Barrie’s Most Trusted: Ray Stephenson of Top Shops Barrie dies

Barrie, Ontario — Join the Top Shops Auto Body Supplies family in saying farewell to owner and founder Ray Stephenson, who died Friday at the age of 75. Ray, who first opened his auto body supply store in Barrie in 1980, leaves behind a legacy far surpassing even the decades he spent serving jobbers in […]

A Night ‘Oot’ in Vegas: AIA Canada Night sponsorship back on for SEMA 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada — A Canadian contingency will be making its return to SEMA this fall, as the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) officially opened up registration for Canada Night, the association’s flagship networking event at the annual Las Vegas trade show. Returning after a two year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian […]

A Price on Friendship: Stellantis sees decline in supplier relations, study says

Detroit, Michigan — Plante Moran published the results of its twenty-second annual North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index (WRI) Study on Monday, showing that some automakers are trending positively, some are hitting a plateau—and one in particular is on a sharp decline. The annual study from Plante Moran tracks supplier perceptions of working relations with […]

Modern Manufacturing: Latest O-AMP round invests $5.5 million into Ontario auto manufacturers

Toronto, Ontario — Tuesday saw another round of investments distributed to some Ontario-based manufacturers as part of the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program, a campaign that seeks to strengthen the province’s supply chain. The Ontario government has earmarked more than $5.5 million in funding for a number of businesses operating in the automotive industry to help […]

Captains of Coatings: BASF earns supplier award from GM for new clearcoat formula

Toronto, Ontario — BASF’s coatings division has been recognized by General Motors as one of this year’s Overdrive Award winners at the 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Phoenix, Ariz. As one of 31 companies to be honoured with the award, BASF was shown to demonstrate notable achievement in the areas of […]

Awarding the Aftermarket: Uni-Select celebrates Canadian supplier award winners

Boucherville, Quebec — Uni-Select Inc., has announced the winners of the annual Canadian Automotive Group Awards for its top Canadian supply partners. This award celebrates remarkable achievements, innovation, and outstanding service. The awards recipients were announced on the last day of its AUTOXPO event, held virtually for the first time ever this past weekend.  “Their […]

In Stride: 3M named Supplier of the Year by Supply Chain Drive

Toronto, Ontario – If 3M wasn’t a household name before the COVID-19 pandemic, they sure are now. The N95 respirator has become a symbol of 2020 and as a result, the company is being recognized as “Supplier of the Year” by Supply Chain Drive.  One of, if not the largest producer of PPE (Personal Protective […]

LJ Peters hosts ‘Amazing Race’ in Whistler

Attendees of the LJ Peters 13th Annual Summit on the steps of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, prior to the start of the 'Amazing Race' a team building event that saw attendees engage in a massive scavenger hunt around Whistler.

By Jeff Sanford Whistler, British Columbia — October 14, 2015 — Calgary-based LJ Peters held its 13th Annual Summit meeting in Whistler last week. The company is a warehousing firm supplying body shop supplies to jobbers throughout Western Canada. The summit is an annual tradition for the firm, designed to show appreciation for clients, as […]