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Tool Tax Legislation For Apprentice Technicians To Be Tabled This Fall
June 13, 2001 by Auto Service World

Legislation is to be tabled this fall which will provide apprentice technicians with a degree of tax relief against their tool purchases.The move, confirmed by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA), says that The Minister of Finance and the

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Integration Standard Will Eliminate “Walk of Death”
June 1, 2001 by Auto Service World

The i-Shop integrated environment will eliminate the "walk of death" and revolutionize the way that vehicle service will be performed for the customers, delegates at the Automotive Industries Association of Canada convention were told today in Penticton, B.C.The i-Shop standards

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Acklands-Grainger Chairman Receives Automotive Industry Association’s Highest Award
May 31, 2001 by Auto Service World

Doug Cumming, chairman of Acklands-Grainger, was named the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, the highest award the Automotive Industries Association of Canada today in Penticton, B.C.He was presented to award today for his outstanding service to the automotive aftermarket

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Industry Group Unveils Brake Test Procedure
May 29, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Brake Manufacturers Council unveiled its new test procedure and industry guideline recommendations for automotive aftermarket brake materials.“BEEP (Brake Effectiveness Evaluation Procedure) is the culmination of a decade-long effort with the guideline objective that aftermarket brake materials meet the same

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CHICAGO RAWHIDE EXPANDS HEAVY DUTY SALES COVERAGE IN CANADA
May 29, 2001 by Auto Service World

Chicago Rawhide announces a new long-term sales representation agreement for its heavy-duty bearing and seal aftermarket business in Canada. CR has selected a newly created division of Specialty Sales & Marketing, a sales agency based in Mississauga, Ontario. Bruce Hipkiss,

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CCI Triad Redefines Market Strategy
May 28, 2001 by Auto Service World

CCI Triad has announced a strategy to focus on core products, services and capabilities as it positions for growth, a change that will mean a rethinking the way it goes to market.CCI Triad has recently undertaken an extensive market and

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ACDelco Announces Enhanced Installer Support Program
May 11, 2001 by Auto Service World

Installers can now receive more benefits through the ACDelco Total Service Support Program.The new additions to the program include ADT security discounts, the ability to automatically earn points for ACDelco’s Exclusively Yours rewards program with the purchase of parts, and

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Uni-Select Quarter Up, Canadian Automotive Down
May 8, 2001 by Auto Service World

Uni-Select released its results for the first quarter of 2001, revealing a 1% increase in earnings, despite a slight drop in its Canadian Automotive business.For the quarter ended March 31, Uni-Select’s net earnings have increased by 1% to $2,244,000 or

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Midtronics Buys Rapid Charging Technology From Exide
May 8, 2001 by Auto Service World

Midtronics, Inc., has acquired the technology assets related to the QuickSmart Battery Tester/Charger from Exide Technologies. The QuickSmart technology, developed by Exide Technologies and introduced in November 1998, provides a means of rapidly charging and testing a lead-acid battery. The

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Filter Market Set to Expand, Says Study
May 7, 2001 by Auto Service World

The potential aftermarket for automotive filters is set to expand, as the North American vehicle population and average number of miles driven per year continues to rise. According to new analysis by Frost & Sullivan, “North American Automotive Filter Aftermarket,”

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B.C. Firm to Supply Tire Monitoring for Lap of America
May 4, 2001 by Auto Service World

SmarTire Systems Inc. of Richmond, B.C., announced that its tire monitoring products will help ensure optimal tire pressure and safety on the track and the road for the “Lapping Against Diabetes” Race Team competing in the 18th annual Michelin One

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PartSource Expansion to be Curtailed
May 3, 2001 by Auto Service World

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited will be curtailing the expansion of its PartSource chain in view of lackluster retail segment performance for the company.While some segments showed strong growth, the retail segment grew only 1.5% in the quarter. Canadian Tire chief