Wheels and deals Haldex heavy-duty starter and alternators, and will market the products under the Midland Like-Nu brand name. ... DuPont's acquisition of Herberts, the coating Midland Services has acquired Stats Remanufacturing Center Inc. of Omaha, a maker of subsidiary of Hoechst AG, heralds the formation of DuPont Performance Coatings, which is expected to reach annual sales in the neighborhood of $3.8 billion. ... Aero Industries expands to Southwestern U.S. through its purchase of Tempco Trucking Tarp Systems.
Investing in the future Detroit's Center for Creative Studies - College of Art and Design has received support from two industry leaders. Kenworth Truck Co. sponsored the "Cabover Engine Conceptual Design Project," in which students designed futuristic COEs, while Meritor Automotive is sponsoring the Innovative Vehicle scholarship award in 2000, which will focus on commercial vehicles. Meritor is also showing its support for the Trucker Buddy Program in the form of a $10,000 donation this year. .... Meanwhile, Navistar International Transportation Corp. has made a commitment to training high school students for careers in truck maintenance through a joint venture with the Chicago Public Schools and Advisory Council of Transportation Industry members.
Web sightings Product and technical information on vehicle lighting systems can be found online at Grote's new Web site, www.grote.com. ... Western Star Trucks has stepped onto the information highway with the launch of its Web site, www.wstar.com. ... Hi-Lite Safety Systems also has a new Web site, www.hi-lite-safetysystems.com. ... Ridewell Corp.'s 47-page site can be found at www.ridewellcorp.com.
Quality kudos Sterling Truck Corp.'s Willoughby, Ohio, headquarters received ISO-9001 certification. ... Accuride's Mexicali plant has been designated ISO-9001 compliant. ... Haltec Corp.'s design, production, and distribution operations have received ISO-9001 certification. ... QS-9000/ISO-9001 has been awarded to TSE Brakes. ... Fontaine Fifth Wheel has been awarded QS-9000 certification, as well as a Quality Certification award from PACCAR.
Equipment options A driver's-side front air bag is now an option on the Kenworth T2000. In addition, KW announced that the Eaton Fuller 18-speed AutoShift is now available on its T2000, W900, T800, T600, and C500 models.