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NACE 2001: PPG’s CertifiedFirst Network Continues To Grow
December 3, 2001 by Auto Service World

PPG Industries announced at the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) in Las Vegas that its CertifiedFirst Network, launched at NACE 2000, has grown significantly in its first year and continues to welcome participants. CertifiedFirst Network shops are located in

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Jacobs Electronics Shifts Locations, Business Model
December 3, 2001 by Auto Service World

High-performance parts supplier Jacobs Electronics is closing its Midland, Tex., to move to North Carolina, and is also shifting its business model to focus solely on sales to the trade.The company is consolidating all operations with its parent company, Rostra

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NASCAR to Develop IMAX Experience
December 3, 2001 by Auto Service World

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), NASCAR Digital Entertainment (NDE) and IMAX Corporation have announced an agreement to produce a film for release in 2003.The IMAX film format is larger than standard films and has been used

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Michelin Design Winners Include B.C. Student
November 30, 2001 by Auto Service World

Students from the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, Mich., turned in an innovative display of transportation design in the 13th annual Michelin-CCS Design Competition, and winners included a student from Vancouver, B.C.The third year students faced a pair

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Canadian Auto Trade Surplus With U.S. Threatened By Mexican Parts
November 30, 2001 by Auto Service World

Canada’s auto trade surplus continues to hold up well, but Mexico is threatening its position as the largest trading partner with the U.S.Historically, Canada has been the largest auto parts exporter to the United States. However, Canada’s supremacy in the

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Board Recommends Shut Down of Canadian Japanese Car Dealer Association
November 29, 2001 by Auto Service World

The 1,000 member Canadian Association of Japanese Automobile Dealers (CAJAD) announced that its board of directors has recommended the association be shut down.CAJAD has been an influential voice in the automotive industry since its formation in 1982 and has worked

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Advance Auto Parts completes Discount Acquisition, Becomes Second Largest Chain in U.S.
November 29, 2001 by Auto Service World

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Florida-based Discount Auto Parts, Inc.The company says that this further strengthens Advance’s position as the second largest retailer of auto parts and accessories in the U.S.. With

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Canadian Remanufacturer Gets $250,000 Infusion
November 28, 2001 by Auto Service World

C.V. Tech, a company that specializes in remanufacturing CV shafts and rack& pinion steering racks for the automotive aftermarket, has been awarded a 250,000 investment from the Fonds rgional de solidarit FTQ Outaouais (Outaouais Regional Solidarity Fund QFL).The investments is

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ADP to Acquire Claims Business from ComputerLogic
November 27, 2001 by Auto Service World

ADP Claims Services Group has signed a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of ComputerLogic’s AutoVista claims line of business.The AutoVista assets will be combined with ADP’s Claims Gateway to provide a broad technology solution to the

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GM Racing Cylinder Head to be Built in Ontario
November 27, 2001 by Auto Service World

McLaren Performance Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has been named by GM Racing as the development and manufacturing source for its new VorTech V8 performance cylinder head, and that it will build the component in Ontario.McLaren Performance will work

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Merithian Signs National Sales for Eastern Canada
November 27, 2001 by Auto Service World

Merithian Products Corp., makers of shrink fit tubing and other products, has announced that it has appointed National Sales Inc. as its sales agent for Eastern Canada.The announcement, made by Glenn Bragg, national sales manager for Merithian Products Corp., says

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DuPont Launches B2B Portal Strategy
November 26, 2001 by Auto Service World

DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) is launching custom B2B portals for its auto body shop customers and distributors. Using the Bowstreet Business Web Factory and Portal Automator Option, DuPont automates the offering of personalized content, data and services to North America’s