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Clean diesel cars were included among the five finalist positions for 2015 “Green Car of the Year” award with the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel car and the Volkswagen Golf.
As of Oct. 11, the number of independent repair garage owners and managers registered for the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) – made up of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and the SEMA Show – was
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Schaeffler Group USA Inc. will hold a news conference during AAPEX 2014 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas to announce its new full line of bearings and seals through its FAG brand for the North American aftermarket.
Dates for the next Tire Leadership 21 education program have been announced by Northwood University and the Center for Tire & Service Education (CTSE). 
Northwood University, University of the Aftermarket
Trico Products Corporation recently announced that four new parts numbers have been added to the TRICO Force product line. The premium high-performance beam blade now offers the 25-251, 25-281, 25-290 and 25-291 parts numbers for a total of 16 S
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Cindy and Bob Cowie had each spent nearly 20 years working hard at their jobs. But 18 years ago, they both decided if they were going to work so hard, they may as well do it for themselves.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), will host the Vehicle Safety Inspection and Ma
ASA, AASA, MEMA
As a way to show appreciation for auto service professionals who work hard every day to keep America driving down on road, Mitchell 1 announces the “Thank You Thursdays” Facebook sweepstakes, running now through Nov. 27, 2014.&n
Mitchell 1
Snap-on has added free VERUS PRO Training Solutions videos to its website.
snap-on diagnostics, vehicle diagnostics, snap-on software
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announces Mitchell 1 as its newest corporate member.
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Keeping the focus on improving the customer experience was the main takeaway from insurance executives at AudaExplore’s annual Total Loss Summit on Sept. 24 in Boston.
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Axalta Coating Systems will highlight the need for speed at the annual SEMA tradeshow by featuring it brilliant colors and fast-drying coatings.
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Christopher Toomey, Senior Vice President of Regional Procurement for BASF in North America will assume responsibility for the BASF Coatings business in North America.
BASF
Pro-Spray Automotive Finishes is teaming up with The Custom Shop to display the 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster known as “Copper Topless” at its SEMA booth #11253.
Pro-Spray
CCC Information Services has donated $30,000 in scholarships and grants to the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
CCC Information Services
Motor Guard has expanded its line of Super-Rigid Big Block models for fast and aggressive blocking of aluminum or steel.
Motor Guard
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts has been named No. 112 on the Franchise Tiimes annual Top 200 ranking of the largest US franchises.
CARSTAR Auto Repair Experts
CARSTAR Hall’s Collision Center in Louisville, Ky., has joined the CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts MSO network. 
CARSTAR Auto Repair Experts
Metropolitan Car-O-Liner, the first US distributor of the company’s products, has relocated and expanded its facility in New Jersey.
The Big 4 MSOs combined have fewer than 1,000 shops, leaving 30,000-plus shops that might want to grow their business or exit smart.
Collision Repairer Executive Symposium

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Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology will make its debut in the GM product line as early as 2017.
Joe Swaim, senior business application consultant at International Business Systems, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about the supply chain technology needs of small and mid-sized distributors.
Joe Swaim
The Executive Committee of the Aftermarket Foundation announced that, in order to meet growing needs within the automotive aftermarket industry, it is commencing a hiring search for a full-time Executive Director.
Aftermarket Foundation
Donaldson Company was awarded a 2014 Supplier Award by Volvo Group Purchasing in the category Aftermarket Excellence.
Donaldson Company
Leaving Major League baseball behind and armed with a mathematics degree from Texas A&M University, Camilli scored in the aftermarket by inventing the Pulstar spark plug and establishing Enerpulse Inc.
Lou Camilli, Enerpulse
A series of new regulations limiting the copper content of brake components – including a provision that took effect at the beginning of this year – do not put a stop to selling and installing industry products already on the marketplace.
The annual Automotive Supply Associates (ASA)/Sanel Auto Parts golf outing donated proceeds from the event to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in memory of George Segal, chairman of ASA/Sanel, who passed away in August.
University of the Aftermarket Foundation
Philips Automotive North America appointed Russell Stebbins Director, Automotive Aftermarket. 
Russell Stebbins
Brian Drews, parts manager at DeNooyer Chevrolet in Kalamazoo, Mich., spoke to Aftermarket Business World about the challenges presented by the high number of recalls announced by GM this year.
Brian Drews, DeNooyer Chevrolet
The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) 2014 Mobile App includes new content and many features to help attendees get ready for the event when on the go and easily navigate the show floor while at AAPEX.
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