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  • 11 Dec 2013 1:20 PM | Deleted user
    Allen Pennebaker, owner of Orinda Motors of Orinda, Calif., has been elected 2014 chair of the NASTF board of directors, the first independent shop owner chair of NASTF since its founding in 2000. Pennebaker has served on the NASTF Board for many years as a representative of the Automotive Service Council of California.  Read More
  • 10 Dec 2013 3:28 PM | Deleted user

    General Motors Co. has named product development executive Mary Barra as its next CEO, making her the first female leader of a global automotive company, Bloomberg News reported.  Read More.

  • 22 Nov 2013 8:58 AM | Deleted user
    Editor's Report
    By John Lypen | November 2013
    Which scan tool is best? Why does diagnostic equipment cost so much? An industry expert shares his perspective on these and other vexing questions we often hear from Motor readers.  Read More
  • 07 Nov 2013 6:47 PM | Deleted user

    The Equipment and Tool Institute has announced a new service – ETI Meeting and Event Services (M&ES) – available to ETI member companies, associations and businesses to assist in the planning and management of meetings and events. Read More 

  • 17 Oct 2013 1:47 PM | Deleted user
    To promote cooperation on legislative and technical issues of importance to the economic health of the global independent auto care industry, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) recently hosted leaders of several European and South African aftermarket organizations for week-long talks. Among the issues addressed were Right to Repair, challenges posed by car company telematics systems and the common goals for the U.S./EU free trade agreement currently being negotiated.  Read More.
  • 26 Aug 2013 12:55 PM | Deleted user
    The Fall 2013 General Meeting of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF), which takes place Wednesday, Nov. 6, will include a discussion of counterfeit tools.   Bob Stewart, manager of aftermarket service support for General Motors, was recently charged with coordinating the GM response to this threat and has agreed to share his knowledge with the independent aftermarket in a session titled "Who's Cheating Whom." Read More.
  • 20 May 2013 12:06 PM | Deleted user

    STUTTGART, Germany – Stuttgart-based MAHLE GmbH has increased its holding in the Behr Group from 36.85 percent to approximately 51 percent with the acquisition of all shares in the BWK GmbH holding company (BWK). In addition, an integration agreement has been concluded with the family shareholders, who hold the remaining shares along with MAHLE, enabling the full integration of the "Thermal Management" business unit, which will trade as MAHLE Behr, into the MAHLE Group.  Read More.

  • 14 May 2013 3:42 PM | Deleted user
    Snap-on Inc. announced that it has acquired Challenger Lifts, Inc. for approximately $38 million in cash. Challenger, with 2012 sales of approximately $45 million, designs, manufactures and distributes a comprehensive line of vehicle lifts and accessories to a diverse customer base in the automotive repair sector.  Read More
  • 10 May 2013 3:29 PM | Deleted user
    A host of representatives from across the aftermarket industry came together to share insights and concerns about the future of the aftermarket and its relationships with the OEMs during the recent Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) 2013 ToolTech event, held at the Hyatt Mission Bay in San Diego.  Read More
  • 09 May 2013 11:42 AM | Deleted user
    Step inside Spanesi’s new corporate center and training facility outside of Chicago, and you’ll essentially be walking into a complete body shop with Spanesi’s full line of equipment, including a paint booth, prep station, vacuum system and several of the company’s frame benches.  Read More


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