Throwback Thursday: ACJ 1964 PDF Print Email
Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:30 AM

Automotive Cooling Journal January - February 1964

This #ThrowbackThursday, step inside the pages of The Cooling Journal’s parent, The Automotive Cooling Journal, NARSA’s first official publication. 

Click on the cover to read the full issue. 

NARSA Membership News PDF Print Email
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:00 PM

NARSA Membership News

For the first time since 2009, the NARSA Board of Directors had to increase membership dues for all members. The new annual dues structure is as follows and is based on number of employees as well as the business category:

Shop Membership - 50% or more of gross sales from service/repair qualifies a business as a shop. 

NARSA Shop Membership: 1-4 employees - $345 USD

NARSA Shop Membership: 5+ employees - $375 USD


Distributor Membership - 50% or more of gross sales from distribution qualifies a business as a distributor.

NARSA Distributor Membership: 1-5 locations - $895 USD

NARSA Distributor Membership: 6+ locations - $995 USD


Manufacturer Membership - 50% or more of gross sales from manufacturing qualifies a business as a manufacturer.

NARSA Manufacturer Membership: $995 USD


This is an automated process aligned with our new website and database management system that allows us to send you emails.  So, please disregard any attached invoices you may receive with a membership renewal as it may be incorrect. If you need to renew your membership please click here to select your member type and renew your membership today!

Innovate 2016 Recap PDF Print Email
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 02:40 PM

Innovate 2016 Spans Generations with Shared Message of Success and Support for Others

SAN ANTONIO, TX – “Innovate 2016, “the NARSA spring conference, provided an audience of loyal NARSA business leaders with a refreshing outlook as the 2016 season begins.

Two great leaders with proven track records in building successful businesses provided detailed and personal accounts on how they succeeded. Both Frank Finger and Jim Butitta acknowledged that lion’s share of their accomplishments came by surrounding themselves with talented people. They were both inspiring and both shared genuine and emotional messages about the importance of respect for others and sharing.

Workshops gave the conference participants time to learn from experienced facilitators and from their peers in a comfortable setting. Workshops on social media, DPF filters, employee management, constructing facilities and strategic planning were presented by industry insiders who are currently walking the walk.

Said NARSA executive Wayne Juchno, “The conference was designed by business leaders for business leaders. The result was a solid program. It is very important for our members to stay in touch with the past as well as plan for their future. We had three generations of members representing their businesses. It was really exciting to see the generational give and take. I hope we can do this again next year. I would hope those who attended would come again and bring others.”

NARSA could not have produced this special conference without the support of a group of leading companies and members. Special thanks to Innovator Sponsor: C, G &J; Partner Sponsors: ARZON, Johnson Mfg. Co., Rocore, Taalman, TSM, and ThermaSys Tubing; and Contributing Sponsors: D Barlow Sales Solutions, Damon Industries, and Liland Global.

Thank you to the all-star cast of presenters: Frank Finger, Jim Butitta. Darlene Barlow, Mark Taylor, Joel Christianson, Liz Juchno, and Kyle Rickermann.

Visit our Facebook page for pictures of NARSA Innovate 2016. 


Rebranded for 2016- NARSA Pavilion PDF Print Email
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 11:53 AM


LAS VEGAS -- Rebranded for 2016, the NARSA Pavilion will now be known as the Mobile Heat Transfer, Heating, and Air Conditioning Section and will feature two convenient locations on the AAPEX show floor at the Sands Expo Center this coming November. Buyers representing major program groups, service chains and retailers have indicated that they would prefer Centralized groupings of products in order to maximize their time at the show.


AAPEX takes the wraps off its newly redesigned Global Marketplace on Level One of the Sands Expo Center. The layout has been improved to ease navigation for buyers. The Global Marketplace will feature the following sections: Mobile Heat Transfer, Heating, and Air Conditioning, Accessories and Custom, Tools & Equipment, Underhood, Undercar, Wheel, Steering & Alignment.

For those companies not participating in the Global Marketplace, NARSA features its Level Two Pavilion of leading member companies in the mobile heat transfer and air conditioning businesses.

Booth space assignment for the NARSA Pavilions is based on a combination of priority points and participation within the Association. NARSA Management will make the best effort to accommodate your request for booth location, however we cannot guarantee all requests will be met.

For additional information on exhibiting in the Mobile Heat Transfer, Heating, and Air Conditioning Section please contact NARSA at


EPA Seeks to Prohibit Conversion of Vehicles into Racecars PDF Print Email
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 02:30 PM

SEMA To Oppose Action As Threat to Modified Racecars and Parts Suppliers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. The proposed regulation was contained within a non-related proposed regulation entitled "Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2."


The regulation would impact all vehicle types, including the sports cars, sedans and hatch-backs commonly converted strictly for use at the track. While the Clean Air Act prohibits certain modifications to motor vehicles, it is clear that vehicles built or modified for racing, and not used on the streets, are not the "motor vehicles" that Congress intended to regulate.

"This proposed regulation represents overreaching by the agency, runs contrary to the law and defies decades of racing activity where EPA has acknowledged and allowed conversion of vehicles," said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. "Congress did not intend the original Clean Air Act to extend to vehicles modified for racing and has re-enforced that intent on more than one occasion."

SEMA submitted comments in opposition to the regulation and met with the EPA to confirm the agency's intentions. The EPA indicated that the regulation would prohibit conversion of vehicles into racecars and make the sale of certain emissions-related parts for use on converted vehicles illegal. Working with other affected organizations, including those representing legions of professional and hobbyist racers and fans, SEMA will continue to oppose the regulation through the administrative process and will seek congressional support and judicial intervention as necessary.The EPA has indicated it expects to publish final regulations by July 2016.

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $36 billion specialty automotive industry of 6,633 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles.

For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909-610-2030, or visit

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