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ASE Certification Testing Schedule Announced
June 20, 2002 by Auto Service World

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will offer its full complement of forty-plus certification tests for repair professionals and parts specialists this Fall over the course of three evenings on November 7, 12, and 14 at 7:00 p.m.

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2004 Ford Explorer to feature drive-by-wire, better fuel efficiency
June 20, 2002 by Auto Service World

No mechanical linkage will connect the accelerator pedal on a 2004 Ford Explorer to the engine’s throttle, but when the driver steps on the pedal, the Explorer’s engine will instantly respond as an electronic "drive-by-wire" system provides power on demand.

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TRW Sells Aeronautical Unit, Pursues Business Split
June 19, 2002 by Auto Service World

TRW Inc., which has rebuffed a number of takeover moves in the past year, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement under which Goodrich Corporation will acquire its Aeronautical Systems business (formerly Lucas Aerospace) for $1.5 billion U.S.

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Exide to Supply Canadian Tire Batteries Through 2004
June 18, 2002 by Auto Service World

Battery supplier Exide Technologies has renewed its supply agreement with Canadian Tire Corporation.The supply agreement, which runs through 2004, continues a business relationship between the two companies that has existed for decades. Under the terms of the agreement, Exide Technologies

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Global Symposium Awards Record 182 Scholarships, 25 to Canadians
June 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarship program has awarded a record 182 scholarships to budding aftermarket technical personnel, including 25 Canadians from six provinces.The number of recipients surpasses the previous record of 132 which was set in 2001. In

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Lookalike Leather Substitute To Hit Market This Summer
June 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

A new automotive interior covering that looks and feels like leather is to be offered by a Canadian company by the end of the summer.Canadian General-Tower Limited (CGT), a leading North American supplier of automotive interior coverings, today announced that

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U.S. Trade Groups Oppose Steel Tariffs
June 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

Members of two automotive trade groups have come out squarely against steel tariffs and have sent a letter to U.S. president George Bush urging the issue to be re-examined.Members of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Original

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Federal-Mogul Launches Wheel Hub Assembly Line
June 14, 2002 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul National brand hub assemblies for late model domestic and import vehicles are now available immediately through National Oil Seals and BCA Bearing Suppliers across North America.National hub assemblies cover the growing use among vehicle manufacturers of complete front- and

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Shad’s Raises Another $135,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Research
June 14, 2002 by Auto Service World

Automotive Aftermarket charity golf tourney Shad’s R&R has raised another $135,000 for research into Muscular Dystrophy, bringing the cumulative total raised over the years to $2,525,000.The tournament, attended by some 300 aftermarket businesspeople, has been an annual June affair for

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General Motors of Canada Plant Leads in North American Productivity
June 13, 2002 by Auto Service World

General Motors of Canada Oshawa Car Plant #1 placed first overall among all assembly plants in North America at 16.79 hours per vehicle in the 2002 Harbour Report releasedtoday, making it the most productive vehicle assembly plant in North America.

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Federal-Mogul Wins Electronic Cataloging Awards
June 12, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Moog Chassis Parts and Wagner Brake Products brands of Federal-Mogul Corporation received two inaugural automotive aftermarket industry awards for electronic cataloging excellence during the annual conference of the National Catalog Managers Association in Miami, Fla.Federal-Mogul received the first annual

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Auto Industry Propelling North American Economic Recovery, says Report
June 11, 2002 by Auto Service World

The automotive industry is propelling the current economic recover, despite the fact that it was hard hit by the economic slowdown of 2000-2001.According to the latest Canadian Auto Report released today by Scotia Economics, vehicle production on both sides of