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Automotive Distribution Network Signs 2 New Auto Pride Members

Recent signings include Champion Brands based in Clinton, Missouri, and Port Washington, New York’s, Harbor Point Supply.

Alliance Expands Into Belize With Addition Of Westrac

Fifty years and one name change later, Westrac now serves as the largest auto and tractor parts supplier in the country.

Uni-Select Inc. Reports 2019 Results

Sales down 1.5% in constant currency to $412.6 million in Q4 and up 1.1% in constant currency to $1,739.6 million for 2019.

O’Reilly To Carry Innova CarScan Diagnostic Tools

The tools will be available in stores beginning February 2020.

Manufacturing News

DENSO Expands Line Of Ignition Coils

New applications extend coverage to 2012-2018 Acura and Honda models.

Hot Shot’s Secret Introduces Never Rust Lubricant

Never Rust protects any metal surface up to 20 times longer than competing brands, according to LSI.

Cooper Standard Named One Of World’s Most Ethical Companies

This is the first year Cooper Standard has been recognized and is one of four honorees in the automotive industry.

Grote Industries Joins The OptiCat Network

The OptiCat Network provides a cloud-based secure data repository with data validation and distribution services for the aftermarket supply chain.

Personnel News

Mike Dever Joins AACF Board Of Trustees

Dever is with the General Parts Co. and serves as general manager for NAPA major accounts.

Jamil Young Promoted At Fontaine Modification

Young will now serve as president of Fontaine’s Medium and Heavy Truck Operations Division.

SEMA Welcomes Jeff Dahlin As Sales Director

Dahlin’s hiring accompanies promotion of Brendan Gillespie and a new role for Reham Gharib.

PPG Appoints Tom Maziarz VP Automotive Refinish, Americas

He succeeds Greg Benkcart, vice president, automotive refinish, Americas.

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