People & Places

First-place winner in the 2018 “Hit a Buck, Win Some Dough” contest is Jerry Kelly, here with Eric Montroy, painter; Charlie Cunningham, prep; Morgan Cavalier, body technician; Jadon Creamer, quality inspection; and Shawna Martin, vice president.
Sparta Collision Repair Facility has announce the winners of “Hit a Buck, Win Some Dough” contest. Overkill Custom Inc. runs the contest from Oct. 1 through Jan. 31 every year. “We try to make a bad experience a little fun for the customers. The top three insurance claims due to a deer hit receive...
AAPEX 2019 attendees are encouraged to book their hotel rooms early to ensure they receive the best deals at their choice hotels as approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from 126 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the SEMA Show. AAPEX represents the...
LENEXA, Kan. (March 29, 2019) – Automotive Parts Associates (APA) recognized new shareholders to the organization and awarded supplier-partners for their outstanding dedication and support of APA owners and initiatives on March 21 at The Backyard in Dallas, Texas as a component of the APA 38th...
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI, March 29, 2019 – Trico Products Corporation today announced that $108,326 has been raised for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) as a result of their collaboration with NAPA® Auto Parts last year. During fourth quarter of 2018, TRICO and participating NAPA Auto Parts stores...
Solon, OH…Permatex®, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has promoted Jeff Morgan to National Account Manager of Automotive Groups - US. In this new role, Morgan is responsible for developing and maintaining account relationships, growing sales, and...
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – March 28, 2019 – Marx Group, a full-service marketing communications agency and Eisbrenner Public Relations, one of the leading public relations firms in the Midwest, have agreed to merge and form Marx Buscemi Eisbrenner Group, LLC. The deal will close in April 2019. The...
LENEXA, Kan. (March 28, 2019) – Automotive Parts Associates (APA) elected the 2019 board of directors at the 38th Annual Shareholders and Suppliers Conference March 20-22 at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, in Dallas, Texas. Upon conclusion of the wildly successful new two-session one-on-one meeting...
Matrix Electronic Measuring, Inc. (MEM) recently joined CIECA as a Corporate Member. Founded in 2003 and based in Salina, Kansas, the company developed the Matrix Wand, a patented, stereoscopic 3D computerized measuring system. The hand-held, portable, targetless stereoscopic imaging system uses...
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - March 26, 2019PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that its automotive refinish business has named CHC Paint & Body Shop Supplies of Toronto, Canada, its 2018 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The annual award honors the distributor that demonstrates outstanding performance,...
STAUNTON, Virginia, March 27, 2019 – Federated honored three of its members for their exceptional commitment and support of the Federated Co-Man, marketing and national accounts programs. Automotive Supply Company in Appleton, Wisconsin was named Federated Co-Man Member of the Year. This annual...

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