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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

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Advance Auto Parts Introduces Carquest Platinum Painted Rotors
November 11, 2016 by Auto Service World

    Advance Auto Parts, Inc. recently debuted Carquest platinum painted rotors, an exclusive line of premium rotors designed to meet commercial shops’ need for quality replacement parts in a complete brake program. Carquest platinum painted rotors have been tested

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O’Reilly To Purchase Bond Auto Parts; Reports Record 3Q Results
October 28, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  O’Reilly Automotive announced record revenues and earnings for its third quarter ended September 30, 2016, and that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Bond Auto Parts. The purchase is expected to be completed before the end

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Don’t Get Your ADAS Kicked:  AAPEX ‘Let’s Tech & Tour’ Session Is Focused  on Servicing Advanced Technology-Equipped Vehicles
October 28, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) require special service operations or the advanced technology may be inadvertently disabled. The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and Seyfer Automotive will present a “Let’s Tech” session at AAPEX 2016

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Bestbuy Launches Student Scholarship Program
October 26, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

Bestbuy Distributors is launching a Student Scholarship Program effective immediately for young people with bright minds and enthusiasm who are pursuing a future in the Canadian automotive industry. “As part of Bestbuy’s commitment to give back and encourage future growth

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Thomas Litzinger joins MAS Industries
October 25, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Thomas Litzinger has joined MAS Industries as senior director of business development traditional. An automotive aftermarket veteran, Tom brings with him nearly 24 years with Motown Automotive Distributing as executive director of business development and was a member of their