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Still The Same Old Grind?

The market for crankshaft grinding has changed a great deal in recent years. With many passenger car and light truck engines now lasting upward of 200,000 miles, there’s much less demand for grinding crankshafts than there used to be. By the time the engine needs major work, the vehicle has often depreciated to the point

Camee Edelbrock Joins the Schiefer Public Relations Team

Schiefer Public Relations, a leading media company for the automotive and motorcycle aftermarket, has announced the appointment of Camee Edelbrock to the position of Public Relations Account Manager. “Camee is a third generation SEMA member and an industry leader,” said James Schiefer, President/CEO of Schiefer Media, Inc. “My grandfather (Paul Schiefer – Schiefer Manufacturing) and

AAIA Partners With China Ministry of Commerce

Building on its Asian Initiative to meet the growing needs of members to learn more about doing business in China, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) today established a formal partnership with the China International Auto Parts Expo (CIAPE), a division of the China Ministry of Commerce. Representing AAIA at the official signing ceremony at

Surface Conditioning Disc Caution

When cleaning engine gasket sealing surfaces, and/or cleaning engine components which are to be reused; surface conditioning discs (typically constructed of woven fiber or molded bristles) which contain abrasives, such as a high amount of Aluminum Oxide, are NOT recommended. The use of such surface condtioning disks dislodges Aluminum Oxide (from the disc) and metal

Get Ready For The Perfect Storm

Prior to $5 per gallon gas many of us wouldn’t have given the sport compact market a second thought. After 13 years of meteoric growth, the high performance sport compact market stalled, nosed over, and settled into a holding pattern. The Fast & Furious crowd just lost interest. The huge sport compact enthusiast books suffered

Five New SEMA Directors Welcomed To 2008-2009 Board

Results of the 2008-2009 SEMA Board of Directors election are final, with five individuals joining this esteemed leadership group. This year’s elections are the result of record high voter turnout from both the Manufacturer and Distributor/Retailer categories. The new members in the manufacturer category are Ron Funfar, Hedman Hedders/Trans-Dapt; BJ Leanse, Big Country Truck Accessories;

MAHLE Acquires Clemex Mexico S.A. de C.V

The Stuttgart-based MAHLEGroup has acquired the total shares of Clemex Mexico S.A. de C.V. andits subsidiaries in Lerma, Mexico. The company, which will continue to operate under the name ClemexMexico S.A. de CV until early 2009 when it is merged into the MAHLEGroup, produces engine bearings and bushings for the automotiveaftermarket and global automotive OE

Bekaert Announces Intention to Sell its Diamond-like Carbon Coating Business

Bekaert and Sulzer (Switzerland) announced their intention to sign a take-over agreement for NV Bekaert SA’s Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coating activities. The DLC business is part of Bekaert’s advanced coatings business segment and hosts six production plants: in Belgium (Zulte), France (Limoges and Bons-en-Chablais), Germany (Herford) and the US (Amherst, NY and Research Triangle Park,

The View From 37,000 Feet

I had just settled into my seat in what I thought was the “back” ofthe plane on my way to my second industry event in less than twomonths. They were boarding by groups from the back of the plane forwardand my group was called early, so I thought being in the back was apretty safe

Cummins and Navistar Announce Extension of Supply Agreement

Cummins Inc. and NavistarInternational Corp. have extended their engine supply agreement forclass 8 on-highway diesel engines through 2013. The agreement providesfor the ongoing supply of Cummins ISL, ISM and ISX engines for use inInternational brand class 8 trucks. As part of the long-term agreement, beginning in 2010, Cummins willbe Navistar’s exclusive supplier for 15- and

APRA Joins ASA as New Associate Member

The Automotive ServiceAssociation (ASA) has announced that the Automotive PartsRemanufacturers Association (APRA) has joined as an associate member.APRA is a non-profit trade association serving more than 1,000companies involved in the $35-billion-per-year motor vehicle partsremanufacturing industry. “I am particularly excited about APRA joining ASA,” said JohnScully, ASA’s executive vice president. “This relationship with awell-recognized partner to

Camaro Named Official Vehicle of 2008 SEMA Show

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro has been selected as the official vehicle of the 2008 SEMA Show. Slated for Nov. 4-7, in Las Vegas, the SEMA Show is the world’s leading automotive accessories trade show. “The influence that the Camaro has had on the automotive industryand vehicle personalization is undeniable,” said Peter MacGillivray,SEMA VP of events

AA Midwest Opens New Blue Island Auto Recycling Facility To Serve Export Market

AA Midwest, a division of AAEQ Manufacturers and Recyclers, recently opened its new automotive recycling facility in Blue Island, IL. The facility significantly increases the capacity for AA Midwest to dismantle vehicles and export complete engine, drive train systems and body components to developing countries. Strategically located in the south suburbs of Chicago, the 80,000

AAIA Releases Newly-Expanded 2009 Aftermarket Factbook & Lang Annual

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has released its newly-expanded 2009 Aftermarket Factbook & Lang Annual, featuring more than 300 pages of one-of-a-kind industry trends and analysis. Now conveniently compiled in a single publication is the 98-page traditional AAIA Aftermarket Factbook and the 210-page Lang Aftermarket Annual. Hundreds of trends cover six distribution channels, 16

Hastings Manufacturing Wins Polk Inventory Efficiency Award

Hastings Manufacturing Company, LLC, a nearly 100-year-old US manufacturer of piston rings, has announced it was selected as this year’s winner of the Polk Inventory Efficiency Award in the Manufacturing category. Created five years ago by R. L. Polk & Co., the award is designed to recognize and reward outstanding automotive aftermarket companies for process

MAHLE Acquires Clemex Mexico S.A. de C.V

The Stuttgart-based MAHLEGroup has acquired the total shares of Clemex Mexico S.A. de C.V. andits subsidiaries in Lerma, Mexico. The company, which will continue to operate under the name ClemexMexico S.A. de CV until early 2009 when it is merged into the MAHLEGroup, produces engine bearings and bushings for the automotiveaftermarket and global automotive OE

J-TEC Associates, Inc. Celebrates 40 years in Business

J-TEC Associates, Inc. will celebrate 40 years in business this year in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Soon after the company was opened in 1968, it was granted a patent for a unique method of measuring gaseous and liquid flow rates. J-TEC’s technology for measuring flow has been employed in a wide range of markets, including engine

Installing Deutz Diesel Liners

Many people sweat Deutz diesel liners simply because the Deutz 912 series diesel is an air-cooled German engine and everyone knows German air-cooled engines such as Porsche and VW are not exactly joys to work on. But the following is all you really have to know about Deutz 912 diesel cylinder liner installation. Identifying your

Ram Tough Rebuild

The B-series Cummins engine may potentially go down in history as the single most important engine development project, strategic market share gain and opportunity for diversification partnerships in Cummins history. The Cummins B-series is a family of four- and six-cylinder inline engines known as the “one-liter per cylinder” in both the popular 3.9L four-cylinder and