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Siemens VDO Officially Launched
January 7, 2002 by Auto Service World

Siemens management has announced the official launch of Siemens VDO Automotive Corp.The move marks the final step in the formation of the automotive electronics supplier’s United States operations. This now completes the company’s global transition to Siemens VDO Automotive, securing

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Glas-Aire Acquires Wonder Tool, Plans to Move It to Canada
December 28, 2001 by Auto Service World

Glas-Aire Industries Group Ltd. has acquired Wonder Tool Inc. and plans to move its operations to Canada. Wonder Tool, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyclo Manufacturing Company (“Cyclo”), manufactures and distributes a twin head orbital polisher known as the “Wonder

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Exide’s Canadian President Gets New Assignment
December 27, 2001 by Auto Service World

Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies has named Lorne R. Hilts as vice-president of Planning and Logistics for the company’s European Transportation related business. Hilts has been with Exide since 1988 and was instrumental in integrating and restructuring the Canadian operation when

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Pentair Completes Sale of Equipment Businesses
December 21, 2001 by Auto Service World

Pentair announced today it has completed the sale of Lincoln Industrial and Century Manufacturing.The wholly-owned Lincoln Industrial automated lubrication and materials dispensing business sale is to a company newly formed by The Jordan Company LLC of New York, N.Y. Pentair

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Convicted Drunk Drivers Must Now Prove They’re Sober Before Driving
December 21, 2001 by Auto Service World

Ontario will require convicted drunk drivers to install an ignition interlock, or “breathalyzer”, in their vehicle if they want to get back on the road.Julia Munro, parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Transportation announced the measure today on behalf of

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New Ontario A/C regulations Take Effect January 1, 2002
December 21, 2001 by Auto Service World

Ontario’s new environmental regulations take effect on January 1,2002, eliminating R-12 service in Ontario. The changes requires leaking systems to be evacuated and sealed or retrofitted. The changes require technicians to follow the Environmental Code of Practice for the Elimination

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U.S. News: AutoZone, Inc. Sells Heavy-Duty Division
December 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

AutoZone, the largest auto parts retailer in the U.S., has announced it has sold the business of TruckPro, its heavy-duty truck parts subsidiary.The sale is to a group of investors led by Paratus Capital Management of Boston and New York.

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Detailed Analysis: Canadian Tire Acquires Mark’s Work Wearhouse
December 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

Canadian Tire will now be able to offer the Canadian marketplace the Pros, the Parts, the Price and now the Pants, with its acquisition of the Mark’s Work Warehouse chain.Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (CTC) and Mark’s Work Wearhouse Ltd. announced

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By-Pass Filter Gains Mack Truck Approval
December 19, 2001 by Auto Service World

PuraDyn Filter Technologies Inc has announced a joint venture with Mack Trucks Inc. to offer PuraDyn’s proprietary by-pass oil filtration systems as an aftermarket option through participating Mack truck dealers in the United States.“This strategic alliance will enable Mack Trucks

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Satellite Radio A Real Option in U.S.
December 19, 2001 by Auto Service World

U.S. Cadillac buyers have the option of equipping their 2002 models with a satellite radio set supplied by Delphi Automotive Systems.Delphi says that it is the first OEM manufacturer to install satellite-capable radios for an original equipment customer. Delphi satellite

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Windshield Dumping Investigation Underway
December 18, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) today announced the initiation of an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping of certain automotive laminated windshields for the automotive replacement market. The windshields originate in, or are exported from, the People’s Republic

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More Drunks, Fewer Crashes During December
December 18, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Traffic and Marine Safety Section of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say that its roadside spot check program has uncovered more alcohol related offenses, but that there were fewer collisions than last year.Statistics for the second week of the