Aftermarket Business

Automotive Parts Services Group meets
The initial focus of the summit was a review of joint activities with immediate benefit to members from both original groups as well as an assessment of progress in several key areas.
Automotive Parts Associates
DENSO is the first recipient of the honor, which APA added this year to its annual vendor awards.
Two high-profile trade agreements are currently in negotiations: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).
Any lowering of allowable emission levels would force cities and counties that suddenly fall into the ozone "non-attainment" category because of tighter restrictions on hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide emissions to improve inspection and main
Centric Parts training
Centric Parts and AP Exhaust Technologies announced that AP’s Executive Chairman Vange Proimos will join the Centric Parts Board of Directors, and Centric President and CEO Dan Lelchuk will join the board of AP.  
AWDA, Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association
Aftermarket icon and mentor John Francis “Jack” Creamer, 84, died March 25 at the Hospice of the Valley Sherman Home following a stroke. His distinguished career spanned more than 51 years.
Integrated Supply Network
Integrated Supply Network (ISN) announced Don Barry would be joining the team as Executive Vice President of ISN USA.
Arnott Air Suspension Products
Arnott Air Suspension Products recently christened a new Engineering/Research and Development center dedicated to developing and producing air suspension products.
Arfa Syed
Arfa Syed, digital and social media manager at the Auto Care Association, spoke to Aftermarket Business World about the use of social media in the aftermarket.
Program groups are merging, independent warehouses are buying each other out, and now manufacturers’ investment groups are buying warehouses, distribution centers and company-owned stores.

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Independent repair shops that use social media to promote their shop’s services overwhelmingly prefer to use Facebook, according to the Aftermarket Business World 2015 Independent Repair Shop survey.