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Gates Canada gets NAPA supplier nod
April 4, 2017 by Adam Malik

Gates Corporation’s Canada division was named the 2016 NAPA Supplier of the Year. The company has supplied NAPA with items like hydraulic products, belts, hose, timing kits, tensioners, water pumps, and NAPA-branded cooling system product lines for 50 years, Gates

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TDAC names new president
April 3, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Richard Bender, vice president business operations for Tire Discounter Group Inc., to lead Tire Dealers Association of Canada.

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Nominate your Jobber of the Year
March 31, 2017 by Adam Malik

Know an excellent jobber who deserves recognition? Nominate them for the prestigious Jobber of the Year Award. Named after the founders of Jobber News Magazine, E.J. & A.E. Wadham Memorial Award recipients represent a who’s who of the best in

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Mazda Canada names top tech
March 27, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Marcin Malocha, a technician at Westowne Mazda in Toronto’s west end, wins the title of Canada’s top Mazda Master Technician for 2017.

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KYB wins supplier award again
March 27, 2017 by Adam Malik

Altrom Group named KYB Americas Corp as its 2016 Supplier of the Year award winner for the second year in a row. The announcement was made at the group’s North American Sales Summit in Seattle. The award goes to the

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Lowest maintenance costs belong to HR-V
March 1, 2017 by Adam Malik

Technicians probably won’t see a lot of Honda HR-Vs rolling into their shops any time soon. And if the owner of a Lexus LS 460 walks in, they’re probably going to see a whopping bill. But that’s probably to be

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Mopar celebrates with limited-edition Challenger
February 22, 2017 by Adam Malik

Mopar has unveiled a slick new ride as part of its 80-year anniversary. The Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger is a limited-edition vehicle with hand-painted exterior features. It comes in two colors – black and blue and black and silver. Tying

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Paste Auto Parts treats trade show ‘like a clinic’ for customers
February 10, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Biennial event draws about 300 Toronto shop owners and technicians to the Fontana Primavera Event Centre in Woodbridge.

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APD hands out first-year student award
February 6, 2017 by Adam Malik

Tracey Jennett was named the winner of Automotive Parts Distributors’ (APD) Highest Overall Achiever for the first-year automotive technician program at Saskatoon Polytechnic. APD said that the award is based on academic achievement, work attitudes, and work habits demonstrated in

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Mopar honors “Top Tech” award winners
January 13, 2017 by CARS Magazine

Mopar named 27 FCA US LLC dealership technicians as “Top Tech” winners during an awards ceremony held at historic Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan, on January 10. Pietro Gorlier, head of parts and service for Mopar, FCA – Global,

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Mann+Hummel recognized as a 2016 Supplier of the Year winner by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
December 26, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Mann+Hummel was recognized by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as a 2016 Supplier of the Year winner. The Supplier Qualitas Convention ceremony of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was held at the Auditorium of the Lingotto Center in Turin on December 14. Mann+Hummel

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UPDATE: N.B. tech places 4th in reality show final
December 19, 2016 by Allan Janssen

Professional gamer Stephanie Harvey beats Minto N.B. technician Britt Bancroft to win title of “Canada’s Smartest Person.”