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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WORLDPAC And Textar Host Customers On The 'Ultimate Car Enthusiast Experience Of A Lifetime'

WORLDPAC And Textar Host Customers On The 'Ultimate Car Enthusiast Experience Of A Lifetime'


WORLDPAC And Textar Host Customers On The 'Ultimate Car Enthusiast Experience Of A Lifetime'

Textar, a Nisshinbo Group Co., and leading manufacturer of OE brake pads, and WORLDPAC recently ran a customer incentive contest culminating in a Porsche aficionado’s dream trip deemed the "Ultimate Car Enthusiast Experience of a Lifetime."

More than 40 specialty import service center winners joined Textar and WORLDPAC on a three-day trip that included a special viewing of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s (NCMA) first design exhibition, "Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed," and a private showing of the exclusive Ingram Collection consisting of extremely rare and prized Porsche vehicles and an honorary dinner with Cam Ingram, co-owner of Road Scholars and a celebrated master Porsche restorer, in the intimate showroom. To the surprise of two lucky guests, a random drawing awarded them an all-expenses-paid trip to the WORLDPAC supplier and Training EXPO (STX) happening in Orlando, Fla., in May 2014 and a grand prize all-expenses-paid trip for two to visit the Textar OE factory in Leverkusen, Germany.

"Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed" explores the history and development of the Porsche lineage from the 1930s to the present day. The exhibit features more than 20 automobiles including Porsches owned by Ralph Lauren, Steve McQueen, Janis Joplin and the one-of-a-kind Panamericana concept car on loan from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

The Ingram Porsche Collection is one of the most renowned private collections of Porsches in North America. It represents a significant number of early, rare production and racing Porsches including 356s and 911s (including the 17th Gmund), 1952 American Roadster (ninth of 16 made), 1955 550 Spyder, 1961 Abarth (eighth of 20 made), 1964 904 and 30 Porsches on permanent display. It is a true celebration of one of the greatest global brands, and showings are by invitation only.

The co-sponsored event was in celebration of the Porsche 911’s 50th year anniversary and Textar’s more than 100 years in braking excellence, as well as Textar and WORLDPAC partnering to offer an exclusive range of German engineered, high-carbon brake rotors for European applications.

The event took place Jan. 15-17 in Raleigh, N.C.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Parts & People Article: WORLDPAC Drives its Business Model Through Innovation


Parts & People Article: WORLDPAC Drives its Business Model Through Innovation
Bob Cushing, President of WORLDPAC, was a guest speaker at the recent AASA Executive Breakfast at AAPEX Las Vegas, themed “Innovating to Win in a Changing Market.”

Parts & People magazine featured the below article in all January 2014 regional issues, many of which it was the cover story.

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WORLDPAC Drives its Business Model Through Innovation
 
By Rob Merwin
Parts & People
January 01, 2014


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Monday, December 16, 2013

The Charitable Foundation of CARQUEST and WORLDPAC Donates for the Holidays


The Charitable Foundation of CARQUEST and WORLDPAC Donates for the Holidays

In the spirit of the holidays, the Charitable Foundation of CARQUEST and WORLDPAC is donating to those in need.

The Charitable Foundation of CARQUEST and WORLDPAC was formed in 2003 with a mission to support non-profit charitable projects and programs which promote family values, educational development and quality of life in the communities throughout the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada where CARQUEST and WORLDPAC teammates live and work.

The Charitable Foundation of CARQUEST and WORLDPAC recently made donations to over 18 local food banks covering every city where WORLDPAC Canada has a branch.  Donations ranged from CAD $1,000 to $500. Each dollar donated to a local food bank is the equivalent of $5 worth of donated food.

WORLDPAC Inc. also organized an employee toy drive benefiting the Toys for Tots Foundation.  Toys collected at WORLDPAC’s USA distribution centers and surrounding branches totaled over 1000!  Toys will be distributed to local families in need.

During the holidays and throughout the year, CARQUEST and WORLDPAC encourage teammates to make individual contributions through its Dollars For Doers program, as well as actively volunteer on behalf of non-profit charities and community service organizations.  Dollars For Doers issues grants to various individuals in need and also makes donations to numerous charities each year.  All grants and donations are made possible through the generous charitable contributions of teammates and the corporation.

For more information on how you can support your local food bank or Toys for Tots, please visit the organization websites below: 


The Charitable Foundation of CARQUEST and WORLDPAC would like to extend our best wishes to you and your family for a happy holiday season!

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Executive Interview With WORLDPAC President And CEO Bob Cushing


Executive Interview With WORLDPAC President And CEO Bob Cushing

WORLDPAC President and CEO Bob Cushing recently shared some additional thoughts on key themes from his keynote speech at the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Executive Breakfast earlier this month during APPEX Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas. 

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Executive Interview With WORLDPAC President And CEO Bob Cushing


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Monday, November 4, 2013

WORLDPAC Introduces TRW Branded All-Makes Premium Chassis Program to its Portfolio

WORLDPAC Introduces TRW Branded All-Makes Premium Chassis Program to its Portfolio

WORLDPAC, Inc. is proud to announce the introduction into the North American Aftermarket of TRW’s new all-makes premium chassis program.   Intended for the independent repair facility, the ride control program from one of the leading global automotive parts manufacturers, offers discerning professional service centers a wide range of high quality chassis parts that are competitive for today’s marketplace.

TRW is the global leader in automotive safety. Ranking among the world's largest Original Equipment (OE) chassis system providers, the business supplies all major vehicle manufacturers and holds leading positions in all of its primary product categories.
 
The comprehensive, premium parts program focuses on all makes and models and consists of:  control arms, tie rods, stabilizer links, ball joints, tie rod ends and assemblies, idler and pitman arms and bushings.

TRW utilizes the latest technologies and OE manufacturing standards in order to offer a chassis program of excellent quality to the aftermarket.  The program has some key differentiators including low friction plastic seat technology and inclusion of all installation hardware and fitting instructions in the box, saving the technician time and avoiding fitment issues. Supporting sales and marketing materials are also available along with full technical support. 

 “By bringing on board a premium chassis line from one of the premier tier one suppliers, we believe it will fulfill a needed market segment that is currently neglected in the aftermarket, ” said Mario Recchia, WORLDPAC’s SVP of Marketing.  “TRW has an unrivalled global presence and OE pedigree and this program offers our customers who demand superior quality from recognized suppliers, the perfect solution.”

TRW’s IAM Director Russ Stebbins commented: “We are pleased that WORLDPAC is taking on the national distribution of TRW’s chassis product program in North America. WORLDPAC is a respected and well-known nation-wide company in the area of distribution and we are confident that this is the right way for our OE quality, premium program to enter the market and to grow organically within it.  We share a passion for quality and efficiency, are both committed to offering the highest caliber of customer service and believe that this venture will prove to be extremely successful.”   

WORLDPAC, Inc. imports and distributes over 110,000 OE and high quality OE replacement parts to the independent import & domestic service center from over 100 branch locations in the U.S.A., Canada and Puerto Rico.  WORLDPAC has over 40 years of experience supplying the wholesale aftermarket with the ‘right parts at the right time’ through its leading e-catalogs, speedDIAL and the WORLDPAC app featuring  speedDIAL Express  which is optimized for tablets, and offers the highest quality products from leading global manufacturing companies.

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For more information about TRW, please visit: www.trwaftermarket.com


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Friday, September 20, 2013

CARQUEST 2013 Charitable Golf Tournament

CARQUEST 2013 Charitable Golf Tournament

CARQUEST Canada Ltd. held its annual Charity Golf Tournament at Springfield Country Club to raise funds for the CARQUEST / WORLDPAC Charitable Foundation.

The Charitable Foundation raises funds that are used for a verity of charities in need in the communities we conduct business. On hand were close to 140 golfers representing our customers, employees and suppliers from both Canada and the United States.

“In the seven years we have be running this charitable tournament we have raised close to $150,000” said Steve Gushie president of CARQUEST Canada, “and we are very pleased to present a check for $15,000 out of this year's funds in support of the Children’s Breakfast Club.”

On hand from the Children’s Breakfast Club to accept the check was Ted Woloshyn, Zubeda Nanji and Rick Gosling, the founder of the Children’s Breakfast Club.


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

AASA: What Would You Ask WORLDPAC CEO Bob Cushing?


AASA: What Would You Ask WORLDPAC CEO Bob Cushing?

If you were the moderator at the AASA breakfast at AAPEX, what would you ask WORLDPAC CEO Bob Cushing?

The AASA Executive Breakfast at AAPEX provides a forum for leading industry executives to address the top issues of the day – and Bob Cushing, President and Chief Executive Officer of WORLDPAC, is on tap this year to address the theme “Innovating to Win in a Changing Market.”

Innovating to Win in a Changing Market
Guest Speaker:  Bob Cushing of WORLDPAC
7-8:45 am on Tuesday November 5, 2013
Bellini Ballroom, The Venetian

AASA wants to ensure Bob addresses questions you may have regarding WORLDPAC’s highly regarded catalog program, the internet's impact on the aftermarket, the impact of price transparency on the aftermarket, brand protection on the web and any other topics you’d like him to discuss.

Learn more about the event and send questions to AASA staff by Friday, Oct. 18.



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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WORLDPAC Fantastic Voyage Cruise Takes Customers on an Alaskan Adventure!


WORLDPAC Fantastic Voyage Cruise Takes Customers on an Alaskan Adventure!

WORLDPAC's bi-annual Fantastic Voyage customer cruise event again exceeded expectations by embarking on an Alaskan adventure! 

Over 1600 WORLDPAC customers and VIP guests joined an elite group of suppliers and top WORLDPAC sales and management staff for an unforgettable seven day Alaskan voyage alongside soaring bald eagles and migrating humpback whales.  Destination highlights include Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and the Tracy Arm Fjord as well as Victoria, BC and Seattle, WA.

WORLDPAC's Fantastic Voyage Alaskan Adventure provided customers with a unique opportunity to join other premier North American service repair professionals and industry leading manufacturers in an unforgettable setting.  Over 540 shops from 45 states, provinces and territories travelled across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to experience the event.

Guests were treated to unforgettable experiences both onboard and onshore including daily customer appreciation cocktail parties, exclusive supplier presentations and Q&A sessions, an impromptu takeover of Skagway Fish Co. compliments of Denso, and spectacular displays of nature and wildlife!  Excursion opportunities ranged from glacier visits by helicopter to hiking to mingling with town locals. 


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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Delphi Product & Service Solutions Announces 2013 Dream Shop Sweepstakes

Delphi Product and Service Solutions Announce 2013 Dream Shop Sweepstakes



Delphi Product and Service Solutions launched its annual Delphi Dream Shop Sweepstakes in the U.S. and Canada. For the grand prize, Delphi will equip one lucky professional automotive technician with Delphi parts, tools, equipment, supplies and training. Hundreds of other prizes will be awarded monthly, weekly and instantly.

The winning technician can use the grand prize to upgrade his existing workspace or build his ultimate Dream Shop.   Technicians can register at the dedicated Delphi Dream Shop website or new for 2013, through Delphi’s Facebook. The grand prize winner will be introduced this November at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.

“In its third year, the Delphi Dream Shop continues to receive an enthusiastic response from technicians,” said LĂșcia Veiga Moretti, president, Delphi Product and Service Solutions. “This year it is even easier to enter and follow the contest with the addition of Delphi’s Facebook page, which many are already using – along with Twitter and YouTube – to learn about Delphi products and to diagnose, service and repair vehicles of today and the future.”

The Delphi Dream Shop sweepstakes includes electronic equipment needed to service the increasingly complex vehicle electronics found on-vehicle, including Delphi’s new AutoIQ diagnostic kit with Wi-Fi-enabled tablet and a high-performance laptop with shop management software. It also includes earth-friendly shop equipment like an A/C recovery machine, gas caddy system and fuel system tester.

Other prizes include shop essentials such as mechanic tools, air tools and compressor, a heavy-duty lift, transmission jack, two-ton service jack, engine lift, battery charger and tester and brake lathe.
In addition, the grand prize winner will receive Delphi parts from its fuel, engine management, heating and cooling, and Diesel product portfolio. Delphi will also include comprehensive training from its award-winning program, as well as a subscription to Delphi’s RepairPoint, to provide further online diagnostic support.

Since being chosen as the 2012 Delphi Dream Shop grand prize winner, Ryan Mullin from Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada, has had fun taking delivery of his prizes. “I’m still pinching myself. I didn’t think I had a chance to win, but you can’t win if you don’t enter,” said Ryan.
 


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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Driveability Corner by Mark Warren: MOTOR Magazine, February 2013

Driveability Corner by Mark Warren: MOTOR Magazine, February 2013

Driveability Corner by Mark Warren
MOTOR Magazine
February 2013

Mark Warren is the author of MOTOR magazine's bi-monthly Driveability Corner feature as well as a resident WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI) instructor and manager.

In Mark's February 2013 article he recounts helping a friend with a troublesome Nissian. When the vehicle scan produces no codes, he must create a logical diagnostic strategy to guide him.

Mark begins his article with the follwoing advice:

"Driveability diagnosis is rarely simply checking DTCs, reading a fault tree, then replacing a defective part. It’s wise to follow a consistent diagnostic routine, especially when no codes are recorded."

Read Mark Warren's full Driveability Corner article in MOTOR's February 2013 print issue, or click on an option below:

Driveability Corner: MOTOR February 2013 - online
Driveability Corner: MOTOR February 2013 - PDF

Aricle courtsey of MOTOR magazine.

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‘Flood Damaged’ Prius Gets a New Life

‘Flood Damaged’ Prius Gets a New Life

Tech to Tech
'Flood Damaged' Prius Gets a New Life
By Jeff Bach
AutoInc. Online
Posted 04/5/2013

Jeff Bach, owner of CRT Auto Electronics in Batavia, OH and resident WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI) instructor, writes about his adventures troubleshooting a GEN 1 Toyota Prius that was incorrectly branded a “flood salvage” vehicle. 

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Jeff Bach teaches the WTI's two day Toyota Hybrid training class.  View upcoming WTI training events.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

WORLDPAC Launches New Parts-Focused Webpages on www.worldpac.com



WORLDPAC Launches New Parts-Focused Webpages on www.worldpac.com

WORLDPAC recently launched a series of redesigned parts-focused web pages on www.worldpac.com/parts.

The new web pages feature enhanced information about available products at WORLDPAC, product categories, carlines, supplier brands, Tools and Equipment and more.

The new web pages offer more product content with a new look and enhanced navigation tools for improved user experience. 

View WORLDPAC's new parts pages today!

WORLDPAC imports and distributes original equipment automotive replacement parts to independent import and domestic service centers in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.  The complete WORLDPAC inventory includes more than 110,000 automotive replacement products for over 40 carlines. SpeedDIAL,

WORLDPAC’s exclusive online catalog and fulfillment ordering software, contains more than 7 million multiple-brand applications for virtually every automotive make and model, and a new VIN app decoder for easy VIN specific scans.  The company also offers extensive customer services such as their highly praised technical and business training, and targeted customer marketing solutions.


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