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We would like to thank the following organizations for their sponsorship of this year's Automotive Training Expo:
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 Diagnostics provides a comprehensive diagnostics solution, built from the ground up to deal with the challenges of today's more complex European, Domestics, and Asian vehicles. Our fully-integrated diagnostic support system combines dealer-trained technician expertise with diagnostic technology to ensure we make our customers more profitable by finding faults faster and more accurately, as well as repair more cars, faster with fewer mistakes.
BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY
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BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY equips the automotive repair and maintenance aftermarket with award-winning technology tools to improve customer communication. The company's technology instantly transmits photos, videos and text messages to communicate automotive repair details, thereby increasing customer trust, boosting sales and empowering shops to build long-term customer relationships. Along with ongoing training and support, BOLT ON's mobile and digital tools also reduce problems inherent in the service process, while increasing shop productivity, revenue, and customer satisfaction.
For more information, visit BoltOnTechnology.com or call 610-400-1019.
Bosch Automotive Aftermarket
The mission of Carquest Technical Institute is to conduct world-class training for professional technicians and automotive repair facility owners. CTI's instructors have over 400+ years experience and are dedicated to delivering challenging, yet entertaining courses that are non-biased and practical in their approach.
Worldpac Training Institute has over 40 years experience in the wholesale only aftermarket and offers more than 100,000 part numbers at one source for over 40 import and domestic car lines. They import and distribute original equipment and quality replacement automotive parts to over 30,000 specialty import and domestic centers serviced by 90+ branch locations in North America. Worldpac Training Institute (WTI) world class program assists customers in growing and increasing the profitability of their business through education.
Delphi Technologies: Delivering today to put you ahead of tomorrow.
The automotive world is going through incredible change. The pressures of increased safety and total connectivity have never been greater. Stricter government regulations and increasing demands for fuel efficiencies, emissions reductions and electrification have created tremendous expectations to deliver on multiple, complicated fronts.
The tectonic shifts you face as part of the global auto industry demand that you have partners that can move faster than the pace of change. That can navigate the complexities and are willing to take leaps into the unknown, because that’s where success – and the greatest rewards – often reside.
A new beginning that’s focused on you.
Our automotive heritage is deep – more than 100 years in the making. The enduring entrepreneurial spirit that sparked many of the innovations, products and services you’ve relied upon over the years will continue. But with this new company will come a new beginning. New adventures. New breakthroughs.
So, as we write this next chapter in our history, you’ll see only the very best parts of the old coupled with the new. And all of it will be focused on one thing – you, our customers. This means you’ll get a team that moves faster than the pace of change in automotive powertrain management, software and controls, system integration and the aftermarket. You’ll get a global collective that masters complexity and welcomes the challenges you face every day because we don’t see them as obstacles – they are opportunities. More importantly, you get a true partner – one that believes anything is possible – when we do it together.
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.
Hunter Engineering Company
Hunter’s award-winning research and development team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers is responsible for hundreds of patented and exclusive features that make Hunter products the most productive under car service equipment available.
Hunter’s commitment to sustainability is demonstrated through quality assurance, recycling programs, helping customers make informed, environmentally-friendly decisions, and continuously enhancing green initiatives for a healthier and cleaner world.
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.
National Automotive Service Task Force
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.
NASTF also manages the Secure Data Release Model which credentials service professionals to access key and immobilizer codes used more and more frequently in the course of servicing vehicles.
Come by and see what we have to offer.
O'Reilly Auto Parts
O'Reilly Automotive intends to be the dominant supplier of auto parts in our market areas by offering our retail customers, professional installers, and jobbers the best combination of price and quality provided with the highest possible service level.
In order to accomplish this mission, O'Reilly will provide a benefit and compensation plan that will attract and keep the kind of people that will enable the Company to reach its goals of growth and success.
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 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.