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Rhonda Kelly Celebrates 4-Decade Career at Burson Auto Parts 

Only one other person has held this distinguished record at the company.

Car-O-Liner Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The company says it plans to celebrate this landmark anniversary in a variety of ways throughout the year.

APA Marks 50th Anniversary Milestone at Annual Conference

The sold-out event was held at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan.

Eaton Celebrates 100 Years on the NYSE

Chairman and CEO Craig Arnold was joined by members of Eaton’s senior leadership team to ring the opening bell.

Dura-Bond Bearing Co. Celebrates 75 Year Anniversary

The company also is celebrating the 75th birthday of Dura-Bond’s CEO and Chairman Charles Barnett.

ASE Unveils 50th Anniversary Logo

Plans are underway for 2022 celebration.

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Builds 5 Millionth Vehicle

HMMA reached the 5 million mark in less than 17 years, starting production in May 2005.

Hanon Systems Pyeongtaek Plant Produces 100M Compressors

The plant, which opened in 1991, will celebrate 30 years of operation in October 2021.

AAAA Celebrates 40 Years Serving the Automotive Aftermarket

The AAAA was founded in 1980 by a group of businesses that became concerned with regulatory developments in Australia.

BorgWarner Celebrates Production Of 70 Million Starters In South Korea

BorgWarner’s plant in Changnyeong began producing starters in December 1997. By providing global OEMs with its advanced and highly efficient products, the business grew rapidly and a first milestone was reached in May 2002, when 10 million starters were manufactured. Up until now the plant has served a total of 43 OEMs across 21 countries.

DENSO, Creator Of The QR Code, Reflects On The Technology’s Progress 25 Years After Its Invention

Though QR codes were originally developed to create efficiencies in manufacturing processes, DENSO encouraged its use more broadly by making the technology license-free. Since its invention, the popularity of QR codes has spread to encompass numerous industries, including hospitality and tourism, education and real estate.

DISCOUNT TIRE Opens 1,000th Store 

The national retailer has continued the legacy of its founder, Bruce Halle, with the opening of a milestone store in Phoenix, Arizona.