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Goodyear Canada Boosts Automotive and Heavy-Duty Belt Tensioner Lines
May 4, 2004 by Auto Service World

Goodyear Canada’s Engineered Products Division has announced a major expansion of its line of belt tensioners.The Goodyear Accu-Drive automotive and heavy-duty belt tensioner product lines are for passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, vans and heavy-duty vehicles."In our ongoing efforts to

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Global Aftermarket Symposium Days Away
May 4, 2004 by Auto Service World

Organizers are reminding aftermarket professionals that the 2004 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium is fast approaching.Held in Chicago on Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19, it is a good opportunity to learn how the industry will work leaner, faster and

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Brake Company Acquired by Coni-Seal CEO
May 3, 2004 by Auto Service World

Qualitee International has been acquired by AutoPartSource, a subsidiary of Roscigno Industries Inc. of Iselin, New Jersey. Roscigno is a holding company led by Frank Pagano, CEO of Coni-Seal, Lakewood, NJ. The new company, AutoPartSource, will remain headquartered in Richmond,

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Maybe Somebody Left Them In Gear
May 3, 2004 by Auto Service World

DaimlerChrysler AG is seeking police help in finding hundreds of newly manufactured transmissions that have failed to show up at plants in Mexico after being loaded onto trucks for shipment. DaimlerChysler officials told police that 386 transmissions from one Kokomo

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Tenneco Seeks Reduction In Leverage
May 3, 2004 by Auto Service World

Tenneco Automotive announced that it has commenced a cash tender offer and consent solicitation for its $500,000,000 U.S. aggregate principal amount of 11-5/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2009. Tenneco Automotive is launching this tender offer and consent solicitation as part

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Certification Process Comes to Information Standards
April 21, 2004 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) today announced a new service that enables aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers to audit and certify product information compliance with the Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES). The data audit and certification service (DAC) is provided

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NGK Honours District Manager of the Year
April 20, 2004 by Auto Service World

NGK Spark Plugs Canada Limited has named Corey Jelly as its District Manager of the Year.Jelly’s Performance during the 2003 year was outstanding, according to Robert Tribe, general manager, sales and marketing. Jelly has been able to develop new business

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Midtronics Files Patent Infringement Suit (April 20, 2004)
April 20, 2004 by Auto Service World

Midtronics, Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against DHC Specialty Corp. of Taipei, Taiwan in U.S. Federal District Court in Chicago, Ill.The suit claims that DHC products violate patents that have been assigned exclusively to Midtronics in the area

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AIA Launches Resource for Aftermarket Regulation
April 19, 2004 by Auto Service World

Recognizing the need to get a better handle on the regulatory regime affecting aftermarket businesses and to improve their ability to operate in this environment, the AIA, with the support of the Aerospace and Automotive Branch of Industry Canada, has

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Ontario Vows to Lure More Automakers to Province
April 14, 2004 by Auto Service World

Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty pledged $500 million over the next five years to invest in the automotive sector in a bid to lure big automakers to build more plants in the province. With the funds for the Ontario Automotive Investment

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U.S. News: AutoZone Buys 12-Store Chain
April 14, 2004 by Auto Service World

Memphis, Tenn.-based AutoZone has completed its buyout of 12 ABC Discount Auto Parts stores in southern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The staff of ABC, founded in 1957, will stay on under AutoZone’s ownership. AutoZone CEO Michael Archbold said the

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NASCAR Launches Into Orbit With Satellite Radio Show
April 14, 2004 by Auto Service World

NASCAR Performance Live, a one-hour radio show dedicated to discussing and examining the technical side of NASCAR, will debut today on XM Satellite Radio.The show will also air on Motor Racing Network (MRN) Radio affiliates throughout the U.S. The program’s