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Bethesda, Md.—The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6 percent through 2018, according to the “2015 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association. The...
ompany formulates low viscosity oil and transmission fluids for today’s vehicle engineering, fuel economy needs Torrance, Calif.—Engine hardware is being developed in conjunction with lower viscosity fluids that are applicable in all types of climates, from extreme cold to tropical, to offer...
Torrance, Calif.—Engine hardware is being developed in conjunction with lower viscosity fluids that are applicable in all types of climates, from extreme cold to tropical, to offer increased fuel economy, an important benefit in meeting escalating CAFE standards, said Doug McGregor, product manager...
Jasper, Ind.—Jasper Engines & Transmissions has named its Supplier Award winners for 2014 performance. Each supplier received a trophy honoring its key role to the company as a true vendor partner in 2014. Jasper presents the annual awards to recognize the company’s Partners in Success. The...
Renton, Wash.—LKQ and Keystone Automotive continue to grow business in the Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington region, said Cory Anderson, general manager of the joint operations. At its 100,000-square-foot Renton facility, parts move through the warehouse 24 hours a day from 5 a.m.,...
Editor’s note: The following is excerpted and adapted from the opening address and industry update, “The Long View: Why Be Positive About the Aftermarket,” by Bill Long, AASA president and COO, at the BB&T Capital Markets 8th Annual Automotive Aftermarket Conference, June 2, in New York. New...
Washington, D.C.—The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) applauds the Senate for passing S.565, the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act, with unanimous consent. The bill, introduced earlier this year by Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI) and James Lankford (R-OK), would require all...
Chicago—Two key battles — one in Congress and one in the courtroom — could have a dramatic impact on the future availability of non-OEM crash parts. Not surprisingly, both the legal battle between Ford Motor Co. and the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA), and proposed federal legislation...
Farmington Hills, Mich.—In an effort to assist its members in bringing new and improved equipment and tools to the marketplace, The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) released it research study findings. The survey intended to quantify the impact aftermarket service facilities have on the new car...
CARDONE Industries was on hand at the recent 2015 NAPA Expo in Las Vegas, where NAPA was celebrating its 90 anniversary with presentations, networking events and seminars. CARDONE was one of 150 exhibitors on the trade show floor. Show attendees visited with vendors and enjoyed a variety of food...

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