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Fort Garry purchases Pinwood Truck Parts
July 22, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Winnipeg, Man.-based Fort Garry Industries (FGI) has acquired Pinwood Truck Parts. Fort Garry purchased all the outstanding shares of Pinwood, making the company a wholly-owned subsidiary as of June 2. “The addition of the Pinwood stores under the FGI banner

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Vast members hit the links in support of the kids
July 3, 2019 by Renee Montague

More than 100 golfers enjoyed the 8th annual Vast Auto golf tournament at Nobleton Lakes Golf Course onJune 26. The golf tournament raised $11,000 for the High Five for Kids charity, bringing the total contributions to over $70,000 over the

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Category Focus: Heavy duty oils and filters
July 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released products in the heavy duty oil and filter space include a new oil absorbant mat from Design Engineering, a new line of heavy duty oils from Petro-Canada Lubricants, a new cleanable filter from Mann+Hummel, and a new heavy

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Deepening the Talent Pool
June 22, 2019 by Adam Malik

By Adam Malik A bright future awaits the automotive aftermarket – provided the industry can seize the opportunities. A common problem is the lack of young talent. Jobbers can’t find reliable people to work in their stores, shops can’t find

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Deepening the Talent Pool
June 19, 2019 by Adam Malik

By Adam Malik A bright future awaits the automotive aftermarket – provided the industry can seize the opportunities. A common problem is the lack of young talent. Jobbers can’t find reliable people to work in their stores, shops can’t find

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Uni-Select opens its largest-ever DC in Calgary
June 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Inc. is celebrating the official opening of a new Bumper to Bumper distribution centre in Calgary. Located near the city’s airport in the Oxford Airport Business Park, the standalone, state-of-the-art facility paves the way for the future model of

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Uni-Select Ontario hosts customer appreciation event
June 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Ontario hosted its 10th annual “Woodbine Night” customer appreciation event at Woodbine Racetrack northwest of Toronto last week. The event, normally held in May, was held in a new building with about 700 people in attendance to enjoy a

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Oil and Filter Market is Continually Evolving
June 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  By Adam Malik Summer is time for a lot of things, including DIY oil changes. Across Canada, auto enthusiasts and would-be mechanics are gearing up for to do oil and filter jobs in their driveways. The first thing they’re

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Trade confidence at lowest point in seven years: EDC
June 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Export Development Canada says trade confidence among Canadian exporters has hit its lowest level in seven years. According to an annual survey, all five components of EDC’s index were down, continuing the decline seen in the 2018 year-end survey. The

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Aftermarket data campaign to get NHRA exposure
June 13, 2019 by Renee Montague

A pro-aftermarket slogan will soon be racing past the grandstands at 200 miles an hour. The “Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice” consumer campaign will be a co-sponsor of the Clay Millican-driven Top Fuel Dragster at upcoming NHRA races. The

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Oil and filter market is continually evolving
June 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  By Adam Malik Summer is time for a lot of things, including DIY oil changes. Across Canada, auto enthusiasts and would-be mechanics are gearing up for to do oil and filter jobs in their driveways. The first thing they’re

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COMMENTARY: Welcome to the new aftermarket
June 12, 2019 by Bob Greenwood

Is your business model the old-and-dying kind? Or is it new and vibrant?