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Pep Boys Ends Merger Agreement with The Gores Group
PHILADELPHIA – Pep Boys announced that it has agreed to terminate the proposed merger between Pep Boys and The Gores Group. As settlement for any and all potential claims that Pep Boys could assert under the terms of the merger ag
Strauss Discount Auto Files Bankruptcy
Strauss Discount Auto declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 4. All locations of the business have been closed and, according to a Strauss executive, there are parties interested in acquiring portions of the business. This isn’t
What Are Your Employees Empowered To Do?
If an employee working with the public possesses no authority other than the ability to request an ID if a credit card is being used for payment, your business could be suffering.
David McCartney Named President of CARQUEST U.S.
McCartney succeeds Michael Broderick as president of CARQUEST U.S.
Federated Honors Member Tim Trudnowski with Industry Advocacy Award
STAUNTON, Va. – The second-ever Federated Industry Advocacy Award was recently presented to longtime Federated member Tim Trudnowski at the group’s annual national meeting held in Phoenix, Ariz. “At Federated, all our members play
Global Temperature Control Acquires Santech Industries
MACON, Ga. – Global Temperature Control (GTC) has acquired Santech Industries. GTC also owns Global Parts Distributors (GPD). GPD and Santech will operate independently as related companies to create one of the most complete automotive aftermark
Multi Parts Supply Opens New Shanghai China Facility
JUPITER, Fla. – Multi Parts Supply (MPS) announced the grand opening of its newest technical center, assembly and distribution facility in Shanghai, China. “The company is thrilled with its new China headquarters in Shanghai and excite
Pronto Adds Two New Members in June
GRAPEVINE, Texas – National Pronto Association announced the addition of Auto Electric & Carburetor Co. to the Pronto membership as of June 1. Auto Electric & Carburetor Co. Inc. began in downtown Birmingham, Ala., in the
O’Reilly Automotive Announces Additional $500 Million Share Repurchase Authorization
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – O’Reilly Automotive’s board of directors has approved a resolution to increase the authorization amount under its share repurchase program by an additional $500 million, raising the aggregate authorization under
FinishMaster Opens Two New Branch Locations
The branch additions will mark FinishMaster's fifth location in Virginia and second in Tennessee and now extend FinishMaster's national footprint to 164 locations.
Keystone Automotive Operations Opens Portland, Ore., Warehouse Operations
EXETER, Pa. – Keystone Automotive Operations has announced it is again expanding its operations to better serve its customers in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. The company says it has been actively growing over the past few years and
Keystone Automotive Operations Opens Portland, Ore., Warehouse Operations
EXETER, Pa. – Keystone Automotive Operations has announced it is again expanding its operations to better serve its customers in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. The company says it has been actively growing over the past few years and
Bosch’s 'Driving Innovation' Road Tour Named Best Exhibit At O'Reilly Auto Parts Hot Rod Super Nationals
Bosch’s 'Driving Innovation' Road Tour Named Best Exhibit At O'Reilly Auto Parts Hot Rod Super Nationals
The award was given to the exhibitor whose display showed the most cleanliness, had the greatest consumer appeal and whose staff and display provided the best crowd interaction.
Monomoy Capital Partners Acquires Holley Performance Products
Founded in 1903, Holley is a leading manufacturer of high-performance automotive aftermarket products, including carburetors, electronic fuel injection kits, exhaust headers and fuel pumps.
Pep Boys Donates Historic Manny, Moe & Jack Marquee Statue
Numerous VIPs, automotive personalities, museum and Pep Boys leadership gathered to celebrate the donation with a special event on June 19 at the Southern California museum.
Standard Motor Products Makes Updates to Brand Websites
In addition, SMP has refreshed the application database for its engine management eCatalogs.
ContiTech Builds Competence Center for Plastics in the USA
ContiTech Fluid Technology expands Somersworth, N.H., location.
NHTSA Proposes Amendments To Highway Safety Program Guidelines
NHTSA's proposal calls for every state to have a periodic vehicle inspection program and require vehicle owners to correct these conditions in order to reduce the number of accidents.
Rotating Electric In Older Vehicles Makes For Sales Opportunities
Rotating Electric In Older Vehicles Makes For Sales Opportunities
Higher electrical demands on the charging systems in most late-model vehicles combined with high underhood temperatures has helped increase heat-related alternator failures.
Making The Add-On Sale
Making The Add-On Sale
Related sales are those connected to the replacement of a specific part.
Auto Parts Globalization: Learning Japanese In Mexico
If all of our counterpros kept a map of the planet and placed a tack on every country in the world they sell a part out of, in a year our office supplies expenses would certainly multiply.
Doing The Job Right — With A Little Sacrifice
Some see success as having a $75,000 bass boat and catching their limit of 10-pound large mouth bass. My definition of success is the $800 boat and catching any fish at all.
Let's Not Forget Why We Are Here
Today, distractions run rampant in the workplace. In the past, the distractions were minimal and most knew how to avoid them and did. Today, they are impossible to ignore.
Creating A Game Plan For The Big Move
It is astounding how much we accumulate over the years and, as in our case, what you keep and what you throw out or donate to worthy causes.














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