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Kukui names new CEO
March 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Kukui Corporation has named Lorie Sharp as the organization’s new chief executive officer. Sharp succeeds Todd Westerlund who, after leading the company’s transformation over the past several years, will continue to lead Kukui’s sales and marketing machine as chief revenue

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Laval jobber named Group Del Vasto’s Auto Value store of the year
March 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  More than 600 people gathered in Montreal for the latest Groupe Del Vasto convention. The event, held Feb. 21-23 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, brought suppliers, shop owners, parts store owners, and a wide range of aftermarket

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Auto Value kicks off latest sweepstakes
March 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

It’ll honky-tonk time in October for 25 technicians and their guests when Auto Value’s latest sweepstakes wraps up. The Grand Ole Weekend sweepstakes kicked off at the beginning of this month. The lucky winners will experience the southern escape of

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New SEMA report offers insights into retail trends
March 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A new SEMA Industry Perspectives Report provides insight on the health of the automotive aftermarket industry on a wide range of business metrics. Among the key findings: independent retailers in the automotive aftermarket remain the most used sales channel for

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Ed Coates foundation donates $25,000 in equipment to trade schools
March 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation has donated a brand-new hoist and metal lathe to the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District 42 Trades Program. The new hoist was installed into Maple Ridge Secondary School this month. Samuel Robertson Technical

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Category Focus: Suspension
March 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Cadillac air spring Arnott has introduced a new rear aftermarket air spring for the 2013-2019 Cadillac XTS (Epsilon II) with Automatic Level Control and with or without All Wheel Drive. Arnott’s new rear air spring, A-3233, for the 2013-2019 Cadillac

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Send us your vintage photos!
March 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

We want to photos of what your business looked like way back when. Scan your photos and send them to allan@newcom.ca

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Change expert to address CAF conference
February 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Leadership and change expert Cheryl Cran will address the 2020 National Apprenticeship Conference, taking place May 24-26 in Calgary, Alta. Organizers say Cran’s research into the future of work, technology, innovation, and generational impact will give attendees data and strategies to help

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Fountain Tire honours exceptional Canadians
February 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  For the second year, Fountain Tire has honoured everyday heroes across Canada through its 3 Stars program. This season, over 60 exceptional Canadians in 21 cities received public recognition from the company and their local WHL or OHL team.

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People & Places: Corporate moves in February 2020
February 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

We recap some of the personnel announcements we heard about this past month.

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Tech certification critical to public safety, ARA says
February 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

By Allan Janssen In the era of high-tech motoring, potential dangerous vehicle components, and advanced driver assist systems, technician certification is key to public safety, says the president and CEO of British Columbia’s Automotive Retailers Association (ARA). Adrian Scovell said

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Canada invests in Ontario’s EV network
February 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

In an effort to spur innovation and encourage the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), the Government of Canada is providing Ontarians with more options to purchase, charge and drive zero emission vehicles. Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and