Automotive Aftermarket Distributors
Federated Presents $145,000 Check To Toys For Tots

Check presented to Gen. Pete Osman, president and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, during Federated’s “Best Trucking Tailgate Party Ever” during AAPEX.

Win A 1969 Ford Mustang Diecast In Federated Holiday Facebook Contest

Each Tuesday from Nov. 26 through Dec. 17, Federated will announce the winners of the prized Federated diecast collectables on its Federated Auto Parts and Federated Car Care Facebook pages.

New Catalog And Point Of Sale Features Now Available In Epicor Eagle For The Aftermarket Software

OE parts lookups, streamlined store transfers and more offered in latest version of business management solution.

Parts Authority Acquires BAP Auto Parts

BAP Auto Parts brings Parts Authority a vast influx of import parts expertise as well as inventory and several strategic locations in the Phoenix, Ariz., area.

ATD Purchases TDI

American Tire Distributors has acquired Maryland-based Tire Distributors Inc., expanding its distribution in Maryland and northeastern Virginia.

Vast-Auto Opens Distribution Center In London, Ontario

Vast-Auto says the new location will offer a strong value proposition to parts stores located in Southwestern Ontario.

Epicor Adds Original Equipment Parts Content to Epicor PartExpert Auto Parts eCatalog

New features help users increase sales through expanded access to original equipment parts, according to Epicor.

AWDA Announces New Officers And Governors At AAPEX

Taking office immediately following the close of AAPEX on Nov. 10, Dick Fairbanks, president, Orleans Auto Parts, Hyannis, Mass., will serve as chairman. Fairbanks succeeds Tim Trudnowski, Automotive Jobbers Supply, Spokane, Wash., who successfully led the association through the previous 12 months and remains on the board as immediate past chairman.

John Bartlett Awarded 2013 Pursuit of Excellence Honors from AWDA

Established in 1983, this award is given annually to an AWDA member in recognition of excellence in business performance and the setting of high standards as an example for others to follow.

James Tennant Presented with AWDA’s 2013 Art Fisher Memorial Scholarship Award

The Art Fisher Memorial Scholarship Award is presented annually to an aftermarket company or individual who demonstrates outstanding commitment to education and training, either within their own organization or throughout the industry.

Epicor Introduces Low-Cost eCommerce Store Development Service For Parts Distributors, Jobbers

DUBLIN, Calif. – Epicor Software Corp. has announced the availability of Epicor eCommerce Store Development Service, a low-cost, turnkey e-commerce website service that helps automotive replacement parts distributors and jobbers sell directly to consumers via the Internet. The new e-commerce service supports wholesalers with the launch of consumer-oriented e-commerce sites – in English, Spanish or French languages

Genuine Parts Co. Reports Third Quarter Sales And Earnings

ATLANTA – Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) reported sales and earnings for the third quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30, 2013. Thomas Gallagher, chairman and CEO, announced today that sales totaling $3.69 billion were up 9 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012. Net income for the quarter was $173.7 million, up slightly from $172.9 million