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New NAPA Programs Could Build Retail Sales 25%; 123 Stores to be Converted in 2002
February 1, 2002 by Andrew Ross, Jobber News

Image and training programs and brands to be introduced as part of the NAPA rebranding of the UAP organization are expected to increase retail sales by as much as 25% says vice-president marketing, auto parts division, Simon Weller.“This operation is

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Spectre Launch e-Commerce Agreement in Canada
January 31, 2002 by Auto Service World

Spectre Industries, Inc. has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with DST MacDonald of Valencia, Calif., to distribute its parts procurement program.The basis of the agreement is that Spectre’s wholly-owned subsidiary Grant Automotive Group and DST MacDonald are launching Turbospark,

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Tenneco Reports Firm Quarter; Aftermarket Changes Showing Results
January 31, 2002 by Auto Service World

Tenneco Automotive has announced that its fourth quarter 2001 performance improved versus the same period one year earlier. Before restructuring charges and other items, the company’s EBIT and EBITDA performance grew 42% and 20%, respectively, on 10% lower revenues, resulting

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Slim Majority of British Drivers Support Speed Limiters
January 30, 2002 by Auto Service World

Just over half of British drivers survey would approve of the compulsory fitting of speed limiters on all new cars to ensure they cannot speed on any given road or motorway, according to a survey.The survey, commissioned by jamjar.com, Direct

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Ride Control Manufacturer Selects Enterprise Software Provider
January 30, 2002 by Auto Service World

IFS has signed a contract with KYB Manufacturing North America of Franklin, Ind., to provide IFS Applications business software and services.IFS Applications, which is based on web and portal technology, offers enterprise application components used in manufacturing, supply chain management,

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Group Says Street Racing Film Unsafe at Any Speed
January 29, 2002 by Auto Service World

Responding to the recent video release of “The Fast and the Furious,” a U.S. driver training chain wants a new rating system placed on films.“The Fast and the Furious,” Universal Studios movie, was introduced last summer to some negative publicity

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BMW 6-Speed Automatic Uses BorgWarner Friction
January 28, 2002 by Auto Service World

The world’s first 6-speed automatic transmission for cars uses exclusively BorgWarner wet friction clutch plates.The 6HP26, developed by ZF for the 2002 BMW 7 series, uses the wet friction clutch plates to enhance the transmission’s “feel” and shift quality. BorgWarner

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U.S. News: Dealer Auto Parts E-Commerce Site Announced
January 28, 2002 by Auto Service World

E-commerce provider Parts.com, Inc. has announced a new parts venture.“New Parts.com” includes some 70,000 parts, equipment and supplies items from 813 manufacturers and was announced at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention in New Orleans. The site is designed to

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First Quebec Technicians Gain Ford Master Technician Status
January 25, 2002 by Auto Service World

Two employees at Chomedey Ford in Ville de Laval, Quebec, were named “Master Technicians” today, becoming the first technicians in the province to hold this title. Becoming a Master Technician requires hundreds of hours of training culminating in a demanding

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Mitsubishi to Enter Canada On Schedule in 2003
January 24, 2002 by Auto Service World

Mitsubishi Motors has confirmed its plans to bring it’s product line into the Canadian market next year. The plan, which was announced last year, had recently been questioned by some in light of current market conditions.Eexecutives confirmed today that the

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Telematics System Connects Car Owners to Dealer at the Touch of a Button
January 24, 2002 by Auto Service World

ATX Technologies, Inc., a telematics service provider to the automotive industry, has announced a service that connects motorists with their preferred dealer service center at the press of a button.With the system, care owners need only press a button in

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Automotive Suppliers Mull Impact of Kmart Bankruptcy Filing
January 23, 2002 by Auto Service World

The impact of U.S.-based retail chain Kmart’s Chapter 11 filing is still being analyzed, but some suppliers are already making statements on what they expect.Lancaster Colony Corporation announced today that its accounts receivable with Kmart Corporation total approximately $14 million