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Deadline approaching for the 2015 TIA Board Election
August 20, 2015 by CARS Magazine

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is reminding its membership that the voting period for the 2015 TIA Board of Directors election ends on September 1, 2015. TIA members with voting rights are encouraged to vote. The elections will place four individuals

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Greg Hewgill joins Lucas Oil
August 19, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Greg Hewgill has joined Lucas Oil Products, Inc as technical director. “Greg has a wealth of experience in the science of oil products technology,” said Tom Fredrickson, Lucas Oil COO. “We look forward to him playing a key part in

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The Ontario College of Trades has released updated training standards
August 18, 2015 by CARS Magazine

New training standards have been announced for Auto Body (310Q), Collision Repair (310B) and Automotive Painter (410N). Previously all three trades were contained in one training standard, but the College has created separate log books for these trades. All apprentices

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COLLECTIVE WISDOM: What were you thinking?
August 18, 2015 by Alan Beech

COLLECTIVE WISDOM
Management expert Alan Beech says the transition from technician to shop owner can be a difficult one, especially if you don’t change your mindset first.

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Identifix adds several key enhancements to Direct-Hit service tool
August 17, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Identifix, Inc. has made substantial enhancements to Direct-Hit, the company’s online automotive service tool. This latest round of improvements makes Direct-Hit’s information database even more comprehensive, allowing independent repair shops and dealership service departments the ability to perform critical, everyday

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Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance/Alliance Parts Warehouse announces key employee promotions
August 17, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance & Alliance Parts Warehouse have announced the recent promotions of Dax Neal to warehouse operations manager and James “Coy” Peach to director of continuous improvement/operations. Neal previously held the positions of packaging manager and technology operations

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AAPEXedu to address impact of disruptive technologies on aftermarket
August 14, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Several sessions in the AAPEXedu 2015 program will spotlight disruptive technologies impacting the automotive aftermarket and how businesses can stay ahead of the curve in the face of this unprecedented disruption. AAPEX is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 3 through Thursday,

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ACDelco launches Connection Promotion
August 14, 2015 by CARS Magazine

ACDelco has launched a new Connection Promotion that focuses on Advantage Bearings. The promotion is open to all active Connection users. Qualifying Independent Service Centres can receive Ultimate Dining Card gift cards with their purchase of ACDelco Advantage Bearings. ACDelco says

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EYE SPY: All clamped up?
August 13, 2015 by CARS Magazine

All clamped up? Cory Mundy from Vance’s Service Centre in Carp, Ontario had a customer come in with this custom power steering repair. “Upon opening the hood I found the power steering pressure hose replaced using clear food grade hose,

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Wells Manufacturing adopts Wells Vehicle Electronics name
August 13, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Wells Manufacturing, L.P. has officially adopted the Wells Vehicle Electronics, L.P. name as its corporate identify. The change was made following the acquisition of the Wells business by global ignition products manufacturer NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. Wells is a

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Mas Industries expands corporate headquarters
August 13, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Mas Industries has just completed an expansion of its corporate headquarters, tripling it in size. The expansion was in response to a dramatic increase in demand for premium aftermarket chassis parts. Already a LEED Silver certified building, the Mas Industries

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Tesla Motors’ Louis Efron to keynote AAPEX General Session
August 12, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Louis Efron, head of global employee engagement and leadership development for Tesla Motors, will deliver the keynote address, “Tesla Motor’s Magic – Why Purpose Matters Most,” during the AAPEX 2015 General Session. Efron’s presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 4,