hub called 86enroute that helps small companies use their fleet visibility data to share information with customers about the status of orders, deliveries and drivers in a pull-based framework.
Dan McDonald

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