Terry Shively Retires from Dana; Lee Murray Named New GM of Clevite Engine Parts

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Terry Shively, who retired this month, spent more than 35 years with Dana Corp. ANN ARBOR, MI — Dana’s Clevite Engine Parts Division has named Lee Murray, a 31-year Dana veteran as general manager. In this role, Murray will oversee all Clevite operations in North America. Murray replaces longtime Dana executive Terry Shively, who retired March 15. Shively’s Dana career spanned more than 35 years, during which he served in several key administrative, sales, marketing and product management positions. In 2004, Murray was named vice-president of marketing for the Clevite Division. This marked his return to the aftermarket after six years as director of OE sales for Dana’s North American Steering & Suspension business. Prior to that assignment, Murray’s 24 years in Dana’s aftermarket division included a variety of sales and marketing positions. He is also a member of the Automotive Sales Council. For more information about Clevite, go to: www.engineparts.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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Kentucky hydrogen plant construction announced

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INOXCVA makes new appointment

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Pettibone extends X-Series

first_imgUS-based Pettibone has introduced the Extendo 1056X telehandler to its X-Series lineup, providing a 10,000-pound capacity machine capable of reaching lift heights of 56 feet.The 1056X was launched at ConExpo, and comes standard with a 74-horsepower Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine that features a DOC muffler and requires no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The machine is also the first X-Series model to offer an optional Deutz 74-horsepower Tier 4 Final engine. A 117-horsepower Cummins engine option is available as well. Mounted on a side pod, the engine offers easy service access while allowing curbside visibility and ground clearance of 18 inches.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Featuring a four-section boom, the 1056X delivers forward reach of 40 feet, and max lift height of 56 feet. The boom structure’s formed plates offer greater strength while reducing weight. The design also minimizes boom deflection for better control and accuracy when placing loads.Abundant boom overlap provides smooth operation and reduces contact forces on wear pads, thereby extending service life. A bottom-mounted external extend cylinder further reduces the load on wear pads by up to 50 percent. Cylinder cushioning has been introduced to dampen the end of strokes – both extending and retracting – to avoid the wear-and-tear of hard, jarring stops, while also helping prevent the potential spilling of a load.Drivetrain and axles have been optimised to provide greater tractive effort with minimal tradeoff on top end speed. A pintle hitch mount adds versatility for towing. Built for use on rough terrain, the unit offers full-time 4-wheel-drive with limited-slip front axle differential. Tight steer angle capability provides an efficient turning radius of 14 feet, 4 inches. The Dana VDT12000 Powershift transmission offers three speeds, forward and reverse.The Extendo operator cab maintains Pettibone’s ergonomic seat, pedal, joystick and steering wheel positions, while optimizing line of sight in all directions. A new analog/LCD gauge cluster comes standard. An optional 7-inch digital display with integrated back-up camera is also available. The cab also offers enhanced climate control, flat bolt-in glass, split door design, openable rear window, USB accessory plug, lockable storage under the seat, and water-resistant components for easy interior washdown.All-steel fuel and hydraulic tanks are built to resist damage. The 30-gallon fuel tank offers ample volume for a full day’s work, and the lockable fuel-fill is in a clean, accessible location. Other features include non-tensioned boom hoses, split-system electrical circuit panels, a 12-volt accessory plug in the engine bay, and heavy-duty bright LED lighting. Additional options include a sling hook for additional load security and a wide variety of attachments.last_img read more

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Bonteheuwel family need help rebuilding their home

first_imgA fire has destroyed a Bonteheuwel familys home. A Bonteheuwel family are appealing to the community for help after they lost their home to a fire. Fumes woke the family of four just after midnight on Tuesday July 28, and flames quickly engulfed their Bessie Avenue wendy house.According to Letania Postmanat, her cousin Mariam Ariefdien’s family have no electricity and use a candle at night. The candle fell over and caused the fire that destroyed all their belongings, including clothing, food and furniture.No one was injured, but the family were devastated, Ms Postmanat said.”They’ve lost everything and now they need to start over. The community has been a great help; they’ve offered food when they had nothing to eat and they continue to support them. They are appealing to the public to help rebuild their lives.”She applauded the City of Cape Town and the fire brigade for their speedy response and readiness to help. “The City helped to clean up the mess and took all the rubble away,” she said. “They also said that they would possibly get us a new wendy house, and the fire brigade was here in 10 minutes. The ward councillor has also been very helpful.”Charlotte Powell, the City’s disaster risk management spokeswoman, said a request for assistance was forwarded to the South African Social Security Agency and the City was awaiting feedback. Jermaine Carelse, spokesman for the City’s Fire and Rescue Service, said crews from Epping and Goodwood fire stations had extinguished the fire by 12.39am.Ward councillor Angus McKenzie said it was Bonteheuwel’s second fire for the year. He appealed to the public to help the family. “This was devastating news that this young mother and her children lost their home and everything in it. We are appealing to the people of Bonteheuwel and across the City to open up their hearts and assist the family. “We have already received a number of donations, and we are hoping to receive more for them so that they can get back up on their feet as quickly as possible.”The public should take extra care with candles and gas tanks during winter, he said.“There are basic things that can be done like placing water in a half-cut two-litre bottle so that if the candle falls over it falls into the water. We must make sure that we keep our homes and children safe during this winter period,” he said.last_img read more

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Products in Brief

first_imgMetronet is carrying out a three-month trial of Scotchguard Protector Graphic Film 8050 on the doors of trains on London Underground’s Metropolitan Line. The graffiti-resistant film is coloured to match existing paintwork, and can be replaced quickly without repainting.3M, UK EuroMaint has awarded Trelleborg Industrial a €2m contract to supply 4500 chevron springs for the refurbishment of SJ’s X2000 tilting trainsets. The custom-designed springs have a separate, reusable mounting bracket.Trelleborg Industrial, UKEuroTech has announced the release of COM-1240, a gateway module to link a PC/104 embedded computer with the on-train serial communications bus. EuroTech, ItalyFollowing testing of a prototype, Otis and Metronet are to install a lift with AC gearless traction drive at Pinner station on London Underground’s Metropolitan Line. The machinery is housed in the shaft rather than in a separate plant room, allowing the provision of lifts at stations with restricted space.Metronet Rail, UKScreen and large format digitally-printed designs can be encapsulated in Dec-Flex self-adhesive laminate, which can be applied to most smooth and non-porous interior surfaces on rolling stock.Supersine Duramark, UKBombardier has ordered low-maintenance Ni-Cad rechargeable batteries for 22 power cars being built for 250 km/h operation in Spain. 86 cells in series will provide a nominal 110V and 105Ah capacity to support communication, control and train management systems for up to 90min.Saft, FranceToshiba and Nippon Chemi-Con are developing a 0·6 kW-h electric double layer capacitor module which can store braking energy for reuse as traction power. In-service trials of the underfloor modules will be carried out by Central Japan railway in 2008.Toshiba, JapanCAPTION: Readypower Engineering has taken delivery of the first five Accessrailer-17 vehicles produced by Rexquote. These combine a Terex dumper chassis with a Niftylift to offer a working platform height of up to 17m above rail level and an outreach of 9m. The machines feature biodegradable oil and soft foam-filled tyres, and can be fully controlled from the basketlast_img read more

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Sales down but profit up at Škoda Transportation

first_imgCZECH REPUBLIC: Rolling stock manufacturer Škoda Transportation has announced record earnings of KC1∙6bn on a turnover of KC15∙7bn in 2016. Sales were down by KC2∙5bn, but net profit rose almost threefold from 2015.Exports accounted for 50∙4 % of total production and the company employed 5 327 people. Trams were the mainstay of the company’s manufactring activities last year, with 87 low-floor vehicles produced for Helsinki, Bratislava and Praha and contracts signed for deliveries to Chemnitz, Eskişehir and Riga. Škoda also produced double-deck coaches for Finnish national operator VR through its local subsidiary Transtech, as well as metro trainsets for St Petersburg and double-deck push-pull trainsets for DB Regio’s NIM Express service.last_img read more

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Haitian presidential motorcade attacked

first_imgThe Office of the President of Haiti has described as “a terrorist act” last weekend’s attack on a presidential motorcade returning from the Artibonite department as preparations continue for the launch of the caravan of change scheduled for May 1.Angry demonstrators are reported to have set up barricades protesting the decision taken by former president Michel Martelly to divide the commune of Arcahaie in two.President Jovenel Moise, who was sworn into office in February replacing Martelly, was not hurt during the attack on Friday night with The Office of the Presidency congratulating “the specialised units of the National Police of Haiti in charge of the security of the Head of State for their promptness and professionalism”.The statement also reminded “everyone that the establishment of a democratic society can only be achieved through the principles enacted by the law”.last_img read more

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Ministry seeking to improve mathematics performance

first_imgEducationLocalNewsSecondary Ministry seeking to improve mathematics performance by: – August 14, 2013 Tweet Sharing is caring! 31 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean (flle photo)The Ministry of Education has said it is putting a support system in place to assist teachers in improving their delivery and effectiveness in teaching mathematics. Although student’s performance in mathematics improved from a 27% success rate in 2012 to 36% in 2013 at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC) exams, Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean noted that it is “simply not good enough”. He told a press conference to announce the results of the of the CSEC examinations on Wednesday that Mathematics remains a sore point for his ministry and it is something that is being given attention. “We cannot allow our children to continue to underperform in that area and so we are reviewing our teaching methods, proving training to our teachers in mathematics education and ensuring that a support system is in place for teachers to improve delivery and effectiveness”.Mr Saint Jean indicated that about EC$347,000.00 has been spent so far on mathematics resources and consultancies. Five teachers have received their bachelor’s degree under the Dominica Education Enhancement Project. “This includes an initiative at the Grade 2 level which is equipping teachers with the training, resources, supervision and support and the school-based institutional framework to effectively deliver instruction in mathematics,” he said. Mr Saint Jean is optimistic that this intervention will improve student achievement in Mathematics in primary education and reverse the current poor attainment levels. “We expect to see continued improvement in mathematics performance from here on. Together with these initiatives and other measures, the Ministry of Education is hoping to turn around our students’ performance in Mathematics”.He also disclosed that the Ministry is equally focused on maintaining solid performances in all other subject areas. “Notably, we are strengthening our offerings in technical and vocational education as we recognize that in this new knowledge economy, technical skills have become all the more valuable,” he said. Meanwhile, chief education officer Melina Fontaine said despite recent pronouncement of poor performance across the region, Dominica’s performance is satisfactory.She said the Caribbean average overall in mathematics for 2013 was 65% and for Dominica it is 75%. Last year it was 62% in Dominica and we were 65%. “For Mathematics the regional average is 35 percent this year and Dominica 36% so while its low for the region, but we did go above the region. For language it is 57% for Dominica it is 73.3% so in Language we are doing well,” Mrs Fontaine said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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