Announcement

EQUIP is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website!

Equip Automotive Systems, Inc launches Website

Website provides resources to the collision industry regarding new innovative products, service and training.

Lakeside CA- Equip Automotive Systems, Inc. announces the official launch www.equipmyshop.com., eCommerce . This site aims at providing the collision Industry an online shopping experience that is quick, easy and affordable. Equips convenient access to manage your shop anytime and anywhere you have access to a web browser. A fast and easy way to process your sales orders, estimates, repair request and invoices; a custom calendar to book appointments for Training off or on site; integrated parts catalogs; online parts ordering.

Aussie solar car startup to showcase at SEMA 2015

Melbourne­based electric vehicle technology startup
EVX (www.evxventures.com) has announced it will be exhibiting its scaled down model custom
solar car and spin­off technologies at the world’s largest automotive speciality parts trade show
in the world, the SEMA Show 2015 at Las Vegas Convention Center, USA in November.

EVX is a collaboration with the leading electric vehicle R&D group at Swinburne University of
Technology and experienced local engineers who have designed and produced award winning
solar racing cars. The engineering team at EVX is led by electric vehicle expert Dr Clint Steele.

Co­-Founder & CEO of EVX Barry Nguyen said “Without government funding so far, we have
made significant progress in our R&D and getting closer to turn our ambitious vision into a
reality. With the strong leadership of Dr Clint Steele, we have succeeded in keeping our
approach lean through working with final year engineering students and new graduate
engineers. ”

Ranch Hand Welcomes Mike Kane as new VP of Manufacturing & Engineering

Ranch Hand is adding some manufacturing muscle to its team of experts in the SUV and truck accessory industry. His name is Mike Kane, and he is the new Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering for Ranch Hand. Mike is making strides to improve the manufacturing and engineering processes.

A firm believer in lean manufacturing and 5S, Mike is working to implement each of the philosophy’s five “S” words — sort, set, shine, standardize and sustain — in all of the facilities’ practices. One of the by-products of the 5S philosophy comes in the form of another “s” word: safety. Mike realizes that safety is of utmost importance, and he is utilizing his expertise to ensure that Ranch Hand products are and continue to be the safest SUV and truck accessories on the market. When Ranch Hand advises customers to “Be on the Safe Side” with Ranch Hand products, they mean it.

OTC announces Technician Challenge national tour in North America

The OTC Technician Challenge is going on tour with dates in six states, showcasing the Encore with new Bravo 2.0 software. Technicians nationwide will compete to win one of three Ultimate Diagnostics for Life packages. Ultimate Diagnostics for Life winners will receive an OTC Encore kit with a lifetime hardware warranty and lifetime diagnostics subscription from OTC.

Co-hosted by OTC and distribution partners, technicians will be challenged with random vehicle diagnostic issues and tasked with identifying the problem using the OTC Encore. The technician with the fastest time at select events will receive a $150 cash card from OTC. Any technician who pre-registers and attends an event will receive a free pair of OTC technician gloves. The three fastest times nationwide will win the Ultimate Diagnostics for Life package.

OTC announces ‘Diagnostics for Life’ program with lifetime warranty and support for Encore in North America

OTC announced today its ‘Diagnostics for Life’ program and new Bravo 2.0 software in North America for the Encore diagnostic tool. Providing a lifetime warranty on hardware, expanded technical service hours and a software overhaul, efforts were based on direct Encore owner feedback. This critical update, Bravo 2.0, is provided for every Encore owner with or without an active diagnostics subscription. Technicians will see a faster, more stable tool with additional vehicle coverage and a reduction in screen-to-screen waiting times.

Bravo 2.0 focuses on making the tool faster and easier to use while expanding coverage and capabilities. Major improvements can be found at OTCTools.com/diagnostics-for-life, and include:
- The first OTC scan tool with Bosch’s coverage database for European vehicles, focusing on Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Volvo
- Reduced wait on screen-to-screen time
- Faster, more stable operating system with expanded vehicle coverage and support

New Premium Brand “Steer Smarts” to be Launched at the SEMA Show

Steer Smarts, the innovative brand for steering and suspension products, will be formally introduced at the 2015 SEMA Show in booth 35322. As a brand descended from a long term OEM supplier, Steer Smarts makes use of the engineering and testing capabilities of the parent company to ensure robust product development and manufacturing. Steer Smarts products aren’t replacement parts – they’re improvement parts proudly designed and manufactured in the USA.
Steer Smarts is introducing an array of new Jeep Wrangler steering products at the SEMA Show. Our Griffin series of steering attenuators, simply put, makes the Jeep Wrangler safer while improving your driving experience. Our YETI series steering linkage is the strongest and most durable linkage ever built for Jeep Wranglers. Visit SteerSmarts.com and see for yourself.

Carbon Fiber Paintless Dent Removal Tools

We are excited to announce that this will be RollerRodz first time exhibiting at the SEMA Show.

RollerRodz is a paintless dent removal tool manufacturer and supplier. We hold patents on tools we have designed for the industry and market them worldwide.

We are proud to announce the upcoming release of our new carbon fiber paintless dent removal equipment. Please visit our booth at the SEMA Show #15020 to see these exciting new products.

www.rollerrodz.com
844-523-3400

J.W. Speaker Celebrating 80 Years

Germantown, WI, July 9, 2015 – J.W. Speaker Corporation, founded in July of 1935 by John W. Speaker, began as a manufacturer of automotive repair parts; including, radiator fronts, car mirrors, repair kits and automotive lighting. In the early 1940’s, J.W. Speaker developed the Heatab® miniature portable stove and the “P38” GI can opener. Both were widely used during World War II and for several decades after by the U.S. military.
In 1960, under the leadership of John’s son Jack, J.W. Speaker Corporation shifted its focus to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) vehicular lighting, expanding the product offering to include vehicular lighting for lawn & garden and golf & turf tractors. Since then, J.W. Speaker has evolved into a major lighting manufacturer specializing in quality lighting products for OEMs and aftermarket customers around the world.

TRANSAMERICAN AUTO PARTS ANNOUNCES THE “LIFE IS BETTER OFF-ROAD™” SEMA VEHICLE BUILD AWARD

Compton, California (July 8, 2015) – Transamerican Auto Parts is proud to introduce the “Life is Better Off-Road™” SEMA builder award. Launching this year at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the “Life is Better Off-Road™” award is an annual industry prize awarded by Transamerican Auto Parts to the best presented, truly off-road capable truck, Jeep or SUV on display at the show.

This award is open to all off-road vehicle constructors and product manufacturers on display at the SEMA show and will be judged by an elite panel of industry experts. As the off-road performance category continues to grow in popularity at the annual event, the Transamerican Auto Parts “Life is Better Off-Road™” award will recognize the unique technological achievements and engineering advancements specific to the development of aftermarket products for off-road trucks, Jeeps and SUVs.

Purple Platypus Gears Up For Inventors Week at Discovery Cube

Purple Platypus Gears Up For Inventors Week at Discovery Cube

IRVINE, California (June 22, 2015) – Purple Platypus, Inc., the only certified Stratasys 3D printer reseller servicing the entire Southwest region (Arizona, Nevada and Southern California), will be participating in Discovery Cube’s Inventors Week from July 27, 2015 to July 12, 2015.

This is Discovery Cube’s 3rd annual Inventors Week celebrating tinkerers, builders, and explorers of all ages. These future business leaders and engineers will be showcasing their inventions while learning about various electronic and robotic principles that are fundamental for every future engineer to know. Activities will include stage shows, learning stations, “Meet the Makers” weekends, special guest speakers and 3D printing demos. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Discovery Cube’s Inventors Week event page.

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