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ACC to meet in Times Square, NYC in May
December 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Communications Council (ACC) will hold its annual conference in Times Square in New York City on May 5-6. The highlight of the conference will include an in-depth tour of the TED Talk Headquarters. “Being in NYC, we have

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House passes USMCA hours after impeaching Trump
December 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

WASHINGTON – A day after its historic impeachment votes, the Democratic-led House gave President Donald Trump an overwhelming bipartisan victory Thursday on a renegotiated trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. By a 385-41 vote, the House approved a bill that

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Classes filling up for Vision 2020 training
December 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Classes for the upcoming Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo in Kansas City are filling quickly. Organizers are encouraging prospective attendees to sign up now or risk being shut out of their preferred classes. Vision offers a variety of management and technical

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Don Bigler named Chairman Emeritus of BBB Industries
December 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Don Bigler will serve as advisor to BBB Industries CEO Duncan Gilles. He was named Chairman Emeritus, recognizing his three decades of service to BBB. As one of BBB’s three founders, under Bigler’s leadership, the company grew from a small,

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Next challenge for this innovative shop owner? Retirement!
December 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

After 44 years, Dundas, Ont. businessman Bruce Eccles is ready to take things easy.

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MACS to host automotive software boot camp
December 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide will sponsor the Automotive Software and Electronics Boot Camp with Dr. Mark Quarto Quarto in partnership with FutureTech Auto at the MACS training center in Lansdale, PA March 23-27, 2020. This training is

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Dayco earns awards at AAIW
December 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Dayco won a pair of industry awards during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) held in Las Vegas last month. The company won the Best Electronic Media award for its new catalogue app at the 2019 Import Vehicle Community Product and

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J.D. Power to merge with Autodata Solutions
December 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Data analytics and consumer intelligence company J.D. Power has announced it will merge with Autodata Solutions, a provider of data and software solutions for the automotive ecosystem. The merger marks the completion of J.D. Power’s acquisition by private equity firm

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Despite objections, FCC divides 5.9 GHz band
December 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The frequency known as “the vehicle safety spectrum” will soon be used for non-automotive applications. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Dec. 12 to share the 5.9 GHz band with other uses, such as Wi-Fi. The ruling was

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Jetsons’ flying car tops list of most iconic cartoon vehicles
December 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Jetsons’ flying car is the most iconic cartoon vehicle for most American adults, a British polling company has determined. Click4reg asked 2,424 American adults to identify cartoon cars that they’d describe as a “dream drive” and which, given the

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Have you decked the halls? Show us your lights and tinsel!
December 17, 2019 by Allan Janssen

  ‘Tis the season to spruce up your waiting area with garlands and mistletoe. We’d like to see what you’ve done to create a festive atmosphere! It’s been nearly five years since we received pictures of a shop-made wreath that

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APD Training Division caps off a record year
December 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Automotive Parts Distributors ( APD ) reports that over 753 students participated in its training classes, offered in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Lloydminster over the calendar year. These technical class numbers don’t include the online courses offered through APD’s programs.