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Uni-Select doubles available liquidity with new credit arrangement
June 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Inc. has announced that it has successfully secured new credit facilities, providing access to additional liquidity on more flexible financial terms and conditions. The new US$565 million secured credit facilities, which will mature on June 30, 2023, consist of

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Supply chain most optimistic about early end to pandemic pain
June 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Further analysis into the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s business confidence survey suggests the supply chain is most optimism about an early recovery in 2020. Some 63% of supply chain respondents in the AIA’s recent Business Operations Survey said they

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ASW Conversations: Derek Suen on attracting talent to our industry
June 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto Service World · 011 Derek Suen on attracting new talent to the industry   Derek Suen, manager of new product development at Dorman Products in Canada, has been named the Young Leader of the Year by the AIA’s Young

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FMSI acknowledges PPE donation from NRS parent company
May 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI) is being supplied with protective masks during the current coronavirus pandemic by one of its member companies. Frank Oliveto, president of the Michigan-based institute, has released a statement acknowledging the donation of personal protection

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Kenny Gross to head special markets for Mevotech
May 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Kenny Gross has been named sales director, special markets for chassis component manufacturer Mevotech. He will report directly to Todd Hack, executive vice president, sales and marketing. “Kenny joined Mevotech just over a year ago, and since that time, he

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Dealership service departments faring better than sales during Covid: Cox
May 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Touchless services like vehicle pick-up, drop-off, and sanitizing have led to greater consumer confidence in dealership service departments than dealer showrooms, an industry analyst said yesterday. During an Equifax webinar, Cox chief economist Jonathan Smoke said recent numbers from Xtime,

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Sirius XM Canada partners with Car Media 2.0
May 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

SiriusXM and Car Media 2.0 have partnered up for the first time to ensure SiriusXM radios are activated by Car Media 2.0 representatives at participating dealerships across the country, providing additional value for pre-owned car buyers. Car Media 2.0 offers

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Preventive maintenance being deferred during Covid: survey
May 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Independent repair shops in Ontario have reported a significant drop in business in April, according to a DesRosier Automotive Consultants poll. The survey of 100 members of the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO) found that the largest segment of

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Fountain Tire launches financing solution for customers
May 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Fountain Tire has launched an online financing solution that provides its Canadian customers with access to 0% interest financing plans. The move is part of Fountain Tire’s goal to provide flexible payment options, particularly during these challenging times. “At Fountain

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Bestbuy holds virtual AGM
May 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bestbuy Distributors held its first ever “virtual” annual general meeting on May 21. Shareholders from across Canada logged into the video call featured reports from Bestbuy president Bill Hay, board chairman Douglas Squires, and vice president of finance Mike Palmer.

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Ideal Supply to move trade show online
May 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Listowel, Ont.-based Ideal Supply will hold a virtual trade show June 10 and 11. The online event is being designed to replicate the feel and opportunities of a physical show, from “Reward Bucks” and special pricing, to technical training and

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ATSS to offer Powerstroke Diesel online class June 2
May 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Automotive Technical Support Services (ATSS) is offering an online Ford 6.7 L Powerstroke Diesel class on June 2. The class will be held twice, once at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, and again at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. Trainer Mike Cleary