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American Finance Company Opens Canadian Call Center
November 8, 2001 by Auto Service World

AmeriCredit Corp. today officially dedicated its new call center in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.The Peterborough center, which is located about 160 kilometers northeast of Toronto, is the company’s first to be located in Canada and fifth call center in North America.

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Ottawa Shop Selected Carquest Award of Excellence Finalist
November 6, 2001 by Auto Service World

Carquest Auto Parts has announced that Roy Rump of Roy Rump & Sons Tire & Auto Centre, Ottawa, Ont., as a 2001 Carquest Excellence Award Finalist and the only Canadian location to be selected.“CARQUEST is dedicated to the independent shop

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Gasket Training Goes On-Line
November 5, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Fel-Pro CounterPro training program for automotive parts counterpeople and other automotive professionals who sell or install gaskets is now available on-lineAccessible through the www.federal-mogul.com website, The Fel-Pro CounterPro training program offers in-depth technical information covering gasket design and performance

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Freudenberg-NOK Phasing Out Detroit Gasket in Favor of Corteco Identity
November 2, 2001 by Auto Service World

Freudenberg-NOK, the North American partner of the Freudenberg and NOK Group Companies, the world’s largest supplier of original-equipment automotive gaskets and seals, today announced the alignment of its aftermarket product lines into a single business unit called Corteco. At the

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Bridgestone Brand To Be in CART in 2002
November 2, 2001 by Auto Service World

Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. and Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., announced that the Bridgestone Potenza racing radial will be the tire all FedEx Championship Series competitors will be racing on in 2002. Bridgestone tires also compete in Formula One competition and will

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Canadian Tire Money Honored in Exhibition
October 25, 2001 by Auto Service World

Almost every Canadian has a few crumpled bills of Canadian Tire Money and this enduring icon of Canadiana is now be honored with an exhibition at the Currency Museum in the Bank of Canada in Ottawa, Ont.The Story of Canadian

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Michael Cardone, Jr. Receives Automotive Leader Award
October 24, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association presented Michael Cardone, Jr., president, CEO and COO of Cardone Industries with its “Automotive Leader of the Year” Award for his contributions to the automotive remanufacturing industry.Cardone, a 30-year veteran of the industry, is known

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Automotive Products and Technologies Honored at International Competition
October 19, 2001 by Auto Service World

Dignitaries and Automotive Journalists honored a wide range of products and technologies at the International Grand Prix for Technical Innovation at Equip Auto in Paris, France today.The awards recognized innovations in the aftermarket and Original Equipment levels of the automotive

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NGK Plug Pro Winners
October 18, 2001 by Auto Service World

NGK Spark Plugs of Canada has announced the first batch of winners in its Plug Pro contest.Each received a $100 certificate toward NGK Store Catalog merchandise. The contest asks members of the NGK Plug Pro aftermarket trade program to answer

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Genuine Parts Quarter Down, Automotive Up
October 18, 2001 by Auto Service World

Genuine Parts Company, which operates UAP Inc. in Canada, reported sales and earnings for the third quarter were down slightly over last year, while automotive performance was up.Larry Prince, chairman of the board of directors, announced that sales totaling $2.1

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U.S. Battery Recycling Remains Strong
October 18, 2001 by Auto Service World

Motorists continue to return spent car batteries for recycling at a high rate, according to a report issued today by Battery Council International (BCI). The BCI 1995-1999 National Recycling Rate Study tracks the lead recycling rate from spent (or used)

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Three Canadians Among Best in Technician Competition
October 17, 2001 by Auto Service World

Three Canadians were among the "best of the best" in ACDelco’s Technician of the Millennium competition.After written and practical examinations, nine technicians were chosen from across North American to the international competition in Charlotte, N.C. Among the nine were Jeffery