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Bethesda, Md.—The Auto Care Association warned lawmakers that the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) on imports would significantly increase auto repair and maintenance costs for the average car owner in the U.S. The BAT, which would impose a new 20 percent tax on imported goods and services,...
The Federated “Get Dirty with Kenny” promotion will be held in early August.
NATIONAL Axalta Coating Systems was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held March 31, in Orlando, Fla. “For the third consecutive year, Axalta’s global team is honored to accept this prestigious recognition from GM,” said...
There’s a carrot and stick approach in play with the Trump Administration, and perhaps there’s more stick being used, says Ann Wilson, MEMA senior vice president of government affairs.
Chicago—For the first time in her 30 years of being in the Capitol, Ann Wilson heard something she never had before. “A senior White House staffer looked me in the eye and told me, ‘Your reality of how you’re organized with parts coming into this country will change and your industry needs to find...
Dave Nicki, vice president, NAPA Tools and Equipment Sales, (second from left) presents the 2016 NAPA Tools & Equipment Supplier of the Year award to (from left)) Jim Dirksen, vice president of strategic relationships for Vehicle Service Group (VSG), Rob Dabrowski, VSG vice president of wheel service equipment and Jason Matthews, VSG director of U.S. field sales, lifting equipment.
NATIONAL Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brands’ Rotary Lift and Forward Lift combined to win the 2016 NAPA Tools and Equipment Supplier of the Year award. It was presented at NAPA Tools and Equipment’s annual meeting on Feb. 3. “We’re extremely proud of this award because it took a total team effort...
Santa Monica, Calif.—With four days of training, show floor exhibits, multiple co-located events and new business opportunities, the slate of offerings at NACE Automechanika Chicago will bring current information to automotive professionals from all segments of the industry. Technical and...
MAHLE Service Solutions announced new partnerships with Gray and Noregon to strengthen its product portfolio of tools and equipment for the heavy duty aftermarket.
MAHLE Service Solutions broadens tool and equipment product offering for heavy duty aftermarket Las Vegas—MAHLE Service Solutions announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW), new partnerships with Gray and Noregon to strengthen its product portfolio of tools and equipment for the heavy duty...
The Berryman cleaner is specifically formulated for vehicles with more than 60,000 miles.
Berryman Automotive Products introduces new fuel system cleaner Arlington, Texas—Berryman Automotive Products introduced Berryman B-12 Chemtool High-MileEdge Fuel SystemCleaner. The 99-year-old company offers the High-MileEdge in a 15-ounce easy-pour metal can and is VOC compliant in all 50 states...
ChemSpec USA announced the launch of its new website, www.chemspecpaint.com.
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Festivities for the centennial began at January’s 2017 NADA Convention and Expo in New Orleans. “NADA’s 100th mission for 100 years has been to represent local dealerships and our customers in...
New BAR Windshield replacement regulations took effect Jan. 1.  The regulations were passed in order to deal with problems associated with consumers injured in accidents (ejected through the vehicle windshield) due to improper installation.    The regulation requires all repair shops that install...
Centric Parts received the Outstanding Shipping Performance award from the Alliance.
CDS, the makers of the asTech scanning diagnostic device, announced the addition of Denise Caspersen and Jose Jacob to the offices of project manager and senior recruiter, respectively. Caspersen, formerly with National Autobody Parts Warehouse, Inc. and ASA, has experience working on automotive...

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