Pro Comp 4-Inch Suspension Systems For Chevy/GM 1500 And Toyota Tundra


Pro Comp is constantly adding applications to our long list of suspension systems in an effort to provide our customers with the best product regardless of what brand truck they drive, what lift height they desire, or what budget they are operating in. Pro Comp’s latest offerings are 4-inch suspension systems for the 2007-15 Chevy Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 and 2007-15 Toyota Tundra. Both systems are FMVSS 126-compliant and integrate seamlessly with the factory electronic stability control systems and allow fitment of 33-inch tall tires.
The foundation of each of these Pro Comp suspension systems is a heavy duty one-piece crossmember and CNC-machined knuckles that work in conjunction with strut spacers that retain the factory struts to maintain the OE ride quality and handling. The rear suspension is raised to match the front ride height with lift blocks, new u-bolts, and nitrogen charged Pro Comp ES9000 shock absorbers. As you have come to expect from Pro Comp, all necessary bracketry and hardware is included with every suspension system.
Own a late model Ford or Ram half ton truck? Don’t feel left out; Pro Comp will be introducing 4-inch suspension systems for these trucks in the near future. Like all Pro Comp products, each kit is covered by the Pro Comp Promise Lifetime Warranty. These suspension systems also qualify for the Pro Comp Lift Shield 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty at no additional cost when installed by a Pro Comp Authorized Installer. For more information about these suspension systems or any Pro Comp products please contact Pro Comp at 400 W. Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90220, 800.776.0767 and visit www.ProCompUSA.com.

Spanish Trail Country Club To Host AACF Benefit Tournament


AACF Announces New Tournament Venue For Annual Benefit
Sacramento, CA, June 29, 2018 - Scheduled Monday October 29, the 2018 AACF Bob Schoeberl Memorial Golf Tournament will be hosted by a new venue this year - the legendary Spanish Trail Country Club of Las Vegas. The stunning Spanish Trail Country Club has recently undergone a $15 million renovation, boasting a beautiful and challenging 27-hole championship golf course - the former home of the Las Vegas Open.
Tournament participants will enjoy the incredible PGA-level courses Spanish Trail has to offer along with exceptional food and refreshments. This year’s raffle includes tournament favorites, like a set of golf clubs, sets of four tires, generous gift cards, as well as prestigious giveaways like a week’s vacation for two to Cabo San Lucas.
“AACF is amazing charity, and we love the golf tournament because it’s a great way to support AACF while having a lot of fun with other industry members for a day in the sun before we kick off AAPEX and SEMA Show week,” said Tyler Reeves of Interstate Batteries. “It’s extremely enjoyable for our team, customers and friends.”
Early registration is now open for the coveted AACF Foursome - spots sell out each year, so visit http://bit.ly/AACF-Vegas-Golf to secure your spots today.
“We enjoy socializing, great food and beverages, raffles and door prizes, course competitions and networking,” said Anne Johnson of Truck Accessories Group. “We would strongly encourage other automotive companies to support AACF by joining us during SEMA Show and AAPEX week for a great day of golf.”
Contact Joel Ayres for more information at 916-628-0271, or email to joel@aftermarketfoundation.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter with hashtags #AACFVegasGolf and #GolfingAndGiving.
About the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF)
The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has been helping aftermarket families turn tragedy into triumph since 1959. Like the industry, AACF is driven by passion and devoted to family. It’s tough to ask for help, but when someone in the aftermarket family faces profound circumstances, AACF is there to help put the tough times in the rearview mirror. As a nonprofit, AACF accomplishes its mission through the support of generous donors, awareness partners and dedicated volunteers. To learn more, visit AftermarketCharity.org. To donate, visit http://bit.ly/AACF-Cares. To apply for help, visit http://bit.ly/AACF-get-help.

Nominations For SEMA Industry Awards Open Now

Recipients to be honored during exclusive 2018 SEMA Show
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (June 26, 2018) - Nominations for the prestigious SEMA Industry Awards are being accepted now through July 13, 2018, at www.sema.org/awards. Regarded as the highest honors presented to companies and individuals in the automotive specialty equipment aftermarket, SEMA Industry Awards are presented for Manufacturer of the Year, Person of the Year, Rep Agency of the Year, Warehouse Distributor of the Year, and Gen-III Innovator of the Year.
"The SEMA Industry Awards are presented to a highly distinguished group of people and companies who have helped to inspire and motivate the aftermarket industry to greatness," said Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO. "We look forward to honoring the winners and recognizing their proven contributions, leadership, and integrity."
The awards will be presented in front of more than 3,000 of the industry’s most influential professionals at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet during the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. To nominate an honoree and learn more about the SEMA Industry Awards, visit www.sema.org/awards or contact Lindsay Bianco at lindsayb@sema.org.
About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $41.2 billion specialty automotive industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. Association resources include market research, legislative advocacy, training and product development support, as well as leading trade shows such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit www.sema.org, www.semashow.com, or www.performanceracing.com.

New SAE International Education Program Provides Knowledge And Skills For Young And Early-Career Engineers

SAE International announces the new Workforce Readiness Academy, a professional development program geared for those just beginning their engineering careers.
Warrendale, PA, June 28, 2018 - SAE International wants to help engineers just starting out in their professions to gain the skills they need to be successful. Toward that goal, SAE International announces the new Workforce Readiness Academy, a professional development program geared for those just beginning their engineering careers.
"The goal is to quickly address the gap between knowledge learned in university engineering degree programs and knowledge/skills needed to be productive in the mobility engineering environment including technical, organizational, and personal disciplines," J. Kevin Perry, EdD, Director of Professional Development for SAE International, said.
SAE's Workforce Readiness Academy consists of a series of on-line, self-directed modules and a five-day instructor-led classroom experience. The five-day classroom session will be held Sept. 24-28 in Troy, Mich.
After running two pilot programs in 2017 and consulting with dozens of representatives from industry and academia, Perry and team developed a curriculum geared for 19- to 24-year-olds and focused heavily on business skills.
"The business skills are considered by many to be even more important than technical skills," said Perry. "We're talking about critical thinking and problem solving; time management; record-keeping and documentation; effective teaming; and program/project management."
The Academy is particularly beneficial to new hires having responsibilities in manufacturing, maintenance, research, design, product and process development, program and project management, troubleshooting, and materials management. However, college student also will find value in the program.
Frank Menchaca, Chief Product Officer for SAE International, was involved in the pilot program for students. "The students found the instruction on engineering project management most valuable because it teaches them skills that they can use on day one of their new job," Menchaca said.
CLICK HERE for more information about SAE International's new Workforce Readiness Academy.
CLICK HERE to register for the five-day classroom session, Sept. 24-28 in Troy, Mich.
To learn more about SAE International's full complement of professional development programs and courses, visit https://www.sae.org/learn/professional-development.
About SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.
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Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI) Appoints David Ramirez Vice President Of Operations


Avon Lake, OH, June 25, 2017 - Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI), a leader in the development of heat and sound control products for multiple markets including the automotive performance aftermarket, powersports, marine, aviation and commercial industry, announces David Ramirez as the company’s new Vice President of Operations.
Ramirez joined the company in May and has over thirty years of experience in systems management, quality control, logistics, sales and marketing in addition to purchasing and operations. Recognized as a team builder and problem solver, he has an impressive track record of assessing operations at all levels of the organization to establish key performance indicators and finding creative solutions to build sales utilizing company talent and resources.
For ten years, Ramirez worked in the wholesale sporting supply business for a southern California distribution center (Outdoor Sports Headquarters) followed by seven years with Buckeye Sports Supply in Canton, OH.
Prior to joining DEI, Ramirez worked for MAG Instruments as senior planner/plant manager prior to joining Edelbrock Corporation as the company’s international product manager with the primary duty to expand key product lines and improving and streamlining the international sourcing process. There he expanded brand offerings to the large retail chain stores and designed a new product line, the Edelbrock White Stripe Filter.
Other key positions include serving as operations manager for Spectre Performance in Ontario, CA where one of his primary duties was to design, source, market, and distribute performance products to national chains and Internet retailers and as director of sales and marketing for Specialty Products Inc. in Los Angeles.
DEI President, David Markley, says, “We are extremely fortunate to have on board a person with such breadth in company operations at every department level. David is uniquely qualified to have a footprint on all stages of product development and sales. We trust he will establish the metrics and build the rapport and relationships with all stakeholders to ensure that DEI stays at the pinnacle of sales and branding on a global level.”
Ramirez adds, “My goal is to see continuous improvement and to set an example, and a pace, that will inspire every department to give their best. The entire team at DEI has been great to work with and very receptive to recommendations. Early in my professional career I had the opportunity to grow tremendously while working as the general manager of Buckeye Sports Supply in Canton, OH. Here I feel the same sense of encouragement to take charge and implement new ideas. I am looking forward to what we can achieve together this year.”
For more information about DEI, visit www.DesignEngineering.com, call 800-264-9472, or email Tom Miller at TomM@DesignEngineering.com.
About Design Engineering, Inc.® (DEI)
Design Engineering, Inc.® (DEI) is the leading manufacturer and supplier of high performance innovative heat and sound control products selling worldwide to a large number of commercial markets - Automotive, Race, V-Twin, Sportbike/Metric, ATV/UTV/Off-road, 12 Volt/Car Audio, Industrial, Marine, and Aeronautical. Formed in 1995, the company is located in Avon Lake, OH. Additional DEI related brands marketed worldwide are CryO2™ cryogenic intake systems and related accessories, Boom Mat® acoustical insulation and sound deadening products and Radiator Relief™ performance coolant additives.