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Toyota Donates Evergreen Learning Grounds Award of Excellence
April 24, 2003 by Auto Service World

Some 89 schools across Canada are receiving a Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds grant of up to $1,000 or a $2,500 Award of Excellence. A total of $100,000 is being granted to schools to help them start or expand their school

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Promises of Shipwreck Gold Dashed, Search for Treasure Continues in Auto Parts Store
April 22, 2003 by Auto Service World

A former auto parts store has been put to an innovative use: restoring a valuable shipwreck.In a converted auto parts store in a New Jersey town, the HMS DeBraak is undergoing one of the most painstaking cataloguing and restoration projects

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Currency Issues Hit Sherwin-Williams Earnings Results
April 22, 2003 by Auto Service World

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2003. Consolidated net sales for the quarter decreased $0.7 million, or 0.1 percent, to $1.148 billion, with currency fluctuations shouldering much of the blame. All figures

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U.S. Educational Institute to Address Technician Shortage
April 22, 2003 by Auto Service World

To meet the industry’s demand for professional service technicians, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI), one of the leading providers of technical education training in the U.S., has announced today that it is investing $54.2 million (U.S.) to expand its facilities

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NewTech to Establish Brake Assembly Plant in China
April 21, 2003 by Auto Service World

NewTech Brake Corp., Blainville, Que., a subsidiary of NewTech Group International, Inc., announced today the creation of a wholly-owned subsidiary in Suzhou, China, NewTech Brake (China) Co. Ltd. for manufacturing the company’s brake system.Subject to approval by the Chinese authorities,

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Some Merchants Overlooking “Key Point of Business Vulnerability”: Study
April 21, 2003 by Auto Service World

Moneris Solutions, a Canadian processor of debit and credit payments, has released highlights from its inauguralReport to Merchants, which explores factors at point-of-sale that impact customer behaviour. Moneris Solutions provides transaction processing, and point-of-sale hardware, software and systems to more

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Federal-Mogul Introduces Cutting Edge Wiper Blade
April 17, 2003 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul has introduced a wiper blade design that forces water to bead before it wipes it away.The Anco HydroClear wipers have been developed through extensive research and conducted hand-in-hand with leading Tier One automotive manufacturers. The C-350 synthetic compound used

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New Council Formed to Address Automotive Lighting Issues Through Education Efforts
April 17, 2003 by Auto Service World

In an effort to educate the motoring public regarding lighting issues and to improve communications with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other audiences interested in motor vehicle lighting and safety issues, major North American manufacturers of exterior

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NARSA-MACS Merger Talks End Without Agreement
April 16, 2003 by Auto Service World

The National Automotive Radiator Service Association (NARSA) has announced that ongoing consolidation discussions between it and the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) have concluded without an agreement. In a related statement to the industry, Daryl Bippert, NARSA National President characterized

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Aftermarket Industry Association Fires Back at Damning Report
April 16, 2003 by Auto Service World

Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) President Ray Datt expressed serious concerns about the findings in the Automobile Protection Association’s (APA) 2003 report on automotive repair facilities.Citing the study as fundamentally flawed, the AIA believes that the study should be

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Shop Owner Sees $30,000 Go Up In Smoke For Falsifying Drive Clean Results
April 16, 2003 by Auto Service World

The former owner of a Toronto repair garage has been fined $30,000, plus victim surcharges, for rigging emissions testing results.Vartan Hofsep Mofssessyan has been fined after rigging Drive Clean test results and providing false information to an agent of the

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Fee Warehouse Expands
April 14, 2003 by Auto Service World

Auto Parts Fee Warehousing has announced a move to larger premises.The company provides warehousing management and distribution services to aftermarket suppliers in Canada. The Mississauga, Ont., based company, which focuses strongly, but not exclusively on engine parts lines, is owned