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Dana offers online calculators for techs
June 11, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Dana Incorporated now features a variety of time-saving online calculators on its DanaAftermarket.com e-commerce platform to help service professionals determine important values promptly and precisely. Visitors to DanaAftermarket.com will find the following calculators that will help them make critical calculations

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NRS brake technology now being used in timber construction industry
June 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The attachment technology that is at the heart of NRS galvanized brake pads has now been applied to the timber construction industry. NRS parent company Nucap Industries Inc. has signed a commercial agreement with Rotho Blaas SRL for the supply

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CRC releases bulletin on proper workplace cleaning
June 5, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A new bulletin from CRC Industries explains the two-step process of cleaning and disinfecting a workplace in the era of Covid-19. The global manufacturer of specialty products and formulations for maintenance and repair professionals and do-it-yourselfers, developed the document, entitled ‘The

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BBB Industries acquires Spanish company
June 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Alabama-based BBB Industries has acquired the equity interests of Grupo Metalcaucho, a leading European aftermarket supplier in the rubber and metal product segment. Metalcaucho has a catalogue including over 22,000 SKUs and sales in more than 64 countries. “Metalcaucho’s expertise

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APC files for protection, enters restructuring agreement
June 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

APC Automotive Technologies has entered into a comprehensive restructuring support agreement (RSA) with its creditors. The agreement, which has broad support from equity holders as well as the company’s asset-based lenders, term loan lenders, and significant financial sponsors, provides for

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Index confirms sharp manufacturing downturn in May
June 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  PMI at second-lowest level since survey began in October 2010 Rate of decline in manufacturing output eases from April’s survey record Steep drop in employment reported during May May data were collected 12-22 May 2020. Canadian manufacturers signalled another

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FMSI acknowledges PPE donation from SpiderTech, sister company of NRS Brakes
June 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI) is being supplied with protective masks during the current coronavirus pandemic by one of its member companies. Frank Oliveto, president of the Michigan-based institute, has released a statement acknowledging the donation of personal protection

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Uni-Select Canada joins the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance
June 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Uni-Select Inc. announced today that, effective June 1st 2020, Uni-Select Canada Inc. has joined the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, a global network of independent automotive warehouse distributors, forming the largest Canadian group in this sector. “We are glad to join

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People & Places: Corporate moves in May 2020
June 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

We recap some of the personnel announcements we heard about this past month.

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Perfect Stop kicks off powersports sweepstakes
June 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Perfect Stop has launched its yearly powersports vehicles giveaway, with prizes for 150 lucky winners from the U.S. and Canada. Six grand prize winners will take home a powersports vehicle of their choice worth up to $15,000. Perfect Stop is

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Kenny Gross to head special markets for Mevotech
May 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Kenny Gross has been named sales director, special markets for chassis component manufacturer Mevotech. He will report directly to Todd Hack, executive vice president, sales and marketing. “Kenny joined Mevotech just over a year ago, and since that time, he

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Sirius XM Canada partners with Car Media 2.0
May 29, 2020 by Allan Janssen

SiriusXM and Car Media 2.0 have partnered up for the first time to ensure SiriusXM radios are activated by Car Media 2.0 representatives at participating dealerships across the country, providing additional value for pre-owned car buyers. Car Media 2.0 offers