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Four for the Future: 2017 Auto Care Association Impact Awards

Posted by Auto Care News on June 22, 2017

Annual Award Recognizes Outstanding Young Industry Leaders at AAPEX 

BETHESDA, MD – June 22, 2017 – Nominees are now being accepted for the Auto Care Association Impact Award: Four for the Future, which annually honors four aftermarket professionals, aged 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry, at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev.

Auto Care Careers on Campus Expands its Program with Texas A&M University

Posted by Auto Care News on June 21, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – June 21, 2017 -- The Auto Care Association is partnering with Texas A&M University’s Professional Association for Industrial Distribution (PAID) to attract college-aged students to work for the auto care industry, as part of its Auto Care Careers program. Auto Care Careers will participate in the Fall 2017 PAID Career Fair on Sept. 21 in College Station, Texas. Auto Care Association member companies are invited to participate in this recruitment effort.

Auto Care Association Hosts Successful Trade Mission to Colombia

Posted by Auto Care News on June 20, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – June 21, 2017 – The Auto Care Association hosted a sold out trade mission to Bogotá, Colombia, June 7-8, as part of a series of trade missions that are being 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 U.S. companies in the automotive industry increase exports to free trade agreement partners in Central and South America.

Auto Care Association CEO Bill Hanvey Presents Catalog and Product Standards at CIIAM Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on June 19, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – June 19, 2017 – Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, briefed more than 250 top parts suppliers and distributors at the Congreso Internacional de la Industria de Autopartes (CIIAM) conference in Mexico City last week on the practice of standardizing and unifying product content to lower supply chain costs and contribute to increased sales and operational efficiency.

Auto Care Association and TechForce Foundation Partner in FutureTech Success Campaign

Posted by Auto Care News on June 15, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – June 15, 2017 -- The Auto Care Association has partnered with TechForce Foundation in its new national initiative, FutureTech SuccessSM, in an effort to fuel the pipeline of tomorrow’s workforce of technicians. As part of the Auto Care Association’s Job and Career Development program, the association will offer support to the initiative to deliver the message that being a transportation technician is a successful, in-demand and valued career path.

Auto Care Association Releases Digital Auto Care Factbook 2018 and Digital Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2018

Posted by Auto Care News on June 14, 2017

Comprehensive Market Statistics, Indicators and Trends Released in Association’s Most Popular Report


BETHESDA, MD – June 14, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has released its industry-leading online publications, the Digital Auto Care Factbook 2018 and the Digital Auto Care Factbook & Lang Annual 2018. 

Auto Care Association Says No to Transition Period for Border Adjustment Tax

Posted by Auto Care News on June 14, 2017

Chairman Brady Fails to See the Impact on Families and the Auto Care Industry


BETHESDA, MD – June 14, 2017 – The Auto Care Association expressed its disappointment this week that U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, proposed a five-year transition plan for the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) that is intended to subdue the BAT critics. The proposed tax on imports would significantly increase auto repair and maintenance costs for the average car owner in the United States.