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AIA Canada goes to Parliament Hill
March 15, 2019 by Adam Malik

After spending a day with Ontario’s government, the Automotive Industries Association of Canada took to Ottawa. Meetings were held with members of the federal government on Parliament Hill to discuss key issues vital to the automotive aftermarket. A recap of

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AASA, MEMA fight back against law targeting aftermarket parts
March 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

A proposed law to discourage the sale of aftermarket parts is facing backlash from the associations representing the industry. A Nevada bill recently proposed calls on insurers to not use aftermarket parts when repairing physical damage to a motor vehicle

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HD Repair Forum gears up for 2019 event
March 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The second annual Heavy Duty Repair Forum will be held April 2-3. The two-day event takes place in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Hilton Fort Worth.  Topics up for discussion will include: continued increase of OEM repair support; industry economics and trends; commercial vehicle

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MACS board of directors chooses new officers for 2019
March 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has a new set of officers, elected at the society’s recent Training Event and Trade Show in Anaheim, Calif. Andy Fiffick of Rad Air Complete Car Care in Cleveland, Ohio, will serve as

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AIA Canada adds Donnini, Corcelli to ranks
March 6, 2019 by Adam Malik

A pair of automotive aftermarket veterans have joined the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. The group announced that Linda Donnini and Sean Corcelli have been appointed to senior positions with the association. After 15 years with the likes of NAPA

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AIA visits Ontario’s legislature
March 5, 2019 by Adam Malik

Automotive aftermarket collision and repair members got their change to raise issues with Ontario’s leaders in Toronto recently. The Automotive Industries Association of Canada was on Queen’s Park as part of its 2019 Ontario Advocacy Day. The Association was joined

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New ASA executive director promises greater membership interaction
March 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Ray Fisher, the new executive director and president of the Texas-based Automotive Service Association, says his focus in the months ahead will be to foster greater engagement with ASA members. In a conference call with reporters and ASA members, Fisher

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COMMENTARY: Associate AIA membership is a good deal for repair shops
March 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Reasons to support AIA’s membership initiative for repair shops.

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Custom Automotive Network names board of directors
March 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Custom Automotive Network (CAN), formerly the Performance Warehouse Association, has named its 2019 Board of Directors. CAN chairman Andy McJannett of Performance Improvements welcomed the new board members, saying he looks forward to furthering CAN’s long-standing mission to expand

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Amazon auto head to speak at AASA Vision
March 1, 2019 by Adam Malik

Conference to also to preview ‘new retail’ study

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MEMA slams tariff report secrecy
February 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

The decision that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s report on Section 232 tariffs on motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts will not be made public immediately has the leading automotive manufacturer’s group steaming. The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association –

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MEMA picks Long to lead through change
February 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

Bill Long will leave the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association to head up its parent organization. The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has picked long as its president and chief executive officer effective immediately. He replaces Steve Handschuh, who retired in