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Ontario Associations Partner on Series of Workshops
October 8, 2010 by Auto Service World

The automotive aftermarket trade associations in Ontario have announced new industry workshops that can assist motive power shop owners and managers. Starting on Tuesday October 26, members of the Hamilton District Autobody Repair Association, the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario

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Largest Collective OEM Presence in NACE | CARS History Announced
September 27, 2010 by Auto Service World

Four new OEMs have joined the five previously committed OEMs for a total of nine vehicle manufacturers. Nissan North America, Hyundai Motor America, Mazda North America Operations & Mercedes-Benz USA have joined previously committed OEMs Ford, GM, American Honda, Toyota

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ASRW Announces Plans for 2011 Event
September 8, 2010 by Auto Service World

Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) has announced that it will be keeping its mid-October dates, and Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas location for 2011.ASRW announced that its 2011 event will be held from Monday, Oct. 17 to Wednesday, Oct. 19,

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Supplier Group “Reaching Out” to American Honda Regarding Position on Aftermarket Parts
September 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

In stark contrast to the recent move by the AAIA to file a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) vowed to reach out to Honda to resolve the issue of its position on

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AAIA Defends Aftermarket Parts in Complaint to U.S. Trade Body
September 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

A formal complaint has been made to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), responding strongly to recent position statements made by Honda regarding aftermarket parts. AAIA claims that Honda’s statements – failure to

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Tony Canade Appointed to AIA Board of Directors
August 23, 2010 by Auto Service World

Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) Chairman of the Board, Brad Morris has announced the appointment of Tony Canade from Assured Automotive to the association’s board of directors.Tony Canade will be filling the position left vacant earlier this year with

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PPG Automotive Refinish Announces Appointments, Organizational Restructuring
July 5, 2010 by Auto Service World

PPG Industries’ automotive refinish business has announced a restructuring of its North American sales and marketing organization, with a number of key leadership changes. “PPG refinish is committed to maintaining a strong, dynamic management team,” said Greg Benckart, PPG general

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Online Wholesale Vehicle Auction Site Enhanced, Canadian Site Launched
June 24, 2010 by Auto Service World

Openlane, Inc., an online auction company for automotive dealers to buy and sell wholesale vehicles, has announced significant enhancements to its U.S. open auction site, www.openlane.com, and the launch of a new auction site for Canadian customers, www.openlane.ca. Openlane’s online auctions

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LGM Appointed Exclusive Distributor and Sales Support Provider for Kia Warranty an Protection Products
June 8, 2010 by Auto Service World

LGM, a supplier of extended warranty, group credit insurance, wear protection and automotive theft deterrent products has announced its partnership with Omni Warranty Corp (OWC) and Kia Canada Inc. in the launch of the new Kia Protect suite of products.

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CCIF Vancouver played host to more than half a dozen sessions. Here are a few words on some of them.
June 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

Scott Smith, Automotive Industries Association of Canada, presented early findings of the Collision Industry Survey conducted by the association. A selection of numbers were offered, and feedback requested as to how they shake out with industry experience. Results will be

Steven Feltovich says shop owners need to build efficiency and stay committed.
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CCIF Vancouver Presentation Puts Onus for Change on Owners
June 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

With imperatives to improve profitability, the collision shop owner may very well be the barrier to future success. That was, in part, the message of Steven Feltovich at the Canadian Collision Industry Forum event in Vancouver. His presentation, “Collision Repair

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427/CSN Auto Collision Named Bodyshop of the Year
June 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

Lorenzo D’Alessandro and his team at 427 / CSN Auto Collision have been named Bodyshop Magazine’s Bodyshop of the Year. Through the nomination process we received dozens of entries from across the country, all of which presented compelling arguments. But,