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Survey Shows Price Pressure has Intensified in the Last Two Years
December 22, 2003 by Auto Service World

According to a survey of OE suppliers, nothing has changed for suppliers so much in the last two years as the pressure from OEMs to cut prices.That theme was one of several that emerged from comprehensive surveys of parts makers

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Jobber of the Year Gord Davenport Passes Away
December 22, 2003 by Auto Service World

Gordon E. Davenport, founder of Gord Davenport Automotive Inc., and the 1994 Jobber News Jobber of the Year, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family Sunday.Davenport, who was a strong supporter of a number of industry initiatives, was a

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TRW Plans Billion Dollar IPO
December 19, 2003 by Auto Service World

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. plans to raise as much as more than a billion dollars Canadian in an initial public offering of stock, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The automotive parts maker, which is owned by

Personnel from World Automotive joined in presenting Shad's R&R charity board members with a cheque in its annual Christmas contribution. (l-r) are David Lewis, John Vanstone, Shad's, Bryan Lauder, Harvey Presement, Ken Coulter, Shad's, and Randy Slinger.
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World Automotive Makes Shad’s Contribution
December 18, 2003 by Auto Service World

World Automotive once again made its contribution to Shad’s R&R charity fundraiser.For the past several years, World Automotive, a warehouse distributor in Toronto, has opted to make the contribution in lieu of gifts for its customers. “Every year, we have

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Former Motorcar Parts and Accessories President Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges
December 18, 2003 by Auto Service World

Richard Marks, the former president of auto-parts company Motorcar Parts and Accessories Inc., plead guilty to criminal charges that he falsely inflated revenue and has agreed to pay more than $1 million U.S. in fines, federal authorities said on Wednesday.

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Spectra Premium Reports Slight Decline in Sales
December 17, 2003 by Auto Service World

Spectra Premium Industries Inc., manufacturer of automobile, light-truck and heavy-duty truck aftermarket parts, has announced that its sales in the third quarter ended October 31, 2003, declined slightly, mainly due to currency fluctuations.During the third quarter, consolidated sales stood at

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Canadian Tire and Equus Ink Exclusive Test Equipment Deal
December 16, 2003 by Auto Service World

Canadian Tire Corporation has selected Equus Products, Inc., as the sole supplier of its automotive test and tune category. This two-year exclusive agreement gives Canadian Tire the edge in providing its customers with an innovative selection of test and tune-up

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Bosch Canada Chairman Named to Key Post With Company
December 16, 2003 by Auto Service World

Bosch Canada chairman David Coolidge named to key post with Robert Bosch Corp. The company announced several executive appointments scheduled to take effect Feb. 1, 2004, as part of a reorganization plan at the company. Coolidge has been named vice

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Delphi Supports Aftermarket Future with Donation to GAAS Scholarship Fund
December 16, 2003 by Auto Service World

Delphi Corp. has pledged support for the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship fund.Delphi has pledge $3,000 U.S. to the fund, which provides scholarships to students pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket.“We appreciate Delphi’s investment in the future of the

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Employers Split on Hiring Needs in Early 2004: Manpower Survey
December 16, 2003 by Auto Service World

A subdued hiring market will face job seekers in the first quarter of 2004 as Canadian employers are divided on staffing plans reveals the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.According to more than 1,700 Canadian employers polled for the survey 15

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Tenneco and DuPont Partner on Retail Car Care Line
December 15, 2003 by Auto Service World

Tenneco Automotive today announced that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with DuPont to develop, manufacture and market certain car care products under the DuPont brand in North America. <br>Initially, the two companies will launch a line of

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Nissan 3.5-Liter VQ V6 Engine Voted to “Best Engine” List
December 12, 2003 by Auto Service World

The Nissan 3.5-liter VQ V6 engine has been named to the annual “Ward’s Ten Best Engines” list for the 10th straight year by Ward’s Communications, Inc. It is the only engine that has been part of the list every year