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COMMENTARY: They can’t handle the truth!
January 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

I hate to admit it, but a friend of mine would be a terrible customer for any repair shop. If you see him coming, flip the sign in the window. “Sorry! We’re closed.” You’ll be doing yourself a favour. He’s

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Exhibit space is sold out for upcoming MACS show
January 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Exhibit space for the Mobile Air Conditioning Society’s 2020 training event and trade show is sold out. The event, which will take place Feb. 20-22 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., will feature 69 exhibitors

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Integrated Supply Network has new CEO
January 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Tim Kolbus has been appointed chief executive officer of Integrated Supply Network, the Lakeland, Fla.-based distributor of automotive tools, equipment, and supplies. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Kolbus served the organization as chief supply chain officer. Bruce Weber, former

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Mitchell 1 to discontinue outdated search modules
December 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

With the latest release of Mitchell 1’s ProDemand software on January 23, two modules in the repair information software will no longer be available. The company will replace 1Search Classic and Component Search with a more powerful search engine, 1Search Plus. According to

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Mahle officially takes over BHS tomorrow
December 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mahle Aftermarket officially takes over Behr Hella Service (BHS) tomorrow, when all existing BHS activities are transferred to Mahle’s control. The new logistics center in Wrocław, Poland, the future hub for thermal management products for passenger cars, trucks, agricultural vehicles,

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Lobbying efforts top AIA list of 2019 achievements
December 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada held more than 70 one-on-one meetings with elected officials across the country in its advocacy efforts for fair and equal access to vehicle data and the upskilling and retraining of the workforce. At the end

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We wish you all the best in the year to come
December 31, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Pieces of Time New years come and new years go,  Pieces of time all in a row.  As we live our life, each second and minute,  We know we’re privileged to have you in it.  Our appreciation never ends  For

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Category Focus: Specialty tools
December 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Magnetic Parts Bowls Mueller-Kueps has developed Magnetic Parts Bowl to store fasteners, nuts, bolts, and miscellaneous metal parts while you’reworking on a car. A durable bowl and a very strong rubber coated magnet make it easy to use this bowl

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Ateq names new sales manager for OEM and industrial
December 30, 2019 by Allan Janssen

ATEQ TPMS Tools has announced the appointment of Brandon Montney to OEM and Industrial TPMS sales manager in the Americas region. Montney’s new responsibilities will include managing sales, accounts, training and attending trade shows. “Brandon’s wealth of experience and industry

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EnerSys wins 2019 “Best in Sales” award
December 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

EnerSys is the recipient of the 2019 Allegiant Power “Best in Sales” award. Triumphing over 32 competing companies from across the country, EnerSys generated the most revenue during the three-day Allegiant Power Show in Washington, D.C. Since 2015, Allegiant Power

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Cardone has new executive VP, sales and marketing
December 27, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Cardone Industries has named Dan Autey to its executive team in the role of executive vice president of sales and marketing. Autey comes to Cardone with 26 years of automotive aftermarket experience. He spent most of his career at Clarios,

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Excessive speed caused Tesla crash that killed two: NTSB
December 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

DETROIT (AP) — Speed of over a hundred miles per hour on a curve caused a 2018 crash and fire in Florida that killed the teenage driver of a Tesla Model S and a passenger, federal investigators have concluded. The