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Lund Announces Appointments
December 12, 2003 by Auto Service World

Automotive accessories manufacturer Lund International, has announced two executive appointments.Effective immediately, Jerry Hughes becomes corporate vice president, product development and quality for Lund International. Hughes joined Lund International in September 2002 as general manager of the Autotron Accessories Division in

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Biggest Auto Show Adds Jumps on Aftermarket Performance Bandwagon
December 12, 2003 by Auto Service World

The 2004 North American International Auto Show will have something new in the lower level of Detroit’s Cobo Hall–automakers’ aftermarket performance products. Automakers with aftermarket displays in the lower level will include Ford Motor Co., DaimlerChrysler AG, Toyota Motor Corp.’s

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Canada Warned About Losing Jobs and Plants
December 11, 2003 by Auto Service World

The Canadian auto industry will face plant closures and lost business over the next few years unless government and industry work together to attract investment, a spokesman for country’s auto parts industry warned. “If we don’t make changes, it will

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DENSO and TOSHIBA Jointly Develop World’s First Multi-OS Environment for Car Navigation Systems
December 11, 2003 by Auto Service World

Toshiba Corporation and DENSO Corporation, a leading supplier of advanced automotive systems, including car navigation systems, today announced joint development of the world’s first multi-OS (operating system) environment (software) for car navigation systems. The multi-OS environment provides single-chip support for

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AutoZone Reports First Quarter Same Store Commercial Sales Up 17%
December 10, 2003 by Auto Service World

AutoZone, which operates more than 3,000 outlets in the U.S., says that its total sales were up 5.2% for the company’s first fiscal quarter, with same store commercial sales up 17%.The company reported sales of $1.282 billion U.S. for its

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Goodyear Introduces Timing Belt Tools
December 9, 2003 by Auto Service World

Goodyear Canada’s Engineered Products Division has announced the introduction of two new products into the timing belt market a Timing Component Kit and an Automotive Timing Belt Installation Manual both designed to lower vehicle repair bills as well as provide

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New Trans-Canada Highway Project Opens in New Brunswick
December 9, 2003 by Auto Service World

Andy Savoy, MP (Tobique-Mactaquac) and Jeannot Castonguay, MP (Madawaska-Restigouche), on behalf of Transport Minister David Collenette, together with New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord and Transportation Minister Paul Robichaud, today officially opened 25 kilometres of four-lane Trans-Canada Highway in northwestern New

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GM Parts Spinoff Projects Growth in Non-GM Business
December 8, 2003 by Auto Service World

Delphi Corp., the product of a business spinoff from General Motors several years ago, says it is projecting increased business in 2004, primarily due to growth in non-GM customer purchases.Delphi Corp. provided guidance for its calendar year 2004 financial performance,

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Appoints Jim Thompson as Vice President, General Manager for Alberta Operation
December 4, 2003 by Auto Service World

Tony Moise, corporate vice-president of Canadian operations for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is pleased to announce Jim Thompson has been appointed to the position of vice president and general manager of the Alberta region.In his new role, Thompson will oversee all regional

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U.S. Regulators Toughen Fuel Tank Crash Standards
December 4, 2003 by Auto Service World

Seeking to further reduce the number of fatalities from post-crash fires, U.S. federal regulators have ordered automakers to meet tougher standards for fuel tank performance in crash impact tests. Automakers and their suppliers will have to start meeting the new

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GAAS Scholarship Application Available from MEMA
December 3, 2003 by Auto Service World

MEMA has applications for the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarships for 2004, available in both paper and electronic versions. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 31, 2004. The scholarships are awarded to student seeking automotive aftermarket careers in

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SMK Speedy International Aquired by Minute Muffler & Brake
December 3, 2003 by Auto Service World

SMK Speedy International Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with 578098 Alberta Ltd. (operating as Minute Muffler & Brake)pursuant to which a subsidiary of Minute will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of