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Federal-Mogul Seeks Protection Against Asbestos Claims
October 1, 2001 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has filed for Chapter 11 protection in order to separate the ongoing asbestos liability claims from the company’s operations.The company and its United States subsidiaries have voluntarily filed for financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the U.S Bankruptcy

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Uni-Select and Acklands-Grainger Join Forces
October 1, 2001 by Auto Service World

Uni-Select, Canada’s second largest distributor of automotive and heavy-duty replacement parts, and Acklands-Grainger, Canada’s leading distributor of industrial, fleet and safety supply products, have announced that they will combine Uni-Select’s Western division and Acklands-Grainger’s automotive aftermarket division, operating as Bumper

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Mitchell Finalizes Purchase of Ensera
September 24, 2001 by Auto Service World

Mitchell International has announced that it has finalized its purchase of Ensera Inc., a supplier of communications and workflow process software."Uniting Ensera with Mitchell International further expands our ability to provide our customers with the most advanced, flexible and innovative

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Las Vegas Aftermarket Shows Will Go Ahead, say Organizers
September 21, 2001 by Auto Service World

Aftermarket shows are to go ahead as planned in Las Vegas, show managers have confirmed.Show managers from Comdex, Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Fun Expo and Amusement Music Operators Association (AMOA) confirmed with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

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Lighting System Looks Around Corners
September 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

Lighting technology company Valeo has announced details of its first production contracts to supply intelligent headlight systems that significantly improve the illumination of road curves by directional control of vehicle headlamp beams.The intelligent lighting system, presented at the 59th IAA

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Federal-Mogul Appoints New Head of Worldwide Aftermarket
September 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has appointed former Cooper Automotive vice-president Joseph Felicelli to the new position of senior vice president, worldwide aftermarket operations. The announcement was made by Chip McClure, president and chief operating officer. Felicelli will report to McClure.Felicelli will be

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B.C. Targets Child Seat Safety
September 19, 2001 by Auto Service World

The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) and Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) have announced a joint program aimed at enhancing the safety of children while riding in cars, vans and trucks. The Child Passenger Safety Program will offer parents

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New Wheel Tightening System Reduces Variability
September 19, 2001 by Auto Service World

Ingersoll-Rand Company has announced that its Tool and Hoist business unit has introduced a fastening system that significantly reduces variability in the tire- changing and repair process. The IntelliTorque System, which uses proprietary software, enables tire retailers to input the

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Association Announces Scholarship Winners
September 10, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Industries Association of Canada has announced the 2001 winners of the AIA/Marion Roberts Scholarship Awards.The Scholarship Awards were developed to provide assistance to children of employees of AIA member companies and are named in honor of Marion Roberts,

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Canadian Catalytic Converter Supplier Strikes Deal for Mexican Market
September 5, 2001 by Auto Service World

ESW Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc., has entered into an agreement to sell its products into Mexico.The distribution agreement, with Nissho Iwai Canada Ltd. pertains to the sales and distribution of ESW’s Enviro-Cat gas

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Tenneco Pothole Radio Ad a Hit
September 5, 2001 by Auto Service World

A radio ad for Tenneco Automotive’s Monroe Reflex and Monroe Sensa-Trac shocks won Best of Show honors from the American Advertising Federation at its annual ADDY Awards, held this summer in Cleveland, Ohio. The award-winning radio ad promoted the fall

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Association Welcomes Back Former PR Manager
August 31, 2001 by Auto Service World

Denise Faguy has returned to Automotive Industries Association of Canada as manager, public relations.Faguy held the post for several years previously before leaving about two years ago. Faguy will be working with AIA through a work contract with the firm