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New Philips headlight brighter, whiter than halogen
May 3, 2019 by Adam Malik

The new Philips X-tremeUltinon LED headlights produce a brighter, bolder light that illuminates the road up to 200 percent brighter than traditional halogen headlights. The 6500K artic white light is noticeably whiter and utilizes Safe Beam Technology, a uniform and

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Arnott adds rear air spring for Lexus
May 2, 2019 by Adam Malik

Air suspension products company Arnott has introduced new aftermarket replacement air springs for the 2010-2018 Lexus GX 460, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and 4Runner. The A-3331 (rear right) and A-3332 (rear left), for the 2010-2018 Lexus GX 460, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (J150) and

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Barton Auto Parts annual trade show draws big crowd
May 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The 19th edition of Barton Auto Parts’ annual trade show was held this week at the Ancaster Fairgrounds in Ancaster, Ont.

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Bestbuy celebrates but remembers lost friend
May 1, 2019 by Adam Malik

The annual general meeting of Bestbuy Distributors shareholders and vendors is typically an upbeat affair. Jobbers and suppliers mix and mingle throughout the night, awards are handed out the distributor’s top partners and the entertainment after dinner keeps people on

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Spectra Premium recognized with award
May 1, 2019 by Adam Malik

Quebec’s Spectra Premium Industries was awarded the 2018 Supplier of the Year, Silver Category award by Crow-Burlingame Co./Bumper to Bumper at their 2019 Vendor Show of the Decades celebrating their 100th anniversary in Little Rock, Ark. The prize was award

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Windom picked to lead Uni-Select 
April 30, 2019 by Adam Malik

Long-time Uni-Select veteran Brent Windom has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the company.  The move is effective May 1. He replaces interim president and CEO Andre Courville, who stepped down as chairman to assume the

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Staffing problems means lack of biz investing
April 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

Businesses owners can’t find enough staff so they’re not planning on pumping more money into their business, a new study from Business Development Bank of Canada found. A lack of qualified workers and lack of confidence in the economy means

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MACS to sponsor auto software, electronics bootcamp
April 24, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide will sponsor the Automotive Software and Electronics Boot Camp this fall. Dr. Mark Quarto is partnering with FutureTech Auto at the MACS training center in Lansdale, Pa., from September 16-20, 2019. In an

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Dodge Darts recalled over rollaway risk
April 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in North America because a transmission problem could cause them to roll away unexpectedly. The recall covers Dodge Dart compact cars from 2013 through 2016 with six-speed automatic transmissions. The company says

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Continental enhances support for ContiLifeCycle with new hire
April 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

John Cox joined Continental to enhance process technologies for its ContiLifeCycle retread partners worldwide in the newly-created position of global technical services. “We are partnering with our retread shops around the world to maximize productivity and quality and to drive

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Elgin gets top marks from General Motors
April 18, 2019 by Adam Malik

Engine and chassis components maker Elgin Industries earned Platinum Supplier status from the General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales organization. It’s GM’s top supplier award, given to manufacturers that have maintained 100 per cent on-time delivery over the course of

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Osram names new leader for Canada, U.S.
April 18, 2019 by Adam Malik

Osram Sylvania veteran Joe Verbanic has been named the new managing director for Canada and the U.S. at Sylvania Automotive.  He takes over from Grant Wright, who retired recently. Verbanic has spent 30 years with Osram, 25 of them in