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Benjamin Franklin’s Post Office The U.S. Post Office (USPO) was created July 26, 1775, by decree of the Second Continental Congress.  Based on the Postal Clause of Article One of the U.S. Constitution, empowering Congress “to establish post offices and post roads,” it became the U.S. Post...
Fleet turnover An aging American vehicle fleet, now averaging more than 10 years old, spurred stellar parts sales last year.  Consumers’ efforts to maintain their aging vehicles point to more of the same in 2012.   Shop owners’ investments in equipment and training, however, are aimed at the modern...
Best of times It may be the best of times and the worst of times, as Charles Dickens wrote in the French revolution-based novel, “A Tale of Two Cities,” but at three outstanding, regional training conferences in the last month, it was the best of times and nearly standing-room-only at management...
Supplier sentiments positive The Aftermarket Supplier Sentiment Index for the first quarter of 2012 registered the most positive supplier sentiment since 2010, according to the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) in its “Aftermarket Supplier Barometer.”  The outlook for the future...

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Parts & People

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.