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Alberta Sales Representative, Association Volunteer, Loved Aftermarket, Minor Hockey
December 11, 2002 by Auto Service World

Rick Gibson, a veteran of the aftermarket and chairman of the Northern Alberta Division of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, was a devotee of both the aftermarket and minor hockey.Gibson, who worked for Naotion Sales Inc., in Edmonton, passed

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Delphi Signs Distribution Agreement wtih Leading Canadian Buying Group
December 11, 2002 by Auto Service World

Delphi Product & Service Solutions has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Bestbuy Distributors.Delphi Product & Service Solutions, part of Delphi Corporation, says that the partnership with the buying group’s 73 shareholders, operating 168 wholesale parts outlets

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Former Owners Re-Acquire Automotive Recycling Businesses from Ford
December 10, 2002 by Auto Service World

Philippe and Roger Fugre Jr. are have announced the family’s acquisition of GreenLeaf Canada, a division of Ford Motor Company. With sales of about $42 million annually and more than 170 employees operating from four sites, GreenLeaf Canada is the

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Bridgestone realigns European operations, shifts to higher output of low-profile, performance, truck and bus tires
December 10, 2002 by Auto Service World

Bridgestone Corporation has realigned the firm’s European operations, predicting a surge in demand for low-profile performance, minivan and sport-uility applications. Bridgestone’s European subsidiary, Bridgestone/Firestone Europe S. A., will also be renamed Bridgestone Europe. The program will include a cash infusion,

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Delphi Forecasts Strong 2003
December 9, 2002 by Auto Service World

Automotive parts supplier Delphi Corp. expects earnings to grow about 17% next year to $600 million U.S., due to a combination of stronger sales and cost-cutting.The company says it expects to earn $1.06 per share in 2003, ahead Wall Street

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U.S. News: CSK Reports Strong Sales
December 6, 2002 by Auto Service World

Automotive parts retailer CSK Auto Corp. reported a higher quarterly profit, helped by strong sales and a focus on reducing expenses, and predicted the sales pace would remain robust. CSK, which operates Checker Auto Parts, Schuck’s Auto Supply and Kragen

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NHTSA Investigates GM 3.8 L for Engine Fires
December 5, 2002 by Auto Service World

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has intensified an investigation into over two million General Motors cars after 600 complaints of engine problems that could lead to a fire.According to a report from the Reuters news agency, the

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U.S. News: ACDelco Comes Under Fire For Distribution Program
December 4, 2002 by Auto Service World

A large ACDelco parts distributor in the northeastern U.S. has been successful in its bid to gain a preliminary injunction preventing General Motors from imposing its Dedicated Distribution Program.The program, which has not been instituted in Canada, targets large ACDelco

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Big Brother Joins Bridgestone Racing Academy
December 4, 2002 by Auto Service World

Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd. and Goodman Motorsports Ltd, owners of the Bridgestone Racing Academy, have entered into a three year sponsorship agreement. Brother, looking for a way to demonstrate the growth, technology and expertise of their brand to key

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NACE Arriving in Dallas, On a Harley
December 3, 2002 by Auto Service World

A 100th Anniversay edition Harley-Davidson 2003 Softail has been chosen as the grand prize at the 20th Annual International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), Dec. 5-8, in Dallas, Tex. The Softail is one of Harley-Davidson’s 100th Anniversary bikes and will

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Mitchell Launches Bodyshop Network, Kicks Off Registration at NACE
December 3, 2002 by Auto Service World

Mitchell International, Inc. announced today that it will begin taking shop registrations for its collision repair network at the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE), Dec. 6-8 in Dallas, Texas.“Mitchell’s Open Repair Network offers collision repairers the opportunity and reach

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Grant Brothers Bolsters Field Sales and Support
December 2, 2002 by Auto Service World

Canadian manufacturers’ agency Grant Brothers Sales Ltd. has announced a number of personnel changes.President of the Grant Automotive Group, Matt O’Brien, has announced several additions to the automotive sales and support team. Bob Worobec who will be based in Saskatoon