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Revolutionary On-Line OEM Parts Auction Shutting Down
January 12, 2004 by Auto Service World

Covisint, which was supposed to transform the way that the OEM’s purchased parts for their automotive manufacturing operations, is all but gone.According to industry reports, the company sold its online auction service and has shut down its electronic parts catalogue.

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Bodyshop Suppliers Warned of Break Ins
January 9, 2004 by Auto Service World

Three Ontario companies supplying bodyshops have been hit with break-ins in recent weeks where thieves have been interested in consumables rather than expensive equipment or paint.On Tuesday, thieves broke into a bodyshop supply firm in Ontario’s Niagara Region yesterday, but

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Aftermarket Association Retains Firm for Service Provider Research
January 8, 2004 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Industry Association of Canada (AIA) has struck an agreement with Matthew.Scott Data Marketing Solutions Inc. for the firm to act as the agency of record for its Automotive Service Provider Market Research Project.The association is investigating what types

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Bridgestone Names New CEO for North America
January 8, 2004 by Auto Service World

Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc. has chosen Mark Emkes to be its chairman and CEO, taking the position on April 1.Emkes will succeed John Lampe, 56, who retires on March 31 after more than 30 years with the company that included

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Canadian Auto Parts Magnate Stronach Eyes Political Opportunity
January 7, 2004 by Auto Service World

Belinda Stronach, the multimillionaire CEO of Magna International, is leaning toward making a bid for the leadership of the new federal Conservative party, sources say.“If it was five per cent before, it’s 75 per cent now,” an associate said of

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U.S. News: NAPA Settles On Transpro for Radiator Program
January 7, 2004 by Auto Service World

Transpro, Inc., has announced that it has been named as the supplier of a new radiator program for NAPA, the Automotive Parts Group of Genuine Parts Company. Under the agreement, Transpro will supply NAPA with a radiator program that will

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Tenneco Program Targets Premium Muffler Market
January 6, 2004 by Auto Service World

Tenneco Automotive has announced an addition to its Walker line designed to improve shop profitability.<br>At the heart of the program is an all-new Walker premium replacement muffler the Quiet-Flow3 that delivers the precise sound, fit and guaranteed durability overwhelmingly preferred

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Leading U.S. Aftermarket Association Names New President
January 6, 2004 by Auto Service World

Kathleen Schmatz has been named as the new president and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).The AAIA is a trade association representing more than 2,700 companies that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials,

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New Honda To Be Built in Canadian Plant
January 6, 2004 by Auto Service World

Honda Canada Inc. has announced that it would continue to be the lead plant in Honda’s expansion into the light truck market. The Honda manufacturing facility in Alliston, Ontario, has been selected to build a new and innovative sports utility

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Toyota and Ford Take North American Vehicle Awards
January 5, 2004 by Auto Service World

A group of 49 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada has selected the 2004 Toyota Prius as the 2004 North American Car of the Year and the 2004 Ford F-150 as the North American Truck of the Year.

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Toyota’s Debuts Hybrid SUV in Detroit
January 5, 2004 by Auto Service World

The all-new Toyota Highlander Hybrid gasoline/electric mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) made its world premieretoday at the 2004 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. “Highlander Hybrid is the world’s first seven-passenger hybrid SUV marking the introduction of a

This Hyrdogen Fuel Cell A-Class will debut in the U.S. in 2004.
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Hydrogen Power A Reality
December 31, 2003 by Auto Service World

“Big Brown” has gone green with the announcement that the courier company is among those to begin leasing hydrogen-powered Mercedes-Benz cars over the coming year.Based on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class model currently sold abroad, the “F-Cell” fuel cell vehicle is fueled