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Trico wins Subaru of America Silver Supplier Excellence Award
August 27, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Trico Products Corporation has received a Silver rating in the Subaru of America Supplier Program. Subaru of America implements an annual supplier rating program to monitor and improve the supplier base in order to maintain the highest quality of products

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ContiTech’s St. Marys plant turns 75
August 27, 2015 by CARS Magazine

ContiTech’s St. Marys, Ohio, plant has celebrated its 75th anniversary. “We are proud to share in this diamond jubilee celebration of a highly versatile and productive facility,” said Jim Hill, ContiTech CEO for the NAFTA Region. “This plant has made

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KYB Americas announces sweepstakes
August 27, 2015 by CARS Magazine

KYB Americas Corp. has announced the ‘Win with KYB Sweepstakes’. The sweepstakes kicked off August 1st and offers automotive service provider owners an opportunity to win over $50,000 in prizes. To enter, Service Providers will need to register their shop at

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E.R.I. Group announces winners of Richard Miller Education Award
August 26, 2015 by Allan Janssen

The E.R.I. Group is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Richard Miller Education Award. The award helps provide financial assistance and encouragement to individuals who wish to further their education or training and has been presented to applicants

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Ricky Wang joins Brake Parts Inc.
August 26, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Ricky Wang has joined Brake Parts Inc. (BPI) as sales vice president and general manager, China. “We are pleased to have Ricky on board as our new sales vice president and general manager of BPI China,” said David Overbeeke, president

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EYE SPY: Bottoms up!
August 25, 2015 by Allan Janssen

Bottoms up!   Blake Laidlaw of Hockey’s Automotive in Atwood, Ont. found an unusual dust cap on one of the wheels of this 2000 Ford F-250. As you can see, the customer improvised with the bottom of a 1-liter plastic

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Fans select 1967 Chevrolet Camaro as Champion ‘King of the Road’
August 25, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Tim Kowalchick of Jacksonville, Florida has won the $5,000 grand prize in the annual contest from the Champion Spark Plug Brand. Tanya Morewood from Tottenham, Ontario was also one of the ten finalists, winning a $500 price. Fans of classic and

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Luke Bawel named vice president of Jasper’s Logistics Groups
August 24, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Jasper Engines & Transmissions has announced the promotion of Luke Bawel to vice-president of Jasper’s Supply Chain and Logistics Groups, which includes our distribution channels, JET Transit and Jasper Innovative Solutions (JIS). During his 7-year career with Jasper, Luke has worked in

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Rotary Lift receives U.S. Patent for Trio Three-Stage Lift Arms
August 24, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Rotary Lift has been granted United States patent 8,973,712 for its Trio vehicle lift arms. Trio arms have up to a 20 percent greater reach than traditional lift arms, so they can be used to service a wider range of

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Fix Auto Canada announces new partner
August 21, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Daryll O’Keefe, general manager for Fix Auto Ontario is proud to announce the addition of new strategic partner, Fix Auto Markville. “The Fix Auto banner continues to evolve and meet the demands of our ever changing industry. The network offers

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New business looks to change up the repair industry
August 20, 2015 by CARS Magazine

InstaMek, a new business expanding to Saskatoon this fall, brings automotive repairs to consumers’ doorsteps. The business was originally started in Edmonton by two friends, Uzair Ahmed and Asem Alsaadi, but has started to branch outwards. The company’s business enables

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AAPEX to host NASTF Fall 2015 General Meeting
August 20, 2015 by CARS Magazine

AAPEX will host the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Fall 2015 General Meeting that will feature a compelling session on “SAE J2534-1 v5.00: The Benefits for OEMs, Technicians and Tool Makers.” The NASTF meeting will take place on Wednesday,