press releases

Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists Announce Spring Conference Line-up

Posted by Auto Care News on March 29, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – March 28, 2017 – The Paint, Body and Equipment Specialists (PBES) community of the Auto Care Association, has announced the schedule for its annual Spring Conference, scheduled for May 16-18 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

Import Vehicle Community Offers Leadership 2.0 Scholarship Presented by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation

Posted by Auto Care News on March 22, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – March 22, 2017 – The Import Vehicle Community, a segment community of the Auto Care Association, is offering a full scholarship presented by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation for one of its members to attend the University of the Aftermarket’s 2017-2018    Leadership 2.0 Program. The scholarship is valued at more than $6,000.

Nominations Being Accepted for the 2017 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award

Posted by Auto Care News on March 15, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – March 15, 2017 – The Auto Care Association Education Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award. The Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award is given to the person, company or educational institution that best advances the concepts and programs for education or continuing education in the North American auto care industry.

Auto Care Association Announces 2017 Dates for Trade Mission to Honduras and Nicaragua

Posted by Auto Care News on March 15, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – March 15, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has announced a trade mission to Central America – Honduras, Sept. 26 and Nicaragua, Sept. 28 – as part of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support export promotion projects in Latin America.

Auto Care Association Announces Key Staff Changes

Posted by Auto Care News on March 06, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – March 6, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has announced key professional staff leadership changes as part of an overall restructuring plan to strategically align association resources with changing member and industry needs.

Auto Care Association Calls on FMC to Address Unfair Port Fees During Disruptions

Posted by Auto Care News on February 22, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – February 22, 2017 – The Auto Care Association submitted comments yesterday urging the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to begin a formal rulemaking concerning a petition from the Coalition for Fair Port Practices. The letter requests the FMC to ensure that demurrage and detention practices are fair and responsible when moving cargo through our nation’s ports.  

Auto Care Association Urges Congress to Stop Border Adjustment Tax

Posted by Auto Care News on February 02, 2017
New Tax Will Drive Up Prices, Cost Average Family $1,700, and Destroy Jobs
 
BETHESDA, MD – February 2, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has joined Americans for Affordable Products (AAP), a growing coalition of businesses and trade associations that represents millions of American jobs, today to stop the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT). The Auto Care Association represents the entire independent auto repair industry supply chain, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers and service and repair businesses, which employs 4.2 million people.