Regional Coverage

Editor’s note: The following is excerpted and adapted from the opening address and industry update, “The Long View: Why Be Positive About the Aftermarket,” by Bill Long, AASA president and COO, at the BB&T Capital Markets 8th Annual Automotive Aftermarket Conference, June 2, in New York. New...
Aurora, Colo.—In the five years since Andy Clarke took over as parts manager at Tynan’s Nissan in Aurora, he said the dealership has become the largest Nissan wholesale parts dealer in the Western U.S. What’s the secret? “Cut through the clutter,” Clarke said. “I’ve focused on two things: customer...
Bethesda, Md.—The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6 percent through 2018, according to the “2015 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association. The...
ompany formulates low viscosity oil and transmission fluids for today’s vehicle engineering, fuel economy needs Torrance, Calif.—Engine hardware is being developed in conjunction with lower viscosity fluids that are applicable in all types of climates, from extreme cold to tropical, to offer...
IDAHO      3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) recently announced 43 nationwide winners of the 3M Hire Our Heroes awards. The winners included 35 students that are currently studying collision repair and have served, or are currently serving, in...
Jasper, Ind.—Jasper Engines & Transmissions has named its Supplier Award winners for 2014 performance. Each supplier received a trophy honoring its key role to the company as a true vendor partner in 2014. Jasper presents the annual awards to recognize the company’s Partners in Success. The...
Renton, Wash.—LKQ and Keystone Automotive continue to grow business in the Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington region, said Cory Anderson, general manager of the joint operations. At its 100,000-square-foot Renton facility, parts move through the warehouse 24 hours a day from 5 a.m.,...
NEVADA Barrett-Jackson is gearing up for its 3rd Annual Hot August Nights auction, held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., Aug. 6-8. After listening to fans, Barrett-Jackson has adjusted its hours to feature the auction during the day so that fans may attend other Hot August Nights...
Washington, D.C.—The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) applauds the Senate for passing S.565, the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act, with unanimous consent. The bill, introduced earlier this year by Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI) and James Lankford (R-OK), would require all...
Chicago—Two key battles — one in Congress and one in the courtroom — could have a dramatic impact on the future availability of non-OEM crash parts. Not surprisingly, both the legal battle between Ford Motor Co. and the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA), and proposed federal legislation...

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