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Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial, automotive, and heavy-duty aftermarket products, has announced the addition of 255 new part numbers to its Original Equipment (OE) quality automotive products line.
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On May 24, the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 2055. This legislation attempts to regulate the generation, collection, analysis, dissemination and sharing of connected-car vehicle data. ASA opposes S.B. 2055.
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Bob Greenwood, President and CEO of Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre Ltd., is very pleased to announce that Tirecraft Auto & Exhaust of 1116th Ave Edmonton Alberta has won the prestigious BEST of the BEST Award for 2015.
Mickey Thompson-sponsored Pro Mod racer and long-time Team M/T member, Bill Glidden (2015 NHRA Summernationals Pro Mod champion), is set to compete in the upcoming NHRA Summernationals driving the Precision Turbo & Engine (PTE) 2014 Pro Mod Chevr
Mickey Thompson Pro Mod
As the official shirt partner of Chelsea FC, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) wants to give away a trip to the ultimate Chelsea FC fan.
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VIPAR Heavy Duty announced that its TruckForce Service Center program now offers expanded tools, resources and services to support the success of independent service centers.
Transmaxx, LLC, an automotive transmission parts distributor headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, announced the opening of a new distribution branch in Detroit, Mich.
More than 300 guests, including employees, government officials, representatives of the North American auto industry and other VIPs, attended a celebration on May 20 of the 100th anniversary of Tenneco's (NYSE:TEN) iconic Monroe Shocks and Struts
Monroe
Family Service Day announces a new partnership with industry-leader Jasper Engines & Transmissions (JASPER), a remanufacturer of a diverse line of drivetrain components located in Jasper, Ind.
Valvoline Instant Oil Change became the first quick lube provider that’s teaming up with Carfax to help customers stay informed about open manufacturer recalls on their vehicle.
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Globaljig Presented by Chief introduces the small but mighty Koala bench.
Chief
CREF has announced six additional career fairs during the upcoming fall school semester.
CREF
New territory includes the state of Delaware and Maryland's DELMAR peninsula
Car-O-Liner
Each year, the WIN Cornerstone Award recognizes the efforts of a board member whose actions and unique contributions demonstrate their commitment to the WIN mission and vision, and set an example for others to follow.
WIN
During the WIN Board of Directors Annual Meeting held during the recent Educational Conference in Tampa, Florida, the Board of Directors elected the 2016-2017 Executive Committee.
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The Collision Repair Education Foundation and 3M are proud to announce the 58 winners for the first round of this year’s 3M Hire Our Heroes awards.
CREF
With new area developers in Colorado, South Carolina and Utah, new franchisees across the United States, an area manager in New Jersey and an international partnership in Colombia South America, Colors on Parade is growing by leaps and bounds.
Colors on Parade
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is adding to its list of great collision repair shops in the Keystone State with the addition of CARSTAR AW Golden.
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New Hampshire Senate Bill (SB) 436 requires an insurer to disclose whether or not an estimate has been prepared based on the use of aftermarket parts.
ASA
Nearly 7 out of 10 shops say they need to ‘denib’ or ‘finish sand and buff’ at least three-quarters of the vehicles they paint, yet nearly one-third of shops believe that the top eight insurers "never" pay for the ex
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The U.S. Commerce Department  released 19 Top Markets Reports, including one on auto parts, to provide U.S. exporters with the latest sector-specific export opportunities. Each report combines the latest data, historical trends, current challeng
Poland is a hard place to figure out for aftermarket manufacturing executives. That’s because if you took many different strategies for selling in Poland and throw them against the wall, almost all of them would stick.
BBB Industries was awarded the 2015 Logistics Vendor of the Year Award at the Bond Auto Parts Leadership Expo.
BBB Industries
Auto-Wares Group of Companies will be expanding its network of company owned store locations. Parts Hut will be joining Auto-Wares group of stores to expand its distribution network in Wisconsin.
Auto-Wares
Terry Heffelfinger, vice president of engineering, product development, quality and R&D will retire from Brake Parts Inc (BPI) as of June 30, 2016.
Terry Heffelfinger
The new OSHA standard goes into effect on June 23, 2018 and establishes a new permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica that is half the old standard. This new PEL will  affect a broad range of auto parts manufacturers,
Consumer complaints about vehicle software have been growing steadily over the past several years, and 2016 is already on pace with the record-setting level of 2015, according to data collected by J.D. Power through its SafetyIQ program.
J.D. Power
AutoZone Inc. reported net sales of $2.6 billion for its third quarter (12 weeks) ended May 7, 2016, an increase of 4.0% from the third quarter of fiscal 2015 (12 weeks). Domestic same store sales, or sales for stores open at least one year, increase
AutoZone
Standard Motor Products has signed an agreement to acquire General Cable Corporation’s automotive ignition wire business in North America as well as a subsidiary in Mexico for approximately $71 million.
Standard Motor Products
Chuck Franklin of Chuck & Meredy’s Auto Service in Big Rapids, Mich., a customer of Alliance shareholder Auto-Wares, won the coin toss and the $50,000 to purchase a car in the Mecum Auction.
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