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Twenty technicians submitted videos garnering more than 200,000 views. The $5,000 grand prize-winning video was submitted by Eric Obrochta with South Main Auto Repair in Avoca, New York.
CARDONE
CRP Automotive received the Best Performance Product Award from the Import Vehicle Community at their annual Import Products and Marketing Awards ceremony during the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Show in Las Vegas.
CRP
Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket earned a 2018 Automotive Communications Award for its VDO Cooling Fan Assembly Installation video.
Continental
Three Texas youth harnessed their artistic skills to help spread the word about keeping Texas skies free of harmful car emissions and created winning posters for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Drive Clean Texas campaign’s first
ASA
Matthew Wolfe of Rebersburg, Pennsylvania was named the 2018 Mitchell 1 / Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician of the Future during the ASE Fall Board of Governors Meeting and Annual Technician Awards, held recently in Ft. Lauderdale, Flori
Three public high school skilled trades teachers are the first-place winners of the 2018 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence.
Bosch Automotive Aftermarket announcedy the release of software version 3.4, adding new coverage and tests for Asian, European and Domestic vehicles for the Bosch ADS 325 and ADS 625 diagnostic tools in North America.
Bosch
In this latest Remarkable Results podcast with Carm Capriotto, he speaks with Kyle Holt on how we can stop other industries from poaching our technicians.
Remarkable Results
In this latest Remarkable Results podcast with Carm Capriotto, he speaks with John Passante, a legacy automotive aftermarket Human Resource professional and the President and CEO of The Organizational Development Group.
Remarkable Results
A cheap car battery may cost less at first, but Interstate Batteries’ new creative ad campaign shows it could end up costing a lot more than just money down the road.

ABRN

Applications for the 2019 WIN Scholarship Program are being accepted now through January 31, 2019.
Women's Industry Network
S/P2 (sp2.org) has added a new course written specifically to help automotive service, maintenance and light repair, collision repair, and medium/heavy-duty truck programs meet ASE accreditation requirements.
S/P2
The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) announced its Disaster Relief Task Force is in full swing providing aid to industry victims of the most recent California fires.
CIF
The CARSTAR proprietary EDGE Performance Group continues to drive performance improvements across the CARSTAR network through national repair processes, performance standards, and focused training on delivering those standards.
CARSTAR
Earlier in 2018, CARSTAR completed the buildout of CARSTAR University, a hands-on and online educational program with more than 700 role-based learning modules.
CARSTAR
A good place to start the journey of improving the customer experience is to identify all your potential customer touchpoints, keeping the customer in mind for each one and then creating scripts and guides to ensure a consistent, exceptional experien
Sheryl Driggers
In 2019, the National Auto Body Council will kick off its yearly fundraising efforts with a new format – a single-day showcase called “NABC Day” for the collision repair industry featuring the annual golf tournament, a NABC Recycled
NABC
CARSTAR announced the opening of CARSTAR Advantage Collision Center, located at 3013 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth, VA 23701 and CARSTAR Collision Express, located at 3705 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412.
CARSTAR
LKQ Corporation has renewed its $25,000 contribution to the Collision Repair Education Foundation, as part of its continuing commitment to the future of the collision industry.
CREF
When open enrollment for insurance and other benefits starts for companies later this year, your shop can offer a new option for employees: a new health insurance plan by joining a group like NAPA Insurance Center.
NAPA AutoCare

Aftermarket Business

Aftermarket Analytics in Pueblo, Colo., launched its Inventory Analyst tool – a web-based software to help aftermarket companies improve inventory planning. Company CEO Justin Holman discussed the new product with us.
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Pep Boys today announced that it will take its Amazon.com Ship-to-Store tire installation national.
Last year, the LODI Group (parent company of Pioneer Automotive) acquired the assets of Automotive Technologies Products. Jack Cameron, vice president of sales and business developed, discussed the move and how it will impact warehousing and logistic
Jack Cameron
In an effort to support business partners and their families within the industry distressed by natural disasters Automotive Parts Associates, Inc. made a charitable contribution to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation.
APA
Over the past year, a number of companies have announced autonomous vehicle delivery projects that are aimed at reducing some of the cost and complexity of last-mile delivery applications.
Toyota e-Palette
The 2018 VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference, held last month, emphasized the organization’s focus on opportunities and solutions to support the current and future growth of stockholder and supplier business.
Vipar
SureDone has integrated its leading multichannel e-commerce software solution with SEMA Data Co-Op's massive database of parts to populate SDC's enhanced aftermarket catalog data into SureDone's multichannel e-commerce platform
SureDone
Airtex-ASC has named Micah Miller its new director, supply chain, sales and operation planning.
Micah Miller
Fuse5 Automotive Software (FAS), a U.S.-based provider of business management solutions for the automotive aftermarket, recently received the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo Product Showcase Award for its innovative new cloud-based business
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2019 Board seats were announced during the CAWA 2018 annual dinner meeting, held in conjunction with Industry Week in Las Vegas.