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Auto CarE-News is now the Auto Care Insider Weekly, bringing you the latest Auto Care Association news and events.
July 16, 2018
 
Auto Care Association Establishes Al Gaspar Memorial Fund
In recognition of its former president and CEO, Al Gaspar, the Auto Care Association has established a memorial fund in his honor. Donations made to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in Gaspar’s memory will be used to fund scholarships and industry educational initiatives.
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Letter to the Editor: Aftermarket Parts Law Bad for Drivers, R.I.
"Bill Hanvey’s July 6 Commentary piece ("New car repair law hurts R.I.") called attention to a new law that mandates that body shops use original equipment manufacturer parts rather than the less-expensive aftermarket parts, thus driving the cost of repairs higher than necessary..."
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The Top 4 Opportunities That Come with Access to Vehicle Data
"The reactive approach to data privacy concerns and misuse of data extends far beyond the controversies happening currently with Facebook, Google and smartphones, which are uncoincidentally the most permeating digital forces with which humankind has ever dealt..."
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Repairer Driven News: R.I. OEM Parts, Procedures Bill Becomes Law Without Gov. Raimondo’s Signature
"The bill took effect July 4 without Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo’s signature, as Rhode Island law permits. The Property Casualty Insurers Association and Auto Care Association had sought a veto of the measure, and Auto Care Association CEO Bill Hanvey attacked the measure in a Providence Journal op-ed posted Friday..."
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Member Alert: Update on Chinese Imports 301 Tariffs
On July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the exclusion process for Chinese products subject to Section 301 tariffs. Effective July 6, 2018, an additional 25 percent tariff will be assessed on 818 products (Annex A and B) imported from China, covering a trade value of approximately $34 billion in 2018.
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Deadline Approaching for Import Vehicle Community 2018 Awards
The Import Vehicle Community annually recognizes excellence in people and products. The Import Vehicle Community's People Awards recognize men and women who have made significant contributions to the import automotive aftermarket. The Import Product and Marketing Awards recognize innovative products and marketing programs designed to serve the import aftermarket. Deadline to apply is July 31.
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Auto Care Factbook 2019: Fast Fact
The average age of all light vehicles in use is 11.7 years. The award-winning Auto Care Factbook provides a comprehensive overview of the entire auto care industry and includes many features such as downloadable charts, tables and graphs, live embedded hyperlinks and bookmarks. 
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Deadline Approaching for 2018 AWDA Industry Awards
The annual AWDA Industry Awards include the Art Fisher Memorial Scholarship Award, Pursuit of Excellence Award, Martin Fromm Lifetime Achievement Award and Jack Creamer Automotive Leader of the Year Award. Deadline to apply is July 20.
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Fast Fact: 2018 Collision Repair Trends Report
More than half of all body shops (59 percent) have average ticket prices per repair job between $1,501 and $2,500. The 2018 Collision Repair Trends report provides in-depth insight into the U.S. collision repair sector of the auto care industry including the paint, body and equipment (PBE) industry, and also provides an overview of key industry trends in Canada.
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Latest: Jefferies Weekly Global Automotive Aftermarket Report
Auto care industry stock performance, recent quarter sales growth and "What We are Hearing from the Road."
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Machinist, CNC Operator
July 10, 2018
Lincoln, Neb.

Warehouse Team Member
July 10, 2018
Lincoln, Neb.

Computer Technician
July 6, 2018
Diamond Bar, Calif.

Project Coordinator
July 6, 2018
Diamond Bar, Calif.
 
 
Auto-LK Technology Inc.
Elmhurst, N.Y.

Auto Pro Solutions
Tigard, Ore.

MAXIMATECC
Lancaster, Pa.
 
 
Sept. 5-7
2018 Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days

Sept. 12-15
2018 Upholstery and Trim International Council Convention

Oct. 27-29
2018 Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Conference
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Phone: 301-654-6664