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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

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Modine Expands Aftermarket Parts Lineup
April 13, 2004 by Auto Service World

The aftermarket division of Modine Manufacturing Co. has expanded its air conditioning parts kit offering.Marketed under the Air Pro Quality Parts brand, the lineup includes more than 250 packages. A/C service professionals will see considerable savings when purchasing a kit

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NGK Announces Prepack Promotion
April 12, 2004 by Auto Service World

NGK Spark Plugs Canada Ltd. has introduced an NTK oxygen sensor promotional prepack for professional service providers.The NTK #0402 Kit contains a selection of oxygen sensors that are in the highest demand. It contains a new NTK Oxygen Sensor POP

Moe Jabouri
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Industry Veteran Joins E.R.I. Group
April 12, 2004 by Auto Service World

Rick Miller, president and general Manager of The E.R.I. Group has announced the addition of Moe J. Jabouri to the E.R.I. staff.Jabouri will hold the position of assistant to the president with E.R.I. Engine Rebuilders Inc., and general manager of

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Goodyear to Complete Purchase of Slovenia’s Sava Tires
April 7, 2004 by Auto Service World

In a move to expand its position in the rapidly expanding central and eastern European market,as well as consolidating its low-cost sourcing capabilities, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will acquire the remainder of Sava Tires d.o.o., a joint venture

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Bedliners Recalled Over Fastening System
April 6, 2004 by Auto Service World

Durakon Industries, in cooperation with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is recalling approximately 8,000 over rail bedliners on 19992004 Model Year Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. It is not clear how many were sold in

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NGK Announces Canadian Appointments
April 6, 2004 by Auto Service World

NGK Spark Plugs Canada Limited has announced several appointments to its sales force.Greg Phoenix has been appointed western regional manager looking after Western Canada from Victoria to Manitoba. Dale McIlveen has been named district manager Southern Alberta, Southern Saskatchewan, and

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Nissan Introduces Lane Departure Warning System
April 5, 2004 by Auto Service World

Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan North America, is to introduce a new lane departure warning system, which alerts drivers of an unintended movement of the vehicle out of a designated traffic lane, later this year. The new lane departure