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The Group to hold Winter Training Conference in Florida
December 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Group Training Academy is partnering with AVI for a Winter Training Conference scheduled for Jan. 16-18 at AVI world headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida. The three-day session will feature technical and management training from the auto care industry’s leading

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MEMA congratulates signatories to new USMCA deal
December 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has congratulated signatories to an updated North American trade deal. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was formally announced by Canadian trade representative Chrystia Freelanda, and her American and Mexican counterparts in Mexico City. It replaces

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Alliance names BBB Industries Channel Partner of the Year
December 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. honoured BBB Industries as the 2019 Channel Partner of the Year. The announcement was made during the Alliance’s channel partner awards banquet on Tuesday in Aventura, Fla. “This recognition is the culmination of a

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The Alliance wraps up Winter Shareholder meetings
December 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance is wrapping up its annual Winter Shareholder Meeting today at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry in Aventura, Fla. Nearly 150 Auto Value shareholders and more than 250 valued channel partners attended the event, which included

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Apprenticeship administrators to meet in Calgary in May
December 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The 2020 National Apprenticeship Conference will be held May 24 to 26, 2020 in Calgary, Alta. The biennial event, organized by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) brings together members from every corner of Canada’s apprenticeship community to highlight promising practices

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Winning websites reveal marketing tips for 2020
December 12, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

Repair shop websites are built on a variety of successful marketing strategies.

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Long process of updating NAFTA ends in signing ceremony
December 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Lee Berthiaume, CP OTTAWA — Canada joined the United States and Mexico in heralding a new era of North American prosperity on Tuesday as they formally agreed to changes to the new continental free trade deal. The amended pact

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Brake Parts Inc. names new chief legal officer
December 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Jeff Wawrzyniak has joined Brake Parts Inc as chief legal officer. Wawrzyniak is no stranger to the aftermarket. Prior to joining BPI, he served as chief legal, compliance and human resources officer, corporate secretary for Cardone Industries, Inc. He also

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Lordco establishes foothold in Alberta
December 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

After 45 years operating only in British Columbia, Lordco Parts Ltd. expands into Alberta, with plans for further expansion.

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Toyota Canada makes largest single donation to a Canadian university
December 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is partnering with the University of Waterloo to advance engineering education. Supported by a $2.1 million investment, the largest single donation by TMMC to any Canadian University, the partnership will launch a unique undergraduate engineering

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Hunter earns its 300th patent
December 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Hunter Engineering was recently granted its 300th US patent. Hunter is the first company in the undercar equipment industry to reach this milestone. Hunter has a team of 75+ mechanical, electrical and software engineers who are responsible for the exclusive

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Eye Spy: The case of the arrested air conditioning
December 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  Brandon Bennett, of Bennett’s Auto Repair in Regina, Sask., discovered why the heat was “restrained” on a 2011 Yukon. The driver’s blend door was jammed by a pair of handcuffs that had slipped behind the dash somehow. Turns out