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John Keller Joins R&R Marketing; Milwaukee Tool Opens Engineering Office in Chicago

R&R Marketing Welcomes John Keller as Sales and Marketing Representative

R&R Marketing Consultants Inc. (RRMCI) has announced the recent hire of John Keller as sales and marketing representative. Keller will join the RRMCI West Coast Sales Team.

Keller grew up at his family-owned tow company in the San Francisco Bay area where he, his father and uncle built race cars in their spare time, which eventually led to him racing in the oval. Keller officially began his career in the aftermarket when he took a position with Goodguys Rod and Customs in 2009. Twelve years later, he moved to Arizona where he worked as a sales manager for an aftermarket billet company. Keller joins the RRMCI Team with more than a decade of experience.

MilwaukeeMilwaukee Tool Opens Engineering ‘New Technology’ Office in Chicago

Milwaukee Tool announced the opening of Milwaukee Tool – Chicago. Located in the heart of the Windy City, the location will serve as an engineering design and innovation space to accommodate the company’s investments in new technology. This location will also act as an extension of the company’s global headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  

Over the last decade the company has experienced incredible double-digit growth globally and currently employs more than 10,000 people in the United States. Chicago’s flourishing ecosystem of technical talent is one of many reasons Milwaukee chose to expand to the city. Milwaukee invested more than $14 million to renovate 70,000-sq.-ft. of space within the historic Old Post Office in Chicago. Approximately 10,000 sq. ft. is dedicated to lab space for design and development of critical new technologies.

MullenMullen Automotive to Begin Construction for New EV Battery Pack Production

Mullen Automotive announced plans to begin EV battery pack production out of its high-voltage battery R&D facility located in Monrovia, California. The company will retrofit its Monrovia facility to accommodate the production of EV battery packs destined for Mullen’s EV vehicle lineup, including the ONE EV Cargo Van, FIVE EV Crossover, and DragonFLY EV Sportscar programs. Mullen is undertaking this effort to reduce dependency on third-party suppliers and reduce the risk associated with material and supply shortages, which currently plague the automotive industry. By taking battery pack production in-house, Mullen will also lower costs and increase overall quality control in battery pack development.

SynergyTurn 14 Distribution Adds Synergy Manufacturing to Line Card

Turn 14 Distribution has added a unique line of Synergy Manufacturing suspension and steering components to its line card. Synergy Manufacturing produces high-end automotive performance components, predominantly made in the USA, and are primarily for the off-road aftermarket.

The company fabricates a complete line of heavy-duty steering components, axle upgrades, skid plates, suspension systems, and other related products that dramatically improve vehicle on and off-road capability, performance, and appearance. All Synergy Manufacturing's products are designed to ensure the highest level of fit, finish, and performance.

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