(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Federal-Mogul Motorparts Set to Open Training Centers in Atlanta, Baltimore,
Dallas/Fort Worth and Rancho Dominguez, Calif.
Southfield, Michigan, July 8, 2015.Federal-Mogul Motorparts next week will expand its "Garage Gurus(TM)" technical education network with the grand openings of regional training centers in Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Rancho Dominguez, Calif. The company, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), launched the Garage Gurus network in April with training centers in Skokie, Ill., Van Nuys, Calif., and the Bronx, N.Y.
Garage Gurus is a "Tech First" initiative designed to help repair professionals keep pace with the latest automotive technologies. Each state-of-the-art Garage Gurus training center offers more than 100 onsite, online and on-demand courses taught by the company's team of more than 100 ASE-certified "Gurus." The network reaches thousands of additional repair professionals on the job through Web-connected "Gurus-On-The-Go" product technology vans.
"The Garage Gurus concept has been extremely popular in each of our initial markets," said Dan Ninivaggi, CEO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "The demand for technical education and advanced product support at the shop level has never been greater. I believe it is our responsibility as a leading manufacturer to help these front-line professionals better understand, diagnose and repair the latest vehicle technologies."
With the four grand openings next week, the Garage Gurus network will expand to seven major markets with combined reach to more than 45,000 automotive repair businesses. Eight additional Garage Gurus training centers are scheduled to open later this year.
"Garage Gurus is an investment in our industry, our channel partners and in our own business," Ninivaggi said. "We all depend on the continued vitality of the automotive service provider. This initiative helps ensure that these professionals have convenient access to the knowledge and skills they need to grow their businesses through product and service excellence."
For more information, please visit www.FMgaragegurus.com. To speak with the Garage Gurus team, call us toll-free at 888-771-6005. To ask a technical question, simply call our Gurus Tech Hotline at 800-325-8886.
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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