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BASF has celebrated a major milestone recently at its Huntsville, Alabama site—the production of its 400 millionth automotive catalytic converter. And that’s one significant breath of “fresh air”. The German chemical company owns this most important pollution abatement device invention, which it...
NORTH CANTON, Ohio: Oct. 30, 2017 — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), a global leader in bearings and mechanical power transmission products, recently recognized manufacturer’s sales representatives for their outstanding service with this yea's Manufacturers’ Representative Awards...
BETHESDA, Md. – October 30, 2017 – The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), a community of the Auto Care Association, last night launched the general session of its 70th Annual Conference by recognizing the winners of its annual awards. The AWDA’s 70th Annual Conference is taking...
Carson, CA – Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies, is pleased to announce that James Tucci has joined the company as its Vice President of Operations for the Centric®, Qualis and StopTech® divisions. Tucci will be responsible for the company’s warehouse, manufacturing, and re-...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Nov. 1, 2017 – In the first of three keynote sessions at AAPEX 2017, speaker Neal Ganguli, automotive supplier consulting leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP, focused on the future of the mobility and the impact on the automotive aftermarket value chain. AAPEX, which represents the $...
Kinsella delivered his keynote session on Nov. 1. The two additional keynote sessions at AAPEX 2017 addressed the Future of the Vehicle and the Future of the Shop.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Nov. 2, 2017 – In his keynote session at AAPEX 2017, speaker John Kinsella, vice president and senior consultant, FitForCommerce, provided a look at the Future of the Buyer with a presentation on “Navigating Omnichannel Successfully.” AAPEX, which represents the $740 billion...
ST. LOUIS (Nov. 2, 2017) – In observance of Veterans Day and to give back to those who serve in the military, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is announcing its renewal of three notable initiatives to support veterans and their families. Fisher House FoundationThe Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, the...
ETI Executive Manager Greg Potter
Editor’s note: Greg Potter is the executive manager of the Equipment & Tool Institute (ETI). ETI Winter Tech Week will be at the Hyatt Newport Beach, Calif., Dec. 5-7, and serves as a link to gaining technical information necessary for ETI’s members to develop tools and equipment to continue to...
To learn more about Gabriel’s online training resources, click the Training menu tab at gabriel.com.
Farmington Hills, Mich.—Gabriel announced the launch of its Gabriel website training menu. Gabriel is introducing a series of training options as an expansion of its Answerman technical service offerings, including videos, technical bulletins, online catalogs, and FAQ’s for both light and heavy-...
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Va.—The Group Training Academy is offering hundreds of hours of online automotive training courses for automotive service professionals. “The Group Training Academy gives automotive professionals the opportunity to train as often as they like when it’s most convenient...

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