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3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Kicks Off Fifth Year of 3M Hire Our Heroes Program to Provide Scholarships and Tool Grants for Deserving Military Members and their Families

New 2017 3M Hire Our Heroes Calendar Available with Donation to Collision Repair Education Foundation, Includes Monthly Offers Worth $1,700 in Free 3M Automotive Products

ST. PAUL, Minn., (November 1, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has had a long standing commitment to helping our nation’s veterans. In partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), 3M has donated more than $750,000 since 2013 to be used toward scholarships and tool grants for more than 210 military veterans and their families through the 3M Hire Our Heroes program.

Son of a Gun: 3M Expands Family for Accuspray™ ONE Easy Spray Gun System

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 1, 2016) – When it comes to solutions for the small shop, the customer who buys paint over-the-counter, automotive students and anyone who wants more out of their spray gun system for less, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has the perfect kit for any application.

The 3M™ Accuspray™ ONE Spray Gun System with PPS™ combines the simplicity and easy maintenance of 3M™ Accuspray spray guns and with the solvent-reducing, material-saving, rapid-clean-up convenience of 3M™ PPS™ Paint Preparation System that pros love. It lets customers use one gun for all stages of their project, from start to finish including mixing/measuring, filtering and spraying (in any direction!) of primer, sealer, base and clear coat.

For 2016, 3M has made significant changes in the 3M™ Accuspray™ family of replaceable-head spray guns. Atomizing heads are now available in 1.2mm and 1.3mm sizes; joining our popular 1.4mm. 1.8mm, and 2.0 mm heads.

Ansell Showcases Ways to Accelerate Your Business at SEMA 2016: Experience a comprehensive offering of gloves for working faster and safer at booth 15507

28 OCTOBER 2016, Iselin, NJ – Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, will showcase a full range of glove styles engineered to meet the needs of automotive aftermarket workers at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. Ansell will be exhibiting for the first time at the Ansell Garage (booth 15507), displaying innovative Ansell products that protect workers from personal injury while enhancing performance and providing comfort (a variety of which are also featured in SEMA’s New Product Showcase). Booth features include celebrity autographs, contests and more.

“Ansell is very excited to participate in our first SEMA Show and showcase our broad product portfolio,” said Steve Genzer, President and General Manager of the Ansell Industrial Global Business Unit. “We offer a complete range of reusable and disposable gloves to this dynamic industry that are engineered to meet the needs of workers - from cut, chemical and liquid protection to enhanced grip and all day comfort.”




MAVTV Documented Customization of Van and Harley Davidson Chopper for
12-Part “Chop Cut Rebuild,” Just in Time for WyoTech’s 50th Anniversary

LAS VEGAS, 2016 SEMA SHOW (Central Hall, Booth 23893) – To mark its 50th anniversary, WyoTech will unveil two vehicles that students, graduates and instructors have customized as part of a “Chop Cut Rebuild” feature at this year’s SEMA Show. Individuals at the Blairsville, Pa., campus were responsible for designing and building the “Shagadelic Van,” a 2016 Ford Transit van that has been customized to pay tribute to the 1976 “Cruising Van” featured in an iconic 1976 Ford ad. The team also will showcase a souped-up Harley Davidson Chopper.

WyoTech Unveils Retro-Style Ford Van at SEMA Show


WyoTech Unveils Retro-Style Ford Van at SEMA Show

50 Years Of Automotive Education Inspires Shagadelic Ford Transit Van

WHAT: WyoTech will unveil a customized 2016 Ford Transit van featuring today’s technology but with the look of a 1976 Ford van featured in a decades-old ad. The retro-inspired van, which Ford granted to the WyoTech campus in Blairsville, Pennsylvania, was built by students and instructors to celebrate WyoTech’s 50 years as one of the premier providers of automotive technical training in the United States.

WyoTech will debut the van at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show on Nov. 1. Plus, the restoration will air on MAVTV’s show, “Chop Cut Rebuild,” in January 2017.

• Dan Woods from Chop Cut Rebuild
• WyoTech Faculty and Executives

WHEN: 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

WHERE: SEMA Show, Central Hall, WyoTech Booth (23893)

• Unveiling of custom retro-inspired 2016 Ford Transit


Mishimoto was awarded Top Workplaces in 2016 by The News Journal. We are proud to receive an award that recognizes our innovative workplace and hard working, dedicated team members!

President of Optimize Social Media Inc. to Answer Questions About Digital Marketing Conversion for Auto and Tire Industry

OAKDALE, MINN. – Converting tire dealers, automobile service centers, specialty and custom car/accessory businesses; from failing traditional marketing strategies to digital marketing has been one of the largest shifts in the auto marketing industry.

With more than 2,000 locations and over 800 clients, Optimize Social Media Inc. (OSM) has become the No. 1 social media management, marketing and reputation firm for the tire and auto industry in the U.S.

A team of sales specialists and social media marketing experts from OSM will be attending the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (S.E.M.A.) show, Nov. 1-4.

Jon Greene, President of OSM, will be available on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at 12 p.m. for a FREE conference call to whomever would like to know more about digital marketing in the automotive industry.

Automotive Industry’s Top Car Designers and Painters Join the 3M “Salute to Freedom” to Showcase Custom-Painted Speed Shapes Honoring the Nation’s Military

Automotive Industry’s Top Car Designers and Painters Join the 3M “Salute to Freedom” to Showcase Custom-Painted Speed Shapes Honoring the Nation’s Military

Patriotic Speed Shapes to be Auctioned at SEMA to Benefit the 3M Hire Our Heroes Program

Press Conference with Participating Popular Custom Painters on Friday, Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m.

ST. PAUL, MN (November 1, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division will feature a special 3M “Salute to Freedom” Showcase sponsored by 3M™ PPS™ Accuspray™ at this year’s SEMA show. The speed shapes feature custom-designed paint schemes honoring the nation’s military members – and are painted by the automotive industry’s top car designers and painters, including Chip Foose, Charley Hutton, Mark Oja (shown at right), Rich Evans, KandyNChrome, Lugo Customs, Martin Brothers Customs, Coast Airbrush, Xecution Style, House of Kolor and West Coast Customs.

Myers Tire Supply offers the most comprehensive TPMS solution packages available.

Myers Tire Supply has added three new exclusive, limited-time promotional TPMS kits to their product offering.
The kits includes:
• (1) ATEQ VT56 industry-leading TPMS diagnostic tool with OBDII and two years of software updates.
• (1) Myers 360 TPMS activation and programming tool
• (12) of the customers’ choice of sensors from Schrader, Alligator or HUF
“By offering three different tool and sensor solutions, Myers can tailor the kit to fit the specific needs of each customer,” said Chris Dye, Product Manager, Valves and TPMS for Myers Tire Supply.
Each sensor solution provides a specific benefit to the customer. The Schrader EZ Sensor only requires one SKU to inventory. The Alligator sensors cover 97% of all TPMS equipped vehicles for robust coverage. The HUF Intellisens sensors activate in only three seconds for quicker service time.

Winworks Software, Inc. is Exhibiting at the 2016 SEMA SHOW

Winworks Software, Inc. is Exhibiting at the 2016 SEMA SHOW
See Winworks Software, Inc. at Booth #31229
Placerville, California: Winworks Software, Inc. is excited to announce that they will be
exhibiting at the SEMA SHOW 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada this November 1st-4th.
At the 2016 SEMA SHOW, Winworks Software, Inc. will be demonstrating their flagship
program along with Winworks Mobile and Winworks Inspect. Two Add-Ons, which
extend the shop management system to increase work flow and profitability.
Automotive repair shop owners and service advisors can explore these innovative
technologies in a “Hands-On” way, working with Winworks consultants to find solutions
to shop work flow operations.
Winworks Software, Inc. will be at booth #31229 in the “Business Services Section-
South Hall Upper” of the SEMA Show.
 Winworks AutoShop takes shop management to a new level, combining time
tested desktop features with productivity enhancing mobile applications. The

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