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APRA Joins Forces with Computer Manufacturers to Uphold Right to Repair

In an important ruling issued right before it adjourned for the summer, the United States Supreme Court dealt a stunning defeat to a software company which was trying to impose greater restrictions on the use of its products after their sale to customers. The case was titled Quanta Computer, Inc. v LG Electronics, Inc. LG,

Federal-Mogul Begins Producing Powertrain Components at New ‘Greenfield’ Facility in Brazil

Federal-Mogul recently beganproducing the first pistons from a state-of-the-art manufacturing lineat its new Powertrain Energy business segment facility in Araras,Brazil. The 10,300-square-meter "Greenfield" facility produces pistons,camshafts and valve seats and guides for several leading vehiclemanufacturers. The new Araras facility shipped the first pistons to customers, four weeks ahead of the planned shipment date. "We are

Five New SEMA Directors Welcomed To 2008-2009 Board

Results of the 2008-2009 SEMA Board of Directors election are final, with five individuals joining this esteemed leadership group. This year’s elections are the result of record high voter turnout from both the Manufacturer and Distributor/Retailer categories. The new members in the manufacturer category are Ron Funfar, Hedman Hedders/Trans-Dapt; BJ Leanse, Big Country Truck Accessories;

MAHLE Opens New Tech Center in Brazil

The MAHLE Group, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, has opened a highly modern new Tech Center in Jundiaí (near São Paulo) in Brazil. The newly built complex for research and development houses laboratories and test cells on a constructed area of 55,000 sq.ft. (16.800 m2). As early as 1978, MAHLE started operating a Tech Center in

Bekaert Announces Intention to Sell its Diamond-like Carbon Coating Business

Bekaert and Sulzer (Switzerland) announced their intention to sign a take-over agreement for NV Bekaert SA’s Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coating activities. The DLC business is part of Bekaert’s advanced coatings business segment and hosts six production plants: in Belgium (Zulte), France (Limoges and Bons-en-Chablais), Germany (Herford) and the US (Amherst, NY and Research Triangle Park,

Nasr to Speak on Remanufacturing and Product Sustainability at the 2008 International Big R Show

“Remanufacturing and Product Sustainability,” will be presented by Dr. Nabil Nasr at the Opening Session of the 2008 International Big R Show, which will take place on Sunday, November 2nd. The presentation will focus on the momentum building around environmental sustainability and the positive implications for the remanufacturing industry. The universal tenets of material reuse

MAHLE Acquires Clemex Mexico S.A. de C.V

The Stuttgart-based MAHLEGroup has acquired the total shares of Clemex Mexico S.A. de C.V. andits subsidiaries in Lerma, Mexico. The company, which will continue to operate under the name ClemexMexico S.A. de CV until early 2009 when it is merged into the MAHLEGroup, produces engine bearings and bushings for the automotiveaftermarket and global automotive OE

AAIA Releases Interactive 2009 Aftermarket eFactbook

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has released its new interactive 2009 Aftermarket eFactbook. The electronic version replaces the traditional print version and features greater versatility and numerous upgrades. This CD-ROM allows the user to copy and paste data to PowerPoint presentations and features an interactive presentation. Filled with charts, tables, graphs and explanatory text,

Camaro Named Official Vehicle of 2008 SEMA Show

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro has been selected as the official vehicle of the 2008 SEMA Show. Slated for Nov. 4-7, in Las Vegas, the SEMA Show is the world’s leading automotive accessories trade show. “The influence that the Camaro has had on the automotive industryand vehicle personalization is undeniable,” said Peter MacGillivray,SEMA VP of events

APRA Joins ASA as New Associate Member

The Automotive ServiceAssociation (ASA) has announced that the Automotive PartsRemanufacturers Association (APRA) has joined as an associate member.APRA is a non-profit trade association serving more than 1,000companies involved in the $35-billion-per-year motor vehicle partsremanufacturing industry. “I am particularly excited about APRA joining ASA,” said JohnScully, ASA’s executive vice president. “This relationship with awell-recognized partner to