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MERA adds three new members

Mascot Truck Parts, SKC Karbon and WAIglobal have joined the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA). Mascot Truck Parts is based in Indiana. The company remanufactures transmissions, differentials, steering gears and pumps for heavy-duty vehicles. SKC Karbon is located in Turkey, and produced remanufactured rotating electrical components. WAIglobal is based in Pennsylvania, and remanufactures voltage regulators, rectifiers, ...

Profiling our Distributor of the Year finalists

It’s been another great year for the Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year program. After receiving votes for more than 30 aftermarket businesses during our open nomination process in the spring, we selected four great distributors as finalists for the 2014 award. Blaine Brothers, Sadler Power Train, ...

Wade to speak at MERA sales and marketing council

Heavy-duty industry veteran Bill Wade will discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for the commercial vehicle aftermarket during the next MERA Sales & Marketing Council meeting, Nov. 20, 2014, at Omega Environmental Technologies, Irving, Tex. MERA says the agenda also will include presentations by Mike Eppes, vice president, category ...

CDTi amends loan agreements

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., a leader in advanced emission control technology, announced it has amended all loan agreements with Kanis S.A. to extend the maturity dates to Oct. 1, 2016. In addition, the $3 million Convertible Note is no longer callable by the lender. According to Chris Harris, CDTi ...

Donaldson to close Iowa plant

Donaldson Company announces its intent to close its Grinnell, Iowa, manufacturing facility, which manufactures mufflers and other exhaust products for off-road equipment. The Grinnell plant opened in 1952 to produce mufflers and air cleaners. Over the past 62 years, the Grinnell employees have manufactured millions of high quality mufflers ...

DOTY Finalist: Wheelco

Satisfying customer needs has directly contributed to the success at Wheelco. “’Customer Driven’ is our core philosophy,” says President Steve Stich. “It’s underneath our name on the literature we hand out. It’s communicated from all of our managers throughout our operation and to the customers.” He adds, “It all starts with ...

Omnitracs announces business changes

Omnitracs, LLC has renamed its FleetRisk Advisors business unit to Omnitracs Analytics, and has promoted Dean Croke to vice president over that business unit. Both developments reflect a renewed emphasis and expanded focus for Omnitracs on the value of predictive analytics and big data to improve operational efficiency, safety, driver ...

Why tire pressure stability is a goldmine for you and your customers

At any given time, Steve Phillips has more than 100,000 commercial tires rolling down North American roadways. As senior vice president of fleet resources at Werner Enterprises, Phillips is responsible for maintaining more than 7,100 trucks and 23,000 trailers for the Omaha, Neb.- based fleet. With such a large investment on ...

Inland Truck Parts & Service acquires new facility, expands

Inland Truck Parts & Service has acquired East Tulsa Truck Parts, adding more remanufacturing capacity and local expertise to the company's Tulsa presence. "East Tulsa Truck Parts is a large remanufacturer with a long Tulsa history," says Inland President and CEO Dave Scheer. "ETTP technicians will be joining our ...

Retread Tire Association adds members

The following companies are the newest members of the Retread Tire Association (RTA): Best One Retreading of Indianapolis, Indianapolis; Daeho Industry Company, Ltd., Korea; Kelsey Tire, Camdenton, Mo.; Les Equipments Qué-mont, Inc., Canada; Mai Italia SRL, Italy; SOS Tire & Auto, Garden City, Ga. “We continue to be very ...