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Bill and Anita Talus recently purchased Gary’s Automotive Service from original owner Gary Medearis. The auto repair shop has been serving the Happy Valley neighborhood for over 30 years. 
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Enerpulse Technologies, makers of Pulstar with PlasmaCore spark plugs, has announced the release of a new and improved website at www.Pulstar.com.
pulstar, pulse plugs, enerpulse
For parents who are no longer the captain of the carpool, Hankook offers a number of driving tips to promote safety and minimize the distractions for school-age drivers.
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The all-new Service Professionals Program at AAPEX will feature customized education sessions, facilitated roundtable discussions, in-booth technical demonstrations and networking events to address what’s keeping shop owners and repair professi
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Tenneco has made it even easier to access the Walker catalytic converter product line by introducing a convenient VIN search feature on www.WalkerExhaust.com.
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The Automotive Service Association (ASA)-PA has announced Capital Direct, a credit card processing company, as a new benefit provider for its members.
Automotive Service Association, ASA
Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet led a race-high 138 laps and crew chief Keith Rodden took home his second MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristo
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Snap-on Software Upgrade 14.2 supercharges the Snap-on family of diagnostic tools for stronger starts and faster finishes, allowing technicians to expand their diagnostic capabilities to fuel efficiency and productivity in the bay.
snap-on diagnostics, vehicle diagnostics, snap-on software
Todd Westerlund, president and CEO of Kukui Corporation, will speak at the 2014 Mudstock Training Summit, slated for Sept. 3-5, 2014 in Adairsville, Ga.
Todd Westerlund, Kukui
The good folks at Continental Automatic Transmissions in Bridgeview, Ill., gave me a heads up if a new style 2014 model year 09G transmission now on the road.

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PPG Automotive Refinish shows its support for Speedway Children’s Charities as it teams with the New Hampshire chapter for its annual Track Walk fundraiser.
PPG Automotive Refinish
I-CAR has launched its all-new instructor led course, Aluminum Panel Repair and Replacement, which provides information on the considerations when making decisions on aluminum panels.
I-CAR
Caliber Collision Centers has opened a new Las Vegas Downtown location with 30,000 square feet of space.
Caliber Collision
The Martin Senour Company announced its fourth quarter training schedule with a variety of hands-on coatings application courses, as well as courses for shop owners and managers looking to increase productivity and profitability.
Martin Senour Paints
Collision industry members are invited to join the Collision Repair Education Foundation during their industry reception during SEMA, which will highlight donors and efforts.
Doug Richman, technical committee chairman of the Aluminum Transportation Group, will speak at the Society of Collision Repair’s OEM Collision Technology Summit during SEMA in Las Vegas.
SEMA Show
Caliber Collision Centers has entered the Florida market with the acquisition of three Universal Auto Body Centers in Orlando and Flagler Collision in Palm Coast.
Caliber Collision
The Boyd Group announced the opening of a new Gerber Collision & Glass Repair Center in Spokane, Wash.
Gerber Collision
Car-O-Liner has hired Dan Trahey as manager of technical training.
Car-O-Liner
The National Auto Body Council is now accepting nominations for seven open board seats to be elected at its upcoming annual meeting Nov. 5.
National Auto Body Council

Aftermarket Business

AutoZone announced Sept 2 it entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Interamerican Motor Corporation (IMC), which operates 17 locations and is the second largest distributor of OE quality import replacement parts in the United States.
AutoZone
The Class of 2014 set a new record in the scholarships awarded through GAAS, University of the Aftermarket (UAF) scholarships and collaborating organizations at the automotivescholarships.com website: 295 awards for a total of $320,050.
Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, GAAS scholarships
Business is good for global component suppliers due to strong growth in regional markets, according to a recent survey of members of the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).
Curtis Draper
With average vehicle age at an all-time high and consumer spending on maintenance growing at a steady pace, times are pretty good for most brakes suppliers in the automotive aftermarket. However, things are even better for those in the
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BMW and joint-venture partner SGL are embarking on a $200-million expansion of their carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) plant in Moses Lake, Wash. The auto industry will turn to CFRP as a material of the future.
The online market for business-to-consumer parts sales is expected to cross the $40 billion mark by 2020, according to Frost & Sullivan research. Here are some key strategic recommendations for creating a robust digital strategy.
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MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.’s Service Solutions division named Terry Taylor head of sales. He will be responsible for all sales for MAHLE Service Solutions, including what was the former MAHLE RTI division.
Terry Taylor
MAM Software is helping Weathers Auto Supply update its technology by implementing Autopart business management software teamed with online e-commerce and cataloging tools.
MAM Software
Eagle Ottawa is the world's largest supplier of automotive leather with annual sales of approximately $1 billion.
Lear Corporation
Motorcar Parts of America announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 2.4 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $26 per share.
Motorcar Parts of America