Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation, has been re-elected to the board and made Treasurer of FIGIEFA, the association representing the needs of the European aftermarket to governments and legislators of the European Union.
Automotive Parts Associates (APA) has awarded five scholarships, administered by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, for the 2018-19 academic year to the children or employees of APA shareholders.
XL Parts acquired the assets of Full Service Auto Parts, including 12 locations in San Antonio and Southern Texas. With this acquisition, XL Parts now has 95 locations in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
In recognition of its former president and CEO, Al Gaspar, the Auto Care Association has established a memorial fund in his honor. Donations made to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in Gaspar’s memory will be used to fund scholarships and industry educational initiatives.
Tim J. Boxeth, marketing manager at 3M Commercial Solutions, recently discussed some of the application intricacies and training opportunities available for industry professionals interested in offering vehicle wrapping services to their clientele.
The Auto Care Association last Friday urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the negative impact it would have on both the U.S. automotive industry and the jobs created by these imports, but also the U.S. economy at large.
TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on championing and aiding aspiring transportation technicians has released a new report — “Transportation Technician Supply Report” — that reveals the growing severity of the vehicle technician supply shortage.
Lumileds, a leading lighting solutions company for the automotive industry, has just released its new 300-page Philips Automotive Classic Car Lighting Catalog, offering a full range of replacement lighting for domestic and import cars, SUVs, light trucks, and vans from 1958-1999.
May Mobility, an Ann Arbor startup building self-driving vehicles, in partnership with Bedrock, a full-service real estate firm, announced the first commercial deployment of independent autonomous vehicles on public streets in any urban core in America.