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Northbrook, IL—July 18, 2019—CIECA announced that its annual symposium this year will include viewing a crash test at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). CIECA’s 11th annual conference—CIECA Connex 2019—will take place in Charlottesville, Virginia, September 16-18. Attendees will...
(L to R): Rob Jones,catalog content manager at Epicor Software Corporation and the BPI catalog team: Zack Rasmussen, Paul Gurns, Lee Rico and Krister Kittelson
MCHENRY, Ill. – July 18, 2019 – Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI) was presented with the 2019 Content Excellence Award Receiver’s Choice from Epicor Software Corporation during the recent Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) conference for catalog and content managers, according to Paul Gurns,...
BETHESDA, Md. – July 15, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced the elected members of its board of directors for 2019-2020. This board is effective as of July 1, 2019.   The members of the Auto Care Association Board of Directors are: Chairman: Mark Finestone, AutoZone, Inc. Vice...
Allentown, PA July 10, 2019 – Continental, a leading global supplier of systems, components, and tires to automobile and truck manufacturers, and a trusted provider of OE-engineered aftermarket parts, has named Denzel Lall as Sales Technical Training Specialist. In this role, Lall will join...
DENSO Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation today agreed to establish a joint venture* for research and advanced development of next-generation, in-vehicle semiconductors. The two companies will study the details and aim to establish the new company in April 2020. Recently, electronic controls...
SALT LAKE CITY (July 9, 2019) – Demonstrating their commitment to exceeding customer expectations, 15 Larry H. Miller Dealerships locations have been certified in the J.D. Power 2019 Dealer of Excellence program, which recognizes a select number of vehicle dealerships throughout the United States...
Cranbury, NJ…CRP Automotive (crpautomotive.com), a leading source of OE-quality replacement and service parts, has been approved as a participant in the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association’s (MERA) Manufactured Again Certification program for its AAE Steering System Components...
PPG (NYSE: PPG) is proud to announce that it has joined the recently formed I-CAR® Sustaining Partner™ program. I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the information, knowledge and skills training...
PLANO, Texas (July 3, 2019) – In recognition of the sacrifice made by military service members and their families, Toyota Financial Services has introduced a new program that waives the remaining lease payments for military customers who die or are catastrophically injured in the line of duty. Gold...
San Rafael, Calif. – Tom Marx, aftermarket industry veteran and partner, Hart Marx Advisors, will present at the 2019 University of the Aftermarket’s Heavy Duty Leadership week for the seventh consecutive year. Marx will coach next-generation leaders, providing expert insight on how to navigate the...

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