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Plant opens for electric air conditioning compressors: MAHLE strengthens its systems competence in electric vehicles

 MAHLE has opened its first production plant for electric compressors. MAHLE will manufacture e-compressors for international automobile manufacturers at the production location in Balassagyarmat/Hungary and has already obtained several customer projects. Series production will start in 2019.   First MAHLE production line for e-compressors Electric compressors remove the link between air conditioning systems and combustion

IRS Publishes Tax Reform Resources for Small Business

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reminding business taxpayers to learn about how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the new tax law passed end of last year, may affect them. Among other things, the new law may change their tax rates and impact the quarterly estimated tax payments they are required to make during

Antidumping Order on Tapered Roller Bearings from China to Remain in Place

Last month, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) voted to continue the antidumping duty order on imports of tapered roller bearings from China. USITC determined that revoking the existing antidumping order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. This is the fourth five-year sunset review.

Vehicle Data Legislation Introduced in Massachusetts

Last month, three Massachusetts legislators introduced a bill to amend the commonwealth’s Right to Repair law, with the goal being to ensure that new vehicle data technology does not prevent drivers from using independent auto care facilities for maintenance and repairs. The need for the new legislation was brought about by the onset of vehicle

Date & Location Set For ASTE 2019

ASTE 2019 will be held September 27 & 28, 2019 in Cary NC at the Embassy Suites. ASTE gained national prominence in 2018 as shop owners and technicians for 12 states and Canada attended the event. We are in the process of booking the biggest names in the industry for two days on training. Vendor

IGONC Elects New Board

IGONC Elects New Board The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina have announced its Board of Directors for 2018-2019 at its annual banquet in Cary, NC. Each director serves a three-year term and the Executive Committee has a two-year term for each position. The 2018-2019 IGONC Board of Directors include: Gary Summerfield – Past President,

Estimating Tips from the DEG

Estimating Tips from the DEG All Three Systems: Fender Caulking – Recent Inquiry 12587 identified that, on 2014-2018 Chevy/ GMC Pickup trucks, the replacement fenders do not come from the factory with seam sealer and caulk on the inside panel of the wheel house. The labor and material cost to replicate the OEM appearance is

Subaru Position Statement    Subject:  Pre- and Post- Scanning of Collision Vehicles

Subaru Position Statement    Subject:  Pre- and Post- Scanning of Collision Vehicles Subaru of America, Inc., October 2018 – With each new model, Subaru makes advancements in technology that assist in the operation and safety of our vehicles. These advancements incorporate different sensor, cameras, control units, as well as other components, to assist with the functionality

U.S. EPA and DOT Propose to Hold Model Year 2021-2026 Vehicle Emissions at 2020 Levels

Increased fuel economy standards, behind vehicle materials and design changes impacting collision repair industry, would slow under proposal. Continues to set one national standard, eliminating California’s ability to set more stringent requirements. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on August 1 released a notice

“Because I’m a Tech”: Celebrating Labor Day the Right Way

This Labor Day from 8/26 – 9/3, as part of the FutureTech Success campaign, TechForce Foundation® is launching the “Because I’m a Tech” promotion. Our country is full of amazing, authentic people living happy, fulfilling, prosperous lives in large part due to their decision to pursue a technical career. “Because I’m a Tech” is an