Truck Parts and Service

October 2014

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6 Industry Focus Rush Enterprises has partnered with Waste Management, Inc. to donate a Navistar 4300 truck to the Alameda County (Calif.) food bank as part of a community service project. The com- pany also has relocated its Orlando dealership and expanded its Abilene, Texas location. Papé Kenworth has opened two new parts and service locations near U.S. Interstate 5 in Aurora and Roseburg, Ore. Mid-State Truck Service has opened its newest location in Chippewa Falls, Wis. Worldwide Equipment has opened its new leasing location in Morristown, Tenn. Edmonton Kenworth has moved its Fort McMurray dealership to a larger 13,000 sq. ft. facility. Bruckner Truck Sales has begun con- struction on a new location in Hays, Kan., set to open in 2015. Oxnard, Calif.-based Big T's Freight- liner has been acquired by Velocity Vehicle Group. Tallman Truck Centre Limited has acquired Woodbine Truck Centre Ltd. and has opened its new 23,000 sq. ft. Oshawa, Ontario dealership. T R U C K P A R T S & S E R V I C E | O c t o b e r 2 0 1 4 NationaLease has named Joseph Gallick senior vice president of sales. Summit Holdings' Board of Directors has elected Blair Roberts as CEO and Justin Fink as president, effective immediately. Joann Bartlett has joined Four Star Freightliner, Inc. as administrative services manager and human resources representative. Consolidated Metco has named Matt Wasem director of aftermarket sales. Jeff Cook has been named director of new truck sales for Peach State Truck Centers. Vehicle Service Group has named Niclas Ytterdahl as president, effective immediately. Mack Trucks has named Kent Thompson regional vice president for the U.S. Southwest Region. MAHLE Service Solutions has named Terry Taylor to the position of head of sales. Bob DiPonio has joined Phillips Industries as a consultant focusing the company's trailer OEM business. Decisiv announces Vince Polentes has joined as its vice president of North American Sales. People In The News Gallick Wasem Taylor Dealer News Inland Kenworth has opened new locations in Albuquerque, N.M. and Kelowna, British Columbia. Wabash National expanding Indiana facility Wabash National has announced plans to in- vest more than $2 million to expand produc- tion operations for its Wabash Composites business with a facility in Frankfort, Ind. "In support of the continued success of our strategic growth and diversifi cation ef- forts, we are extremely pleased to expand our Wabash Composites operations to Frank- fort," says Dick Giromini, president and CEO at Wabash National. The expansion will accommodate contin- ued future growth with the ability to hire ad- ditional personnel. Wabash National expects to create more than 100 jobs over the next fi ve years, the company says. Federal-Mogul making business changes Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. has announced plans to separate its Pow- ertrain and Motorparts divisions into two independent, publicly traded companies serving the global original equipment and aftermarket industries. "By separating the Powertrain and Motorparts divisions of Federal-Mogul, we are creating two independent, market-leading companies that will be among the largest and strongest in their respective peer groups globally," says Carl Icahn, chairman of the board of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. "Upon separation, the newly formed Federal-Mogul Motorparts will have a strong balance sheet with access to large amounts of capital, enabling it to pursue synergistic acquisitions in the highly fragmented aftermarket industry." Federal-Mogul also announced its Powertrain division has entered into a defi nitive purchase agreement to acquire TRW's engine valve business. "The TRW acquisition is a sign of our commitment to the long-term development of Federal-Mogul's Powertrain division in order to enable its growth and to create value for the company's customers and shareholders," Icahn says.

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