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CMA adds new sales managers

Double Coin and CMA has added Brian Riddell as regional sales manager for Canada and Juan Alberto Gonzalez as regional sales manager for Mexico. Riddell has more than 20 years of experience in the tire industry, most of which was spent leading teams at Michelin and Bridgestone where he managed a variety of product lines, ...

Donaldson completes acquisition of Northern Technical

Donaldson Company has completed the previously-announced acquisition of Northern Technical L.L.C., a manufacturer of gas turbine inlet air filtration systems ...

Accuride remains committed to Evansville

Accuride Corporation announces it has decided to remain headquartered in Evansville, Ind., reaching agreement on a 10-year lease extension for ...

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue registration opens

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) has released the agenda for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue 2015. Next year’s event is again scheduled for the Monday of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, Jan. 26, 2015 at the Mirage in Las Vegas. HDMA says Aftermarket Dialogue is “a full day of high-impact content ...

VIPAR Heavy Duty welcomes newest stockholder

The Joe Gear Companies is the newest stockholder to join the VIPAR Heavy Duty network of distributors. Since beginning operations in 1957, VIPAR says the Joe Gear Companies have grown to become five separate companies in six locations, each with a unique contribution to its market. While each company ...

Day 3 at TMC

Another day, another full slate of activities at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting in Orlando. Wednesday's activities were highlighted by the crowing of the tenth SuperTech national grand champion. For the second year in a row, the honor went to FedEx Freight's Mark McLean. FedEx actually ...

Day 2 at TMC

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting and SuperTech competition continued Tuesday in Orlando. Complete with a rousing keynote speech from Volvo's Goran Nyberg, a full slate of technician disciplines in the SuperTech competition and technical sessions during the meeting, it was a busy day for all involved.  Below ...

Deadline approaching to sign up for HDAW one-on-ones

This Friday (Sept. 26, 2014) is the deadline for suppliers to register for the one-on-one meetings held at 2015 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. Scheduled for Jan. 26-29, 2015 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, HDAW says participation in the pre-scheduled meetings between suppliers and distributors is expected to exceed ...

MAHLE Aftermarket holding tech contest

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. recently kicked off the fourth annual MAHLE Aftermarket Champion Technician Contest, designed to spotlight talented and forward thinking engine technicians and specialists who demonstrate success and creativity as it relates to advancing the field of engine development. Entrants must answer a series of five questions, ...

TMC retiring honorees

The Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) honored five retiring industry veterans Tuesday at its Fall Meeting in Orlando. The retirees are: Doug Jones, Michelin Guy Walenga, Bridgestone Tony Tierney, BorgWarner Ken Claar, Penske Truck Leasing Lew Flowers, Flowers Fleet Services