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Redwood City, Calif.—SHIFTMobility Inc. has revealed the world’s first blockchain-powered platform for the automotive industry. As modern vehicles continue their transformation into smart devices, today’s mobile-enabled world requires a platform able to connect to, understand, and harness demand...
Long Beach, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas has added Advanced A/C training to its selection of instructor-led automotive repair courses. The new “Advanced A/C Operation, Performance and Diagnostic” class offers comprehensive instruction in automotive air conditioning systems,...
ASA and the Automotive Management Institute (AMi) jointly held the Celebration of Excellence & AMi Graduation Ceremony.
North Richland Hills, Texas—The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held its 2018 Annual Meeting at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel and Resort in Orlando, Fla., May 2-4. “This year’s ASA Annual Business Meeting returned to our roots. The focus was world class AMi management training...
By Jonathan Collegio, NADA, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs The Trump Administration announced in late May that it was initiating an investigation that could result in a tariff of up to 25% on imported automobiles and automobile parts. Under law (Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of...
Las Vegas—AAPEX 2018 is partnering with 10 leading organizations to deliver the most robust education program to date to ensure professionals stay ahead of the curve and grow their businesses in today’s high-tech automotive aftermarket industry. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 26, 2018) – Nominations for the prestigious SEMA Industry Awards are being accepted now through July 13, 2018, at www.sema.org/awards.   Regarded as the highest honors presented to companies and individuals in the automotive specialty equipment aftermarket, SEMA Industry...
Gladstone, Missouri - Shop owners and industry suppliers throughout the country have responded in strong support of the recent announcement of “Member Choice” that was instituted in ASA-Midwest. Effective September 14, former ASA-Midwest members will have the opportunity to select their membership...
Gladstone, Missouri - In the interest of better serving their members, the ASA-Midwest Board of Directors announced a significant change to the organization. On Thursday, June 14, the ASA-Midwest Board and House of Delegates voted unanimously to disaffiliate with ASA National and become an...
With more than 50 sessions, the 2018 AAPEXedu program will focus on many of the key issues facing today's automotive aftermarket professionals.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – June 13, 2018 – AAPEX 2018 is partnering with 10 leading organizations to deliver the most robust education program to date to ensure professionals stay ahead of the curve and grow their businesses in today’s high-tech automotive aftermarket industry. AAPEX represents the $740...
Sacramento, Calif. – June 13, 2018 – It’s easier than ever to support aftermarket families in need with the new AACF eBay for Charity program. Are you already selling items you no longer need or want on eBay? Now you can select AACF as one of your favorite eBay Charities, and donate automatically...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.