Members of 'The Group' Team Up to Support Industry Day

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Members of the Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) recently teamed up to support the Michigan Automotive Parts Association (MAPA) and its 65th annual Industry Day held in Flint, Mich.

James O’Dell, marketing manager of Federated Auto Parts member Motown Automotive Distributing Co. in Farmington Hills, Mich., and Alena Van Cleave, manager of National Pronto Association member A & Jay Automotive Warehouse based in Redford, Mich., made a presentation entitled “Attract and Retain the Next Generation” to the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) members in attendance.

The open forum focused on what millennials are looking for in a job as well as how companies can outline career paths, involvement, purpose and opportunities to make them a more attractive employer.

MAPA is a non-profit state trade association representing automotive parts stores, service dealers, warehouse distributors, manufacturers and associates throughout Michigan. Its mission is to provide members with business and educational information relative to the sale of automotive replacement parts, to promote the automotive aftermarket industry, to provide legislative and regulatory advocacy, and to enable group purchasing of member service programs.

The Automotive Parts Services Group, also known as The Group, was created by the combined efforts and resources of the Federated and Pronto program groups on behalf of their respective members, creating one of the largest automotive parts supply networks in North America. For more information, visit

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