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NGK Plug Pro Winners
October 18, 2001 by Auto Service World

NGK Spark Plugs of Canada has announced the first batch of winners in its Plug Pro contest.Each received a $100 certificate toward NGK Store Catalog merchandise. The contest asks members of the NGK Plug Pro aftermarket trade program to answer

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Genuine Parts Quarter Down, Automotive Up
October 18, 2001 by Auto Service World

Genuine Parts Company, which operates UAP Inc. in Canada, reported sales and earnings for the third quarter were down slightly over last year, while automotive performance was up.Larry Prince, chairman of the board of directors, announced that sales totaling $2.1

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U.S. Battery Recycling Remains Strong
October 18, 2001 by Auto Service World

Motorists continue to return spent car batteries for recycling at a high rate, according to a report issued today by Battery Council International (BCI). The BCI 1995-1999 National Recycling Rate Study tracks the lead recycling rate from spent (or used)

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Three Canadians Among Best in Technician Competition
October 17, 2001 by Auto Service World

Three Canadians were among the "best of the best" in ACDelco’s Technician of the Millennium competition.After written and practical examinations, nine technicians were chosen from across North American to the international competition in Charlotte, N.C. Among the nine were Jeffery

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North American Suppliers Among Financial Leaders
October 15, 2001 by Auto Service World

A global management consulting firm says a number of North American automobile supplier companies have distinguished themselves by delivering leading financial performance in one of the world’s most competitive industries.A.T. Kearney, a division of EDS, conducted a global study that

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Shop Management System Announced by AllData
October 12, 2001 by Auto Service World

AllData has announced the release of service shop management system.The AllData ServiceCenter is described as an easy-to-use service management system that streamlines estimating, repair order writing and invoicing as well as tracking customers. According to the company, it has provision

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Advisory: Castrol Super Series Season End Award Banquet Info
October 12, 2001 by Auto Service World

The 2001 annual Castrol Super Series Awards banquet takes to a new venue to celebrate this year’s winners and recognize important contributions to Canada’s premier motorsport series.The banquet will be held on Saturday November 17th, 2001 in London, Ont.The event,

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DaimlerChrysler Taking Orders for “Grassroots” Competition Viper
October 11, 2001 by Auto Service World

DaimlerChrysler is now taking orders for its $100,000 U.S. "grassroots" 2003 Dodge Viper Competition Coupe.The Competition Coupe is not intended to replace the three-time Le Mans GTS Class-winning Viper GTS-R, but rather to be a grassroots-level race car based on

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Reman Show Shifts to the Web
October 10, 2001 by Auto Service World

The International Big R Show may not be happening in Dallas this year, but it’s coming right to your desktop. The Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association has announced that the show will presented on the web in a "virtual" format. The

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E-Learning Web Site Launched For Garage Management Training
October 4, 2001 by Auto Service World

An interactive, garage management website has been launched by Canadian industry consultant and columnist Bob Greenwood.Based on his long-standing Independent Garage Business Management Development Course, the web initiative is the first for a new company, called Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre

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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