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We would like to thank the following organizations for their sponsorship of this year's Automotive Training Expo:
ACDelco is the premier supplier of GM Original Equipment automotive replacement parts. ACDelco offers 90,000+ auto parts across 37 product lines, and our products can be found around the globe. As a global leader in automotive replacement parts and related services, our focus has always been on building a reputation as the number-one source for quality auto parts.
Our GM Original Equipment auto parts are the original parts for GM vehicles and meet or exceed GM OE specifications. ACDelco Professional aftermarket auto parts and products cover most GM vehicles as well as many other makes and models. ACDelco Advantage products offer fit, form and function for most makes and models at a more affordable price.
Advance Auto Parts
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both the professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. Advance operates over 5,200 stores, over 100 Worldpac branches and serves approximately 1,300 independently owned Carquest branded stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs approximately 74,000 Team Members.
Advance Auto Parts works hard to create an environment of honesty, integrity, mutual trust and dedication. Since our founding by Arthur Taubman in 1932, these values haven’t changed.
- Inspire and build the self-confidence and success of every Team Member.
- Serve our customers better than anyone else – help them succeed.
- Grow the business and profitability with integrity.
Autmotive Training Institute ATI
Since 1980, we've been helping independent auto repair and collision repair shop owners improve their businesses and their lives, with proven, measurable and field-tested strategies and practices. Through the hard work of our wonderful and very talented associates, ATI has grown into the leading coaching and consulting automotive management company in the world, with more than 1,300 active members who represent the best shops in the US and Canada.
We want our clients to be happy and achieve their dreams. Dreams are usually different for each person and at ATI we understand those differences. No matter what type of shop owner you are at this point in your life, we understand you.
Autologic Diagnostics, Inc.
Autologic is the world leader in shop technology since 2000. Our goal is to enable customers to handle more vehicle repairs, more efficiently and profitably. We continuously invest in our software, systems and technical support to ensure that we always offer the most advanced solution – taking you all the way from accurate fault diagnosis, through to successful repair with minimum fuss and maximum speed.
The only complete one-vendor solution to a completely Digital Shop. AutoVitals was the first to release Digital Vehicle Inspections and we are always 3 steps ahead of the competition. We have developed a comprehensive platform to leverage Digital Inspections in all aspects of how you run your shop.
Bolt On Technology
Automotive Repair’s Connection to Customers. Professional Grade – Increase revenue by 35-45% – starting in the next 10 days with auto repair software that provides digital multi-point inspection tools, advanced appointment scheduling, service upgrading technology, and way more. Produce far better results – with less effort on your part!
Bosch Automotive Aftermarket
Bosch develops and delivers professional training programs that help busy professionals stay competitive. With vehicle technologies becoming increasingly advanced, high-tech training is more essential than ever for qualified technicians. Our automotive technology program provides the knowledge and skills you need. Using the latest equipment, you'll learn how to diagnose, service, repair and troubleshoot domestic and foreign cars.
CTI - CARQUEST Technical Institute
For more than a century, Federated Insurance has provided peace of mind to business owners through valued insurance protection.
Federated’s national headquarters is located in Owatonna, Minnesota. It also operates a regional office in Phoenix, Arizona, and several service offices throughout the country. Federated has more than 2,300+ employees and is licensed in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
Federated specializes in business insurance for selected industries, including:
- Auto Dealers
- Auto Parts Stores
- Auto Service and Repair
- Building Material Dealers
- Cabinet and Custom Woodworking Shops
- Convenience Store Operators
- Farm, Dairy, and Industrial Equipment Dealers
- Funeral Services
- Grocery Stores
- Jewelry Retailers
- Machining, Plastics, and Tooling
- Motorcycle and Powersports Dealers
- Petroleum Marketers and Transport
- Retail and Wholesale Operations
- Tire Dealers
Today, hundreds of trade associations and industry organizations recommend one or more of Federated's programs.
The company is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company®. For the latest rating, access www.ambest.com.
Hybrid Automotive has been specializing in Hondas and Toyotas since 1999 and we’ve built well over 2,500 Prolong® Battery Systems. Each one is a labor of love, and every detail is obsessed over. All our chargers are internally fused and include our Patent Pending hybrid battery cooling circuitry for the safest, most effective charge you’ll find anywhere.
Instant starts and better acceleration. Superior ingredients mean superior performance. All Prolong Battery Systems are built with high quality Mean Well internal power supplies. We use positive lock CPC connectors, aircraft-grade 300 volt wiring, durable PET sleeving, and self-cooling cases. It all adds up to a more confident ride.
The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) is a cooperative effort among the automotive service industry, the equipment and tool industry and automobile manufacturers (OEMs) to ensure that automotive service professionals employed outside the OEMs franchise system have the information, training, and tools needed to properly diagnose and repair today's high tech vehicles.
Parts & People Northwest Edition - Official Media Sponsor
RLO Training brings relevant and quality training to the auto repair industry. RLO Training works with shop owners to transform the future of the auto repair industry by raising the standard in service and management.
Customers receive better service, technicians earn better pay, and shop owners develop smoother operations and a more profitable business.
Over the past thirty-two years, RLO Training and ASA Northwest have worked together to provide training that strengthens the industry. Dan Gilley says "We believe success comes to those who understand how to get results," and working with ASA Northwest empowers shop owners to be successful and get those results.
Rob Harris/Wholesale Leaders
Seattle Automotive Distributing
Seattle Automotive Distributing, Inc. has been locally owned and operated since it’s beginning in October 1983. We currently have seven warehouse locations; Seattle, Tacoma, Lynnwood, Olympia, Auburn, Bremerton and Bellingham. We serve independent repair shops, business and government fleets and dealerships with our own fleet of 85 vehicles and 125 employees throughout the Puget Sound. We have an extensive line card featuring Original Equipment auto parts and associated products that are kept current with newly available items. Our line card covers numerous original equipment manufacturers and high quality aftermarket products to serve our customers. We believe in providing the best quality product that helps our customers and their businesses with fewer comebacks and warranty issues due to faulty parts.
The ACT Group
The ACT Group was conceived and developed by Ray Kunz Enterprises, LLC. Ray has professionally coached & trained automotive facility Owners, Managers and Service Advisors alike for over 20 years! It is through this understanding of the automotive industry as well as his dedication to making the industry a better place to work and make a living, that the ACT Group was formed.
The ACT Group is a company built on the experiences of many years in nothing but the automotive field. In fact, most of the ACT Group are specifically automotive trained and have come up through the ranks as Technicians, Service Writers, Managers, General Managers and Owners of automotive facilities. It is through those experiences as well as the experiences working in literally hundreds of facilities across the country that we provide a useful, current and relevant skill set to move your business forward.
Whether it is Owner, Manager, group or individual Service Advisor training the ACT Group is laser focused on you achieving your goals because we are “Committed to your Success”.
The Group Training Academy
The Group Training Academy offers:
Advanced Technical Training - ASE Test Prep, Hybrids, Diesel, Management, HVAC and Diagnostic training and testing.
Sales & Product Training - Product tutorials, marketing videos, and training content produced by aftermarket manufacturers.
Over 500 hours of streaming video with new content added monthly!
- View reports on course progress and quizzes
- Access anytime, anywhere. Online availability provides technicians 24/7 access to complete course content and reporting measurements anywhere, anytime.
- Complete ASE Study Courses. Study for ASE certification exams online with comprehensive test prep courses with video.
- Comprehensive and interactive content. Including video, animations and quizzes
Transmission Remanufacturing Company (TRC) - TRC
UniFirst is one of North America's largest workwear and textile service companies, providing managed uniform, protective clothing, and custom corporate image apparel programs to businesses in diverse industries.
In addition to outfitting nearly 2 million workers in clean uniforms each workday, we also have a hand in keeping their businesses clean, safe, and healthy through our Facility Service programs… allowing us to be a single-source solution for a variety of needs.
We built our Company from the ground up based on our founding Core Values (which remain in place today): a customer Focus, a Respect for Others, and a Commitment to Quality. Serving local business customers via 250 service centers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, our flexible Rental, Lease, and Purchase programs are accessible, scalable, and economical. Whether your organization is national, regional, or local in scope, you'll always receive the highest quality products and services as a UniFirst customer.
UniFirst mission statement
Our mission is to be recognized as the leading provider of quality Uniform and Facility Service programs. We guarantee Total Customer Satisfaction. Our continuous customer focus enables us to grow, to provide an equitable return on investment, and to create ongoing career opportunities for our employees. We are committed to conducting our business in a fair, honest, and responsible manner in accordance with all environmental and government regulations.