(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Local Vehicle Repair Professionals, Reality TV Star Danny 'The Count' Koker
Celebrate Grand Opening of Van Nuys Training Center
Van Nuys, California, April 17, 2015."Garage Gurus," a nationwide technical education network established to help vehicle repair professionals keep pace with the latest automotive technologies, has arrived in the Los Angeles market. Technicians, service writers, shop owners and other representatives of the region's more than 15,500 repair businesses were on hand to celebrate last night's grand opening of the Garage Gurus training center in Van Nuys.
Garage Gurus is a major new initiative from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a global manufacturer and supplier of original equipment and premium branded replacement components for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and other applications. Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML).
As part of the "black carpet" grand opening celebration, guests were able to swap stories with reality TV star Danny "The Count" Koker, a self-taught mechanic whose Las Vegas-based vehicle restoration and customization business is featured in the "Counting Cars" series on History.
The new Van Nuys training center offers more than 100 onsite, online and on-demand courses designed to help technicians, shop owners, service writers, and other front-line professionals enhance their skills in an age of increasingly sophisticated vehicle designs. Accessing critical diagnostic and repair information and related skills-based training has long been a challenge for the nation's nearly 220,000 automotive repair businesses
"We Americans love our cars, and we respect and rely on qualified repair professionals to help keep us safe behind the wheel," said Dan Ninivaggi, CEO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "Garage Gurus is an important new investment in the future of these locally owned businesses and their thousands of employees who deserve comprehensive, highly accessible training and support."
Repair professionals and other guests had the opportunity to tour the new, 15,000-square-foot training center, meet several of Federal-Mogul Motorparts' more than 100 ASE-certified "Gurus," inspect two of the network's Web-connected "Gurus-on-the-Go" product technology vans and try a variety of new eLearning modules.
All Garage Gurus training, product demonstrations and related assistance are available in English and Spanish languages and delivered by Federal-Mogul Motorparts' more than 100 ASE-certified Master technicians and technical specialists.
For more information regarding Garage Gurus, please visit www.fmgaragegurus.com.
About Garage Gurus
Garage Gurus is a major new "Tech First" initiative from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, providing the most comprehensive platform of technical training and support in the vehicle service industry. We believe that trained and informed techs are the heart of the rapidly changing repair market. Onsite, online and on-demand, Garage Gurus is committed to arming techs with the latest tools and information so they can keep pace with emerging technologies. To learn more, please visit www.fmgaragegurus.com.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
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