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GM Awards Remote Tire Pressure Monitoring Contract
December 11, 2001 by Auto Service World

Schrader Electronics, part of Tomkins Industrial and Automotive Division, has been awarded a contract to supply remote tire pressure monitoring systems to General Motors light truck platforms.The contract provides for the supply of remote tire pressure monitoring systems (RTPMS) to

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Snap-on Listed Among Top Environmental Performers
December 10, 2001 by Auto Service World

Snap-on Incorporated was identified as one of the top-ranked environmental performers in an Innovest annual investment research report that rated 18 of the world’s leading automotive parts and supply companies. Snap-on, along with Japanese-based DENSO Corp., were the environmental leaders

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Distribution Group Names Federal-Mogul Supplier of the Year
December 10, 2001 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has been named Supplier of the Year for 2001 by Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.Federal-Mogul was chosen for the top award in voting by the 58 independent parts distributors who are members of the Alliance in the United

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Obituary: Sam Dixon, Former Editor Jobber News Magazine, Automotive Aftermarket Personality
December 7, 2001 by Auto Service World

Sam Dixon, long time editor of Jobber News Magazine and noted personality of the Canadian automotive aftermarket, has died in his 78th year.Dixon began his publishing career during high-school as a sports writer in British Columbia. Following distinguished service in

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ITRA and TANA agree to merge
December 6, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Tire Association of North America (TANA) and the International Tire and Rubber Association (ITRA) have announced plans to merge, pending a vote of approval by two-thirds of their respective members. If approved, the key points of the merger will

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Auto Sales on Near Record Track for 2001, Softening Expected in 2002
December 6, 2001 by Auto Service World

North American auto sales are on track to post their second best year on record in 2001, but this outcome masks the extremely challenging environment faced by the industry, say TD economists in a report released today. The report, entitled

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Computing-to-Go Gets Facelift
December 6, 2001 by Auto Service World

Microsoft Corp. has introduced the Windows CE for Automotive 3.5 software platform, calling it a milestone in the in-car computing industry. Microsoft Windows CE for Automotive 3.5 delivers enhancements in key areas such as hands-free and eyes-free communications, with improved

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Bruce Eccles Auto Service: 2001 SSGM Garage of the Year
December 5, 2001 by Jim Anderton

Dundas, Ontario, a town of just over 30,000 in the now amalgamated area of greater Hamilton is hardly the picture of a major metropolis. It’s a quaint, charming place with a classic downtown street of century buildings and gift shops.

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Honeywell Canada Confirms Reorganization, Bendix Goes Own Way
December 5, 2001 by Auto Service World

Honeywell Canada is reorganizing its business in Canada, combining its Prestone, Fram and Autolite businesses and leaving Bendix customers to buy from the U.S.Effective at year end, Honeywell Friction Materials, supplier of the Bendix product in Canada, will cease operations

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AutoZone Registers Solid First Quarter
December 5, 2001 by Auto Service World

U.S. auto parts chain AutoZone reports that its first quarter financial performance was up virtually across the board.AutoZone, Inc. reported diluted earnings per share of $0.76 for its first quarter (12 weeks) ended November 17, 2001, a 65% increase from

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Bluebook and Compaq Strike Deal
December 5, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Bluebook International, Inc. and Compaq Computer Corporation have entered into an agreement to jointly market insurance industry software.The Bluebook International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bluebook International Holding Company, says Bluebook’s software known as B.E.S.T. and B.E.S.T.Net will

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Queen’s Solar Vehicle Team First Canadians to Finish The 2001 World Solar Challenge
December 4, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Queen’s Solar Vehicle Team was the first Canadian team to cross the finish line at the 2001 World Solar Challenge in Adlade, Australia as Zoe Calleja, one of the team’s two drivers, guided the car into Torrens Parade Ground