Aftermarket Business

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a proposed rule that would require V2V technology in all new light-duty vehicles.
FinishMaster has completed the acquisition of the assets of both Blaise of Color Inc. and Crown Auto Body Supply LLC, two distributors of industrial and automotive paint and supplies located respectively in South Plainfield, N.J., and in Salem, Mass.
Automotive Parts Associates
Automotive Parts Associates (APA) is now accepting applications for its new scholarship program, which is open to sons and daughters of APA shareholders and their employees.
Don Hutchison
Macomb Community College has partnered with automotive industry experts to roll out a comprehensive vehicle design program that couples clay modeling with digital rendering skills.
BBB Industries
Duncan Gillis brings a wide international experience in a number of sectors. He most recently served as CEO of John Crane, a leading supplier of mechanical seals and related components for process industries.
Expert Plus is designed to help program members grow their service business through high-impact consumer and trade promotions, “Preferred Consumer” discounts and other resources.
With many experienced clay modelers nearing retirement, steady hands and a bit of artistic talent – combined with the proper training – can lead to a lucrative career. An auto clay modeler’s annual salary averages $81,474 in the U.S
With the addition of the Oregon facility, FinishMaster is now located in 32 states.
Messe Frankfurt
In addition to the expansion of the international Automechanika brand with new trade fairs in Birmingham, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Messe Frankfurt has also made acquisitions in the automotive sector.
Tenneco is aiming to boost ride control replacement opportunities for automotive service providers while incentivizing consumers to invest in improved vehicle safety and ride performance with its new “Feel the Difference” Guarantee.

Special Reports

Several program distribution groups said that in 2016 the market continued to present challenges due to changes brought about by ongoing industry consolidation. As the competitive landscape continues to change, program groups are looking for new and

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Last week, the Aftermarket Business World team attended the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas from November 3-5. Take a look at some of our photos and top stories below....Read more