Motor Age

Mitchell 1 announces Ben Johnson, director of product management, and Marcus Mackell, market manager for the SocialCRM marketing service, will each present an educational session during the Elite Worldwide, Inc. Pro Service Leadership Conference, on
Mitchell 1
ZF Aftermarket announces dates for the first half of the 2019 technical training webinar schedule. Hosted by the ZF Technical Training team, all webinars are ASE certified.
The educational television show Tech Garage is returning for season 5 beginning Jan. 5, 2019, on Motor Trend network, formerly Velocity.
Tech Garage
The new database is available now to tool owners who upgraded to software version 3.5 in mid-December.
Dayco, an exhibitor at the PRI trade show, was a proud recipient of the 2019 PRI Global Media Award for their RPX Race Series belt. One of the newest additions to the Dayco Racing line.
The 59th annual KOI Auto Parts-Federated Cavalcade of Customs, scheduled for Jan. 11-13 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, will also feature one of the nation’s best custom car shows.
Federated Auto Parts
Long-time MOTOR customer Applied Computer Resources (ACR) has developed a new shop management tool, Bay-masteR Tech.
Instructor and Master Technician Jimmy Brigance, of Stigler, Okla., was named the 2018 Motor Age Training/ASE Master Automobile + L1 Technician of the Year.
Jimmy Brigance
It’s time to introduce your customers to absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries. These advanced lead acid batteries feature an absorbent glass mat separator, which helps this type of product offer better performance than other lead acid batteries.
Jason Searl
The new Pentospeed motor oils deliver cutting-edge OEM technology and fulfill the need for technically advanced, high performing formulations.


The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is facilitating a student safety kit donation program between collision repair businesses and high school and college collision repair programs.
CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-store network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of two new California facilities, CARSTAR Body Best Collision of Sonoma and CARSTAR Body Best Collision of Suisun.
More than 65 AHSS-intensive vehicles debuted at major auto shows across the country this year.
Steel Market Development Institute
Professor Michael Cox, director of LSE ideas and emeritus Professor of international relations, London School of Economics will be joining the agenda of IBIS USA.
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) is pleased to announce that the Collision Professional Repairer Education Program ("Collision P.R.E.P.") will return to NORTHEAST 2019 which is scheduled for March 15-17,
BASF customers had a successful 2018, collecting awards for high customer satisfaction, industry-leading KPIs, and astounding quality work.
Ray Fisher, executive director of ASA’s Michigan affiliate, has been selected to head the Automotive Service Association as its executive director/president, beginning Jan. 2, 2019.
Ford stresses the importance of pre and post-repair diagnostic services, and has released its latest OEM position statement.
Beginning Jan. 2, AutoInc. magazine is going fully digital.
The Foundation and its industry supporters offer over $200,000 in grants and scholarships annually, as part of their mission to promote collision repair education and create quality candidates for entry level job opportunities.

Aftermarket Business

Kinedyne LLC announced the release of its expansive new 50th-anniversary-themed 2018 catalog and video, which are both available on Kinedyne’s website.
K&N Engineering, a longtime provider of specialty and racing filter applications, is rolling out a new lineup of aftermarket filters exclusively designed for distributors and repairers serving drivers within the do-it-for-me marketplace.
1Parts Global Aftermarket Services and its board of directors announced that Alex Gelbcke will join the organization as Chief Executive Officer effective Jan. 1.
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Annual Conference addressed some of the ongoing issues that loom large and threaten to impact the aftermarket in 2019 and beyond.
CAWA Chair of the Board, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, has appointed Tom Marx of Hart-Marx Advisors and the Marx Group to the association’s Board of Directors.
Tom Marx
The first-ever Channel Excellence Award will be presented during the 2019 AASA Vision Conference on Wednesday, April 3, in Dearborn, Mich.
To say Crossville, Tenn.-based Tri-County Equipment Sales & Service is in a “transition period” is a significant understatement. They have survived not one, but two major software platform implementations – the second was comple
Brian Albright
Haytham Elhawary, founder of technology company Kinetic, thinks he’s come up with a solution that detects unsafe postures and other conditions that could lead to injury.
Former inmates can be highly motivated to become productive employees. Business owners eager to fill vacant staffing slots have been increasingly willing to tap into this resource.
Lauren Gaglardi is president of Beelineweb, a British Columbia, Canada-based firm that serves as a comprehensive resource for students seeking education within a wide variety of occupations.