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Cox Automotive Canada hires new senior communications and PR manager
November 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mark James has joined Cox Automotive Canada as senior manager of corporate communications and public relations. He will report directly to Maria Soklis, president of Cox Automotive Canada. A seasoned communications leader with extensive experience in the automotive industry –

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Fountain Tire searches for “3 Stars” in Canadian communities
November 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Fountain Tire has once again teamed up with the Western Hockey League (WHL) and Ontario Hockey League (OHL) to honour local “difference makers.” Fountain Tire 3 Stars recognizes special people in 21 cities across Canada who go above and beyond

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Today’s H.R.: Bringing women into the aftermarket
November 8, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Industry observers agree that employers in our male-dominated workplace need to actively attract and retain more women.

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Start-up aims to change how warranties are sold
November 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

AutoPair Warranty, an auto warranty start-up with a head office in Toronto, has introduced competitive and simple pricing plans for extended car warranties or used car warranties. The company says all warranty plans will be sold at the dealers’ cost,

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Custom Automotive Networks names incoming chairman
November 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Cary Redman, vice president of brand sales for Edelbrock, has been elected to be the next chairman of the Custom Automotive Network (formerly Performance Warehouse Association). He will begin his term in January. CAN president Tracie Nunez said 2019 was

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AAPEX Day 3 – Last day at the show
November 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select announces new auto repair banner program Uni-Select CEO Brent Windom announced plans for a new national banner program for automotive service providers. The program — Bumper to Bumper Auto Service — is set to launch in the new year. The

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The More Things Change: Wheels
November 7, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Our latest walk down memory lane takes a look at how the manufacturing, marketing, and service of wheels has changed over the years. September 2019:  Wheels July 2019: Lifts May 2019: Spark Plugs March 2019: Invoicing Systems The more things

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AAPEX Day 2 – The latest news from Las Vegas
November 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  Show opens with musical precision The Chris Kase Band led attendees onto the show floor with rousing musical numbers and plenty of energy. 2019 on track for modest to flat growth, 2020 predicted to follow suit Nathan Shipley of

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Gatineau tech wins Ontario ‘Best of Belron’ competition
November 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Charles Morin, a technician from Lebeau Vitres d’Autos in Gatineau, took first place in the Ontario regional “Best of Belron” windshield repair competition in Scarborough. The win qualifies him to participate in the national finals in January. The competition, organized

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Australia to move forward with mandatory data-sharing laws
November 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

In what is being described as a victory for independent vehicle repairers, the Australian government has announced it will push ahead with mandatory data-sharing laws. The independent aftermarket has waged a 12-year battle for the key to a bigger share

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Study highlights Canada as ripe for autonomous vehicles
November 6, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Adam Malik Between industry partner participation and research and development hubs, Canada is in good shape for being among the first countries to see automated vehicles become reality. And chances are those in Southern Ontario are going to see

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‘Stable’ October car sales in Canada: DesRosiers
November 5, 2019 by Allan Janssen

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants reports stable light vehicle sales in Canada last month. There were approximately 160,216 units sold, down 0.6% from October 2018 when 161,125 units were sold. Although passenger car sales fell 14.8%, a 5.0% increase in light truck