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Ford to Speed Up Production of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. is adding several new North American products in the near- andmid- term, and shifting from a primary emphasis on large trucks andSUVs to smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles, according to recent reports. By the end of 2010,two-thirds of spending will be on cars and crossovers – up fromone-half today. A company spokesman

MAHLE Clevite Enjoys Positive Response From NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Teams To Decal Transition

MAHLE Clevite announced earlier this year that the company would transition to the MAHLE white decal from its legendary blue Clevite decal throughout all of NASCAR®. At nearly the halfway point of the change, 52 of the 55 teams that have entered a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event in 2008 have displayed the MAHLE decal.

AAIA Announces Aftermarket Legislative Summit in D.C.

"Empowering Our Industry" is the theme for the 2009 Aftermarket Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., March 11-12, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) announced recently. The Legislative Summit, headquartered at the Grand Hyatt, will provide an opportunity for aftermarket professionals to come to Capitol Hill to meet with key congressional leaders and discuss issues that

AAEQ Names New Marketing and Customer Service Manager

AAEQManufacturers and Recyclers has announced the appointment of JasonBishop as the company’s new marketing and customer service manager.Bishop will report to Scott Stolberg, president and CEO. He will haveresponsibility for the company’s marketing and customer serviceactivities for both its AA Midwest and EngineQuest (EQ) divisions, aswell as its Las Vegas scrap metal business. “We are

AAIA Releases New Study on Telematics in the Aftermarket

Responding to interest and concern about the rising use of telematics and its potential impact on the automotive aftermarket, "Telematics Primer – The Aftermarket’s Role in the Telematics Future" has been created by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and is now available. The 101-page study is divided into three sections, providing a comprehensive introduction

AAIA Releases 2008 Employee Compensation Survey on Distributors

The 2008 edition of the Employee Compensation Survey, published by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), is now available. This distributors-only survey offers a comprehensive guide to understanding compensation, incentive and benefit levels in aftermarket distribution. The 190-page, two-volume report contains information on both executive and employee compensation, including salaries, bonuses, commission, perks and benefits

Shop Solutions: July 2008

Timing Chain Tensioner Installation Caution: 1996-’06 GM 2.4L This tensioner consists of a housing and a piston. The piston has a secondary piston or plunger contained in it and must be in the compressed position for installation. When compressed, the plunger extends approximately .070? (or 1.7mm) beyond the piston cylinder. If this is not the

Canada Grants Favorable Customs Treatment to NAFTA Originating Cores and Remanufactured Parts

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has decided for purposes of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to include “disassembly” of used goods as a production process which would allow a disassembled article to qualify for a different customs classification than the original good from which it was taken.  This allows cores which have

Surface Conditioning Disc Caution

When cleaning engine gasket sealing surfaces, and/or cleaning engine components which are to be reused; surface conditioning discs (typically constructed of woven fiber or molded bristles) which contain abrasives, such as a high amount of Aluminum Oxide, are NOT recommended. The use of such surface condtioning disks dislodges Aluminum Oxide (from the disc) and metal

AAIA Partners With China Ministry of Commerce

Building on its Asian Initiative to meet the growing needs of members to learn more about doing business in China, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) today established a formal partnership with the China International Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE), a division of the China Ministry of Commerce. Representing AAIA at the official signing ceremony at

Camee Edelbrock Joins the Schiefer Public Relations Team

Schiefer Public Relations, a leading media company for the automotive and motorcycle aftermarket, has announced the appointment of Camee Edelbrock to the position of Public Relations Account Manager. “Camee is a third generation SEMA member and an industry leader,” said James Schiefer, President/CEO of Schiefer Media, Inc. “My grandfather (Paul Schiefer – Schiefer Manufacturing) and

Engine Repower Council Launches Consumer Poster Campaign

The Engine Repower Council (ERC) is launching a consumer awareness poster campaign. The new poster, titled “Engines Repowered Here,” is designed to stimulate consumer interest about the many benefits provided by a remanufactured/rebuilt engine.   The ERC poster provides a visual resource a shop can use to promote the quality, reliability and savings provided to