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Oracle Lighting Named Third-Fastest-Growing Company in Metro New Orleans
Oracle Lighting has announced it was ranked as the third-fastest-growing company in the entire metro New Orleans area, with a three-year growth rate of 56%, according to New Orleans CityBusiness magazine. Despite major setbacks experienced due to the global pandemic, Oracle Lighting experienced substantial revenue growth in 2020. Oracle Lighting is the highest-ranked manufacturer and the only automotive industry business represented on the Fastest Growing Businesses of 2020 in New Orleans CityBusiness magazine’s rankings.
McCarthy Tire Service Acquires Tire Division of The TSS Group in Philadelphia
McCarthy Tire Service has purchased the assets of Tire Sales LLC—an affiliate of The TSS Group LLC, which specializes in services to the mining and aggregate industries. The deal concluded May 12. Tire Sales’ products and service operations will be merged into McCarthy Tire’s current commercial locations in nearby Levittown and Trainer, Pennsylvania. The five key service team employees of Tire Sales will join McCarthy Tire Service. The TSS Group LLC, owned and operated by John Morrone Jr., will now focus on services related to quarry maintenance and fabrication, quarry personnel, short- and long-term staffing, mobile heavy equipment repair, hydraulics repair, and hose repair sales and service. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Race Winning Brands Acquires Victory 1 Performance
Race Winning Brands Inc.—a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries LLC—has announced the acquisition of Victory 1 Performance Inc.—a supplier of manufactured and forged high-performance titanium and alloy valves. Victory represents the eighth add-on acquisition for Race Winning Brands. Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, Victory has been a source of valvetrain components for countless engine builders, cylinder head manufacturers and racers for nearly three decades.
BOSS HOG Torque Converters Car, Truck and Jeep Show to be Held August 1
The BOSS HOG Torque Converters Car, Truck and Jeep Show will be held Sunday, August 1, and aired nationally on MotorTrend TV Network, MAVTV and REV’N TV Networks. It will also be streamed on The “Lokar Car Show.” The event will feature special TV Host Sam Mahdavi of “Sam’s Garage,” Pinks All Out Live Group, Hot Rodders of Tomorrow, 660 Grudge Racers, Singing River Corvette Club, North Alabama Jeep Club, Muscle Shoals Car Club, North Alabama Mustang Club, Terry Wilson aka “Coverman66,” Holston Gases, Miller Welders, Dwayne Mattox, Tamco Paint, Off Road Performance Centers, Louis Lee with ALL ENDS magazine, Southern Ink Addiction, 306 BBQ, and Mitchel Printing. For more info Contact Nelson Gill at 256-508-4621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continental Recognized by ACPN for Excellence in Electronic Catalog Data Quality
Continental has received the 2021 ACES and PIES Data Award for Medium Catalogs from the Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN) for the accuracy of its electronic catalog data. The award was presented for the company’s ATE Brake Systems Parts catalog during the annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference, which was held virtually from May 17–19. This marks the second ACPN award for Continental’s aftermarket team, who also received the 2018 ACES and PIES Data Award for Small Catalogs. Attended by most major manufacturers, distributors and parts experts in the automotive content space, the ACPN Knowledge Exchange provides a focused and unique opportunity to learn, share best practices, network with peers, and interact with service providers in the content management space.
Baxter Performance Expands Adapter Line
Baxter Performance announced the expansion into adapters for Mopar, Ford, GM and Subaru applications. The company produces quality machined adapters that retain oil in the filter and post filtration in the engine for faster oil delivery and pressure at start-up, this results in less engine wear at the most critical time, thus extending engine life. More information is available through Baxter's video on faster engine oil delivery.
Quadratec Partners With Petersen Automotive Museum for Teen Auto Workshop
Quadratec Inc. recently announced a partnership with the Petersen Automotive Museum to supply a Jeep vehicle and products for the museum’s Teen Auto Workshop program. In this workshop, eight Los Angeles-area high school students will gain first-hand experience refurbishing and modifying a ’01 Jeep Wrangler using a majority of Quadratec parts.
Quadratec donated the Jeep and all necessary parts and accessories to turn it into a rugged, trail-ready off-roader. Over the program’s course, student work will be chronicled on both the Petersen and Quadratec YouTube sites, social channels, as well as Quadratec’s Torque network. At the end of the eight-week program, the finished Jeep will be awarded to the winner of an essay contest hosted by the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Behind the leadership of an automotive professional, students will make numerous modifications to the Wrangler, including a Quadratec 2.5-in. Coil Spring Suspension lift, Fox Shocks, Quadratec Rubicon Xtreme wheels, 33-in. Nitto Trail Grappler tires, Quadratec Winch Ready Bull Bar Front Bumper and more. The students will also make interior upgrades, thanks to all-new Kicker Audio speakers and an Alpine Bluetooth-compatible head unit. Other modifications include Quadratec’s Diver Down Neoprene seat covers, while a complete Quadratec Floor Liner Kit will be added to protect all new Bedrug replacement carpet.
Complete information is available at www.quadratec.com/page/quadratecpetersen-teen-auto-workshop-build.
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