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Aftermarket trio wins education award

A trio of heavy-duty aftermarket veterans were presented the Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award late last year. Matthew J. Forner of Grote ...

21 students receive scholarships to HDAW

The kids are coming back. The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), GenNext and Northwood University announce 21 students from Northwood have received scholarships to attend Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 as part of the event's Intern program. According to organizers, the interns spend the week shadowing their sponsor’s staff and ...

CVSN’s Pinewood Challenge returning to HDAW

The Pinewood Derby is coming back to Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016. The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) announces its ninth annual Pinewood Challenge will be held as part of an all-industry reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in the Mirage Grand ...

Looking back at the news makers of 2015

Though 2015 will go down as the modest year for trucking industry growth, the year was not without action. The independent aftermarket landed a huge win in the Right to Repair debate with the announcement of a nationwide heavy-duty access to information Memorandum of Understanding in September. That was ...

MERA CEO Council to meet at HDAW

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) will host its next meeting of the MERA CEO Council before the start of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at The Mirage in Las Vegas. The time and venue were ...

Axalta holds business council meeting

Axalta Coating Systems held its first quarterly 2016 Commercial Transportation Business Council meeting from Jan. 6-8, 2016, in Dallas, Texas. Commercial Transportation Business Council members kicked-off the new year with a strategy review, followed by a discussion on paint and materials reporting and welcomed a new member. Axalta managers presented ...

New aftermarket parts website from Axle Tech

AxleTech International introduces www.OffHighwayPlus.com, a redesigned website promoting its off-highway aftermarket parts ordering service. According to the company, the new website aims to create a better user experience by providing customers with a simplified interface, an improved search engine, and expanded accessibility. "We have been expanding our aftermarket business and wanted to ...

Betts Company participating at family business succession panel

Leaders from Betts Company will take part in a panel discussion on family succession planning on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at the Fresno State Institute for Family Business, part of the Craig School of Business. The presentation titled “Betts Company: Evolution through Six Generations – How a Family Business ...

Axalta celebrating 150 years

Axalta Coating Systems is celebrating 150 years of creating innovative industrial coatings in 2016. Axalta’s heritage dates back to 1866 when its first products were developed in Germany and since then the company has grown into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of liquid and powder coatings. “All of us ...

Hutchens Industries adds sales manager

Hutchens Industries has added Jeff Gammage as regional sales manager to the western United States. According to the company, Gammage will travel throughout Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming and will be responsible for working with the OEM trailer manufacturers, aftermarket businesses and area fleets. “In my ...