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Big turn out for Alain Cote 25th anniversary trade show in Quebec City
March 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

About 1,300 customers were expected at the 25th anniversary trade show of Pieces D’Auto Alain Cote Inc. The NAPA affiliate, with four stores (in L’Ancienne-Lerette, Saint-Marc-des-Carrieres, Levis, and Saint-Raymond) pulled all the stops to make for an exciting event. More

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APC makes changes to sales division
March 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

A number of changes have been made at APC Automotive Technologies, including in its Canadian market. The changes represent an opportunity to enhance its overall organization and the impact of the company’s national sales force, APC said in an announcement.

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Centric Parts launches promo for techs
March 29, 2019 by Adam Malik

Centric Parts wants technicians to try its premium brake pads for free as part of its latest promotion. Techs can get first-hand experience with Centric’s next generation PQ Pro brake pads starting April 1 when the company’s ‘Experience the Best’

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Lyft enters repair shop business
March 28, 2019 by Adam Malik

The aftermarket is now facing competition from Lyft. The ride-sharing company recently opened its first auto repair shop in San Francisco with plans to expand to major cities across the United States later this year hinted at plans to do

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Brake Parts Inc. names new vice president
March 28, 2019 by Adam Malik

Darwin Moen has been named vice president of sales, OE and OES at Brake Parts Inc. Moen most recently served as vice president of sales for Remy Power Products North America. He was responsible for sales strategy and operations, program

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Finalists named for Channel Excellence Award
March 27, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association will be crowning the first winner of a new award next week. Three finalists have been chosen for the AASA’s Channel Excellence Award, which recognizes collaboration and innovation in the aftermarket. The award, sponsored by

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Using social media to attract talent
March 27, 2019 by Adam Malik

McDonald’s is taking on a new route to attract employees. The aftermarket could take a few notes on drumming up interest among young people. The fast-food restaurant chain is accepting applications via Snapchat during a one-day virtual hiring event on

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NAPA picks Grote as top supplier
March 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

Grote Canada is now a three-time winner of NAPA’s top supplier recognition. UAP announced that Grote was the unanimous pick among NAPA’s regions across the country to win the 2018 Supplier Excellence Award. The supplier of lighting, accessories and innovative

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SMP takes top honour from The Group
March 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Parts Services Group took some time to recognize supplier partners with a special awards ceremony recently. Held in conjunction with member meeting from March 12-15 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., The Group

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Coates foundation donates to local high school
March 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

An high school automotive program with poor tools and a broken hoist isn’t able to do much for its students. But thanks to the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation, Pitt Meadows Secondary School – less than 15 minutes west of Maple

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EyeSpy: Visiting the lumber yard for vehicle repairs
March 25, 2019 by Adam Malik

Wood has served many purposes over the years – building homes to live in, furniture to relax on or touching after tempting fate. It was not meant for automotive repair. At least, not in the last 100 years or so.

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Uni-Select installs new board member, leader for Parts Alliance
March 22, 2019 by Adam Malik

Changes are happening at Uni-Select as the company has added a new member to it board of directors, while naming a new head in its U.K. business. Pierre Raymond is the newest member of the board and Neil Croxson will