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Temple Sloan Added to Forum Speakers
July 23, 2002 by Auto Service World

Temple Sloan, founder, chairman and CEO of General Parts, Inc. of North Carolina, the largest Carquest member and owner of Carquest Canada, will defend three-step distribution at this November’s Automotive Aftermarket Forum.Sloan will air his thoughts on the aftermarket in

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Federal-Mogul Retains Right to Market TRW Brand
July 22, 2002 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation and TRW Inc. have announced a strategic agreement through which Federal-Mogul will retain exclusive rights to market, package and distribute TRW branded chassis products within the North American replacement parts industry. Subject to approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy

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Safety the Focus of Automotive Technology Conference
July 22, 2002 by Auto Service World

Global automotive electronics conference in Detroit this October will hold a special session on automotive safety.Convergence 2002, held October 21-23, 2002 at Cobo Center in Detroit, will offer a glimpse of the future of automotive safety systems. A special automotive

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Land Rover Challenge Includes Remote Terrain, Urban Challenges
July 22, 2002 by Auto Service World

Break out your khakis, and your dockers, and start training for the annual Land Rover challenge that will take competitors through New York, Old Quebec, Las Vegas and Cape Town and wilds in between in 2003.The 2003 Land Rover G4

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Clorox Appoints Grant Automotive Group As Canadian Aftermarket Representatives
July 19, 2002 by Auto Service World

Grant Automotive Group Inc., a division of Grant Brothers Sales Limited, has been appointed by Clorox Company of Canada Ltd. as the exclusive sales representatives for the Canadian traditional automotive and heavy duty aftermarket. Grant Automotive will be responsible for

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Mitsubishi Announces Name of New SUV
July 19, 2002 by Auto Service World

Mistubishi, which has said that its arrival in Canada is imminent, has announced that its new SUV will be named Endeavor.Newly appointed president and chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Motors America, Inc., Pierre Gagnon, announced that the automaker’s first new

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Canadian Named to Key Post at McLaren Performance Technologies
July 18, 2002 by Auto Service World

McLaren Performance Technologies announced that it has appointed Geoff Owen to the position of vice-president/general manager at its Livonia, Mich., headquarters. Owen previously served as general manager of McLaren Performance Products (formerly DART Machine) in Oldcastle, Ont., the company’s recently

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OnStar Call Center Adds 500 Jobs to Oshawa
July 18, 2002 by Auto Service World

Minacs Worldwide Inc. and OnStar Corp., has announced the successful launch of a third OnStar Customer Center at the new Minacs facility in Oshawa, Ont. The new center, which will handle the OnStar in-vehicle safety, security and information services, is

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Update: European Law Curbs Automakers Ability to Restrict Cross-Border Sales
July 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

The European Commission introduced new laws today to stop car manufacturers from restricting the cross-border sale of cars by dealers and other groups, so called “gray market sales.” The new laws are designed to allow consumers to cross borders to

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Competition Bureau Wants Edmonton Company to Tell Public "Gas Saver" Doesn’t Work
July 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Competition Bureau announced today that it is cross-appealing a recent Competition Tribunal decision against PVI International Inc. in order to force the Edmonton-based company to inform consumers, through corrective notices in newspapers across Canada and on the Internet, that

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Delphi to Wind Down Generator Business
July 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

Delphi Corporation has announced that it will begin winding down its generator product line business.Delphi, which refers to the business as its global generator product line, decided on the move after analyzing the business and potential divestiture. “We are shifting

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Ford Diesel Focus Possible for North American Market
July 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

Ford Motor Company is seriously studying plans to offer a diesel-powered Ford Focus for sale in North America within the next five years as a way to deliver customers more powertrain choices and fuel economy improvements. Diesel technology has advanced