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Awards handed out at Bestbuy’s AGM
March 9, 2017 by Adam Malik

Bestbuy Distributors held its 63rd annual general meeting in Toronto in late February. The two-day event included a gala dinner and show in Toronto as well as a the company’s annual warehouse tradeshow at Bestbuy’s distribution center in Mississauga, Ont.

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Vast-Auto celebrates at annual convention
March 8, 2017 by Adam Malik

Upwards of 80 suppliers of parts, equipment and service took part in the Vast-Auto and OttoFran 2017 annual convention in Gatineau, Que. $50,000 in prizes were handed out through the poker run and vendor draws. Guest speaker Jimmy Sévigny motivated

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MACS hands out awards on West Coast
February 24, 2017 by Adam Malik

Nearly 1,000 people took part in training, social events and commerce at the MACS 2017 training event in Anaheim, Calif. recently. At the event, the society honored both veteran and up-and-coming outstanding members. Four Mobile A/C Industry Pioneers were honored

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Mevotech takes home award
February 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Parts manufacturer Mevotech brought some hardware home recently. The company was recognized for Outstanding Training Support in 2016 at the Automotive Parts Headquarters annual winter conference in Minnesota last month. The award is chosen by APH staff to acknowledge top

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Paste Auto Parts treats trade show ‘like a clinic’ for customers
February 10, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Biennial event draws about 300 Toronto shop owners and technicians to the Fontana Primavera Event Centre in Woodbridge.

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New NAPA line targets younger demo
January 31, 2017 by Adam Malik

Younger technicians looking to stand out from the crowd will soon be able to get their hands on a new line of tools and clothing. Attendees of the NAPA National Business Conference on January 27 were shown the upcoming Radical

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Early bird registration opens for Automotive Communication Council’s annual conference
January 11, 2017 by CARS Magazine

Early-bird registration is now available for the 2017 Automotive Communications Council (ACC) annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Held at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, the ACC event kicks off with an opening ‘Go Local’ reception on April 10, and a full

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2017 AASA Vision Conference: Trends That Will Change The Industry
January 6, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

    The automotive aftermarket industry as we know it is changing and may be completely different in the near future. At the 2017 Vision Conference, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) will examine how new distribution channels, technologies, telematics,

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UPDATE: N.B. tech places 4th in reality show final
December 19, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Professional gamer Stephanie Harvey beats Minto N.B. technician Britt Bancroft to win title of “Canada’s Smartest Person.”

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NACE Automechanika completes third Commitment to Training event for 2016
December 8, 2016 by CARS Magazine

The NACE Automechanika Commitment to Training completed its third one-day training event of 2016 in mid-November, with a record turnout that brought the total number of automotive professionals trained this year to more than 370. The Commitment to Training program

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Walkathon Raises Over Half-A-Million Dollars
December 6, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

Alex Trichas, Nick, Chris, and André Dimopoulos run a successful auto parts business, with a well-earned reputation for excellence. Thanks to the Dorval, Sources and St-Henri Walkathon, an annual event that raises funds for Hope & Cope’s cancer exercise program,

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AIA hosts reception at Ontario’s legislature
December 5, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Topics of discussion included the skilled labor shortage, the importation of asbestos-laden automotive parts, and the importance of vehicle safety on public roads.