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Canadians Among Global Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Recipients
July 12, 2001 by Auto Service World

A total of 132 students will receive the annual Global Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship in 2001, including 20 Canadian students from schools across the country.The Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship us funded through proceeds from the annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium.

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Research Firm Honors Dayco for Aftermarket Tensioners
July 9, 2001 by Auto Service World

Market research firm Frost & Sullivan has awarded Dayco Products LLC, a division of Mark IV Industries Inc., the 2001 Market Engineering Aftermarket Product Innovation Award for successfully introducing belt tensioners to the aftermarket.Dayco’s market leading position is rooted in

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Exide Delays Conversion of Maple, Ont., Plant
July 9, 2001 by Auto Service World

Exide Technologies today announced plans to defer the start of full production at its Maple, Ontario, manufacturing facility from October 2001 to the first quarter of 2002. The Maple facility is being converted from automotive battery production to an industrial

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U.S. Analyst Claims NHTSA Tracking Phantom Firestone Failures
July 5, 2001 by Auto Service World

An acclaimed U.S. automotive industry analyst has reported finding an error in the U.S. National Highway Traffic Administration’s database that produces records of Firestone tire failures where there was none.Ed Wallace, host of a weekly radio show and a contributor

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European Regulators Block GE’s Acquisition of Honeywell
July 4, 2001 by Auto Service World

European regulators have given the cold shoulder to the acquisition by General Electric Co. of Honeywell Inc., whose aftermarket brands include Prestone, Fram and Autolite.The European Commission has decided to prohibit the proposed following an investigation into the markets for

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Nasdaq Moves to Delist Universal Automotive
July 4, 2001 by Auto Service World

Universal Automotive Industries, Inc., the manufacturer and distributor of brake parts for the automotive aftermarket, has announced that the Nasdaq stock exchange intends to delist its stock.On June 29, 2001 the company received notification from Nasdaq that it did not

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SPX Announces Head Office Move
July 3, 2001 by Auto Service World

SPX Corporation has advised its headquarter employees that it will relocate its corporate office within the next 12 months. Commenting on today’s announcement, John B. Blystone, chairman, president and CEO of SPX Corporation said, “Muskegon has been a great home

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Cooper Tire Purchases Hercules Retread Assets
July 3, 2001 by Auto Service World

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has finalized the purchase of certain assets of the Hercules’ retread operations. Those assets, including inventories, are being acquired for less than $8.5 million U.S., as originally reported. Cooper will use these assets to foster

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B.C. Firm Supports NHTSA Tire Safety Studies
June 29, 2001 by Auto Service World

SmarTire Systems Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has confirmed that it is supporting the various task forces that are formulating a new tire safety standard.Standards are being developed through a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Recommended Practice Document for tire monitoring

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Motion Industries Names New National Manager
June 28, 2001 by Auto Service World

Genuine Parts Company subsidiary Motion Industries, distributor of bearings; mechanical, electrical, and fluid power transmission replacement parts; and hose products, has promoted David Tallant to the position of national manager for linear motion control products. “With this promotion, we are

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Company Decides to Keep Reman Engine Business
June 26, 2001 by Auto Service World

Aftermarket Technology Corp. (ATC) today announced that it will be keeping its engine remanufacturing after all.The company said that it’s restructuring initiatives were so successful that the business has been returned to profitability and, as a result, the company has

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Mechanics Speed Repair With Wearable Computer
June 25, 2001 by Auto Service World

Mechanics at an ambulance company in the U.S. reduced repair and maintenance time on their ambulance fleet by nearly 70% using a prototype wearable computer system and voice activated software.The computer, from Microvision Nomad Personal Display System, and voice-activated graphic