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Rooms going fast for upcoming Aftermarket Distribution Summit

The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) says available rooms are going fast for its upcoming 10th anniversary Aftermarket Distribution Summit, to be held Sept. 12-16, 2015, in Newport, R.I. The Summit will be held at the Newport Marriott. CVSN says the deadline for reservations is Aug. 19, but is ...

Accuride veteran passes away

Accuride Corporation announces with great sadness the passing of longtime company and industry veteran Tony Pape. Pape had served as the company’s director/aftermarket strategy and sales, led the company’s distributor advisory council and had a career in the North American commercial vehicle industry that spanned more than a quarter century. “It is with great sorrow that we share ...

Reman legislation gains steam in Congress

On July 22, 2015, H.R. 1613, “The Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act,” passed through the committee level in the U.S. House of Representations. The legislation will next be considered by the full House. H.R. 1613, introduced to the House by Congressmen Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) and Brad Ashford (D-Neb.), ...

Cardone getting new CEO

Cardone Industries Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry McCormack will step down as CEO. Effective Aug. 3, Stan Gowisnock will become CEO of the world’s largest privately owned remanufacturer.McCormack will remain Executive Chairman. "Stan comes into this position with the full support of the Board of Directors as ...

DOTY finalist: Valley Truck Parts

On Monday Truck Parts & Service announced its finalists for the 2015 Distributor of the Year award. We are now taking a brief look at each nominated distributor. For information on Valley Truck Parts, we turn to General Manager Gary Troost. When was you business founded, and by whom? Jack Goodale, 1954. How many ...

Global Parts adds new Georgia location

Global Parts, headquartered in Conley, Ga., has acquired Highway 85 Auto & Heavy Duty Truck Parts in Senoia, Ga. With the acquisition, Global Parts now has seven locations from Louisville, Ky., to Jacksonville, Fla., covering the southeastern U.S. Global Parts says the Senoia location completes the company's geographic spread to thoroughly service ...

Built to last: What to do when aftermarket products don’t need to be replaced

  For many years, these advancements have benefited not only end-users, but also the members of the aftermarket supply chain. There are good margins available for distributors selling high-performing and premium aftermarket parts. And as customers have become more dependent on these products, they also have become more dependent on ...

DOTY finalist: Jerry and Keith’s

On Monday Truck Parts & Service announced its finalists for the 2015 Distributor of the Year award. We are now taking a brief look at each nominated distributor. For information on Jerry and Keith's, we turn to CEO Mark Decker. When was you business founded, and by whom? In 1968 by Keith Decker, ...

DOTY finalist: Sadler Power Train

On Monday Truck Parts & Service announced its finalists for the 2015 Distributor of the Year award. We are now taking a brief look at each nominated distributor. For information on Sadler Power Train, we turn to President John Sadler. When was you business founded, and by whom? Sadler Power Train was ...

GenNext webinar scheduled for August 11

GenNext announces it will hold its next quarterly webinar at 11 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The webinar is titled, "How to Be More Than Just Another Sales Manager – How to Become a Sales Leader," and will be led by Jim Pancero. GenNext says webinar is open ...