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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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Mitchell1 offers product training for owners, managers
June 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

Mitchell 1 will hold its second Shop Management Workshop Sept. 19-21 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The workshop is for auto shop management software users who want to learn more advanced capabilities, shortcuts and new features to

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Monaco Group golf event raises money for Montreal area charities
June 26, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Monaco Group Classic raised $380,000 at their 28th annual golf fundraiser on June 10. The golf outing was held at Le Balainvillier Golf Club north of Montreal with a total of 180 guests participating. The funds raised went to the

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Denso welcomes new president
June 26, 2019 by Renee Montague

Mobility supplier Denso has named Hirokatsu Yamashita president of the aftermarket products and services arm of Denso Products and Services Americas. Yamashita brings more than 26 years of experience with DENSO in its sales, business planning, and administrative operations to

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CAF Report: Fewer students starting, completing apprenticeships
June 25, 2019 by Renee Montague

Fewer students are starting apprenticeship programs, complicating the challenge of finding skilled trade workers as  Canada’s retirement rates accelerates. That’s the conclusion of a new report conducted by Prism Economics and Analysis, commissioned by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF). The 2019

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Don’t believe the hype. Young people still value vehicle ownership
June 25, 2019 by Renee Montague

Auto analyst John McElroy says predictions about the end of personal vehicle ownership are overblown. Speaking at the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) conference in Windsor,  McElroy said car ownership will continue to be attractive to young people for as

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Transport Canada to review GM brake issues
June 25, 2019 by Renee Montague

Following the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s probe in November, Transport Canada has opened a probe into braking issues in nearly 250,000 General Motors full-size pickups and SUVs. Transport Canada’s probe covers 249,700 2015 through 2017 model year

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ACC gets new leadership and board members
June 24, 2019 by Renee Montague

Georgianne Dickey is the new president of the Automotive Communication Council (ACC), replacing Jacki Lutz, who will remain on the executive committee as immediate past president. Dickey, the senior manager of product and marketing communications with NTN bearings, has been

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Exide welcomes new executive vice president, COO
June 24, 2019 by Renee Montague

Michael Judd has been appointed executive vice president and chief operations officer for Exide Technologies. He’ll lead the global manufacturing operations for Exide from the company’s headquarters in Milton, Ga. “We are excited to have Mike join our leadership team,”

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Mister Transmission golfers raise $15,000 for children and youth
June 22, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mister Transmission suppliers and franchisees raised over $15,000 for the company’s charitable fund at the 31st annual Mister Transmission Charity Golf Tournament on Friday. Held at King’s Riding Golf Club in King City, Ont., more 80 golfers enjoyed a day on

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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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Raptors’ win will cause retail boost for Canadian Tire, BMO predicts
June 22, 2019 by Allan Janssen

An equity research analyst for BMO Capital Markets predicts that the Toronto Raptors’ NBA championship win will mean good things for Canadian Tire’s bottom line. Analyst Peter Sklar has raised his profit outlook for CTC, as fans flock to stores