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Automotive Distribution Network Members Gathered in Chicago

Members of the Automotive Distribution Network (Network) gathered for their fall membership meeting and heard from one of the Network's newest partners, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, as well as other key partners.

During the meeting, which was held Aug. 26–28 in Chicago, Network shareholders talked about their local market conditions, reviewed future IT, product and marketing programs, and identified new opportunities to work with the group's partners, including Tenneco Inc., Valvoline, and BBB Industries.

“This year’s meeting was especially timely since the Network recently announced its strategic partnership with Federal-Mogul, who presented to our shareholders about how they can best leverage their powerful image to grow their businesses with brands like Champion, Wagner, ANCO, Moog, and Fel-Pro,” said David Prater, president of the Network. “Held in conjunction with our program managers’ meeting, this gathering provides our group with that rare opportunity to collaborate in person, as the Network works with our strategic partners to continually refine our award-winning business initiatives.”

The meeting also featured a Latin America Forum for the group’s international members, including representatives from Parts Plus Mexico, as well as Westworld Auto Parts LLC, the group’s first member to serve the Guatemalan market.

The Automotive Distribution Network operates under the brands of Parts Plus, Parts Plus Mexico, IAPA and Auto Pride. For more information, contact Laura Guy.

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