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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...
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...
Roanoke, Va.—MOTOSHOP Technology Tools has launched a contest for commercial garages and repair shops that will award one grand-prize winner up to $10,000 in new technology equipment and services to provide a shop technology makeover. Shops interested in entering the contest can submit their entry...
Bill Maggs, president and CEO of National Pronto Association and co-CEO of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group), was recently honored with the Art Fisher Memorial Award. Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts and co-CEO of The Group, presented the award to Maggs during the Federated...
Las Vegas—There was no mistaking the venue for the 2015 NAPA Expo, as sequined showgirls swirled across a stage under a cascade of lights at the beginning of the Store Owners Meeting, which opened the weeklong display of celebration, networking and education in Las Vegas, May 5-8. “It’s a special...
Cortland, N.Y.—The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has launched a completely redesigned website at www.autolift.org. The new site brings together information lift buyers, owners and users need, including: the official directory of every ALI-certified car, truck and vehicle lift, including certified...

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