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Denso Partners with OptiCat to Enhance Digital Catalog Support
December 28, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc., has partnered with OptiCat LLC, to make online access to Denso’s aftermarket product catalogs faster, more efficient and more reliable. Via the OptiCat OnDemand network, retailers, technicians and other Denso partners now have

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FinishMaster To acquire ColorMaster Automotive Paint, Inc.
December 28, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

    FinishMaster, Inc., a subsidiary of Uni-Select, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of ColorMaster Automotive Paint, Inc. (“ColorMaster”). This transaction will substantially increase FinishMaster’s footprint in Illinois, Missouri

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Advance Auto Parts Inc. explores potential sale
December 17, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Wall Street news source, StreetInsider has reported that Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NASDAQ:AAP) is exploring a potential sale. After the report was released, shares of the company climbed 5.8 percent, the biggest single-day spike in the past two months. Analysist Ali Faghri

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AllData partners with Carfax to boost shop revenues
December 15, 2015 by CARS Magazine

AllData LLC has teamed up with Carfax to offer a new benefit that helps increase customer loyalty and revenue. Now users of the AllData Manage Online shop management system can enroll in the free myCarfax Service Shop program. Each participating

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BASF Automotive Refinish hires Tim Dawe as sales director
December 11, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Timothy P. Dawe has joined BASF Automotive Refinish as the new sales director for North America. Previously, Dawe was the managing director for Axalta in China. “Tim’s extensive experience and knowledge of the automotive refinish industry will enable him to

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Here comes ‘opportunity season’
December 8, 2015 by Alan Beech

If you’ve got the busy seasons blues, take heart. We’re entering the time of year when all your hard work pays off.

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AAMCO Franchise reports double-digit growth in Total Car Care sales
December 4, 2015 by CARS Magazine

AAMCO franchise has experienced double-digit sales growth in Total Car Care services. Over the last year, the total number of customers who visited an AAMCO service center for maintenance services rose to 60 percent, and that number is predicted to

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts and CAIEC expand automotive aftermarket business in China
December 3, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Federal-Mogul Motorparts and China Automotive Import and Export Co. Ltd. e expand automotive aftermarket business in China Federal-Mogul Motorparts and China Automotive Import and Export Co. Ltd. (CAIEC), a nationwide state-owned 4S automotive distribution network, announced the formation of a joint venture,

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Automotive Communications Council (ACC) To Host Webinar
December 2, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  The Automotive Communications Council (ACC) will produce a free webinar on creating and executing online events, which will be held December 17, 2015. In partnership with Babcox Media, the session “How to Create a Strategic Webinar” will present actionable

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AAMCO Franchise drives sales for franchisees
November 30, 2015 by CARS Magazine

AAMCO Franchise has made progress in maximizing profitability for its franchisees through its partnership with its sister company Global Powertrain Systems (GPS) and its remanufactured transmission facility. GPS, which is located next to AAMCO’s latest training facility, AAMCO University, is

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WORLDPAC Fantastic Voyage V Cruise sails the Hawaiian Islands
November 26, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Over 1400 WORLDPAC customers and VIP guests joined an elite group of suppliers and the WORLDPAC sales and management team for eight days of relaxation, adventure and business meetings aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America. Destination highlights include Honolulu, Maui,

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Burlington workshop sets out to improve your diagnostic skills
November 25, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Mark Lemay and Kelly Bennett will be holding a 2-day workshop in Burlington, Ontario this December 4th and 5th. This workshop will include:  How to create “recipes” for selling diagnostic work that will ensure you get paid for all your diagnostic sales.