Wheels and deals
Dana Corp.'s $287-million acquisition of Eaton Corp.'s axle and brake business became effective January 1, 1998. ... At the same time, Dana has agreed to sell its brake hose business to CF Gomma, S.p.A., Passirano, Italy. ... Cummins Engine Co. is set to purchase Stoughton, Wis.-based Nelson Industries Inc., a supplier of air filtration systems for diesel-powered equipment. ... Federal-Mogul Corp. is slated to purchase Fel-Pro Inc., a maker of gaskets and other automotive sealing products. ... The Timken Co. appointed Stemco Inc. to sell Timken tapered roller bearings in the heavy-duty wheel bearing aftermarket in the U.S. and Canada...Associates Commercial Corp. has acquired a $13-million truck trailer portfolio from Wabash National Finance Corp. ... An agreement with N.R. Broussard Landing, Abbeville, La., and Alternate Power Technology, Alvin, Tex., will enable Rodi Power Systems to design, manufacture, and market electric generating systems.
Fresh looks Carolina Breakdown Service, a subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corp., has changed its name to FleetNet America.
Breaking new ground Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. has completed a $7.2-million, 48,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its Gaffney, S.C., manufacturing facility. Production at the plant, which manufactures the company's specialty vehicle chassis, has nearly tripled since it was purchased by Freightliner in 1995. ... The opening of used-truck centers in Baltimore and Denver brings to 16 the number of locations in the Navistar International Transportation Corp. used truck network. ... The commercial division of Continental General Tire Inc. is expanding production of medium radial truck tires at its Mt. Vernon, Ill., plant by 25%. The company also announced plans to manufacture radials at its off-the-road facility in Bryan, Ohio. ... During the first quarter of the year, Neway Anchorlok International is slated to expand production capacity at its Muskegon, Mich., suspension plant.
Training takes The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will offer the Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnostic Specialist Test (L2) on May 5. Prerequisites for the exam, which measures skills needed to diagnose diesel engine electronic fuel control systems, include ASE certification in regular Diesel Engines (T2) and Electrical/Electronic Systems (T6). To register, call 703-713-3800 and ask for "fax back," or ext. 104 after hours.
Milestones Kenworth, which marks its its 75th anniversary this year, plans to kick off the celebration at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, where it will unveil an Anniversary Edition version of the W900 conventional. Production of the special series is slated for May. ... A ceremony at company headquarters marked the delivery of Hendrickson Truck Suspension System's 2-millionth truck suspension, which was installed in a Navistar 4900. ... Pilotte's Transport Refrigeration recently celebrated 25 years as a Carrier Transicold dealer.
Quality kudos Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. has achieved ISO-9002 certification. ... ISO-9001 has been granted to Cole Hersee Co. ... The Monterrey, Mexico, brake manufacturing plant of Neway Anchorlok International is now QS-9000 certified.