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Shop owners were able to learn from their own, as their peers shared real-world success stories from their within their own four walls during the NAPA Expo 2015 in Las Vegas.
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Five trends — vehicles sold, rising age and increased options, enhanced technology and growing competition — are driving future service repair opportunities in North America
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Design Engineering Inc., (DEI), the market leader in performance tuning and acoustic products, is pleased to announce sponsorship of Circle Track’s inaugural 2015 Great American Racing Series (G.A.R.S.)
Justin Alexander, crew chief for Paul Menard and the MOOG® Steering and Suspension-equipped No. 27 Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet SS, became the season’s first repeat winner of MOOG “Problem Solver of the Race”.
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Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI) and Roush Yates Engines are partnering to develop a new Computerized Numerical Controls (CNC) program and to enhance UTI's specialized Power and Performance courses.  
While FDML's Powertrain segment continues to generate solid core organic growth posting share gains across several markets, offsetting impact from near term currency headwinds and ongoing integration issues in the Motorparts segment limit earning
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MOOG® hub assemblies from Federal-Mogul Motorparts are now available with several innovative, application-specific enhancements designed to provide superior durability and performance and trouble-free ABS system function.
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Legislation (A.B. 708) to require manufacturers of designated consumer products, including automotive products, to post ingredients on the product label and online on the manufacturer’s website was approved by the Assembly Business and Professi
Hunter Engineering has launched a completely new public website, redesigned from the ground up to offer a world-class user experience.
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Today, Delphi Product & Service Solutions launched its annual Delphi Dream Shop Sweepstakes in the U.S. and Canada.
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Twelve Keenan Auto Body, Inc. locations have been acquired by ABRA Auto Body & Glass. 
The Women’s Industry Network (WIN®) announced a location change today for the WIN 2015 Educational Conference, “Connect to Cultivate,” May 4-6, 2015.
Women's Industry Network
Increasing technological complexity of  repairing vehicles, benefits of scale and a large  nationwide footprint’s impact on competitive advantage are all valid reasons for growth, but not the primary drivers of consolidation.  &n
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The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced its 2015 Board of Trustees and Executive Committee.
Jeremy Kahrs, Yokohama senior director, discusses the company’s corporate headquarters and distribution center relocation.
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The first edition of Automechanika Chicago, April 24-26, hit the mark by educating more than 2,000 attendees during training sessions.
Automechanika Chicago
WORLDPAC has opened a new regional distribution center in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Sherwin-Wiliiams Automotive Finishes announced the 2014 top 20 OEM color codes needing collision repair in the past year.
I-CAR announced its 2015 International Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
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I-CAR® announced that Jeff Peevy, senior director segment development – Collision Repair & Field Operations, has been recruited to lead the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) as its next president.
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Aftermarket Business

From dancing showgirls and a magician to a retired four-star admiral and former U.S. Navy SEAL, the NAPA Event Store Owner General Session had something for everybody on opening day Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas.
Dan Askey
Parts Central Inc., a member of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, selected MAM Software's Autopart business management software for the automotive aftermarket.
MAM Software
From November 2014 to February 2015 Automotive Parts Associates’ shareholders ran the Win Place Show Promotion at their locations across North America. Last weekend 12 individuals took in the Kentucky Derby weekend in style as winners
Automotive Parts Associates
The National Pronto Association announced its endorsement of BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY, a leader in the development of software solutions powering the independent automotive repair industry.
National Pronto Association
OptiCat LLC, a leading automotive aftermarket supplier data management company, brought together suppliers and distributors from inside the aftermarket industry to discuss the “future of data” as part of its annual OptiCat Users' Meet
Opticat
The Automotive Distribution Network continues to extend its Parts Plus Mexico footprint with the recent addition of Frenos y Embragues de California S.A. de C.V. (FYECSA), based in La Paz, Baja California Sur.
Automotive Distribution Network
Uni-Select Inc. reported its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 and announced the July 31 retirement of President and CEO Richard G. Roy.  
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AutoZone has 5,384 North American company-owned stores, including 402 company-owned stores in Mexico. Advance Auto Parts, which does not have any company owned stores in Mexico, has 5,261 in North America.
Exide Technologies, a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, announced that its plan of reorganization (plan) became effective April 30 and that the company has emerged from Chapter 11 as a newly reorganized company.
Exide Technologies
Members of the auto care industry gathered in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce April 29 to present key metrics to legislators and regulators while drawing attention to ways the industry brings value to the U.S. economy.
Behzad Rassuli