Motor Age

Midtronics, Inc. introduced the launch of the MSP Power Supply Charger, an effective, easy-to-use solution offering three selectable voltages and support for standard lead-acid, AGM and EFB batteries.
An S/P2 Careers subscription allows businesses to access the resumes of more than 30,000 career tech students looking for full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities.
Each grinding disc features a diamond-abrasive edge that lasts 20 to 60 times longer than traditional abrasives.
I’m just returning from the MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide) training event and trade show, and some news just can’t wait!
ZF Aftermarket has announced the appointment of two newly created sales roles. This news will ensure that the market can further benefit from access to ZF Aftermarket’s leading brand portfolio.
Hundreds of scholarships will be awarded, including $100,000 specifically earmarked for industry employees and family members. Interested candidates should visit the website for details and eligibility requirements, and to submit their application on
MACS 2018 Training Event and Trade Show in Orlando, Fla. was a sunny and warm success!
The board of directors of the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide met during the 2018 Training Event and Trade Show and elected officers.
The Mitchell 1 “Shift Into High Gear” sweepstakes, running now through March 16, 2018 on Facebook, will award one winner an all-expense paid trip to attend this year’s first shop management training workshop in San Diego, California
Mitchell 1
Stant Corporation, the industry leader in thermal management systems, has added new part numbers to its SuperStat line of thermostats and now provides best-to-market coverage for nearly 100 percent of the vehicles in operation today.


Martin Senour Paints has refreshed its online presence, providing collision repair industry professionals a go-to source for the latest products, events, training classes and industry information Martin Senour has to offer.
Martin Senour
Carubba Collision Corp. President Joe Carubba recently donated $20,000 to a pair of local charities in Western New York.
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has released a video from a 2017 Repairer Driven Education (RDE) session led by attorney Todd Tracy, lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Seebachan v. John Eagle Collision.
The curriculum is designed to provide collision repair industry professionals advanced knowledge in their field. Shop owners, managers and technicians, as well as NAPA jobbers, will learn about cutting edge best practices for utilizing systems, maxim
Martin Senour
The QST250 tool makes it possible for technicians to test the ultrasonic sensors used in parking and proximity warning systems.
Bartec USA
The Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA) has added Central Auto Body Supply as a new member.
The training courses will be instructor-led for paint technicians who work within the Bentley Accredited Bodyshop Network, or are in the process of accreditation.
BASF Refinish is gearing up for the collision industry’s AASP/NJ Northeast Tradeshow, which will be held Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey
Original One Parts would like to announce and welcome Avery Hodge to the team as the Regional Account Manager for Georgia and the surrounding areas.
Original One Parts
Following the untimely passing of late Board members Anthony Sauta and Billy Aiello, the association added Dave Gruskos of Reliable Automotive Equipment and John Craggan of Ultimate Collision Repair, Inc. to the Board of Directors.

Aftermarket Business

Aeromotive announces the promotion of Jon Pestinger to vice president of sales. Formerly the company’s national sales manager, the new position became effective January 1.
Napoleon B. Rutledge Jr. was named Senior Vice President of Finance, and Derek B. Goshay was appointed Vice President of Safety & Sustainability.
CARDONE Industries recently expanded its air suspension portfolio to become a full-line supplier of 10 part types essential to O.E. dealers and reman technicians.
Ponder the positive effects it will yield when one good deed begets another – in terms of well-being and productivity. Whether supporting the community or an individual, follow your heart.
Alan R. Segal
Advance Auto Parts' net sales for full year 2017 were $9.37 billion, versus $9.57 billion in 2016. Comparable store sales for the full year decreased 2%.
A highlight is the increase in coverage for the company's sensor and switch lines with the addition of 487 sensors and 255 new switches.
Eaton’s new Bussmann series automotive fuses enable warehouse distributors and jobbers to access fuses that were, up until now, primarily available only through dealerships and online parts websites.
The automotive aftermarket companies that will win in this space are those that are invested in online, and specifically in an omnichannel e-commerce strategy.
Michiel Schipperus
During the months of March and April, professional technicians will receive a sweepstakes entry with every $150 invoice from their Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper supplier.
Fourth quarter sales for the Automotive Group were up 16.7% including an approximate 1% comparable sales increase and a 4% total sales increase before the additional 13% sales contribution from AAG.