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ASE Spring Test Registrations
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

Spring Test Registration Deadline is March 30. Registration booklets for the Parts Specialist, Automotive Technician and other certification exams are available from the Institute for Automotive Service Excellence at www.asecert.org downloads section, or call 1-877-ASE-TECH.

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Edelbrock Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Russell Industries, DBA Russell Performance Products Inc.
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

Russell, based in Daytona Beach, Fla., was started in 1973 and is known as a leading manufacturer of performance plumbing and brake lines, whose products include street legal brake lines, oil lines, brake rotors, fuel lines and filters. Russell distributes

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Federal-Mogul Launches Automotive Aftermarket Promotion
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Corporation has announced the largest automotive replacement-parts promotional program in the company’s 102-year history. The program consists of several innovative brand-specific campaigns targeted at more than 150,000 automotive aftermarket business locations and millions of repair technicians, vehicle owners, automotive

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Honeywell shareowners have approved its proposed merger with General Electric
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

The company said approximately 74% of Honeywell’s outstanding shares were voted in favor of the GE merger. The shares voted in favor represent approximately 98% of the votes cast. Completion of the merger, which the companies expect to occur in

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Auto Value Adds Northern Ontario Shareholder
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Automotive Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has added Maslack Supply Ltd. as its new shareholder in Northern Ontario. The organization, which operates half a dozen branches in addition to its head office operations in Sudbury, Ont., will share the Ontario

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Chrysler jacks prices on crash parts
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

DaimlerChrysler Canada has significantly raised the prices of many of their collision repair parts, reports the Hamilton District Autobody Repair Association (HARA).According to a HARA news release, some parts have increased by more than 400 per cent. An example is

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Midas, Inc.,has acquired computer software maker Progressive Automotive Systems of Houston, Texas
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

Progressive Automotive’s R. O. Writer computer software system is an Internet-based, point-of-sale software that integrates estimating and sales processes, service parts catalog data, vehicle maintenance schedules, labor charges and technicians’ compensation. “This software has set a high standard at point-of-sale

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ACDelco Technician of the Millennium
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

ACDelco has announced the Technician of the Millennium II Contest. Open only to ACDelco Total Service Support Program Member Technicians, Ts North American contest allows all Member technicians the opportunity to demonstrate their skills with the chance to become the

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO THE CANADIAN COLLISION REPAIR INDUSTRY
March 20, 2001 by Auto Service World

I-CAR TRAINING…ALIVE AND WELL IN CANADA! As you may or may not be aware, I-CAR recently restructured operations in Canada to ensure that I-CAR training will continue in Canada. This letter will serve to clarify some of the confusion that

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Former shop owner killed while on vacation in Mexican
December 30, 1899 by CARS Magazine

67-year-old Robin Wood was the former owner of Beddis Road Garage on British Columbia’s Salt Spring Island. He was killed during a robbery at the holiday home of a friend in Melaque, Mexico.