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Hastings LS and Diesel Engine Piston Rings

The LS piston ring offerings cover high demand engines with state-of-the-art piston ring materials and coatings/surface treatments. The diesel truck offerings represent a majority of the USA diesel engines in demand.

Hastings Manufacturing Merges with Piston Rings Komarov

Hastings Manufacturing Company and Piston Rings Komarov, two leading designers and manufacturers of piston rings for the OEM and Aftermarket channels, have announced their merger.

Hastings E-Catalog

Hastings Manufacturing Company has released its piston ring product data worldwide in both ACES & PIES standards and TecDoc catalogs to support its vast customer base needing electronic product data.

Hastings Manufacturing Announces Dan Qualls as Vice President Business Development

Dan comes to Hastings with more than 20 years of multiple sales and marketing industry experience including 13 years previously at Hastings, where he managed and grew the Company in numerous areas.

Hastings Manufacturing Announces New President and CEO

Hastings Manufacturing Company, a global piston ring manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Ken Holbrook as president and CEO. With Ken’s promotion, Jeff Guenther has been promoted to senior vice president sales and marketing.

Kristen Phipps Joins Hastings Team as Director of Business Development

Kristen Phipps comes to Hastings with more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience including 16 years at Federal-Mogul, where she managed numerous functions ranging from operations, customer service, inside sales, brand marketing, global supply chain, and global marketing.

Understanding Ring Gaps

Ring gaps are often a confusing and misunderstood part of a re-ring job. There are minimum and maximum ring gap specifications which must be observed for the best performance of a new ring set. Manufacturers rigidly adhere to these tolerances and ring gaps are inspected in gauges accurate to .0001”. Here are some tips.

Hastings Invites Visitors to Check Out New Website

Hastings Manufacturing Company, a 100 year old global piston ring manufacturer, invites visitors to explore its new website. The new website has been designed to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality.

Hastings Names Sarah Kollar Marketing Manager

Hastings Manufacturing Company, a global manufacturer of piston rings celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2015, has announced the appointment of Sarah Kollar as Marketing Manager. Sarah Kollar has been appointed to the position of Marketing Manager reporting to Ken Holbrook, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing. Sarah previously performed account management for the company’s OEM activities

Hastings Medium Duty Diesel Rings

Hastings offers very broad piston ring coverage for medium duty diesel engines, from Dodge to Ford to GM, Mercedes to Nissan. This includes replacement rings for the very popular 5.9L and 6.7L B-Series Cummins diesel engines. Each ring set is engineered for the requirements of modern diesels. Look for our familiar blue and gold box.

Hastings Premium Filters Hosts Hastings University

Hastings University, which is presented by Hastings design engineers and other staff members, is designed to broaden awareness of today’s filtration theories and practices. Hastings Premium Filters recently welcomed distributors to its three-day filtration seminar, Hastings University at its headquarters in Kearney, Nebraska. Distributors from Texas, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Iowa, North Dakota, Kansas, Ohio

Michigan Racer Wins $20,000 Engine Pro Racing Engine

The engine, valued at $20,000, was assembled by Performance Engineering with parts and services supplied by Pro-Filer, Melling Performance, Hastings Racing, Oliver, Ferrea, Comp Cams, JE Pistons, Clevite, Fel-Pro, Milodon, R & R Wireloom and Pro Finishing. A Grass Lake, MI racer was the last man standing in a drawing for a new racing engine