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Auto Care Association Participates in Trade Mission to Latin America

Posted by Auto Care News on May 29, 2014
BETHESDA, MD – May 30, 2014 – Two Auto Care Association executives participated in Trade Winds – the Americas Business Development Conference and Trade Mission last week in Panama City, Panama and Bogotá, Colombia, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The 2014 Trade Winds program included an Americas-focused business forum consisting of regional and industry-specific conference sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Senior Officers representing commercial markets throughout the region.

Four for the Future: 2014 Auto Care Association Impact Awards

Posted by Auto Care News on May 29, 2014
BETHESDA, MD – May 30, 2014 – Nominees are now being accepted for the Auto Care Association Impact Award: Four for the Future, which annually honors four aftermarket professionals, age 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry. The awards are administered by the Auto Care Association Marketing and Communications Committee, and are supported by the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG).

2014 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award Presented to Bobby Bassett

Posted by Auto Care News on May 28, 2014
BETHESDA, MD – May 28, 2014 – The 2014 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award was awarded to Bobby Bassett, manager of training, Gates Corporation, on May 21 at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) in Chicago, Ill. The award was accepted by Dave Miller, Gates, on Bassett’s behalf.
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Trade Associations Insist that FTC Take Action Against Kia

Posted by Auto Care News on May 28, 2014
BETHESDA, MD – May 27, 2014 -- The Auto Care Association, Automotive Oil Change Association, Service Station Dealers of America and Tire Industry Association joined forces to call on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take immediate action to have Kia withdraw a technical bulletin warning consumers not to use non-OEM filters, which is clearly a violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA).

Auto Care Association Releases Digital Auto Care Factbook 2015 and Digital Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2015

Posted by Auto Care News on May 15, 2014
BETHESDA, MD – May 14, 2014 – The Auto Care Association has released its most popular online publications, the Digital Auto Care Factbook 2015 and the Digital Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2015. 

Catalog Managers Celebrate the Largest Class of ACP Graduates

Posted by Auto Care News on May 15, 2014

BETHESDA, MD – May 15, 2014 – A record class of automotive catalog professionals received their Automotive Catalog Professionals (ACP) graduation certificates at the 41stannual National Catalog Managers Association (NCMA) Knowledge Exchange conference, May 4-7, at the Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, Ariz. This certificate is bestowed by the University of the Aftermarket to NCMA members who demonstrate a commitment to continuing education and professional development.

U.S. Aftermarket to Grow at an Annual Rate (CAGR) of 3.4 Percent Through 2017

Posted by Auto Care News on May 14, 2014
BETHESDA, MD and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – May 14, 2014 – The U.S. automotive aftermarket is expected to grow on a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.4 percent until 2017, according to the “2014 Joint Channel Forecast Model” produced jointly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association.