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Kirmac Technology Division and CCC Renew Agreement
August 8, 2001 by Auto Service World

CCC Information Services Inc. and KiTSystems, the technology division of British Columbia-based Kirmac Automotive Collision Systems, announced that they have reached agreement for CCC to continue providing collision repair management solutions to the industry through the end of 2006.As a

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Manufacturers and Distributors Dispute E-business’ Role, Says Report
August 6, 2001 by Auto Service World

A new report funded by the Distribution Research and Education Foundation says that manufacturers and distributors are at odds over the role e-busness will play.The report, from Pembroke Consulting of Philadelphia, Penn., "Facing the Forces of Change: Future Scenarios for

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Canadian Tire Reports Second Quarter Earnings Up 8.9%, Same Store Sales Up 7%
August 3, 2001 by Auto Service World

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited reports its consolidated net earnings of $53.4 million, compared to the $49.0 million recorded in 2000, are an 8.9% increase. Earnings before interest expense, income tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) also rose 8.9% to $142.8 million

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Uni-Select Inc. Increases 2nd Quarter Earnings By Nearly 50%
August 2, 2001 by Auto Service World

Uni-Select releases its results for the second quarter of 2001, posting a 47.3% increase in earnings over last year. The company’s net earnings have increased by 47.3% to $4,374,000 or $0,24 per share compared to $2,970,000 or $0.16 per share,

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JC Whitney Gains Exclusive License to CarParts.Com Consumer Business
August 1, 2001 by Auto Service World

CarParts.com, a division of CarParts Technologies, and JC Whitney Company have announced that JC Whitney will become the exclusive licensee of CarParts.com consumer business.JC Whitney, based in Chicago, Ill., will license the CarParts.com URL and provide all sales and service

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SPX Exceeds Earnings Estimates, Cost Reduction to Net $100 Million in Savings
August 1, 2001 by Auto Service World

SPX Corporation reports that its second quarter results have exceeded estimates and that cost savings and integration efforts arising from acquisitions are expected to reap $100 million U.S. in annualized savings.Second quarter results included $910.1 million in revenues and earnings

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Starter and Alternator Demand Set to Rise, Says Study
July 31, 2001 by Auto Service World

Demand for starters and alternators is set to rise, says a report by research firm Frost & Sullivan.The research says that as the automotive industry continues to experience high sales, car owners are using their vehicles for shorter and more

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Ontario Bans CFCs In Mobile A/C Service
July 26, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Ontario government has introduced regulations which will prohibit CFC service starting next year.After January 1, 2002, mobile air conditioners in cars, trucks and buses may no longer be refilled with refrigerants containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). “Auto makers have been using

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Diagnostic Information Increases Technician Efficiency
July 25, 2001 by Auto Service World

MechanicNet Group, Inc. (MechanicNet), in partnership with Automotive Technical Resources (ATRi), announced today its release of the Table of Known Good Values. This leading edge diagnostic tool developed by ATRi dramatically increases technician efficiency and effectiveness. Using the Table of

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Continental Tires Under Fire, Company Fires Back
July 25, 2001 by Auto Service World

Continental Tire North America, in the wake of having received notice that the U.S. National Highway Safety Administration is investigating safety issues of its tires, has issued a statement denying any problems with its tires.Yesterday the company received a notice

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Thousands of Texas Flood-Cars to be Auctioned in August
July 24, 2001 by Auto Service World

The auction of cars damaged in Tropical Storm Allison is to begin in mid-August, according to a multi-national auction company.In what has been deemed one of the worst storms in U.S. history, Tropical Storm Allison brought over six days of

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Price Pressures Affecting Product Quality, Study Finds
July 24, 2001 by Auto Service World

In what is effectively a caution for the aftermarket, a new study involving more than 250 of the automotive industry’s leading OEM suppliers claims that quality suffers when vehicle manufacturers place undue cost reduction demands on suppliers. The study also