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A panel of industry press judged the new products displayed in three categories: Most Innovative New Product, Most Service Friendly and Best Use of Technology.
MACS
The amount of mistrust in this industry between the independent service shop and his/her parts distributor has grown over the past ten years.
Specially coated with Grey Fusion 4.0, this innovative new line provides maximum protection from corrosion and comebacks, as well as increases service life.
Raybestos
Vehicle Service Group has been awarded the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Master Agreement for Vehicle Lifts and Garage Associated Equipment, #05316, effective February 10, 2017
VSG
Craig Van Batenburg, CEO of ACDC met with Massachusetts Senator Jamie Eldridge to offer his help to draft a bill that will help technicians, car owners and shops.
ACDC
Meineke Car Care Centers, the leader in automotive maintenance and repair, recognized the top owners and operators in its system at the 2017 Meineke Convention.
Meineke
CRP Automotive, a leading source of OE-quality replacement and service parts, delivers comprehensive applications with its new, comprehensive Rein Automotive Cooling System Program.
CRP Automotive
Snap-on has added its MODIS Edge combination full-function scan tool and scope/graphing meter to its diagnostic calculator feature.
Snap-on
Ford is making a big play for the aftermarket parts market with the launch of its new Omnicraft brand for all makes of vehicles.
“I use it” is the slogan of the advertising campaign being launched by oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY in the USA and Canada.

ABRN

Car-O-Liner announces that Metropolitan Car-O-Liner, the first-ever U.S. distributor of Car-O-Liner products, will be exhibiting at AASP-NJ’s 40th Annual NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show, March 17-19, 2017.
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In the shop, on the pit box, in the hauler, and on the racecar, teams rely on the innovation of 3M to help them work faster, smarter, and better.
3M
Bodyshop Revolution North America Inc., the business renowned for supplying innovative Greentech gas catalytic drying technology, which dries basecoat and clear-coats in less than a couple of minutes, have now established local distribution within th
Bodyshop Revolution
With 25 years of experience as an executive in the automotive aftermarket, Erika Alessandrini, executive coach in Carleton, Mich., knows what it takes to drive change and fuel bottom line growth in the industry.
Erika Alessandrini
Spanesi Americas, a leader in body shop technology is continuing to expand its distribution and customer support across North America.
Spanesi
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) is proud to announce the return of Collision Advice's Mike Anderson to NORTHEAST 2017.
Mike Anderson
BASF presented Andrew Lee, president & CEO of Driven to Cure (DTC), and his father Bruce Lee, chairman, treasurer & secretary of DTC, with a check for $10,000.
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PPG has developed several key advances in its popular array of color software and hardware tools.
PPG
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new T94 Series welding helmets, designed to reduce neck strain and fatigue, while improving operator comfort, visibility and productivity. 
Miller Electric
The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is publicly denouncing auto body repair legislation recently introduced in Maryland that, if passed, will limit consumer choices when having their vehicle repaired.
ABPA

Aftermarket Business

More than 2,680 service technicians, parts store owners and other automotive aftermarket professionals attended the Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Parts Store and Tech Expo in Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 10 to 11.
Auto‐Wares Group of Companies
NHTSA voices some skepticism about whether do-it-yourselfers should be able to buy V2V radios and antennas at retail and install them in their driveways.
The comments to the FMC pointed out that regardless of the reasons behind port delays, demurrage and detention penalties are imposed even though circumstances arise beyond a company’s control.
Auto Care Association
This wave of change toward original equipment manufacturer (OEM) certifications is one of the most positive changes the collision industry has gone through in recent history.
The Group will focus on many key areas during its leadership, member and shareholder sessions, including telematics, information technology, training, national accounts, cataloging and the Co-Man warehouse.
Automotive Parts Services Group
Fourth quarter sales for the Automotive Group were up 2%, including an approximate 1% comparable sales increase.
Genuine Parts Company
Total sales for the fourth quarter increased 2.4% to $2.08 billion, as compared with total sales during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 of $2.03 billion.
Advance Auto Parts
Too many companies are shortchanging their profit potential by incorrectly pricing their products and services. By setting prices relative to what consumers value, not off cost, companies are better positioned to generate windfall profits for the lon
Alan R. Segal
86Borders has developed an online hub called 86enroute that helps small companies use their fleet visibility data to share information with customers about the status of orders, deliveries and drivers in a pull-based framework.
Dan McDonald
Auto Pride introduced two new business service partners in Elite Extra and Sophio Software.
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