The Association of Diesel Specialists and the Automotive Electric Association have announced their sponsorship of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, which will be held Jan. 17 to 20, 2011, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

"We wanted the ability to provide more education, networking and business opportunities to our members, both suppliers and service dealers/distributors," said Chuck Hess, ADS president. "The HDAW venue provides different but related markets for your bang for your buck!"

"The AEA is very pleased to be a part of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week for 2011," said Diane Kenny, AEA chairman. "We believe that participation in this key industry event will bring exciting new business options for our members."

"Their decision to join HDAW as sponsors demonstrates that we are all focused on making our industry stronger," said Dave Willis, HDAW'11 co-chairman.

HDAW is presented by a joint operating committee composed of industry leaders from American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS), Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS), Automotive Electric Association (AEA), Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN), Heavy Duty America (HDA), Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), APRA's Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG), International Truck Parts Association (ITPA), Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), Power Heavy Duty, Service Specialists Association (SSA), Truck Pride, Truck Frame and Axle Repair Association (TARA) and Vipar Heavy Duty.

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