The 2015 Joint Channel Forecast Model, presented by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Auto Care Association, also predicts that the total aftermarket sales will grow from $246.7 billion in 2014 to $284.3 billion in 2018, an increase of nearly $38 billion over the four-year period.
The Larry W. McCurdy Memorial Scholarship Fund awards three $2,500 scholarships per year to students in four-year programs preparing for aftermarket careers in engineering, business, accounting or other professional positions.
In recognition of his victory at Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bosch Aftermarket NA is making a $1,000 contribution to Joe Gibbs’ Speedway Children’s Charities. Thus far in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Bosch-supported teams have won 10 races, garnering a total of $10,000 to help their charities carry out their missions.
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Many of the new part numbers are designed for high-horsepower engines and feature the company’s award-winning Dual Channel Single Stage (DCSS) fuel pump technology.
One grand prize winner will receive up to $10,000 in new shop technology such as computers, tablets, printers, network hardware, online services and showroom TVs. Exact prize components will be determined following an assessment by the contest sponsor of the winner’s existing shop technology.
In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity of Medina County (Ohio) and Help Build Hope, the three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,100-square-foot home is being built for the family of Andy and Kristina Phillips of Brunswick, Ohio.
The donation will help fund the team’s efforts in building next season’s formula car, along with assisting in other expenses associated with attending Formula SAE competitions held across the United States.
A total of 663 exhibitors at the expo were foreign companies with China, Germany, Great Britain, Taiwan, Poland, United States, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Turkey comprising the nations that were most represented.
This free four-course training program is designed to support technicians and garage owners by providing proven techniques and expert advice needed to be successfully in the current aftermarket.
Three students received $1,000 awards, while four others received $500 awards.
The partnership with Keystone will offer streamlined logistics support. LINE-X says it also will open the door to a greater variety of future Truck Gear products and accessories.
The formula, which is made using the best available synthetic base oils, features additives that offer the highest levels in thermal and oxidative stability as well as high shear stability and excellent de-foaming properties, the company states.