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By-Pass Filter Gains Mack Truck Approval
December 19, 2001 by Auto Service World

PuraDyn Filter Technologies Inc has announced a joint venture with Mack Trucks Inc. to offer PuraDyn’s proprietary by-pass oil filtration systems as an aftermarket option through participating Mack truck dealers in the United States.“This strategic alliance will enable Mack Trucks

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Satellite Radio A Real Option in U.S.
December 19, 2001 by Auto Service World

U.S. Cadillac buyers have the option of equipping their 2002 models with a satellite radio set supplied by Delphi Automotive Systems.Delphi says that it is the first OEM manufacturer to install satellite-capable radios for an original equipment customer. Delphi satellite

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Windshield Dumping Investigation Underway
December 18, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) today announced the initiation of an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping of certain automotive laminated windshields for the automotive replacement market. The windshields originate in, or are exported from, the People’s Republic

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More Drunks, Fewer Crashes During December
December 18, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Traffic and Marine Safety Section of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say that its roadside spot check program has uncovered more alcohol related offenses, but that there were fewer collisions than last year.Statistics for the second week of the

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Spectra Premium Reports Strong Third Quarter
December 18, 2001 by Auto Service World

Spectra Premium Industries Inc. of Boucherville, Que., maker of fuel tanks, heat transfer products and other parts for the North American automobile, light-truck and heavy duty truck aftermarket parts, has announced a increase in third quarter results over last year.The

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Bridgestone/Firestone Pumps $36 Million into Quebec Tire Plant
December 17, 2001 by Auto Service World

Bridgeston/Firestone Canada, has announced that it is pumping an additional $36 million into its Joliette, Que. facility to acquire new equipment for various production lines. The project, which is receiving $2.5 million in financial support from Investissement Quebec, is presently

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Changes Won’t Give Newfoundland No-Fault Insurance, Lawyer Group Agrees
December 14, 2001 by Auto Service World

A group of Newfoundland personal injury lawyers has agreed that changes to the automobile insurance rules in that province will not result in a de facto no-fault system.The insurance industry is applauding the long overdue clarification by a coalition representing

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High Voltage Changes In Store for Industry
December 14, 2001 by Auto Service World

Higher voltage systems will be found on nearly 10 million to 13 million vehicles globally within the next ten years, and will drive increased use of plastics.According to Emerging Developments In Automotive 42-Volt Systems, a new study by BRG Townsend,

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Canadian Cars Figure Prominently in Calendar
December 13, 2001 by Auto Service World

Snap-on’s annual car calendar features a record number of Canadian-owned vehicles.Of 84 vehicles featured in the 2002 Snapshots calendar, 11 are owned by Canadian Snap-on customers. This is the highest number of Canadian vehicles chosen to be featured in Snapshots

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Ontario Workplace Safety Board Sets 2002 Premium
December 13, 2001 by Auto Service World

The Workplace Safety Insurance Board has annouced its rates for 2002.The WSIB board of directors set the average premium rate or 2002 at $2.13 for every $100 for insurable earnings. This means that (on average) Ontario employers will be paying

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Anti-Rust Device Yanked from Market by Competition Bureau
December 13, 2001 by Auto Service World

Canadian consumers will no longer be misled by false claims about an electronic anticorrosion device known as Total Protection. The Competition Bureau filed a consent order with the Competition Tribunal against the marketing practices of Antirouilles Electroniques TP, Garantie Express

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Independent Distributors Limited Joins Bestbuy Distributors
December 11, 2001 by Auto Service World

Independent Distributors Limited has joined forces with Bestbuy Distributors.In an announcement today, Independent Distributors Limited (IDL) president John Brunelle said that the Western Canada buying group has become a shareholder of Bestbuy. The arrangement will see IDL’s 32 members become