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Federated-KOI Event Sees Record-Setting Attendance

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Jan. 22, 2015—The annual Federated-KOI Auto Parts Cavalcade of Customs and Training Expo, held Jan. 9-11 in Cincinnati, saw an increase in attendance of more than 19 percent from last year’s record crowd.

“The 55th annual Cavalcade of Customs was a big hit with the general public as well as our service technician customers,” Dave Wesselman, president of KOI Auto Parts, said in a release. “We offered a little bit of everything from custom cars, hot rods and live music to an extensive line-up of technical training and workshops. We also held a student day that had participation from 12 Cincinnati-area schools. We want to thank all the participating vendors and everyone who came out and enjoyed the show for making this year’s Cavalcade the best ever.”

As part of the vendor trade show, KOI Auto Parts offered 32 types of training workshops for a total of 81 sessions held during the weekend. A record-setting 754 service technicians, shop owners and shop managers attended multiple training classes taught by qualified instructors from Federated/KOI vendor partners.

New for the 2015 Cavalcade, KOI hosted Federated Car Care Program classes, as well as shop management classes presented by Fisher Auto Parts. Before the show officially opened, KOI hosted a student day event for over 320 local vocational school students and their teachers.

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