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K&M Tire to Acquire Midtown Tire of Rochester, NY

K&M Tire is a family-owned tire distributor with 32 distribution centers located throughout the Great Plains, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and New England.

Tri-State Enterprises Repeats as AAM Member of the Year

Annual meeting recognized top group distribution performers.

Advance Auto Parts Unveils 12-Volt DieHard Battery

All new battery manufactured in partnership with Clarios is designed for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Jennerstown Speedway Wins ‘Advance My Track’ Challenge

Advance Auto Parts awarded the track $50k, having secured the most votes in the final round of voting.

APA’s Steve Tucker and His ‘Island of Misfit Toys’ [Video]

After a career on the supplier side, Tucker shared that working in a program group has been an “eye opener.”

AMN Drivetime Chats with NTN’s Charles Harris [Video]

After more than 30 years in the automotive aftermarket, Harris has a lot of inspiration to share.

NGK’s Brian Norko: Identify the Need, Provide the Solution

Norko credits an important mentor in his career for helping him learn the key to being a successful sales professional.

AASA’s Paul McCarthy: It’s Easy When You Care [Video]

In this latest episode, AASA’s Paul McCarthy shares what it means to be passionate about what you do.

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Manufacturing News

Lear to Acquire I.G. Bauerhin, Company Announces

Acquisition to accelerate strategy in thermal comfort solutions.

BBB Ind. To Be Acquired by Clearlake Capital Group

Upon closing the transaction later this year, Clearlake will become majority shareholder of BBB.

Milwaukee Tool Begins Construction of New Facility

The new location in Grenada County, Mississippi, will create more than 800 new jobs, and is planned to open in mid-2023. 

Cooper Standard CSR Report Highlights Key Priorities 

Titled “Together,” the Report's theme is intended to reflect the company’s updated purpose statement, “Creating Sustainable Solutions Together.”

Personnel News

Obituary: Remembering Anthony Williams of Advance Auto Parts

Williams, Advance's CTI curriculum designer and LMS administrator, passed away unexpectedly on May 3.

Obituary: Remembering Kinedyne’s Roger Perlstein

Kinedyne has issued a statement on the passing of Roger Perlstein, vice president – sales and marketing.

Hitachi Astemo Americas Names Director of Aftermarket Sales

With Hitachi Astemo Americas since 2018, Ryan Pelkey previously served Hitachi as the U.S. retail sales manager.

Myers Industries Announces CFO Transition Plan

Sonal Robinson will continue in her role until July 1, 2022. Monica Vinay, vice president, investor relations and treasurer, has been named interim CFO.

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