Announcement

Kay Premium Marking Films, Ltd. expands in Michigan

World Class Automotive OEM film supplier to open new facility in 2014

Lake Orion, Michigan September 20, 2013: Kay Premium Marking Films, Ltd. (U.K.), a leading supplier of high quality pressure-sensitive films since 1995, is expanding into the North American market with the construction of a new facility in Lake Orion, Michigan.

Adjacent to the World Headquarters of the parent company, Kay Automotive Graphics, this KPMF USA, Inc. manufacturing center will increase KPMF's capacity for satisfying the burgeoning global demands for PVC and urethane films for the OEM, aftermarket and vehicle wrapping industries.

The construction of this facility is underway, with anticipated completion date in the Spring of 2014. Utilizing the latest coatings equipment and technologies, this facility will offer employment opportunities for a variety of manufacturing and sales positions. Visit KPMF USA, Inc. at SEMA 2013 in Booth 12975.

AkzoNobel's stickerfix DIY Paint Solution Gears Up for SEMA 2013

Unique adhesive film technology captures attention of OE and Aftermarket industry

AkzoNobel’s stickerfix™, the industry’s first pre-coated ultra-thin film adhesive DIY paint solution, continues to generate buzz amongst the automotive industry as it gears up for a return to SEMA 2013.

Following the highly successful debut of stickerfix at SEMA 2012, and the online launch of stickerfix in Europe’s prestigious Halfords retail chain, several major U.S. companies are preparing to include stickerfix in their DIY paint solution line-up for 2014. The growing momentum is a result of the positive retailer and consumer feedback about the adhesive film technology’s quick, clean application. There is also considerable interest in stickerfix’s superior color match, thanks to AkzoNobel’s premium Sikkens pre-coated finishes. Stickerfix offers a revolutionary method for helping car owners conceal unsightly paint scratches and chips any time they need it.

AkzoNobel Highlights Products, Performance and Sustainability at SEMA 2013

AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas (A&AC) will showcase its multi-brand refinish portfolio, industry sustainability platform, and exclusive education classes at SEMA 2013. Select products from the Sikkens®, Lesonal®, and Wanda® brands will be on display in Booth #25043 in the South Hall’s Racing & Performance area. In addition, stickerfix™, the first commercial DIY paint solution from AkzoNobel, will be featured in Booth #13049 in the North Hall’s Appearance and Accessories area.

Custom-Renovated 1958 Corvette is Planned Show-Stopper at SEMA

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products will feature the work of Legacy Innovations, LLC and their show-stopping, custom-renovated 1958 Corvette at SEMA, booth 21313 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. Legacy Innovations’ owner, Troy Spackman, and members of his team, as well as the car’s owner, will be on hand at the ESAB booth every day of the show, from November 5, 2013 through November 8, 2013, to answer questions about the renovation project and discuss how ESAB equipment was key in completing the custom work.

Legacy Innovations, founded in 2006, specializes in chassis design and fabrication, body restoration and modification as well as a full range of services from building to renovation for custom, rare and exotic vehicles. From the start, the company has partnered with ESAB for all its welding and cutting equipment requirements.

LetzRoll Offroad Racing to be Featured at SEMA

Andrew McLaughlin, owner of LetzRoll Offroad Racing, and his newly-inked offroad buggy, will be on site at the ESAB Welding & Cutting Products booth at SEMA, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. McLaughlin will make scheduled appearances at booth 21313 from November 6, 2013 through November 8, 2013.

SEMA show attendees will have the opportunity to meet McLaughlin and see his offroad buggy, which will remain on display for the length of the show. McLaughlin will be on hand to greet guests, sign autographs, share his racing experience and discuss why LetzRoll Offroad relies on ESAB equipment.

Omni United Expands Distribution of Limited Edition Radar “Ring of Hope” Pink Side Wall Tire

For a limited time the unique version of Omni United’s flagship brand Radar Tires popular RPX 900 tire is now available online through select distributors and at retailers across the country.

Omni United has expanded distribution of its limited-edition “Ring of Hope” pink side wall Radar RPX 900 tire. The tire, which supports Omni’s ‘Mobilizing Hope’ campaign, includes a pink side wall highlighting the emblematic pink color of the fight against breast cancer. This limited-edition tire is now available through tires-easy.com, at Sears Auto Centers, Omni’s new Radar Distribution Center and other select retailers throughout the country.

Special Discounted Rate on ODYSSEY® Battery Orders Placed at the SEMA Show

Available at Online Store Kiosk, SEMA Show, Booth No. 24863, Central Hall

READING, Pa. (Oct. 9, 2013) – EnerSys® has announced that it will be offering a 10 percent discount for any ODYSSEY® battery orders placed at the 2013 SEMA Show (Nov. 5 – Nov. 8, 2013). The discount includes freight and is valid only for orders placed via the online store kiosk at ODYSSEY® Battery booth no. 24863 in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“This is the first year we’ve incorporated the online store kiosk in the ODYSSEY® Battery booth at the SEMA Show,” said Dave McMullen, director of commercial marketing for specialty and UPS markets at EnerSys. “We’ve received a number of inquires at the show in the past, and the online store kiosk right in our booth makes it simple to place orders. The 10 percent discount on orders placed at the show is an added incentive for anyone interested in purchasing ODYSSEY® batteries or accessories.”

Radar Tires Continues to Support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Increases Donation per Tire in Groundbreaking 'Mobilizing Hope' Campaign

For the third consecutive year, Omni United continues its Mobilizing Hope campaign and corporate alliance program to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF). For every one of Omni United’s Radar brand tires sold between April 2013 and the February 2014, the company has pledged to increase its donation per tire to $5, with a minimum donation of $200,000 and a maximum donation of $250,000.

As Omni United and Radar have enjoyed significant success and growth over the last few years, the company continues its objectives with this program to increase both awareness and funds to support the efforts of BCRF. Money raised in the campaign goes directly to the BCRF to help prevent, treat and ultimately eradicate this disease. Mobilizing Hope' launched in the United States in 2011 and has continued to grow with Radar products benefiting the BCRF now available from over 12,000 leading tire retailers serviced by the Omni-United distribution network.

Omni United Opens First Distribution Center in the United States

Omni United is expanding its North American footprint with the opening of its first Radar Tires distribution center in California. Located in Fairfield, the distribution center will be used to store the company’s flagship brand, Radar Tires, and has the capacity to store over 60,000 tires. The additional space is needed to accommodate the brand’s growing production and sales volumes, along with its ever-increasing product range.

“Radar Tires new distribution center provides a much higher level of service to our customers throughout the United States,” said Scott Rhodes, Omni Vice President of Sales, North America. “It allows us to better serve the needs of our growing retail customers and distributors, accelerating time to market.”

CTEK Sponsored Motorcyclist Valerie Thompson Becomes Newest Member of BUB Speed Trials “201 MPH Club” at Bonneville Salt Flats

Twinsburg, Ohio – Valerie Thompson, the CTEK Power Inc. sponsored owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), joined the “201 MPH Club” after posting a record two-way average speed of 201.02 MPH in the 1000cc MPS/AG class at the recent motorcycle-only BUB Speed Trials. Valerie held this record for only a short period, as her record was surpassed later in the event. “They say you don’t own a record, they are only on loan. It would have been nice if they loaned it to me for a bit longer,” said a smiling Thompson.

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