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Young Auto Care Network Group Meets

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Feb. 13, 2019—Members of the Young Auto Care Network Group met up for a regional meeting in Grand Rapids, Mich. The event, hosted by Auto-Wares Group of Companies, was held on Feb. 7, and took place at the Founder's Brewery, Modern Tire Dealer reports. 

“Networking is so important and needs to be a focus in our industry moving forward,” Auto-Wares chief executive officer and president, Todd Leimenstoll said to Modern Tire Dealer. “We all know the aftermarket is evolving at a rapid pace and it will take all of us working together to keep it growing. I had mentioned the mix of attendees at the event—all involved and looking to grow in the industry. All these facets at such a young age working hard in our industry certainly promises that we are in good hands.”

According to Modern Tire Dealer, the bunch includes those across the aftermarket—ranging from manufacturers, suppliers, warehouse distributors, jobbers, shop owners, technicians, and service writers. 

“The weather outside is frightful but this crowd is delightful,” JC Washbish, YANG chairman and vice president of marketing of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc. said to Modern Tire Dealer. “Our YANG members continue to impress and inspire me. Their willingness to come out tonight, in spite of the conditions, is awesome. Also, we are fortunate to have industry veterans like Todd who are willing to support the next generation of aftermarket as our champions and mentors.”

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