National Mechanical

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...
Sacramento, Calif. – December 5, 2018 – In November, applications for Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) aid increased 90 percent in the wake of the unprecedented wildfires in California. “AACF is working hard to get checks mailed to qualified applicants within three days,” said...
Source: Strategy&, IHS, Frost & Sullivan
Las Vegas—There is a broad range of opinions and debate about the future impact of technology and the advent of new business models and services. However, there is one thing where there is no debate — that the industry is being transformed, said Bill Long, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers...
Roanoke, Va.—Walmart.com and Advance Auto Parts have announced a comprehensive, strategic partnership that will create an automotive specialty store on Walmart.com. Expected to begin rolling out in the first half of 2019, the new omnichannel shopping experience will provide customers with access to...
AAPEX 2018 buyers selected the winning entries in this year's New Product and New Packaging Showcases.
Las Vegas—The winners of the AAPEX 2018 New Product and New Packaging Showcases were announced during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at AAPEX in Las Vegas. To qualify for the 2018 judging process, products and packaging must be new and making their debut at AAPEX 2018. This year, there...

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