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Among the presentations was that of noted industry analyst Chuck Seguin, who provided insights into shifting car dealer strategies to parts and service over purely a new car sales focus.
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Ontario Service Provider Forum Inspires Shop Professionals
March 28, 2013 by Auto Service World

More than 200 aftermarket professionals made the 5th Annual Ontario Automotive Service Providers Forum a resounding success. The event was organized by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada and was held at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Presentations by

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AkzoNobel’s Stickerfix DIY Paint Solution Is Poised For Take-Off
March 18, 2013 by Auto Service World

Following a highly successful debut at the SEMA 2012 show in Las Vegas, NV, AkzoNobel’s newest DIY coatings innovation, stickerfix, announces it will soon be available in automotive aftermarket distribution outlets. Partnering with a network of independent manufacturer’s representatives servicing

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GM Announces $250 Million for Flexible Manufacturing in Ingersoll Plant
March 11, 2013 by Auto Service World

General Motors announced a $250 million investment in the CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ont. The investment will be used to install flexible body shop equipment and tooling, converting the manufacturing facility to support future vehicle production. “Conversion of the

Jacob Yako, owner Past Auto Parts (second from right), poses with custoemrs and a staff with Toronto Maple Leaf great Johnny Bower (third from left), who was a special guest at the DriveClean clinic hosted by the Toronto Jobber.
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Jobber Hosted DriveClean Clinic Attracts Strong Crowd
March 11, 2013 by Auto Service World

More than 140 technicians and shop owners attended a clinic on Ontario’s new DriveClean testing procedure hosted by Paste Auto Parts. The Bestbuy Distributors shareholder, located in Toronto’s northwest, brought the CARS OnDemand training organization in to deliver the training

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Brake Parts Inc. Getting Copper Out of Brake Pads to Meet U.S. State Rules
March 7, 2013 by Auto Service World

Brake Parts Inc. reports that has taken a leadership role as it complies with new Washington State and California brake pad requirements to reduce copper and other metals. To comply with new laws in Washington and California, the Brake Manufacturers

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WIN THE RACE, WIN THE CUSTOMER
March 1, 2013 by Andrew Ross

Second Annual Shop Survey Results

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How to Sell More Exhaust,Emission, and Tune-Up Parts
March 1, 2013 by Steve Pawlett

With the aftermarket “sweet spot” now stretching from six- to 12-year-old vehicles, the exhaust, emission, and tune-up parts categories offer plenty of opportunity for increased sales. Selling successfully into these categories is largely dependent on knowing your customers’ needs, and

Edward DeHaan
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Niagara Region Store Owner Dies in Snowmobile Mishap
February 20, 2013 by Auto Service World

Edward DeHaan, who operated John’s Auto Supply in Smithville and Beamsville Ontario with his family, has died in a snowmobiling incident. DeHaan, 48, died returning from an outing with friends when the group plunged through the ice on the Muskoka

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Motorcar Parts of America Sales Up, Fenco Transition Continues
February 15, 2013 by Auto Service World

Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. has reported record sales its rotating electrical business and the continued impact of the Fenco undercar product line transition for its fiscal 2013 third quarter ended December 31, 2012. Net sales for the fiscal 2013

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John’s Auto Parts joins Bestbuy Distributors
February 12, 2013 by Auto Service World

Bestbuy Distributors has announced the addition of John’s Auto Parts of Brampton, Ont. to the family of Bestbuy shareholders. Located at 22 Strathearn Avenue in Brampton, the business is operated by Dominic Verrico. “Thank you to Dominic Verrico and the

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Online Chat with Kevin Harvick a Go for February 12
February 11, 2013 by Auto Service World

The Champion brand’s #ChampionChat social media series continues Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at 7 p.m. ET, as Kevin Harvick, driver of the No.29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, will chat with fans about the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Anyone can

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Clay Buzzard Passes at 87
February 8, 2013 by Auto Service World

Clay E. Buzzard, former Uni-Select board member and chairman and chief executive officer of Middle Atlantic Warehouse Distributor Inc (MAWDI) from 1963 until 2004 when Uni-Select purchased the comapny, passed away on February 7th at the age of 87. While