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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 of engine air products; market development ...

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?” ...

NGVi opens registration for more training courses

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) says registration is now open for a variety of 2015 courses. While registration for the Institute’s December course in Baton Rouge, La. ends tomorrow, classes in Phoenix, Long Beach, Calif. and San Leandro, Calif. are now open for the opening months of 2015. The ...

Will ‘Freedom of choice’ offer opportunity for independent aftermarket?

Late last week, the Association of Global Automakers and Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers released a document titled “Consumer Privacy Protection Principles.” In it, the two groups outlined a series of customer privacy options they hope to see manufacturer’s implement and offer to purchasing customers. The groups say these options ...