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Forum to Focus on Canada’s Role in Aftermarket
July 15, 2002 by Auto Service World

The program for this November’s Annual Automotive Aftermarket Forum, just announced by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, will focus on Canada’s role in the changing North American aftermarket.“Shifting Gears: Canada’s Fit in the North American Market,” to be held

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Torque of the Town: Snap-On Wins Design Award For Dial Torque Wrench
July 12, 2002 by Auto Service World

The CDI Torque Products Division of Snap-on Incorporated has been recognized with a gold award in the 2002 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for its innovative dial-indicator torque wrench. The wrench, featuring soft contours and high-tech brushed steel, offers users

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Carstar selects Mitchell International for Bodyshop Network
July 12, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Carstar network of collision repair outlets has signed a multi-year agreement with Mitchell International, a supplier of business management and repair estimating software.“Mitchell’s products offer a feature set unparalleled in the industry,” said George Hansen, CEO of Carstar. “No

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Remanufacturer Announces ISO Certification of Canadian Facility
July 11, 2002 by Auto Service World

American Remanufacturers, Inc., (ARI) has announced the ISO 9001:2000 certification of its ABS Friction Materials Division in Guelph, Ont.ARI began the process in May of 2001, with the development and approval of a detailed implementation and certification plan. The ISO

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Saturn Tops In Dealer Service Satisfaction
July 11, 2002 by Auto Service World

Saturn dealers were named as the number one nameplate in terms of customer satisfaction in the latest J.D. Power and Associates customer service study.This is the first time since 1986 that a non-luxury nameplate has been ranked number one by

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North American Vehicle Design Competition Judges Announced
July 10, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Michelin Design Competition jury has been selected, and includes distinguished designers and educators from around the world.Entries for the first annual Michelin Challenge Design are due July 15, 2002 and judges will go to work selecting the entries that

Grote executives recieved the Master of Quality Award from Freightliner.
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Grote Receives Quality Award from Freightliner
July 9, 2002 by Auto Service World

Lighting and safety product manufacturer Grote Industries has been named as one of 30 companies to recieve Freightliner Corporation’s Master of Quality Award.The award recognizes Freightliner suppliers for quality excellence. Grote supplies lighting system products, including headlamps, turn signal switches,

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DaimlerChrysler Announces Extended Warranty Including Roadside Assistance
July 8, 2002 by Auto Service World

DaimlerChrysler Canada has announced it will provide a seven-year/115,000 kilometer powertrain warranty on its Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brand vehicles. The warranty, which is fully-transferable to subsequent owners at no extra cost, will be provided at no charge on new

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Raytheon, Valeo to Develop and Market Automotive Radar Sensors
July 5, 2002 by Auto Service World

Raytheon Company has signed an agreement with Valeo S.A., a leading automotive systems supplier based in Paris, to form a joint venture focused on delivering advanced radar solutions to the automotive market. The joint venture will initially be equally owned

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Japan’s automakers unite to sue Chinese fake car part makers
July 5, 2002 by Auto Service World

Japanese newspaper Kyodo News reports that Japanese carmakers are planning to unite to initiate criminal proceedings against Chinese firms manufacturing fake car parts, accusing them of copyright infringement. The paper quoted an unnamed Japanese trading source. Twelve such incidents of

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Wynn’s Canada Closing Warranty Division
July 5, 2002 by Auto Service World

Wynn’s Canada has announced that it will close its Warranty Division by month’s end.Mr. Geoff Woolley, vice-president and general manager made the announcement adding that it’s impact on the business will be minimal. All existing warranties will be honoured. "All

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CASCAR Event Raises Money and Awareness for Spinal Cord Injury Research
July 3, 2002 by Auto Service World

More than $15,000 was raised for the Rick Hansen Man In Motion Foundation at the CASCAR Canada Day Shoot Out in Cayuga this past weekend.Turner Motorsports, which has aligned itself with the organization seeking a cure for spinal cord injuries–driver/owner