• Remanufacturing: Sustainable by Definition. Responsible by Design.

    By John Chalifoux, President and COO, MERA, The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing

    Remanufacturing can be simply defined as “manufacturing with reuse.” It is a manufacturing process that starts with original products, reuses key components, and yields finished goods that are “like new but better” than the originals. The finished goods… READ MORE  

  • AWDA Conference Draws Warehouse Distributors to AAPEX

    By Larry Northup, AAP, AWDA Executive Director, Senior Director, Community Engagement, Auto Care Association

    Customers make AAPEX successful. Without people and companies to purchase the products on display, there would be no reason for exhibitors to attend the show.

    Fortunately, AAPEX draws a huge number of buyers to Las Vegas… READ MORE  

  • New Inspection Guidelines for Natural Gas Vehicles

    By Micheal Smyth, director of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), a program of the Energy Institute at West Virginia University

    Editor’s note: This blog post is the third in a series leading up to AAPEX 2019 in Las Vegas, and highlights alternative fuels training sessions scheduled to take… READ MORE  

  • Consumer and Market Trends Drive Robust Aftermarket Opportunities

    By Mike Jackson, Executive Director, Strategy and Research, Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)

    The U.S. light vehicle sales outlook continues to benefit from a protracted economic expansion that has now stretched beyond 10 years. Looking back at 2018, though late in the cycle, the vehicle sales environment reflected surprising strength… READ MORE  

  • New Market Opportunities at AAPEX: Examining Emerging Technologies 

    By Joe Register, vice president, Emerging Technologies, Auto Care Association

    Industry analysts like McKinsey & Company believe the introduction of connected and automated vehicle technologies, the rapidly evolving ecommerce sector and the introduction of new competitors (like digital natives) will lead to the redistribution of 30-40 percent of aftermarket profits… READ MORE  

  • Consolidation Trends, Opportunities and Challenges for Independent Service Professionals

    By Carm Capriotto, podcast host, Remarkable Results Radio

    Every single day, 12 billion miles are driven by consumers in the United States, 2.2 million cars are brought in for repair and 158,000 brakes jobs are performed.

    The opportunities in the automotive aftermarket continue to be strong, yet because of the… READ MORE  

  • The Scoop on ASE Certification

    By Micheal Smyth, director of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), a program of the Energy Institute at West Virginia University

    Editor’s note: This blog post is the second in a series leading up to AAPEX 2019 in Las Vegas. This installment is the first to highlight alternative fuels… READ MORE