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Six Robblees adds Valley Brake & Truck Parts

Six Robblees is acquiring Valley Brake & Truck Parts, expanding its network in Idaho. This transaction expands the Six Robblees network to 22 locations in the Northwestern U.S. and expands the company’s expertise in friction and remanufacturing. “Six Robblees operates twenty stores throughout the Northwest, from California to Alaska,” ...

Jack Lorimer announces retirement from industry

Jack Lorimer, a long time automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty industry executive, announced his retirement  effective April 1, after 44 years in the industry. Lorimer began his career with Gates Rubber Company in 1970, and served as Zone Sales Manager at Champion Parts Rebuilders; General Manager at Patton Distributors; Vice ...

The changing face of tech candidates

This is the second of a two-part series on the diesel technician shortage.  A bright spot in the technician shortage is that more and more job seekers are realizing that becoming a diesel technician offers a stable career with good pay. No longer are admission offices filled only with ...

NTN welcomes Miller

NTN Bearing Corporation of America (NBCA) welcomes Kimberly Miller as its new vice president – marketing. Miller will have responsibility for all marketing functions to support the Industrial and Automotive Business Units, the company says. She reports directly to Paul Johnson, executive vice president of NTN USA and vice ...

Donaldson announces Inventor awards

Donaldson Company announces the winners of its 12th Annual Inventor Awards given to employees whose work on various technology innovations have contributed to Donaldson's continued success as a leader in filtration technology. Richard M. Negri Manufacturing Excellence Award The Richard M. Negri Manufacturing Excellence Award is given to Donaldson employees ...

Nominate your favorites for Distributor of the Year

Who’s the best distributor in the marketplace? Think about it. Who do you know who does a truly excellent job serving their customers? Do you have anyone in mind? Great, now let us know. The nomination period for the 13th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award is ...

MERA CEO Council meeting moved to June

The first meeting date for the Motor and Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) CEO Council has been changed from May 19 to June 26 to resolve a conflict with a major aftermarket customer meeting. David Overbeeke, president and CEO, Brake Parts Inc., will host the inaugural meeting at the Brake ...

New class graduates from University of the Aftermarket

Leadership 2.0, the University of the Aftermarket’s automotive aftermarket Leadership Development Program, concluded on Friday, April 11, 2014 with a graduation ceremony for its 38 participants. Leadership 2.0 is an intense and intellectually challenging leadership-development program specific to the vehicle aftermarket. Participants in this year’s program represented a wide ...

Zwicker to chair MERA board

The Motor and Equipment Remanufacturer's Association (MERA) announce the election of Shawn Zwicker, general manager, ReCon Europe and Joint Ventures, Cummins Inc., to the position of chairman of the MERA Board of Directors. Zwicker succeeds MERA Founding Chairman Michael Cardone, Jr., chairman, CARDONE Industries, Inc., who will continue to ...

Inland Truck Parts opens larger Texas facility

Inland Truck Parts says its vision for serving Austin, Texas is big. So big, that it could no longer be contained in an existing facility. As a result, Inland has designed and built a new, larger location to offer more of what Inland Truck Parts has become known ...