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University of Waterloo Represents Canada in Clean Vehicle Competition
May 12, 2004 by Auto Service World

Motors of Canada Limited, Hydrogenics Corporation, and Natural Resources Canada announced today their combinedsupport for a team of engineering students from the University of Waterloo in Challenge X. The Waterloo team is the only Canadian school to qualify to enter

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Association President Chris Bates Resigns
May 12, 2004 by Auto Service World

Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association president and CEO Chris Bates resigned last night after 16 years of service with the organization“MEMA thanks Chris for his years of dedicated service to the association and its members,” said Scott Meyer, MEMA chairman. “Chris

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U.S. Agency Issues Rules to Curb Diesel Emissions
May 11, 2004 by Auto Service World

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to cut diesel emissions drastically and has announced new regulations to cut emissions by some 90 percent over the next eight years.According to the Associated Press report, the EPA regulation requires refiners to nearly

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Aftermarket Association Chairman Calls For Industry Involvement
May 10, 2004 by Auto Service World

David Caracci, newly elected chairman of the board of directors for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), has called on the industry to provide a robust future.Carracci made the comments as he has laid out his “positive vision for the

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Magna On Acquisition Trail, says CFO
May 10, 2004 by Auto Service World

Cash rich Magna International, which is sitting on $1.9 billion U.S. in cash, said Friday that it sees opportunities to make acquisitions this year, but may wait for valuations to drop. The world’s seventh largest auto parts supplier, Magna, said

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Chinese Fuel Tanks Hit With Duty
May 7, 2004 by Auto Service World

The Canada Border Services Agency announced that provisional duties ranging from 39.4% to 83.4% are being imposed on imports of replacement steel fuel tanks from the People’s Republic of China and Chinese Taipei.This decision follows an investigation that the CBSA

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ASC Industries Passes ISO/TS 16949 Certification Audit
May 7, 2004 by Auto Service World

ASC Industries announced today that the company has passed their recent quality audit in accordance with the company’s ISO/TS 16949:2002 quality rating. ASC received its certification to ISO/TS 16949 in 2003, certification to QS 9000 in 2000 and certification to

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Success Comes One Personal Story at a Time
May 6, 2004 by Auto Service World

Ron Buist, inventor of the Tim Hortons Roll Up the Rim to Win campaign, says that the company’s success, and its connection to the Canadian psyche, are based on the local approach."I lost a lot of skin off my back

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Canadian Vehicle Crash Testing Standards Toughened
May 5, 2004 by Auto Service World

Transport Canada has strengthened its crash test requirements for fuel systems on Canadian vehicles to further protect vehicle occupants from fuel spillage in the event of a collision.“Transport Canada is dedicated to improving safety standards for all modes of transportation

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Canadian and American Similarities are Superficial, but Still Important
May 5, 2004 by Auto Service World

"It is far more important for Canadians to know about the United States that it is the other way around," says Michael Adams, president of Environics Research.In speaking to the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s Aftermarket Conference for Executives this

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Visteon Expands Radiator and Condenser Lines
May 5, 2004 by Auto Service World

Visteon Aftermarket has announced a significant expansion of the application coverage in their radiator and condenser product lines, adding new products for 118 vehicle models. The Visteon radiator line is growing to cover 21 additional domestic models and 40 import

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Canada-U.S. Relations Can Stand the Strain, says U.S. Ambassador
May 5, 2004 by Auto Service World

Canada U.S. Relations run too deep to be destroyed by single areas of conflict, says U.S. Ambassador to Canada Paul Celucci."There will be strains at times, but I don’t think anything will fundamentally hurt this relationship," Celucci told automotive aftermarket