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McLaren Performance Acquires Dart Machine
April 17, 2001 by Auto Service World

McLaren Performance Technologies has acquired Dart Machine, Ltd., a specialty manufacturer of precision powertrain components for original equipment applications and the automotive aftermarket.Based in Oldcastle, Ont., Dart Machine, Ltd. has been renamed McLaren Performance Products and is now a wholly-owned

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Government to consult on Drive Clean expansion
April 17, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Ontario Government will consult on proposals to enhance and expand Drive Clean, the province’s program to cut smog-causing vehicle emissions, Environment Minister Elizabeth Witmer announced today. “Air quality is everybody’s business,” said Witmer. “Drive Clean is helping keep ourair

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PartSource Launches “Club Card”
April 17, 2001 by Auto Service World

PartSource Launches “Club Card”PartSource, has announced the launch of its first loyalty program geared to retail and wholesale customers. The Club Card offers members exclusive privileges, including discounts on selected in-store items and access to special product promotions. The Club

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ASE Spring Test Registrations
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

Spring Test Registration Deadline is March 30. Registration booklets for the Parts Specialist, Automotive Technician and other certification exams are available from the Institute for Automotive Service Excellence at www.asecert.org downloads section, or call 1-877-ASE-TECH.

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Edelbrock Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Russell Industries, DBA Russell Performance Products Inc.
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

Russell, based in Daytona Beach, Fla., was started in 1973 and is known as a leading manufacturer of performance plumbing and brake lines, whose products include street legal brake lines, oil lines, brake rotors, fuel lines and filters. Russell distributes

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Federal-Mogul Launches Automotive Aftermarket Promotion
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has announced the largest automotive replacement-parts promotional program in the company’s 102-year history. The program consists of several innovative brand-specific campaigns targeted at more than 150,000 automotive aftermarket business locations and millions of repair technicians, vehicle owners, automotive

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Honeywell shareowners have approved its proposed merger with General Electric
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

The company said approximately 74% of Honeywell’s outstanding shares were voted in favor of the GE merger. The shares voted in favor represent approximately 98% of the votes cast. Completion of the merger, which the companies expect to occur in

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Auto Value Adds Northern Ontario Shareholder
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has added Maslack Supply Ltd. as its new shareholder in Northern Ontario. The organization, which operates half a dozen branches in addition to its head office operations in Sudbury, Ont., will share the Ontario

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Chrysler jacks prices on crash parts
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

DaimlerChrysler Canada has significantly raised the prices of many of their collision repair parts, reports the Hamilton District Autobody Repair Association (HARA).According to a HARA news release, some parts have increased by more than 400 per cent. An example is

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Midas, Inc.,has acquired computer software maker Progressive Automotive Systems of Houston, Texas
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

Progressive Automotive’s R. O. Writer computer software system is an Internet-based, point-of-sale software that integrates estimating and sales processes, service parts catalog data, vehicle maintenance schedules, labor charges and technicians’ compensation. “This software has set a high standard at point-of-sale

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ACDelco Technician of the Millennium
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

ACDelco has announced the Technician of the Millennium II Contest. Open only to ACDelco Total Service Support Program Member Technicians, Ts North American contest allows all Member technicians the opportunity to demonstrate their skills with the chance to become the

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO THE CANADIAN COLLISION REPAIR INDUSTRY
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

I-CAR TRAINING…ALIVE AND WELL IN CANADA! As you may or may not be aware, I-CAR recently restructured operations in Canada to ensure that I-CAR training will continue in Canada. This letter will serve to clarify some of the confusion that