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News   March 28, 2006   by Auto Service World

Vancouver Electrical Clinic Adds Plant Tours

Plant tours have been added to the Electrical Clinic program for parts remanufacturers coming in April.
Co-sponsored by the Auto Electric Rebuilders Association of Canada (A.E.R.A.C.) and the Electrical Rebuilders Association (ERA) the clinic will be held on April 21-23, 2006 at the Best Western Richmond Hotel.
Plant tours are scheduled for Friday, April 21st. One tour will be of AERS, which rebuilds alternators and starters, does on-vehicle work and also provides a/c and radiator service. A second is of British Columbia Transit which performs line production of 50 DN alternators and heavy duty starters for its own fleet of vehicles.
The clinic will also offer participants three days of networking opportunities and the latest in technical information. Part of the Clinic will include A.E.R.A.C.’s bi-monthly meeting, which includes a round table discussion to answer your technical questions. The Clinic will also include a mini “Electrical Expo” (all APRA, A.E.R.A.C. and ERA Supplier Members are invited to have a table for $75 (U.S.); $90 (CDN) each. Numerous informative presentations have been scheduled, including:
-“What Can Do for Your Business” by Mark Kothe, APRA’s Technical Director
-“What’s New at Lester Catalog,” by Dennis Jacinto, Lester Catalog
-“Rebuilding Marine Units for Fun and Profit,” from Nick Staub, Romaine Electric
-“The Cost of Doing Business Issues,” by John Jervelund, Brantford Starter Alternator
-“Operational Theory and Common Pattern Failures of Modern Starters and Alternators,” by Mohammad Samii, Sammy’s Auto Electric
-“Best Practices for Lubrication of Starter Motors,” Greg Neuenfeldt, Account Manager for General Motors, Dow Corning Corporation
-“Joe Davis Optional Workshop,” presented by Joe Davis, Joe Davis Enterprises
For a complete program and hotel information, visit and click on “Meetings.”

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