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The ones that stick-out the most are the ridiculous and surreal happenings of everyday life in all things automotive. These are three vignettes of life behind a parts counter and dealing with the public.
ECOBREX® Parts Canada, a subsidiary of Hardex Brakes Corp., a global leader in automotive aftermarket parts with a distribution network in over 50 countries worldwide, announced the opening of another distribution facility in the United States.
A bill that encourages federal fleet managers to consider purchasing remanufactured auto parts got off to a quick start in this Congress as it passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee with no opposition.
Epicor Software
The new Epicor “Service Insights” app for automotive aftermarket sales professionals is available immediately for use on most Apple iOS and Android-based tablet computers and mobile phones.
Parts Authority trade show
The Parts Authority will host a one-night exclusive trade show from 6 to 10 p.m. April 28 at Citi Field in New York. Only attendees who receive a VIP pass from an authorized Parts Authority salesman will be able to attend. 
Genuine Parts Company
Sales for the Automotive Group were flat compared to the prior year and consisted of core automotive growth of approximately 3% and a slight benefit from acquisitions.
Spectra Premium award from AutoZone
AutoZone recognized Spectra Premium Industries with an Extra Miler award during the company's inaugural AutoZone Global Vendor Summit held in Shanghai, China.
Automotive Parts Services Group
Leadership of the Automotive Parts Services Group met April 13-14 in Dallas, prior to the start of the Pronto spring membership meeting, to review and finalize several strategic initiatives. More than 500 Pronto members and suppliers were updated on
NUCAP Industries
David Weichenberg has retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of NUCAP.
SKF
SKF USA Inc. plans to transfer the production of its factory in Hobart, Okla., to other SKF sealing facilities in North America. This move will result in the eventual closure of the Hobart plant within the next two years.

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Automotive techs surveyed in the Aftermarket Business World Technician Attitude Study overwhelmingly agreed that a wide availability of parts is the primary reason they have a preferred supplier.