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Mitchell Names New Top Canadian Executive
March 4, 2003 by Auto Service World

Mitchell International has announced that Mike Jerry has been promoted to vice-president and general manager of Canadian Operations.In this new role, Jerry will be responsible for overseeing all functions within Mitchell’s Canadian business effort. This new job is intended to

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Feeble U.S. Car Sales Prompt Parts Maker Stock Downgrade
March 4, 2003 by Auto Service World

Weak sales figures for carmakers, which exacted a heavy toll on the Big Three on Monday, prompted a pre-market downgrade from Deutsche Bank. Analyst Rod Lache lowered his assessment of Dow component General Motors, Ford, and auto parts makers Delphi

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Hang On Tight: Aftermarket’s Future Speeding Up
March 3, 2003 by Auto Service World

The automotive industry’s future will be fast, fun and scary, according to Dr. David Cole, president of the Center for Automotive Research. Cole will discuss the industry’s future at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) on Thursday, May 8, at

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Sale of TRW Automotive Completed
March 3, 2003 by Auto Service World

Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed the $4.7 billion U.S. sale of TRW Automotive to affiliates of investment firm The Blackstone Group. The consideration included approximately $3.9 billion U.S. in the form of cash and debt retained by TRW Automotive, a

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GM Canada, Quebec Government and SGF Work Toward Stronger Quebec Supplier Base
February 28, 2003 by Auto Service World

General Motors of Canada, the Government of Qubec and the Socit gnrale de financement du Qubec (SGF) signed an agreement today that lays the foundation to develop the Qubec automotive supplier base and leverage the strategic advantage that Qubec enjoys

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Bridgestone/Firestone Launches Drive a Dream Sweepstakes
February 27, 2003 by Auto Service World

What’s better than riding in your own 2003 Ferrari Modena?Riding in one that you didn’t buy. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC will soon give customers the chance to win the vehicles of their dreams in the nationwide Drive a Dream

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Hankook Tire and Michelin Form Partnership
February 26, 2003 by Auto Service World

Hankook Tire and the Michelin Group have entered into a partnership agreement covering several aspects of tire manufacturing and distribution.This agreement, signed in Seoul, Korea, by Hankook Tire president Choong Hwan Cho and Michelin Asia-Pacific president Jean-Marc Franois, allows the

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Tension Builds as Goodyear Canada Launches Communication Effort
February 25, 2003 by Auto Service World

Goodyear Canada’s Engineered Products Division–specifically the Canadian team of people dedicated to automotive and truck aftermarket products including belts, belt tensioners, hose and air springs–today announced the launch of a full-scale marketing communications initiative for Canadian installers, distributors and consumers.“Goodyear

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Federal-Mogul Canada Settles in to New Location
February 24, 2003 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Canada has announced that it has completed its move to a new location.The new Canadian Regional Distribution Center and Sales Office is an 85,000-square-foot facility and is in reasonably close proximity to its former location in Concord, Ont.Located at

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Solid Job Growth Projected For Canada
February 24, 2003 by Auto Service World

Canadian employers are anticipating the strongest second quarter hiring climate in two years.That is the finding of the latest Employment Outlook Survey just released by Manpower. According to the survey of employer intentions for the April-June period, 31 per cent

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Hydraulic Hybrid Truck Drive Launched; Improves Economy, Power
February 20, 2003 by Auto Service World

Permo-Drive Technologies has developed a compact version of its recently introduced hybrid hydraulic drive system that promises to improve the fuel-economy of medium-duty commercial vehicles by 30 percent or more. The new design is 300 pounds lighter and significantly smaller

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U.S. News: Exide and Parts Plus to Supply Goodyear Service Centers
February 19, 2003 by Auto Service World

Exide Technologies, through an alliance with Parts Plus stores will begin supplying batteries to Goodyear Service Centers in the U.S. Exide is a global leader in stored electrical- energy solutions. Parts Plus is one of the largest automotive aftermarket program