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FinishMaster Opens First Location In Portland, Oregon
January 6, 2017 by Steve Pawlett

FinishMaster, Inc., a subsidiary of Uni-Select Inc. announced today it has opened its first location, a greenfield branch, in Portland, Oregon. The Portland opening is the most recent development in FinishMaster’s plan for strategic expansion in the Northwest. It follows

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 FinishMaster Canada Acquires Vancouver Autocolor
December 20, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Uni-Select Inc. has announced the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Vancouver Autocolor Ltd. by FinishMaster Canada Inc, a subsidiary of Uni-Select. Founded in 1999, Vancouver Autocolor is an independent distributor of automotive paint finishes from PPG

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Monaco Group Automotive Buys Motorcade Industries
December 9, 2016 by Auto Service World

Jerold Winter has announced the sale of Motorcade Industries Ltd. to Monaco Group Automotive /World Automotive Warehouse. “I want to thank my staff and customers for their many years of loyal support and dedication while reassuring everyone that I will

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Walkathon Raises Over Half-A-Million Dollars
December 6, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

Alex Trichas, Nick, Chris, and André Dimopoulos run a successful auto parts business, with a well-earned reputation for excellence. Thanks to the Dorval, Sources and St-Henri Walkathon, an annual event that raises funds for Hope & Cope’s cancer exercise program,

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Vast Auto Opens New Distribution Centre in Halifax
December 6, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

Vast-Auto Distribution has announced the opening of its eighth distribution center in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The official opening date is scheduled for early January 2017. Vast-Auto’s decision to establish this new facility in Halifax, the provincial capital of Nova Scotia

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AIA hosts reception at Ontario’s legislature
December 5, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Topics of discussion included the skilled labor shortage, the importation of asbestos-laden automotive parts, and the importance of vehicle safety on public roads.

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FinishMaster Acquires Autobody Supply Company
December 1, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

FinishMaster Inc., a subsidiary of Uni-Select Inc., has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Autobody Supply Company, Inc. (“ABS”). This acquisition increases FinishMaster’s footprint with the addition of nine locations in central and southwestern Ohio, including

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AutoChoice Parts & Paints Hosts Four Open Houses
November 30, 2016 by Auto Service World

  AutoChoice Parts & Paints Limited (“AutoChoice”) recently hosted open houses in four of its new / newly-renovated locations. The stores in Saint John (NB),Moncton (NB), New Minas (NS), and St. John’s (NL) held successful events bringing together AutoChoice staff,

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Uni-Select Inc. Acquires Pacific Parts
November 30, 2016 by Auto Service World

One of the subsidiaries of Uni-Select Inc. has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Pacific Parts Ltd. with two locations in the greater Vancouver area. Pacific Parts has been a member of Uni-Select since 1995. This family

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WSI Opens Mega Store In Calgary
November 21, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

Warehouse Services Inc. has announced a significant expansion of its Calgary location. “Due to the tremendous success since our arrival in the Calgary area there was a need for WSI to increase its operations,” explains Scott Scherr, owner of WSI.

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Import Vehicle Community Recognizes Bob Cushing With Prestigious Hall Of Fame Award
November 16, 2016 by Auto Service World

Bob Cushing, executive vice president, professional at Advance Auto Parts Inc., received the highly acclaimed Import Vehicle Community Hall of Fame award during an awards luncheon held at the 2016 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Import Vehicle Community,

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Bumper To Bumper & Uni-Select Join The High Fives For Kids Foundation to Help The Justin Slade Youth Foundation
November 15, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Uni-Select Inc. has announced that the Corporation (through its Bumper to Bumper member in Fort McMurray) and the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) High Fives for Kids Foundation have decided to team up to support the Justin