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Atkinson joins Purkeys

Travis Atkinson has joined Purkeys as a director of sales. In his new role, he will be tasked to further develop the company's growing portfolio of regional accounts in the heavy-duty trucking industry. His induction to this role allows Purkeys’ current sales and service engineers to focus on what is important — helping solve client's problems, ...

Finding a component’s aftermarket part number

Finding an aftermarket replacement for an OEM component isn’t always a flawless process. In situations where a product is damaged, poorly labeled or just plain mysterious, independent aftermarket distributors and service providers must answer a challenging question: How do you replace what you can’t clearly identify? The short answer ...

CLARCOR Engine Mobil Group names new leader

Sam Ferrise has retired as president of CLARCOR Engine Mobile Group (EMG). Ferrise had been EMG president since 2014 and president of Baldwin ...

MERA hosting reception at HDAW

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) will host a private reception for members and guests engaged in the heavy-duty remanufacturing industry before the start of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday Jan. 24, 2016, at the Mirage in Las Vegas. MERA says ...

Vierkant named director of manufacturing at Link

Link Manufacturing, Ltd. has hired Jeff Vierkant as director of manufacturing. In this role, he will be overseeing all of Link’s manufacturing operations; directing the quality initiatives, initiating lean manufacturing process improvements and providing strategy to advance Link’s manufacturing capabilities, the company says. “We are very pleased to have Jeff ...

Power Heavy Duty adds Texas member

Power Heavy Duty welcomes SR Parts as its newest member company. Established in 2001 and based in Laredo, Texas, the company is operated by Sylvia Benavides, president and Ricardo Rivera, vice president. Power Heavy Duty says the addition of SR Parts to its membership provides the organization with a strategic new ...

How aftermarket businesses can use CSA inspection data to determine sales opportunities

When it was introduced last decade, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance Safety and Accountability (CSA) program was touted as the future of safety in heavy-duty trucking. Now almost five years later, CSA remains the industry’s grandest, most-expansive performance monitoring program in history. CSA monitors fleets and drivers ...

Welding equipment catalog released

Lincoln Electric has released an electronic version of its annual Welding & Cutting Solutions 2016 Equipment Catalog. Lincoln Electric says the updated catalog includes more 80 pages of new products, content and features an updated, easy-to-navigate format, with detailed specifications close at hand to help customers choose the right welding and ...

Participants announced for globalization panel at HD Aftermarket Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) and MacKay & Company have announced Tom Clevinger, senior vice president and general manager - Global Truck & Bus at Navistar, Bill Gordon, president - aftermarket division at Bergstrom, Jeev Khanduja, vice president at Automann, and Emily Poladian, managing director - Asia at Firestone Industrial Products will participate ...

MERA hosting reman reception at HDAW

The Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) will host a private reception for members and guests in the heavy-duty remanufacturing industry before the kickoff of Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016. The reception will be held on the evening of Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., at ...