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Movers & Shakers: Turn 14 Distribution Opens Distribution Center, Yokohama Names COO

By SEMA News Editors

Turn 14 Distribution Opens Indianapolis Distribution Center

Turn 14 Distribution, the Horsham, Pennsylvania-based warehouse distributor, is opening a new distribution center in Whiteland, Indiana, approximately 19 miles south of Indianapolis.

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Scheduled to open by the end of first quarter 2024, the 589,852-sq.-ft. facility will serve as the company's Midwest distribution hub. The facility will also create 250 new positions by the end of 2027.

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Yokohama Tire Promotes EVP Stan Chandgie to COO

Stan ChandgieYokohama Tire Corporation (YTC), the Japanese tire manufacturer with American operations based in Santa Ana, California, has promoted EVP of Sales and Support Stan Chandgie to COO, effective April 1.

In his new role, Chandgie will retain oversight of consumer and commercial sales, and add marketing, tire business planning, and supply chain and logistics to his responsibilities. He will continue to report to Jeff Barna, YTC's president and CEO.

Prior to joining Yokohama in 2019, Chandgie held executive sales, marketing and service roles at Michelin and Exide Technologies.

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Excess Injectors Launches in North America

Excess Injectors, an Australia-based provider of performance fuel injectors, has officially launched its product line in North America through Summit Racing Equipment.

"We are thrilled to launch in North America through Summit Racing Equipment. Not only are we proud of the new standard we've created for the fuel-injector industry, but thrilled to offer the transparency of the data collected on each injector to prove why our sets are the most exact-matched sets on the market," said Simon Richards, principal of Excess Injectors." Excess Injectors wants to make it easy for anyone to get the most performance from their injectors. It says a lot that Summit—known for offering the best performance parts—is where you can go to purchase our injector sets."

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Race Winning Brands Sells K1 Technologies Inventory to Titan Motorsports

Race Winning Brands (RWB), a high-performance parts manufacturer based in Mentor, Ohio, has sold its remaining United States inventory of K1 Technologies products to Titan Motorsports, an Orlando, Florida-based provider of performance components.

K1 Technologies is a brand of performance connecting rods and crankshafts for domestic, European and sport-compact markets. Following the sale, Titan Motorsports will provide service to American and Canadian K1 Technologies customers and all K1 inventory will move to Titan's warehouse and sales operations. RWB Europe will continue servicing its customers under existing operational procedure, the company said.

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Motorbooks Previews New Bronco Book

Motorbooks has offered a preview of its upcoming release: Ford Bronco: The Original SUV by Pete Evanow.

Hitting bookshelves on March 12, the book details the development of the Ford Bronco, beginning with its origins in the mid-'60s and tracing the vehicle's history up to the current generation of the off-roader.  

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