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Vancouver Aiming For Crash Free Day
May 9, 2002 by Auto Service World

Vancouver is hoping to make May 15th a "crash-free" day, as part of a safe driving awareness campaign.Each year in Vancouver more than 55,000 motor vehicle collisions occur, which breaks down to an average of approximately 150 collisions every day.

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Western Canada Initiative Urges Oil Smart Behaviour
May 8, 2002 by Auto Service World

“One litre of used oil can contaminate a million litres of fresh water,” Manitoba Conservation Minister Oscar Lathlin announced in making his commitment to EcoDay, Saturday, June 8th.The annual EcoDay is organized by MARRC (Manitoba Association for Resource Recovery Corp.)

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PPG Partners with Mohawk College
May 8, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Refinish Group of PPG Canada, Inc. has announced a partnership with Mohawk Community College, Motive Power Division, in Stoney Creek, Ont.The agreement sees PPG supplying the college with the latest high-tech equipment, paint systems and supplies.Among the items

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Mobil 1 Touts New Synthetic Formulation with Strong Packaging
May 7, 2002 by Auto Service World

Exxon Mobil Corporation says its newly reformulated Mobil 1 with SuperSyn excels under extreme conditions in both new and old engines, and has introduced packaging to help consumers understand the benefits.SuperSyn was developed by ExxonMobil researchers several years ago. It

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Edelbrock Performance Hits High RPM
May 7, 2002 by Auto Service World

Edelbrock Corporation today reported that it achieved strong gains in sales and earnings for the third quarter and first nine months of its 2002 fiscal year ended March 25, 2002.For the third quarter of fiscal 2002, revenues increased 8.6% to

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Dehydration Process Slashes Drying Times
May 7, 2002 by Auto Service World

A combination infrared heat and convection automotive paint drying systems has been shown to reduce flash off times by 80% and energy costs by two-thirds.The Fast Flash Rapid Dehydration Process by PPG Industries was the subject of recent tests conducted

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CIAS 2002 News: Retired Dana Executive Receives Top Honor
May 6, 2002 by Auto Service World

Retired Dana Canada executive Tom Saxton has been awarded the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s most prestigious honor, the Distinguished Service Award.Saxton, who retired as senior vice president of Dana Canada Inc. in the fall of 2001, served two terms

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CIAS 2002 News: Show Lives On At www.aiashow.com
May 6, 2002 by Auto Service World

Though the Canadian International Automotive Show has wrapped up in Toronto, it’s still live on the Internet.Located at www.aiashow.com, the Internet companion to the show features a full database of exhibitors by product category who appeared at the largest single

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CIAS 2002 News: Technicians Should be Making $75,000, says Speaker
May 4, 2002 by Auto Service World

A competent technician should be making $75,000 a year, says industry trainer and consultant Bob Greenwood.But, he adds, "We can’t afford to pay them that, because we as an industry are not there yet."Greenwood, whose presentation on Shop Profitability is

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Ontario Boosting Road Safety Awareness
May 4, 2002 by Auto Service World

An Ontario government road safety initiative designed to target dangerous driving behaviour and improve road safety in communities across the province is being launched today by Transportation Minister Norm Sterling. Ontario’s Road Safety Challenge 2002 will run from May 4th

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CIAS 2002 News: Late Parts Expert Honored as Counterperson of the Year
May 4, 2002 by Auto Service World

Mitch Felberg, who passed away recently, was named the winner of the Stephen Solomon Memorial Award as Counterperson of the Year at the "No vehicle was too old or too young for him to locate the parts you were after,"

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CIAS 2002 News: Quebec Named Division of the Year
May 4, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s Quebec Division was named Division of the Year for the second year in a row at the 2002 Canadian International Automotive Show in Toronto.The AIA Division of the Year Award is presented annually