People & Places

Dearborn, MI – May 30, 2018: Axalta Coating Systems was recognized as a top-performing global supplier for Ford Motor Company at the 20th annual Ford World Excellence Awards. Only 88 companies were selected as finalists from thousands of Ford suppliers globally. Axalta was presented with a Green...
Phoenix, AZ — The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance welcomed nearly 500 attendees to their annual Summer Shareholder Meeting starting on Sunday, June 3, at the Arizona Biltmore Waldorf Astoria hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. On Sunday, open and closed committee meetings were held for shareholder members,...
The ASA Board and the directors of Lincoln Tech congratulate scholarship winner Robert Wierman.
COLORADO ASA Colorado will host several training seminars throughout the Denver-metro area and on the Western Slope in June. On June 5-6 from 6-9:30 p.m., Greg Marchand will deliver a seminar on “Telephone Skills” and “Dealing with Upset Customers” at Western Colorado Community College, Room 171,...
MIDWEST 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and the Collision Repair Education Foundation announced 33 recipients in the 2018 3M Hire Our Heroes awards. The recipients included students who have served or are currently serving in the military and their family members. They include Taylor Bozarth,...
Sonoma Raceway hosted the recent “Make the Future California” featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas with more than 1,000 students from 99 high schools and universities across North and South America.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA G&C Auto Body is adding and expanding shops in Sonoma and Solano Counties, reported the North Bay Business Journal. G&C Auto Body has a dozen shops with the addition of a second Santa Rosa location earlier this year when it acquired Larkfield Body & Paint in the...
AACF Champion program is supported by aftermarket brands and individuals.
NATIONAL The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a “compliance warning” to Hyundai Motor Company in April regarding violations of the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (MMWA)’s prohibition against tie-in sales of branded products and services as a condition of warranty coverage. FTC specified the...
This 1932 Ford Coupe, known as Whiplash and built by Steve’s Restoration in Portland, will be a featured vehicle at the Mecum Auction in Portland.
ALASKA Ben Brooks from Hutchison High School in Fairbanks won the state’s SkillsUSA competition in Automotive Service Technology. He is eligible to attend the national SkillsUSA competition June 27-28, in Louisville, Ky. More than 6,200 students from high schools and colleges will compete in more...
RIVER VALLEY MEMA recently weighed in on Missouri House Bill 1444, which if enacted would eliminate the vehicle inspection program in that state. In a letter sent to all members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Bill Long, president and COO of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers...
The Navy is using the Envision Solar EV ARC to charge the Nikila NZT tactical electric vehicle
The California New Car Dealers Association announced that its members have donated more than $5 million dollars to a number of charities, including more than $4.5 million to California chapters of the American Red Cross. The distribution of funds comes from what was once the California Motor Car...
NORTHVILLE TWP., Mich., May 29, 2018 – Aisin Group, one of the largest Tier One automotive components manufacturers in the world, today announced that Bob Clark has been promoted to vice president, North American Aftermarket Sales Division. Clark, who had been general manager of Aisin’s Aftermarket...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.