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Movers & Shakers: Kreider Family Acquires Robison Racing Products

By SEMA News Editors

Kreider Family Purchases Robison Racing Products

The Kreider family, a New Jersey-based family with ties to the racing industry and current USAC Silver Crown racer Mike Haggenbottom, has purchased Robison Racing Products. The company will begin operating under a new name, Robison Race Products by Kreider Manufacturing, following the acquisition.

Robinson Race Products

The company's former owner, Gerry Robison, passed away in November 2023.

The new company will relocate from its former headquarters in Dublin, Pennsylvania, to the Kreider's 3,300-sq.-ft. machine shop in Whitehouse, New Jersey. Jeff Kreider, a CNC machinist with 35 years of experience serving the aerospace, military and medical industries, and Dawn Kreider, sister of Mike and John Haggenbottom, will helm the operation. The couple's children, Roxanne, Julia and Jared, will also assist in operations.

The company will launch a website at a later date.

Tread Lightly! Announces Ambassador of the Year

Jerry Bain

Jerry Bain, the 2023 Ambassador of the Year for Tread Lightly!

Tread Lightly! has named Jerry Bain of West Virginia as its 2023 Ambassador of the Year.

The organization recognized Bain for helping organize the first-ever "Tread Lightly! Day West Virginia," an event created to motivate volunteers across the state to clean up trash from recreation sites.

As chairman of the Country Roads Coalition, Bain organized volunteers, brought together crucial stakeholders and coordinated with the Division of Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Protection to select sites.

For the full announcement, visit