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Gilbert family expands and rebrands in B.C.
April 2, 2019 by Adam Malik

British Columbia’s jobber community in the Okanogan Valley looks a little different. The Gilbert family has acquired a pair of locations in the region from West-Can Auto Parts. That takes them to three auto parts stores and two industrial locations.

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Monkey business
April 1, 2019 by Bob Greenwood

There’s a whole generation of young managers that are increasingly frustrated. Here’s why.

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APC makes changes to sales division
March 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

A number of changes have been made at APC Automotive Technologies, including in its Canadian market. The changes represent an opportunity to enhance its overall organization and the impact of the company’s national sales force, APC said in an announcement.

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Centric Parts launches promo for techs
March 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

Centric Parts wants technicians to try its premium brake pads for free as part of its latest promotion. Techs can get first-hand experience with Centric’s next generation PQ Pro brake pads starting April 1 when the company’s ‘Experience the Best’

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Lyft enters repair shop business
March 28, 2019 by Adam Malik

The aftermarket is now facing competition from Lyft. The ride-sharing company recently opened its first auto repair shop in San Francisco with plans to expand to major cities across the United States later this year hinted at plans to do

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Global Brake Safety Council heralds safety-related catalogue update
March 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) is calling a recent update to the Friction Materials Standards Institute (FSMI) catalogue a “remarkable improvement in the advancement of brake pad safety for consumers.” The update acknowledges the fact that certain vehicle applications

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We’re looking for the 2019 Shop of the Year
March 28, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The search is on for the SHOP OF THE YEAR for 2019. We want to see what you’ve been up to in the last 12 months!

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Electric vehicle expert to headline AIA training event
March 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

EV guru Craig Van Batenburg will be the feature speaker at the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s “Vehicle Programming Today!” series of events. The Ontario event will take place April 10 at the Electric Vehicle Centre in North York, Ont.

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Using social media to attract talent
March 27, 2019 by Adam Malik

McDonald’s is taking on a new route to attract employees. The aftermarket could take a few notes on drumming up interest among young people. The fast-food restaurant chain is accepting applications via Snapchat during a one-day virtual hiring event on

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NAPA picks Grote as top supplier
March 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

Grote Canada is now a three-time winner of NAPA’s top supplier recognition. UAP announced that Grote was the unanimous pick among NAPA’s regions across the country to win the 2018 Supplier Excellence Award. The supplier of lighting, accessories and innovative

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Coates foundation donates to local high school
March 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

An high school automotive program with poor tools and a broken hoist isn’t able to do much for its students. But thanks to the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation, Pitt Meadows Secondary School – less than 15 minutes west of Maple

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EyeSpy: Visiting the lumber yard for vehicle repairs
March 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

Wood has served many purposes over the years – building homes to live in, furniture to relax on or touching after tempting fate. It was not meant for automotive repair. At least, not in the last 100 years or so.