MEMA’s aftermarket division, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), in a joint letter with The Auto Care Association, is urging the Trump administration to designate auto parts manufacturers and distributors as essential businesses to help keep the industry operational. In addition, both organizations are encouraging the White House to enforce a “consistent national policy” to keep the auto care industry open.
“This industry and its workforce face an immediate crisis that needs your leadership,” the letter states. “Aftermarket manufacturers, distributors, and repair facilities want to provide these essential services, but are facing inconsistent state emergency designations of essential personnel and services. These businesses were deemed critical in the March 19 MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE issued by Director Christopher Krebs of the Department of Homeland Security.”
Read the full letter here: https://www.mema.org/sites/default/files/AASAACA-Emergency%20Letter%20to%20the%20President.pdf