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Uni-Select Unveils Bumper to Bumper as New Store Brand in Canada
March 3, 2016 by Andrew Ross

Uni-Select Inc.  has announced “Bumper to Bumper – Canada’s Parts People” as  the new identity for its growing network of Canadian independent automotive wholesalers and corporate stores. In the coming months, Uni-Select says it will be rebranding all of its corporate stores under the Bumper

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The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Announces Second Winner In Its Muscle Car Madness Sweepstakes
February 23, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Darrell Harrod of Showtime Cars in Mt. Washington, Ky. was the winner of a classic American muscle car as part of the Alliance’s Muscle Car Madness Sweepstakes. The loyal customer of Moog Louisville Warehouse won a restored and

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Denso Partners with OptiCat to Enhance Digital Catalog Support
December 28, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc., has partnered with OptiCat LLC, to make online access to Denso’s aftermarket product catalogs faster, more efficient and more reliable. Via the OptiCat OnDemand network, retailers, technicians and other Denso partners now have

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Employee Recognition
December 23, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Each year, it seems to get tougher and tougher for our selection committee to choose a Counterperson Of The Year. The number of exemplary candidates just seems to grow and grow. Don’t get me wrong – this is a

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Darcy Turton, The Go-To Guy
December 23, 2015 by Martha Uniacke Breen

  Whether it’s going out of his way to track down a hard-to-find part, or drawing on his impressive knowledge to answer a thorny technical question, colleagues and customers alike describe counterperson Darcy Turton, of Saskatoon’s Automotive Parts Distributors, as

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Miles Driven Increasing Faster Than Predicted, Fuelling Business Growth
December 23, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Thanks to a significant reduction in fuel costs in 2014, the number of miles driven by Canadians is up dramatically, and continues to be a strong indicator for business growth. In addition, the average selling price per unit sold

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Remanufacturing Continues to Show Strong Growth
December 23, 2015 by Tom Venetis

  Canadian jobbers will see increasing profits from certain remanufactured automotive parts, even as engine technologies increase in sophistication and reliability. That is the consensus of several studies looking closely at the fast-evolving remanufacturing marketplace in North America. Anuj Monga,

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Delivering the Goods
December 23, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

          While I recently enjoyed a conversation with some industry friends about the coming age of drones delivering auto parts, it is likely going to be quite some time before a flying robot delivers anything from

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Sage Advice
December 14, 2015 by Mark Borkowski

  A very successful and brilliant electronics entrepreneur in his mid 70’s whose business I sold the year previous received his last payment from the US buyer that acquired his company.  He wanted to give me my final commission cheque

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Carl Icahn Makes A Bid For Pep Boys
December 9, 2015 by Auto Service World

Carl Icahn is back at it again. In a recent SEC filing, Icahn disclosed a 12.2% stake in Pep Boys-Manny Moe & Jack (NYSE:PBY). He’s called for the company to sell its auto parts retail section to his own company, Auto

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 Uni-Select To Acquire Refinish Solutions
December 8, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Uni-Select Inc. has announced that FinishMaster, Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Aquia Auto Parts, Inc., doing business under the name Refinish Solutions (“Refinish Solutions”). This transaction, the consummation of which is

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Kirmac Collision & Autoglass Opens Newest Location in Richmond, B.C.
December 8, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Kirmac Collision & Autoglass has announced the opening of its second location in Richmond, B.C. The latest addition brings the total number of stores in British Columbia to16. The repair center, located at 11420 Voyageur Way, just off Bridgeport Road