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Ford Looking to Unload Non-Car Assets
January 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

Ford Motor Company is evaluating the sale or partial disposition of non-core business, including the company which purchased two Canadian automotive recycling operations.Kwik-Fit is tops on the list. This European maintenance and light repair business was purchased was purchased by

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Rol Manufacturing’s Desmond Beckles Succumbs to Leukemia Complications
January 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

Long time ROL Manufacturing of Canada Ltd. employee Desmond Beckles, 55, died January 6th due to complications arising from his 15-month battle with Leukemia. Starting with ROL in March of 1981, Beckles held many sales positions and was manager of

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Supplier Competence Paramount In Downturn, Says CEO
January 15, 2002 by Auto Service World

John F. Fiedler, BorgWarner chairman and CEO, says that the economic downturn puts the emphasis on competence and R&D when selecting suppliers.Speaking at the Automotive News World Congress he noted that BorgWarner has been able to stay profitable and increase

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Ontario Pledges $5 million for Skilled Trades, Automotive Training Nets $250,000
January 14, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Ontario Government has announced $5 million to build and develop apprenticeship training programs in nearly three dozen fields, with automotive-related programs getting $250,000. The Ontario Government will make the contributions through the Apprenticeship Innovation Fund to improve classroom training

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Online Estimating Training Proven Successful
January 14, 2002 by Auto Service World

Training bodyshop managers and insurance claims adjusters has proven to be a successful approach, according to software provider Mitchell International.Mitchell University, as the company’s online resource is referred to, offers training in a variety of areas including management, estimating, parts

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Master Parts Fuel Pumps NASCAR Licensed
January 11, 2002 by Auto Service World

Master Parts division of UIS has announced that it has an exclusive agreement to NASCAR licensing in the fuel pump aftermarket. "The NASCAR licensing is a reflection of Master quality among the myriad brands in the aftermarket industry, " said

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Ford Using Ice to Clean Assemblies
January 10, 2002 by Auto Service World

Ford has installed a system that uses ice to clean and deburr engine and transmission components.The system, from Universal Ice Blast Inc. has been installed at the Ford Sharonville plant in Ohio. The new Gear Cleaning station will undergo tests

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Ontario Aftermarket Forum Scheduled for February
January 10, 2002 by Auto Service World

A forum designed to enlighten automotive parts wholesalers about the needs of the independent service provider has been scheduled for late February.The Forum, which will include a panel of garage owners, has been scheduled for Thursday February 21 at 6:30

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Competition Bureau Gives Go Ahead for Uni-Select and Acklands-Grainger Joint Venture
January 10, 2002 by Auto Service World

Uni-Select and Acklands-Grainger have received word from the Competition Bureau that it will not initiate any action under the Competition Act with respect to their joint venture in the Western Canada.Uni-Select, Canada’s second largest distributor of automotive and heavy-duty replacement

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Canadian Tire Holiday Sales Very Strong, Double Digit Growth in Automotive
January 9, 2002 by Auto Service World

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited announced that holiday sales exceeded expectations during the key December selling season, including double-digit sales growth in automotive and several other core retail categories. Commenting on the holiday period, Wayne Sales, president and CEO, noted: “We

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And they say lightning never strikes twice . . .
January 9, 2002 by Auto Service World

Having one’s car stolen once is bad enough, but when it happens twice in one month it makes you wonder. But that’s what happened when Florida native Byron Cohen’s first Corvette which was stolen four weeks ago and then its

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Mitchell 1 Introduces Latest Repair and Estimating Database
January 9, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Mitchell 1 OnDemand5 repair and estimating information database and offers the automotive aftermarket the most comprehensive coverage for domestic and import cars and light trucks available today, according to the company.OnDemand5 Repair and OnDemand5 Estimating are available in print