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Kenneth L. Selinger has joined APC.
NATIONAL Kenneth L. Selinger has joined APC Automotive Technologies (APC) as vice president of Product Management for Centric Parts. The announcement was made by Greg Woo, president of Centric Parts, who noted that Selinger will be responsible for all market research, competitive analysis and...
Raleigh, N.C.—Now more than ever, fleet companies and the repair facilities that service them require game plans and strategies to fill their staffing needs. As current fleet technicians and management staff are aging out, the press for adding new talent in their vacuum is becoming increasingly...
APA has launched a new logo.
NATIONAL Jasper Engines and Transmissions has announced the following changes to its production leadership team. David Burbidge has been named general manager of Jasper Innovative Solutions (JIS). Luke Bawel has been named division manager of Jasper’s Power Drive Transmission Division. Sara Schmidt...
Bethesda, Md.—The Auto Care Association has urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the negative impact it would have on both the U.S. automotive industry and the jobs created...
Bethesda, Md.—The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4 percent through 2021, according to the “2018 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association. The...
As you’re walking into the shop this morning, you come to the chilling realization that you’ve got no work for your techs today. When did this happen? What are you going to do??? If you’ve owned an auto repair shop for any length of time, I guarantee you’ve been in this situation. I’m going to...
Amsoil Inc. is joining Menzies Motorsports.
NATIONAL Amsoil Inc. is joining Menzies Motorsports to reinforce its focus on off-road racing. “This renewed relationship with Menzies Motorsports is part of our strategy to focus on teams, events and racers who demonstrate the quality of our synthetic lubricants while generating the most...
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, June 29, 2018 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced that ASA President and Executive Director Dan Risley will be resigning effective July 13. Risley has accepted a position with CCC Information Services Inc. in his home state of Illinois. For the past...
Sparks, Md.—Higher fuel prices and tire costs contributed to a marked increase in the total cost of car and truck fleets in 2017, according to the third annual Element Fleet Management Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Index. The index is a study that looks at major cost categories affecting businesses...
“Uncertainty and unfavorable factors appear to be mounting for autos, including a volatile stock market, rising interest rates, rising oil prices and potential trade roadblocks,” says Jeff Schuster, LMC Automotive.
Detroit—The new vehicle retail sales pace in April is expected to fall from a year ago, according to a forecast developed jointly by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. The seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) for retail sales is expected to be 13.5 million units, down 500,000 from April 2017....

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