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Boyles Motors survives business changes, turns 65

Boyles Motors is one of the last great holdouts; a 65 year-old family owned and operated truck parts and service ...

Gates Corporation sold to equity fund

Private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive purchase agreement with affiliates of Onex Corporation and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire all of the equity interests in Pinafore Holdings B.V., the parent company of Gates Corporation for approximately $5.4 billion. The transaction is expected to ...

VIPAR makes management appointment

VIPAR Heavy Duty announced Thursday the promotion of Larry Griffin to director of program management. Griffin joined VIPAR Heavy Duty in September of 2012 as ...

STEMCO makes leadership appointments

STEMCO president  Jon Cox has been appointed chief innovation officer of EnPro Industries effective April 1, the company announced Wednesday. Cox will maintain his responsibilities leading STEMCO as group president, but will also be responsible for driving innovation across all EnPro operations, the company says. Todd Anderson will replace Jon Cox ...

NationaLease appoints new tech and maintenance boss

NationaLease has named Joe Puff Vice President of Truck Technology and Maintenance. "With more than 35 years of experience in complex sales and fleet operations...he will be our go-to person when it comes to new technologies and trends in the trucking industry," says Dean Vicha, President of NationaLease. In this position, ...

Inland Truck Parts acquires West Fargo location

Inland Truck Parts & Service is reinforcing and growing its local presence with the recent acquisition of Aaction Truck and Trailer Repair, Inc. The expansion complements Inland's current Fargo offerings by adding new services like complete engine diagnostics, maintenance and repairs for all makes and models, the company says. ...

Sold to investment firm, ESCO prepares for growth

ESCO Equipment Supply Company announces after twenty-nine years under previous ownership, the company has been sold to an investment firm looking to grow and promote ESCO globally for the future of the company. ESCO will be celebrating its 30th year in the tire service equipment market by expanding distribution ...

ECCO Group acquires Public Safety Equipment

ECCO Group announces the acquisition of Public Safety Equipment Group (PSE). ECCO Group is primarily engaged in sales of reversing safety and amber warning products for commercial vehicles and recognizes PSE as the ideal platform to expand its global presence and its footprint to the worldwide emergency vehicles sector, ...

MERA CEO Council meeting set for May

MERA says presidents and CEOs from MERA remanufacturer and supplier member companies are encourage to save the date for the first meeting of the MERA CEO Council. The council will meet on May 19 in Chicago. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium ...

SmartTruck system meets SmartWay Elite standard

SmartTruck announces its UT6PLUS aerodynamic under tray trailer product has been proven to offer the fuel saving performance required by the EPA’s new SmartWay Elite program as a stand alone product. SmartTruck says the UT6PLUS is the only product on the market today solely capable of meeting that standard. To ...