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News   April 4, 2003   by Auto Service World

Two Rebuilding Associations Form Management Alliance

The Production Engine Remanufacturers Association (PERA)and the Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association (APRA) have announced the formation of a management alliance.
Under the agreement, the APRA will provide management services to PERA. According to the organizations, the alliance will allow PERA to maintain its unique identity and focus on the production segment of the engine remanufacturing industry while reducing PERA’s costs to provide basic membership services.
Brad Bawel, PERA’s current president, says "this arrangement with APRA is a win-win for all PERA members in its ability to add new services and to bring a new awareness of PERA’s members and what they do to the rest of the world. We have been looking at ways to greatly enhance PERA’s membership services and I believe the Board has chosen its new partner wisely."
The alliance will also strengthen APRA lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. by creating a larger, more unified industry voice on important legislative and tax issues.
Bill Gager, president of APRA believes "this alliance will especially be beneficial in that it will allow both organizations to keep their own identity, but make it easier to work together to accomplish more good for the entire remanufacturing industry. There is a lot of synergy between the two groups that will enable all of us to move forward in these challenging times."
PERA headquarters will relocate to Chantilly, Virginia, a Washington D.C. suburb, to share office space with APRA on May 1, 2003. Full details will be available at PERA’s marketing/technical seminars in Las Vegas on April 24th and 25th.

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