MERA and ERC Members to Promote the Sustainability Benefits of Remanufacturing
MOKENA, IL – March 7, 2013 – The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Remanufacturing Section – co-hosted by the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Engine Rebuilders Council (ERC) – will return in 2013 to promote the environmental, economic and product performance benefits of remanufacturing in the automotive aftermarket.
AAPEX is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo Center, in Las Vegas, Nev., and delivers new products, the latest technologies, high-powered product demos, innovative business solutions and invaluable networking opportunities to "Grow Your Business at AAPEX.” The event is jointly sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).
The AAPEX Remanufacturing Section will feature dozens of exhibits from ERC and MERA members, as well as live engine rebuilding demonstrations by Hendrick Motorsports technicians. To promote the sustainability benefits of remanufacturing, the section will be surrounded by green carpet, highlighted in green on the show map, and recognized in AAPEX communications.
“Remanufactured and rebuilt engines deliver sustainability and value that not only benefits consumers, but the entire aftermarket,” said Courtney Carbone, director, AAIA member services, Engine Rebuilders Council. “ERC members are excited to return to this important section to promote these benefits in 2013.”
“Remanufacturing is really sustainable manufacturing, and members of MERA are recognized as leaders in our industry,” said Tom Rippinger, senior manager, communications and member services, MERA. “We look forward to working with ERC to bring even greater attention to the companies that will participate in this exciting section.”
The Remanufacturing Section sold out quickly last year, so prospective exhibitors from MERA and ERC member companies are encouraged to complete their AAPEX applications as soon as possible, with the appropriate box checked for the Remanufacturing Section. For more information, prospective exhibitors should contact Sandi Kulas, AAPEX Event Management, W.T. Glasgow, at 708-226-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAPEX represents the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket and is jointly sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). For more information, please visit www.aapexshow.com or e-mail: email@example.com.
The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) is a trade group of many businesses – both large and small – in the remanufacturing industry. This network of remanufacturers, suppliers and professional service firms is committed to moving the industry forward for the benefit of consumers and our national economy. MERA promotes the environmental, economic and product performance benefits of remanufactured products. MERA is an affiliate of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), which has been serving the needs of motor vehicle parts suppliers since 1904. For more information, visit www.mera.org.
The Engine Rebuilders Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating consumers about the economic and environmental benefits of remanufactured/rebuilt engines. The Engine Rebuilders Council supports the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign. For more information about the Engine Rebuilders Council and where to find qualified rebuilt engines and installation providers, visit www.enginebuilder.org.
For more information contact:
Rich White, AAIA
301-654-6664, ext. 1030
Margaret Beck, AASA