National Mechanical

For the last hundred years, the automobile industry has been at the forefront of change and innovation. As manufacturers continue to incorporate new technologies into vehicles, service technicians have to continually expand their skillsets to keep up with the pace of change. In order to figure out...
Las Vegas—Insights into the future drivers of the aftermarket and opportunities associated with them were outlined recently by Bob Cushing, president and CEO of WORLDPAC and executive VP of Advance Professional, who was the keynote speaker at CAWA’s annual dinner in Las Vegas. “I’ve never been so...
Las Vegas—More than 170 million new cars with some level of connectivity will be in circulation in the U.S. by 2025. That figure comes from Frost & Sullivan Research & Consulting, which presented data at a seminar at AAPEX, “Trends in Emerging Technologies: Industry Plans and Consumer...
“I’m not sure that until this year the folks in Washington understood the importance of suppliers and the importance of the aftermarket. They do now,” says, Paul McCarthy AASA executive vice president.
Las Vegas—Government affects all industries, as reported by a McKinsey study two years ago, which calculated that 30 percent of all business profits were determined by government legislation and regulation. “Frankly, historically the aftermarket has been pretty insulated,” said Paul McCarthy, AASA...
More than 32,000 student resumes targeting automotive service
Overland Park, Kan.—S/P2 Careers has reached a milestone as it has surpassed 50,000 resumes in its S/P2 Careers system. The S/P2 Careers resume database is fueled by career tech students looking for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities as entry-level technicians. “The more resumes we...
Las Vegas—With the automotive aftermarket undergoing significant evolution and change, AAPEX 2018 featured the latest new products and innovations, advanced training by industry experts, and current and futuristic technology demonstrations to keep attendees ahead of the curve. AAPEX represents the...
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, Dec. 13, 2018 – ASA has a new leader. Ray Fisher Ray Fisher, executive director of ASA’s Michigan affiliate, has been selected to head the Automotive Service Association as its executive director/president, beginning Jan. 2, 2019. Fisher, AMAM, replaces Dan Risley,...
CLEVELAND, OH, December 13, 2018 – OEConnection LLC (OEC), the leading automotive technology provider for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, in partnership with Toyota Motor North America, is launching a comprehensive mechanical parts ordering and fulfillment program....
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia – Dec. 11, 2018 – The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) and its members are collecting toys and donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program this holiday season. Already this year, The Group has raised almost $375,000 for Toys...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Dec. 5, 2018 – With the automotive aftermarket undergoing significant evolution and change, AAPEX 2018 featured the latest new products and innovations, advanced training by industry experts, and current and futuristic technology demonstrations to keep attendees ahead of the curve...

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