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ASA elects first Canadian director
December 2, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Toronto shop owner John Cochrane has bold vision for cross-border training strategy.

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Open Road Auto Group ranks as one of Canada’s best employers
November 17, 2015 by CARS Magazine

A B.C.-based dealership group, with 16 dealerships representing 14 different brands, has once again been cited as one of the best places in Canada to work. Open Roads Auto Group, with dealerships in Langley, Vancouver, Richmond and Port Langley, has

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Auto Aide buys Auto Know
October 28, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Auto Aide Technical Services, the Barrie, Ont.-based training and diagnostic equipment company, has purchased Auto Know. Mark Lemay, president of Auto Aide, said the purchase became available upon the retirement of Auto Know owner Ron Brown. “We felt that this

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Bridgestone to acquire Pep Boys
October 26, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone, has entered into an agreement to acquire Pep Boys for approximately $835 million. Bridgestone will pay $15 per share in an all-cash transaction for the automotive aftermarket chain. This represents

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Autopro of the Year award goes to two Ontario shops
October 5, 2015 by Allan Janssen

It was statistically improbable, but Eldon Ingram Ltd., in Stratford, Ont., and Thomas & Kelly St-Pierre Autopro in Lancaster, Ont. tied for the top honour.

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Jobber News Counterperson of the Year nominations still open
September 29, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Jobber News is giving you the chance to acknowledge the hardest-working, most helpful and efficient auto parts counterperson you know – by nominating him or her for the Jobber News Counterperson of the Year Award. The Jobber News Counterperson of the Year

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Dayco Receives Gold Certification from Caterpillar for Quality Excellence
September 23, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

Dayco has announced its manufacturing plant in Ivrea, Italy, has been named a recipient of the Gold Supplier Certification as part of Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP). This award recognizes suppliers that have achieved Caterpillar Quality Management System supplier

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Paul Hyatt to be inducted into TIA hall of fame
September 23, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Canadian industry veteran says he “probably got more out of serving” with Tire Industry Association than he gave.

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Lexus tops J.D. Power customer service survey
September 19, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Independent repair shops beat most dealerships in Canadian customer satisfaction survey, but still fail to live up to expectations.

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Counterperson of the Year Nominations Still Open
September 17, 2015 by Andrew Ross

#aftermarket – Here’s your chance to acknowledge the hardest-working, most helpful and efficient auto parts counterperson you know – by nominating him or her for the Jobber News Counterperson of the Year Award. The Jobber News Counterperson of the Year

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Alain Masse named new president of UAP Inc.
September 14, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Montreal, QC – Alain Masse has been appointed president of UAP Inc. Masse, who has been with UAP since 2011, stepped in at the end of 2014 to lead all corporate functions for UAP’s Auto Parts Division as well as

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Advance Auto Parts Names 2015 Vendors of the Year
September 14, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

#aftermarket –  At the company’s annual vendor summit held in late August, Advance Auto Parts announced its 2015 Vendors of the Year awards. Taking home top honors as overall Co-Vendors of the Year were Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA) and