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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

WORLDPAC, Inc. has been Certified for C-TPAT!

WORLDPAC, Inc. has been Certified for C-TPAT!

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently welcomed WORLDPAC as a certified partner in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). WORLDPAC customers directly benefit from this partnership by way of:

  • Reduced international product shipping durations and delays
  • Expedited access to WORLDPAC’s international inventory
  • More secure access to international suppliers
To learn more about the partnership between WORLDPAC and C-TPAT, please read more . . .

C-TPAT is a voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) works closely with companies whose good business practices ensure supply chain security and compliance with trade laws. Through the C-TPAT initiative, CBP asks WORLDPAC to ensure the integrity of our security practices and to communicate and verify the security guidelines of our business partners within our supply chain. This, in effect, creates:
  • Security and trade compliance rooted in business practices
  • An opportunity to play an active role in the war against terrorism
In addition, WORLDPAC benefits from this partnership as a result of:
  • A reduced number of CBP inspections (reduced border or seaport delay times) on imported WORLDPAC inventory
  • Priority processing for CBP inspections (front of the line processing for inspections, when available)
By participating in this first worldwide supply chain security initiative, WORLDPAC ensures a more secure and expeditious supply chain for our employees, our suppliers and, most importantly, our customers.

Visit the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) to learn more.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Article: WTI Performance Groups

Article: WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI) Performance Groups

The WORLDPAC Training Institute's (WTI) Business Development and Performance Groups are programs that help mechanical-shop owners learn how to run their businesses more effectively and profitably.

The following articles on the WTI's Performance Groups were recently featured in the September 2008 issues of Parts & People Magazine:

Parts & People - Northern California Edition:

WORLDPAC Training Institute Performance Group coming soon to Northern California

Parts & People - Northwest Edition:

WORLDPAC Training Institute coming soon to Pacific Northwest

Mike Olson, WORLDPAC Director of Business Management Training, is quoted in the articles as saying:

"[I] developed a program that encourages interaction and sharing of ideas with an emphasis on accountability and continual improvement.

The overall goals for these groups are to help each member achieve a 70 percent gross profit (GP) on labor sales and a 50 percent GP on parts with their expenses at 40 percent and a 20 percent net profit before tax. That's where we want our members to be, and we can help them get there."

In addition to Performance Groups, the WTI Business Development Team is currently touring the USA and Canada bringing essential business training opportunities to Independent Service Centers. Popular fall training classes include:

Increasing Car Count & Making Every Car Count:

Don’t let the economy dictate your business! Take the actions necessary to make your business succeed now and into the future. This one day workshop will give you real success stories of real repair shops that have overcome tough times and made them successful. [In this class] we will share their secrets and the actions they took to succeed.

It's About Time:

Most repair shops mismanage their labor inventory. They do not sell all the time they have available. To test yourself, take your total hours for one month that you pay your technicians. Multiply this by your labor rate. Now compare it to your actual labor sales . . . chances are if you are a shop owner or service advisor, you need to take this workshop.

To learn more about the WORLDPAC Training Institute, visit the program links below:

WTI Performance Groups
WTI Business Development
WTI Technical Training

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Introducing WORLDPAC’s Tools and Equipment Program!

Introducing WORLDPAC’s Tools & Equipment Program!

WORLDPAC recently unveiled an extensive Tools & Equipment program. The program offers Tool & Equipment products from quality manufacturers including:

  • Champion
  • Chicago Pneumatic
  • Intersoll-Rand
  • Nextech
  • OTC
  • Polar Cool
  • Rotary
  • And more!
To view all Tools and Equipment available through WORLDPAC, visit our Tools & Equipment Virtual Brochure

To place a Tools & Equipment order, contact your WORLDPAC Sales representative or call (800) 888-9982 xt. 5470.

At this time Tools & Equipment sales are available within the US only.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Introducing the WORLDPAC Literature Resource Center!

Introducing the WORLDPAC Literature Resource Center!

WORLDPAC is pleased to announce the WORLDPAC Literature Resource Center is now available!

Use this resource to quickly and easily access all WORLDPAC literature that provides helpful information about WORLDPAC, our products and services.

Brand new WORLDPAC literature includes our Tools & Equipment and Customer Marketing Solutions (CMS) brochures.

The Tools & Equipment brochure is available for view using virtual brochure technology and contains an overview of products available through our new Tools & Equipment program including:

  • A/C and Cooling Service Equipment
  • Air Compressors & Air Tools
  • Diagnostic and Electronics Equipment
  • Lifts
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Specialty Tools
  • Tire Service Equipment
  • . . . And Much More!
Our Customer Marketing Solutions (CMS) educational brochure is designed to supplement our customer’s marketing knowledge and assist them in marketing their business. This new brochure includes topics such as:
  • Acquisition Marketing
  • Retention Marketing
  • Allocating Marketing Budgets
  • Measuring your Marketing Programs
Access the WORLDPAC Literature Resource Center directly at or visit the homepage to navigate to the resource center via the literature page logo graphic as shown above.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Enter to Win WORLDPAC's JAPANESE IMPORTS Sweepstakes!

Enter to Win WORLDPAC's JAPANESE IMPORTS Sweepstakes!

WORLDPAC has an extensive selection of Japanese inventory and OEM suppliers as well as direct importer pricing!

Make WORLDPAC your source for quality products for JAPANESE IMPORT vehicles!

Enter the WORLDPAC JAPANESE IMPORTS Sweepstakes for your chance to win one of four incredible prizes!

  • Plasma High Definition TV - Grand Prize!
  • Digital Camera - 1st Prize
  • iPod Classic - 2nd Prize
  • iPod Nano - 3rd Prize
Click here to register to win.

To view past winners visit our Sweepstakes Winners Hall of Fame.

Additional WORLDPAC Sweepstakes opportunities will be available at throughout the year. Good luck!

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