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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...
Alexandria, Va.—The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) released September sales figures for the international nameplate auto industry. Brands sold by the U.S.’s 9,600 international nameplate franchises accounted for more than half, 55.7 percent, of all new vehicles sold...
Fort Wayne, Ind.—Domestic nameplate cars are “plunging” in aftermarket product volume, stated Jim Lang, president of Lang Marketing, in a recent report. “The aftermarket demise of domestic nameplate cars (not including transplants) is driven by two factors: their shrinking share of light vehicles...
Memphis, Tenn.—AutoZone has signed on as a national corporate sponsor of TechForce Foundation’s FutureTech Success campaign, an industry-wide initiative to fuel the future pipeline of transportation technicians by repositioning the image of the profession and providing middle- and high-school...
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Autologic to add Porsche advanced diagnostic software to AssistPlus Commack, N.Y.—Autologic Diagnostics is adding advanced diagnostics software that supports Porsche vehicle models to its offering. The addition of Porsche support software complements the seven European makes Autologic currently...
Greg Woo Named Executive Team Leader for Product Management, Purchasing, and Operations.
Carson, CA – Centric Parts has promoted Greg Woo to President of Centric Parts, Qualis Automotive, and StopTech. The announcement was made by APC Automotive Technologies’ CEO, Hugh Charvat, who noted that Woo has succeeded Dan Lelchuk, who has taken on a new role as Strategic Advisor to the Board...
Denver, CO – APC Automotive Technologies, LLC (APC), has just named Paul Wise as its Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications. Hugh Charvat, CEO of APC Automotive Technologies, made the announcement, noting that Mr. Wise will be a key partner for the AP Exhaust and Centric product,...
BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 25, 2017 – Registration is now open for the Women in Auto Care (formerly Car Care Council Women’s Board) 2018 Winter Leadership Conference. The day-and-a-half conference will be held Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2018 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The opening...
Grand Prize Petty’s Garage Mustang to be Awarded at AAPEX 2017
Farmington Hills, Mich., October 25, 2017 – The four finalists for the MAHLE “Drive With the Original” Technician Promotion have been selected from the nearly 10,000 entries received. These four finalists will travel to this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas where one...
LENEXA, Kan. (October 25, 2017) – The wake of devastation that has continued to plague the United States Territory, Puerto Rico from Hurricanes Irma and Maria has been slow to improve for residents of the storm-ridden island. In an effort to serve the Puerto Rican people, Automotive Parts...

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