Heavy Duty America (HDA) has announced that it will join the growing list of leading heavy duty industry aftermarket groups sponsoring the first-ever Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) The event is set for Jan. 23 27, 2006, at the Mirage in Las Vegas. HDA will hold a membership meeting and an operations meeting during the event. "Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week has been a long time coming and we have been involved in its development for most of that time," said HD America President Pat Beirmann. "We feel this is the greatest value for all of our members and the industry. Where else will our members be able to interact with the top executives from the manufacturers on solving the challenges of the commercial vehicle parts industry?" Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week will feature seminars, a trade show, award presentations, one-on-one meetings, a reception and other networking opportunities for companies in the independent heavy-duty aftermarket. HD America’s decision underscores the rationale for heavy-duty aftermarket groups to schedule their programs in conjunction with HDAW, thereby offering more value and choices to their members than would be otherwise possible. HDA Parts Network has 450-plus locations in North America and 850 globally with member-annualized sales in excess of 3.5 billion dollars. HD America provides its Membership with the highest quality parts and services globally.