ArvinMeritor will open a 300,000 sq.-ft. facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China that will initially manufacture trailer axles and suspensions for export to North America and Europe, as well as trailer makers in China. Production is estimated to begin in the first half of 2007.
One-use dielectic grease tubes are now available from Phillips Industries. Called Qwik-Shot (Part no. 80-250), they protect electrical connections and minimize corrosion by sealing out high heat, moisture and contaminants. www.phillipsind.com
The 2006/2007 edition of the Aftermarket eFactbook is now available from the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Assn. on CD-ROM. Charts and tables can be printed or copied and pasted into Excel, PowerPoint and other software packages. The eFactbook is available to AAIA members for $199 and to non-members for $449, with discounts on multiple copies. To order a copy of the eFactbook or the printed Factbook, call 301-654-6664. www.aftermarket.org
Through a partnership with Interstate Battery System of America, Carrier Transicold dealers now sell the high-performance PowerRush 12v batteries for refrigeration units. Available in capacities of 950, 750 and 700 CCA, the batteries are backed by an 18-mo. warranty. www.trucktrailer.carrier.com
A dip-slide kit for to test for biological contamination in fuel ($14.95) and a lab package to identify fuel instability ($99) are now available from Dieselcraft Fluid Engineering. The lab package determines whether fuel is up to ASTM standard #HLOO-0021. www.dieselcraft.com
Roll-Rite's revised “Fleet Spec & Pricing Guide” streamlines the dump truck tarp selection process by requiring only truck body length and cab guard rise (see “Quick Pick Tarp” section.) Also includes new tailoring options. For a free copy, call 1-800-297-9905 or email: [email protected]