Aftermarket Business

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has picked up the issue of tire safety, and its concern could lead to recommendations for regulatory changes affecting tire dealers.
copper brake agreement
The U.S. EPA, the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) and motor vehicle industry associations signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the agency and the motor vehicle industry for the reduction of copper in brake pads.
Megan Hastings
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance promoted Megan C. Hastings to Digital Marketing and Training Manager to address the company’s needs of developing and executing digital marketing programs.
Auto Care Association
The Auto Care Association has launched a new auto care careers website, www.autocarecareers.org, to educate young people about, and attract them to, careers in the auto care industry.
Chris Ralph
CARDONE Industries, the largest privately held remanufacturer of aftermarket auto parts in the world, hired Chris Ralph as Sales Director, OES Sales.
Brake Parts Inc
Brake Parts Inc. LLC (BPI) plans to acquire the assets of OE Quality Friction Inc. (OEQF), headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario.
Cavalcade of Customs
The annual Federated-KOI Auto Parts Cavalcade of Customs and Training Expo, held Jan. 9-11 in Cincinnati, saw an increase in attendance of more than 19 percent from last year’s record crowd.
Northwood University
Tepid. That’s the best word to describe economic growth both in the United States and globally, according to a whitepaper examining the state of the economy by experts at Northwood University.
Greg Meckley
Greg Meckley from Meckley Parts and Service in Melbourne, Iowa has won a 2015 pickup truck of his choice as the first of four Grand Prize Winners in the Alliance’s “Big Game Tailgate Party” Sweepstakes.
Lund International
Lund International Holding Company, a portfolio company of Highlander Partners, L.P., has acquired Bushwacker Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Special Reports

Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association rocked the distribution industry with their announcement Dec. 10, 2014, that they would merge their efforts and resources and form an organization that will be called the Automotive Parts Services