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SEMA LAUNCH PAD FINALIST TOM BURDEN AND HIS GRYPMAT APPEAR ON SHARK TANK NOV 12th

Milwaukee, WI October 27th 2017 – Tom Burden is one of this year’s SEMA Launch Pad finalists, and the latest news can only add to the momentum of his growing startup company, Grypmat. Our team is excited to announce that Tom Burden will be featured on “Shark Tank” November 12th, 9pm-10pm ET/PT on ABC. This news comes just days before Tom takes the stage for this year’s SEMA Launch Pad competition on October 30th. After being selected as one of the ten finalists, Tom will compete for Overall Winner of this year’s contest. The winner will receive a $10,000 award to be used for business promotion and a free booth at the 2018 SEMA show.

OKI Data Americas Demonstrates Durable Vehicle Wrap Solutions with Leading Color Density at SEMA 2017

Presentations of vehicle wrap customization and personalization to highlight capabilities of award-winning ColorPainter M-64s wide-format printer that beats competition in color vibrancy and outdoor durability

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OKI Data Americas, a world-class printing technology leader, will share its latest technology in cutting-edge vehicle wrap solutions at SEMA 2017, taking place Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. As the trend and demand for personalization and customization in vehicle wraps soars, OKI will spotlight the capabilities of its award-winning ColorPainter M-64s wide-format printer, which provides unparalleled outdoor longevity and color saturation of vehicle wraps, at its booth #51819.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Needle-Nose Combination Pliers

Pliers series ideal for gripping, bending, holding, pulling and cutting workpieces
for all common installation and repair work.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools introduced its series of Needle-Nose Combination Pliers. The pliers are ideal for all common installation and repair work that involves gripping, bending, holding, pulling and cutting the workpiece.

At a length of six inches, the Needle-Nose Combination Pliers have a slim-head design and anti-twist, pointed jaws, making the pliers useful when working in tough, confined areas. The pliers include a special convex contour on one jaw for a highly secure, three-point grip on workpieces. The pulling groove in the gripping area permits small parts, such as nails, pins and bolts, to be held and pulled without slipping.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Hose Clamp Pliers with Locking Device

Easy-to-use hose clamp pliers series stays locked without the user’s grip.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools adds new locking Hose Clamp Pliers to its series of Hose Clamp Pliers. The new pliers keep the clamp open and locked in position without the need to grip and hold onto the pliers until the user is ready to move the clamp.

The pliers feature a lock which opens at the touch of a button and rotatable tips to reliably grip hose clamps in all positions. The pliers can be used on a variety of clamps up to 2 3/4 inches in diameter and offer leverage to allow clamps to be easily opened and moved without exerting great effort.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Gripping Pliers Series

Versatile pliers series features unique heavy-duty design built for tough jobs.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – October 2017 – KNIPEX Tools introduced its series of Gripping Pliers. The series features Universal, Long-Nose and Welding Gripping Pliers.

The 10-inch Universal Gripping Pliers feature a unique, pivoting bottom jaw that automatically adjusts to any workpiece in the field, including square, round, hex and flat materials. The pliers also feature toggle lever action for a high clamping pressure grip, making the pliers ideal for secure, one-handed operation.

The 8-inch Long-Nose Gripping Pliers are bright zinc-plated and feature narrow, long jaws at a slim width of ¼ inch. The pliers are specially designed for areas difficult to reach. The Long-Nose Grip Pliers also feature a non-serrated gripping area for pinching off hoses.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers

Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers designed to be a comfortable, convenient multi-use tool for hard-to-reach areas.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools introduced its 11-inch Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers. The pliers are designed for strong and flexible gripping of small pipes, screws and round parts in hard-to-reach areas.

The Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers feature multiple gripping zones that are perfect for pulling and twisting, making them a versatile multi-use tool for the automotive industry. Workpieces can be carefully grabbed, held and guided with the four grooves in the jaws of the slim, yet robust, pliers. Other features include a serrated gripping area for holding onto round parts or pipes and a slim, extra-long design for limited working space.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Ear Clamp Pliers

Durable pliers series is suitable for simple and reliable clamping of 1-ear and 2-ear clamps.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools LP’s new series of Ear Clamp Pliers is designed for simple and reliable clamping of 1-ear and 2-ear clamps.

Available in front jaw and dual front and side jaw options, the pliers are designed to not damage the press points on the ear clamps of a workpiece. The Ear Clamp Pliers are ideal for work on CV boots, coolant and fuel lines, air pressure systems and compressors.

The pliers come in two options: single and double jaw. Both models are 8 ¾ inches long, weigh only one pound and are forged and oil-hardened out of German, chrome vanadium steel for durability and long life. The dual-jaw Ear Clamp Pliers option has an additional side jaw for easy clamping at a 90-degree angle when space is limited.

Launch of new automotive paint line with Dave Kindig highlights busy SEMA 2017 Show for AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel and automotive artist Dave Kindig are set to introduce a new custom color line of automotive paints at the upcoming Specialist Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show taking place October 31 to November 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) in Las Vegas, NV. The new paint line will be introduced at a press conference scheduled for 3:30 to 3:50 Pacific Time on November 1 at the AkzoNobel booth (#25163).

The announcement with Kindig, host of the popular cable TV show “Bitchin’ Rides,” highlights a busy week for AkzoNobel, which will showcase its products and host autograph signing sessions at its show booth at the SEMA event. Sikkens, Lesonal, Wanda, Sikkens Autocoat BT, & U-TECH are among the product lines that will be on exhibit at the show.

AkzoNobel will also host a press conference at booth #25163 at 9:30 a.m. on November 1 to announce CarBeat, a new digital process solution that will be available to automotive repair shops around the world.

BISHOP INNOVATIONS INTRODUCES HOZEEZ® DISPLAY BOX FOR RETAIL COUNTERS AND STORE SHELVES.

Bishop Innovations now has a retail counter display box available for HOZEEZ® car wash accessories. This container, to be shown at the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas, will allow retailers to display HOZEEZ® on counters and shelves. The display box will be shipped free of charge with bulk orders to retailers.

HOZEEZ® is the most effective and durable hose guide on the market. The unique patented design features that enable the product to work so well also make it difficult to package in cost-effective retail packaging. A pair of HOZEEZ® cannot simply be dropped into a cheap plastic bag and stapled closed, as others do with small inexpensive products.

PRESTONE WASHER FLUIDS TAKE WINDSHIELDS TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF CLEAN

High Performance Solutions Handle Mother Nature’s Toughest Challenges

Chicago, IL. – Prestone Products Corporation, the leader in under-the-hood chemicals, offers a powerhouse line-up of windshield washer fluids. Prestone advanced windshield washer fluids keep your windshield clean without hindering the latest vehicle technology. Prestone’s formulations have been extensively tested to not interfere with rain-sensing wiper technology or washer fluid reservoir continuity sensors.

Prestone has always been a leader in washer fluid performance. Specially-engineered to keep windshields flawless with a streak-free shine, the Prestone family of windshield washer fluids keeps your windshield crystal clear all year long, in all weather conditions.

Prestone offers multiple formulas for winter and summer that go beyond the “blue fluid.” The windshield products include:

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