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Jean Charest to Speak at ACE
February 6, 2013 by Auto Service World

Former Quebec Premiere and one of Canada’s best known political figures has been announced as a keynote speaker at the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s 2013 Aftermarket Conference for Executives (ACE). ACE will take place at the Fairmont Le

A memorial service for Gordon Ulsh is planned for Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2400   Old Alabama Road, Roswell, Georgia 30076.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks relatives and friends to make donations to the charities of their choice.
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Obituary: Gordon A. Ulsh
February 5, 2013 by Auto Service World

Gordon A. Ulsh, 66, a resident of Johns Creek, Georgia, died suddenly on February 1, 2013.  From his first job sorting soda bottles and vegetables in a neighbourhood grocery store in Indiana, Ulsh forged a successful and storied career, serving

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DECISION TIME: WHAT NEXT FOR BRAKE STANDARDS?
February 1, 2013 by Steve Pawlett

Navigating today’s murky friction material and rotor aftermarket requires a great deal of savvy and a thorough understanding of the product, as well as solid supplier and installer relationships. But with competition so fierce today, it can be tempting for

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Pinball Clemens to Speak at Ontario Automotive Service Providers Forum
January 24, 2013 by Auto Service World

Renowned professional football player and former coach of the Grey Cup Winning Toronto Argo Michael “Pinball” Clemens will provide the keynote address at the Ontario Automotive Service Providers Forum in Toronto March 27. The Ontario Division of the Automotive Industries

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Dupli-Color Announces Paint Crew Challenge Finalists
January 23, 2013 by Auto Service World

Dupli-Color, a national leader in automotive paint and aftermarket products, has announced 12 talented restoration enthusiasts from across North America as inaugural members of its Paint Crew. Members of this select group will receive Dupli-Color products, apparel and garage furnishings,

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Promax Launches Ceramic Brake Pad Line
January 23, 2013 by Auto Service World

Promax Auto Parts Depot Ltd. has launched its Ceramic Plus brake pad line. The new Ceramic Plus line is  being offered for approximately 350 part numbers and includes brake hardware. “We are always strivign to look after any needs that our customers

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Uni-Select North American Convention Sells Out
January 18, 2013 by Auto Service World

Uni-Select reports that its first North American convention for independent jobbers and shop owners has hit capacity. Calling the event the first of its type in the automotive aftermarket, the event takes place at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort from

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Optimism for U.S. Market Growth in 2013
January 17, 2013 by Auto Service World

Automotive aftermarket suppliers are optimistic about 2013, according to responses to the Q4 2012 “Aftermarket Supplier Barometer” survey. The survey is conducted quarterly by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). Suppliers say that, although market weakness continues, the future may

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Auto-Camping Ltd. Marks Program Growth
January 16, 2013 by Auto Service World

Auto-Camping Ltd’s product management group identified 2,320 new parts during the past 12 months as valuable additions to its program. Applications in various segments like braking, cooling, fuel system, lubricants, steering, suspension, transmission and shop equipment among others were added.

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AutoChoice Parts & Paints Confirms Acquisition of Robert K. Buzzell Auto Parts Operations
December 3, 2012 by Auto Service World

AutoChoice Parts & Paints Limited and Robert K. Buzzell Limited have announced that they have entered into a definitive share purchase agreement whereby AutoChoice will acquire all of the outstanding shares of the automotive division of Buzzell’s. Both AutoChoice and

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Going Beyond Customer Expectations: 2012 Jobber News Counterperson of the Year
December 1, 2012 by Steve Pawlett

Vicky Forrester of Parry Automotive, Orillia, Ont.

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Reman Opens The Door On Electronic And Mechatronic Component Sales
December 1, 2012 by Auto Service World

Remanufacturing has long been an eco-innovation driver, with benefits on both the economic and environmental fronts. The recent expansion into automotive electronics and mechatronics is opening the door wide for jobbers to sell an assortment of reman components. Computer controls