Red Kap Signs With Social Distortion Front Man Mike Ness


NASHVILLE, TN--(August 18, 2014) - Red Kap, the world's largest automotive apparel manufacturer, names Billboard-charting recording artist and Social Distortion front man Mike Ness as a brand ambassador. Red Kap will feature Ness in upcoming advertising and marketing programs in addition to future product collaboration. "Ness' prolific career has spanned decades, establishing him as an American punk rock legend. His passion for car culture, clothing and all things vintage Americana make him an ideal fit for the Red Kap brand and where we are headed. We are excited to work with Mike Ness, and we know this will be a great partnership." - Chris Holcombe, Vice President and General Manager of Distributor Brands, Red Kap.
The band's storied history includes seven studio albums, countless sold-out world tours and an unrelenting determination to create something genuine and authentic. "Everyone familiar with me knows that I'm no stranger to workwear, on or off the stage. I work hard and I play hard, so joining Red Kap as they take this step forward feels like a natural partnership. I'm looking forward to being a part of an American original that's been doing business for over 90 years." - Mike Ness, Social Distortion
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ABOUT RED KAP
Red Kap manufactures comfortable, durable apparel for more than 16 million hardworking professionals and offers unmatched service to approximately 8,000 distributors. For over 90 years, the company has provided everything from work shirts and pants to jackets and coveralls for a variety of industries like manufacturing, transportation and construction while specializing in performance workwear for the automotive industry. Red Kap is a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., which is part of VF Corporation, the world's largest apparel manufacturer. Visit http://www.redkapauto.com for more information.
ABOUT MIKE NESS & SOCIAL DISTORTION
Staying strong for three decades on their own terms, on their own time and by their own rules, Mike Ness along with Social Distortion have solidified themselves as the godfathers of punk with a growing influence. Their latest musical offering, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, and as the #1 Independent Album and #2 Modern Rock/Alternative Album. Now in their fourth decade, Ness and Social Distortion have officially achieved one of the most non-punk things possible: They've failed to burn out. Visit www.socialdistortion.com for more information.

Bed Wood and Parts Announces Partnership with Buck Commander

EZ Tailgate Butcher Block and EZ ATV Butcher Block to be co-branded with Buck Commander®
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. — Bed Wood and Parts, LLC, the No. 1 source of show quality, custom manufactured wooden truck bed parts and accessories announced today that their BedWoodTM brand premium EZ Tailgate Butcher Block and EZ ATV Butcher Block lines have retained license with the Buck Commander® franchise. The special laser engraved Buck Commander®edition of the patent pending EZ series of butcher blocks turns the flat tailgate surface of a Pickup, SUV, Crossover, and the flat surfaces on an ATV and RV into a food safe game, fowl, or fish preparation surface for the hunter and fisherman or a food preparation surface for the tailgater or camper. Made from hickory wood in Kentucky, U.S.A., the butcher block protects the vehicle and the cutlery from damage and cleans up easily when the work is done. The large perimeter groove keeps liquids trapped on the board and off the vehicle during use. The EZ Butcher Block line is conveniently sized to fit your tailgate, outdoor adventure machine or recreational vehicle. “Bed Wood and Parts is extremely proud to partner with Buck Commander to create a special Buck Commander series of product which promotes families and friends gathered around the tailgate of their vehicle and engaged in outdoor activities in the tradition of the Robertson family said Jeff Major, CEO. Both companies are founded on their faith, family values, and our heritage as Americans, so the partnership is a natural progression for both.” Willie Robertson, CEO of Buck Commander, adds, “Folks who watch Buck Commander and even Duck Dynasty probably know that I’m always looking for products that add ease and efficiency when hunting, and this EZ Butcher Block is a great addition to the Buck Commander family of products.”
The co-branded butcher blocks will be distributed through all Bed Wood channels as well as through Buck Commander outlets. Promotional displays and sales materials will be available to assist retailers in successfully merchandising this must-have product line.
About BedWood and Parts LLC
Founded in 2006, Bed Wood and Parts is the result of Jeff Major’s inability to find quality wood bed components for a truck restoration. Today BedWood manufactures and sells the highest quality wooden bed kits and components available in 40+ species of wood for trucks, SUV’s, and station wagons from 1917 to 2014. These kits are complemented with available custom bed rails, and wood finishing products. Wood products for Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor Activities along with Culinary Products are also manufactured in the factory in Kentucky. All products are USA made, Kentucky Handcrafted and distributed globally. For more information please visit www.BedWoodAndParts.com or call at 877-206-WOOD(9663).
About Buck Commander
Although the name Buck Commander was first coined by Phil Robertson, better known as the Duck Commander, Buck Commander was formed by Willie Robertson and MLB superstar Adam LaRoche. It has since evolved to also include current and former MLB superstars Ryan Langerhans, and Tombo Martin; and country music stars Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean. The Buck Commanders and their crew pursue deer all over the country, capturing many of their hunts on video for their TV show and DVDs. To learn more, go to www.BuckCommander.com.

Centric Releases 2014 Fleet Performance Brake Component Guide


Details Most Comprehensive Program for Fleet Vehicle Brake Solutions Around
(Industry, Calif. – July 28, 2014) Centric Parts, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems, has begun delivering its Centric Parts 2014 Fleet Performance Brake Component Application Guide. The updated catalog (FPBC2014) details Centric’s complete range of Fleet Performance Brake Components, which includes rotors, drums, pads, shoes, calipers, sensor wires and wheel cylinders for a wide range of fleet vehicles through model year 2014, as well as certain 2015 applications. Centric Fleet Performance brake components are designed and manufactured to meet the demands of today’s working vehicles. Each brake component has been specially engineered and tested to maximize braking performance in a variety of driving conditions including high-mileage and pursuit driving situations. “Our Fleet Performance program keeps expanding every year as more and more fleet managers recognize the advantages of our products, pricing and service,” explained Dan Lelchuk, President and CEO of Centric Parts. “We take great pride in knowing that fleets using Centric are getting the best brake components available. Whether it’s first responders, delivery drivers or taxicabs, drivers using Centric Fleet Performance components can rest assured that their brakes will reliably perform the way they need them to, whether they’re driving involves high speeds, high loads or high mileage.” Among the many categories of products featured in this latest catalog are Centric’s Fleet Performance and PosiQuiet calipers, Centric High Carbon Alloy 125-series performance rotors, updated PosiQuiet and Fleet Performance brake friction listings, as well as listings for sensor wires, drums and wheel cylinders. For more information on the full line of Centric Parts brake and clutch components and systems, visit www.centricparts.com or call 800-758-3004.
About Centric Parts®
Centric Parts® is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for passenger vehicles, light- and medium-duty trucks, and high performance and racing vehicles under the Centric®, C-Tek®, PosiQuiet® and StopTech® labels among others. With an unparalleled level of research and development in North America, Centric continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned four patents along the way. The company was founded in 2000 in Southern California and has enjoyed solid growth every year since. Originally focusing on replacement parts for everyday use, Centric Parts has aggressively expanded into OE, armored, racing and performance markets through its StopTech brand. Today the company operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling over 650,000 square feet and employing over 500 workers.

BILSTEIN Introduces Interactive Dealer Training Platform to Enhance Retailers’ Product Knowledge


Furthering its commitment to producing the world’s best shock absorbers, struts and suspension kits for the road, track and trail, BILSTEIN has launched an online incentive and knowledge platform to give its retailers expert-level information about its product line through an engaging, interactive online education and rewards program. “We know the importance our dealers make in representing our brand to our customer base of auto enthusiasts and professionals,” said Antonio Curioso, Sales Director at BILSTEIN Shock Absorbers. “We believe we can better serve customers and create a superior buying experience by giving them access to experts who anticipate their needs and know our product line confidently. We’re investing in this program because we’re placing a priority on advancing dealer training and knowledge.”
Through this free program, BILSTEIN dealers can conveniently train nationwide sales representatives via an easy to use online tool, resulting in reduced travel fees and training costs. Retails sales representatives will have access to a series of interactive modules featuring technical instruction and sales tips for each of BILSTEIN’S product segments, including; OE Replacement Parts, Tuning, Light Truck and Offroad, Heavy Duty and Motorsports shock absorbers. This program will allow sales teams to best match their customers with the right products and help their retail organization increase sales volume and profitability. As part of the online incentive program, each dealer who completes the training will be awarded with product prizes. Many of BILSTEIN’s top retailers have already begun using this new program, including, 4WheelParts and O’Reilly Auto Parts, and have seen positive results. “This program has been essential in training our team on BILSTEIN’s wide range of premium products. We’ve had many employees complete the training and the results are evident in our BILSTEIN product sales.” – Dave Rittenhouse, Director of Sales & Merchandising, 4WheelParts.
For more information, visit the custom training site developed for BILSTEIN dealers at 3point5.com/bilstein.

Arnott Releases Installation Video Series for 2007 to 2012 W221 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and W216 CL-Class with AIRMATIC and 4MATIC

Impressive Library of Installation Manuals and Videos One of Keys to Arnott Success and Growth
MERRITT ISLAND, FL - In addition to exceptional product quality, at a reasonable price, backed by warranties and service, another key reason for the significant and growing worldwide acceptance of Arnott Air Suspension Products is an impressive and expanding library of easy-to-understand Installation Manuals. In recent months, Arnott has gone beyond this professionally written, detailed documentation and created a collection of professionally produced Installation Videos. These powerful 'How To' visuals go a long way towards ensuring a safe and successful 'Remove and Replace' experience for many popular Arnott air suspension products. Arnott's Installation Videos can be viewed as standalone instructions, or for select applications, as a series designed to illustrate the removal and replacement of an entire air suspension system ... for example, the compressor as well as the front and rear air struts. One such series applies to the 2007 to 2012 W221 Chassis Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the W216 Chassis Mercedes-Benz CL-Class. The three videos making up this new video series include:
See the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Compressor (Arnott Part P-2593) video below or Click Here.
These other new S-Class installation videos are also now available on Arnott's YouTube channel:
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Rear Suspension, Arnott Parts AS-2603 and AS-2604
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Front Suspension, Arnott Part AS-2540
As of the date of this announcement, Arnott's entire library of Installation Videos contains 41 professional presentations and more are in development.
Additional Applications
While the above-referenced Mercedes-Benz installation video series is the most recent and a great example of the Arnott Installation Videos Library, Arnott's automotive partsw installation videos cover many other luxury cars, trucks, and SUVs. The library includes visual 'how tos' for Audi, BMW, Ford and Lincoln, GM SUVs, and Jaguar. In addition, because Arnott's air suspension expertise includes motorcycle air suspension kits, the company has produced a range of installation videos demonstrating the installation process for Arnott air suspension parts as they apply to several Harley-Davidson models.
The Arnott YouTube video library also has a focused automotive segment detailing How To Return Cores To Arnott.
World Class Warranties, Worldwide Presence
Arnott backs its new air springs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty in North America, and a Two-Year Limited Warranty in the rest of the world. Arnott recently opened a European Union (EU) branch office and distribution center. The EU facility, located in the Netherlands, provides local sales and support, faster shipping, payment and bank transfers in local currencies, and an easier way for the growing legion of European customers to return and sell air suspension cores to Arnott.
About Arnott
Arnott Inc. is the global industry leader in manufacturing and distributing quality aftermarket air suspension products and accessories. Since 1989, Arnott has provided the highest quality air suspension products along with exceptional customer service for luxury cars, trucks, and SUVs including many Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Saab, and VW models along with motorcycle air suspension kits for several makes including Harley-Davidson. Arnott provides same-day shipping for orders placed by 3:30 PM ET (2 PM ET in Canada, and 2 PM CET in Europe).
For more information about Arnott and its impressive, state-of-the art manufacturing and customer service facility located on Florida's Space Coast or Arnott's complete 2014 Air Suspension Products Catalog, visit Arnott's web site. To stay current with Arnott product updates, company news, and special parts/pricing promotions, follow Arnott on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.
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