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Three Canadian students win Auto Value scholarships
July 1, 2019 by Renee Montague

Three Canadians are among the 25 recipients of 2019 Auto Value scholarships. The Alliance scholarship program has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to deserving students since 2001, helping them to continue their education and in doing so, support the

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Spectrum Premium awarded Autozone’s ‘Extra Miler’ award
June 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

Boucherville, Que.-based Spectra Premium Industries was awarded the AutoZone Extra Miler Award on June 18 at the 2019 AutoZone Vendor Summit held at Memphis, Tenn. The AutoZone Extra Miler award honours those vendors who are “unfazed by obstacles, go above and

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Wakefield takes full advantage of Raptors sponsorship
June 22, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Wakefield Canada says the Raptors’ historic success gave it a unique chance to give its customers and partners a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Wakefield, whose Castrol brand is the official oil and lubricant of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), got advance

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Regina journeyman named Auto Value’s Canadian Tech of the Year
June 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Ryan Booker, a journeyman technician at Driven Automotive in Regina, Sask., has been chosen by The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance as its Canadian Technician of the Year. He and the Mexican technician of the Year — Abelardo Portillo Alvarado of Hermosillo,

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Kia Canada celebrates 20 years, welcomes new COO
June 17, 2019 by Renee Montague

Kia employees from across Canada gathered at a staff celebration at the corporate head office in Mississauga to celebrate Kia Canada’s 20th year and welcome the new chief operating officer, Elias El-Achhab. Kia Canada went from 43 dealerships in 1999

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Raybestos web catalogue wins silver
June 14, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) has recognized Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI) with a silver Content Excellence Award for its Raybestos web catalogue. Judges evaluated all web catalogue entries for design, navigation, catalogue content, technology, interactivity, and innovation. “We

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Michelin appoints new senior leader for North America
June 14, 2019 by Renee Montague

Alexis Garcin has joined Michelin Group in Greenville, S.C. as the new chairman and president of Michelin North America — the tire giant that employs more than 20,000 people and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada.

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Mann+Hummel awarded Supplier of the Year for a 24th time
June 12, 2019 by Renee Montague

For the 24th time, German component and technology provider Mann+Hummel has been named a supplier of the year to General Motors during the carmaker’s 27th annual ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards ceremony in Detroit. Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, global

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Kukui secures $27 million in Series-A funding
June 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Kukui Corporation, providers of digital marketing solutions for repair shops, has secured $27 million in funding from a Memphis-based investment firm. SSM Partners will provide Kukui Corporation with Series-A funding to accelerate continued platform innovation, rapid market expansion, expanded customer

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Hella recognized as one of GM’s suppliers of the year for 2018
June 4, 2019 by Renee Montague

GM recently recognized suppliers that have consistently exceeded the carmaker’s expectations, created outstanding value, or introduced innovations. Among the companies honoured as one of the GM’s suppliers of the year was automotive lighting manufacturer Hella. “We are incredibly proud to

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Mister Transmission heads to the track with All North Racing Series and MAVTV
May 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mister Transmission will be the “Victory Lane Presenting Sponsor” of a six-race series hosted by All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s. The first race is tonight, (May 31) at the Ohsweken Speedway, near Brantford, Ont. All North Racing Powered by

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CASIS chairman, collision industry advocate John Norris passes away
May 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, Ont. from 2 to 5 p.m.