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Greg Woo, President of Centric Parts (left) and Charlie Kirkland, Vice President of Sales at Centric Parts (right) with 2017 Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Outstanding Shipping Performance Award.
Carson, CA – Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies and North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components and systems, has received the prestigious “Outstanding Shipping Performance Award” from the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. This...
PHILADELPHIA (December 20, 2017): CARDONE Industries, a family-owned leader in the automotive aftermarket, has named Michael Cardone, III as the Executive Chairman of its Board of Directors. The company is also pleased to announce the addition of two new Board members: Dena Moore and Bill Strahan....
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, has acquired Holland, Mich.-based InfiniteKey, Inc., along with several key patents and R&D resources. The acquisition provides foundational pieces to developing phone-as-a-key...
 Jasper Endows Today & Tomorrow (JETT) hosted a “Will Read & Sing for Food”  event December 2nd at the company’s Power Drive facility in Jasper, Indiana.  JETT took this opportunity to present eight 2017 grants totaling $28,830.00 to local and national non-profit organizations.  These...
STAUNTON, Virginia – Dec. 18, 2017 – Does your shop have a stellar reputation for customer service, quality repairs, knowledgeable staff and community involvement? If so, nominations are now being accepted for Federated Shop of the Year. Each year, Federated Auto Parts recognizes a top shop with a...
BETHESDA, Md. – December 11, 2017– The Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN), a community of the Auto Care Association, today announced it is accepting entries for the ACPN Content Excellence Awards. The award ceremony will take place at the 45th annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference...
How-to video on the "MEYLE TV" YouTube channel provides repair professionals with valuable and field-relevant repair advice.
ROANOKE, Va. and DALLAS, Tex. – December 12, 2017 – Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) and Interstate Batteries® announce a strategic partnership to better serve the changing needs of the automotive aftermarket with premium quality products, expanded availability and enhanced customer service....
An artist’s rendering of the 2018 MAHLE "Drive With the Original" Grand Prize – a 1968 “Resto-mod” Chevy Camaro, built by the team at Petty’s Garage.
Farmington Hills, Mich., December 12, 2017 – Due to the success of the 2017 MAHLE “Drive With the Original” technician promotion, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. has introduced the 2018 promotion, unveiling the grand prize – an authentic MAHLE “Resto-mod” 1968 Chevy Camaro – also to be built by the team at...
2017 Channel Partner of the Year Award - Pictured Left to Right: Dan Rader, Mike Harvey, Jeff Blocher, Steve Ellis, Brian Weiss, Keith Wilson, Scott Bennett, Dave McColley
GASTONIA, N.C. (December 11, 2017) – WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, was selected as the 2017 Channel Partner of the Year by shareholders of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. "We’re extremely thrilled to win the 2017 Alliance Channel Partner of the Year Award,”...

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