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Meineke ranked #1 automotive repair and maintenance provider by Entrepreneur Magazine
January 25, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Meineke Car Care Centers has been named the #1 auto repair and maintenance provider in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 37th Annual Franchise 500 Rankings. “Meineke has consistently ranked among the top automotive maintenance and repair providers in recent years. We’re very proud

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Garage Gurus expands to Greater Boston
January 21, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Garage Gurus has expanded to Greater Boston with the January 20 grand opening of a state-of-the-art training center in Stoughton, Mass. With over 7,500-square-feet of training space – the 10th Garage Gurus location to open in the U.S. within the

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‘Automotive technician’ among the toughest job vacancies to fill: global report
January 20, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Manpower Group puts “skilled trade workers” like mechanics, chefs, butchers, and electricians, at the top of the list of hard-to-fill jobs.

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Ontario Earns Second Highest Grade For Reducing Red Tape
January 20, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

On the second day of its seventh annual Red Tape Awareness Week, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is giving the Ontario government a B+ for its continued commitment to reducing red tape. “Ontario earned the second highest grade

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Management Software: Rules of engagement
January 18, 2016 by CARS Magazine

The idea of “managing” your customers the way you might manage your financial statements seems impersonal. You intuitively feel that regular customers – some of them good friends, and all of them individuals with unique likes and dislikes – are

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Management Software: Rules of engagement
January 14, 2016 by Camille Casse

Getting your customer relations strategy right has never been more important!

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts appoints Philip Halberg as senior vice president
January 7, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has appointed Philip Halberg to the newly created position of senior vice president, commercial strategy, North America. Halberg will report to CEO Dan Ninivaggi and lead a cross-functional team consisting of product management, sales, marketing and customer service,

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Attend Free, Live Webinar: Growth Strategy: Six New Pathways to Creating Shareholder Value
January 5, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Wholesaler-distributors are invited to join the NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence and its sponsor Epicor on Wednesday, January 13, 1:00–2:00 p.m. EST, for a free, live webinar: “Growth Strategy: Six New Pathways to Creating Shareholder Value,” featuring distribution industry expert Mike

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Magna Completes GETRAG Acquisition
January 4, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Magna International Inc. has announced that it has completed its acquisition of the GETRAG Group of Companies (“GETRAG”), one of the world’s leading independent suppliers of automotive transmissions. GETRAG’s established product line complements Magna Powertrain’s expertise in engineering and

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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