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High-torque impact wrench
July 21, 2017 by Adam Malik

Milwaukee Tool has announced its next generation M18 Fuel high torque impact wrenches. It delivers up to 1,400 ft.-lbs. of torque in a compact, cordless design. While the first generation of this impact wrench answered many needs, said Eric Rusch,

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eBay, Amazon redrawing e-retailing lines
July 11, 2017 by Adam Malik

The boundaries of automotive e-retailing are being re-drawn by the likes of eBay and Amazon, a Frost & Sullivan report has found. Innovative business models involving collaboration with suppliers, network development with installers, service aggregation, engagement of subscription-based services and

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NAPA creates technician scholarship
July 10, 2017 by Adam Malik

Aspiring auto repair technicians will have access to a financial assistance program through a new scholarship program from NAPA. The program was first announced at the recent NAPA AutoPro golf tournament for the Quebec region by Alain Primeau, regional vice

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Change with the times: New episode of Greenwood’s Garage
July 10, 2017 by Adam Malik

The aftermarket is changing, but tough economic times are also having an impact. New disciplines must be developed. In his latest episode of Greenwood’s Garage, Bob Greenwood provides advice on taking advantages of the opportunities presented to you, and avoiding

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2017 Jobber of the Year: Western Bearing and Auto Parts
July 6, 2017 by Adam Malik

Western Bearing and Auto Parts has been selected as the 2017 Jobber of the Year. Based in Portage la Prairie, Man., Western Bearing is headed up by president Doug Borland, who took over the business from his brother eight years

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FinishMaster opens first greenfield store
June 30, 2017 by Adam Malik

Uni-Select announced the opening of the first greenfield store for its subsidiary FinishMaster in Nashville, Tenn. It’s the fifth FinishMaster location in Tennessee, but the first opened by the company rather than through acquisition. Overall, Finishmaster now has 216 branches

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Monaco Group golf event raises money for Montreal organizations
June 28, 2017 by Adam Malik

Monaco Group Automotive hosted their 26th annual golf tournament at the Le Blainvillier Country Club, north of Montreal, on June 12. With 170 people taking part, the Monaco Group Classic raised $360,000 for a trio of causes and organizations. Proceeds

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Groupe Touchette grows again in east
June 23, 2017 by Adam Malik

Groupe Touchette has announced the opening of its 30th tire distribution centre in the Atlantic Region, opening up shop in Halifax this time. This new distribution centre, Groupe said in a press release, will serve the Atlantic car dealers and

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Most SUVs have unsafe headlights, tests show
June 22, 2017 by Adam Malik

More than half of the midsize SUVs tested by an insurance industry group were found to have unsafe headlights that did not light up the road far enough or caused glare for oncoming drivers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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New Raybestos commercial vehicle catalog
June 19, 2017 by Adam Malik

Raybestos has announced its new Commercial Vehicle Application Catalog and Specification Guide (BPI-CV17) is now available. Raybestos’ commercial vehicle product line consists of specialty friction, including Raybestos Truck and Medium Duty and School Bus friction, premium rotors, friction-ready calipers, hydraulics,

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MAS Industries expands U.S. presence with new warehouse
June 16, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Located in the central region of the U.S., MAS says the new facility will allow it to reduce lead times and support its rapid and extensive growth.

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CANUSA wins Federated award
June 16, 2017 by Adam Malik

London Ont.’s CANUSA was one of three award winners recently honoured by Federated Auto Parts. CANUSA was selected as the Federated Co-Man Member of the Year. Luke Ramsay and John Jones accepted the award, given to a member that has