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October 2017

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6 Industry Focus 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 7 Summit Holdings opens Peak Trailer Group as Wabash National dealer. Enterprise Truck Rental has opened its fi rst location in the Kansas City area. Carrier Transicold of Detroit is cel- ebrating its 50 th anniversary this year. Paccar Parts has opened its 100th TRP store. The facility was opened by Ken- worth of Louisiana in Alexandria, La. Four Star Freightliner recently broke ground on a new facility in Valdosta, Ga. McCoy Group pledged $10,000 to relief efforts in the aftermath of Hur- ricane Harvey, as well as the use of equipment to transport supplies to the impacted areas. Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC) employees are coming together to raise more than $17,000 for the ALS Association Mid-America Chapter in support of longtime customer Tom Kretsinger, CEO at American Central Transport. Carolina International Trucks is mark- ing its 25 th anniversary this year. The company's Idealease business also has achieved "ONE Idealease Elite" status for 2017. Dealer News Truck Center Companies has opened a new 180,000 sq. ft. facility in Omaha, Neb. Westrans Celebrates Golden Anniversary Westrans held a customer appreciation event last month in Winni- peg, Manitoba, to celebrate its 50 th anniversary. The memorable event featured the offi cial grand re-opening of the company's parts show room, tours of its extensive production facilities, ice road truckers, product demonstrations, fun activities and sales specials. More than two dozen vendors and a few hundred customers attended the event. "[Westrans] would like to say thank you to all our valued custom- ers who have driven our business for 50 years," the company says. HDAW Expands 2018 Program Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) organiz- ers introduce two new programs to the HDAW 2018 docket for independent distributors attending the conference: The Hands-On Training Program and HDAW Reserved Meal Tables. HDAW Reserved Meal Tables Suppliers participating in one-on-one meetings dur- ing HDAW now have the option to schedule four extra meetings in a more intimate surrounding instead of a resort restaurant. A private area in the Mirage Grand Ballroom is now set aside with reserved tables during the scheduled breakfast and lunch times on Tuesday and Wednesday. Hands-On Training Program The HDAW Hands-On Training program offers distributors who do not participate in one-on-one meetings the opportunity to meet with participating suppliers in their booths. Take advantage of up to six pre-scheduled, 20-minute private training sessions on Wednesday morning. The 13 th annual HDAW will be held Jan. 22-25, 2018, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

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