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New corporate website for Gates Corporation

The Gates Corporation has unveiled its re-imagined corporate website. Designed with OEM, MRO, and distributor audiences in mind, the state-of-the-art new website offers easier access to hose and belt products, tips, and resources for an improved user experience. “Gates is well known for our dedication to innovation and always thinking about ...

Rofin joins MERA

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturer’s Association (MERA) welcomes Rofin-Sinar, Inc. as its newest supplier member. MERA says its membership network of companies engaged in the remanufacturing industry — both large and small, automotive and heavy-duty, independent and OE — continues to grow. With more than 35 years of experience in laser technology, Rofrin has successfully focused ...

Eaton enhances Authorized Rebuilder transmission program

Eaton announces it has added several new transmission model families to its Eaton Authorized Rebuilder program and extended the warranty ...

ACOFAS to hold clinic in Cleveland next month

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS) will hold a two-day seminar focusing on CSA and vehicle maintenance next month, from May 6-7, 2014 in suburban Cleveland. ACOFAS says CSA has been in force for four years and those four years seen many drivers gain enough points ...

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 businesses in Batavia, N.Y. Family matriarch Eva Fanara, who turns 91 years old later this month, still works four days a week as a receptionist but has long handed handling the ...

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 program manager. In his new role, Griffin will be responsible for directing the activities of the organization’s program management team that oversees all ...

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. ...