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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

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TIA announces 2015 Hall of Fame recipients
September 1, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the names of the 2015 Hall of Fame recipients, including Canadian Paul Hyatt. This year’s honorees are Ross Fischer, the late owner of McCord Auto Supply; Herman “Hy” Freeman, technical services and training manager

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Trico wins Subaru of America Silver Supplier Excellence Award
August 27, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Trico Products Corporation has received a Silver rating in the Subaru of America Supplier Program. Subaru of America implements an annual supplier rating program to monitor and improve the supplier base in order to maintain the highest quality of products

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ContiTech’s St. Marys plant turns 75
August 27, 2015 by CARS Magazine

ContiTech’s St. Marys, Ohio, plant has celebrated its 75th anniversary. “We are proud to share in this diamond jubilee celebration of a highly versatile and productive facility,” said Jim Hill, ContiTech CEO for the NAFTA Region. “This plant has made

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Fans select 1967 Chevrolet Camaro as Champion ‘King of the Road’
August 25, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Tim Kowalchick of Jacksonville, Florida has won the $5,000 grand prize in the annual contest from the Champion Spark Plug Brand. Tanya Morewood from Tottenham, Ontario was also one of the ten finalists, winning a $500 price. Fans of classic and

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BFGoodrich celebrates 1 million All-Terrain T/A KO2 sales in North America
August 10, 2015 by CARS Magazine

BFGoodrich Tires has sold more than 1 million All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires in North America, less than eight months after launching in the market. BFGoodrich says its KO2 delivers exceptional toughness, tread life and traction for traversing the harshest conditions,

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Top 10 finalists announced in ‘King of the Road’ contest
August 10, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Tanya Morewood from Tottenham, Ontario, is one of 10 finalists for the $5,000 Champion ‘King of the Road’ grand prize. “Our 10 finalists have maintained some amazing cars and trucks, and it’s easy to see the passion they all share. It’s