AAPEX Remanufacturing Section sells out

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The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Remanufacturing Section has sold out for 2013, with 39 exhibitors onboard to promote the environmental, economic and product performance benefits of remanufacturing, according to show organizers. AAPEX is set for Nov. 5-7 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

The section is co-hosted by the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Engine Rebuilders Council (ERC). It will feature exhibits by MERA and ERC member-companies and live engine rebuilding demonstrations by Hendrick Motorsports technicians.

The United States is the world’s largest producer, consumer and exporter of remanufactured goods. In the U.S. automotive, heavy-duty, and heavy-duty off-road sectors, remanufacturing is a $15.4 billion industry that supports more than 56,000 full-time jobs, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission.

“The increased number of booths related to remanufactured products is a reflection of the continued growth in the average age of vehicles, currently at the historic level of 11.3 years for both cars and light trucks, accounting for more than one half of all light vehicles on the road,” says Rich White, senior vice president, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).

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