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Filipiak joins Midwest Truck & Auto Parts

Midwest Truck & Auto Parts has hired Steve Filipiak as its new director of marketing. The company says Filipiak will be ...

Who will win the 2014 Distributor of the Year?

That’s the answer everyone will be asking next January at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) in Las Vegas. But for us to decide who wins then, we need feedback from you now. Who do you think should win the 2014 Distributor of the Year? By nominating up to three distributors here ...

Republic Diesel acquires Center Automotive

Republic Diesel, headquartered in Louisville, Ky., has acquired certain of the assets of Center Automotive Machine, in Akron, Ohio. The new name will be Center Diesel & Machine, a division of Republic Diesel, and will operate at the same location, 274 E. South Street, Akron, Ohio.  In addition, Republic ...

Distributor of the Year nominees rolling in

After a month into the open nomination period for the 13th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award, nominees have started piling up. Nominations continue to roll in, and we want to encourage everyone in the aftermarket to keep sending in your thoughts on who deserves ...

Adding product lines

Good aftermarket inventory is ever-changing. But adding new product lines takes more than just finding space on a warehouse shelf. To truly succeed with new products, distributors must evaluate growth opportunities within a customer base, target areas that are underserved and select the right products to fill voids. Increasing sales ...

East Bay Tire Co. named new manager, replacement for retiring founder

East Bay Tire Co. (EBT), a wholesale and commercial tire dealer, has hired Dean Barnhart as the new manager for R&G Tire Center on the Big Island, Hawaii and oversee both the Hilo and Kona service locations. This change follows the announcement of the retirement of Rod Carvalho, founder ...

MERA adds new members

Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) welcomes Diesel Forward, FTI Consulting and Marmon-Herrington Aftermarket as its newest member companies. “Diesel Forward, FTI and Marmon-Herrington will strengthen our respective remanufacturer, affiliate and supplier membership ranks,” says John Chalifoux, president and COO, MERA. “I am sure they will contribute a great ...

HDA Truck Pride raises $40,000 for veteran organization

Business wasn't the only topic addressed in Phoenix last week at the HDA Truck Pride annual meeting. The event also showcased an impressive amount of charity, as the group's members raised more than $40,000 for the Wyakin Warrior Foundation. Started in 2011, the Wyakin Warrior Foundation is a non-profit organization ...

VIPAR’s Crowley to speak at MERA CEO Council event

VIPAR Heavy Duty President and CEO Stephen Crowley will address industry leaders at the inaugural meeting of the MERA CEO Council on June 26, 2014, at the headquarters of Brake Parts Inc., McHenry, Ill. Crowley will share his company’s premium brand vision and discuss its relevance in the heavy-duty ...

Five ways to “win your share” of business

One of the best marketing tools in business today is free and available to anyone. It connects buyers to sellers around the block and across the globe. It's the Internet, and if you aren't making it a priority in your business you are leaving business on the table, says ...