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U.S. News: AutoZone to Release Year-End Results
September 24, 2002 by Auto Service World

AutoZone will release results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year end that ends August 31, 2002, before the market opens on tomorrow, Wednesday, September 25, 2002. Steve Odland, Chairman, president, and CEO, will host a one hour conference call

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Midas Provides Outlook on Fiscal Third Quarter 2002 Results
September 23, 2002 by Auto Service World

Midas, Inc. has announced that it expects to post a modest loss for the third quarter ending Sept. 28, 2002, and that revenues are estimated to be approximately flat with last year’s third quarter.In the third quarter of 2001, Midas

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University of Windsor Receives $11 Million for Research from DaimlerChrysler
September 23, 2002 by Auto Service World

The University of Windsor/DaimlerChrysler Canada Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) will receive additional $11-million investment DaimlerChrysler Canada chairman, president and CEO, Ed Brust announced today.The investment will create additional infrastructure at the ARDC’s Automotive Coatings Research Facility, already among

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Dana Driveshaft Facility Earns Canadian Quality Award
September 20, 2002 by Auto Service World

Dana Corporation’s Spicer Driveshaft Canada facility in Magog, Que., has, received the National Quality Institute (NQI) Canada Quality Award of Excellence. It is the third Dana facility to receive the award in the last two years, only the second time

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Bosch, Audi, and Volkswagen Share Top Innovation Awards At Automechanika
September 19, 2002 by Auto Service World

Robert Bosch, Audi, and Volkswagen have all been honored with the Innovation Prizes at Automechanika, Europe’s largest all-segment automotive industry show and one of the largest of its kind in the world.The Automechanika Innovation Prize was presented to Robert Bosch

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Canadian Automotive Aftermarket Association Announces Scholarship Winners
September 18, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada has announced the winners of the Marion Roberts Scholarship Awards.More than 60 young adults will be furthering their education with a little help from scholarship fund, which is designed to assist students pursuing a

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U.S. News: Technicians Planned To Spend $2,500 U.S. Each On Tools This Year
September 18, 2002 by Auto Service World

Almost a third of U.S. automotive technicians planned to spend more than $2,500 in tool and equipment purchases in 2002, according to the third Tool & Equipment Purchasing Trends Survey, published by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).More than 700

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Busses Fueled by Alternative Blend To Be Tested in California
September 18, 2002 by Auto Service World

Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins Inc. and Vancouver-based Westport Innovations Inc., announced today that it has partnered with SunLine Transit Agency of Thousand Palms, Calif., to field test two transit buses fueled by a blend of hydrogen

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Federal-Mogul Takes Its Show on the Road, Hits European Aftermarket Show
September 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation hopes to raise its profile with a major presence at the at the Automechanika 2002 automotive aftermarket trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, with several new product lines on display. Federal-Mogul is placing major emphasis on its European “power

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42-Volt Battery Fits In Standard Footprint
September 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

A 42-volt lithium battery has been delivered for pilot testing that is comparable to lead-acid longevity and performance, and fits into a standard battery casing.The battery, produced by Lithium Technology Corporation, a pilot line stage rechargeable lithium battery manufacturer, produced

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Collision Estimating Guides Now Online
September 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

Motor’s Guide to Estimating is now available online, along with related information to help collision repair facilities.In addition to the estimating pages, CCC Information Services Inc. has announced the online availability of a web-based training tool, Understanding the Motor Guides.

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Lund Sells Smittybilt and Trailmaster to Management Run Group
September 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

Lund International Holdings, Inc. announces the sale of its discontinued businesses to Smittybilt Automotive Group, Inc., effective September 12, 2002. On October 2, 2001, Lund International announced its intention to divest its Smittybilt, Inc. tubular steel business and its Trailmaster