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Mild vs. Wild: Scheid Diesel and a Pair of 6.7L Cummins Engines

When it comes to building diesel engines, Scheid Diesel is a shop perennially at the top of people’s lists. As such, we made the trip to Terre Haute, IN to visit with owner Dan Scheid and to see the various aspects of the business and discuss the builds of two 6.7L Cummins engines. Check out

All About Those Valves

We recently sat down with Ryan Hamilton and Phil Data of SBI, as well as D&J Precision Machine owner Drew Pumphrey to talk about everything valves – problem areas, materials, sizes, angles, valve jobs, seats, and even springs. Check out this latest Intellectual Horsepower episode brought to you by SBI.

SBI’s Growth Leads to New Leadership Promotions

Ryan Hamilton, President and CEO of SBI, the trusted valvetrain name in the automotive aftermarket, has announced a transformative period of growth and expansion in 2023, marked by strategic position changes within the company. These appointments not only reflect S.B. International’s commitment to enhancing its operational efficiency, but also underscore its dedication to providing exceptional

Our Best Mild vs. Wild Yet! Featuring Kill Devil Diesel

We recently spent a few days down in Poplar Branch, NC on the outskirts of the Outer Banks to visit with Kill Devil Diesel and owner Jared Alderson. This diesel engine and machine shop specializes in the Powerstroke platform, so we decided to find out what went into a 6.0L Powerstroke build for a MILD

EB Takeover – Choate Engineering Performance

We were recently in Bolivar, TN at Choate Engineering Performance to do some filming for a couple of our video series, so we took the opportunity to allow shop owner Cass Choate to grab our phone and give a tour of his 155,000 sq.-ft. diesel engine and machine shop. This takeover is brought to you

EB Takeover: Kill Devil Diesel

You all know the name Kill Devil Diesel but now join the guys for a tour through and around their diesel shop where they showcase the production facility, engine room, cylinder head area and all the cool diesel work they do. Also, the shop’s break room is Dennis Anderson’s old house, and the shop sits

Engine Builder Attends SBI’s 40th Anniversary Gala

If there’s anything that these past couple years has demonstrated, it’s that nothing is for certain in life or in business. In these days of such ever-changing environments, economies, consumer habits and the like, it’s more than impressive when a company reaches a major milestone. In July, the team at S.B. International, located in Nashville,

SBI Gala
One-on-One with SBI’s Phil Data

Phil Data, SB International’s VP of Sales recently stopped by Engine Builder magazine, so we sat down to talk about what’s been going on at the company in recent years, how the industry has changed and we touch on SBI’s upcoming 40th anniversary.

S.B. International, Inc. Appoints Ryan Hamilton as President

Ryan Hamilton joined SBI in 2007, where his various roles have provided him an extensive knowledge of the aftermarket industry. Over the years he has held titles such as Sales & Inventory Coordinator, Quality Control Inspector, Research and Development/Technical Services, Product Manager, and most recently Vice President of Product. During his time of tenure and

Brian Bender Announces Retirement from SBI, Tom DeBlasis to Succeed as President

Brian Bender, president and CEO of S.B. International, Inc. (SBI), a global supplier of cylinder head components, has announced his retirement after 34 years with the company. Tom DeBlasis has been appointed to succeed him as president, effective July 15, 2017.

SBI Releases New 2013 Anniversary Catalog

In honor of its 30th anniversary, S. B. International, Inc. (SBI), of Nashville, TN, has released a 1,072-page 2013 valve train parts catalog. The catalog has an emphasis on the more than 200 additions to its comprehensive line of cylinder head parts since its previous catalog in 2010, as well as a 32-page supplemental catalog