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Tire Makers Partner to Develop “Holy Grail” Urethane Car Tire
August 30, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has signed an exclusive agreement with Amerityre Corporation to jointly develop urethane tires with the ultimate objective of replacing rubber car tires.“The urethane tire has been the Holy Grail of the tire industry for

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Hunstville, Ont., Jobber Employee Wins U.S. Grand Prix Prize
August 29, 2001 by Auto Service World

Muskoka Auto Parts inventory manager Brian McKee is the winner of the "Jobber News and SSGM Want to Send You to the U.S. Grand Prix" Contest."I have always wanted to see a Formula One Grand Prix, and this is the

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Japan Investigating R-12 Smuggling
August 29, 2001 by Auto Service World

Japanese authorities have launched a full-scale investigation into the smuggling of R-12 from China, says a Japanese news report.R-12 (freon) has been banned from import without license in most developing countries for many years, and banned from use in some

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Dunlop Tops in Trucks; Michelin Rides To Top of Car Ranking in Customer Satisfaction
August 28, 2001 by Auto Service World

Dunlop ranks highest in light truck original equipment tire satisfaction for the first time, while Michelin ranks highest in passenger vehicle OE tire satisfaction for the fourth consecutive year, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2001 Original Equipment Tire

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Ontario Shop Celebrates Fifty Years
August 27, 2001 by Auto Service World

On July 1, 1951, Breeny’s Autobody in Thunder Bay, Ontario opened their doors. Established by brothers Brini and Louis Zulliani, they quickly gained a reputation for quality work. This year, they proudly celebrate 50 years in business. The business expanded

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Boyd’s Double-Digit Growth Continues
August 27, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Boyd Group has announced that its interim report to shareholders for the six months ending June 30, 2001 reflects net earnings of $1.8 million, an increase of nearly 30% over the same period last year. Earnings per share rose

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Mitchell to Purchase Web Solution Company
August 24, 2001 by Auto Service World

Mitchell International has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Ensera Inc., a high technology company delivering Web-based solutions to give it a strong base for commerce and communication among members of the automotive collision repair industry.The

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Johnson Controls to Acquire German Battery Maker
August 23, 2001 by Auto Service World

Johnson Controls, Inc. has announced that it will acquire German automotive battery maker Hoppecke Automotive GmbH & Co. KG from Accumulatorenwerke Hoppecke Carl Zoellner & Sohn GmbH.U.S.-based Johnson Controls which whose customers include DaimlerChrysler, Ford, Honda, Nissan Toyota, Advance Auto,

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Engine Parts Buying Group Poised to Open Western Canada DC
August 21, 2001 by Auto Service World

The E.R.I. Group has announced that it will be opening a Western Canada distribution center in early September.The facility, operating under the Independent Parts Warehousing Inc. name, a wholly owned subsidiary of E.R.I., will be open for business at its

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F-M Sells Industrial Bearing Business
August 16, 2001 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has sold its industrial rotating plant bearing and magnetic bearing business to Waukesha Bearings Corporation, a subsidiary of New York-based Dover Corporation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The sale includes an engineering and sales office and

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Tenneco Sending Technicians Back to School
August 16, 2001 by Auto Service World

Tenneco Automotive is sending 17 Expert Plus members to a two-day racing school.The 17 technicians will spend two days honing their formula-car driving skills at the Auto Sport Basi Racing School in Laval, Que., through TA’s Canadian “Race to the

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Words, Not Actions the Issue in Cell Phone Safety, Says Study
August 16, 2001 by Auto Service World

It’s not the act of using a cell phone that affects driving safety, it’s the distraction of the conversation, according to a new study from the U.S. based National Safety Council.Conversing on cell phones while driving can lead to significant