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ASW Conversations: J.F. Champagne on quantifying Covid-19’s impact

April 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Auto Service World · 006 J.F. Champagne on quantifying the impact of Covid-19   J. F. Champagne, president of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, needs your help taking the measure of the aftermarket, some six weeks into the…

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Speedy Glass launches vehicle disinfection service

April 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Speedy Glass has launched a new vehicle disinfection service – developed and implemented to respond to the current pandemic situation. The company is offering the disinfection service free of charge with all windshield replacements, repairs, or recalibration. “The extraordinary circumstances…

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How is your business changing? AIA seeks industry input

April 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

How would you describe the current state of your business under the current Covid-19 crisis? Have you laid of some of your staff? Are some working from home? Have you created curbside-solutions that minimize customer contact? The Automotive Industries Association would…

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ASW Conversations: Zara Wishloff on why we’re so essential

April 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Today we speak with Zara Wishloff, vice president of sales and marketing for Edmonton-based warehouse-distributor APD. As you’ll hear, he has some timely views on how our industry has been viewed during the current coronavirus pandemic. He points out that…

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Uni-Select offers update on its reaction to Covid-19 pandemic

April 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select says it will continue to optimise its operations in the face of unprecedented challenges for the entire automotive aftermarket. In a corporate update on measures taken related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the company said it expects demand for…

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NRS brakes technology enables quick-assembly of ICU wards to fight COVID-19

April 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The same technology used in NRS brake pads to bind brake friction to backing plates could be used to build temporary healthcare facilities in a fraction of the time and with significant cost savings. Canadian-based Nucap Industries – parent company…

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Mazda U.S. offers free oil changes to health care workers

April 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mazda in the United States will give free oil changes to healthcare workers as a way of thanking them for their “selfless dedication.” An Essential Car Care Fact Sheet from the vehicle manufacturer offers the details of the program, which…

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SEMA poll reveals widespread optimism in specialty market

April 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The specialty automotive industry remains largely open for business despite the Covid-19 pandemic, and executives are optimistic about a timely return to normalcy, a new poll shows. Between April 1-7, the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) asked 2,000 industry insiders…

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ASW Conversations: Daren Hodgson on staying closed a little longer

April 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

 Auto Service World · 004 Daren Hodgson on why he’s resisting the call to reopen Daren Hodgson, owner of Atelier D.H. Tech Pro in Ste-Marthe, Quebec., has strong views about our responsibilities as an industry — and as a…

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Uni-Select / Bumper to Bumper donate PPE

April 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select says it is humbled by the work of “guardian angels” in the Canadian health care system to keep Canadians safe from coronavirus. In response, the company and its Bumper to Bumper Canada banner have donated thousands of N95 respirators…

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ASW Conversations: Bob Greenwood on the new reality of retail

April 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

In the face of a pandemic, all the rules of retail have changed. Management expert Bob Greenwood offers a primer on how we’re going to have to look at business through new eyes. We’ve got the details in Episode 3…

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Quebec reopens auto repair trade

April 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto repair shops in Quebec can reopen today as the provincial government relaxes restrictions it imposed on some trades out of fear of coronavirus spread. The province also extended the deadline for removing studded tires to June 5 – more…