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Hastings Manufacturing Company, a 100-year global piston ring manufacturer, has announced the...

Calico Coatings, a performance coatings applicator, has recently hired a new general manager and new chief financial officer. Russ Salerno is Calico’s new General Manager. Salerno comes to Calico Coatings with a diverse background as an...

Holley Performance Products has announced the opening of pre-registration for the sixth annual 2015 LS Fest. The event has grown each year,...

Maxiforce, celebrating 20 years as a brand leader in replacement diesel engine parts, has announced the opening of a new distribution center in Indianapolis. The new shipping location will allow Maxiforce to reach its customers...
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Do your uniforms look like every other shop in the area? Does your waiting room look the same? Do your advertisements look exactly like...

In today’s cut-throat business climate, the pressure to generate profits quickly is often unrelenting and intense. From accommodating anxious stakeholders and contending with new...

As most engine shops already realize, paying employees involves much more than simply writing a check. Business owners must calculate tax payments, monitor hundreds of state and local jurisdictional requirements, and keep up with...

Studies say that employees who are happy tend to be more productive than those who aren’t. Engine shops looking to boost employee morale without breaking the bank should consider these five simple, inexpensive ways to...

With the summer season comes a few things in particular that companies need to consider. Here are a few hot topics that may apply to your business: • Dress Code – The warmer season is a...

Years back, when I was looking to hire a technician, my first criteria would be the person’s skill level. In fact, I mainly based my decision on the tech’s skill, ASE certifications, and...
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Any engine builder worth his or her torque wrench keeps their eyes open....

Choosing a replacement oil pump for an engine you are building or modifying is a process that requires some thought. Original equipment oil pumps...
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Spring Tester Stand Make your daily life easier with fixtures and setups....

Old School Head Bench This is very basic and has been in...

Let The Light Shine In When I’m struggling to see the valve keeper groves on an overhead cam head with “bucket-style” lifters, I attach a small flashlight to shine through the top of my air-operated...

From 1987 to 1990, my 666-inch A/R Ford Hemi Boss that we called Damien, was all wrong for my purpose, which was running with...

Main Cap Tech One of the main problems with blocks that need to be align-bored is the lack of squish between the main cap and the...

Talkin' Bout Those Good Vibrations We get a lot of broken bolt, broken tap, and broken easy out work in our shop, mostly because we are...