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Disinfecting surfaces? Do it right!
March 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Sanitizing a surface doesn’t happen instantly. The maker of Spray Nine, a heavy duty cleaner, degreaser, and disinfectant commonly used in automotive repair shops, is reminding its customers that you have to leave the disinfectant on the surface long enough

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Walter Technologies acquires ArcOne
March 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Walter Surface Technologies, the Montreal-based manufacturer of industrial equipment and parts washers, has acquired ArcOne, a provider of industrial safety products based in Taunton, Mass. Through this acquisition, Walter adds a unique personal protective equipment product line to its offering.

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Lordco cancels trade show
March 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

For the first time in its 46-year history, auto parts distributor Lordco has cancelled its trade show. The company says it is acting out of an abundance of caution for public health and safety, given the recent repercussions of the COVID-19

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Alliance welcomes first Belizean member
March 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has its first shareholder owner in Belize. Westrac Ltd., originally known as Western Tractor Supply, has joined the Alliance family, as the largest auto and tractor parts supplier in Belize. A small group of investors

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Tenneco names new board member
March 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Tenneco Inc. has named Roy Armes, the former chairman, president and CEO of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to its board of directors. The appointment, made as part of the company’s ongoing board refreshment process, expands the board temporarily to 12 directors,

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NAPA Expo to be postponed
March 12, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  NAPA’s giant expo, years in the planning, has been derailed by the corona virus, and the threat of the spread of COVID-19. The event, which was to have taken place in early April, was expected to draw some 20,000

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Alain Côté show cancelled midway through
March 12, 2020 by Allan Janssen

NAPA’s Alain Côté XPO Quebec trade show must have been among the first events to be impacted by the province’s ban of gatherings larger than 250 people. The annual trade show was already underway at the Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère event

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MACS introduces new officers
March 11, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  The board of directors of the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has elected a new slate of officers. Andy Fiffick of Rad Air Complete Car Care, Cleveland, OH will serve as MACS chairman and CEO.  Steve Sunday of

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Spectra Premium begins financial restructuring
March 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Spectra Premium Industries Inc. has sought protection to restructure its operations and its debt, while continuing normal operations. The Boucherville, Que.-based manufacturer of cooling systems, fuel delivery, ignition and engine management, climate control, and undercar components, has made application under

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Industry veteran Cy Russell passes away at 91
March 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

    Cyril J. Russell – known as Cy to many in the Canadian automotive aftermarket – has passed away at 91 years of age. A recipient of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s Distinguished Service Award, his long career

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MEMA letter discusses ramifications of COVID-19
March 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) says it will work hard to shape implementation of the U.S. federal government’s $8.3 billion Coronavirus Emergency Bill. In a letter addressed to members of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty

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TIA hires communications and membership coordinator
March 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Emily Markulis has joined the Tire Association Industry (TIA) in the new role of communications and membership coordinator. In this position, Markulis will help coordinate the association’s communications and marketing activities, including promoting TIA’s many programs centering around tire safety