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ITRA and TANA agree to merge
December 6, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Tire Association of North America (TANA) and the International Tire and Rubber Association (ITRA) have announced plans to merge, pending a vote of approval by two-thirds of their respective members. If approved, the key points of the merger will

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Auto Sales on Near Record Track for 2001, Softening Expected in 2002
December 6, 2001 by Auto Service World

North American auto sales are on track to post their second best year on record in 2001, but this outcome masks the extremely challenging environment faced by the industry, say TD economists in a report released today. The report, entitled

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Computing-to-Go Gets Facelift
December 6, 2001 by Auto Service World

Microsoft Corp. has introduced the Windows CE for Automotive 3.5 software platform, calling it a milestone in the in-car computing industry. Microsoft Windows CE for Automotive 3.5 delivers enhancements in key areas such as hands-free and eyes-free communications, with improved

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Bruce Eccles Auto Service: 2001 SSGM Garage of the Year
December 5, 2001 by Jim Anderton

Dundas, Ontario, a town of just over 30,000 in the now amalgamated area of greater Hamilton is hardly the picture of a major metropolis. It’s a quaint, charming place with a classic downtown street of century buildings and gift shops.

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Honeywell Canada Confirms Reorganization, Bendix Goes Own Way
December 5, 2001 by Auto Service World

Honeywell Canada is reorganizing its business in Canada, combining its Prestone, Fram and Autolite businesses and leaving Bendix customers to buy from the U.S.Effective at year end, Honeywell Friction Materials, supplier of the Bendix product in Canada, will cease operations

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AutoZone Registers Solid First Quarter
December 5, 2001 by Auto Service World

U.S. auto parts chain AutoZone reports that its first quarter financial performance was up virtually across the board.AutoZone, Inc. reported diluted earnings per share of $0.76 for its first quarter (12 weeks) ended November 17, 2001, a 65% increase from

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Bluebook and Compaq Strike Deal
December 5, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Bluebook International, Inc. and Compaq Computer Corporation have entered into an agreement to jointly market insurance industry software.The Bluebook International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bluebook International Holding Company, says Bluebook’s software known as B.E.S.T. and B.E.S.T.Net will

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Queen’s Solar Vehicle Team First Canadians to Finish The 2001 World Solar Challenge
December 4, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Queen’s Solar Vehicle Team was the first Canadian team to cross the finish line at the 2001 World Solar Challenge in Adlade, Australia as Zoe Calleja, one of the team’s two drivers, guided the car into Torrens Parade Ground

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Boyd Group Opens 12th Alberta Collision Repair Facility
December 4, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Boyd Group Inc. announced today that it has opened its 12th Alberta collision repair facility, located in the Douglasdale Auto Centre in Calgary.According to Pat Chassie, Boyd’s regional vice president, operations, “This new collision repair facility will compliment our

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Canadian Cars of the Year Announced
December 4, 2001 by Auto Service World

Eight 2002 Canadian Car of the Year Award category winners were announced today by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) at an awards ceremony held at the Holiday Inn Select Airport in Toronto, Ont.AJAC’s Gerry Malloy, president of the

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NACE 2001: Akzo Nobel Tabs Most Influential Women
December 4, 2001 by Auto Service World

Since 1999, Akzo Nobel has recognized the Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry — and used the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) as a launching pad to showcase their picks to the world. The influential women in

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NACE 2001: Thirty-Two Thousand Plus Strong … And Counting
December 3, 2001 by Auto Service World

The 2001 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) expanded its educational program, added an Action Demo Arena to the Exposition and reformatted the Opening General Session to include three industry speakers. These changes helped build the success of this year’s