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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

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Uni-Select Announces the Winners of Supplier Awards in Canada 
October 20, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

Uni-Select Inc. has announced  its Canadian Supplier Award winners. “At Uni-Select, we deeply value the quality of the relationship we have with our suppliers. They are a fundamental component of our Corporation’s success and this is why it is important

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Bestbuy is encouraging students in the Canadian automotive industry
October 16, 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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Samantha Nault-Canning Is Our Counterperson Of The Year
October 14, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Each year we go to great lengths to seek out the very best of the frontline workers in the Canadian automotive aftermarket and this year Samantha Nault-Canning of Warehouse Services Inc., in Leduc, Alberta earned this recognition. Some of

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Advance Auto Parts Appoints Thomas Okray CFO
October 12, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Advance Auto Parts, Inc. has appointed Thomas (Tom) Okray as executive vice president, chief financial officer, effective October 31, 2016. As part of the previously announced orderly transition, Okray will succeed Mike Norona, who will remain with the Company

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Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Kicks Off Hawaiian Getaway Promotion
October 7, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

Auto Value is sending 100 people to Hawaii for a trip to the beautiful island of Oahu where they will experience scenic beaches, historical sites, an exclusive luau, and exciting excursions. The sweepstakes is open to any shop customers of

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Uni-Select Acquires Assets Of Guelph Paint And Bumper
October 6, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

  Uni-Select Inc. has announced the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Guelph Paint and Bumper Supplies Inc. (“Guelph Paint and Bumper”) by FinishMaster Canada, Inc. (“FinishMaster Canada”), a subsidiary of the Corporation. Guelph Paint and Bumper is a

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 Bestbuy’s Buy & Sell Meetings Celebrated in Whistler
September 29, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Bestbuy Distributors Limited annual Buy & Sell event attracted shareholders from across Canada, to meet and network with valued suppliers from all over North America, for a celebrated Canadian conference in the alpine paradise of Whistler, September 18

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The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Wraps Up 2016 Sales & Marketing Forum
September 29, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

John R. Washbish addresses the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Sales and Marketing Committee and IT Committee Joint Session. The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance held its annual Sales and Marketing Forum at the Plaza Marriott in San Antonio, Texas on September