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Drivers More Likely to Regain Control With Stability Technology
March 9, 2004 by Auto Service World

A university study found that drivers are more likely to regain control of a vehicle if it is equipped with stability control technology.According to the study by the University of Iowa, drivers faced with a loss-of-vehicle control situation are about

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Former Allied Signal President Dies
March 9, 2004 by Auto Service World

Michael A. Monti, former president of Allied Signal Inc., died Friday at age 66.A former MEMA board member, Monti retired from Allied Signal in 1995 after 37 years with the company. Before becoming president, he had worked as president of

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Cooper Tire Announces Outsourcing Agreement with Hangzhou
March 8, 2004 by Auto Service World

Findlay, Ohio-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced that Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Company, located in Hangzhou, China will be supplying approximately one million passenger radial tires (annualized) to Cooper for sale in the U. S. market. Last October, Cooper

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Bosch Adding Fuel To Diesel Argument
March 8, 2004 by Auto Service World

Global automotive supplier Robert Bosch has long touted support for diesel’s advantages, but it has vowed to make a strong push this year to convince U.S. automakers of the engine technology’s advantages that much of the rest of the world

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Bestbuy Contributes $20,000 to Children’s Hospital
March 5, 2004 by Auto Service World

Bestbuy Distributors Limited, a leading Canadian automotive replacement parts buying group, has contributed $20,000 to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.The buying group has been the longest standing contributor to the division of cardiology at the hospital, according to Dr.

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Counterfeit Auto Parts Issue Getting Attention
March 5, 2004 by Auto Service World

An article in the Wall Street Journal has brought increased attention to the issue of counterfeit auto parts."We’ve seen a significant uptick in the last two years," says Brain Duggan, director of international programs at the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers

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Dana Marketing Executive to Head Engine Parts Division
March 4, 2004 by Auto Service World

Terry Shively has been named vice president and general manager of Dana’s Engine and Fluid Management Group’s Clevite Engine Parts Division.Terry McCormack, president of the Dana Automotive Aftermarket Group (AAG) made the announcement. In December 2003, Dana Corp. announced its

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Carquest Signs Ontario Jobber
March 3, 2004 by Auto Service World

Carquest has announced that Dave Johnson of Johnson Automotive, Tillsonburg, Ont., has joined the distribution group.Johnson Automotive has been selling auto parts since 1962. It also operates a store in St Thomas which will be a merger with Carquest and

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Caterpillar Opens Reman Services to Other Firms
March 3, 2004 by Auto Service World

Caterpillar Inc. is expanding its remanufacturing business to provide services for manufacturers and customers in industries beyond those Caterpillar currently serves.Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services will leverage Caterpillar’s remanufacturing technology and processes to serve OEMs in the automotive and industrial products industries

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Software Firm Files Suit Against AutoZone for Copyright Infringement
March 3, 2004 by Auto Service World

The SCO Group Inc., the owner of the UNIX operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, today announced it has filed suit against AutoZone, Inc.The suit alleges AutoZone’s violations of SCO’s UNIX copyrights through its use of Linux.SCO’s

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Toyo Announces Tire Production in the United States
March 1, 2004 by Auto Service World

The Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. has announced that the form will build a new manufacturing plant in the United States for the production of passenger car and light truck tires.“Producing Toyo tires at a U.S.-based facility will more

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Honda Fuel Cell Car Proves its Cold-Start Capability
March 1, 2004 by Auto Service World

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that it conducted public testing in Hokkaido, Japan of its FCX equipped with Honda’s Fuel Cell Stack, proving the vehicle’s cold-start and driving performance capabilities.riving was conducted on a test track in Takasu as