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  • Epicor to Offer Free Technology Consultations for Aftermarket Businesses During 2018 AAPEX Show
    Epicor Software Corp., a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, will offer free, 30-minute technology consultations to owners and managers of automotive aftermarket businesses during the 2018 AAPEX Show, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 in Las Vegas.
  • Continental TPMS Training Specialist Sean Lannoo to Speak on TPMS at 2018 SEMA Show
    Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has announced that its Sales Technical Training Specialist Sean Lannoo will join a team of TPMS experts at a special TPMS seminar during the 2018 SEMA Show called, “TPMS at 10”.  The educational event, which is sponsored by Tire Industry Association (TIA), will focus on “Understanding Original Equipment TPMS.” It will be held on Oct. 30, 2018 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, S115.
  • BPI Supports AACF to Help with Hurricane Relief Efforts
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Brake Parts Inc (BPI) has made a donation to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) to support their efforts to help auto care industry members affected by the recent natural disaster in North and South Carolina.
  • AAPEX 2018 Announces Let’s Tech 20-Minute Presentations
    Technology experts will take the Let’s Tech stage at AAPEX 2018 to give "TED Talk-style" presentations on the latest new products, tools and technologies and how they benefit automotive aftermarket businesses. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and will take place Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
  • Becky Hillig Named Winner of the Mitchell 1 ‘Fabulous Las Vegas Sweepstakes’
    Becky Hillig of Hillig Auto Center in Long Prairie, Minn., is the winner of the 2018 Mitchell 1 “Fabulous Las Vegas Sweepstakes.” She will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to attend this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) events, including the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, running Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Andy McIntosh Named AP Emissions President
    APC Automotive Technologies LLC has promoted Andy McIntosh to president of its AP Emissions Technologies division. McIntosh will be responsible for leading AP Emissions and all of its business units across Goldsboro, N.C., (AP Emissions), Hobart, Ind., (CATCO/Aristo) and Langhorne, Pa., (Eastern Catalytic). The announcement was made by Mike Barto, president and COO at APC, who noted that McIntosh has been with the company since 2015 and was vice president/general manager of its CATCO Catalytic Converters and Aristo Intelligent Catalyst Technologies operations in Hobart.
  • Ed Jones Returns to Bartec USA
    Bartec USA, manufacturer of TPMS diagnostic tools, recently announced the re-hiring of Ed Jones as national dales manager for its eastern region. Ed, recently with the JS Products, is widely known as a successful leader in the automotive aftermarket. He has rejoined the Bartec USA team and brings his vast knowledge of TPMS, sales, and customer support to their team.
  • BW Uses Exhaust Heat as Force for Good
    Developed for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), BorgWarner’s Exhaust Heat Recovery System (EHRS) will enter production later this year for vehicles from a major North American automaker.
  • ALI Launches Video Series on Safety
    Automotive Lift Institute has launched a four-part video series featuring celebrity car builder and TV host Lou Santiago. In the series, he gives a behind-the-scenes tour of the new LiftLab facility at ALI’s headquarters in Cortland, N.Y. Along the way, he shares lift safety tips and highlights a couple of cool vehicles in the facility: a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner and a 1946 Brockway heavy-duty truck.
  • Federated Awards Car Care Scholarships
    Five outstanding students have been awarded Federated Car Care scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • AACF Mourns Loss of Founding Member Joe Mittelman
    The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) announced the passing of founding member, Joe Mittelman.
  • Trump Makes Progress on Tariff’s that Affect Vehicle Production
    In a win for motor vehicle parts suppliers, President Trump has signed proclamations allowing the Commerce Department to provide targeted relief from quotas imposed under Section 232 on steel from South Korea, Argentina and Brazil, and aluminum from Argentina.
  • Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Announce Sweepstakes
    Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper will be making dreams come true this fall with the Orlando Experience sweepstakes! Thirty technicians will each win a grand prize trip package for their family to Orlando, Fla.
  • Steve Handschuh to Retire from MEMA
    With decidedly mixed emotions, the Board of Directors of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) today announced that it has accepted Steve Handschuh’s decision to retire as the association’s president and chief executive officer, effective on December 31, 2018. Steve’s decision was prompted by recent concerns with his health, combined with his love for the industry and desire to make sure that MEMA is effectively managed as it moves into the future.
  • Mitchell 1 Brings Back its “Fabulous Las Vegas Sweepstakes”
    Mitchell 1 announces the return of its “Fabulous Las Vegas Sweepstakes,” running now through Sept. 21. One lucky winner will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to attend this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) events, including the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. To enter, visit the Mitchell 1 Facebook page and submit the online form. 
  • 13 Students Receive Scholarships in Memory of Federated Founder
    Awarded annually to honor the memory of the late founder of Federated Auto Parts, the Art Fisher Memorial Scholarships have been awarded to 13 exceptional students who are preparing for careers in the auto care industry.
  • Lou Santiago Delivers ALI Lift-Safety Tips
    Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), the trade association dedicated to vehicle lift safety, recently launched a four-part video series featuring celebrity car builder/TV host Lou Santiago. Watch the first episode here: https://youtu.be/qzgh_pr9fw4.https://youtu.be/qzgh_pr9fw4
  • Tenneco Expands Monroe Quick-Strut Coverage
    Tenneco’s aggressive expansion of the Monroe® Quick-Strut® line of premium replacement strut assemblies has continued with the announcement of 31 new part numbers, expanding coverage to more than 2.6 million additional foreign and domestic nameplate vehicles. In 2018, the company has introduced more than 180 Quick-Strut part numbers covering well over 18 million passenger vehicles in North America.
  • Bower Launches Clutch Pilot Bearings Program
    Bower heavy-duty bearings by NTN now offers clutch pilot bearings as part of its product offering. With over a century of experience in the heavy-duty market, the company said Bower is second to none when it comes to OE quality and rugged reliability.
  • Epicor Supports God’s Garage Mission; Helping Mom’s with Vehicles
    Epicor Software Corp., a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has awarded a free subscription of the Epicor Integrated Service Estimator™ (ISE) mechanical service estimating solution to God’s Garage, a non-profit automotive repair shop headquartered in Conroe, Texas. The charity, primarily made up of volunteer technicians, will use the donation from Epicor in support of its mission to provide reliable, repaired vehicles to single mothers, widows and wives of deployed military members.