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Movers & Shakers: Turn 14 Distribution Welcomes Former Motovicity Distribution Staff

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Turn 14
On May 20, Turn 14 Distribution signed a definitive agreement under which Turn 14 Distribution acquired substantially all of Motovicity’s assets.

Turn 14 Distribution Welcomes Former Motovicity Distribution Staff

Turn 14 Distribution has hired several members of the Motovicity Distribution staff to its team after its recent acquisition of the Michigan-based warehouse distributor. The new hires include staff in sales, purchasing, customer support and marketing.

“Turn 14 Distribution has been and still is committed to the retention and re-hire of the team that was in place at Motovicity Distribution. To date, 100% of the previous staff were contacted by Turn 14 Distribution’s human resources department. Eighty-one percent of the staff were given offers of employment, and 27% have committed as of this writing, with more commitments expected,” said Beth Haley, director of human resources, Turn 14 Distribution.

On May 20, Turn 14 Distribution signed a definitive agreement under which Turn 14 Distribution acquired substantially all of Motovicity’s assets. This transaction marks Turn 14 Distribution’s first asset purchase agreement since its formation in 2007. Moving forward, Motovicity’s operations will cease, and the company will operate exclusively under the name Turn 14 Distribution.

Kyle Fickler
Kyle Fickler

Kyle Fickler Named Director of Sales and New Business Development for Driven Racing Oil

Driven Racing Oil has hired Kyle Fickler as its director of sales and new business development. Fickler will oversee sales, new business development, customer relations and training. Fickler’s industry experience includes director of business development for Aeromotive, vice president of sales and marketing at Weld Racing, two consecutive terms on the SEMA Board of Directors and is currently the SEMA treasurer. He also served as the chairman of the SEMA Motorsports Parts Manufacturer Council (MPMC) and was on the NHRA Performance Aftermarket Advisory Council (PAAC). Fickler is a lifelong, passionate motorsports enthusiast with multiple NHRA wins in his Super Comp dragster, including his most recent 2019 NHRA National Event win at Heartland Motorsports. 

Mil-Spec
Mil-Spec’s new facility is outfitted with expanded manufacturing capacity with more work bays to meet increased demand.

Mil-Spec Automotive Unveils State-of-the-Art 3.5-Acre Michigan Headquarters

Now fully operational, Mil-Spec Automotive has officially completed the development and renovation of a brand-new, state-of-the-art 37,944-sq.-ft. facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan. To celebrate, Mil-Spec Automotive is showcasing the facility while unveiling some of its newest custom H1 and F-150 creations. On the production side, the new facility is outfitted with expanded manufacturing capacity with more work bays to meet increased demand. A new modern 5,640-sq.-ft. showroom space will also display finished vehicles for clients.

In addition, the company recently launched a new series of F-150 trucks to join the ranks of its H1 custom builds. More vehicle projects are on the way as the Mil-Spec Automotive team continues expanding into other platforms while increasing production. As part of the new headquarters unveiling, Mil-Spec Automotive is also showcasing a pair of H1 Hummer designs currently in-stock and available. Part of the Mil-Spec Automotive Launch Edition series, the two new bespoke trucks showcased feature increased power plants that include 500hp/1,000 lb.-ft. with LBZ 6.6L Duramax diesel engines mated to Allison six-speed automatic transmissions.

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