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Noise Takes a Toll

How many times has someone told you to take care of your hearing?  Anyone who works in a busy shop is subjected to a range of noises every day....pneumatic wrenches and impact guns, drills, air compressors turning on, vehicle horns, vehicle alarm system screeches, hammers striking metal, etc. Some of these noises, especially repeated exposure to certain noises, can damage your hearing. We all know how important it is to wear eye protection to save your eyeballs from fluids or metal chips, and to wear reinforced work shoes to save our toes from being mashed by heavy objects and gloves to protect our skin from certain chemicals or from handling hot and/or sharp objects,  but many of us tend to ignore ear protection, often assuming that “the noise only lasts for a few seconds, so it won’t matter.”


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‘Be a Federated Fan’ Contest Winners Announced

Federated Auto Parts reports Carney Cataldo of Cataldo’s Collision in Dubois, Pa., and Brian Bennington of Bennington’s Auto Service in Canton, Ohio, are the grand prize winners of its “Be a Federated Fan” contest. Both will have the chance to watch the NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400 from a luxury suite at Richmond Raceway.


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SEMA

SEMA Issues Call for Speakers for Upcoming Trade Shows

As part of the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) initiative to provide live and virtual education to the automotive industry, SEMA is issuing a call for speakers for the SEMA Show, the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show and the association’s year-round virtual education program.


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SMP2

SMP Awards $20,000 to Blue Streak Scholarship Winners 

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has announced the winners of  its annual Blue Streak ‘Better Then, Better Now’ Automotive Scholarship Contest: Jade Etchart, of  Cedar City, Utah; Ndayishimiye Bisamaza, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Mario Zaragoza, of Mabton, Wash.; and Mikel Cole,  of Klamath Falls, Ore. 


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