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UAP Announces Senior Executive Appointments
January 22, 2004 by Auto Service World

UAP Inc. has announced key changes to its upper level management.Larry Samuelson, chief executive officer of UAP Inc. announced four senior executive appointments. Robert Hattem has accepted the position of president and chief operating officer of UAP Inc., Terrence LeBlanc

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Bendix Deal Falls Flat, Honeywell Decides to Retain Brake Business
January 22, 2004 by Auto Service World

Honeywell has announced that it had terminated discussions with Federal-Mogul regarding the possible sale of its friction materials business, which manufactures and markets the well-known aftermarket brand Bendix. Honeywell will instead tighten ties to the business.The Federal-Mogul deal fell apart

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Canadian Jobber Training Tour Gaining Momentum
January 21, 2004 by Auto Service World

The 2004 Partners In Training (P.I.T.) Tour, which offers Canadian automotive jobbers concentrated business training, reports that registrations for the six dates are proceeding well."Despite the fact that we have barely begun our awareness campaign, we have registrations for every

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Magna CEO Belinda Stronach Resigns, Will Run for Conservative Leadership
January 20, 2004 by Auto Service World

Magna International Inc. has announced that, effective this morning, Ms. Belinda Stronach has resigned as its President and Chief Executive Officer and that Mr. Frank Stronach has assumed the position of Interim President. The Company’s Board of Directors has established

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Deadline for 2004 GAAS Scholarship Is March 31, Applications Available Online
January 20, 2004 by Auto Service World

The deadline to apply for a Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) scholarship awarded to students planning an aftermarket career is Wednesday, March 31, 2004.Applications for the GAAS scholarships are available in both paper and electronic versions from the Web site,

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Auto Leaders Pessimistic About Fuel Cells
January 20, 2004 by Auto Service World

Members at the Auto News World Congress in Detroit have predicted that the use of fuel cells to power vehicles may take over a decade longer than anticipated to come on the mass market, according to Datamonitor Newswire.Robert Bosch Corporation

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Collision Group Targets New Focus as Key Initiative
January 19, 2004 by Auto Service World

The Collision Industry Action Group is focused on communicating with its members in a new initiative to rejuvenate the association."As the voice of Ontario’s collision repair industry, we’ve got to become louder", says Bill Finan, President of the Collision Industry

D&T Auto Parts in Leamington, Ont., has signed on with Carquest.
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Carquest Announces New Member
January 19, 2004 by Auto Service World

Carquest has announced that D&T Auto Parts Limited of Leamington, Ontario, has joined the distribution group.D & T Auto Parts has been selling auto parts since 1920 and is one of the oldest members of AIA. They are also affiliated

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U.S. News: Auto Parts Company Pays Back Wages, Fines After Labour Violations
January 16, 2004 by Auto Service World

A Minnesota based chain of auto parts stores has been forced to pay back overtime wages and fines after an audit found it had made errors in its employment and wage practices.The W.E. Lahr Company, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based company

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Tenneco Launches Risk-Free Warranty Program
January 16, 2004 by Auto Service World

Tenneco has launched an expanded product warranty program for its exhaust and ride-control products.Featuring limited lifetime warranties and a 90-day risk-free trial offer on premium Walker exhaust, Monroe shock and strut, DynoMax performance exhaust and Rancho off-road technologies, the aggressive

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Federate Auto Parts Founder Dies at 65
January 15, 2004 by Auto Service World

Arthur Jay (Art) Fisher Jr., age 65, CEO of Fisher Auto Parts and founder of Federated Auto Parts Distributors has passed away.Fisher passed away on Thursday, January 15th in Staunton, Virginia at home surrounded by his family. A graduate of

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Universal Automotive Acquires TRW Brands
January 15, 2004 by Auto Service World

Universal Automotive has purchased several business assets of TRW Automotive’s Kelsey-Hayes subsidiary. The Livonia, Mich.-based businesses sold for $11 million U.S. in cash plus additional contingent payments. Universal has acquired the Autospecialty, ValuMaxx and Power Stop brands from Kelsey-Hayes. It