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MERA adds three new members

Mascot Truck Parts, SKC Karbon and WAIglobal have joined the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA). Mascot Truck Parts is based in Indiana. The company remanufactures transmissions, differentials, steering gears and pumps for heavy-duty vehicles. SKC Karbon is located in Turkey, and produced remanufactured rotating electrical components. WAIglobal is based in Pennsylvania, and remanufactures voltage regulators, rectifiers, ...

CDTi amends loan agreements

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., a leader in advanced emission control technology, announced it has amended all loan agreements with Kanis S.A. to extend the maturity dates to Oct. 1, 2016. In addition, the $3 million Convertible Note is no longer callable by the lender. According to Chris Harris, CDTi president and CEO, “Amending and extending ...

Retread Tire Association adds members

The following companies are the newest members of the Retread Tire Association (RTA): Best One Retreading of Indianapolis, Indianapolis; Daeho Industry Company, Ltd., Korea; Kelsey Tire, Camdenton, Mo.; Les Equipments Qué-mont, Inc., Canada; Mai Italia SRL, Italy; SOS Tire & Auto, Garden City, Ga. “We continue to be very ...

Associated Equipment tool nabs award

Associated Equipment Corporation has won the PTEN Innovation Award People’s Choice 2014 for the Model 12-1017 ATEC Cordless Under Hood Work Light. The Model 12-1017 ATEC Cordless Under Hood Work Light utilizes the latest super bright SMD light technology to provide 400-500 lumen brightness for up to 2.5 hours ...

Don’t forget to update your Buyers’ Guide listings

Now is the time. We're in November, and the Truck Parts & Service Buyers' Guide print edition is right around the corner. As such, we would  like to invite all current suppliers with product listings in our virtual Buyers' Guide, or suppliers interested in joining the Buyers’ Guide, to check our Buyers’ ...

Registration open for University of the Aftermarket program

The University of the Aftermarket, an operating unit of Northwood University, is now registering aftermarket industry professionals for 11 online courses that will begin January 12 and March 16. The extensive offering of online courses enables industry professionals to earn continuing education units (CEUs) that can be applied toward ...

Baer promoted at VIPAR Heavy Duty

VIPAR Heavy Duty has announced the promotion of Chris Baer to the position of executive vice president. President Steve Crowley recently made the announcement during the organization’s annual conference in Marco Island, Fla. Baer joined VIPAR Heavy Duty in January of 2002 as director of program management and in November ...

Dorman holding ‘tech of the month’ contest

Dorman Products is currently holding a Service technician and Counterperson of the Month contest on its website. The contest comes just days after Dorman’s announcement that it is holding a technician video training contest where technicians can send the company helpful service videos for prizes and the opportunity to ...

Photos from VIPAR Heavy Duty’s annual meeting

I just returned to the office after two wonderful days on the beach at VIPAR Heavy Duty's annual meeting in Marco Island, Fla. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, this year's meeting pulled in a record crowd. Filled with educational sessions for stockholders and suppliers, as well as one-on-one meetings, ...

CVSN installs new directors

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) installed three new directors to its board at its Aftermarket Distribution Summit last month in Nashville. In an effort to keep the lines of communication open and get valuable input and feedback between the CVSN members and their supplier partners, CVSN has two ...