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Mark Seng, global aftermarket practice leader for IHS Automotive, expects import cars on the road to increase 20% by 2020.
An exploration of the top business challenges of 2016 took place via a Jan. 14 teleforum hosted jointly by SalesWise Academy and the Auto Care Association. The event brought to listeners the combined experience and knowledge of industry veterans Mark Seng, global aftermarket practice leader for IHS...
Rainsville, Ala. — Urethane Supply Co., a pioneer in the field of automotive plastic repair since 1981, has changed its name to “Polyvance”. The name change reflects the progression that has occurred in automotive plastics since the company’s inception.      “Back in 1981, most of the bumper covers...
From l., Rick Brown, Director of Product/Marketing, Alliance Parts Warehouse, Russ Barker, Director of Sales and Marketing, GB Remanufacturing, Inc., Mike Kitching, President/CEO, GB Remanufacturing, Inc., Max Dull, Vice President/General Manager, Alliance Parts Warehouse.
US Motor Works LLC (USMW), a manufacturer and distributor of water pumps, fan clutches, electric fuel pumps, timing kits and oil pumps for the automotive and heavy-duty industries, was presented with the “Extra Miler Award” from AutoZone Mexico in February. “They (USMW) are always looking for ways...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. The proposed regulation...
Washington, D.C.—New data released on Dec. 16, by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving reached 273.5 billion miles in October 2015, the highest of any October on record, and more than 2.63 trillion miles so far for 2015. The...
Washington, D.C.—The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a warning to global online retailer Alibaba regarding the company’s enforcement system to combat sales of counterfeit goods on its websites. The USTR issued its most explicit criticism and specific concerns to date about...
Robert F. Egan, of Federal-Mogul Motorparts, has retired.
NATIONAL Autologic Diagnostics and WORLDPAC announced the companies have entered into a distribution agreement to bring the new Autologic Assist diagnostics support solution to WORLDPAC’S North American customers. Under the agreement, effective immediately, WORLDPAC will begin offering Autologic...
In 2016, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates pickup trucks, the rugged and reliable work vehicles that Americans have driven for nearly a century. The stamps feature four iconic models: the 1938 International Harvester D-2, the 1948 Ford F-1, the 1953 Chevrolet, and the 1965 Ford F-100. 

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Also new to the curriculum are four-hour evening workshops available through any Garage Gurus training center.
Southfield, Mich.—Garage Gurus, Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ comprehensive technical education platform for motor vehicle service professionals, are now offering an expanded curriculum, additional training center locations, attractive technician incentives and several other program enhancements....
The car, in its initial stages of restoration, made its first public appearance in the fall.
McHenry, Ill.—The restoration of the Raybestos 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback is underway. To keep up with the progress, follow Raybestos on its special Facebook and Twitter social media platforms dedicated to the car build. “Car enthusiasts everywhere will be interested in seeing the evolution of the...

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