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Tires are Auto Shows’ Unsung Heroes, Says Goodyear
December 30, 2002 by Auto Service World

The wild tire designs evident on concept cars on display at autoshows, but are an important part of the look, says Bill Egan, head of tire design at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.“Like the vehicles they’re on, concept tire

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Concepts Rolling on Michelins, says Tire Maker
December 26, 2002 by Auto Service World

According to tire manufacturer Michelin, many key concept vehicles, sports cars, trucks and fuel-cell vehicles alike at the upcoming North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will be fitted with Michelin brand and BFGoodrich brand tires from Michelin. More than 15

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U.S. Law Firm Continues Push for Additional Actions Against Bridgestone/Firestone
December 23, 2002 by Auto Service World

A California law firm says evidence is mounting against Bridgestone/Firestone over problems with its Steeltex tires.The law firm says that reports of tire failures continue to pour in to both itself and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).Lisoni &

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Ontario Announces Opening of Ignition Interlock Installation Centres
December 20, 2002 by Auto Service World

Transportation Minister Norm Sterling will officially launch the province’s newest weapon in the fight against impaired driving.On Monday, December 23, with the full implementation of Ontario’s new Ignition Interlock program, Sterling will launch the new program by opening an ignition

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Newfoundland Insurance Reform Hits Opposition
December 20, 2002 by Auto Service World

Newfoundland’s auto insurance reform legislation introduced by government will not create a better insurance climate for consumers in the province, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada.While many of the details are still unknown, it is clear the bill does

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Expanded Distribution Centre To Enhance Freudenberg-NOK Supply
December 19, 2002 by Auto Service World

Freudenberg-NOK, suppliers of the Corteco gasket brand, celebrated the opening of its 140,000-square-foot expansion at its Milan, Ohio, distribution centre, representing a near doubling in size of the facility.Designed to accommodate the group’s aggressive growth schedule, the $8.2 million U.S.

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Ratings Firm Predicts Important Year for Automotive Industry in 2003
December 19, 2002 by Auto Service World

Led by the U.S. decline in automotive sales, economic precitor Fitch Ratings anticipates that 2003 will be one of the most important years in recent North American automotive history. Fitch anticipates that domestic automakers will continue to focus much of

Present for the charitable contribution were (l-r) Ken Coulter, Shad's R&R, Bryan Lauder and Harvey Presement, World Automotive, and John Vanstone, Shad's R&R.
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Charity Starts At Home in Holiday Season for Warehouse Operation
December 18, 2002 by Auto Service World

World Automotive, a warehousing operation in Toronto, Ont., has once again made its challenge to the aftermarket to make charitable contributions in lieu of holiday gift giving.Harvey Presement, sales manager, commented that World Automotive started the practice of making a

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Boyd Group Initiates "Trust Fund"
December 18, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Boyd Group Inc. of Winnipeg, Man., which operates a number of collision repair-related businesses in Canada and the U.S., announced today that its board of directors has unanimously approved the reorganization of its capital and the creation of an

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Ford To Use New Catalytic Converter on 2004 Vehicle
December 18, 2002 by Auto Service World

Ford will be employing a new type of catalytic converter on a 2004 vehicleCatalytic Solutions Inc. (CSI) has been awarded a program to supply catalysts to Ford Motor Company for a 2004 1/2 model U.S. vehicle. Catalytic Solutions has developed

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Industrial Gases Manufacturer Launches Expanded Distribution
December 17, 2002 by Auto Service World

BOC Gases has launched the Gas Source distributor program to supply and service a wider range of Canadian customers with BOC gas products, related equipment and supplies. The Gas Source program targets BOC’s existing network of partners as well as

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Hamilton Transit Commits to Natural Gas Engines
December 16, 2002 by Auto Service World

Cummins Westport Inc. a joint venture of Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Indiana, and Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver announced today that the City of Hamilton, Ont., has placed the first order in Canada for the C Gas Plus natural gas