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June 8 eConnection
 June 8, 2016  



ADS International Convention & Trade Show
August 2-5, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada

Automechanika Frankfurt
September 13-17, 2016
Frankfurt, Germany

Big R/ReMaTecUSA
October 29-30, 2016
Paris Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

November 1-3, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada

November 1-4, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada

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 "The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year."
- John Foster Dulles

Michigan House Bill 4344 Limits Use of Remanufactured Parts

On June 6, Michigan House Bill 4344 was presented to the Governor for his signature–it's not known if he will sign. According to the latest analysis, a shop would be able to use parts from a non-OEM only if the customer direct this to be done in writing. APRA is concerned that this would limit the responsible use of remanufactured parts by the consumers. 


To contact the Governor's office to voice your opposition to the bill,
call 517-335-7858 or click here

APRA 2016 Membership Directory Now Available

The 2016 APRA Membership Directory has finished production and will be sent out this week to all APRA member companies who have renewed their 2016 membership. This publication, the most comprehensive in the remanufacturing industry, is a full-color professionally produced directory with detailed contact information for each member company and its personnel.
To request a copy, contact 703-968-2772 or

Big R/ReMaTecUSA Registration Now Open–
Book Your Discounted Rooms

Over 100 exhibitors and 1,000 remanufacturing industry leaders will gather for the 2016 Big R/ReMaTecUSA show that will be held October 29-30, 2016 at the Paris Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. This year, APRA will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary at the event.

General Information: click here

Register Now & Save: Register online using this link (Members), or click here (Non-Members) Click here for a printable registration form. Members save $10-20/person

Book Your Discounted Room: Reserve your discounted room on the strip before they sell out. Click here.

APRA Partnering with RIT for Reman Roadmap

APRA sent information to members earlier today so they can participate in a survey to help influence the future of the remanufacturing industry. Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology Center for Remanufacturing & Resource Recovery are leading an effort to develop a strategic remanufacturing industry roadmap. The first part of this process is a survey. Click here to take the survey; it will close on June 18th.

APRA to Release Core Manuals I-IV Online

APRA will be making digital copies of the APRA Core Manuals Editions I-IV available online within the next few weeks, and these will be offered to all APRA Members for free ($380 value). The manuals were compiled from panels and presentations from four core meetings between 1983-2009. The content discusses the trends and policies of cores that evolved over the past few decades, while also looking at the impact it has had on core suppliers, remanufacturers and distributors alike. 

More information on these Core Manuals will be released soon.

Bendix Reman Brake Shoe Production Surpasses 4 Million Units

APRA member Bendix Reman Brake Shoe production surpasses 4 million units in less than four years. Bendix's rate of production has steadily increased at its facility in Huntington, Indiana in order to meet the growing demand for replacing shoes. 



APRA 2016 Membership Certificates

APRA Headquarters will be mailing 2016 Membership Certificates to all APRA Members in good standing. All APRA companies who have paid their 2016 Membership Dues will receive a certificate in the mail within the next few weeks. 

If you have not paid your 2016 dues and would like to receive your certificate, request a copy of your membership invoice at or call
(703) 968-2772.

Shin-Etsu Denso Col, Ltd (SHINE) Announces New President 


Shin-Etsu Denso Co., Ltd. (SHINE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kent Naegeli as its new President, effective May 1st, 2016. Kent Naegeli returns to SHINE after holding various management positions in Bosch Asia Pacific. He succeeds Shingo Komatsu who will take on the new role of Chairman of the Board.

APRA Online History Library Celebrates 75th Anniversary

To celebrate 75 years of service to the Reman Industry, APRA is pleased to announce the release of the online history archive which documents the evolving industry over the past 75 years. The library includes photos, documents, manuals, and even APRA membership applications organized by each decade. Currently, the 1940's has just been released, more on the way. Check in the eConnections for weekly updates of new material added online!


DENSO Australia Releases Educational Video on Remanufacturing Process for X-CHANGE Common Rail Injector Line

APRA member DENSO Australia released their first educational video in a series that details the remanufacturing process they use for the X-CHANGE Common Rail Injector Line. The Common Rail injector Line is used by many of the leading car manufacturers including Toyota, Nissan, Isuzu, Holden, and Hyundai.


Welcome New Members!

APRA continues to grow. If you know of a company that should be an APRA member that is not on this list, please email

  • Auto Module Source (Davie, Florida)

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