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John (Shorty) E. Bergen
December 23, 2005 by Auto Service World

Western Canada automotive aftermarket personality John (Shorty) Bergen passed away December 15.Bergen worked in the auto parts business most of his life, working in the auto wrecking business for many years. He started in the aftermarket with his employment at

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Funkmaster Flex Headlines Toronto Car Show
December 22, 2005 by Auto Service World

Performance World Custom Car & Truck Show has announced that Funkmaster Flex will be the headlining personality of the event.Funkmaster Flex is the host of Spike TV’s “Ride with Funkmaster Flex.” Every week, the show takes test drives with the

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Canadian Aftermarket Veteran Passes Away
December 21, 2005 by Auto Service World

Canadian automotive aftermarket veteran Garry McNaught passed away on Thursday December 15th. McNaught spent many years with AlliedSignal selling Fram filters, now owned by Honeywell, and most recently worked for Auto Parts Extra, an auto parts wholesaler in the Pembroke,

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Aftermarket Association Head Moves to Golf Industry
December 21, 2005 by Auto Service World

In a move that might seem oddly appropriate for an aftermarket executive, Paul Foley is leaving his post as executive director of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) to serve as executive director of the Golf Course Builders Association of

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Grand Prize Winner Announced in NGK-NAPA Promotion
December 20, 2005 by Auto Service World

NGK has announced that Marc Racine of Pieces d’Auto M.R. in Joliette, Que, is the grand prize winner in its “Sign-up and Win!” NAPA-NGK Plug Pro Launch Promotion.Racine has received a $3,000 travel voucher.The program is designed to build the

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Grandwest Enterprises Receives Award from Lund International
December 20, 2005 by Auto Service World

Lund International has presented Grandwest Enterprises with an appreciation award honouring its 25 years of service as a wholesale distributor the company’s pick-up truck, van and car accessories. Grandwest Enterprises began as a distributor for the Deflecta-Shield brand over two

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Carlisle Acquires ArvinMeritor Off-Highway Brake Business
December 20, 2005 by Auto Service World

Carlisle Motion Control Industries, a subsidiary of Carlisle Companies, has acquired the assets of ArvinMeritor Inc.’s off-highway business located in York, S.C. and Cwmbran, South Wales, U.K. Carlisle Industrial Brake and Friction manufactures brake systems for heavy-duty mining, construction, industrial

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Midas, Uni-Select Sign Exhaust Parts Deal
December 19, 2005 by Auto Service World

Midas Inc. officially announced Friday that it has agreed to let Uni-Select Inc. supply Tenneco Automotive Inc.’s exhaust products to its stores in Canada. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under the agreement, Uni-Select will supply Midas’ more than 200 Canadian

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Registrations Open for Collision Industry Event
December 16, 2005 by Auto Service World

The Canadian Collision Industry Forum has opened registrations for its meeting in Mississauga, Ont., on January 21, 2006.The collision repair industry event, being held at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel, at 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ont., will focus on profitability, process

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CSK Completes Private Placement Pricing
December 16, 2005 by Auto Service World

CSK Auto Corp. , the parent company of CSK Auto Inc., a specialty retailer in the U.S. automotive aftermarket has completed the pricing of its private placement of $85.0 million aggregate principal amount of exchangeable senior unsecured notes. In addition,

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Dana to Close Ontario Plant as Part of Cuts
December 15, 2005 by Auto Service World

Dana Corp. said Wednesday that it will close three thermal products group plants, including a plant in Burlington, Ont., as part of its ongoing effort to cut costs. The closure of plants in Danville, Ind., Sheffield, Pa., and Burlington, Ont.,

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CARDONE Industries Opens Distribution Centre in Edmonton
December 14, 2005 by Auto Service World

Cardone Industries, a leader in remanufactured and new automotive parts, has opened a new distribution centre in Edmonton, Alberta to complement its warehouse in Toronto, Ontario. This new distribution centre offers CARDONE’s Western Canadian customers an extensive line of A1