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Source: aftermarketNews On Sept. 17, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. In accordance with the direction of President Trump, the additional tariffs will be effective starting Sept. 24, and initially will be in the amount of Read more…


Source: FenderBender September 24, 2018—Former Automotive Service Association (ASA) president Dan Risley has filed a lawsuit against the ASA and one of its former board members, Ed Cushman, as was first reported by the Florida Record. Risley, who left ASA earlier in the year for a position with CCC Information Services, filed a complaint on Sept. 12 Read more…


Effective 9/15/2018, new Partslink data is available for download for existing subscribers. For information on the Partslink program and market intelligence, please visit www.autobpa.com/partslink. For information on how to subscribe to Partslink, click here.


Source: Tenex Capital Management New York, NY – September 6th, 2018 – Tenex Capital Management (“Tenex”) is pleased to announce a new platform investment in Empire Auto Parts (“Empire” or the “Company”), a distributor of automotive parts to collision repair centers in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. Empire sources and stocks a comprehensive assortment of aftermarket collision Read more…


Source: Mitchell International The Latest Technology Trends, Industry Insights, Data and Analyses on the Property & Casualty and Collision Repair Industries SAN DIEGO—September 11, 2018—Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, today released its Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the third quarter of Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek As trial was scheduled to commence, a settlement was announced bringing to a close two decades of litigation on non-OEM parts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance and the Plaintiffs in Hale et al v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company et al announced they have reached a settlement agreement as the trial was set to Read more…


Source: Brian Albright, SearchAutoparts.com Almost every sector of the automotive industry has been critical of tariffs that the Trump Administration has imposed on aluminum and steel, as well as a number of products imported from China, and proposed tariffs on automobiles and parts have received an equal amount of pushback. Both the existing and proposed tariffs could Read more…


Source: CollisionWeek Suncorp’s Insurance Ventures investment subsidiary is reported to be exploring the sale of its majority stake in Australia’s second largest collision repair chain. The Australian Financial Review reported that the Suncorp Group’s Insurance Ventures investment arm is considering the sale of its majority ownership position in the Capital SMART repair chain. According to the article, Read more…


Source: Tire Business WASHINGTON — The Driving American Jobs Coalition, a group representing many facets of the U.S. auto industry, has formed a new coalition to oppose potential new tariffs on imported automobiles and motor vehicle parts. The coalition — involving eight major auto industry trade groups — plans to inform policymakers and stakeholders about the negative Read more…


In addition to their $3,370,740 software donation last year through a partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), Audatex, a Solera Company, has committed to donating $25,000 to the Foundation annually for the next five years. The funds are unrestricted and will be used to support collision repair education students and programs in North America. “We Read more…

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