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VIPAR Heavy Duty sponsors Northwood University student

VIPAR Heavy Duty is sponsoring a Northwood University student intern during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016, set for next week at The Mirage in Las Vegas. John Wilson from Ramsey, Minn., is a senior in the aftermarket management program at the Midland, Mich.-based school and will actively participate with ...

HDAW debuts conference app

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 have launched an HDAW Conference app. Organizers says the one-step user friendly app includes speaker information, interactive show floor maps, sponsor links, and conference schedules. With the app, sponsored by Phillips Industries, HDAW participants will be able to plan their week with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, ...

UPDATE: IPTA holding reception at HDAW

The International Truck Parts Association (ITPA) will host a Meet and Greet for members and guests engaged in the heavy-duty remanufacturing industry before the start of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) next week. The reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday Jan. 25, 2016, in the ...

GenNext taking over HDAW poker tourney

The Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) poker tournament is back after a one-year hiatus. Datalliance/HDX, long-time tournament host and organizer of the event, has donated the tournament to GenNext. GenNext says the poker tournament has become a popular tradition at HDAW, pitting colleagues, vendors, distributors and everyone else in the industry ...

Gabriel updating FleetLine shocks

Gabriel (Ride Control, LLC) says it will be releasing its updated FleetLine commercial truck, trailer, and bus shocks and GasSLX shocks at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 from Jan. 25-28, 2016, in Las Vegas. Experts from Gabriel will be on hand in booth #1105 to discuss the ...

Yokohoma plant reaches multiple milestone

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV), announces its Salem, Va., facility has celebrated its 25th anniversary and produced its 80 millionth tire. “These are two very significant achievements for Yokohama, particularly in the U.S.,” saysTetsuro (Tex) Murakami, president at YTMV. “The plant helped establish our brand by providing a strategic manufacturing facility ...

Heffron named sales manager at Omaha Standard Palfinger

Omaha Standard Palfinger (OSP) has appointed Brian Heffron to national sales manager. Reporting directly to Jim Brown, Vice President - Commercial Products, OSP says Heffron will focus on the entire OSP product range, including work truck bodies and lifting systems. In this capacity, he will aim to strengthen the OSP sales team ...

Bendix trio earns leadership awards

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has honored Bill Gantz, Mike Grandstaff, and Angie Hake with its 2015 Excellence in Bendix Leadership Award, in recognition of their outstanding talents, commitment, and contributions. Presented annually, the Excellence in Bendix Leadership Award is the highest individual distinction a Bendix employee can achieve, ...

CLARCOR introduces new tech center

CLARCOR Engine Mobile Group (CEMG) is opening of a new technical center in East Hartford, Conn. “Equipped with the latest filtration development and testing capabilities, this center will be instrumental in driving growth of the Engine Mobile Group in the first fit and aftermarket segments through innovative filtration solutions that ...

New members join Retread Tire Association

The following companies are the newest member of the Retread Tire Association (RTA): BKT (USA), Inc., Akron, Ohio; MDT Tire, Pelham Manor, N.Y.; Roll-Tech Molding Products, LLC, Hickory, N.C.; Trans Action Tire, Ltd., Canada; United Supply Group, LLC, Louisville, Ky.; Vellco Tyre Control, England. “We continue to be very pleased and ...