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Transtar announces Texas product expansions

Transtar Industries has announced that its Fort Worth, Texas branch will begin carrying an extended product offering. In addition to transmission and driveline-related products, general repair product lines are now available at the Fort Worth branch. This development follows a similar expansion at four other Transtar locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. “This expansion signifies

TransGo introduces 62TE high pressure kit for vans

TransGo recently released a high pressure tuneless reprogramming kit for 62TE transmissions, model years 2007 and on. The company says it is specifically suited for work and passenger vans like the Ram ProMaster. According to the company, a recalibrated pressure curve in this kit delivers increased clutch and TCC holding capacity with short, clean shifts

OTC releases TJHP15 transmission jack 

OTC has released the new TJHP15 transmission jack. The jack is air-assisted and has a 1,500-lb. capacity. According to the company, features include rugged wall tubing and an oversized base; foot-operated air pump controls the air-powered hydraulic operation, which lifts the head quickly to the work location; and included safety chains. Specs of the TJHP15

American Powertrain introduces ProTwin disc clutch for GM, Ford and Mopar

American Powertrain announced that it now offers a new ProTwin twin disc clutch kit for GM, Ford and Mopar performance applications. The kit comes with a billet steel flywheel, pressure plate, two drive discs, floater, flywheel crank bolts, pilot bearing and alignment tool. Each clutch kit comes fully balanced and features 1100 ft./lbs. of torque

Transtar promotes Anna Gluck to Chief Human Resources Officer 

Transtar Holding Co. has announced the promotion of Anna Gluck to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer. Gluck has been with Transtar since 2020, where she led the company’s total rewards program and employee engagement efforts, with a strategic focus on employee training and development programs and attracting and retaining top talent.  While at

BendPak founder Don Henthorn passes away

Don Henthorn, owner and founder of BendPak Inc., peacefully passed away at home Thursday, March 28, at the age of 85. Under his leadership, BendPak has grown from a small machine shop to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of car lifts and automotive service equipment. Management and operations of the privately owned company are unchanged. Henthorn

Shop Boss adds Venmo, PayPal options

Shop Boss has added fully integrated PayPal and Venmo payment capabilities to its shop management software. The new feature of Boss Pay, Shop Boss’ all-in-one payments platform, is exclusively for text-to-pay customers, the company said.  Among the benefits noted by the company are automatic mobile login within the PayPal or Venmo app, and PayPal’s AI fraud

Sonnax introduces Smart-Tech clutch kit for GM 4L series

Sonnax has introduced a new Smart-Tech clutch kit for optimizing clutch capacity and guarding against clutch burnup in GM 4L60, 4L60-E, 4L65-E and 4L70-E transmissions. This kit (part no. 77734-01K) includes eight .067-in. BorgWarner high-energy frictions and seven .095-in. Lindered steels recommended for use with Sonnax Smart-Tech input housings.

Snap-on debuts new general service tool set 

Snap-on has introduced a new 33-piece tool set for general car service. The 233FSMBFR 33-Piece 3/8in. Drive General Service Set offers tools in a closed cell cross-linked foam case. The set includes the following:

Gray Tools introduces insulated hex bit socket set

Gray Tools has introduced a 16-piece insulated hex bit socket set. Made in the U.S.A., the set features both SAE and metric sizes, contained in a carrying case with a foam organizer. All pieces have dual-layer insulation, providing user protection up to 1,000 volts in a variety of electrical applications, the company said. Gray’s new 3/8-in. drive

Alto releases friction and steel module for ZF 6HP transmissions

Alto has introduced a new friction and steel module for ZF 6HP series transmissions. The module works with ZF 6HP19/X/A (model years 2004 and on) and ZF 6HP21/X (model years 2007 and on) for ZF, Audi, BMW and Volkswagen vehicles. Alto says that the product (part no. 143751X) features G3 frictions and Kolene steels.

DOJ, FTC signal support for MEMA Aftermarket suppliers’ petition

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently submitted support to the U.S. Copyright Office for MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers’ petition for a new exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)’s anti-circumvention provisions. These provisions prohibit bypassing copyright protection systems. MEMA’s proposed exemption would allow consumers to view their vehicle’s