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Ideal Supply to move trade show online
May 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Listowel, Ont.-based Ideal Supply will hold a virtual trade show June 10 and 11. The online event is being designed to replicate the feel and opportunities of a physical show, from “Reward Bucks” and special pricing, to technical training and

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PWI, Tri-States announce merger
May 19, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Parts Warehouse, Inc. (PWI), based in Little Rock, Ark., and Tri-States Automotive Warehouse, headquartered in Marianna, Fla., have announced intentions to merge their two multi-generational family-owned businesses. Tri-States will become a part of Parts Warehouse when the anticipated merger is

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ASW Conversations: John Fisher on adapting to working online
May 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 009 John Fisher on adapting to working online   The bulk of John Fisher’s job used to be done on the road. Now the regional sales manager for UAP-NAPA spends most of his time on the

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ASW Conversations: John Fisher on adapting to working online
May 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 009 John Fisher on adapting to working online   The bulk of John Fisher’s job used to be done on the road. Now the regional sales manager for UAP-NAPA spends most of his time on the

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New dates announced for NAPA’s Las Vegas Expo
May 8, 2020 by Allan Janssen

New dates have been announced for NAPA’s celebratory exposition in Las Vegas. The event, which was to have taken place last month, will now be held Feb. 1-4, 2021. It will be preceded by the Canadian Business Conference on Jan.

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The Group Training Academy to stream free content
May 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) is providing free streaming training for automotive repair teams. The program, known as START, is found on the company’s web training portal, The Group Training Academy. With START, automotive professionals can tune in

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ASW Conversations: Zara Wishloff on why we’re so essential
April 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Today we speak with Zara Wishloff, vice president of sales and marketing for Edmonton-based warehouse-distributor APD. As you’ll hear, he has some timely views on how our industry has been viewed during the current coronavirus pandemic. He points out that

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Uni-Select offers update on its reaction to Covid-19 pandemic
April 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select says it will continue to optimise its operations in the face of unprecedented challenges for the entire automotive aftermarket. In a corporate update on measures taken related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the company said it expects demand for

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Jason Best joins Uni-Select
April 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Jason Best has joined the leadership team of Uni-Select’s Canadian Automotive Group as senior vice president, sales, Canada. The former executive with Spectra Premium will head up Uni-Select’s Canadian sales team, focusing on strengthening relationships with member customers. “We’re pleased to

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Auto Value launches daily briefing webinars for its CSC shops
April 14, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Value is kicking off a ground-breaking webinar series this month with daily briefings for its Certified Service Center (CSC) shops. “Automotive repair has been deemed an essential business because we keep North America moving,” said JC Washbish, vice president

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Colonial / APM donates mask inventory to healthcare providers
April 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Colonial Auto Parts and A.P.M. Limited have donated their combined inventory of 3M respirator masks to local health care authorities. The masks – including half- and full-face reusable masks, as well as disposable mouth and nose masks – were designed

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UAP offers cheat sheet on critical resources
April 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

UAP has prepared a ‘living document’ on its website, listing support programs and financial resources available to businesses during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The document is updated once a week, as new programs are launched. The quick-access page leads to the