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Wakefield Canada has officially taken ownership of the former Castrol production facility in Toronto.
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Wakefield Canada Assumes Ownership of Toronto Production Facility from BP Lubricants
September 2, 2010 by Auto Service World

Wakefield Canada has officially taken ownership of the BP Lubricants facility located adjacent to its Toronto lakeshore offices. The facility had formerly been operated by Castrol Canada.The plan to acquire the facility had been in the works for some time.

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Volkswagen Canada Continues on Record Pace
September 2, 2010 by Auto Service World

As dealers awaiting launch of the new 2011 Jetta, Volkswagen Canada announced August new vehicle sales of 3,369 units, continuing a strong sales run for the year.Year-to-date, the company remains on track to have it’s best year ever, with sales

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Edmonton Breaks Ground on New Municipal Waste-to-Biofuels Facility
September 1, 2010 by Auto Service World

Enerkem Inc. has broken ground for its new waste-to-biofuels facility in Edmonton, Alta.The facility is being touted by the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) as a prime example of global Canadian leadership in the development of next generation biofuels.At a ceremony

Bob Matthews, NGK Spark Plugs Canada national marketing manager.
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NGK Spark Plugs Canada Limited Announces New National Marketing Manager
August 25, 2010 by Auto Service World

NGK Spark Plugs Canada Limited (NGK) has announced the appointment of Robert (Bob) Matthews to the position of national marketing manager. Matthews has been with NGK since 2004 in various senior roles with the company and brings over 23 years

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Winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards Announced
August 25, 2010 by Auto Service World

The winners of the 2010 Automechanika Innovation Awards have been announced. An independent jury of eight selected the eight winners from a total of 147 entries at a meeting on 23 August. 74 of the products entered came from Germany

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Pirelli Declares Initial F1 Tire Test a Success
August 19, 2010 by Auto Service World

Pirelli says its Mugello tire test provided valuable data to determine tire profile and construction.Pirelli took the first step of its return to the FIA Formula One World Championship when Nick Heidfeld completed a two-day test at the wheel of

Before there were the three Indy 500 wins, came Bobby Unser's first IndyCar win at Mosport.
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Bobby Unser Named Grand Marshal for ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport
August 19, 2010 by Auto Service World

Motorsport legend Bobby Unser has been named as Grand Marshal for the American Le Mans Series race, the Mobil 1 presents The Grand Prix of Mosport, August 26-29.Bobby, the older of the two famous racing brothers (along with Al, Sr.),

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Heidfeld Testing Pirelli Formula One Tires
August 18, 2010 by Auto Service World

Pirelli has begun its first Formula One tire development test with German driver Nick Heidfeld, who is to be Pirelli’s official test driver as the Italian firm prepares for its return to Formula One for the first time in 20 years. Heidfeld

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Eaton Electric Vehicle Charging Station to Support Mitsubishi Clean Across Canada Tour
August 13, 2010 by Auto Service World

Eaton Corporation has announced that it will support Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada’s Clean Across Canada tour with a quick charging station and other critical Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) product support. The clean energy initiative starts Aug. 17 at

Bosch has published a consumer brochure on understanding vehicle diagnostics.
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Brochure Alerts Motorists To Importance Of Diagnostics In Vehicle Operation And Performance
August 9, 2010 by Auto Service World

Bosch has released an informative brochure intended to help the motorist understand automotive diagnostics and vehicle flash reprogramming, how they work and why they are very important when servicing most vehicles. The brochure, “Vehicle Diagnosis” (#F00E380793), explains that “Today’s vehicles

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Volkswagen Canada on Pace for Record Year
August 5, 2010 by Auto Service World

Volkswagen Canada announced July new vehicle sales of 3,881 units, putting it on pace for a record year.Year-to-date, sales total of 26,766, 16% better than the figure of 23,006 posted in the same period last year.Volkswagen continues to outperform the

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Federal-Mogul Launches Anco Smart Phone Catalogue
August 4, 2010 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has introduced an online catalogue, available at www.GetANCO.mobi, that enables users of smart phones, iPads and other mobile electronic devices to identify the right Anco wiper blades for their vehicles. Anco wipers, “The Clearest Choice in Wiper Blades,”