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Filter Market Set to Expand, Says Study
May 7, 2001 by Auto Service World

The potential aftermarket for automotive filters is set to expand, as the North American vehicle population and average number of miles driven per year continues to rise. According to new analysis by Frost & Sullivan, “North American Automotive Filter Aftermarket,”

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B.C. Firm to Supply Tire Monitoring for Lap of America
May 4, 2001 by Auto Service World

SmarTire Systems Inc. of Richmond, B.C., announced that its tire monitoring products will help ensure optimal tire pressure and safety on the track and the road for the “Lapping Against Diabetes” Race Team competing in the 18th annual Michelin One

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PartSource Expansion to be Curtailed
May 3, 2001 by Auto Service World

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited will be curtailing the expansion of its PartSource chain in view of lackluster retail segment performance for the company.While some segments showed strong growth, the retail segment grew only 1.5% in the quarter. Canadian Tire chief

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Bridgestone Named GM Supplier of the Year
May 2, 2001 by Auto Service World

Bridgestone Corporation and its global family of companies including Bridgestone/Firestone Canada Inc. was named as General Motors Supplier of the Year for the sixth consecutive year for its superior performance in quality, service, technology and price. “Bridgestone, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. and

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PPG-Sponsors Seminar to Reduce Employee Turnover
May 2, 2001 by Auto Service World

Losing a skilled technician can cost a collision repair center $10,000 U.S. in lost productivity and the time and expense associated with searching for a new employee. To address this critical issue, PPG Industries has teamed with the Inter-Industry Conference

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Reflective Tape Prevents Crashes, NHTSA Study
May 1, 2001 by Auto Service World

A new study by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirms that the reflective tape now being required to make trailers on big trucks easier to see is effective in preventing crashes. The study estimates

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Nissan Launches Wholesale Parts Program
May 1, 2001 by Auto Service World

Nissan Canada has launched a wholesale parts program directed an independent installers.In its inaugural Keyline Wholesale Report, Nissan Canada says that it is including more than OE parts in its program, adding that Nissan dealers are offering a wide range

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B2B Vertical Markets Inc. invests in NET3F Inc.,
April 27, 2001 by Auto Service World

Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. announced today that B2B Vertical Markets Inc., a strategic alliance between Royal Bank of Canada and Mediagrif, is purchasing shares in NET3F Inc., an established company bringing B2B solutions to the automotive industry. B2B Vertical Markets

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AIA Golf Tournament Date Announced
April 27, 2001 by Auto Service World

Registrations are now being taken for the Automotive Industries Association of Canada Central Ontario Division 2001 Summer Classic Golf Tournament.The tournament, to raise funds for the Marion Roberts Scholarship Fund, is being held at the Springfield Golf & Country Club

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ArvinMeritor to Close Tennessee Plant
April 26, 2001 by Auto Service World

ArvinMeritor, Inc. has announced its decision to relocate its light vehicle aftermarket operations from Pulaski, Tenn. The company cited weakened conditions in the light vehicle aftermarket segment and a necessity to maximize cost synergies as the reason for the moving.

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TRW Selects Aftermarket E-Commerce Provider for Europe
April 26, 2001 by Auto Service World

Intershop Communications, Inc. has been selected by TRW’s automotive aftermarket business to take its sales and distribution channels online in eight European countries. As the chosen e-business platform, Intershop Enfinity provides a quickly deployable, high-performance, scalable and extensible foundation on

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StatsCan Puts Auto Parts Retailers Growth Near Top
April 25, 2001 by Auto Service World

Auto parts retailers were one of the bright lights in Statistics Canada’s February 2001 retail sales statistics.In the report sales by retailers of automotive parts, accessories and services advanced 2.4%, while higher prices for gasoline at the pump pushed sales