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Clarcor Engine Mobile Group Leadership Transition
December 30, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Sam Ferrise has retired from Clarcor Engine Mobile Group. Ferrise served as president of Clarcor Engine Mobile Group (EMG) since 2014 and as president of Baldwin Filters for 13 years prior to that. Sam will be remembered for expanding

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Robert Egan retires from Federal-Mogul Motorparts
December 30, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Robert Egan, Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ senior vice president of sales and strategy for North America, is retiring at the end of this year. Egan, who joined Federal-Mogul in 1979, has held a series of increasingly responsible executive positions during a period

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Champion Oil Launches New Professional Grade Honing Oil
December 29, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Champion Oil, has announced the launch of a new Professional Grade Honing Oil – Part #4242 Sold in 55 gallon drums. Champion Professional Grade Honing Oil is a high-performance honing and finishing fluid designed with a select blend of

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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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Follow the Restoration Of The Raybestos 1969 Mustang Fastback
December 28, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  The restoration of the Raybestos 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback is underway. To keep up with the progress, follow Raybestos on its special Facebook and Twitter social media platforms dedicated to the car build. “Car enthusiasts everywhere will be interested

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Garage Gurus adds ASE test preparation and other enhancements for 2016
December 28, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Garage Gurus will offer an expanded curriculum, additional training center locations, technician incentives and several other program enhancements beginning this January. Federal-Mogul Motorparts says Garage Gurus is the central element of Motorparts’ innovative, broad-reaching “Tech First” initiative designed to offer

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Denso Announces Its First Engine Management Catalog
December 24, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc.,has released its first Engine Management Catalog. The full-service catalog consolidates Denso’s sensors, injectors and other replacement parts for managing today’s state-of-the-art engine systems into a single, comprehensive purchasing guide. The 2016 Engine Management Catalog

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WORLDPAC opens new regional warehouse in Toronto
December 21, 2015 by Allan Janssen

WORLDPAC has opened a new regional branch warehouse in western Toronto. The facility offers expanded service and delivery options to local independent automotive repair professionals. It is located at 212 Norseman Street in Etobicoke. Headquartered in Newark, Calif., WORLDPAC is

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Mercedes-Benz USA gets new president
December 21, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Dietmar Exler to succeed Stephen Cannon on Jan. 1, 2016.

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Icahn increases bid for Pep Boys
December 21, 2015 by Allan Janssen

The back and forth for control of Pep Boys continues. Icahn Enterprises LP has raised its offer for control of the auto parts retailer and service provider, becoming the “superior proposal” over Bridgestone America’s bid. Icahn offered $16.50 a share,

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Peterson Launches Its New Upsized Dot Light XL
December 21, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Peterson Manufacturing has introduced a bigger and brighter, single-diode LED clearance/marker/mid-turn lighting for heavy-duty trailers. The new model, USA-made and called the Dot Light XL, is designed to solve a complaint by drivers of rigs equipped with popular compact LED