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Diamond Bar, Calif.—Does the generation that grew up with cell phones and connects with friends and celebrities from all over the world still have the need and desire to drive cars? What percentage of youth would rather give up their phone over their car? Those questions and more are answered in...
Germantown, Tenn.—The Automotive Distribution Network recently partnered with Safety-Kleen to launch a new environmental-waste green initiative designed to helps its members and their customers manage, collect, recycle and responsibly dispose of automotive-waste byproducts, from used oil and oil...
Bethesda, Md.—Based on a petition jointly filed by the Auto Care Association and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. Copyright Office eliminated a limitation in October that only permitted car owners to circumvent vehicle software under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)....
ADAS – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems – ever heard of it? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. In shop visits around the country I meet a lot of blank gazes when I mention it. But if I asked about features like “blind-side monitoring,” “pedestrian detection,” “adaptive cruise control” or “lane...
Newport Beach, Calif.—There is steadily increasing merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the automotive aftermarket world today as private equity firms seek profitable businesses to expand their interests. Last year had the largest number of deals on record. “All segments are doing...
Richard Rawlings (center) and Kukui are working together to help shops succeed in Garage Rehab.
San Jose, Calif.—Kukui Corporation joined Richard Rawlings and crew for the second season of the hit Discovery Channel program Garage Rehab. Kukui supports the shop featured in each episode with a new website designed to help them revitalize their marketing efforts and achieve ultimate success. In...
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...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.