Cavalcade of Customs Dates Announced

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Dec. 20, 2016—The 57th annual Cavalcade of Customs, hosted by Federated Auto Parts and KOI Auto Parts, has been scheduled for Jan. 6-8 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati. The training event and car show will feature over 75 training courses, including special presentations from Audio Video Innovations (AVI).

“Every year we add new features to our training offerings. Now that we are part of the Automotive Parts Services Group, we are fortunate to have the great folks from AVI make some very informative presentations on behalf of The Group Training Academy,” said Dave Wesselman, president of KOI. “During the weekend, we expect to have over 1,000 service technicians, shop owners, students and KOI employees participate in these informative training classes.”

Federated and KOI will have nearly 60 vendor partners participate in the booth show. Training for service technicians and body shop personnel will be available as well as courses for shop owners and decision makers.

On Jan. 6, KOI will host its annual Student Day. Students from local high schools, adult education programs and colleges will have the opportunity to attend a morning sessions.

“In addition to showcasing some of the coolest custom cars in the country, Dave Wesselman and the KOI team have established the Cavalcade of Customs as one of the most innovative industry training events in the country,” said Phil Moore, senior vice president of Federated Auto Parts. “We want to extend a big ‘thank you’ to our valued supplier partners who support this exciting event. Their participation in the training expo and Student Day is greatly appreciated by all involved.”

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