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Prolong Announces Key Sales and Marketing Appointments
July 28, 2003 by Auto Service World

Prolong International Corporation, parent of Prolong Super Lubricants, Inc., has announced two key appointments to its sales and marketing teams.D. Kent Stickley has been appointed vice president, sales. He was previously director of sales for Prolong and has been responsible

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R&B Reports Improved Sales in Quarter
July 28, 2003 by Auto Service World

R&B, Inc. announced that for the second quarter ended June 28, 2003, sales increased 5% to $58.1 million U.S. from $55.5 million U.S. in the same period last year.R&B markets aftermarket products under a variety of brand names, but the

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International Technical Competition To Be Held At Paris Show
July 25, 2003 by Auto Service World

International Grands Prix for Technical Innovation will be awarded for the 10th time at Equip Auto 03, in Paris, France, this October.Awarded for the first time in 1985, the International Grands Prix for Technical Innovation has become a major event

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Tenneco Results Up Thanks to Weak U.S. Dollar
July 23, 2003 by Auto Service World

Tenneco Automotive sales rose by 26% on the quarter, no thanks to its replacement business though.The shock absorber and exhaust system maker said second-quarter net income rose to $US24 million, or 58 cents a share, from $19 million, or 45

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Quebec City Technician Wins Diagnostic Competition
July 23, 2003 by Auto Service World

A technician from Quebec City has won the Canadian Eastern Region ACDelco Technician of the Millennium III contest.Bruno Bellavance, a technician from Auto Diagno Centre Inc. in Quebec City, Que., will now compete in the ACDelco North American Finals with

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Dana Corporation’s Board of Directors Rejects Unsolicited Offer from ArvinMeritor
July 22, 2003 by Auto Service World

Dana Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has rejected an unsolicited tender offer from ArvinMeritor, Inc. after a thorough review and consultation with its legal and financial advisors. On July 9, 2003, ArvinMeritor launched a tender offer for

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Hella President Named SEMA Chairman-Elect
July 22, 2003 by Auto Service World

Mitch Williams, president and chief operating officer of Hella, Inc., has been elected to the position of Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) chairman-elect.He will serve two years as the chairman-elect, under incoming chairman Corky Coker, and then will begin his

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U.S. News: CSK Stores Provide Use of Code Readers to Do-It-Yourself Customer Base
July 21, 2003 by Auto Service World

U.S. auto parts retailer CSK Auto, Inc., which operates more than 1,100 stores in 19 states under the Checker, Schuck’s, and Kragen brands, has announced that it will begin offering the do-it-yourself market a way to diagnose problems free of

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Uni-Select Names Midas Account Manager
July 21, 2003 by Auto Service World

Uni-Select has announced that Pierre Theriault has returned to the distribution network as the Midas sales account manager.Theriault is returning to Uni-Slect where he previously worked in the marketing department for approximately 12 years. He has an excellent knowledge of

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Bestbuy Launches 50th Anniversary Promotion
July 21, 2003 by Auto Service World

Bestbuy Distributors has launched a 50th Anniversary Scratch & Win promotion titled "Celebration", effective September 1, 2003.Announced by Bestbuy marketing manager, Marc Alary, "Celebration" is an exclusive promotion for service centre repair professionals. To receive a Scratch & Win card,

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Corteco Acquires Omega Power Steering Hose Brand
July 21, 2003 by Auto Service World

Gasket supplier Corteco has broadened its offering of aftermarket products with the acquisition of the Omega power steering hose and rebuild kit business in Solon, Ohio from Federal-Mogul. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed."This targeted acquisition further expands our

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Vancouver-based Firm Wins Order for L.A. Low Emissions Bus Engines
July 18, 2003 by Auto Service World

Cummins Westport Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has been selected by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Los Angeles County to provide its low-emissions L Gas Plus natural gas engine for an order of up to 600 buses. Initially the transit authority