Officials of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) have announced an agreement whereby AWDA and its nearly 300 member companies will join AAIA as a new segment, effective Jan 1, 2004.
The AWDA board of governors unanimously recommended that its members vote to join forces with AAIA. Founded in 1947, AWDA is the oldest organized group of warehouse distributors and their respective suppliers. AAIA represents the shared interests of suppliers, distributors, retailers, program groups, and manufacturer's representatives.
The two associations have worked together closely for many years in areas including education, government affairs, and most recently with the Be Car Care Aware consumer education campaign.