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Smiling Might Be The Key
If you’ve never heard of Tom Peters, you should read some of his stuff. He’s one of those management gurus, and in my mind, one of the very best of them out there. He challenges people to do better and uses common sense to battle the il
John Bartlett Jr. Named Chairman of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Board
John Bartlett Jr. Named Chairman of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Board
During his two-year term, Bartlett will work closely with the board, Alliance headquarters staff and other Alliance shareholders to shape strategy and set priorities for the group.
GPC Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results for 2011
ATLANTA – Genuine Parts Co. reported fourth-quarter results and record sales and earnings for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011. Tom Gallagher, chairman and CEO, announced that sales in 2011 were $12.5 billion, up 11 percent compared t
O'Reilly Automotive Reports Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year 2011 Results
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – O’Reilly Automotive has announced record revenues and earnings for its fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2011. The results represent 19 consecutive years of comparable store sales growth and record revenue and oper
Advance Auto Parts Reports Fourth-Quarter Results
ROANOKE, Va. – Advance Auto Parts has announced its financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2011. Fourth-quarter comparable earnings per diluted share (EPS) were 90 cents, which was a 57.9 percent i
Bar’s Products/Rislone Earns AutoZone Mexico Extra Miler Award
HOLLY, Mich. – Bar’s Products has announced it was named a recipient of AutoZone Mexico’s Extra Miler award. Bar’s Products does business in Mexico under the Rislone brand. The Extra Miler award recognize
Bosch Diagnostics Named 'NAPA Tools and Equipment Supplier of the Year' for 2011
ATLANTA, Ga. – Bosch Diagnostics has been named the “NAPA Tools and Equipment Supplier of the Year” for 2011. The award was presented to the Bosch Diagnostics Business Unit at the NAPA Tools and Equipment Annual Meeting held Feb. 4
BBB Industries Wins the AutoZone De Mexico Extra Miler Award; US Motor Works Named Vendor of the Year
QUINTANA ROO, Mexico – At the recent AutoZone de Mexico Vendor Summit awards banquet held in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, BBB Industries was recognized for its outstanding effort in assisting AutoZone with a variety of projects related to rotating
BBB Industries Wins the AutoZone De Mexico Extra Miler Award; US Motor Works Named Vendor of the Year
QUINTANA ROO, Mexico – At the recent AutoZone de Mexico Vendor Summit awards banquet held in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, BBB Industries was recognized for its outstanding effort in assisting AutoZone with a variety of projects related to rotating
Parts Plus Member WM Automotive Opens 40th Company Store
FORT WORTH, Texas – WM Automotive Warehouse Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas, has opened a new Parts Plus auto supply store in Quitman, Texas. The new retail/wholesale location, which opened Feb. 16, will serve repair shops, commercial f
James Storesund Named Counter Professional of the Year at The Arnold Group
James Storesund Named Counter Professional of the Year at The Arnold Group
SPENCER, Iowa – The Arnold Group of Companies recently recognized James Storesund from the Arnold Motor Supply Automotive Parts Store in Carroll, Iowa, at the company’s Counter Professional’s Meeting held Feb. 19 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa
Corcentric to Provide Buying Group Solution to the Automotive Distribution Network
McLEAN, Va. — Corcentric, a provider of cloud-based technology solutions for the automotive industry, has announced a new agreement with the Automotive Distribution Network. The Network will utilize the Corcentric solution to bring a single conn
Federated Sponsors FAS Lane Racing in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Federated Sponsors FAS Lane Racing in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Kenny Schrader to drive Federated Auto Parts car in nine races.
Federated/Standard Sweepstakes Winner Gets ‘Dream Car’ at Mecum Auction
Federated/Standard Sweepstakes Winner Gets ‘Dream Car’ at Mecum Auction
STAUNTON, Va. – Federated customer Marc Duebber will be driving to work in something a little different when he gets back home to Cincinnati, Ohio. As the winner of the Federated/Standard “Dream Car Sweepstakes,” Duebber was able t
Dynomax 'Power Surge' Promo Gives Enthusiasts a $75 Pre-Paid Debit Card for Exhaust Purchase
MONROE, Mich. – A new DynoMax “Power Surge” promotion that offers enthusiasts a $75 mail-in rebate for the purchase of a qualifying cat-back system will be available this spring and summer at leading performance exhaust retailers n
Up to $500 in Pre-Paid Debit Cards Available Through Rancho ‘Shock and Awe’ Promo
MONROE, Mich. – Rancho’s “Shock and Awe” promotional campaign – available at Rancho performance retailers nationwide – gives enthusiasts the chance to get valuable rewards after the purchase of a performance suspen
Pep Boys Partners With DST eCommerce On Integrated Commercial Ordering Solution
PHILADELPHIA – Pep Boys has selected Distribution Service Technologies Inc. (DST) as its exclusive partner to provide online order placement service for its Pep Express eCommerce customers using
Clean Diesel To The Rescue
Clean Diesel To The Rescue
Gone are the days of the traditional diesel engine's noisy pistons, exhaust odor and sluggish performance.
Understanding Modern Battery Functions
Understanding Modern Battery Functions
Our conventional "flooded," wet-cell, lead-acid battery has been improved during recent years to reduce corrosive gassing and increase service life.
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Pete And Annie Kornafel Renew Matching Grant Challenge For First-Time GAAS Scholarship Donors, Event Sponsors
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Pete Kornafel, chairman of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Committee, and his wife, Annie, have renewed their matching grant challenge, pledging to match select contributions to the G
AMN Executive Interview with Lucia Veiga Moretti, President of Delphi Product & Service Solutions
AMN Executive Interview with Lucia Veiga Moretti, President of Delphi Product & Service Solutions
Moretti, who was named president of Delphi Product & Service Solutions in mid-2011, began her automotive career at a Del
Are Your Employees Craving Technology More Than Cigarettes, Alcohol And Sex?
A recent study just released by the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago presents some very revealing results in terms of how employees regulate, or more to the point, try to regulate, their desires in their daily lives. The study&#x
Effective Management or Mis-Management?
Today, most managers face overwhelming tasks, responsibilities and deadlines, while the dedication to their people sometimes gets lost in the overall scheme of things.














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