(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Reality TV Star Danny 'The Count' Koker Joins Area Vehicle Repair Professionals
At Opening of Federal-Mogul Motorparts' Regional Training Facility
Bronx, New York, April 22, 2015.Vehicle repair professionals from all five New York City boroughs joined reality TV star Danny "The Count" Koker in celebrating last night's grand opening of the "Garage Gurus" regional training center in the Bronx. Garage Gurus is a nationwide technical education network established by Federal-Mogul Motorparts to help vehicle repair professionals keep pace with the latest automotive technologies. The new facility, the third of 15 scheduled to open this year, will provide onsite, online and on-demand training and related support to the city's nearly 14,000 vehicle repair businesses.
A division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a global manufacturer and supplier of original equipment and premium branded replacement components for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and other applications. The company's products - which include ANCO® wipers, Champion® spark plugs, Fel-Pro® gaskets, MOOG® steering and suspension components, and Wagner® brake pads - are specified and installed in thousands of U.S. repair businesses each day.
"Garage Gurus brings much-needed focus to the talented, hardworking professionals who help keep millions of consumers safe and secure behind the wheel," said Dan Ninivaggi, CEO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "The demand for vehicle service has never been greater, with more than 200 passenger cars per U.S. repair bay. I believe it is our responsibility as a leading manufacturer to provide the technical support and other assistance these businesses need to keep pace with each new wave of vehicle technology."
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. Garage Gurus answers this need through more than 100 onsite, online and on-demand courses taught by Federal-Mogul Motorparts' more than 100 ASE-certified "Gurus." Each course is offered in English and Spanish languages.
As part of the evening's "black carpet" celebration, guests were able to swap stories with reality TV star Danny "The Count" Koker, the self-taught mechanic whose Las Vegas-based vehicle restoration and customization business is featured in the "Counting Cars" series on History. They also toured the training center, inspected two of its Web-connected "Gurus-on-the-Go" product technology vans and watched nationally recognized graffiti artist Antonio "Shades" Agee as he "tagged" the building.
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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