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Bestbuy awards its first scholarship
September 26, 2017 by Adam Malik

A new scholarship from Bestbuy Distributors is aimed at helping students who want to peruse a career in the Canadian automotive industry. Liam O’Connor is the first recipient of the $2,500 Bestbuy Scholarship. He hopes to have a career in

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Doug Betts to lead automotive research at J.D. Power
July 16, 2017 by Allan Janssen

XIO Group, a London headquartered global private equity firm, has announced that its portfolio company, J.D. Power, has affirmed Doug Betts as leader of Automotive for J.D. Power. Betts, a veteran automobile and technology executive, was named senior vice president

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Bill Teskey, founder of Sayco Distributors, Canbuilt Manufacturing
July 16, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Bill Teskey, the founder and president of Toronto-based Sayco Distributors Ltd. / Canbuilt Manufacturing has died at the age of 77. He died with his family by his side on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Dorothy Ley Hospice. Bill

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NAPA creates technician scholarship
July 10, 2017 by Adam Malik

Aspiring auto repair technicians will have access to a financial assistance program through a new scholarship program from NAPA. The program was first announced at the recent NAPA AutoPro golf tournament for the Quebec region by Alain Primeau, regional vice

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2017 Jobber of the Year: Western Bearing and Auto Parts
July 6, 2017 by Adam Malik

Western Bearing and Auto Parts has been selected as the 2017 Jobber of the Year. Based in Portage la Prairie, Man., Western Bearing is headed up by president Doug Borland, who took over the business from his brother eight years

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CANUSA wins Federated award
June 16, 2017 by Adam Malik

London Ont.’s CANUSA was one of three award winners recently honoured by Federated Auto Parts. CANUSA was selected as the Federated Co-Man Member of the Year. Luke Ramsay and John Jones accepted the award, given to a member that has

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ACC names leadership roster for 2017-2018
June 15, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Jacki Lutz assumes vice president role for Automotive Communications Council.

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Congratulations to all our Shop of the Year nominees
June 6, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Our Shop of the Year program is a way to tell the stories of some of the most progressive shops in Canada. If you go back and look at some of the winners, they’re all what we would call “aspirational”

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Gears Plus is our 2017 Shop of the Year
June 6, 2017 by Allan Janssen

Six-bay Autopro shop in Prince George is built on the notion that meeting customer needs is the key to repeat business.          By Allan Janssen   Gears Plus, owned and operated by Jeff and Jen Hoff in Prince George,

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BPI recognized by GM
June 2, 2017 by Adam Malik

General Motors named Brake Parts Inc. a supplier of the year during its recent awards ceremony in Florida. In all, 118 of GM’s best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or brought new

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Alliance announces ‘Give’em Hellcat’ sweepstakes winner
June 1, 2017 by Adam Malik

Andrew Langello, co-owner of Treasure Coast Automotive in Vero Beach, Fla. was the grand prize winner of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance and Robert Bosch Company’s ‘Give ‘em Hellcat’ Sweepstakes. He was presented with a 2015 Dodge Hellcat Challenger and

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‘The Group’ hands out awards
May 26, 2017 by Adam Malik

The Automotive Parts Services Group, made up of Federated Auto Parts and the National Pronto Association, recognized suppliers to sales and service excellence in Hawaii recently. Remy Power Products was given with two awards, receiving the “Outstanding Year Over Year