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Daphne, Alabama:  BBB Industries announced today it will host Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance members at its booth during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), to be held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas on Thursday, November 1 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.Alliance members who visit the BBB...
Grapevine, Texas and Staunton, Virginia – Sept. 24, 2018 – The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) has made a donation to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) to help fellow auto care industry members impacted by Hurricane Florence and the devastating floods that followed...
BETHESDA, Md. – September 20, 2018 – Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, today released its complete schedule of events planned for the 2018 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) show taking place Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 in Las Vegas. The global community, dedicated to the...
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SONOMA, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2018) — Fundraising events combined to raise more than $76,000 for local youth groups during the Grand Prix of Sonoma Verizon IndyCar Series weekend at Sonoma Raceway, Sept. 14-16. Proceeds from the majority of events will directly benefit Sonoma County youth organizations...
Nearly 5,000 automotive professionals from Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper will spend Thursday, Nov. 1, at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sept. 20, 2018 – On Thursday, Nov. 1, nearly 5,000 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper automotive professionals wearing matching yellow shirts will begin their festive walk from the Mirage hotel to AAPEX 2018 at the Sands Expo, temporarily shutting down the busy Las Vegas Boulevard...
Kirk Dawson has been named vice president and general manager – The Americas for Vehicle Service Group (VSG), parent company of 13 leading equipment brands including Rotary, Chief, Forward, Ravaglioli and Direct-Lift.
Madison, Ind. (Sept. 20, 2018) – Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has named Kirk Dawson vice president and general manager – The Americas effective Dec. 1, 2018. VSG is the parent company of 13 leading brands in the vehicle lift, wheel service and collision repair markets including Rotary, Chief,...
Bethesda, Md. – Sept. 18, 2018 – The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) thanks MAM Software Group for their generous support and welcomes them as a lifetime trustee. “We are proud to be associated with an organization that provides such valuable support to our industry in the form of...
Horsham, PA – CRC Industries is partnering with NAPA AUTO PARTS to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), a not-for-profit organization that serves United States military personnel suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). IFHF builds world-class...
Karen Fierst (right) was inducted into the Hall of Eagles by 2010 inductee Stacy Bartnik.
HALL OF EAGLES INDUCTS KAREN FIERST AND GARY WANO (Hoffman Estates, Ill. – September 13, 2018) The Collision Industry Hall of Eagles is pleased to announce its 2018 Inductees are Karen Fierst and Gary Wano. The two industry leaders were inducted August 7 during a ceremony that was attended by over...
Austin, TX – Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper along with the Arnold Oil Company of Austin hosted a Young Auto Care Networking Group Regional Meet-up last week in Austin, TX. Over 100 YANG members and mentors attended. The Meet-Up was in tandem with the Auto Care Association’s Fall Leadership Days. “...

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