A Bash in Burnaby: FinishMaster draws over 250 to annual B.C. trade show

Burnaby, British Columbia — After what felt like an eternity of COVID-19 restrictions, FinishMaster B.C. was finally able to hold its 22nd annual trade show over the second week of September, as more than 250 guests gathered for the festivities and returned home with armfuls of gifts and prizes. The automotive refinishing company held their […]

A Rep with Rhythm: BASF Western account rep inducted to country music hall of honour

Toronto, Ontario — Repair facilities in Western Canada may know him as the guy that gets them their paint, but Chad Melchert is also a drummer—and the drummer is finally getting their due. Melchert announced on LinkedIn this week that he has been inducted into the Canadian Country Music Association’s Hall of Honour. In addition […]

Products to Peruse: SEMA expands product showcase to include EV and ADAS products

Nevada, United States — With just about a month and a half separating the aftermarket from its big day in the desert, SEMA show organizers announced this week that the New Products Showcase has been expanded to include two new categories of electric vehicle and advanced driver-assistance system products. Come November, show attendees will get […]

Go for Growth: Simplicity Car Care hosts National Growth Conference in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario — Simplicity Car Care held its 2022 National Growth Conference in Niagara Falls Attendees arrived in the Falls on Thursday evening, but the festivities kicked off on Friday with breakfast and a morning speech from Dan Cockerell, a former VP of Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park. Cockerell performed a health-check, asking the […]


AL GUARINO BREATHES BUSINESS, BUT THE REPAIR SHOP IS WHERE HIS HEART LIVES Story and Photos by MAX REID We give so much of our lives to our jobs, but how often does your job give back to your life? Building up others can be noble—there’s no doubt about that—but when you have no time […]