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Caterpillar announces new parts distribution center

Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. (Cat Logistics), a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. announced plans to open a new parts distribution center in Spokane, Wash. The new facility, which will replace the existing 125,000 sq.- ft. facility, will span more than a half million square feet and is ...

Burton named VP of Global Operations at Jacobs

Jacobs Vehicle Systems has announced the appointment of Keith Burton as vice president of Global Operations. According to Jacobs, Burton will ...

ALK releases PC Miler 25 product line

ALK Technologies announced the release of the PC Miler 25 product line. The routing, mileage and mapping software now includes time-based features and other enhancements. A core enhancement allows users to specify a route’s departure or arrival date and time to calculate an ETA at stop-off points or an ...

Denso International America names new COO

Denso announced that Kazumasa Kimura will be chief operating officer of DENSO International America, Inc., Denso’s North American headquarters, effective June 22. As COO, Kimura will oversee the company’s overall sales operations in North America. In addition to his duties as COO, Kimura will also serve as one of ...

ConMet adds Altwies

Consolidated Metco (ConMet) has added Jason Altwies as the company’s national account manager based in Kalamazoo, Mich. “Jason brings with him a diverse skill set and a broad background in the North American commercial vehicle Tier 1, OEM, fleet, and aftermarket business segments,” says Mike Hurley, ConMet vice president ...

Performance Friction unveils Ram front brake pads

Performance Friction has released carbon metallic brake pads for the 2009-11 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 series truck to address premature wear. Carbon metallic pads are designed to deliver more stopping power with reduced noise and vibration while meeting all environmental standards. Part No. 1399.20 is a pad for the front ...

Snap-on memory saver preserves vehicle’s computer settings

The Snap-on Soft-Sided Memory Saver (EESM500) is designed to maintain and preserve a vehicle’s onboard computer settings when the 12V battery is disconnected while service is being performed. For more information, go to www.snapon.com.

Gray lifts meet certification requirements

Gray Manufacturing Company, Inc. announced that all three models of the WPLS series of lifts ― WPLS-160F, WPLS-180C and WPLS-180W ― have met all requirements for certification under the current National Standard, ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2006, and the ALI Automotive Lift Certification Program.

Michelin North American Chairman Wilkerson to retire

Michelin North America Chairman and President Richard “Dick” Wilkerson will retire from his role by the end of this year, the Michelin Group has announced. Wilkerson will become chairman emeritus of Michelin North America upon his retirement. “Dick has demonstrated exemplary leadership throughout his career at Michelin,” says Jean-Dominique ...

Navistar awarded USPS diesel repower development contract

Navistar Inc. has been awarded a development contract by the United States Postal Service under which Navistar will engineer a diesel powertrain replacement for USPS delivery vehicles. Navistar’s repowered diesel vehicle effort is designed to reduce the escalating service and fuel costs associated with the USPS’s aging fleet. Under ...