I’m not sure where all of the years went, but it was a quarter century ago that Corky and Carole Meyers turned an educational user group for their TCRS converter rebuilding equipment into an association of converter rebuilders: the Torque Converter Rebuilders Association (TCRA). The initial meetings of the association took place in Reno, NV
On April 13-15, one of the transmission industry’s most notable events took place, as members of the Torque Converter Rebuilders Association (TCRA) had their annual meeting. For this year, which was the 25th time this gathering has occurred, the meeting took place in Charlotte, N.C. As always, it served as an occasion for industry friends
The profitable and proper remanufacturing of torque converters served as the focus for the 24th annual seminars and meetings of the Torque Converter Rebuilders Association (TCRA). The two-day event was held in the Detroit area in June and drew approximately 100 participants. As has been the case since the first of these converter segment get-togethers,
The Torque Converter Rebuilders Association (TCRA) recently named its new board and officers. The positions were chosen during the organization’s annual meeting June 24 and 25. Note that not all of these positions are newly elected, as some members return from last year. Here is the full list: President: Mike Cargill (Schaeffler) Vice President: Eric
June 24 and 25 brought us the annual Torque Converter Rebuilders Association (TCRA) seminar, in which the organization meets to talk technical issues, vote on its board, and hold seminars. More coverage of this event is forthcoming in TD’s July issue, but in the meantime, here are some of the biggest takeaways from seminar day.
The Torque Converter Rebuilders Association (TCRA) announced that Rebuilder Members in good standing will each receive a $200 credit from Sonnax. The credit can be used towards their existing Sonnax account or towards future purchase. “I was pleasantly surprised when Sonnax offered this direct award to our Rebuilder Members,” said Mike Cargill, president of TCRA.
The Torque Converter Rebuilder Association (TCRA) announced board members and association officers for the coming year. Association officers are – President, Mike Cargill, Schaeffler; Vice President, Eric Saxberg, Saxco Converters; Secretary/Treasurer, Steve Jaussaud, Sonnax. Board member terms are staggered. Jeff Stuck, Certified Transmission; Mathew Roybal, Transtar, and Joe Rivera, ProTorque continue their positions on the
We were saddened to learn of the passing of a colleague from the other side of the globe, Martin Brooks who recently retired from the business he owned, Aceomatic Transmission in Christchurch, New Zealand. In addition to his transmission and torque converter rebuilding business, Martin was well-known stateside as he served for many years as
With all things considered; I think we had more business problems in the market crash of 2008, but we overcame that situation, and I believe we will all survive this ordeal.
TCRA has announced its 2020 Seminar will be held April 17 and 18 on Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
At the recent Torque Converter Rebuilders Association (TCRA) seminar in Coral Gables, Fla., we sat down with the board of directors to discuss the organization, its member and its objectives. We started the conversation with the observation, “There was a time not too long ago when transmission builders would blame the converter for nearly every problem that cropped up after a rebuild.”
The Torque Converter Rebuilders Association (TCRA) recently formed a technical committee to address the technical needs of torque-converter rebuilders and funnel technical information to its members. This information will be presented on the TCRA Web site and in the TCRA newsletter, among other publications.