Lawson Products names Matt Brown Senior VP, Sales

Matt Brown's previous position with Lawson Products was as VP, Field Sales.

Chicago, Illinois — March 15, 2017 — Lawson Products has announced the appointment of Matt Brown to the position of Senior Vice President, Sales. Brown previously served as Vice President, Field Sales for the company. As SVP, Sales, Brown is responsible for the entire North American sales organization, including strategic and government accounts. He continues […]

NAPA revamps website, looking into deliveries via drone

The new NAPACanada.com is optimized for both desktop and mobile browsers.

Montreal, Quebec — March 15, 2017 — A new version of NAPACanada.com has been launched. A statement from the company says the new website allows NAPA stores to address the rapidly evolving digital marketplace and consumer expectations. NAPA’s parent company, UAP, has also recently signed a deal that may soon see parts being delivered through flying […]

NACE Automechanika to feature first Advanced Technology & Diagnostic Repair Forum

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Chicago, Illinois — March 15, 2017 — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced the launch of a new program for the collision repair market — the Advance Technology & Diagnostic Repair Forum. This inaugural event will take place Wednesday, July 26, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago during NACE Automechanika. Collision Repair […]

Skills competition season kicks off in Toronto

A few of the judges and competitors from the TDSB Skills Competition. Check out the gallery below for more photos!

Toronto, Ontario — March 15, 2017 — The results are in from the 27th annual Toronto District School Board competition in Auto Collision and Car Painting. Competitors from this event may go on to the Skills Ontario Competition, taking place May 1 to 3, 2017, at the Toronto Congress Centre. Noah Gommel took the gold […]

OARA Convention just two weeks away

A selection of photos from the 2016 OARA Convention. Watch for exclusive coverage of the 2017 event, coming soon!

Toronto, Ontario — March 15, 2017 — The wait is almost over. The OARA Convention and Trade Show is just two short weeks away. It’s Canada’s biggest event dedicated to automotive recycling, and this year’s Convention promises more events, speakers and attractions than ever before. The OARA Annual Convention and Trade Show is scheduled for […]

Report: Metal recyling expected to cross $400 billion USD by 2022

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Peterborough, Ontario — March 15, 2017 — The metal recycling market is expected to grow around 7 percent by 2022, according to a new report from Market Research Future. The report outlines how the metal recycling market size is expected to cross the  $400 billion USD mark by the end of that year. According to […]

Not a Junkyard: PartCycle video lays out the differences

The founders of PartCycle Technologies, Andy Alonso and Brandon Gillis.

By Mike Davey Florence, Alabama — March 15, 2017 — Many professional automotive recyclers take umbrage at the term “junkyard.” The very word implies that is being collected and sold is junk. For the founders of PartCycle Technologies, Andy Alonso and Brandon Gillis, junk is a four-letter word, both figuratively and literally. PartCycle is an […]