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Up Hill Battle For New Auto Investment Adviser
January 4, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Newly appointed auto industry adviser, Ray Tanguay has pledged to help Ontario’s  struggling  auto sector regain its investment luster for new auto manufacturing plants. Tanguay, 65, who retired March 31 after a 23-year career steering Toyota’s operations in Canada, will

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Icahn Enterprises to acquire Pep Boys
December 31, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Icahn Enterprises L.P. and The Pep Boys have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises will acquire Pep Boys for $18.50 per share, or approximately $1.031 billion in aggregate equity value. The merger agreement

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IHS Acquires Carproof Corporation
December 31, 2015 by CARS Magazine

IHS Inc. has acquired Carproof Corporation for $650 million CND (approximately $460 million USD). More details on the acquisition will be provided on the IHS fourth quarter and year-end 2015 earnings call on January 12, 2016. In July 2013, IHS

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Saskatoon shop gives away free repairs for Christmas
December 30, 2015 by Allan Janssen

It’s a way of giving back to the community, manager says.

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Denso Partners with OptiCat to Enhance Digital Catalog Support
December 28, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc., has partnered with OptiCat LLC, to make online access to Denso’s aftermarket product catalogs faster, more efficient and more reliable. Via the OptiCat OnDemand network, retailers, technicians and other Denso partners now have

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FinishMaster To acquire ColorMaster Automotive Paint, Inc.
December 28, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

    FinishMaster, Inc., a subsidiary of Uni-Select, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of ColorMaster Automotive Paint, Inc. (“ColorMaster”). This transaction will substantially increase FinishMaster’s footprint in Illinois, Missouri

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Advance Auto Parts Inc. explores potential sale
December 17, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Wall Street news source, StreetInsider has reported that Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NASDAQ:AAP) is exploring a potential sale. After the report was released, shares of the company climbed 5.8 percent, the biggest single-day spike in the past two months. Analysist Ali Faghri

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AllData partners with Carfax to boost shop revenues
December 15, 2015 by CARS Magazine

AllData LLC has teamed up with Carfax to offer a new benefit that helps increase customer loyalty and revenue. Now users of the AllData Manage Online shop management system can enroll in the free myCarfax Service Shop program. Each participating

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BASF Automotive Refinish hires Tim Dawe as sales director
December 11, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Timothy P. Dawe has joined BASF Automotive Refinish as the new sales director for North America. Previously, Dawe was the managing director for Axalta in China. “Tim’s extensive experience and knowledge of the automotive refinish industry will enable him to

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Here comes ‘opportunity season’
December 8, 2015 by Alan Beech

If you’ve got the busy seasons blues, take heart. We’re entering the time of year when all your hard work pays off.

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AAMCO Franchise reports double-digit growth in Total Car Care sales
December 4, 2015 by CARS Magazine

AAMCO franchise has experienced double-digit sales growth in Total Car Care services. Over the last year, the total number of customers who visited an AAMCO service center for maintenance services rose to 60 percent, and that number is predicted to

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts and CAIEC expand automotive aftermarket business in China
December 3, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Federal-Mogul Motorparts and China Automotive Import and Export Co. Ltd. e expand automotive aftermarket business in China Federal-Mogul Motorparts and China Automotive Import and Export Co. Ltd. (CAIEC), a nationwide state-owned 4S automotive distribution network, announced the formation of a joint venture,