With great sadness, the Automotive Distribution Network recently announced the passing of Kenneth (Kenny) Wayne Lewis, 64, who served the group’s product department in a variety of leadership roles over his 19 years with the association.
The Automotive Distribution Network continues to grow the Parts Plus brand globally with the signing of Westworld Auto Parts LLC, the group’s first member to serve the Guatemalan market in Central America.The Network also recently welcomed its ninth Parts Plus Mexico distributor into membership: Monterey-based Accesorios y Refacciones Martinez.
The final rule published November 2016 extends Section 608 requirements to HFCs. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, sale of most refrigerants of two pounds or larger will be restricted to 608 and 609-certified technicians; distributors must keep refrigerant sales records and verify purchasers are (or employ) 608 or 609-certified technicians.
The promotion will focus on select product lines each quarter, starting with brakes, including friction (SST, Silent Stop, EVS), calipers, rotors and hydraulics, as well as hub bearings, small bearing and seals, premium chassis and SRT chassis.
Brick and mortar retailers are at a competitive disadvantage to online-only companies that are free from charging sales tax as long as they are headquartered outside the state where the sale occurs. Enter the Marketplace Fairness Act.
The Import Vehicle Community and the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) are offering full scholarships presented by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation to attend the University of the Aftermarket’s 2018-2019 Leadership 2.0 Program.
The Auto Care Association announced the launch of its 2018 grassroots advocacy initiative, the Auto Care Hometown Summit, which will focus on promoting engagement with elected officials at the local level.
DynoMax Performance Exhaust will add a new Jeep Wrangler JL performance exhaust system – engineered and constructed to install with ease and provide performance benefits – to its product line in April.
Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey participated in the National Association of Workforce Boards’ “The Forum 2018” annual conference to discuss solutions to the challenges presently facing major industries in the United States.
Elgin Industries, a leading global manufacturer of engine and chassis components, has earned “Platinum Supplier” status from General Motors for providing outstanding on-time shipping performance to the automaker’s Customer Care and Aftersales division.