More than 2,600 service technicians, parts store owners and other automotive aftermarket professionals attended the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Parts Store and Tech Expo held Feb. 8-9 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Hosted by Auto-Wares, the two-day event educated attendees on a number of automotive aftermarket topics. More than 86 training classes with 6,323 seats were offered in subjects including personal improvement, paint and body, shop management skills, air conditioning, brakes, diesel, electrical, driveability, fuel systems, heavy-duty, hybrids, import fuel systems, state certification testing, steering and suspension, transmission systems and telematics technology.
With the completion of this event, Auto-Wares has now offered more than 125,000 seats of training in 16 years of hosting the Tech Expo event.
In addition to training sessions offered, a vendor trade show with 200 booths representing more than 200 automotive aftermarket vendors gave attendees the ability to learn about new products and offerings. Registered attendees also were able to purchase products at the trade show.
The Auto-Wares Group of Companies presented awards to the following vendors for excellence as valued suppliers:
Excellence in New Business Opportunities Dorman
Excellence in Training Support Standard Motor Products
Excellence in Technology Support Dorman
Excellence in Marketing Support Federal-Mogul
Excellence in Sales Support WIX
2013 Auto-Wares Group of Companies Supplier of the Year Tenneco
For more information regarding the Auto ValueBumper to Bumper Parts Store and Service Tech Expo, visit www.avtechexpo.com.