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Gaining market advantage by losing weight
September 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Think aluminum is still the hottest new trend in vehicle lightweighting? A recent article in Advanced Manufacturing magazine suggests aluminum still faces substantial competition from high-strength, ultra-high-strength steels, and composite materials. The article suggests automakers are keeping their options open,

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Delphine Persouyre named president of Total Canada
September 4, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Delphine Persouyre, formerly the managing director of Total Luxembourg, has joined Total Canada as president and managing director. She takes over for Franck Bagouet, who has accepted a new position within the Total Group. He is promoted to Senior VP

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Akebono, Worldpac treat customers to Woodward Dream Cruise
September 3, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Akebono Brake Corporation hosted some of Worldpac’s best Akebono customers, in an event-filled weekend that will be forever remembered by those that attended. Winners of the sales contest were treated to two and a half days jam-packed with entertainment related

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Auto Value launches Big Race Weekend Sweepstakes
August 30, 2019 by Renee Montague

Auto Value plans to send 15 grand prize winners and their guests to Indianapolis  for a five-day VIP experience at the Indy 500. It will be the culmination of the company’s “Big Race Weekend” sweepstakes, which begins Sept. 1. “We’re

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CAF symposium intends to prepare youth for skilled trades
August 30, 2019 by Renee Montague

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) wants to find out from the apprenticeship community how the CAF-FCA can provide young people with a better understanding of the value of apprenticeship and skilled trades careers.   They are hosting a National Symposium: Preparing

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Carquest-Worldpac Charitable Foundation makes $15,000 donation
August 29, 2019 by Allan Janssen

More than 150 golfers participated in the annual Carquest-Worldpac charity golf tournament at Spingfield Golf and Country Club in Guelph, putting the cap on fundraising activities resulting in a $15,000 donation to the Children’s Breakfast Club. The money, collected through

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Aftermarket riders to tour Death Valley before heading to AAPEX / SEMA
August 29, 2019 by Renee Montague

Heading down to Vegas for Industry Week? You might be interested in joining other aftermarketers for a motorcycle tour from Las Vegas to Death Valley and Yosemite National Park. The “Ride for the Future” is organized by The Automotive Aftermarket

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Tom Berger to lead LTA Manufacturing customer service department
August 29, 2019 by Renee Montague

LTA Manufacturing’s 14-year veteran, Tom Berger is the new senior director of customer service for LTA’s four subsidiaries and their related brands: ATC Truck Covers, Jason Industries, LoadMaster and Ranch Fiberglass.  Berger most recently served as the director of quality

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AASA Conferences will showcase technology and mobility
August 28, 2019 by Renee Montague

The AASA Technology Conference will explore new opportunities for the aftermarket created by the constantly data, IT and technologies.   The conference will be held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Boca Raton, Fla.  Sept. 29

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Quaker State adds to its line of synthetic motor oil
August 27, 2019 by Renee Montague

Quaker State is launching two new synthetic motor oils, High Mileage (for vehicles with more than 120,000 kilometers) and Ultimate Durability Euro Full (for European engines). Quaker State says its High Mileage Full Synthetic motor oil offers more wear protection

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Drew Technologies acquires BlueLink Diagnostic Solutions
August 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Drew Technologies has acquired the Durham, N.C.-based vehicle diagnostics provider BlueLink Diagnostic Solutions. Drew Technologies, Inc., a diagnostics and reprogramming company based in Ann Arbor, Mich., acquired BlueLink’s technology and operating assets for 2.8 Million Swedish Kroner (approximately $384,000 CDN).

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CATEGORY FOCUS: Automotive Tools
August 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Recently released products in the automotive repair tools space include: heavy duty die grinders from Snap-on; low-vibration hammers from Chicago Pneumantic ; a high-torque impact wrench from Milwaukee; and a new service cart from Matco Tools. Welcome to Auto Service