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AIA Canada postpones 2021 Quebec Grand Forum

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada announced that it has postponed the 2021 Quebec Grand Forum. The event was initially scheduled for December 8, 2021. The event is now set to be held March 17, 2022. The posponment is due to the ongoing uncertainty...

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Pandemic driving double-digit DIY aftermarket growth

Despite having a negative impact on miles driven, the pandemic led to automotive aftermarket consumers taking on car care projects themselves, which is paying dividends to the industry this year. The automotive aftermarket grew by 18% from January through May of 2021,...

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B.C. announces return of skilled trades certfication

B.C Premier John Horgan announced the launch of a made-in-B.C. certification system for skilled trades. British Columbia has announced that it is launching a made-in-B.C. certification system for skilled trades workers, with automotive, heavy-duty, and autobody...

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Even as EVs gain ground they continue to evolve

Electric vehicles (EVs) showed remarkable staying power through 2020 even as the overall automotive market saw steep drops, but even so the role of government policy in this performance should not be overlooked. Further gains are expected to require continued...

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Generational differences and the return to office

While the long-term implications of remote work are yet to be seen, over the past year it appears that working remotely has impacted each generation quite differently, according to ADP Canada's most recent Workplace Insight Survey. The survey, conducted by Angus...

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CRC celebrates 50 years of Brakleen

CRC Industries, Inc. is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its flagship brand, CRC Brakleen, the original aerosol brake parts cleaner. CRC is a leading global manufacturer of specialty products and formulations for maintenance and repair professionals and...

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Uni-Select’s Brent Windom announces retirement

Uni-Select Inc. has announced that Brent Windom has decided to retire from his role as President and Chief Executive Officer and President and COO, Canadian Automotive Group, effective June 30, 2021 as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Brent Windom Brian...

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U.S. aftermarket projected to see strong recovery

The automotive aftermarket proved its resiliency once again with a stronger than expected performance in 2020, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, and is anticipated to recover robustly in 2021. Total United States light duty automotive aftermarket sales are...

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