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SEMA Data Co-op acquires PartsHub
September 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

An industry-owned co-op dedicated to moving products through the use of standardized catalogue data has purchased the PartsHub catalogue management solution. The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) says the acquisition will allow it to expand its data services and provide its members with

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TIA introduces five new board members
September 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has elected five members to its board of directors. Four will serve three-year terms and the fifth will serve a two-year term filling the vacancy created when Jim Pangle of Fountain Tire was elected secretary

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Webinar to examine the future of the auto industry post-Covid
September 11, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  AIA president Jean-Francois Champagne will be a featured speaker at a webinar hosted by the Marketing Research Intelligence Association (MRIA). The Sept. 24 event will examine the ongoing impact of Covid-19, and anticipate what the automotive industry will look

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Midwest association now accepting ‘virtual members’
September 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) has expanded its membership mandate to include shops throughout North America. Shops that lie outside of MWACA’s original six-state territory (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Arkansas) can now join as virtual members, with

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SEMA report offers ADAS test program
September 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) has released the first in a series of white papers designed to explain how advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) function. Designed to help manufacturers of performance equipment and accessories to “Customize with Confidence,” the inaugural

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Registration for the “Virtual AAPEX Experience” is now open
September 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Registration is now open for the Virtual AAPEX Experience – the online version of the annual Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exposition, normally held in Las Vegas. The in-person event had to be cancelled due to concerns over Covid-19, but organizers say

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TIA opens registration for 2021 Tire Conference
September 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has opened registration for the 66th Annual Off-the-Road Tire Conference. The event, billed as the premier gathering for professionals in the global earthmover tire, retreading and service industries, is scheduled to take place Feb. 17-20,

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New ASE dashboard helps techs schedule certification tests
August 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) says everything service technicians need to schedule and maintain their ASE certifications will be available on the new “myASE portal” dashboard. The enhanced site will streamline the registration process as well as make

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ASW Conversation: David Lawes on B.C.’s ‘Ken the Mechanic’
August 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

   David Lawes, CEO of the B.C. Used Oil Management Association, talks about an innovative series of videos featuring a hilarious technician named “Ken the Mechanic” who discusses the recyclability of motor oil. The videos make the point that

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Federal government extends CERB, revises E.I. program
August 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

As the economy begins to re-open, the federal government has announced new financial supports for workers affected by COVID-19. The $2,000/month Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be extended to Sept. 27. To date, the CERB has paid out more

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ASW Conversation: J.F. Champagne on the mandatory certification of shops
August 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Further Reading: AIA optimistic about mandatory certification of shops AIA Canada is working with industry to convince the Ontario government that mandating the certification of collision shops will help reduce the hight cost of insurance in that province. If the

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Over 900 instructors attend ASE virtual training
August 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Covid-19 did not hamper the Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) annual conference for motive-power instructors. More than 1000 instructors from across North America registered for a virtual version of the instructor conference, and over 900 instructors participated in one