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Auto Care Association Participates in Copyright Roundtables on Embedded Software and DMCA

Posted by Auto Care News on May 23, 2016
BETHESDA, MD – May 23, 2016 – Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, Auto Care Association, participated in a series of roundtables produced by the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C. on May 18-19. The roundtables were part of a study being undertaken by the office on copyright law and its relation to software-embedded consumer products, as well as issues related to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Auto Care Association Hosts Successful Trade Mission to Peru

Posted by Auto Care News on May 19, 2016
BETHESDA, MD – May 19, 2016 - The Auto Care Association hosted eight companies on a trade mission to Lima, Peru, May 17-19, the first in a series of trade missions that will be organized as part of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award from the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The association received the award to help the automotive industry increase exports to free trade agreement partners in Central and South America.

Auto Care Association Disappointed in Dept. of Labor’s Overtime Ruling

Posted by Auto Care News on May 18, 2016
BETHESDA, MD – May 18, 2016 - The Auto Care Association expressed disappointment today that the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rulemaking governing overtime pay regulation ignored the studies, meetings and thousands of comments received from a broad swath of American businesses, expressing serious objections to the proposed changes. The final rule increases the salary threshold for overtime eligibility to $47,476, which is a 100 percent increase, and it has an effective date of Dec. 1, 2016.

Top Industry Thought Leaders Share Insights at ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on May 17, 2016
NEW ORLEANS, LA – May 17, 2016 – Four top industry thought leaders today shared their insights, outlooks and trends and information with the more than 370 attendees gathered at the 43rdAutomotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) Knowledge Exchange Conference in New Orleans, La.

CAWA and Auto Care Association Partner on Industry Job Board

Posted by Auto Care News on May 17, 2016
Committed to Supporting Industry Recruitment

BETHESDA, MD – May 18, 2016 - The Auto Care Association and CAWA – Representing the Automotive Parts Industry have partnered to support the Industry Job Board by offering its access at

ACPN Recognizes the Best Examples of Automotive Content

Posted by Auto Care News on May 17, 2016
Annual Awards Celebrate Excellence in Print and ElectronicMedia

NEW ORLEANS, LA – May 18, 2016 – Awards were presented recognizing the best examples of paper catalog, web catalog and mobile catalog applications at the recent Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) Knowledge Exchange in New Orleans, La. Volunteer judges evaluated more than 60 submissions against established criteria.

2016 PBES Conference Draws Record Attendance

Posted by Auto Care News on May 17, 2016
BETHESDA, MD – May 17, 2016 – The Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES), a segment community of the Auto Care Association, reported record attendance for its 2016 annual conference. The conference, held at the Denver Conference Center in Denver, Colo., May 10-12, drew more than 150 attendees, exceeding the 2015 conference.