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AutoZone CFO Leaves for Saks Fifth Avenue
September 30, 2005 by Auto Service World

AutoZone Inc. announced Michael Archbold, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will resign effective today. Archbold has accepted the position of executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer with Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises.

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Combating Counterfeiting at AAPEX: AASA Council Presents Free Webinar
September 30, 2005 by Auto Service World

The AASA Brand Protection Council is offering a free webinar from 2-3 p.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 17, “Identifying and Taking Action Against Counterfeiting and Other IPR Violations at AAPEX.” The event is designed to assist exhibitors in arming themselves

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Technical Refinish Courses Receive Ontario Insurance Accreditation
September 29, 2005 by Auto Service World

PPG Canada Inc. has announced that it has received accreditation from the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) for several of its technical CertifiedFirst courses for collision repair insurance brokers.Keith Burns, the manager for CertifiedFirst is quoted as saying “Not

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Nominees Announced For Grands Prix Awards For Technical Innovation
September 28, 2005 by Auto Service World

The international jury of the Equip Auto 2005 Grands Prix for Technical Innovation has announced the 24 candidates in the running for awards to be presented during the upcoming exhibition in Paris, France.The awards will be presented October 14 at

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Analysts Warn of No Winners if Delphi Declares Bankruptcy
September 27, 2005 by Auto Service World

Credit markets were skittish on Monday as fears grew of bankruptcy filing by Delphi Corp.Delphi, the largest U.S. parts supplier and a major source for General Motors, has struggled with lagging OE demand and legacy costs for benefits and pensions.According

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ASC Industries, Inc., Announces Online Product Viewing Enhancements
September 26, 2005 by Auto Service World

North Canton, OH – ASC Industries, Inc., is proud to announce that the new water pump manufacturer has recently upgraded its product viewing capabilities.Available online at www.asc-ind.com, visitors entering the site and eligible for member login access can now view

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Consumer Advisory: Checking Your Tires First Step to Fighting Inflation at The Gas Pump
September 23, 2005 by Auto Service World

With soaring gas prices, Canadians are searching more than ever for ways to get better gas mileage out of their cars. Their tires are the first place they should start looking. Tires can lose about a pound of pressure every

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Valeo Predicts Camless Engines by 2009
September 22, 2005 by Auto Service World

OEM parts supplier Valeo has presented its latest technology for reducing fuel consumption and pollutant emissions by 20% using an engine cylinder head design that adopts Smart Valve Actuation (SVA) in place of the conventional mechanical operation of engine valves

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Annual Design Awards Ballots Distributed
September 22, 2005 by Auto Service World

Ballots for the second annual SEMA Design Awards have been sent to manufacturer participants from the OE Tech Talks, Measuring Sessions and Tech Transfer. The awards will recognize OEMs for producing the most accessory-friendly vehicle platforms. Eligible manufacturers who received

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Auto Parts Business Attracting Attention of Turnaround Specialist
September 21, 2005 by Auto Service World

Wilbur Ross stepped up to a podium at the Waldorf Astoria ballroom and told attendees that international consolidation will continue, and that it’s too early to tell if he’ll buy Visteon.Speaking at the Dow Jones Private Equity Conference, Ross, who

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AutoZone Reports Tighter Margins and Profits in Face of Rising Sales
September 21, 2005 by Auto Service World

AutoZone, Inc. has reported that while fourth quarter sales were up 2.5%, margins and profits had decreased. AutoZone reported that sales of $1.882 billion for its fiscal fourth quarter (16 weeks) ended August 27, 2005, up 2.5% from fiscal fourth

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Advance Acquires Autopart International
September 21, 2005 by Auto Service World

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading U.S. automotive aftermarket retailer of auto parts, has acquired all the stock of Sharon, Mass.-based Autopart International, Inc. in an all-cash transaction. Autopart International, which began life in 1957 as Foreign Autoparts, provides replacement