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Women in Auto Care and the Automotive Industries Association of Canada announced registration is open for the 2019 Women's Leadership Conference.
Roush Yates Engines announced today it has reached a five-year partnership extension with long-time partner Cometic Gasket, Inc.
To meet the growing demands regarding oil management in electric vehicles with an oil-cooled powertrain, MAHLE has developed a new oil management module.
MAHLE
TBC Corporation, one of North America’s largest marketers of automotive replacement tires, is once again expanding its footprint via the organization’s company-owned retail brands, NTB and Tire Kingdom.
TBC Corporation
Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Company (St. Joseph, Missouri) will serve as chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors effective May 22 following the retirement of Jerry Lentz of Challenger Lifts (Louisville, Kentucky).
ALI
Wheat Ridge, CO (May 21, 2019) — The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) proudly announces the addition of Sheri Hamilton, Executive Director of the Midwest Auto Care Alliance, to the Education Team (EDU). Hamilton coordinates VISION
Podium, the leading interaction management platform for local businesses, announced the addition of Teamchat to its existing suite of interaction management tools.
Gates, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, now offers its customers one of the most comprehensive range of modular hoses in the aftermarket industry.
Gates
After an exhilarating week exploring Central Florida and mingling with princesses, action heroes, wizards, dolphins, and others, more than 250 guests have returned home from the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Orlando Experience sweepstakes.
Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper
From May 21 to 23, MAHLE will appear at Stand 8438 in Hall 8 of Automotive Testing Expo 2019 in Stuttgart, where it will present itself as an agile heavyweight in the field of vehicle diagnostics.
MAHLE

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American Honda has updated its position statement for all vehicles involved in a collision and the minimum diagnostic scans, inspections, and/or calibrations required for proper repair.
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BASF plans to build an engineering plastics compounding plant and a thermoplastic polyurethane plant at the company’s proposed integrated chemical production site in Zhanjiang, China.
BASF
Thermal Dynamics, an ESAB brand, announced that its Cutmaster 58 handheld air plasma cutting system, a reintroduction of the Cutmaster 52, is now available and has been upgraded to include the industry-leading SL60 QD 1Torch as standard.
Thermal Dynamics
Only nine collision repair facilities out of 4,900 Nationwide On Your Side Repair Network locations received the award.
CARSTAR
Claim Genius recently joined CIECA as a corporate member.
CIECA
OEConnection LLC (OEC) will lead a discussion on “How OEMs, Dealers and Shops Can Protect Themselves Against The Onslaught Of Aftermarket Collision Parts” at the Automotive News Europe Congress on 22 May.
OEC
Registration for the 18th Annual Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) Golf Fundraiser, co-hosted by the automotive refinish business unit of PPG, is selling out fast.
CREF
Maaco believes in the importance of training, and has worked to make it an integral part of the franchise’s culture.
Maaco
The proactive resale strategy will launch the brand into a new era, creating a stronger presence to support the company’s mission of restoring the safety and appearance of millions of vehicles as America’s #1 body shop.
Maaco
Women’s Industry Network (WIN) presents the Cornerstone Award each year to deserving WIN board members. The winner’s actions and contributions demonstrate the outstanding commitment to WIN’s mission and vision.
WIN

Aftermarket Business

The automotive aftermarket is forecasted to register its name in the billion-dollar fraternity down the line of six years, by exceeding a revenue of $1.42 billion by 2024 with a projected CAGR of 5 percent over 2018-2024.
Global Market Insight
Every major technological shift reflects a quantum leap in automotive manufacturing which is the first to adopt new technology trends followed by other manufacturing sectors.
Automotive Engineering Show
The sixth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) opens from May 23-25 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center in China.
The Latin American passenger vehicle (PV) market is expected to achieve unit shipment of approximately 5.72 million units in 2019, growing at 4.3 percent year over year.
The Auto Care Association today released the second edition of its research report on the Mexican aftermarket, titled 2019 Mexico Market Report: An Assessment of Mexico’s Light Passenger Vehicle Aftermarket.    
Auto Care Association
Cloyes Gear and Products recently celebrated 15 years of successful operations at its 20,000-square-foot Aguascalientes, Mexico distribution center, and concurrently celebrated all 15 years without a single lost time incident.
Cloyes
As part of the organization’s continued efforts to ensure a consumer’s right to access their car data, Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of Auto Care Association, penned an op-ed exploring the significant issues surrounding data collection a
Auto Care Association
East Penn Manufacturing Co. is pleased to announce a new online application guide tool on DriveDuracell.com to help users find the right automotive Duracell battery that’s right for their vehicle.
DriveDuracell.com
Twenty-four winners traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana for an all expenses paid supercar car racing experience courtesy of Automotive Distribution Network's 2019 Repair America promotion.
The Network
Keith Thompson is a senior software architect at Epicor Software. He spoke to Aftermarket Business World about inventory management technology.
Keith Thompson