After assuming operational oversight of Engine Pro, The AAM Group—the automotive aftermarket program distribution group and specialty marketing firm based in Piney Flats, Tennessee—has announced Jeff Kesar will help lead marketing and strategic planning for Engine Pro. In his role as AAM Group Marketing Specialist, Kesar will work to bring Engine Pro into the existing portfolio of
Many of you might be familiar with Jesse Jones. He’s been part of the engine parts industry and the automotive aftermarket for nearly four decades in various roles with iconic companies such as Fel-Pro, Clevite, Cometic, and now as president of Engine Parts Group (EPG) and Engine Pro. In this episode of Industry Insiders, we
Engine Parts Group, also known as Engine Pro, has announced the addition of NPW Companies as its newest member. NPW is a Florida-based automotive parts distributor with 30 warehouse locations and more than 50 store locations across the US. NPW had recently purchased Engine and Performance Warehouse Inc. (EPWI), a founding member of the Engine
VACUUM TESTING FIXTURES When vacuum testing valves on some heads there may be obstacles in the way. In many cases there will be some exhaust studs in the way like this 3.4L GM. Rather than opening up a can of worms trying to remove the exhaust studs, I look through my pressure testing plates to
Engine Parts Group Inc. (EPGI/Engine Pro) has appointed Jesse Jones as president of the engine parts distribution group. Jones has vast experience with both automotive aftermarket and OE suppliers, including senior management positions at MAHLE Clevite, Dana Inc. and Cometic Gaskets. Engine Pro is the largest engine parts distribution network in the U.S. and Australia,
Engine Pro has published its first LS Performance Parts catalog featuring hundreds of applications specifically designed for the popular engine platform. The catalog includes comprehensive valve train listings such as engine valves, valve stem seals, valve locks, springs, spring locators and retainers.
Andrew Cardwell has been appointed to assist with researching and identifying new product opportunities, expanding current parts lines and overseeing new products.
MAGNETIC CLEANER I attach a large speaker magnet in my valve grinder oil tank. This draws any metal particulate matter to this area and keeps the oil clean. Gary Sloat Auto Supply of Stuart Stuart, FL REAR END SETUP MADE EASIER After I read the article about the 12-bolt rear ends in an earlier issue of
PISTON CLAMP Eliminating the movement of parts when installing or removing Spirolox-type retaining rings in piston and rod assemblies will make the job easier and save time and cursing. Instead of clamping a connecting rod in a vise and then trying to steady the piston, we make a simple device to stabilize the entire piston
Engine Parts Group, Inc. (Engine Pro) has named William E. Cook as president of the engine parts distribution group. Cook assumes the position of president from Don Weber who passed away in March 2018.
It’s not exactly the traditional entry level engine builder job posting, but there’s an opening at Engine Parts Group, Inc. (EPGI), headquarters in Wheat Ridge, CO. The national engine parts distribution group is seeking a new president. As president, the ideal candidate reports to EPGI’s Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall direction
A BIT OF KNOWLEDGE Three tips to make your drill bits last longer. 1. Choose the right bit. A black oxide-coated bit helps reduce friction and increase chip flow, but shouldn’t be used on nonferrous materials. TiN is a titanium nitride with a gold color that can run faster than uncoated bits and increase tool