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Fleetline gets ISO 9001:2008 recertification

Fleetline Products has achieved ISO 9001:2008 recertification after passing an annual third-party audit in October 2014. In order to receive this certification the company must maintain a quality management system that ensures quality products are made to customer specifications. “We strive to deliver quality products to our customers,” says ...

Remy seeking ok for merger

Remy International says it will hold a special meeting of its shareholders New Year's Eve and request approval of a previously announced merger agreement with Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF). Closing of the transaction is also contingent upon various other closing conditions, which will be further described in the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the special meeting. The ...

PSI named a top workplace for 2014

Pressure Systems International (PSI) has been named a Top Workplace for 2014 by the San Antonio Express-News and its employees. The San Antonio Express-News teamed with Workplace ...

Donaldson VP stepping down

Donaldson Company announces Peggy A. Herrmann, vice president, disk drive and microelectronics, will retire on Monday, Jan. 23, 2015. Over the span of her 25-year career at Donaldson, Herrmann has been a key contributor to the growth of the company. Her roles have included manager of business analysis; manager ...

Retread Tire Association grows once again

The following companies are the newest members of the Retread Tire Association (RTA): Carbon Activated Corp., Compton, Calif.; Great Lakes Tire, LLC, Warren, Mich.; Smith Brothers Tire Service, Sylvania, Ga.; Jay Tomlinson Tires, Inc., Canada; and MIG s.r.l., Italy. “We continue to be very pleased and gratified at the ...

How to stop worrying and build a crisis management plan

When it comes to handling a crisis, Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” is the textbook example of what not to do. And while it’s safe to say the movie’s plot — U.S. Air Force general orders an ...

Up close look at CAT’s new Class 8 truck

Recently, Caterpillar announced a second model to its new line of vocationally-focused work trucks and unveiled the Class 8 CT681 truck at the company's Edwards Proving Grounds outside of Peoria, Ill. The CT681 borrows heavily from the existing CT660 model, but also features a host of enhancements designed specifically for ...

Understanding failure clues is a requirement for maintaining turbo performance

A turbocharger is a vital component to maximizing the performance of a commercial truck engine. Turbochargers increase engine power, boost fuel economy, and are important components in emission systems. When operating at peak levels, a turbocharger simply makes a truck run better. Today’s factory-installed turbochargers are built to run effectively ...

Accuride reaches new CBA for Gunite facility

Accuride Corporation has successfully reached a new four-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), Local 718, which represents 291 hourly associates at Accuride's facility in Rockford, Ill. The plant produces Gunite-brand brake drums, hubs and other wheel-end components for the North American ...

Former Congressman to speak at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) and MacKay & Company have announced the title and description of the presentation to be given by Geoff Davis of Republic Consulting as part of the third-annual annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) conference. Davis’ presentation, entitled “Politics, What Does It All Mean?” ...

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