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Lordco, Castrol-backed racer to compete in Daytona 500
January 30, 2017 by Adam Malik

Canadian driver D.J. Kennington will be part of the Daytona 500, the biggest stock car race in the world. The St. Thomas, Ont. native will be taking part in the big race for the first time in his career, but

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Mevotech adds to sales team
January 27, 2017 by Adam Malik

Roger Reeves has joined Mevotech as director of sales. He is reporting to Scott Stone, executive vice president of sales and marketing at the Toronto-based company. “In his new position, Roger will be responsible for distribution channel sales support for

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Miller retires from E.R.I. Group
January 26, 2017 by Adam Malik

E.R.I. Group president and founder Rick Miller is retiring. He had been president of E.R.I. Engine Rebuilders Inc. for 35 years. In addition to being named president emeritus, the company announced that he will stay on board as a consultant

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Francois Deschenes to head up GDI
January 26, 2017 by Adam Malik

Groupe Deschênes Inc. (GDI) announced the appointment of François Deschênes as president and chief executive officer. François previously held the position of vice president, operations, for the Quebec region at GDI. He will replace outgoing president and chief executive officer

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Alliance taps Penray for aerosol chemicals
January 25, 2017 by Adam Malik

Penray, Inc. announced that it has been selected by The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance to be the exclusive supplier of their Parts Master and Perfect Stop private label aerosol service chemicals. In addition, Alliance members will have the opportunity to

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Executive personnel changes at Denso
January 25, 2017 by Adam Malik

Global automotive supplier Denso announced changes to its North American leadership team. In a news release, Denso said the changes were effective the first of this year. Bill Foy was named senior vice president of engineering. Based in the company’s

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Milwaukee announces new die grinder
January 24, 2017 by Adam Malik

Milwaukee announced a new tool, the M18 Fuel quarter-inch die grinder. The company says it can grind faster than a corded version and up to 20 minutes on a single charge. The motor is 10 times longer and, the company

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AASA announces 2017 board members
January 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Joe Pomaranski will serve as the 2017 chair of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s board of governors, the organization announced Jan. 23. Marc Blackman will serve as the 2017 vice chair. Pomaranski is vice president and general manager of the

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Icahn’s Pep Boys grows
January 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Pep Boys is expanding, not even a year after officially being acquired by Icahn Enterprises. The U.S.-wide automotive aftermarket chain announced the purchase of Just Brakes, a privately-owned automotive repair and maintenance chain. The acquisition brings the number of Pep

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Mevotech wins Bennett award
January 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Mevotech was honoured as 2016 New Vendor of the Year during Bennett Auto Supply’s 60th Anniversary Celebration on January 14 where over 3,000 of Bennett’s customers celebrated their six decades in the aftermarket. Mevotech became a part of the Bennett

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MOOG’s coverage expands
January 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ MOOG steering and suspension brand expanded its coverage in December, introducing 319 new parts, including 231 first-to-aftermarket parts. MOOG product engineers introduced 31 new suspension control arms/assemblies in December, including suspension control arms (RK100002, rear upper) for more

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SEMA Data Co-op upgrades product standards
January 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) has been updated with Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) version 6.7, making it possible for SDC members to have data that is compatible with the newest format in the industry. “We’re excited that we’ve completed