WORLDPAC Inc. recently held its third Supplier & Training EXPO (STX) May 15-18, 2014, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla.
The company says the event was initially created in 2009 as WORLDPAC’s vision to help customers better succeed in the changing aftermarket environment.
It has since grown into an eagerly anticipated biennial opportunity for WORLDPAC customers to learn the latest in advanced vehicle technology, as well as critical business skills needed to take an independent repair business to the next level of service profitability.
Attendees also enjoy peer-to-peer networking and an exclusive opportunity to discuss products with premier suppliers and manufacturers at the evening EXPOs.
During the four day event, more than 1,200 elite independent repair professionals from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico experienced nearly 500 total hours of advanced-technical and business training presented by more than 50 of the industry’s most respected instructors including several who travelled from the United Kingdom and Germany.
Each full day of training was followed by an evening EXPO and tools and equipment show featuring over 100 suppliers.
“WORLDPAC is dedicated to providing our customers the very best training in our industry,” said Bob Cushing, WORLDPAC CEO and president.
“We created the WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI) over 10 years ago and had our first Supplier and Training Expo in 2009, the largest automotive training event held. We take great pride in continuing to offer training curriculum designed to meet the demands of growing the independent repair professionals business in a challenging environment, and now our world-class STX event is consistently a part of that.
“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this event, only possible due to the tremendous support of our training partners, suppliers and customers, and we look forward to continuing it in the future.”
For more information visit www.worldpac.com.