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GM wins IHS Markit loyalty award
March 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

General Motors Corporation has retained its position as leader in automotive manufacturer loyalty, as measured by IHS Markit’s annual Automotive Loyalty Awards program. The program, now in its 24th year, recognizes OEMs and brands for their leadership in customer retention. Winners were

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Shad’s R&R won’t go ahead in June
March 31, 2020 by Allan Janssen

For the first time in 46 years, Shad’s R&R has been cancelled. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the aftermarket golf fundraiser for muscular dystrophy research will not be held as planned on June 11. Board members for the annual

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What working from home looks like, Alliance-style
March 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

    The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance – known simply as the Alliance – is showing the world what “working from home” really means. The company says it has committed to being a resource to its shareholders during the Covid-19

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Suplex signs North American agent
March 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Suplex GmbH Germany — a manufacturer of aftermarket coil springs, leaf springs, racing springs and complete chassis suspensions — has assigned New Jersey-based Partslink LLC as its representatives for the North American market. In a media release, Suplex said it is confident that

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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