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Raybestos ‘Spring Sizzle’ Sweepstakes Rewards Winners
with Toolboxes and More

James “Fritz” Steile of Maple Grove Tire and Service in Maple Grove, MN, was named the Raybestos brand brakes “Spring Sizzle” promotion winner. Steile received a Snap-on Classic Series 19-Drawer Triple Bank Roll Cabinet and a complete Snap-on tool set.

Installers received a sweepstakes entry form when they purchased a Raybestos brand brakes promotional kit. The kit included a portable toolbox, grill and a certificate to receive five to seven sets of Raybestos brand brake pads.

In addition to the grand prize valued at nearly $9,000, two second-prize winners — Taus Gasior (Blue Moon Auto Inc. of Roseville, CA) and Dean Cremean (2 Techs Auto Repair of Englewood, CO) — received Snap-on Triple Bank Roll Cabinets.

Beck/Arnley Recognized As Outstanding Technology Partner
Beck/Arnley received the 2007 Supplier Award in recognition of being an Outstanding Technology Partner from Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. (Alliance) during its annual winter shareholders meeting in Boca Raton, FL.

“We would like to thank Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance for this honor,” said Max Dull, Beck/Arnley president and CEO. “They have been a valued partner since our relationship began in the 1980s, and we look forward to continuing to serve their import needs for many years to come.”

The 2007 Outstanding Technology Partner plaque was presented by Richard Morgan, Alliance president and CEO, to Dull, Vince McMahon, vice president and general manager, and Anne Coffin, vice president, IT & marketing, chief information officer, who accepted the award on behalf of Beck/Arnley.

ContiTech Offers Diagnostic Posters
Once a vehicle starts making squealing noises, it’s time for the maintenance expert to take a look at the drive belt. Is it damaged? Is it taut enough? Has it been correctly installed? Whether a drive belt runs as it should depends on a number of factors — installation itself can be a source of error.

ContiTech Power Transmission Group has brought out two new posters for distribution to auto repair shops to assist with belt damage diagnosis and correction. The posters explain the problems that may occur with fan belts, multiple V-ribbed belts and timing belts, as well as their causes and ways of solving those problems.

The “Timing belts” and “Multiple V-ribbed belts/fan belts” posters can be ordered free of charge at [email protected].

MAHLE Clevite Canada Acquires Engine Parts One
MAHLE Clevite Canada ULC has completed the purchase of Canadian Engine Parts 1 Inc., which currently serves the Canadian engine parts market with five strategically located warehouses across the country. This acquisition transfers ownership to MAHLE Clevite Canada.

This transaction enables MAHLE Clevite to position itself to better service the needs of the Canadian engine parts market. It also supports the implementation of the MAHLE Clevite value-added initiatives, allowing them to focus directly on servicing the engine parts aftermarket in concert with their customer base.

In other company news, Kenny Burns, machine shop manager for Harry’s Machine Works, Inc., won the 2007 MAHLE Clevite “Machinist of the Year Award.” Harry’s Machine Works is located in Dodge City, KS. Burns will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Performance Racing Industry Show in Orlando, FL, including $500 in spending money; and an all-expenses-paid trip for one to Charlotte, NC, including a VIP tour of NASCAR Technical Institute.

Airtex Products Realigns Engineering Services and Support
Airtex Products, LP appointed Gerard “Jerry” Betz II as director of engineering, leading the Airtex Engineering Services and Support (ESS) division for fuel delivery systems. In this role, Betz is responsible for a wide variety of initiatives designed to support continued global growth in the fuel delivery systems market. With more than 18 years of service with such companies as General Motors and Harley Davidson, Betz brings experience in fuel delivery systems design and product knowledge.

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Continental Releases 67 New Part Numbers

Twenty-two new import part numbers, as well as 39 new pulley and tensioner part numbers, are immediately available.

Continental announced a continued development of its import line of products with the addition of 22 new part numbers, as well as the expansion of its metals program, including 39 new pulley and tensioner part numbers. The new product line extensions are immediately available, Continental said.

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