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Permatex continues sponsorship of StarCom Racing
March 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Permatex will continue its sponsorship of StarCom Racing during the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series. This marks the second consecutive year that Permatex will support StarCom’s 00 Camaro, and the first year supporting StarCom’s new driver, Quin Houff. Permatex will provide

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Cardone celebrates 50 years, establishes board of advisors
March 9, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Cardone Industries, having reached its 50-year milestone, says it plans to expand its tradition of innovation, re-engineering and sustainable business practices into the next generation. It recently formed a new board of advisors to help its leading executives identify automotive

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Liqui Moly to continue MercedesCup sponsorship
March 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Liqui Moly has extended its contract with the ATP tennis tournament up to 2022. “The MercedesCup offers Liqui Moly an ideal opportunity to position our brand perfectly at a top-quality sporting event. And because we are not a fan of

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Mr. Lube earns platinum status among Canada’s Best Managed Companies
March 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mr. Lube has again been recognized as a Platinum Club Member by Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2020. This is Mr. Lube’s eighth time overall to be selected for the award of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and repeat as a

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Uni-Select names new president and COO of FinishMaster
March 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select names new president and COO of FinishMaster Joseph E. McCorry has been appointed to the position of president and chief operating officer of FinishMaster, Inc. The appointment is effective March 30, 2020. A seasoned executive who brings more than

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Help yourself! Donuts power training event in Kansas City
March 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Attendees at the Midwest Auto Care Association’s annual Vision training conference in Kansas City may be hungry for knowledge, but the Garage Gurus at DRiV know they also need something a little tastier. The Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo

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Shell commits to another season with professional bull riders
March 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Shell Lubricants have signed on for another season sponsoring the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada Monster Energy Tour. The company plans to work hand-in-hand with PBR to bring the tour to life, while supporting a number of deserving organizations with

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AIA national conference to offer views of aftermarket future
March 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) will hold its National Conference and Annual General Meeting in Toronto on April 29. The event will focus on new technologies, new skills, new thinking, and the constant disruption that typifies the current

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By the Numbers: Road safety and painted cars
March 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  1,914,357 Number of light vehicles sold in Canada in 2019, a decrease of 3.6% from 2018, and the second annual decrease in a row. DesRosiers Automotive Consultants   5.2 million While it wasn’t a great year for new vehicle,

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Canada manufacturing sector continues recovery: IHS report
March 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The gradual recovery in business conditions across the manufacturing sector continued in February, according to the latest data compiled by IHS Markit. Production volumes increased for the sixth month running, supported by the fastest rise in new orders since October

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Greenwood’s Garage: Are you headed for trouble?
March 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Shop owners who monitor their numbers properly on a monthly basis are more in control of their destiny than they may think. If they study the year-to-date trends that their numbers offer, they won’t be driving in the dark. Establishing

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Women’s conference draws record attendance
March 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Building on the theme “Performance Driven,” the Auto Care Association’s Women in Auto Care annual conference set a record for attendance on Feb. 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C. The conference featured more than 15 speakers, a range of philanthropic, mentoring and wellness activities,