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The First Summer Blockbuster Flop: The Facebook IPO?
We all really need to pull back a bit and look at what this company has done, writes Mandy Aguilar.
Editor's Ink: It's All About Market Intelligence
In the 1983 movie "War Games," starring Matthew Broderick, a giant military supercomputer named "WOPR" - which stands for War Operation Plan Response - sat in an underground facility and strategized about war. Think the aftermarket is any less exciti...
Advance Auto Parts Introduces Exclusive Wearever Platinum Premium Brake Pads
ROANOKE, Va. – Advance Auto Parts recently debuted Wearever Platinum, a new exclusive line of premium ceramic brake pads. Advance says the new pads were proven in independent third-party tests “to deliver a quieter stop and
Standard Motor Products Acquires CompressorWorks
NEW YORK – Standard Motor Products (SMP) has acquired CompressorWorks, a temperature control company, for approximately $37.4 million. CompressorWorks has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Dallas, Texas, and distributes
CARQUEST Names Gates 2011 Supplier of the Year
RALEIGH, N.C. – At its 2012 Supplier Summit, CARQUEST Auto Parts named Gates Corp. as its 2011 Supplier of the Year. The annual award was recently renamed the Larry McCurdy Award, in memory of McCurdy, an industry leader and former board member
WIX Filters Sponsors Tomorrow's Technician’s 2012 School of the Year Competition
WIX Filters Sponsors Tomorrow's Technician’s 2012 School of the Year Competition
AKRON, Ohio – WIX Filters and O’Reilly Auto Parts have partnered with Tomorrow’s Technician magazine as title sponsors for the 2012 School of the Year competition, a national contest to find and name the best technician training sc
ShowMeTheParts.com Partners With ExtremeWrench On Web Catalog
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., and MINDEN, Nev. – ShowMeTheParts.com has partnered with ExtremeWrench.com to offer electronic cataloging
Uni-Select Reports First-Quarter Results
BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec – Uni-Select Inc. reported that it generated sales of $450.7 million in the first quarter of 2012, compared to $396.8 million in the same period of 2011. Net earnings increased to $11.2 million in the first
Advance Auto Parts Reports First-Quarter Results
ROANOKE, Va. – Advance Auto Parts has announced its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended April 21. First-quarter earnings per diluted share (EPS) were $1.79, which was a 32.6 percent increase over the first quarter last year.
U.S. Auto Parts Network Reports First-Quarter 2012 Results
CARSON, Calif. – U.S. Auto Parts Network has reported net sales for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, of $87.4 million, compared with the first quarter ended April 2, 2011, net sales of $87 million, an increase of 0.5 percent over first-qu
Federated Member Woodbury Automotive Opens New ‘Super Pick-Up’ Location
STAUNTON, Va. – Longtime Federated member Woodbury Automotive has announced the opening of its new “Super Pick-Up” parts facility located in Hillside, N.J. “It is with great pleasure that we announce the openi
ACDelco Introduces New Online Chemical Catalog
GRAND BLANC, Mich. – ACDelco has introduced a new online catalog designed to make it easier for customers to look up fluids and other aftermarket chemical products. The new online catalog allows customers to search using the GM an
New Version of Epicor Integrated Service Estimator Software Boosts Shop Speed, Efficiency, Sales and Margins, Company Says
DUBLIN, Calif. – Epicor Software Corp. has released a new version of its web-based Epicor Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) software, which the company says offers enhanced speed and a variety of new features that allow automotive service shops
Bosch Releases New Part Finder App For iPhone and iPad
Bosch Releases New Part Finder App For iPhone and iPad
BROADVIEW, Ill. – Bosch has just released a new, free app that enables anyone with an iPhone or iPad to find the correct Bosch part number for spark plugs, wiper blades, oxygen sensors, fuel pumps or battery chargers, as well as accessories for
Hahn Automotive Names SMP Vendor Of The Year
ORLANDO, Fla. – Standard Motor Products (SMP) was recently named the Vendor of the Year 2011 by Hahn Automotive Warehouse Inc. This was one of three top awards presented to SMP during Hahn Automotive’s national sales confer
AutoZone Third Quarter Same-Store Sales Increase 3.9 Percent; EPS Increases 18.6 Percent to $6.28
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – AutoZone has reported net sales of $2.1 billion for its third quarter (12 weeks) ended May 5, an increase of 6.7 percent from the third quarter of fiscal 2011 (12 weeks). Domestic same-store sales, or sales for st
Chassis Parts Overview:
Chassis Parts Overview:
The demand for replacement chassis parts has remained fairly steady in recent years. The demand for replacement parts is a function of vehicle age and miles driven. In a soft economy, people are keeping their vehicles longer than ever before. The ave
Understanding Engine Sensors
Understanding Engine Sensors
While their individual configurations might be different, the function of any engine sensor is to provide input data which the powertrain control module (PCM) processes to control output functions like the air/fuel mixture ratio, fuel injection mode,...
Program Groups Overview: Leveraging
Program Groups Overview: Leveraging
Each year, Counterman magazine surveys the state of the program groups to assess the general health of program distribution. Consolidation that occurred in the last few years has been absent lately, as the groups have hunkered down to allocate resour...














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