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News Briefs 3/19/14

• For the seventh time in 16 years, La Vergne, TN-based Hennessy Industries has been named “Supplier of the Year” by the NAPA tools and equipment sales team.

Clore Automotive is Mac Tools’ “Supplier of the Year” for 2013.

Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Centers, a northeastern Ohio repair shop chain, is adding two sites in the greater Cleveland area, giving the company a total of 12 locations.

• Students at Ohio Technical College may be able to win a scholarship for a one-year tuition, valued at as much as $29,400, through the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, which encourages and supports those pursuing careers in the auto care industry. The application deadline is March 28. For more details, visit

• Starting this month, U.S. Hyundai dealers participating in the Hyundai Lubricants Program are providing Quaker State branded motor oils for the vehicles they service.

• The apprentice program Mopar X-Press is coming to the Lincoln Technical Institute’s campus in Mahwah, NJ. The program provides students with the opportunity to learn specialized technology on Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles.

Rotary Lift, the exclusive vehicle lift supplier to Tesla Motors, has installed Shockwave-equipped two-post vehicle lifts in all of the Tesla Service Centers in North America.

AutoVantage, the Stamford, CT-based car club and roadside assistance provider, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Webb Wheel has launched a quarterly newsletter offering information about wheel end specifying and maintenance practices.

Safelite AutoGlass says it recycled more than 1 million windshields in 2013.

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