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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

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North American Automakers at Crossroads, Market Share to Decline in Next Five Years
January 9, 2002 by Auto Service World

According to the results of a study by KPMG LLP, the professional services firm, automotive executives see a continued decline in market share for North American auto brands over the next five years. In a major global study of automotive

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Timken Canadian Distributors Get C$ Site
January 8, 2002 by Auto Service World

The Timken Company has announced the Canadian version of the Timken Store(SM) at PTplace.com. The announcement comes several months after the launch of the U.S. dollar Timken site. The addition of Canadian dollars capability to the U.S. English and U.S.

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Siemens VDO Officially Launched
January 7, 2002 by Auto Service World

Siemens management has announced the official launch of Siemens VDO Automotive Corp.The move marks the final step in the formation of the automotive electronics supplier’s United States operations. This now completes the company’s global transition to Siemens VDO Automotive, securing

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Glas-Aire Acquires Wonder Tool, Plans to Move It to Canada
December 28, 2001 by Auto Service World

Glas-Aire Industries Group Ltd. has acquired Wonder Tool Inc. and plans to move its operations to Canada. Wonder Tool, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyclo Manufacturing Company (“Cyclo”), manufactures and distributes a twin head orbital polisher known as the “Wonder

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Exide’s Canadian President Gets New Assignment
December 27, 2001 by Auto Service World

Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies has named Lorne R. Hilts as vice-president of Planning and Logistics for the company’s European Transportation related business. Hilts has been with Exide since 1988 and was instrumental in integrating and restructuring the Canadian operation when

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Pentair Completes Sale of Equipment Businesses
December 21, 2001 by Auto Service World

Pentair announced today it has completed the sale of Lincoln Industrial and Century Manufacturing.The wholly-owned Lincoln Industrial automated lubrication and materials dispensing business sale is to a company newly formed by The Jordan Company LLC of New York, N.Y. Pentair

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Convicted Drunk Drivers Must Now Prove They’re Sober Before Driving
December 21, 2001 by Auto Service World

Ontario will require convicted drunk drivers to install an ignition interlock, or “breathalyzer”, in their vehicle if they want to get back on the road.Julia Munro, parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Transportation announced the measure today on behalf of