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Turn 14 Distribution Announces Return of T14 Meet, June 12
Turn 14 Distribution has announced the return of its show, the “T14 x Pit+Paddock Meet,” presented by KW Suspensions. The event will take place June 12, from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., at the company's 234,000-sq.-ft. distribution center, located at 3035 Campus Dr., Hatfield, PA. This year, Turn 14 Distribution has teamed up with the online automotive magazine Pit+Paddock. The event will mark the final stop for Pit+Paddock’s second iteration of “The Drivers Project.” Expect to see a variety of performance vehicles of all makes and models throughout the show. Registration is mandatory this year, and each entrant will have the chance to win an award in one of six distinct categories, including Modern Performance, Domestic Performance, European Performance, Truck & Off-Road, Hybrid/EV, and Overall Best in Show. Local and regional performance shops will promote services along with showcasing their own automotive builds. The event will also feature live entertainment courtesy of two DJs on-site, a hospitality area with seating and shade, and food trucks offering refreshments and food for purchase. Pit+Paddock will publish online event coverage following the event. Additional information regarding the event is available on Turn 14 Distribution’s social media pages.
Warn Industries Acquires Fabtech Industries Inc.
Warn Industries has announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Fabtech Industries Inc., a manufacturer of aftermarket suspensions for light trucks, Jeeps and SUVs. Fabtech’s product offerings include suspension systems, shocks and leveling kits. The company was founded in 1989 as a custom fabrication firm specializing in racing suspension systems and Prerunner builds, cages, bumpers and other products. Today, the company has more than 2,000 SKUs in its portfolio.
Westin Automotive Announces Changes to Organizational Structure
Westin Automotive has announced that Adam Trowbridge has been promoted to COO, which will include responsibility for D.C. operations, product management and marketing. As Westin COO, Trowbridge’s experience and ability to execute will help drive the future success of the business as it grows. Westin’s leadership moves are part of a strategic plan designed to better align operations across the organization and accelerate the company’s long-term growth plans.
MagnaFlow Adds Cary Redman to Sales Leadership
MagnaFlow has announced the hire of Cary Redman as the director of retail sales. In his new role, Redman’s focus will be on strengthening relationships with major retailers for the MagnaFlow and BRExhaust brands. He will lead the retail sales and sales management team to define and coordinate goals, optimize regional coverage, and execute the annual sales plan. Before joining MagnaFlow, Redman had served as vice president at Edelbrock, where he oversaw brand management activities, along with the conceptualization and implementation of market segment strategies. Prior, he spent nearly 15 years in sales management with Prestolite Performance and Holley Performance, with a focus on product marketing, account acquisition and maintenance, and relationships with retailers at both a national and regional level. Redman reports to MagnaFlow Senior Vice President of Sales Kevin German.
LSI Hires Retail Marketing Specialist Hollie Maxymillian
Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI) has announced the addition of Hollie Maxymillian, a veteran automotive retail marketing specialist, to serve as the company’s new Hot Shot’s Secret product manager. The new position was filled to help ensure Hot Shot’s Secret’s branding presence is leveraged across multiple channels—direct, online and retail—and including national and international sales, according to the company. Reporting to LSI President Brett Tennar, Maxymillian will review all current Hot Shot’s Secret distribution to capitalize on retail advertising opportunities, co-op programs, shelf placement, in-store and eCommerce promotions. She will also help develop an omnichannel approach to broaden the reach to DIY and DIFM end customers. Maxymillian holds more than 20 years of marketing experience, having held positions with Calumet Specialty Products in Houston, ITW Global Brands in Houston, and Katalyst Marketing Group.
FUELAB Debuts Lifetime Warranty on All Products
FUELAB has launched a “Forever Fixed” lifetime warranty on all FUELAB-branded products, the company has announced. The new warranty covers the original purchaser against all material or workmanship defects for the life of the product. This new coverage is effective immediately and allows the original purchaser to return the product(s) to FUELAB directly for repair or replacement. The “Forever Fixed” warranty does not cover damage from standard wear and tear, modifications by the end-user, accidents or when the product is used for something besides its intended purpose.
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