Northwood University recently received a $25,000 donation from BWP Distributors, Inc. of Armonk, NY, for its building project, The Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies.
Commenting on the gift, Neil Stockel, president of BWP said, “BWP Distributors and the Stockel family have been business associates and great friends with General Parts Inc. and the Sloan family for 25 years and are very proud to be a part of this very special project at Northwood University.”
Northwood’s Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies will be constructed on the university’s Midland, MI, campus. The 26,000-square-feet, $6 million dollar facility will consist of several classrooms, a lecture auditorium, an interactive classroom, board room, faculty offices and a large atrium area. The Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies will become the home of Northwood’s automotive aftermarket program called the O. Temple Sloan Aftermarket Management Program.
This unique four-year undergraduate dual major enables students to enroll in core industry courses in aftermarket manufacturing, heavy-duty marketing, aftermarket retail/wholesale management, supply chain management, lean distribution, logistics and current issues affecting the industry, as well as general education and strategic management courses. The University of the Aftermarket and executive level training programs will also be located in the facility.
Northwood’s O. Temple Sloan , Jr. Aftermarket Management Program
The automotive aftermarket parts industry continues to need managerial personnel due to the high demand for automotive parts. The role of Northwood University is to develop the management skills of those individuals who want to take advantage of the opportunities available in the automotive aftermarket industry. It is important to note that Northwood University is the only university that offers an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in aftermarket management.