Announcement

PIAA Wins 3 Global Media Awards at SEMA

Portland, OR, November 12, 2015. This year’s SEMA show boasted tons of new products across all segments of the aftermarket accessory world. PIAA’s launch of multiple new product lines received a great deal of attention in the LED lighting segment winning three Global Media awards. Since 2004 the Global Media Award have been a staple of the SEMA show. The judge’s opinions are highly regarded and respected around the world.

PIAA’s new RF6 LED fog lights received two of the Global Media Awards, one for the white beam version and another for the new Ion yellow fog. With the third award going to the LED performance bulbs, which come in both 6000k white and Ion yellow output. The LED Performance bulbs now come in new fitments which include H4 (9003), H9, and 9005. These new bulbs featuring a set screw so the user can always ensure proper chip alignment for maximum performance and beam angle.

KMC WHEELS WELCOMES ACCOMPLISHED DRIVER ROBBY GORDON TO THE TEAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KMC WHEELS WELCOMES ACCOMPLISHED DRIVER ROBBY GORDON TO THE TEAM

Cerritos, Calif. – (Nov. 10, 2015) – KMC Wheels is proud to welcome Robby Gordon to the KMC Wheels family as an iconic driver and team owner for the brand. Known for his accomplishments in many disciplines of racing, Gordon is truly a stand out driver as well as an innovator in motorsports. He is one of the only drivers in the history of racing to have success in Off-Road, NASCAR, IndyCar and Endurance SportsCar racing.
Check out Robby’s welcome to the team video clip here: https://www.facebook.com/KMCWheels/videos/10153744224717733/

“Wheel Pros and KMC Wheels are the leaders in the industry, have the best design/manufacturing capabilities and greatest distribution power of any wheel company,” said Robby Gordon. “As a driver and builder of top-level race cars, I am looking forward to collaborating with KMC Wheels to develop some game-changing products over many years.”

PartsTrader’s Scott Mason Honored with CIECA Outstanding Contribution Award

Software architect’s development work promotes
greater adoption of BMS standard

Las Vegas, NV - November 4, 2015 - PartsTrader® is pleased to announce that Scott Mason, Technical Product Manager for the PartsTrader platform, has been awarded the 2015 Outstanding Contribution Award by the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees. Mason accepted the award at the Collision Industry Awards presentation held in conjunction with the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas.

“Scott has proven himself a tireless and dedicated advocate of building a great product,” said Margaret Ho, PartsTrader’s Director of Product Management and Integration. “His recognition of the value of the BMS standard and his determination to fully implement it within the PartsTrader system has helped the organization and the industry make great strides in electronic parts procurement.”

CIECA Names PartsTrader Named Electronic Commerce Company of the Year

CIECA Names PartsTrader Electronic Commerce Company of the Year

Industry-changing company recognized for Outstanding Leadership, Contribution and Dedication

Las Vegas, NV - November 4, 2015 - PartsTrader® was named the Electronic Commerce Company of the Year by the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Board of Trustees. Rob Cooper, CEO and Founder of PartsTrader, accepted the award at the Collision Industry Awards presentation held in conjunction with the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas.

“This recognition is tremendous validation of the work we've been doing and I thank CIECA for this,” said Cooper. “Using the BMS standard for integrations has helped us further develop and enhance the product, allowing us to bring even more value to our repairer and supplier community of users.”

URBAN WARRIOR DEFENDER SHOWS OFF NEW TIMBERLAND A/T’S RUGGED-TO-REFINED LOOK AT SEMA

With the newly-launched Timberland A/T tire now available to the public, Timberland Tires are drawing plenty of attention at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, thanks to a customized 2015 Urban Warrior Land Rover Defender on display at Omni United’s booth #43209. The Defender and its Timberland Tires are on full display at Omni United’s 70’ by 50’ booth, located in the convention center’s South Lower Level.

Sporting a set of Timberland A/T 275/55R20 tires mounted on custom 20-inch Kahn Design wheels and the Timberland® logo on its front quarter panels and hood, the Urban Warrior underwent extensive modification and customization inside and out by Sean Hyland Motorsport (booth #33291) of Woodstock, Ontario. Its sophisticated and rugged appearance reflects the active, outdoor lifestyle embodied by Timberland, and would look at home on a city street or on a dirt trail.

OMNI UNITED TO SHOWCASE TIMBERLAND A/T AND RADAR RENEGADE R7 M/T AT 2015 SEMA SHOW

Omni United will once again showcase what it says will be a ground-breaking new product for American drivers at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) in Las Vegas Nov. 3-6 with the newly launched Timberland A/T. The Timberland A/T complements the Timberland Cross with a total of 65 sizes and line combinations for complete coverage of CUV, SUV and Pick-Up trucks. In addition, the company will showcase its complete Radar Tires range, including the exciting new Renegade R7 M/T and new winter tire offerings. The new Radar M/T was inspired by the company’s success in off-road racing.

Omni United will command a 70’ x 50’ booth at the Global Tire Expo, part of the SEMA Show. Its booth (#43209) is in the second section of the South Hall Lower Level of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Company officials will host a formal news conference at the Omni United booth at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5.

TIMBERLAND TIRES OFFERS $100 IN SAVINGS WITH CONSUMER PROMOTION

Omni United today announced the kick off of a “Timberland Tires $100 Savings Event”, a promotion that offers consumers rebates worth $100 with the purchase of four Timberland Tires. The promotion, available at any Timberland Tires retailer, offers consumers $50 in instant savings on a set of Timberland Tires during the time of purchase and a $50 Timberland e-gift card once the tires have been registered online.

Omni United Acquires Interstate Tire Distributor

Tire designer and manufacturer, Omni United Pte. Ltd. today announced the acquisition of Interstate Tire Distributor (ITD), the tire wholesale distributor based in Commerce, CA. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

“The acquisition of ITD is the next step in the evolution of Omni United as a tire designer and marketer and it will reinforce our presence in our core market, the United States,” said G.S. Sareen, CEO of Omni United. ”We are excited about the opportunity for growth, learning and innovation that this move towards vertical integration will present.”

CRAGAR WHEELS TEAMS UP WITH GUITAR DESIGNER STEPHEN MCSWAIN TO CELEBRATE THE CRAGAR S/S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

CRAGAR WHEELS TEAMS UP WITH GUITAR DESIGNER STEPHEN MCSWAIN TO CELEBRATE THE CRAGAR S/S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Custom designed guitar and special addition anniversary cap will be on
display at the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – November 4, 2015 - Cragar Wheels teamed up with Stephen McSwain, professional guitar designer, to build a Cragar S/S wheel inspired guitar to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The guitar, complete with a special edition 50th anniversary chrome Cragar S/S cap will be revealed in the Cragar Wheel booth #45019 at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show November 3 - 6, 2015 in Las Vegas.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, SEMA attendees will have the chance to watch Stephen McSwain perform in the Cragar booth beginning at 11 a.m. McSwain plans on rocking out throughout the hour and will be on-hand all day to show attendees how the guitar was created.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division to Hold Major Announcement with Iconic West Coast Customs

Ryan Friedlinghaus to Join 3M AAD Team for Press Event Thursday, November 5, Noon PST at the 2015 SEMA Show

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 3, 2015) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division will hold a major announcement Thursday, November 5, with West Coast Customs and legendary car customizer Ryan Friedlinghaus.

WHO: 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and West Coast Customs founder and CEO Ryan Friedlinghaus

WHAT: Major announcement of new partnership

WHERE: 3M AAD Outdoor Booth #61027
2015 SEMA Show

WHEN: Thursday, November 5, Noon PST

Media Opportunities: Media will have an opportunity to interview Friedlinghaus and 3M representatives.

Contact:
Dale Ross Deborah Robinson
3M AAD drobinson@vmg1.com
651.736.4088 312.505.4336

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