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Strong Growth in Quarter Reported by Canadian Tire
May 10, 2002 by Auto Service World

To hear Canadian Tire president and CEO Wayne Sales tell it, Canadians were looking for a safe haven in the current economy and took refuge at Canadian Tire. From the looks of its balance sheet, it appears they spent a

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U.S. News: Wal-Mart Launches North American Roadside Assistance
May 9, 2002 by Auto Service World

Wal-Mart, in cooperation with TracFone Wireless Inc., is offering consumers roadside assistance.Available at nearly 2,600 Wal-Mart stores and Supercenters nationwide in the U.S., Wal-Mart is featuring TracFone’s 24 Hour Roadside Assistance, which covers up to five family members throughout the

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Ontario’s Gasoline Stinks, says Environmental Group
May 9, 2002 by Auto Service World

An environmental group has warned that a new reduced sulphur content limits will not necessarily translate into the lowest possible conentrations, and that Ontario continues to be get the highest sulphur content fuels in the country.“A loophole in the sulphur

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Vancouver Aiming For Crash Free Day
May 9, 2002 by Auto Service World

Vancouver is hoping to make May 15th a "crash-free" day, as part of a safe driving awareness campaign.Each year in Vancouver more than 55,000 motor vehicle collisions occur, which breaks down to an average of approximately 150 collisions every day.

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Western Canada Initiative Urges Oil Smart Behaviour
May 8, 2002 by Auto Service World

“One litre of used oil can contaminate a million litres of fresh water,” Manitoba Conservation Minister Oscar Lathlin announced in making his commitment to EcoDay, Saturday, June 8th.The annual EcoDay is organized by MARRC (Manitoba Association for Resource Recovery Corp.)

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PPG Partners with Mohawk College
May 8, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Refinish Group of PPG Canada, Inc. has announced a partnership with Mohawk Community College, Motive Power Division, in Stoney Creek, Ont.The agreement sees PPG supplying the college with the latest high-tech equipment, paint systems and supplies.Among the items

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Mobil 1 Touts New Synthetic Formulation with Strong Packaging
May 7, 2002 by Auto Service World

Exxon Mobil Corporation says its newly reformulated Mobil 1 with SuperSyn excels under extreme conditions in both new and old engines, and has introduced packaging to help consumers understand the benefits.SuperSyn was developed by ExxonMobil researchers several years ago. It

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Edelbrock Performance Hits High RPM
May 7, 2002 by Auto Service World

Edelbrock Corporation today reported that it achieved strong gains in sales and earnings for the third quarter and first nine months of its 2002 fiscal year ended March 25, 2002.For the third quarter of fiscal 2002, revenues increased 8.6% to

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Dehydration Process Slashes Drying Times
May 7, 2002 by Auto Service World

A combination infrared heat and convection automotive paint drying systems has been shown to reduce flash off times by 80% and energy costs by two-thirds.The Fast Flash Rapid Dehydration Process by PPG Industries was the subject of recent tests conducted

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CIAS 2002 News: Retired Dana Executive Receives Top Honor
May 6, 2002 by Auto Service World

Retired Dana Canada executive Tom Saxton has been awarded the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s most prestigious honor, the Distinguished Service Award.Saxton, who retired as senior vice president of Dana Canada Inc. in the fall of 2001, served two terms

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CIAS 2002 News: Show Lives On At www.aiashow.com
May 6, 2002 by Auto Service World

Though the Canadian International Automotive Show has wrapped up in Toronto, it’s still live on the Internet.Located at www.aiashow.com, the Internet companion to the show features a full database of exhibitors by product category who appeared at the largest single

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CIAS 2002 News: Technicians Should be Making $75,000, says Speaker
May 4, 2002 by Auto Service World

A competent technician should be making $75,000 a year, says industry trainer and consultant Bob Greenwood.But, he adds, "We can’t afford to pay them that, because we as an industry are not there yet."Greenwood, whose presentation on Shop Profitability is