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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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Did someone say “lunch break”?
June 12, 2019 by Renee Montague

Do you give your employees a lunch break? By law you have to. But a new study suggests that millennials fear they might be seen as lazy if they actually take it. The study, by paper products manufacturer Tork, shows

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Raptor success is uniting Canada, says team partner Castrol
June 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Castrol’s partnership with the Toronto Raptors is certainly paying off this year, as Canada’s only NBA team heads to Game 6 of the finals. Wakefield Canada, manufacturer and marketer of Castrol products in Canada, said it is thrilled with the

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ASA to award Top-10 member websites
June 11, 2019 by Renee Montague

What is the first impression your customers get when they walk through your ‘digital door’? The Automotive Service Association is inviting member shops to show off their online facilities in its annual Top-10 Website Awards. The association, through its official publication,

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Akebono expands Pro-ACT, Performance, and Euro brake pad lines
June 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Akebono Brake Corporation has expanded its Pro-ACT, Akebono Performance, and Euro disc brake pad offerings, adding seven part numbers and coverage for almost one million vehicles on North American roads. Five parts include premium stainless hardware, and five parts include

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MEMA applauds suspension of threatened Mexico tariffs
June 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has heralded U.S President Donald Trump’s decision not to impose tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico into the United States. “We are pleased that he heard the motor vehicle parts supplier industry, which

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API releases identifying symbols for new motor oil standards
June 10, 2019 by Renee Montague

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has announced the approval of improved performance standards for engine oils intended to provide greater protection and fuel efficiency for today’s gasoline-engine-powered cars and trucks. Two of the new standards, ILSAC GF-6A and GF-6B, are

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Craig Essex, Queens University alumnus, joins Point S Canada
June 10, 2019 by Renee Montague

Point S Canada and Unimax Tire have appointed Craig Essex as its new director of development for Canada. Essex, a graduate from Queens University, has years of managerial experience at a tire production company. He brings new approaches to strategic

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Pennzoil videos celebrate loud music and louder engines
June 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

The latest in Pennzoil’s “Garage Sessions” series of videos that examines the connection between music and automobiles has now been released. The new video features Atlanta-based rock and roll band Blackberry Smoke. In the video for their song “Run Away

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Trade uncertainty is hurting business: MEMA VP
June 7, 2019 by Renee Montague

U.S. president Donald Trump’s repeated threats of new and increasing tariffs are hurting industry, a leading aftermarket executive says. Ann Wilson, senior vice president of government affairs for the Motor & Equipment Manufacturing Association (MEMA) told attendees at a Council

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KYB launches online training hub
June 6, 2019 by Renee Montague

Suspension manufacturer KYB has launched an online portal called the Training Hub to provide technical and sales training support for parts and service professionals. The two new modules in the training hub were added to the extensive Knowledge Centre already

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Akebono expands brake pad lines
June 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Akebono Brake Corporation has expanded its Ultra-Premium Disc Brake Pad line by eight part numbers, its ProACT line by three part numbers, and its EURO line by five part numbers. Premium stainless hardware is included in the five parts that