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Crimestopper Announces Cool Start Remote Start System

Crimestopper announces that the new Cool Start RS2-G3 Two-Way Single-Button Remote Start System. The two-Way remote start and key less entry system uses a single button transmitter for operation at a range of up to 2,500 feet.The Remote Start System features faster response time on remote for lock, unlock and start, Turbo Timer mode with hand brake activation, programmable engine sensing modes with 25 programmable options, and operates on a gas or diesel engine. The remote also features negative ignition, accessory and starter outputs, minimum crank time adjustable in 0.1 second increments, a programmable unlock pulse before remote start to disarm factory alarm, an OEM alarm arm and disarm output, and an LED and valet switch built into the antenna mast. For more information visit, www.crimestopper.com

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B&W To Unveil New Patriot 16K Rail-Mounted Fifth Wheel Slider Hitch

B&W Trailer Hitches introduces its new 16,000-pound Patriot rail-mounted fifth wheel slider hitch. According to B&W, the Patriot rail-mounted slider is built to exacting specifications for smooth, flawless operation, with an effortless unlocking/locking mechanism with its gear-reduced cam ratio design. The Patriot features two, solid one-inch tubular steel carriage rails designed with sturdy center supports, and its hourglass-shaped rollers convey the carriage mechanism with fluid motion. The hitch accommodates 12 inches of slide with vertical adjustments from 17 inches to 19 inches, and will fit on all industry standard mounting rails. Featuring its cam-lock design and three-quarter-inch-thick wrap-around jaws, an operator can couple or uncouple any trailer. Pivot arms feature tough polyurethane bushings that allow the engaged coupler head to pivot smoothly, and the head is cushioned by an integrated leaf spring. Made from AISI 1018 steel, the hitch is powder coated for a tough, durable finish. The 16K Patriot RVK3270 rail-mounted fifth wheel slider hitch has been tested and meets or exceeds the J2638 standard for a 16,000-pound vehicle tow rating (VTR). For more information visit, www.turnoverball.com

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RealTruck Announces 2014 SEMA Vendor Awards Winners

RealTruck.com announced its 2014 SEMA Vendor Awards. The awards honor companies that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the areas of communication, problem solving, and support, while producing superior products and delivering more to RealTruck and its customers. The Most Valuable Partner award went to: ACCESS Roll-Up Cover. The Rookie of the Year award was given to Willmore Mfg. Inc. The Customer Service Master award was given to, TRUXEDO. The Data Geek of the Year award was given to, HUSKY LINERS, and Vendor of the Year was given to Lund International. For more information visit, www.RealTruck.com

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Side Cargo Door Seals Now Available From Metro Moulded Parts

Metro Moulded Parts, Inc, has announced availability of their new Side Cargo Door Seals for 1971-77 Dodge B-Series, and 1974-77 Plymouth PB-Series vans. These new Gold Series seals are made from soft-yet-durable closed-cell EPDM rubber, with nylon mounting pins already in place. These Side Cargo Door Seals are made in the USA, and come with a full 15-year replacement guarantee. For more information visit, www.metrommp.com

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GO Rhino To Debut New Raptor-Style Running Boards

Go Rhino is celebrating its 40th year this year, and will soon be debuting its Go Rhino RB10 Running Boards. These "raptor style" running boards are manufactured from zinc-coated steel with a textured black polyurethane finish that is corrosion, impact and abrasion resistant. The RB10 uses a bolt-on, no-drill bracket system, and is available in 80 inch and 87 inch lengths to fit popular extended and crew cab pickups. The Go Rhino RB10 Running Boards also come with a five year warranty. For more information visit, www.gorhino.com

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Westin Raises Awareness For Autism At SEMA

Westin Automotive Products, Inc. announces that they’ll be featuring a customized 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab, Cummins 4x4 for Autism Awareness. Westin has joined with the National Autism Association to help raise awareness by way of this big “Missterious” truck at the SEMA Show. The National Autism Association responds to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential. On-site in Westin's booth, they will have literature on-hand and a donation box benefitting the National Autism Association. Westin will be matching the first $2500 USD in donations made at the SEMA Show. For more information visit, www.westinautomotive.com

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WELD And RacingJunk.com To Give Away 2014 Chevy Silverado Pickup

WELD Racing has teamed up with RacingJunk.com to create a year-long promotion and contest to mark the website’s 15 year anniversary. At the 2013 Performance Racing Industry trade show, RacingJunk.com announced a partnership with WELD Racing to give away a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 Extended Cab and a trip to the 2014 SEMA Show to one lucky winner.  The truck has been modified with aftermarket components and has spent the last year traveling around the country, and will make its final stop at SEMA, where it will appear in the WELD Racing booth for the duration of the show. On November 5, RacingJunk.com will be officially announcing the winner at a ceremony at the WELD Racing booth from 3–5p.m. For more information visit, www.weldracing.com

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CURT Develops OEM Compatible 5th Wheel Legs for Ford Trucks

CURT Manufacturing announced their development of OEM compatible 5th wheel legs to fit Ford truck beds containing the towing prep package. The legs mount directly into the under-bed mount locations and convert CURT’s 5th wheel hitch heads to Ford’s under-bed hitch platforms. The legs feature variable position anchors allowing the hitch to drop into the under-bed mounting points, and a quarter-turn anchoring system allowing quick 5th wheel installation (estimated by CURT to take 20-40 minutes) and removal. The anchors can also be adjusted to limit movement. The legs have a gross trailer weight capacity of up to 24,000 lbs., and is completed with a durable carbide powder coat finish for rust and scratch resistance. For more information visit, www.curtmfg.com

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A.R.E. Accessories’ LSII Series Tonneau Cover Now Available For 2015 Ford F-150

A.R.E. Accessories announces their new custom-fitted LSII Series fiberglass tonneau covers for the new 2015 Ford F-150. According to A.R.E., the LSII Series is designed to be a lightweight, durable worktop to the new F-150's fuel-efficient aluminum body. The cover Features an OEM-quality lock and latch system, painted palm- grip handle, and an exclusive lift assist system for opening and closing creating a secure, weatherproof storage area in the truck bed. A key lock is standard. The LSII fiberglass tonneau and its painted finish come with a limited lifetime warranty for the life of the original pickup truck it’s installed on. For more information visit, www.4are.com

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ACCESS Roll-Up Cover Introduces New Mud Flaps

Agri-Cover Inc. introduces their new ROCKSTAR Hitch Mounted Mud Flaps. Built with an aluminum frame and thick, anti-sail rubber flaps, ROCKSTAR Hitch Mounted Mud Flaps act as a shield to deflect rocks and road debris away from trailers, boats and RVs. This product features stainless steel hardware, and the model specific design offers a glove-tight fit for newer model GM, Ford and Dodge trucks. According to Argi-Cover Inc., this product provides sleek, rugged protection and pays for itself over time by reducing body repair costs. For more information visit, www.agricover.com

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BOLT Offers New Jeep JK Hood Lock

BOLT introduces a new Hood Lock developed to protect valuable engine components of popular Jeep JK models. The BOLT Jeep JK Hood Lock features advanced technology, which permanently programs the lock to the owner's vehicle ignition key, offering one- key locking convenience. The BOLT Jeep JK Hood Lock is available for all JK models including the Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Rubicon and Rubicon X from 2007 on. Crafted with automotive-quality stainless steel, the low-profile Hood Lock offers damage-free installation using a tight-fitting rivet system that fits into existing holes, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information visit, www.boltlock.com

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Ellen McKoy Of Trucking Times To Moderate SEMA Show Seminar On Selling To Dealers

Ellen McKoy, Trucking Times co-editor, is moderating the SEMA Show Seminar called “Merchandising Accessories to Vehicle Dealers: What You Need to Know,” on Thursday, November 6, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Sponsored by SEMA’s Professional Restylers Organization council, the seminar will feature a panel discussion on building a winning dealer-direct sales program. Panelists include Shea Sohovich, Ricart Imports; Ed Woods, Parkway Ford; Josh Poulson, Auto Additions; and Geoff Bajinski, Auto Trim of Denver/AutoPlex by VanWorks.  A must-attend seminar for restylers, truck-accessory retailers, and mobile installers/expediters looking to take their business to the next level. For more information on how to join he free seminar at the SEMA Show, click here.

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XPEL STEALTH Protection Film Protects Matte Finishes

XPEL now offers its STEALTH Protection film to protect the most vulnerable vehicle areas from scratches, chips abrasions. According to XPEL, the STEALTH film features a smooth satin-texture that blends with OEM matte paint finishes. Alternatively, the film can be applied to glossy-painted surfaces to give the vehicle a matte appearance in a reversible manner, without requiring re-painting. Ryan Pape, CEO, XPEL comments, "This is a film that can completely complement or transform the look of a vehicle, while protecting the vehicle's finish from rocks, gravel, salt and other road debris." STEALTH is a polyurethane film with strength, durability and longevity. With elongation, memory and flexibility, the film installs easily, and allows for single-piece installations. Available in rolls of varying width and length and  pre-cut in a variety of patterns for hoods, headlamps, fenders, rocker panels, door edges, and mirrors. For more information visit, www.xpel.com

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Rostra Precision Controls Acquires Vehicle Safety Manufacturing, LLC

Rostra Precision Controls, Inc. announced that it has acquired Vehicle Safety Manufacturing, LLC of Newark, New Jersey, effective October 1, 2014. VSM is a supplier of heavy-duty lighting and safety components to both Original Equipment Manufacturers and the aftermarket. Vehicle Safety Manufacturing’s product offering includes interior and exterior LED lighting, turn signal, clearance and marker lamp assemblies, auxiliary fog and off-road lighting, turn signal switches, flashers, relays and connectors, along with strobe lamps and a variety of mounting assemblies. For more information visit, www.rostra.com

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Go-Rhino Hires Peter Taylor As General Manager

Go-Rhino announced that it has hired Peter Taylor as the company's new general manager. Taylor's experience in multi-channel retail, online markeing and software business development has come from many years serving warehouse clup and home improvement markets. Within Go-Rhino, Taylor will handle day-to-day operations of the company. For more information, visit www.gorhino.com.

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SuspensionMAXX Leveling kit for 2015 GM HD Pickups

SuspensionMAXX now offers its MAXXCam-3 leveling kit for 2015 model Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups. The leveling kit replaces the factory torsion bar keys with an adjustable design which raises the vehicle one to 2.5-inches to level the vehicle's ride height. The torsion bar leveling kit features the company's patented seven-position internal gear mechanism that allows incremental height adjustments that won't diminish the ride qualilty of the vehicle. For more information, visit www.suspensionmaxx.com.

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TAG Introduces New Tonneaus For 2015 GM Colorado And Canyon Pickups

The Truck Accessories Group (TAG) now offers 20 new truck caps and tonneau covers for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks. The new products include five new Leer brand caps and tonneau covers of which three are designed specifically for fleets. Five new caps and tonneaus from the company's Century brand, and in the Raider line, four caps and two tonneau covers were also introduced. “All of our research and all of our conversations with partners and customers indicated there’s going to be tremendous demand for the 2015 model Canyons and Colorados,” Kevin Page, vice president of sales and marketing for LEER at TAG - Truck Accessories Group, LLC. “It was imperative we gear our brands up quickly to meet this demand, and clearly our manufacturing experience and expertise has enabled us to deliver more products more quickly than anyone else in the industry.” For more information, visit www.truckgroup.com.

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Air Lift Offers Towing Safety Education On Website

To help consumers learn about the benefits of air springs, the Air Lift Company has updated its website to include a new feature called the Workshop. The Workshop is a comprehensive, online learning resource that addresses numerous issues about towing and hauling. Everything you need to know about air suspension, towing, and hauling is covered here, including air suspension basics, how to properly load a trailer, buying tips, and a primer on vehicle weight ratings. For more information visit, www.airliftcompany.com

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Rigid Reveals New LED Grilles with RDS-Series

Rigid Industries LED Lighting has debuted the RDS – Series LED Grilles that includes the RDS-Series Radius Light Bar.  The RDS-Series radius light bars allows consumers to see further down the road while the arc spreads more light to the sides. Every grille has no weld, stainless steel construction with top-of-the-line black polyester powder-coat and stainless steel hardware.  As a bonus, Rigid has included a custom Rigid grille emblem.  The unique grille for the 2009-2014 Ford F-150 Raptor features one 30” RDS-Series LED light bar and a custom hole for a camera as well (optional.) The LED Grille for the 2010-2012 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 features one 20” RDS-Series light bar while the 2013-2014 features a larger 30” RDS-Series light bar. The 2011-2013 GMC1500 and 2011-2014 GMC2500/3500 both feature one 20” RDS-Series LED light bar, and the 2011-2015 Ford F-250-550 Super Duty LED features one 30” RDS-Series LED light bar. For more information visit, www.rigidindustries.com

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AMSOIL-Sponsored 2015 Challenger To Be Unveiled at SEMA Show

AMSOIL has signed on as title sponsor and official oil of a project vehicle to be unveiled at the 2014 SEMA Show. Chrysler Group conducted a nationwide search for a talented team to modify a 2015 Challenger, months ahead of release to the market. Vintage Race Rentals and Pfaff Designs were selected to take on the project. The Challenger, dubbed Rapture will be unveiled in the AMSOIL booth live at SEMA in front of industry leaders. The upcoming 2015 Challenger 392 Scat Pack features the 6.4L HEMI, shaker hood and 6-speed manual transmission.  AMSOIL lubricants will be used exclusively throughout. SEMA attendees can witness the official unveiling at AMSOIL booth #24661, November 4, 9:30 a.m. For those unable to attend the SEMA event, Rapture Challenger will also be on location in the AMSOIL booth #3175 at PRI December 11-13. For more information visit, www.amsoil.com

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Covercraft Industries Celebrates 50TH Anniversary At 2014 SEMA Show

Covercraft Industries, Inc. will celebrate its 50th anniversary at this year’s SEMA Show. At booth 23243 consumers can see the latest in a complete line of protective products for cars, trucks and SUV’s including the limited edition 50th anniversary Ford Mustang products. Family owned since 1965, Covercraft offers more than 80,000 custom patterns and a complete line of interior and exterior vehicle protection solutions. “As we prepare to celebrate 50 years of ‘Covercraftsmanship’, we look to the past with both pride and humility, and to the future with a great deal of excitement,” stated Marty Lichtmann, President of Covercraft. “Our company and family of brands reflect the hard work and dedication of more than 530 employees and the inspiration of the industry we love.” For more information visit, www.covercraft.com

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DiabloSport Releases Performance Tuners For The Ford Explorer Sport

DiabloSport’s performance programmers for 2013-2015 Ford Explorer Sports give the 3.5L EcoBoost powered SUV better performance and fuel economy. The inTune and Trinity performance programmers optimize the drivability of the stock SUV by cleaning up the transmission shifting, increasing total turbo boost, and creating more responsive throttle on the street. The 93 octane performance tune saw power gains on the dyno, of 70 horsepower and 70 ft.-lbs of torque with no other performance mods installed. For more information visit, www.diablosport.com

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Highway Products Inc. Announces New Slide-Out Cargo Tray

Highway Products, Inc. announced a new and improved design of their 4,000 lbs. capacity Roller Coaster Slide-out Cargo Tray. The marine grade 100 % aluminum tray holds up to 4,000 pounds and is designed to slide cargo out of the truck bed fast and easy. The XT-4000 model glides on sealed roller bearings on a galvanized steel Tee-Bone track system, and safely locks into position with the dual Stab Lock locking mechanism enabling users to lock the tray in place in 10″ increments. The Roller Coaster standard and custom slides are designed to fit all brand and bed size trucks, vans, and service bodies. Gene Gros, President and Founder of Highway Products said, “Highway Products builds only the highest quality products. They're all made in the USA and we stand behind them 100%. Our secret to success, build them the American way; tough”. Every slide comes with an installation kit, instructions, and a lifetime warranty. For more information visit, www.800toolbox.com

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SaltDogg Introduces New Tailgate Spreader

The new SaltDogg TGS02 tailgate spreader from Buyers Products provides easy distribution of ice melt and bagged salt. This 3-cubic-foot capacity tailgate spreader features a frame to fit into a 2-inch, Class 4 hitch, which does not require truck bed rail drilling. It is ideal for use on 1/2- to 1-ton trucks and SUVs. The spreader features a horizontal-auger feeder design that gives consumers the flexibility to easily spread ice melt and bagged salt. An optional vibrator can be added for mixing salt and sand. SaltDogg offers a complete product line of 12 tailgate spreaders. Each spreader is constructed from polyethylene, steel and stainless steel for top performance, durability and longer product life.  “Weighing just 64 pounds, this SaltDogg tailgate spreader has received great reviews as being the perfect size to get the job done,” said Dave Zelis, director of sales and marketing at Buyers Products. “It has a 1/3 horsepower, 12-volt DC dual-shaft gear motor and offers spread widths from 3 feet to 20 feet that are practical for both residential and commercial use.” For more information visit, www.SaltDogg.com

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Rigid Industries Announces Mail-In Rebate Program

Rigid Industries LED Lighting announces the first ever Rigid Mail-In Rebate Program for consumers and dealers around the country. From October 1 to December 31, 2014 customers can earn up to a $100 rebate with proof of purchase. The program is simple: Buy a Rigid product (or products) valued at a certain price and fill in all requested information on the rebate form, which can be downloaded at www.rigidindustries.com/rebate. Mail in the rebate form with the original retailer receipt and the UPC from the product packaging, and a rebate will be sent directly to the customer. This offer is valid only for Rigid products purchased in the United States and Canada. All rebates must be postmarked no later than January 9, 2015. For more information visit, www.rigidindustries.com

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Argonaut Tire Traction Runners

Argonaut Tire Traction Runners were designed, patented and are manufactured in the U.S.A.  for tough winter conditions. The runners are made from a heavy duty woven material they’ve promised will withstand the weight of all vehicles, including trucks. They work by delivering a dry surface between the tires, and snow or ice and don’t slide or loose traction. Argonaut Traction Tire Runners are less than one pound each, dry quickly, and lie flat for easy storage. For more information visit, www.argonaut-traction.com

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ICI Offers RT Step

Innovative Creations, Inc. released a brand new nerf bar – the RT Step. Designed to complement ICI’s Magnum Bumpers, the RT Step has modern styling with wide stepping platforms. The bolt-on step pads have a non-slip surface and are designed with slotted holes so that water, snow and mud cannot collect The bar fits snugly to the body of your truck, protecting it from rock chips and is made from heavy duty, cold rolled steel and features a two stage, black powder coat. The mounting brackets that come with the RT Step are the best on the market and require no drilling for installation. These OE inspired brackets are reinforced to be twice the strength of the standard L-shaped mounting brackets and are available for Chevy, GMC, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, Jeep and Nissan. ICI Owner Bob Wolf says, “Not only does the RT Step compliment the bumpers, but it offers the consumer a whole new range of options. It’s another unique design for ICI, and we are really proud of it.” The RT Step is designed and built in the U.S.A. with a limited lifetime warranty on structure, one year warranty on the finish, and will start shipping in November. For more information visit, www.icionline.com

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CURT Offers New Full Line of Cargo Straps

CURT Manufacturing has added a new line of durable cargo straps to its cargo management product line. The durable, polyester straps were made to tolerate heavy loads that are resistant to stretching and abrasion. CURT has both cambuckle and ratchet-style straps in a variety of lengths and colors. CURT cambuckle cargo straps are available in 2 or 4 packs and have a working load capacity of 300 pounds with a break-strength of 900 pounds. Choose from 15’ or 16’ lengths. All cambuckle straps are equipped with rubber-coated S-hooks. CURT ratchet cargo straps are available in a large variety with working load capacities ranging from 500 pounds to 3,333 pounds and break strengths ranging from 1,500 pounds to an impressive 10,000 pounds. Ratchet cargo straps come in lengths from 10’ to 27’ with packs of 1, 2, or 4 available. Choose from S-hooks, J-hooks or flat hooks in rubber-coated or yellow zinc finishes. All cargo straps are made from durable nylon to resist stretching and abrasion and come in attractive retail packaging. For more information visit, www.curtmfg.com

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Cequent Doubles Its Commitment to Canada

Cequent Performance Products has moved its Canadian warehouse. The distribution site, previously located in Burlington, is now housed in a larger facility in Mississauga. “The move was originally planned for later this year, but we decided to move up the date when the building became available earlier than planned, “said Paul Lashmit, Director of Distribution and Logistics. “This new facility showcases Cequent’s growth in the Canadian marketplace and allows us to better serve our customers.” The new warehouse is nearly 42,000 square feet, more than double the size of the current facility. It includes twice the space for product containment, nearly 4,000 square feet of office space, additional room for training and four dock doors, doubling Cequent’s ability to ship product quickly and efficiently. The move took place over two days, September 29th and 30th, 2014. Shipping ceased during this time to allow all components of the warehouse to be moved to the new location. However, shipping has now resumed. For more information visit, www.CequentGroup.com

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Counter Professionals Earn Incentive For Monroe Quick-Strut Assembly Sales

Tenneco’s Monroe brand is now offering a $10 VISA Prepaid Card incentive to counter people for each pair of qualifying Monroe Quick-Strut premium replacement assemblies sold during the Monroe “Quick Rewards” promotion. The scorecard promotion is available from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30, 2014, and will reward counter professionals for selling qualifying pairs of the premium, ready-to-install strut replacement solution.  “The fall ‘Quick Rewards’ promotion is an incentive for counter people to encourage their customers to choose Monroe Quick-Strut replacement assemblies – a guaranteed, premium replacement solution that helps to restore the vehicle’s steering, stopping and stability,” said Sheryl Bomia, North American programs manager, Tenneco. As the aftermarket’s first complete, ready-to-install strut replacement solution, Monroe Quick-Strut units include all of the OE-style components required for a comprehensive strut repair. Each Quick-Strut unit features a pre-assembled, OE-style bearing plate; upper and lower spring isolators; upper spring seat; coil spring; boot kit; and a premium strut that was engineered to address the vehicle’s unique ride and handling characteristics. For more information visit, www.Monroe.com

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A.R.E. Marks 45 Years Of Industry Success

A.R.E. marked 45 years of industry growth and innovation during a September 25-27 Open House for over 200 A.R.E. dealers and special guests. "We consider our dealers part of the A.R.E family and we wouldn't celebrate this milestone anniversary without them," said Todd Hoffman, A.R.E. president and CEO. "Our dealers have contributed to the leadership position we hold today and will help us maintain our company vision and achieve our goals for the future."  Special guests at the Open House were A.R.E.-sponsored Bassmaster Elite Series pro anglers John Crews, Brandon Palaniuk and Justin Lucas, who all ranked in the top 20 in the 2014 Bassmaster Toyota Angler of the Year competition. Local Bassmaster Elite Angler Fletcher Shryock was also in attendance.   In addition, during the Open House, A.R.E. awarded commemorative plaques recognizing the contributions of over 20 supplier partners. A.R.E.: A committed, personal approach to well-designed, high-quality products.  For more information visit www.4are.com

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Con-Verse Hands-Free Bluetooth Systems by Rostra

Rostra Precision Controls announce the immediate availability of a new hands-free Bluetooth system designed especially for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks with base model sound systems. The new system includes a custom radio interface t-harness for a plug-and-play installation, a Con-Verse Bluetooth module that automatically mutes the vehicle’s radio when audio is streaming from a paired mobile device, and a universal chrome-trim control switch with blue backlighting Other features of the Con-Verse system include, Full Duplex Digital Signal Processing of audio by every Bluetooth system means you are assured the very best sound quality throughout every phone call. Phone calls already in progress are transferred between the Bluetooth module and your cell phone seamlessly when your vehicle's ignition is turned on or off. Utilizing the internal memory in every Bluetooth module allows for the memorization of up to 5 different devices. Pairing multiple phones is quick and easy. The Con-Verse hands-free Bluetooth system also comes with a 3year/ 36,000 mile warranty. For more information visit, www.rostra.com

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September 2014 Truck Sales Climb

Increased sales of GM and Dodge trucks were strong in September. While Ford still holds the highest number of sales, their total was down compared to September 2013. The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierera had double digit sales percentages, and Dodge Ram trucks continue to pull strong numbers throughout 2014.

September2014 Sales Figures For Top Automakers

59,863 - Ford F-Series -1.0% vs 2013
50,176- Chevrolet Silverado +54.4% vs 2013
36,612 - Dodge Ram +30.1% vs 2013
16,753 - GMC Sierra +24.7% vs 2013
11,993 - Toyota Tacoma +4.5% vs 2013
8,736  - Toyota Tundra -3.7% vs 2013
6,853  - Nissan Frontier +47.0% vs 2013
978    - Honda Ridgeline -16.1% vs 2013
977    - Nissan Titan -1.6% vs 2013

Year-To-Date Sales As Of September 2014

Ford F-Series = 557,037
Chevy Silverado = 382,153
Dodge Ram = 319,868
GMC Sierra = 147,289
Toyota Tacoma = 114,729
Toyota Tundra = 88,869
Nissan Frontier = 55,363
Honda Ridgeline = 11,571
Nissan Titan = 9,696

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DECKED Truck Bed Storage System

DECKED has manufactured a storage system that attaches to the tie-downs in your full-sized pickup truck without drilling to provide secure, weatherproof storage for gear while improving the utility and functionality of the pickup truck bed.  The storage system incorporates two weatherproof, bed-length drawers, which roll out to provide easy access to tools, equipment and additional gear. The deck of the storage system is built from 100 percent recycled high-density polyethylene, co-molded to a steel sub frame providing a 2,000 lbs. load capacity. The drawers can hold up to 200 lbs. each and are lockable to provide secure storage. The system is weatherproof and the deck can be configured to accommodate tie downs or rack systems. The DECKED system can be mounted in nearly every full size pickup truck made since the late 1990s and is easy to install. For more information visit, www.DECKED.com

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Roadwire Launches New OEM Integrated Blind Spot Monitoring Camera

Roadwire Inc. now offers its Smart View camera system. The all-new monitoring system features dual, turn-signal-activated cameras positioned underneath the side-view mirrors to capture blind-spot images of other vehicles or obstructions. The Smart View system activates when a vehicle turn signal is utilized, simultaneously displaying the camera’s video feed directly onto the factory screen to assist when changing lanes or in responding to other driving-related situations. Smart View‘s system has no impact on a factory back-up cameras and features a communication module for seamless video and an integrated wiring harness. The Smart View camera is now available for a variety of vehicles from 2012 thru 2015 models. “OEM integration and technology are a new and ever-expanding market segment for Roadwire.com, and we are excited to add the Smart View camera system to our lineup,” said Dave Edmondson, VP of Roadwire Inc. For more information, visit www.Roadwire.com

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Westin Introduces Wade Tape-On Wind Deflectors for Toyota RAV4

Westin Automotive now offers its Wade Tape-On Wind Deflectors (Slim Design) for the 2013-15 Toyota RAV4. Slim Wind Deflectors for the RAV4 are part of a four-piece set that consists of front and rear window deflectors. Wade Tape-On Wind Deflectors are a quick and quality solution to reducing wind, noise, heat, and glare without compromising the entry of fresh air when windows are rolled down slightly. They also promote the circulation of fresh air while minimizing its volume and strength as it re-directs the wind up and into, or out of the vehicle. Their sleek design deflects wind and noise from entering the vehicle. They are made from high-gloss smoke acrylic, and are transparent, so, visibility is never obstructed. Westin’s Wade Wind Deflectors are easily attached into position with 3M automotive grade tape for secure adhesion. For more information visit, www.westinautomotive.com

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SEMA Research Indicates A 6.7 Percent Increase In Aftermarket Sales

Sales of automotive specialty-equipment products continue to climb, reaching $33 billion in 2013. The number represents a 6.7 % increase over the previous year and marks the fourth consecutive year of growth, according to the SEMA Annual Market Study. "The Specialty Equipment Market produced the highest growth since the recent recession," said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. "There are a number of factors that figure into this upward trend." The special-equipment market includes products that enhance a vehicle’s performance, styling, comfort, convenience and safety. Sales of specialty equipment for light trucks grew 8% in 2013, the market’s best sales year since 2007. New truck sales continue to climb with anticipation for major redesigns to several flagship pickups. As the SUV/CUV sector continues to grow (9 of the top 30 sellers in the US), crossover products present an opportunity to diversify and expand light-truck product offerings. The 2014 SEMA Show is shaping up to be the biggest yet. Attendance is increasing, and buyers will see more exhibitors and products than ever on the Show floor. New this year is SEMA Ignited, a special consumer and media attraction on Friday night after the Show, and meshes with other consumer-facing association projects, all part of a long-term plan to enhance awareness of specialty products. Gross domestic product is rising and unemployment rates are dropping. Forecasters are generally predicting sustained moderate growth for the US economy over the next few years. The SEMA Annual Market Report is conducted yearly to help SEMA-member companies understand the industry and make informed business decisions. For more information visit, www.sema.org

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A.R.E. and Rigid Industries Partner To Offer E-Series Light Bars For MX Series Truck Cap

A.R.E. Accessories are now offering Rigid Industries' E-Series LED Light Bars as optional equipment on their fiberglass MX Series truck caps, which are available for most current model year pickup trucks in all cab and bed configurations. The MX Series cap sports an aerodynamic raised roof design, providing extra headroom and storage capacity, and has a full walk-in door option for easy rear access.  A.R.E. designed a black powder coated aluminum bracket to fit inside the recessed area located in front of the MX Series fiberglass cap for optimum light bar placement. The light bracket features the A.R.E. logo on both ends with the A.R.E. insignia across the face plate. The light bar will be factory installed with no exposed wiring, and the on/off light switch can be mounted by the truck's dash or on a roof console. Rigid E-Series LED Light Bars can be easily retrofitted to any existing A.R.E. MX Series truck cap. "Partnering with companies that take quality and details to new levels is what it's all about," said Dave Davis, vice president of sales, Rigid Industries. "All of us at Rigid Industries are excited to elevate the innovation with a company like A.R.E. Accessories."  For more information visit, www.4are.com

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Cequent-Sponsored Athlete Wins National & World Championships

Triathlete Aaron Scheidies continued his winning streak, coming in first in the T-5 category for the 2014 Lifetime Fitness Power Triathlon National Championship over the weekend in Tempe, Arizona. Scheidies is sponsored by Cequent™ Performance Products, representing the company’s ROLA® brand.  Scheidies finished the September 21st race in one hour, two minutes flat. This victory comes on the heels of the gold that Scheidies won during the 2014 ITU Para triathlon World Championships in Edmonton, Canada on August 30th. “We are very proud of Aaron for all he has accomplished over the years,” said Marcia Albright, Vice President/General Manager, Towing and Electrical Divisions. “Sponsoring someone in his sport and of his caliber is a perfect fit for our ROLA® brand.” For more information visit, www.cequent.com

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TruckPro, LLC Acquires Palm Beach Spring Company

TruckPro, LLC announced that it has completed the purchase of Palm Beach Spring Company “PBSC” based in West Palm Beach, Florida. PBSC is one of the industry’s leading independent distributors of heavy-duty truck and trailer products and advanced repair services. This acquisition expands TruckPro’s Florida footprint of retail and service shops to six locations, strengthening the product and advanced service offered in the region. The addition of PBSC to the TruckPro family adds to its network of more than 150 locations in the United States and Canada. “I am excited about the future prospects as we bring our two high-performing businesses together.  Palm Beach Spring is a well-recognized name in the market and its customers will benefit greatly from this merger with substantial service enhancements,” states Steve Riordan, Chairman and CEO of TruckPro, LLC. For more information visit, www.truckpro.com

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SEMA Awarded Federal Grant To Expand Exports Into Foreign Markets

SEMA was recently awarded part of a $2.2M federal grant to expand exports of automotive aftermarket products into foreign markets including Russia, the United Arab Emirates and China.
The grant, under the Market Development Cooperator Program within the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA), will assist SEMA in its efforts to provide exporting opportunities for its more than 6800 members with a new yearly fact-finding and sales mission to Russia; by working with government officials to seek pro-industry regulations that allow U.S. products equal market access; and organizing overseas vehicle measuring sessions in key emerging markets.

The $300,000 portion of the grant allocated to SEMA will enable the association to expand its SEMA Measuring Sessions program overseas and hold such sessions in each market, augmenting its popular three year program of importing non-U.S. vehicles to the SEMA Garage at its Southern California headquarters under special exemption. For the program’s initial phase, SEMA imported a Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger T6, Mitsubishi L200 and a UAZ Hunter, none of which are sold in the U.S. but have strong followings in Europe, Australia, the Middle East, China and South America.

"As a global trade association, SEMA seeks to help member companies grow and expand their businesses," said Linda Spencer, International and Government Relations Director at SEMA. "One of the many ways SEMA helps its members grow is through exporting. For many of our members, exporting products to key international markets is integral to their success, and SEMA is available to help identify strategic markets and guide members along the way."
U.S. exports hit an all-time record of $2.3 trillion in 2013, and supported more than 11 million American jobs, according to the Department of Commerce. For more information, visit www.sema.org.

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New Toyota Tundra Bumpers By ICI

ICI is now shipping a non-winch version of the Magnum Bumper for 2007-2013 Toyota Tundra’s. The bumper comes with integrated tow hook mounts and has two, 4” round light pocket openings on each side (square holes optional by special request). It is made with heavy-duty steel and features a two-stage, black powder coat for superior corrosion protection. All Magnum Bumpers are designed and built in the U.S.A. There are four available configurations for the bumper. Stealth bumper, bumper with grille guard, bumper with pre-runner light bar, and bumper with RT- series light bar (patent pending.) Mark Owsiany, ICI Lead Project Engineer, says, “After a lot of requests for a lighter non-winch version of the Tundra bumper, ICI decided to build this new version. It has cleaner lines and increases air flow into the engine compartment while removing excess weight from the front of the truck, enhancing the look of our number one selling bumper with the hopes of appealing to a broader crowd of Tundra owners.”  For more information visit, www.icionline.com

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Holley Sponsors CRAWL Magazine’s Reader’s Ride Off

This year Holley is sponsoring CRAWL Magazine’s Reader’s Ride South off road event for 2014. The event is held at the Wishbone Ranch, off of Road Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky on September 27th. Winners of their Bump and Hustle course will receive a $500 Holley product certificate and an assortment of CRAWL Magazine merchandise. For more information contact, Holley Performance Products 1801 Russellville Road Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101. Or visit, www.holley.com. For more information you can also visit, http://www.crawlmag.com/crawl-readers-ride-in-the-south/.

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XPEL Offers Protection For Rocker Panels and Truck Bed Rails

XPEL's durable paint protection film kits for rocker panels and bed rails protect your truck from road and tire debris.  XPEL's Rocker Panel Guards kit protect this large, vulnerable area of the vehicle. Rocker Panel Guards kit contains nine inches by 30 feet of rugged  protection film which can also be used to shield doors, bed sides and fender flairs. Truck bed rails can be shielded from loading and unloading, as well as scrapes and chips using XPEL's Bed Rail Guards kit. Each kit contains four inches by 17 feet of tough, removable film, enough to cover two bed rails. XPEL Rocker Panel and Bed Rail Guards kits are easy to install and are available in two styles. The first style is Clear Guard. This style features 8 mil polyurethane film with a clear coat finish that is practically invisible when applied and provides maximum shine and durability. The second option is Black Guard, made of embossed 13 mil PVC, hides existing damage and helps protect against new scratches and abrasions.  XPEL high-quality protection films are designed to withstand years of wear and tear, but can easily be removed if needed. For more information visit, www.xpel.com

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Transfer Flow 40-Gallon In-Bed Refueling Tank

Transfer Flow now offers a 40-gallon refueling tank that fits within light-duty truck beds and underneath most standard tonneau covers. The refueling tank makes it easy to fill boats, ATV's, or anytype of equipment. The tank is D.O.T. approved for gasoline, methanol, diesel and jet fuel. The tank comes complete with everything necessary including a 12-gallon per miute fuel transfer pump, 12-foot hose, nozzle, mounting hardware, wiring and locking fuel cap. For more information, visit www.transferflow.com.

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Air Lift Company Celebrates 65TH Anniversary With Expansion

Air Lift Company is marking its 65th year of business this year. An announcement was made that the company will be adding a 40,000-square-foot addition, to be built at the company's Lansing headquarters. The new space represents a significant expansion of Air Lift's manufacturing capacity. "In our 65th year of business, the entrepreneurial spirit of Air Lift's founders can be seen in the continuing pursuit of providing suspension products that help create better lives," said Kevin Mehigh, president, Air Lift. The new developments underline the company's 65 years of successful product development and efforts to increase consumer awareness and demand for air suspension systems. Since 1949 Air Lift Company has stuck to their original vision to create a suspension solution to provide safe towing and improved ride quality. Mehigh notes, "We take pride in our ability to produce the industry's most comprehensive line of products. Our goal is to continue to honor the vision of the past and respond to the challenges of today and the future." For more information visit, www.airliftcompany.com

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Draw-Tite Celebrates First Win as Sponsors

Cequent™ Performance Products, Inc. announces its first win on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series circuit with the Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) team. Cequent, and its premier brand Draw-Tite, have sponsored the BKR Team in the Camping World Truck Series since 2011. Draw-Tite employees and customers show their support at nearly every race in which the BKR Draw-Tite truck competes. “Cequent is the leader in aftermarket automotive products, which makes teaming up with Brad to sponsor the BKR team a natural fit,” said Tom Benson, president of Cequent Performance Products. “We are proud of the BKR team for the win last month in Bristol and for their continued success with Brad’s win in the Sprint Cup Series race in Chicago this past weekend.” For more information visit, www.draw-tite.com

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Westin Offers FREE POP with HDX Running Board Purchase

Westin Automotive is offering a FREE POP Merchandiser to wholesalers that make a valid purchase between September 15 and October 17, 2014. Wholesalers need to complete a form and send it in with a copy of their invoice on or before November 17, 2014. The HDX Running Board POP Merchandiser includes all full-sized product features, including: Heavy-duty 1-piece construction with finished ends, splash guard, product branding tag, and boot scraper. This suitably sized product sample is designed to mount onto Westin’s Step Display Tower with the included hardware. Instructions for installing the product sample on to the Step Tower are also included. For more information visit, www.westinautomotive.com

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Auto Fantasies Put Out Pillar Posts For Dodge

Auto Fantasies Inc. is now manufacturing chrome exterior trim for a 2009 through 2014 Dodge Ram 1500/ 2500/ 3500 crew cab and quad cab pickup. Made in the United States, the pillar posts are hand made with a true beveled edge, utilizing a precise computer generated patters and cut in 304 stainless steel. The posts have a true 4298 3M red liner backing for the best adhesion. The pillars come in a four piece set shipped through UPS and are available for most cars, trucks, and SUVs. The chrome pillars have a mirror like finish and are non- paintable. Clean instillation is needed. For more information visit, www.autofantasies.com

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Ingersoll Rand Tours U.S. Demonstrating New QXTM Series

Ingersoll Rand tours North American to demonstrate the QX Series of assembly power tools. The Future Is Real Tour will stop at various distributor and customer locations across the U.S. and parts of Mexico and end in October, at The ASSEMBLY Show 2014 in Chicago. The Future Is Real Tour introduces the next-generation of the QX Series cordless tools. An assembly-themed activation truck equipped with display units and hands-on demonstrations of each tool will be on hand. The truck contains several interactive demonstration stations, product displays and literature handouts. John Evans, president of power tools at Ingersoll Rand says, “Now we have the opportunity to show our customers first-hand how the tools’ unprecedented control, accuracy and data communication give operators total control of their lines. It’s exciting to be moving to the next generation of assembly tools, and we look forward to bringing that experience directly to the people who rely on tools for their jobs every day.” For more information visit, www.ingersollrand.com

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CURT Expands Bike Rack Line

CURT Manufacturing has expanded its bike rack line and added tray-style bike racks to its inventory. CURT now offers two new models of the tray-style bike rack. The first carries two bikes and up to 90 pounds. It has a 1 ¼" shank with a 2" adapter sleeve. The second tray-style bike rack has the ability to carry up to four bikes and 180 pounds. This bike rack is made to fit a 2" shank. CURT’s tray-style bike racks are nestled between soft, padded arms, and the wheels are simply placed atop the arms of the rack. The padded arms are also adjustable for a variety of bike frame sizes, including kids’ bikes. The rack’s arms fold-up into a compact size, the tilt-away feature allows for rear-vehicle access while the bike rack is attached to the hitch, and CURT’s tray-style bike rack features an anti-wobble shank. For more information visit,
www.curtmfg.com.

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Westin Introduces LED Bar Mount for Jeep® Wrangler

Westin Automotive will be introducing the Upper LED Bar Mount for Jeep® Wrangler at the 2014 SEMA Show. This product is one of seven LED Light mounting products being introduced this year for the Jeep® Wrangler JK, and is one of two upper windshield LED mount brackets offered by Westin. The Upper LED Bar Mount is made of 7-gauge mild steel consisting of bracket plates that mount on both sides of the windshield frame. It provides upper bracket extensions designed to display a Westin Performance Single Row or Double Row side mounted 50-inch LED Bar, or any other manufacturer’s 50-inch light bar with side mount capability. For non-side mounted LED Bars, an Adapter Bracket is sold separately. The foam-lined mounting brackets hug the curve of the body upright and are secured with exposed black stainless fasteners on the front and side edge. The brackets also feature mounting platforms to mount additional lights near the bottom of the windshield frame. The Upper LED Bar Mount is available in textured black finish to match the Jeep® OEM trim package and is backed by Westin’s 3-year warranty. For more information visit, www.westinautomotive.com

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Cequent Donates $10,000 To Checkered Flag Foundation

Cequent™ Performance Products and its Draw-Tite® brand donated $10,000 to the Brad Keselowski Checkered Flag Foundation (CFF) at the August 16th 2014 Camping World Truck Series, Careers for Veterans 200 race, at Michigan International Speedway. "The partnership between Draw-Tite and the Checkered Flag Foundation showcases how two greatentities can work together for a common good," said Tom Benson, President of Cequent Performance Products. "Brad’s foundation allows both BKR and Cequent the chance to help those who sacrifice themselves and their time for others." Cequent’s Draw-Tite brand has been sponsering the Brad Keselowski Racing team (BKR) since 2011. The Checkered Flag Foundation was started in 2010 to honor military members, veterans, first responders and their families. Nearly 300 Cequent employees joined to watch the check presentation and the race that followed. For more information, visit www.cequentgroup.com.

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CalTrend® Custom Seat Covers Available For 2014 Model Chevy Silverado 1500 Series Pickups

CalTrend® offers superior quality custom seat covers for 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 series pickups. These seat covers are precision cut to perfectly fit over the vehicle's front and rear seats, while providing protection against dirt, moisture and excessive wear.  CalTrend® seat covers for the 2014 Silverado fit both bucket and split-bench front/rear seat configurations, and include head rest covers, arm rest covers, and feature large seat-back pockets to store personal items.

Using precision computer CAD/CAM systems and superior quality manufacturing techniques, these seat covers fit tight around seat cushions, cup holders, and center consoles. They are also  compatible with side airbags and do not interfere with under seat storage compartments.  CalTrend® custom seat covers  are tough and durable, with reinforced seams and resistance to UV light and mildew. Yet, the cushioned foam inner lining provides a soft, comfortable feel that also helps form a perfect fit.

CalTrend® custom seat covers for the 2014 Silverado 1500 are available in a variety of fabrics such as the popular; "I Can't Believe It's Not Leather®," a luxurious top-quality synthetic material with the look and feel of real leather, but is animal-free and more economical.  CalTrend® also offers its seat covers in DuraPlus, a canvas-like high abrasion resistant fabric that provides a superior level of seat protection, and its Neoprene wetsuit-like material which combines a rich, sporty appearance with protection against outdoor elements. 

CalTrend® custom seat covers come with a two year manufacturer's warranty and are always made in the U.S.A.!  For more information visit  www.caltrend.com.

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August 2014 Truck Sales Begin To Show Greater Improvements

With truck sales showing a definite improvement from the summer months, Dodge is still leading with the highest percentage of truck sales improvement over 2013. Ford sales dropped slightly this month but GMC and Chevrolet sales are well into double digits, versus last year's figures. Truck accessory retailers and manufacturers shoudl still get ready for more Dodge Ram customers to come into stores looking for hitches, tonneau covers, truck caps and more for the growing percentage of these truck owners.

August 2014 Sales Figures For Top Automakers
68,109 - Ford F-Series -4.20% vs 2013
49,201- Chevrolet Silverado +12.8% vs 2013
43,775 - Dodge Ram +32.6% vs 2013
19,847 - GMC Sierra +10.2% vs 2013
14,338 - Toyota Tacoma -5.8% vs 2013
11,834 - Toyota Tundra +4.1% vs 2013
6,770  - Nissan Frontier +2.8% vs 2013
1,347  - Honda Ridgeline -22.5% vs 2013
1,231  - Nissan Titan -2.4% vs 2013

Year-To-Date Sales As Of August 2014
Ford F-Series = 497,174
Chevy Silverado = 331,977
Dodge Ram = 283,256
GMC Sierra = 130,536
Toyota Tacoma = 102,736
Toyota Tundra = 80,133
Nissan Frontier = 48,510
Honda Ridgeline = 10,593
Nissan Titan = 8,719

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Cequent Performance Products Establishes A New Company For Global OEM Customers

Cequent™ Performance Products, Inc. established TriMotive Americas, a company that will be dedicated to original equipment manufacturing and original equipment service operations across the globe. According to Tom Benson, President of Cequent Performance Products, the new group will closely align with TriMotive operations in Europe, South Africa, and Southeast Asia.

“TriMotive Americas will essentially be a company within our company, with dedicated operational resources and staffing exclusively focused on supporting our automotive OEM customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America while collaborating with TriMotive operations throughout the world,” said Benson. “This change will provide a common face and comprehensive presence to support automakers worldwide.”

Additionally, Cequent Performance Products announced the appointment of Mike Sislo, vice president and general manager of TriMotive Americas, to lead the transition and build this new division. “Mike comes to Cequent Performance Products with more than 20 years of heavy duty and automotive OEM experience,” adds Benson. “He is well qualified for the opportunity and will make an excellent addition to our team.”

The Cequent industrial/aftermarket group will benefit from this move as they focus on the opportunities available in today’s growing marketplace, while also gaining a better understanding of OEM developments as they unfold. For more information, visit www.cequentperformance.com.

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TAG Adds New District Sales Manager

The Truck Accessories Group LLC, (TAG) announced it has hired Anne Johnson as the company's new District Sales Manager for the Northwest (USA) and British Columbia (Canada) territories. TAG is one of th largest manufacturers of fiberglass and aluminum truck caps and tonneaus sold under the company names of LEER, Century and Raider, and others. Johnson has been in the automotive aftermarket industry for over 26 years and is the former co-owner of California Truck Works, Inc. a light truck accessory retail store operation with locations in Northern California. Most recently she was an Account Manager with an automotive aftermarket warehouse distributor and has served on the Specialty Equipment MarketAssociation (SEMA) Board of Directors and on the LTTA Council Select Committee.

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Bushwacker To Recognize Outstanding Truck/SUV Builders

Bushwacker is presenting its inaugural Founder’s Award at the 2014 SEMA Show to recognize outstanding truck and SUV builders at the show. The company is doing this to show appreciation for the effort and commitment involved in building a SEMA vehicle. The Founder’s Award will be presented by Bushwacker’s Founder, Jerry Logan, and will be given to the builder of the best truck/SUV at the show November 6 at 3:pm at the company's booth #30017. The winner will be judged by the company's panel of industry professionals and journalists, and will receive $1,500 and a custom trophy. For more information on the Founder's Award, visit www.bushwacker.com.

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Cequent’s Rolling Billboard At Woodward Dream Cruise

While some may question why a manufacturer of towing products would advertise during one of the most popular muscle car events in the country, Cequent Performance Products realized that the combination is a great fit. So the company, one of the largest manufacturers of towing and trailer products, made its Woodward Dream Cruise debut during this year’s 20th annual event. “Having our headquarters located in nearby Plymouth, coupled with Cequent’s exclusive focus on automobile accessories, made taking part in the Dream Cruise a natural fit,” said Russell Brezezinski, Product Manager.

Cequent decided to market their products using a 22-foot by 10-foot mobile advertisement featured Draw-Tite® and Reese® – two of Cequent’s most popular brands. The moving billboard traveled in a loop from Ferndale to Pontiac, covering more than one hundred miles during the two-day cruise. Considering that many of the muscle cars at the Woodward Dream Cruise were trailered to the event, the idea for showcasing high performance towing products makes great sense. The Woodward Dream Cruise is a classic car event held in Metro-Detroit along Woodward Avenue. The event spans throughout numerous area towns and brings in an estimated one million attendees. For more information on Cequent's line of products, visit www.cequentgroup.com.

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Weather Guard’s QuickDraw Remote Access For Truck Tool Boxes

WEATHER GUARD® now offers a remote access system for it's line of truck tool boxes. The QuickDraw keyless entry system allows the truck box to open from up to 100 feet away from a push-botton key fob remote. The QuickDraw can open up to three truck boxres onthe same vehicle and provices multi-level digital encryption for increased security. In addition, up to 10 remote key fobs can be programmed per vehicle to give controlled access to multiple users. The new QuickDraw accessory, paired with the reliable security and durability of WEATHER GUARD® truck boxes, provides an enhanced product experience ensuring quick and convenient access, whether a customer is storing tools for the jobsite or gear for camping. The QuickDraw can be retrofit to existing boxes and is compatible with sixteen WEATHER GUARD® models, including the popular Model 127 Saddle Box. For more information, visit www.weatherguard.com.

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CURT 5th Wheel Leg Compatible With Dodge Ram Trucks

CURT Manufacturing now offers a 5th wheel leg that fits 2013 and 2014 model Dodge Ram pickups, equipped with the factory towing prep package. The CURT 5th wheel leg has a gross trailer weight capacity of up to 24,000 lbs, and mounts directly into the under-bed mount locations on the truck. It converts any CURT 5th wheel hitch head to the Dodge RAM’s under-bed hitch platforms; including CURT’s Q16, Q20, Q24 and E16 hitch heads. CURT’s 5th wheel legs also feature variable position anchors that allow it to easily drop into the under-bed locations. A quarter-turn anchoring system allows quick and easy 5th wheel installation and removal. The anchors can be adjusted to limit movement and eliminate unwanted chucking noises. CURT estimates installation to take just 20 to 40 minutes depending on an installer’s level of expertise. For more information, visit www.curtmfg.com.

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ICI Magnum Bumpers For Dodge Ram Pickups

Innovative Creations, Inc. now offers a heavy-duty front bumper for the 2014 Dodge Ram pickup. Part of the Magnum series line, the bumper is manufactured in the U.S.A. from high grade cold rolled steel
and features a two-stage black powder coat finish. The Magnum bumper for the Ram features four-inch square light hole pockets, air ventilation, and is compatible with the factory tow hooks. For more information, visit www.icionline.com.

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Remington Names New VP of Sales

Remington automotive accessories recently aappointed Corey Shick as vice president of sales. According to Remington, Shick is responsible for managing the strategic sales direction of the company. “Remington Industries is a dynamic manufacturer of matting and organization products that has demonstrated a desire to actively grow its retail and wholesale distribution business both domestically and worldwide,” said Shick. “To accomplish our goals, Remington has invested not only in our people, but also in resources to support growth within the businesses of our customers.” Remington is the manufacturer of Rubbermaid and Michelin automotive products such as floor mats and interior storage solutions. For more information, visit www.remingtonind.com.

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Blue Ox Anti-Sway Bars

Blue Ox now offers a line of anti-sway bars that are designed to eliminate the excessive side to side movement on heavy trucks towing trailers and large motorhomes. Blue Ox anti-sway bars are heat treated with a tensile strength of up to 180,000 PSI, have forged ends on all models, made in the USA and have a lifetime warranty.  For more information, visit www.blueox.com.

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AeroKlas 3-Way Truck Tool Box

Aeroklas now manufactures a 3-Way truck toolbox that allows easy access to your gear with a standard single lid that can be opened in three ways. The toolbox is constructed of a heavy wall, rotationally molded and highly durable, medium density polyethylene (MDPE) with blow molded lid sections for a tough, durable and easy access storage system. For more information, visit www.aeroklasusa.com.

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Dodge Recalls 2014 Ram 1500

Dodge is recalling 2014 model year Ram 1500 pickups for a problem with the truck's rear shock absorbers. The problems is a weld where the rear shocks attach to the chassis. The weld may not be strong enough and can cause the shock to detach and fail. Chrysler offiials are beginning to notify customers to bring their truck to an authorized dealer, who will inspect and replace the shock if necessary.

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AeroKlas AeroHook Bed Hooks

Aeroklas' AeroHook™ from Aeroklas is designed to attach to the bedrail of most make and model truck beds and provides a strong anchor point for managing cargo. The AeroHook™ comes in a blister packed as a pair with an installation tool, and is available in a choice of finishes. For more information, visit www.aeroklasusa.com.

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Cloud-Rider Stainless Steel Truck Grilles

Cloud-Rider now offers a line of stainless steel grill inserts that do not require the removal of the factory grill. Made from high-grade stainless steel, these grilles protect the vehicle from bugs and debris, while also enhanceing the appearance. For more information, visit www.cloud-rider.ca.

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Glow Rails Lighted Truck Bed Rails

Dinjee Systems LLC offers its Glo Rails truck bed rails that light up to produce a sunning visual effect on pickup trucks. Glo Rails can be used as a marketing tool or as a hazard signaling device for the general public and is also for Police fire and city trucks to help make the vehicle more visible from the side angle during normal weather conditions and more importantly during bad weather condition. For more information, visit www.glorails.com.

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Chevrolet 2015 Model Silverado Rally Edition Pickup

Chevrolet will offer a 2015 Rally Limited Edition Silverado. Built on the 1500 model series, the Rally Edition will be available in two and four-wheel drive applications and in double or crew-cab configurations. The trucks will also sport a choice between the 4.3-liter V-6 or 5.3-liter V-8 engines. The unique features of hte Rally edition are the exterior enhancements that include blacked-out components like the door handles, mirrors and grille. The truck also has matte black stripes that go across the thood and tailgate. The Rally edition also features a 17-inch diameter wheel and tire combination or can be ordered with an optional 22-inch wheel and tire combo. Two interior trim levels, the LS or LT trims are available in the truck. According to Chevrolet, the truck will be available early September.

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A.R.E. Offers CargoGlide Cargo Management Systems

A.R.E. is now offering the availability of CargoGlide cargo management systems within the company's commercial cap applications. CargoGlide truck bed units provide extensions that range from 70 percent to 100 percent, placing tools and cargo stored in even the furthest corner of the truck bed at your fingertips. "CargoGlide makes tools and gear easily accessible, helping eliminate the scuffed knees and aching backs experienced by busy workers who unload their vehicles many times throughout the course of a work day" said Bryan Baker, director of marketing, A.R.E. "Although safety is the number one priority, another benefit to companies is the potential to reduce costs associated with injuries.

A.R.E. offers the CargoGlide in five models, including:
* CargoGlide CG1000 - 1,000 pound capacity, 70 percent extension, six roller bearings, four-inch side rails with tie-down T-slots, four tie-down attachments, full-length deck with nylon laminated surface.
* CargoGlide 1500HD - 1,500 pound capacity, 70 percent extension, six roller bearings, eight-inch side rails with tie-down T-slots, four tie-down attachments, full-length deck with nylon laminated surface.
* CargoGlide 2000HD - 2,000 pound capacity, 10 heavy duty bearings, eight-inch side rails with tie-down T-slots, four tie-down attachments, full-length deck with nylon laminated surface.
* CargoGlide 1500XL - 1,500 pound capacity, 100 percent extension, 36 roller bearings, eight-inch side rails with tie-down T-slots, four tie-down attachments, full-length deck with nylon laminated surface.
* CargoGlide 2000XL (commercial grade)- 2,000 pound capacity, 100 percent extension, 22 roller bearings, eight-inch side rails with tie-down T-slots, four tie-down attachments, full-length deck with nylon laminated surface or optional aluminum deck. For more information, visit www.4are.com.

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SuspensionMaxx Offers New Retail Sales Tools

SuspensionMAXX, Inc. announced that it has new sales tools and expanded product coverage to assist distributors and retailers about sellling the company's line of leveling kits, heavy duty sway bar links and other light truck and SUV suspension components.

As part of the new sales tool, SuspensionMAXX's application guide allows users to quickly find the right products for any vehicle, and additional information is available on the SuspensionMAXX.com website, where retailers can find an advanced parts search configurator, in-depth technical information, installation instruction archive, and videos.

SuspensionMAXX has also expanded its vehicle applications covered by previously existing skus. This increase applies to vehicles offered by Ram (Dodge), Ford and GM. For more information, visit www.suspensionmaxx.com.

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Rolling Big Power Grilles For 2015 GM Trucks

Rolling Big Power, (RBP), now offers custom grille designs for 2015 model Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD 2500/3500 model picups. The grillese feature a choice of single or double rows LED lights with a one-piece double woven mesh grille that is manufactured form 304 grade stainless steel. For more information, visit www.rollingbigpower.com.

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New 40-Gallon Rear-Aft Diesel Fuel Tank For Ford Trucks

Titan Fuel Tanks now offers a 40-gallon cross-linked polyethylene, rear-aft fuel tank for Ford diesel trucks. The tank is designed to eliminatte maintenance and service issues that are associated with diesel fuels anf fits 2011-2015 Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 diesel cab and chassis trucks.

The tank is an answer for problems with fuel degradation and delamination of the protective linings of steel fuel tanks. Because Titan’s tanks are made from polyethylene, they aren't susceptible to the chemical and biological reactions that diesel, bio-diesel fuels and additives. Titan aftermarket fuel tanks can safely be used with the wide array of bio-diesel fuels and blends on the market. For more informaiton visit www.titanfueltanks.com.

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PaceSetter Performance Headers For 2014 GM Trucks

PaceSetter Performance headers for the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups provides extra power from a long-tube header design. The 1-7/8-inch diameter header tubes are made from mandrel-bent 16-gauge steel and feature 3/8-inch thick, CNC machined steel flanges. The headers fit vehicles equipped with either the 5.3 or 6.2 liter engines and are available in a black paint or Armor Coat polished ceramic metallic coating. For more information, visit www.pacesetterexhaust.com.

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ProRYDE Dodge Ram Leveling Kit

ProRyde now offers a front end lift kit for the new Dodge Ram 2500/3500 HD model trucks, equippd with the radius arm suspension. The kit allows on-vehicle height adjustment and is a patented design. For more information, visit www.proryde.com.

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Buyer’s Products Die-Cast Truck Step

Buyers Products now ofers a die-cast aluminum truck step that is an alternative to running boards and nerf bars. The 14-inch wide by 5-inch deep die-cast step (19-3/4-inch overall width) fits Ford, Dodge and Chevy trucks. It's available in black powder-coated aluminum for corrosion protection. The step is reversible to fit driver and passenger sides and bolt-on mounting hardware is included. For more information, visit www.buyersproducts.com.

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CURT’s TriFlex Brake Control

CURT now offers it's TriFlex proportional brake control that significantly reduces a tow vehicles stopping distance while ensuring a smooth stops. The TriFlex features an inertia sensor, triple-axis accelerometer, that allows the tow vehicle to accurately apply the appropriate amount of power to the trailer brakes. This allows the TriFlex to provide the proper amount of braking power and maximize efficiency to eliminate tire lock up or excessive braking.
The CURT TriFlex brake control is easy to install, and can be mounted in a variety of angles. A sensitivity adjustment allows the user to customize the brake control based on varying trailer loads or driving conditions, and the system is compatible with advanced multiplex electrical systems, electric-over-hydraulic braking systems and can be used on trailers with up to four axles. For more information, visit www.curtmfg.com.

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Westin Pro Traxx Oval Tube Steps

Westin Automotive offers its Pro Traxx 5 Oval Tube Step, that is designed to provide wheel-to-wheel length for full sized trucks with long beds. The Pro Traxx step bars come with a driver and passenger side step and a vehicle specific mount kit, so there's only one part number to order.  The steps include a third step beyond the cab for easy access to the truck bed and features three areas per side for multiple step-up points. The step pads feature the Westin brand design as well as a heavy-duty look and style. Pro Traxx steps feature seamless domed ends, 30 degree OE style bends, and are available in polished stainless steel or a black powder coated mild steel. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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July Truck Sales Get A Small Boost

The big news in truck sales for July 2014 is all about Dodge Ram pickups. While Ford and Chevrolet still have higher overall sales numbers, Dodge Ram trucks are selling at much higher percentages than any other manufacturer. For truck accessory retailers, it can mean an influx of Dodge truck owners coiming into stores and looking for caps, tonneau covers, and other accessories to outfit their vehicles for work and weekend fun. While sales are picking up slightly across the board, hopes are that summer sales and incentives will get people back into showrooms.  

July 2014 Sales Figures For Top Automakers
63,240 - Ford F-Series +4.60% vs 2013
42,097- Chevrolet Silverado 0.0% vs 2013
35,621 - Dodge Ram +13.8% vs 2013
17,488 - GMC Sierra +5.5% vs 2013
13,249 - Toyota Tacoma -4.6% vs 2013
10,312 - Toyota Tundra +5.0% vs 2013
5,797  - Nissan Frontier +3.2% vs 2013
1,340  - Honda Ridgeline -21.7% vs 2013
1,072    - Nissan Titan -8.2% vs 2013

Year-To-Date Sales As Of July 2014
Ford F-Series = 429,065
Chevy Silverado = 282,776
Dodge Ram = 239,481
GMC Sierra = 110,679
Toyota Tacoma = 88,398
Toyota Tundra = 68,299
Nissan Frontier = 41,740
Honda Ridgeline = 9,246
Nissan Titan = 7,488

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Bolt Coupler Pin Lock With One-Key Technology

Bolt recently released a Coupler Pin Lock that fits couplers from 1/2-inch to 3 3/8-inch for a variety of applications. The lock also features an adjustable pin, making it ideal for many types of couplers and offering travelers peace of mind when leaving hitched vehicles unattended.
The Coupler Pin Lock features STRATTEC's patented one-key lock technology, which streamlines travel by enabling the lock to be permanently programmed to the vehicle's ignition key-that means the driver can use a single key no matter how many Bolt locks are in play.

The weather-proof BOLT Coupler Pin Lock fits couplers from 1/2-inch to 3 3/8-inch and is adjustable in increments of 1/8-inch allowing for a snug fit in any size. The lock is designed to slide easily along the stainless steel pin and is engineered with no exposed shackle, helping further deter theft. It features a plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping and its stainless steel lock shutter helps keep out dirt and moisture. For more information, visit www.boltlock.com.

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ICI 2014 Toyota Tundra Fog Light Mounting Brackets

Innovative Creations Inc. now offers fog light mounting brackets for 2014 Toyota Tundra pickups (Part Number LBKT032TY-H). These brackets can be used to replace factory fog lights with aftermarket lights such as the Rigid Industries Dually or D2 lights, but are compatible with any single stud mount light of similar size. ICI carries a full line of mounting brackets to fit all applications and vehicles. ICI also makes mounting brackets for roof mounts, center grille mounts, cowl mounts and more. All ICI’s brackets are designed for an easy, DIY application and are compatible with most major brand. For more information, visit www.icionline.com.

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Westin Introduces A New HD Contour Bar for Full Sized Trucks

Westin Automotive is introducing a new HD Contour Bar for full sized trucks. The HD Contour bar features a contoured design that hugs the curve of the vehicle’s front-end profile with a "beastly" style. The center tube is welded to the 3.5-inch mainframe body tube at each end and features multi-faceted molded bushings at the welds. These bushings serve to conceal body welds for a clean, finished, and bold look.  They feature visible fasteners that truck lovers will find appealing.

To add to the features of this great product, there are points along the top and backside of the center bar for the mounting of Westin LED lights or for an LED Light Bar. The HD Contour Bar will be available in three finishes: e-coated mild steel with black powder coat finish and e-coated mild steel with Westin’s signature of quality textured black powder coat finish that provides a visibly rugged feel. It will also be available in stainless steel with a polished finish, an unmistakably bold statement. All HD Contour Bar applications include a vehicle specific mounting kit, so there’s only one part number to order. HD Contour Bars are no-drill applications, so installation is easy. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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Ranch Hand Appoints New Marketing Manager

Ranch Hand and Truckfitters announced the appointment of Mavis Arambula-Medellin as the company's new marketing manager. According to Scott McClaugherty, national salse manger for the company, Arambula will be responsible for defining and meeting the needs of consumer and commercial customers, with special focus on strategic industry segments. For more information, visit www.ranchhand.com.

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TA Associates Acquires Tectum Holdings Inc.

TA Associates, one of the world’s largest and oldest private equity investment firms has acquired Tectum Holdings Inc. (“THI”). THI is the premier manufacturer of tonneau covers, bed liners and related truck accessories. In a statement issued today, Bill Reminder, Chief Executive Officer and President of THI stated, “We are excited about our new partnership with TA Associates and consider ourselves fortunate to be part of a distinguished, world class private equity firm and their exceptional portfolio of companies.  TA Associates’ four decades of experience working with emergent, profitable companies will provide a significant benefit to us as we enter our next phase of growth. THI is committed to building on our established initiatives, the pursuit of additional acquisition opportunities and new product launches. I’m convinced that we will continue to thrive and set the standard for the industry’s best truck accessories through the combined capabilities of our companies.”  Mr. Reminder stated that he will continue in his current role as will all members of the company’s executive and management teams.

“THI has demonstrated the ability to unite great companies into a cohesive family and advance the tonneau category through innovative products, marketing and consumer awareness. THI’s strong brand equity, loyal customer relationships and outstanding reputation has been rewarded with more consumers putting THI tonneau covers on their trucks than any other brand,” said Michael Berk, Managing Director at TA Associates. “We look forward to bringing our extensive experience, insight and financial backing to THI’s plan to further develop the truck accessory market.

THI was formed in 2007 by Kinderhook Industries with a merger between Extang and TruXedo. By successfully executing a plan for organic and acquisition-led growth, THI has expanded to a family of seven highly recognized brands, including Extang, TruXedo, BedRug, UnderCover, Advantage, Retrax and most recently, BAK Industries. During the past seven years THI has used its operational strengths and best practices to foster significant growth within their portfolio of companies. THI is known for quality, engineering excellence and innovative new product development, and is considered the dominant leader in its competitive space. The result has been the successful launch of a broad range of award winning products.

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T-Rex Expands Graphic Series Grilles


T-Rex now offers an expanded Graphic Series line that was originally created for the active truck and SUV enthusiast, looking to make a bold statement about their lifestyle. T-REX Grilles Graphic Series grilles come in four distinctive finishes- Multi-Cam, Digi-Cam, Next-G2 and Avery-KW. The graphics are available in either on the framed, formed wire mesh grilles, or the popular 6061/6063 billet aluminum grilles. As with every T-REX Grille, the new Graphic Series Grille line was designed in house and each and every grille is manufactured to exacting standards in the U.S. for a perfect fit and finish every time.  All T-REX Grilles, including the new Graphic Series Grilles, are backed by an industry leading Limited Lifetime Structural Warranty and 3 Year Limited Finish Warranty. For more information, visit www.trex.com.

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Weather Guard Launches New Website

Weather Guard® announced the launch of the company's new website at www.weatherguard.com. The website is designed to provide a better product experience for both distributors and end-users by featuring compelling, action-oriented imagery of the professional trade in the field. The site also provides comprehensive details for the portfolio of Weather Guard® products. “Weather Guard® is a well-respected brand in many industries and we want to ensure our website showcases the brand personality and depth of product offering,” said Stacy Gardella, Director of Interactive Marketing. “The new website is also a valuable resource to our customers who want to compare features, specifications and overall performance of each product.”

The new Weather Guard® website provides improved navigation and comprehensive product information and filtering. For each product, users are able to easily view a dedicated page with descriptions, features and benefits, images, specifications and access additional resources such as installation instructions and parts lists. The product pages also include links to online and offline retailers where the product can be purchased. When searching for products, visitors can also compare up to three unique products to identify the best item based on application and need.
To see the upgraded look and functionality of the new Weather Guard® website, please visit www.weatherguard.com.

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Volant Air Intake For Ford F-150 EcoBoost

Volant Performance now offers two new closed-box performance air intake system options for 2012-2014 Ford F-150 pickups equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. "Performance-minded F-150 EcoBoost owners crave the deeper sound, cooler engine operating temperatures and more confident towing that Volant Performance air intakes provide," said Craig R. Kohrs, vice president and general manager, TMG Performance Products. "Drivers can expect engine horsepower increases of approximately five percent, and torque increases of approximately eight percent."
     
Volant Performance air intake systems feature a unique closed box design that protects the intake from high engine compartment temperatures characteristic of turbocharged engines. A cooler, denser air charge decreases turbo lag, delivers better fuel economy and enhances towing capacity.
      
Two cool air intake options are available for the F-150 EcoBoost: Volant's PowerCore(r) Closed Box Air Intake System (part #194356) or Pro 5 Closed Box Air Intake System (part #19435). The PowerCore Closed Box Air Intake System is designed with Donaldson(r) PowerCore filtration technology featuring advanced Ultra-Web(r) nanofiber filter media which captures submicron contaminants on the surface of the media, promoting lower air flow restriction and longer filter life. The system is maintenance free, requires no cleaning or oiling and is warrantied for up to 150,000 miles or four years under normal operating conditions.
           
Volant's Pro 5 Closed Box Air Intake System is engineered with Volant's high-performance, five-layer air filter made of high-quality textile media pleated between a top and bottom aluminum screen. Pro 5 filters come pre-oiled and ready for use. Cleanable and reusable for as long as you own the vehicle, the filters should be cleaned every 10,000 miles, or as needed, using Volant's two-stage cleaning kit to thoroughly clean and re-oil the filter. For more information, visit www.volant.com.

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ICI Fog Light Mounting Brackets For 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 trucks

Innovative Creations Inc. now offers fog light mounting brackets for 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 trucks (Part Number LBKT022CH-H). These brackets can be used to replace factory fog lights with aftermarket lights such as the Rigid Industries Dually or D2 lights, but are compatible with any single stud mount light of similar size. ICI carries a full line of mounting brackets to fit all applications and vehicles. ICI also makes mounting brackets for roof mounts, center grille mounts, cowl mounts and more. All ICI’s brackets are designed for an easy, DIY application and are compatible with most major brand. For more information, visit www.icionline.com.

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Diablosport Performance Tuners For 2011-‘14 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

Diablosport now offers a performance tuner for the Ford 3.5L EcoBoost engine! The inTune and Trinity OBD-II programmers offer aftermarket tunes that increase horsepower on 87, 91, and 93 octane gasoline. The company also developed a specialty tune for towing, and an MPG booster tune designed to increase fuel mileage. According to Diablosport, the 93 Octane Performance Tune made 90+ horsepower and 90+ ft.-lbs of torque on the dyno with premium pump gas. In addition, the tune also provided an increase of two miles per gallon of fuel economy. For more information, visit www.diablosport.com.

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A.R.E. 2014 Fishing Team Tundra Truck At Bassmaster Events

A.R.E. will be showcasing the its "ultimate fishing truck" during 2014 Bassmaster tournament series events being held around the country. The truck is a 2014 Toyota Tundra designed with everything anglers need to stow and organize tackle, tools and equipment.  "The truck features a top of the line Z-Series truck cap, along with our Pickup Vault lockable bed storage system, and CargoGlide roll-out cargo tray," said Bryan Baker, director of marketing, A.R.E. "These three products together, along with other great accessories such as Rigid Industries light bars, A.R.E.'s new Rod Pod, and Dick Cepek tires, all helped to build a truck that any avid fisherman would love to have."
     
The A.R.E. Z-Series truck cap is custom-painted with A.R.E. Fishing Team Elite Series custom graphics that highlight the company's partnership with the premier bass sport fishing organization.
  
The complete list of enhancements made to the 2014 A.R.E. Fishing Team Tundra includes:
- A.R.E. Pickup Vault Lockable Storage Drawers
- A.R.E. Z Series Truck Cap
- A.R.E. Rod Pod
- Air Lift Company Air Spring Kit and Wireless Control System
- BedRug Polypropylene Carpeted Bedliner
- BOLT(r) Receiver Lock and Padlocks
- Bully Dog Gauge Tuner
- Bushwacker Fender Flares
- CargoGlide(r) Roll Out Tray System
- Dick Cepek Tires
- Hellwig Sway Bars
- K&N Air Intake
- Magnaflow Exhaust System
- Monster Hooks Recovery Hooks
- N-Fab Steps and Bumpers
- Rigid Industries Light  Bars
- Skyjacker(r) Suspension System
- Surco Roof Basket
- TIS Monster Energy Edition Wheels
- Yakima Tower Series Roof Rack

For more information, visit www.4are.com.

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Westin HDX Running Boards for 2015 Ford and GM Full-Sized Trucks

Westin Automotive now offers its diamond tread HDX Running Boards for full-size Chevy, Ford, and GMC trucks in all cab styles. HDX Running Boards are made of heavy-duty commercial grade steel and are ideal for the workplace truck. They also have tremendous appeal with off-road enthusiasts because of their extreme durability and classic diamond tread material. The HD style diamond tread provides a textured step area and features Westin's textured black powder coat finish for added appeal. Each board features a one-inch splash-guard that is integrated with the step surface, and is made of a continuous single sheet of metal that preserves the integrity of the material. Each board includes a useful boot scraper at the front-end of the board for convenient cleanup prior to getting into the vehicle after a dirty job or some off-road fun. Westin HDX Running Boards are proudly designed, engineered, and made in the USA and are backed by a 3-year warranty. For more information, visit www.westinautomoitive.com.

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Cequent Donates To Freedom Center For Military And Their Families

Cequent™ Performance Products recently donated a supply of provisions to the Freedom Center. The Freedom Center is located at the Detroit Metro Airport and at the Military Entrance Processing Command. It is a place where members of the military, their families, and veterans can relax during their travels. “Neither of these locations is far from our Plymouth, Michigan headquarters,” says John Kroll, Senior Technical Service Representative and volunteer at the Freedom Center.

The donation to the Freedom Center was a natural fit given the existing donation to Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation (CFF), which also honors members of the military as well as other American heroes. During its rebate season, Draw-Tite donated $5 to CFF for each rebate received.

“We have a number of employees who are either veterans themselves or are somehow connected to the military community,” says Kroll. “It is an honor to partner with the Freedom Center and to bring a local tie-in to our existing partnership with CFF.”

The donation ran from Memorial Day to Independence Day. In that time, a number of goods as well as monetary donations were made to the Freedom Center.  For more information, and to learn how you can help, please visit Cequent™ Performance Products recently donated a supply of provisions to the Freedom Center. The Freedom Center is located at the Detroit Metro Airport and at the Military Entrance Processing Command.It is a place where members of the military, their families, and veterans can relax during their travels. “Neither of these locations is far from our Plymouth, Michigan headquarters,” says John Kroll, Senior Technical Service Representative and volunteer at the Freedom Center. For more information, visit www.mifreedomcenter.org

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Transfer Flow Under Tonneau Auxiliary Fuel Tank

Transfer Flow offers a way to Increase fuel capacity and driving range with its in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system. Made in the U.S.A. the Transfer Flow in-bed auxiliary tanks are available in 37, 50, 75 and 98 gallon capacities and feature a sturdy aluminized steel and bright diamond plate finish. Transfer Flow fuel tanks are fully baffled to minimize sloshing and come complete with all necessary installation components and detailed instructions. With a patented and industry leading TRAX-II or the company's MaxFlo-TFI operating system, the transfer process is entirely automatic and worry free. Exclusive design features allow some tanks to be used in conjunction with other popular cargo accessories such as retractable truck bed covers, tonneau covers and camper shells. For more information, visit www.transferflow.com

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TWN Industries Patriotic “One Nation” Hydrographic Film Pattern

TWN Industries Inc.announces the release of its "One Nation" film pattern of the United States flag. The One Nation water transfer printing film patterns are available exclusively through TWN Industries, and come in a vintage, traditional and midnight patterns. For more information, visit www.watertransferprinting.com.

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Flowtech Headers For Late-Model Trucks

Flowtech exhaust now offers three new shorty headers for ‘02-13 GM Trucks, ‘09-14 Dodge Ram HEMI and ‘05-11 Toyota Tacoma platforms. Machined 3/8” thick flanges and TIG welding deliver maximum strength and durability. These headers are available in both high temp black paint and a silver satin ceramic coating for an aggressive under-hood look. Large mandrel bent primary tubes are used for maximum flow increasing performance and improving throttle response. For more information, visit www.holley.com.

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New Pace Edwards POP Displays

Pace Edwards recently introduced its new POP displays, that are designed to be lighter, eye-catching, easy to assemble, and very different than traditional tonneau cover displays used in the past. According to Vern Kaufman, Pace Edwards' Sales and Business Development Manager, the old-style rectangular displays used in may retail stores often get broken, and end up piling-up with junk and pamphlets on top of them. The new POP displays weigh only seven pounds, and are easy for salespeople to carry into a retail store and assemble in a matter of minutes.

Pace Edwards designed their POP displays with  elliptical sections that each showcase the product's features and benefits at a glance, with integrated pockets that allow take-home brochures to be mounted to the display. Two POP displays are available. One features the entire Pace Edwards product line, while another features the Pace Edwards Switchblade tonneau cover. For more information visit www.paceedwards.com.

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Xpel Door Edge And DoorSill Guard Kits

Xpel now offers an easy way to provide paint protection products for the most commonly damaged areas of automobiles and trucks. Made from XPEL's durable paint protection films, these DIY products are designed to protect vehicles from chips, scratches, scuffs and abrasions. XPEL's clear paint protection films are virtually invisible when applied, while the black embossed PVC films hide existing damage to paint and protect against new scratches and abrasions.

Xpel's Door Edge Guard is an 8 mil polyurethane film. Invisible when applied, XPEL's Door Edge Guard Kit includes enough material to protect four doors. Available in a 12-foot DIY kit and a bulk 100-foot roll. Xpel's Doorsill Guard Kit protects the highly visible doorsill area as occupants enter and exit the vehicle. XPEL's Doorsill Guard Kit includes one 60-inch x 2.75-inch strip of durable removable film that protects the doorsill plate. Available in a 12-foot DIY kit and a bulk 100-foot roll in clear and black. For more information, visit www.xpel.com.

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Rigid Industries LED Roof Mounts For 2014 GM and Dodge Trucks

Rigid Industries now offers new OE Mounting Products for the 2014 GMC/Chevy 1500/2500/3500 E-Series 50” Roof Mounts, the 2010-2014 Dodge Ram E-Series 50” Roof Mounts, the 2014 GMC 1500 Fog Light Kit and the RDS-Series Bar Mounts.

The 2014 GMC/Chevy 1500/2500/3500 E-Series 50” Roof Mounts and the 2010-2014 Dodge Ram E-Series 50” Roof Mounts are made of steel construction that is UV resistant and abrasion resistant with a polyester based powder-coat.  The legacy E-Series light bars which Rigid Industries is known for will now have a custom fit option for roof mounting for the GMC, Chevy or Dodge owners to stand out in the crowd!

The 2014 GMC 1500 Fog Light Kit allows you to mount the D-Series (Dually or D2) LED lights in your GMC 1500’s OE fog lamp locations. This kit gives your otherwise square D-Series lights a clean, from-the-factory look without having to drill or cut into your bumper. Made from high quality stainless steel, these adaptor plates are powder-coated black for a durable, long-lasting finish.

The RDS-Series Bar Mounts are circular powder-coated steel bar mounts of multiple dimensions to hold your RDS-Series light bar. For more information, visit www.rigidindustries.com.

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Toyo Tires Open Country AT-II Now OE Tire For Ford F-250/350 Trucks

Toyo Tires announced that its Open Country AT II truck tire has been adopted as original equipment for the Ford F-250 and F-350 picup trucks. The Ford trucks will use a LT275/65R20 tire that features a bold, rugged design, with improved treadlife and excellent traction. For more informaiton, visit www.toyotires.com.

Read Our Review On The Toyo Open Country AT II Here.

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