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High tech digital menu boards will be installed throughout the Meineke Car Care system, which includes nearly 1,000 locations in 48 states and five countries.
meineke
Walker’s coverage of Mass Air Flow Sensors for US applications includes 131 part numbers covering most makes and models from 1984 to 2014.
walker products, walker exhaust, MAF sensors
Ryan Newman was one of the final two drivers to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but he, crew chief Luke Lambert and the No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet advanced to the Contender Round after delivering a solid eighth-place finish in the AAA 4
moog, steering and suspension, problem solver
During the WorldSkills General Assembly in Lucerne, Switzerland, Skills/Compétences Canada in conjunction with SkillsUSA were granted the hosting rights of the 2016 event.
skillsusa, worldskills
As part of its new brand identity initiative, ATP Automotive has introduced new packaging for its popular transmission filter kits.
ATP Transmission, ATP Transmission filter kit
Federated Auto Parts and Ken Schrader Racing have teamed up again this year in the battle against breast cancer. In its annual PINK campaign, the team is selling pink ribbons that will be placed on the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts car.
federated, federated auto parts
Gebbie began using the time-saving tire registration feature on Bolt On Technology’s Report Pro and with the push of a button, fields auto-populate, easing the entry of information and keeping him from having to remember which Web sites he need
bolt on technology
Delphi Product & Service Solutions announces 12 new ignition coils cover over 2.9 million vehicles including BMW, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Subaru applications.
delphi, delphi ignition coils, ignition coils
The U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance recently held a hearing titled, “Oversight of and Policy Considerations for the National Highway Traffic
asa, automotive service association
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) will soon initiate an update of its 1990 study, “NHTSA Should Resume its Support of State Periodic Inspection Programs,” at the request of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), thanks to the advocacy ef
mema

ABRN

The Automotive Lift Institute has partnered with the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services of Toronto to help close a critical gap in safety education for the operators of vehicle lifts in Ontario.
Automotive Lift Institute
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists has named the Auto Body Association of Texas, a brand new association dedicated to leveling the playing field for collision repairers across the state, as its newest member.
Society of Collision Repair Specialists
ABRN announced Mayfield Collision Centers in South Euclid, Ohio, as the winner of its 2014 Top Shops Contest, and recognizes 9 other shops.
Auto Body Repair News
With each change in the collision repair market, there is the prediction of declines in the number of shops. If these predictions come to fruition, will they look as expected? 
AutoBody-Review.com has partnered with VeriFacts Automotive to post the VeriFacts body shop certification standings in real time.
VeriFacts Automotive
The Hertz Corporation has donated $30,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation to assist the organization’s efforts to support high school and college programs, instructors and students.
Collision Repair Education Foundation
The National Auto Body Council has extended its deadline for nominations for its two industry awards, the Award of Distinction and the Body Shop Image Award, to Friday, Oct. 3.
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I-CAR has two new courses available to refinish technicians: Refinish Materials and Application blending and Color Theory, Mixing Toners and Tinting.
I-CAR
SEMA has named the 61 individuals who have received Memorial Scholarship or Loan Forgiveness awards.
SEMA
Service King Collision Repair Centers has reached an agreement to acquire Car West Auto Body, a six-location MSO in Northern California. 
Service King

Aftermarket Business

Magneti Marelli Holding USA announced that its exhaust system manufacturing plant located in Independence Township, Mich., near Clarkston, celebrated its official opening.
Magneti Marelli
Centric Parts appointed Paul Stewart to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Centric Parts
MAM Software announced the latest group of brands to join the lineup available through their Autocat+ web-enabled catalog bringing the total brands available to 325. 
MAM Software
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed prohibiting the use of HFC-134a in motor vehicle air conditioners in 2021 and in some retail automotive products starting in January 2016.
The next free AAPEXedu webinar, “A Checklist for Attending AAPEX 2014,” will help attendees get the most out of AAPEX by following two important checklists. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m., EST.
AAPEX
When the bottom fell out of the new vehicle sales market in 2009, the low sales volume was a dark cloud brewing on the horizon. It was just a matter of time before those vehicles would enter the automotive aftermarket sweet spot.
The Automotive Distribution Network’s recent fall membership meeting in Boston attracted record attendance, including several manufacturer partners and executives from warehouse distributors representing various brands.
Automotive Distribution Network
The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack announced the resignation of President & CEO and Director Mike Odell. Director John Sweetwood was named interim CEO, effective immediately.
Pep Boys
Michael Cardone Jr., owner and chief strategy officer, CARDONE Industries, was presented the Triangle Award, the highest honor awarded by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).
MEMA
I know it sounds like I’m “telling a tale out of school” or breaking ranks, so to speak. I just find both functions, a board of directors/advisory council meeting and a golf scramble, have a lot in common. 
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