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Selling your personality to your customers

Good news travels fast. Unfortunately, bad news travels faster. "When you make someone happy they tell three people. When you make ...

HDMA announces new board

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) recently held its annual election of officers and governors during the fall board of governors meeting, held recently in ...

GALLERY – Monday at HDAW

The tenth annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is now underway. The milestone event officially kicked off last night with the annual opening reception, and it was preceded by a great day of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue. A stable economy and correspondingly strong aftermarket anchored the conversation. HDAW continues Tuesday with the presentation of the Truck Parts & Service ...

Dieli talks economic growth at Aftermarket Dialogue

The underrated recovery continues. That was the main sentiment from economic forecaster Bob Dieli during the opening session of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue on Monday in Las Vegas. Dieli says America's current economic cycle is proving to be stronger and, most importantly, more stable, than it is getting credit for. Now ...

Brake Parts, Inc. acquiring OE Quality Friction

Brake Parts, Inc. LLC (BPI) announces its plan to acquire the assets of OE Quality Friction Inc. (OEQF), headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, according to David Overbeeke, president and CEO of Brake Parts, Inc. On Jan. 20, 2015, Brake Parts entered into an asset purchase agreement with OEQF’s receiver and ...

Hitting the recruiting trail: The search for quality employees

College graduates today are finding out there’s a bigger challenge than earning a four-year degree. Earning a paycheck. According to a 2014 report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), 8.5 percent of college graduates ages 21 to 24 are unemployed, and 16.8 percent of all college graduates, are underemployed. That ...

Buyers Produces appoints new managers

Buyers Products Company has made two appoints two its organization, naming Peter C. Parker as marketing manager and Kevin Homuth as district sales manager for the West Coast. Parker will be responsible for establishing and executing the company's corporate messaging, branding and marketing strategy, Buyers Products says. “We are excited ...

GenNext adds to Board of Directors

GenNext has voted and approved to install three new directors and one new senior advisor to its board of directors. In an effort to keep representation equal and receive valuable input and feedback between the GenNext members and the board, GenNext says both suppliers and distributors will serve on ...

GenNext, Northwood team up to bring students to HDAW

GenNext and Northwood University have joined forces to cover the costs for ten Northwood University students to attend Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) later this month in Las Vegas. According the GenNext, the students are all currently studying the heavy-duty aftermarket at Northwood and will be able to use ...

Minor named president at Midwest Wheel

John Minor has been elected president at Midwest Wheel Companies, the fifth in the company's 104-year history. The move is effective Jan. 1, 2015. Minor joined Midwest Wheel in 1972. He was named general manager of the company’s Des Moines location in 1980 and was later promoted to executive vice president and ...

An unlikely ally

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