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Genuine Parts Company chairman to retire
April 25, 2017 by Adam Malik

Thomas C. Gallagher will exit the Genuine Auto Parts Company after 47 years. The company announced that the executive chairman recently informed the board of directors that he will retire as of June 30. He will continue to serve as

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NAPA, Genuine Parts found liable in asbestos-related death
April 21, 2017 by Adam Malik

A jury has found NAPA Auto Parts and Genuine Parts Corp. liable in the asbestos-related death of a heavy equipment operator and awarded his survivors $81.5 million. Jerry “Doy” Coogan died in 2015 of complications from mesothelioma, a cancer that

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Crowds pack Pacific Coliseum for Lordco show
April 10, 2017 by Adam Malik

About 16,000 people walked through the doors of the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver last week to take part in the biggest trade show in Canada. The 27th annual show welcomed visitors to more than 275 exhibitors, ranging from automotive to

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Registration opens for AAPEX 2017
April 6, 2017 by Allan Janssen

AAPEX 2017 will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

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Gates Canada gets NAPA supplier nod
April 4, 2017 by Adam Malik

Gates Corporation’s Canada division was named the 2016 NAPA Supplier of the Year. The company has supplied NAPA with items like hydraulic products, belts, hose, timing kits, tensioners, water pumps, and NAPA-branded cooling system product lines for 50 years, Gates

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Nominate your Jobber of the Year
March 31, 2017 by Adam Malik

Know an excellent jobber who deserves recognition? Nominate them for the prestigious Jobber of the Year Award. Named after the founders of Jobber News Magazine, E.J. & A.E. Wadham Memorial Award recipients represent a who’s who of the best in

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Going digital ‘increasingly important’
March 29, 2017 by Adam Malik

More and more small businesses are embracing digital technology, a new survey says. And if your shop is not, experts say you’re missing out. No longer are small businesses ignoring the digital world, said a report from the Canadian Federation

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KYB wins supplier award again
March 27, 2017 by Adam Malik

Altrom Group named KYB Americas Corp as its 2016 Supplier of the Year award winner for the second year in a row. The announcement was made at the group’s North American Sales Summit in Seattle. The award goes to the

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CAPS event welcomes large crowd
March 22, 2017 by Adam Malik

Nearly 1,000 attendees were on hand for the CAPS Auto Parts & Tire Show in Ottawa recently. It’s the second time the EY Centre played host to the automotive aftermarket show. In addition to the visitors, a number of exhibitors

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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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‘The Group’ to meet in Hawaii
February 22, 2017 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Parts Services Group will gather in Hawaii in May as part of leadership meetings and host a vendor expo. The Group is a joint venture between Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association. Each company is already planning