Uni-Select acquires Annex Group through US subsidiary

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By Mike Davey Boucherville, Quebec — April 6, 2016 — Uni-Select has continued its recent acquisition drive, this time picking up Annex Group through its US subsidiary Finish Master. Annex Group was founded in 1983 and specializes in the automotive, commercial fleet, marine, architectural and the industrial segments. The company operates in Washington and California. […]

CAA kicks off annual Worst Roads campaign

CAA is searching for the worst roads in various regions across Canada.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — April 6, 2016 — CAA has kicked off its annual Worst Roads campaign, asking drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders to identify the roads in Canada most in need of improvement. What makes a “worst road” could be virtually anything: potholes, congestion, safety concerns, insufficenty signage or a simple […]

Ontario Technological Skills Competition to move to Toronto for 2017

The Ontario Technological Skills Competition will move to a new home at the Toronto Congress Centre for 2017.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — April 6, 2016 — It looks like Waterloo’s loss will be Toronto’s gain. Skills Ontario has revealed that the Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) will move to the Toronto Congress Centre for the 2017 event. The competition currently takes place in Waterloo at RIM Park. The OTSC is Canada’s […]

IIHS awards Nissan Sentra, Infiniti QX60 with Top Safety Pick+ rating

The Infiniti QX60 is one of two Nissan vehicles recently given the highest possible rating by IIHS.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — April 6, 2016 — Which new vehicles are you least likely to see come into the shop over the next year? The list now includes the Nissan Sentra and the Infiniti QX60, if the latest ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are anything to go by. […]

OARA Employee Scholarship Program now accepting 2016 applications

Casino Night at the 2016 OARA Conference. The Casino Night is a major fundraiser for the OARA Employee Scholarship Program.

London, Ontario — April 6, 2016 — The Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) is inviting applications for its 2016 OARA Employee Scholarship Program. This year, the organization has has generated over $22,700 to help fund scholarships. The Scholarship Program generates funds from a number of sources, all culminating at the OARA Conference (for more on […]

Grants in Gear returns for 2016

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London, Ontario — April 6, 2016 — Eight organizations across Canada have benefitted from the Grants in Gear program so far, and the next year will bring these benefits to even more organizations. The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has partnered with Scout Environmental to offer Grants in Gear for a third year. program will […]