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High school students to compete at the Canadian International AutoShow
February 3, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Automotive tech students from 20 Ontario high schools will test their knowledge and mechanical expertise in a high-octane skills competition at the Canadian International AutoShow on Media Day, Feb. 11. The two-member student teams will have 120 minutes to diagnose

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SEMA Seeks Nominations For Hall Of Fame
January 29, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame at www.sema.org/hof. Created in 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the association. It is

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SEMA: Battle Of The Builders Premieres February 1 On Velocity
January 26, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and Velocity have announced the world television premiere of the one-hour special SEMA: Battle Of The Builders 2015 on Monday, February 1 at 10 PM ET/PT. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the 2015 trade-only

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New Jersey technician wins Delphi Dream Shop
January 26, 2016 by Allan Janssen

John Kessler, a technician from Maple Shade, New Jersey, will receive $10,000 to upgrade an existing workspace or build the ultimate Dream Shop, the top prize in Delphi’s Dream Shop promotion. Delphi Product & Service Solutions (DPSS) announced the winner

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Five fan cars to be displayed at 2016 AutoShow
January 22, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    For five auto fanatics, this year’s Canadian International AutoShow will be more than simply checking out the many exhibits and features – they, along with their most prized vehicle, will be part of the show. For the first

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Palais des congrès hosts Montréal International Auto Show
January 20, 2016 by CARS Magazine

More than 200,000 visitors are expected to converge on the Palais des congrès de Montréal from January 15 to 24, 2016 for the 48th Montréal International Auto Show. The show, which is the province’s largest consumer show and the automotive

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B.C. glass technician heading to international competition in Portugal
January 18, 2016 by Allan Janssen

The Canadian national finals were held at the Montreal Science Centre, with nearly 200 automotive industry representatives, suppliers and partners watching.

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Attendees give high marks to AAPEX 2015
January 15, 2016 by CARS Magazine

In a post-show survey, 93 percent of attendees rated AAPEX 2015 as having met or exceeded their expectations, with nearly 43 percent noting that AAPEX “far exceeded” their expectations. AAPEX 2015 was held in November in Las Vegas and featured

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Taipei Int’l Auto Parts And Accessories Show Adds Tire & Rim Section
January 13, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Taipei AMPA which takes place at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, from April 6 to 9, 2016 is adding a Tire & Rim, section to the 2016 show. Exhibitors in the Tire & Rim section include Nankang Rubber Tire, Goodtire

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Former Uni-Select chief to be feted at Recognition Dinner
January 6, 2016 by Allan Janssen

AIA to recognize the contributions of Richard Roy, who served as president and CEO of Uni-Select until 2015.

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Icahn increases bid for Pep Boys
December 21, 2015 by Allan Janssen

The back and forth for control of Pep Boys continues. Icahn Enterprises LP has raised its offer for control of the auto parts retailer and service provider, becoming the “superior proposal” over Bridgestone America’s bid. Icahn offered $16.50 a share,

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Philips Wins Five Top Marketing Awards At AAPEX 2015
December 4, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Lumileds, LLC, founded by Philips, a subsidiary of Royal Philips earned five key marketing awards during the 2015 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Show in Las Vegas, NV, November 2-5. The awards included Best Product, two Best Packaging Design