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Grote Signs Deal to Distribute Truck Accessories, Lighting
July 19, 2004 by Auto Service World

Grote Industries, a leading manufacturer and marketer of vehicle lighting and safety systems, has signed a distribution deal with Panelite to offers an expanded range of vehicle lighting products.Panelite is a manufacturer of decorative stainless and chrome accessories in the

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Genuine Parts Exceeds Earnings Expectations
July 16, 2004 by Auto Service World

Genuine Parts Company, the largest member of the NAPA family and parent of UAP Inc., reported better than expected earnings for the second quarter.Automotive aftermarket analysis shouldn’t rejoice just yet, however, as the increased earnings were spurred by the strength

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ASC Expands Direct Sales Force
July 15, 2004 by Auto Service World

ASC Industries, Inc., has announced the hiring of Steve Massarelli to the position of national account manager for the company. “As a result of the company’s ongoing growth and increased need to deliver technical sales support in various territories, we

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Aftermarket eForum to Feature Industry’s IT Leaders
July 15, 2004 by Auto Service World

The Aftermarket eForum in Chicago, on Monday, Aug. 2, through Wednesday, Aug. 4, is featuring the aftermarket’s leaders in information technology who will share their accomplishments and vision in this important area. The eForum agenda includes presentations on data warehousing,

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Timken’s Automotive Bearing Business Receives Upgrade to Certification
July 15, 2004 by Auto Service World

The Timken Company’s automotive group has been recommended for certification to ISO/TS 16949:2002.The Company’s 3rd party registrars made the recommendation after concluding its audits in June of 2004.This current recommendation to ISO/TS 16949:2002 applies to 21 of the 23 manufacturing

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Corteco Names Musgrave as President
July 14, 2004 by Auto Service World

Corteco, the automotive aftermarket business of Freudenberg-NOK, has appointed Thomas L. Musgrave as president. The announcement was made by Dr. Mohsen Sohi, president and CEO of Freudenberg-NOK. “Corteco’s success and growth are based on a strong team of leaders committed

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Clevite Engine Builder Showdown To Air On Speed Channel
July 14, 2004 by Auto Service World

The Clevite Engine Builder Challenge, which pitted NASCAR engine builders against each other in timed competition, is set to air on Speed Channel.On July 18, Speed Channel will broadcast a special one-hour program completely dedicated to the 2004 Clevite Engine

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AutoPartSource and New World Friction Complete Financing Plan
July 13, 2004 by Auto Service World

AutoPartSource and New World Friction, wholly owned subsidiaries of MomentumUSA, have secured a $3.6 million U.S. operating line in conjunction with the April acquisition of certain operating assets of Qualitee International and Novatek Manufacturing. Together with the $1.6 million U.S.

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New Location for AAPEX New Product & Packaging Showcase Gives Higher Visibility for New Ideas
July 12, 2004 by Auto Service World

The New Product & Packaging Showcase at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) – the place for manufacturers to display and for buyers to see the new products and innovative packaging concepts that will generate new business – will have

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Mercedes-Benz Canada Selects SmartVideo For Internet Training and Marketing
July 12, 2004 by Auto Service World

SmartVideo Technologies, Inc. today announced that SmartVideo Canada Inc., its Canadian distribution channel, has signed a multi-task agreement with Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. to coordinate their Canada-wide dealertraining and marketing programs. SmartVideo will use its unique Internet based technology to assist

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Dana Selling Aftermarket Group to Investment Group
July 12, 2004 by Auto Service World

Dana Corp. has found a buyer for its aftermarket business.The auto parts manufacturer has reported that it is selling its replacement parts unit for $1.1 billion U.S. in cash to a New York-based equity group, The Cypress Group.The Associated Press

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ASC Promotes Harper to Manufacturing Process Specialist
July 8, 2004 by Auto Service World

ASC announced the recent promotion of Kevin Harper to Manufacturing Process Specialist for ASC Industries, Inc., located in the world headquarters in North Canton, Ohio. Prior to his promotion, Harper served as a machinist for ASC. He is a journeyman