Motor Age

Ingersoll Rand extends its R-Series line of compressed air solutions to include small rotary compressors with V-Shield technology to reduce leaks and improve reliability.
Hastings Premium Filters will be exhibiting at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas from Nov. 4-6, 2014. Hastings will be located at Booth 6010 in the Sands Expo Center. 
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Dayco Products, LLC, a global engine management technologies supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, today announced it will unveil two new serpentine belt designs during AAPEX.
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East Penn recently launched its new company website at www.dekabatteries.com  The new website clearly represents that East Penn has a “Passion for Power” as the homepage suggests. Featured throughout the
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Standard Motor Products, Inc. announces the launch of an annual subscription package to the popular Standard PTS On-Demand Training Program.
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LUBEGARD introduces LUBEGARD’s Multi-Vehicle Dual Clutch Transmission Fluid designed to provide extreme pressure protection in high performance DCT vehicles.  
A.J. Allmendinger crew chief Brian Burns won the MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award.
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Mitchell 1 is giving a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 16GB tablet to every new ProDemand or ProDemand bundle subscriber who signs a minimum 12-month agreement at AAPEX.
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MOTOSHOP Technology Tools, a product portfolio from Advance Auto Parts, Inc., invites 2014 AAPEX show attendees in Las Vegas to visit the company’s booths to be entered to win the sweepstakes grand prize.
Doug Dugger, the grand prize winner of the Federated Car Care “Pick Your Pickup” Sweepstakes, will have a tough choice to make between a fully restored 1949 Chevy pickup or a new 2015 Chevy Colorado.
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SEMA Show specials from Chief Automotive Technologies, Elektron and Chassis Liner are now available.
Chief Automotive Technologies
PPG Automotive Refinish will make its colorful presence felt at the annual SEMA Show set for Nov. 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 
PPG Automotive Refinish
BASF Automotive Refinish announces its official schedule of events for the upcoming 2014 SEMA Show, held Nov. 4 - Nov. 7 in Las Vegas.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. will demonstrate its breakthrough collision repair estimating solution at SEMA, Nov. 4-7, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev. 
U.S. Chemical & Plastics has expanded its product line with the addition of several new primers, reducers and clearcoats. 
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CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, the only MSO with a qualified aluminum repair consulting and certification-focused program in place to handle repairs on these, will share their expertise on a free webinar for interested independent shop owners.
CARSTAR Auto Repair Experts
The Boyd Group announced the opening of a new Gerber Collision & Glass repair location in Brunswick, Ga. 
Gerber Collision & Glass
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists has orchestrated an opportunity for SEMA Show attendees to win prizes from Car-O-Liner, including the newly launched Aluminum Workstation, during a drawing Friday, Nov. 7 at the SCRS booth #10849.
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GRC-Pirk Management, the consulting firm for NAPA AutoCare’s GreenCare Program, will have an Environmental Engineer available to answer “going green” questions in booth 10627 at SEMA Nov. 4-7.
NITROHEAT, launches a new product range of high performance compressed air filters, dryers and heaters during SEMA.

Aftermarket Business

For the tenth straight year, Tenneco will invest in additional production capacity and expanded application coverage for its line of premium Monroe® Quick-Strut® replacement strut assemblies.
Monroe Quick-Strut
These leaders recognize the industry really has never reached its potential because it has never really controlled the industry’s collective inventory. I think we can safely call this a movement of sorts with the intent to implement the latest
Multi Parts Supply (MPS) named Jeffrey P. Stankard Vice President of Business Development. He joins MPS in its global headquarters in Jupiter, Fla.
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Sears Holdings Corp. will close more than 100 stores and auto centers and cut thousands of jobs in the U.S., according to Reuters and several Internet sites.
Sears Holdings Corp.
Automechanika Chicago, which is designed specifically for automotive collision repair and service shop owners, technicians, distributors, jobbers and more, will feature more than 120 training sessions over the three-day event April 24-26.
Automechanika Chicago
Dayco Products LLC announced the hiring of Thomas Hart as a Senior Vice President of the Dayco Production System. Hart will lead Dayco’s enhancement of lean processes.
Dayco Products
Auto-Wares Group of Companies announced today that it will be acquiring United Automotive Supply Co. of Warren, Mich. The acquisition includes the Warren distribution center and five stores marketed under the Maxi Automotive Supply name. 
Auto-Wares Group of Companies
Many of my friends who run repair shops refuse to work on vehicles older than 10 years. They feel that the average car is not their bread and butter. I see a potential issue with that way of thinking.
Being a good manager will almost definitely disqualify your chances of winning a popularity contest. For that reason, you must understand there is a delicate balancing act that requires tightrope skills for the manager.
Frost & Sullivan’s latest study of North American Class 6-8 truck remanufactured powertrain and safety system components, analyzes engine and transmission control modules, anti-lock brake modules and electronic unit injectors and turbo actu
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