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Call for Nominations for University of the Aftermarket Executive Education Award
June 26, 2010 by Auto Service World

Nominations are now being accepted for the first University of the Aftermarket Executive Education Award, which will be presented during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week to the company that best exemplifies a commitment to industry leadership through employee involvement in aftermarket-specific

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Magna Ordered to Make Additional Disclosures in Bid to Eliminate Dual Share Structure
June 25, 2010 by Auto Service World

Magna International Inc. has been ordered by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) to make additional disclosures in order to proceed with its proposed transaction to eliminate the company’s dual class share structure. “We intend to work cooperatively with the OSC

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Pirelli Confirmed as Formula One Tire Supplier
June 24, 2010 by Auto Service World

As expected, Pirelli will supply tires to the Formula One World Championship for a three-year period between 2011 and 2013.Pirelli will take over from Bridgestone, which had previously announced its departure from Formula One at the end of this season.The

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Online Wholesale Vehicle Auction Site Enhanced, Canadian Site Launched
June 24, 2010 by Auto Service World

Openlane, Inc., an online auction company for automotive dealers to buy and sell wholesale vehicles, has announced significant enhancements to its U.S. open auction site, www.openlane.com, and the launch of a new auction site for Canadian customers, www.openlane.ca. Openlane’s online auctions

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Mobile A/C Best Service Practices Checklists Available to the Industry
June 23, 2010 by Auto Service World

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has announced the availability of six mobile air conditioning best service practices checklists to help the automotive service professional provide environmentally and technically proper mobile A/C system service and repairs.The checklists were created

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Bridgestone Partners With Evergreen To Supply Greening Grant To Thornwood Public School
June 22, 2010 by Auto Service World

Bridgestone Canada Inc. (BSCA) and Evergreen, a national charity that makes cities more livable, have partnered to give the school grounds at Thornwood Public School in Mississauga a nature boost. The Mississauga elementary school has been selected to receive a

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Toyo Tires Releases Android Version of Mobile Fitment Guide
June 21, 2010 by Auto Service World

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has expanded usability of its online fitment guide once again with the release of a mobile version for Android phones.The first of its kind, the Tire Finder recognizes and formats viewing for Android, Apple iPhone and

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NetCom Announces the Signing of Numerous 48-hour Data Publishing Agreements Since the Start of the Year
June 18, 2010 by Auto Service World

NetCom of Laval, Que., recently reported that it has signed 48-hour Data Publishing Agreements with numerous major companies in the aftermarket industry since the start of the year. These companies, with trusted brands such as Cardone, GE Lighting, Goodyear, Gabriel

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Uni-Select Among Presenters to Discuss e-Commerce Programs at Fall Conference
June 17, 2010 by Auto Service World

Representatives of Uni-Select will be joined by presenters from Auto-Wares, National Pronto, and O’Reilly Auto Parts to discuss their companies’ e-commerce programs, future growth plans and initiatives in Customer Roundtables at the MEMA Technology Council (MTC) Annual Fall Conference.The event

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Fuel, Emissions, and Exhaust Course Announced
June 17, 2010 by Auto Service World

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, has announced the availability of Fuels, Emissions and Exhaust, a new electronic training course in the Professional Automotive Technician Training Series.The course is available now as a web-based training course and will be available at

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Impact of Online Retailing Focus of AAPEX Power Breakfast
June 16, 2010 by Auto Service World

Shane Evangelist, CEO of U.S. Auto Parts Network, and Steve Frazier, vice president – auto and industrial, Amazon.com, will participate as part of an executive panel that will dive deep into the impact of online marketplaces on the traditional aftermarket

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Affinia Expert to Testify that California is Moving Too Fast in Bid to Reduce Copper in Brakes
June 15, 2010 by Auto Service World

Terry Heffelfinger, director of product engineering, R&D, and quality for Affinia Global Brake and Chassis, will testify today that California is moving too fast to reduce copper content in brakes.Heffelfinger is scheduled to testify today before the California Assembly Environmental