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Auto Care Association Sponsors 2018 Automotive Resource Guide for U.S. Exporters

Posted by Auto Care News on August 07, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – August 7, 2018 – The Auto Care Association is proud to serve as a gold sponsor for the newly-released 2018 edition of the Automotive Industry Resource Guide: A Reference for U.S. Exporters. The resource guide, prepared by the U.S. Commercial Service’s Global Auto & Smart Mobility Team, is designed to help U.S. companies identify export markets where U.S. automotive products or services are likely to succeed.
Keywords: auto care industry

Epicor Returns as Title Sponsor of AWDA Business and Education Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on August 06, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – August 6, 2018 – The Auto Care Association announced today that Epicor Software Corporation will again be title sponsor of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Business and Education Conference, Oct. 27-29, 2018, at the Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Auto Care Association Promotes Taylor Mitchell to Senior Vice President, Technology and Standards

Posted by Auto Care News on August 03, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – August 3, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the promotion of Taylor Mitchell to Senior Vice President, Technology and Standards, where she will be instrumental in managing the technology department’s projects and industry initiatives, including the continued expansion of the Vehicle Information Portal (VIP) which allows the association to aggregate and disseminate data to improve their businesses.

Auto Care Association Establishes New Partnership with American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL)

Posted by Auto Care News on July 27, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – July 27, 2018 – The Auto Care Association kicked off its new partnership with the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) by hosting a seven-person delegation of rising political leaders from Australia in Washington, D.C. on July 23. Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey hosted a dinner for the delegation, also attended by Auto Care Association Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Aaron Lowe, and department staff.

Auto Care Association Applauds Congress for Passing Bipartisan Vocational Training and Education Bill

Posted by Auto Care News on July 26, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – July 26, 2018 – The Auto Care Association applauds Congress for passing H.R. 2353, the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.” The bill reauthorizes the “Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act” and allocates $1.2 billion in state grants to fund vocational training at most schooling levels. With strong support from the Trump administration, the association expects that the president will sign this important legislation.
Keywords: government affairs

HDDA: Heavy Duty Launches First Five Categories for Defining HD Standards Attributes

Posted by Auto Care News on July 25, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – July 25, 2018 – HDDA: Heavy Duty, the heavy duty aftermarket-focused community of the Auto Care Association, today announced the next steps in its industry-shifting project to develop standardized product data information for class 4–8 vehicles. The next phase of the project involves defining the attributes for the top 20 categories of parts.

Auto Care Association Testifies Before Department of Commerce on Section 232 Auto Investigation

Posted by Auto Care News on July 19, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – July 19, 2018 – Today, Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey testified before the Department of Commerce (Commerce) in Washington, D.C. on the Section 232 National Security Investigation of Imports of Automobiles and Automotive Parts. In Hanvey’s testimony, the Auto Care Association urged the Trump administration to consider the severity of unintended consequences that may ensue by imposing of tariffs on imported autos and auto parts, including the negative impact it may have on the U.S. economy and jobs, our global competitiveness, and U.S. consumers and families.