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Delphi’s Offerings Showcased at North American International Auto Show
December 30, 2003 by Auto Service World

Global tier one supplier Delphi says that its products will be featured on vehicles from virtually every exhibiting automaker at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich.The show, which kicks off with media day Sunday, January 4

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Pep Boys To Expand Offerings for Growth
December 29, 2003 by Auto Service World

Pep Boys has announced that it is looking to grow its business by offering customer more, says the CEO it hired in April.Larry Stevenson, 47, is largely credited for developing the Chapters Inc. book retailing chain, which is now part

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Hella Expands Lighting Production
December 29, 2003 by Auto Service World

Hella Lighting Corporation will expand production at its York, South Carolina, plant by more than 50 percent during the coming year, according to Joe Borruso, president and CEO of Hella North America. During 2004, the company plans to increase annual

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Autoserviceworld Wishes Everyone A Happy, Safe Holiday Season
December 24, 2003 by Auto Service World

Daily news will go into holiday mode starting today, meaning no postings Christmas Day or New Year’s Day, with curtailed postings in the intervening week. Everyone at Autoserviceworld and our magazines, Jobber News Magazine, Service Station and Garage Management, l’automobile,

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Technology Lures Car Buyers, but There’s a Limit
December 23, 2003 by Auto Service World

According the a survey of U.S. buyers by J.D. Power and Associates, high tech features are high on the list of things consumers want, but they don’t always want to pay for them or understand what they do.Five high-tech automotive

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Visteon Negotiates New Deal With Ford
December 22, 2003 by Auto Service World

Visteon Corporation has approved new commercial agreements with Ford Motor Company which improve the competitiveness of both companies. Visteon’s competitive position is strengthened through the elimination of a significant structural challenge. Visteon also announces fourth quarter 2003 estimated fixed asset

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Survey Shows Price Pressure has Intensified in the Last Two Years
December 22, 2003 by Auto Service World

According to a survey of OE suppliers, nothing has changed for suppliers so much in the last two years as the pressure from OEMs to cut prices.That theme was one of several that emerged from comprehensive surveys of parts makers

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Jobber of the Year Gord Davenport Passes Away
December 22, 2003 by Auto Service World

Gordon E. Davenport, founder of Gord Davenport Automotive Inc., and the 1994 Jobber News Jobber of the Year, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family Sunday.Davenport, who was a strong supporter of a number of industry initiatives, was a

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TRW Plans Billion Dollar IPO
December 19, 2003 by Auto Service World

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. plans to raise as much as more than a billion dollars Canadian in an initial public offering of stock, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The automotive parts maker, which is owned by

Personnel from World Automotive joined in presenting Shad's R&R charity board members with a cheque in its annual Christmas contribution. (l-r) are David Lewis, John Vanstone, Shad's, Bryan Lauder, Harvey Presement, Ken Coulter, Shad's, and Randy Slinger.
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World Automotive Makes Shad’s Contribution
December 18, 2003 by Auto Service World

World Automotive once again made its contribution to Shad’s R&R charity fundraiser.For the past several years, World Automotive, a warehouse distributor in Toronto, has opted to make the contribution in lieu of gifts for its customers. “Every year, we have

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Former Motorcar Parts and Accessories President Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges
December 18, 2003 by Auto Service World

Richard Marks, the former president of auto-parts company Motorcar Parts and Accessories Inc., plead guilty to criminal charges that he falsely inflated revenue and has agreed to pay more than $1 million U.S. in fines, federal authorities said on Wednesday.

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Spectra Premium Reports Slight Decline in Sales
December 17, 2003 by Auto Service World

Spectra Premium Industries Inc., manufacturer of automobile, light-truck and heavy-duty truck aftermarket parts, has announced that its sales in the third quarter ended October 31, 2003, declined slightly, mainly due to currency fluctuations.During the third quarter, consolidated sales stood at