Shop profile: Colorado Engine has built a name for itself focusing on the whole powertrain
Colorado Engine may have “engine” in the name, but transmissions are also a key component of the business for a shop that deals with the entire powertrain. Started in 1983 as a wholesale warehouse distributor for factory remanufactured engines and transmissions, in 2000 they opened an install center, according to owner George Anderson. “So probably
ETE Reman, Gauge Capital announce investment partnership agreement
ETE Reman has announced a new partnership agreement with Gauge Capital, a middle‐market private equity firm based in Southlake, Texas, to recapitalize the company. “We are excited to partner with Gauge and for the resources they add to ETE Reman. Gauge’s investment in the business will allow us to accelerate our growth and further invest
Reman U: The importance of company culture
Deep-rooted culture. Shared values. Common goals. Teamwork. Family. Friends. Commitment. These are just some of the things that make us successful. When we hire a new employee, we look so much further than the basis of “Can this person do the job?” We bring people in who we’d like to have a beer with, someone
ETE Reman Updates Manual Transmission Line-Up
An updated line-up of remanufactured manual transmissions is now available from ETE Reman. These units include applications for Chrysler (FCA), GM, Ford, Honda, Nissan and VW. ETE says that core returns are simplified via phone, text or online. Internal parts have been inspected for gear wear, mainshaft straightness and synchronization. These units are hot, cold,
Wayne Colonna Becomes ETE REMAN Technical Director
Wayne Colonna answers questions about his new position.
“Quality is the ante to play in this industry, so just providing quality products doesn’t differentiate us,” said Jim Young, Director of Systems at ETE REMAN. “Where we stand out is the customer relationship. In reality, that’s how ETE became what it is.
ETE Reman – Expanding
Three years ago, ETE REMAN purchased a former Walmart in Milwaukee, Wis., to address the growing demand for remanufactured transmissions. Adding 160,000 square feet has allowed ETE to grow its employee base to 450 people.
“As our production grew over the years, new departments were created to efficiently support demand. Using Lean, Six Sigma, and 5S philosophies, we did our best to create an efficient process. But moving parts from each department through the entire build procedure became difficult with the existing floor plan and lack of space,” says Lawrence Loshak, Vice President of Manufacturing.