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AIA unveils plans for “changemaker” space at Georgian College
May 1, 2015 by Allan Janssen

“Changemaker” space will be designed for students to use when working on collaborative projects. It will also feature multimedia displays to let students know what AIA is all about.

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Sprint champion to speak at NACE / CARS
May 1, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Brad Keselowski, the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, will give the keynote address at NACE/CARS 2015 at the Cobo Center in Detroit on Thursday, July 23.

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Shirley Brown wins AIA Distinguished Service Award
April 30, 2015 by Allan Janssen

“Today is certainly a proud milestone in my life,” says aftermarket journalist Shirley Brown. “To think that I’m standing here receiving an award that so many true leaders in the industry have received before!”

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SEMA puts out call for automotive builders
April 30, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Applications available for second annual SEMA Battle of the Builders Competition.

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Mac’s ‘Wrenching for a Cure’ funds cancer research
April 29, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Proceeds from ‘Wrenching for a Cure’ program leads to donations of more than $4,000 to The Breast Cancer Society of Canada to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research.

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It’s EASY being green
April 28, 2015 by Allan Janssen

The owner of Cleanline Automotive in Invermere B.C. says reducing impact on the environment is all about choices.

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March 2015 marks all-time best March for Canadian new car sales
April 10, 2015 by CARS Magazine

According to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, March new vehicle sales as reported by vehicle distributors were up slightly (1.9 percent) to record an all-time best March in the history of the Canadian industry. Sales year to date are up 2.7 percent

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Continental’s Jerry Gabbard retires; James Bayley named VP of Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket, North America
April 3, 2015 by CARS Magazine

International automotive supplier Continental announced the retirement of Jerry Gabbard as vice president and general manager of the Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket (CVAM) business unit within the company’s Interior Division, a position he has held since December 2007. Gabbard retires

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Honda marks seventh-millionth vehicle produced in Canada
March 30, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Honda has built its seven-millionth vehicle in Canada. This impressive feat took place during the company’s 29th year of Canadian vehicle production in Alliston, Ontario, home to Honda of Canada Mfg (HCM). Honda became the first Japanese automaker to manufacture

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AIA to throw farewell party for outgoing president
March 17, 2015 by CARS Magazine

At the end of April, Automotive Industries Association of Canada will say goodbye to Marc Brazeau, who is leaving to fill a newly created role with Uni-Select.

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It’s all about relationships
March 3, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Ontario shop owner believes the biggest key to success in business and life is developing strong ties with the people around you.