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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.

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CATEGORY FOCUS: Chassis
December 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

    Trakmotive has introduced 85 new part numbers, providing over 10 million application opportunities. The new numbers include CV axles, drive shafts, CV intermediate shafts, and window regulators. They cover 10.6 million vehicles in operation on North American roads.

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The Group to hold Winter Training Conference in Florida
December 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Group Training Academy is partnering with AVI for a Winter Training Conference scheduled for Jan. 16-18 at AVI world headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida. The three-day session will feature technical and management training from the auto care industry’s leading

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MEMA congratulates signatories to new USMCA deal
December 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has congratulated signatories to an updated North American trade deal. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was formally announced by Canadian trade representative Chrystia Freelanda, and her American and Mexican counterparts in Mexico City. It replaces

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Alliance names BBB Industries Channel Partner of the Year
December 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. honoured BBB Industries as the 2019 Channel Partner of the Year. The announcement was made during the Alliance’s channel partner awards banquet on Tuesday in Aventura, Fla. “This recognition is the culmination of a

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The Alliance wraps up Winter Shareholder meetings
December 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance is wrapping up its annual Winter Shareholder Meeting today at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry in Aventura, Fla. Nearly 150 Auto Value shareholders and more than 250 valued channel partners attended the event, which included

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Apprenticeship administrators to meet in Calgary in May
December 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The 2020 National Apprenticeship Conference will be held May 24 to 26, 2020 in Calgary, Alta. The biennial event, organized by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) brings together members from every corner of Canada’s apprenticeship community to highlight promising practices

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Winning websites reveal marketing tips for 2020
December 12, 2019 by Jacob Stoller

Repair shop websites are built on a variety of successful marketing strategies.

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Long process of updating NAFTA ends in signing ceremony
December 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

By Lee Berthiaume, CP OTTAWA — Canada joined the United States and Mexico in heralding a new era of North American prosperity on Tuesday as they formally agreed to changes to the new continental free trade deal. The amended pact

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Brake Parts Inc. names new chief legal officer
December 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Jeff Wawrzyniak has joined Brake Parts Inc as chief legal officer. Wawrzyniak is no stranger to the aftermarket. Prior to joining BPI, he served as chief legal, compliance and human resources officer, corporate secretary for Cardone Industries, Inc. He also

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Lordco establishes foothold in Alberta
December 11, 2019 by Allan Janssen

After 45 years operating only in British Columbia, Lordco Parts Ltd. expands into Alberta, with plans for further expansion.

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Toyota Canada makes largest single donation to a Canadian university
December 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is partnering with the University of Waterloo to advance engineering education. Supported by a $2.1 million investment, the largest single donation by TMMC to any Canadian University, the partnership will launch a unique undergraduate engineering