Wheels and deals Cummins Engine Co. will acquire Nelson Industries Inc., a supplier of air and liquid filtration products, exhaust and emissions control systems, industrial silencers, and electronic sound and vibration control technology....Oshkosh Truck Corp. will purchase McNeilus Companies, which manufactures refuse truck bodies and concrete mixers...Phelps Dodge Corp. has agreed to sell Accuride Corp. to an affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and current Accuride management. Phelps Dodge will retain a 10% interest in Accuride....Ferodo America Inc. announced the sale of its TMR spring brake and Leland heavy-duty brake and suspension business last month to Triangle Auto Spring Co., a subsidiary of the Marmon Group of Companies. The new business will operate as Leland Parts Inc....The brake drum division of Reyco Industries has been purchased by the KIC Group... Safety-Kleen's acquisition of a majority stake in 3E Company will enable it to provide customers with 'round the clock environmental, health, and safety information.
Fresh looks Rockwell WABCO Vehicle Control Systems is now officially Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems....The fleet sales and service departments of Neway Anchorlok International have been reorganized into two groups: an Eastern group, headed by Larry Sharp, and a Western group headed by Bill Lee....Starting February 1, RADAC Corp. will carry Turbo Cool charge-air coolers.
Breaking new ground A new $19-million fabrication and distribution center is in the works for Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems....SKF has dedicated two new facilities recently: the North American Training Center, Plymouth, Mich., and a manufacturing plant in Aiken, S.C.
Training takes XTRA Lease recently opened XTRA University, a new training facility for employees. The St. Louis facility features a demo trailer for on-site instruction in repair standards and trailer specs.
More for your money January 1 marked the beginning of Donaldson Co.'s new extended drain program for on-highway vehicles, which will enable fleets to design vehicle-specific drain intervals.
Quality kudos A number of Midland-Grau North America facilities have recently received QS-9000 certification: the Iola, Kan., manufacturing plant; the headquarters facility; the Kansas City distribution center; the Paris, Tenn., division; and the Prattville Manufacturing Inc. research and development center. The company's Ajax Die Casting subsidiary, Broken Arrow, Okla., has been awarded ISO-9002 certification....All seven manufacturing facilities of Wix Filtration Products Div., Dana Corp., have been awarded QS-9000 certification....Kysor Medallion, a division of the Schwitzer Group, received QS-9000 certification....LucasVarity Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems has been awarded QS-9000 certification for its Moraine Machine Center....Dominion Automotive Industries has been awarded ISO-9001 and QS-9000 certification....ISO-9001 certification has been awarded to Hastings Filters.