Made In America-Tenneco, Paragould, AR
Nov07

Made In America-Tenneco, Paragould, AR

by Rob Mullner, Chief Enthusiast-JC Whitney Photos by the Author The latest episode of Made In America finds us halfway across the country in Paragould, Arkansas, to visit Tenneco Inc. This plant produces Monroe®shocks and struts and Rancho®shocks for distribution in the aftermarket. Arriving at the plant, we immediately got a sense of the scale of the operation. In addition to being one of the largest employers in Paragould, the...

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Made In America – Evans Waterless Coolant
Aug15

Made In America – Evans Waterless Coolant

As told to Rob Mullner, Chief Enthusiast – JC Whitney Photos by Evans Waterless Coolant If there’s an image of America that’s endured, it’s the dream of a fast car, an open road and the endless horizon. Sadly, this dream has often suffered from boilovers, corroded radiators and drivers stranded on the side of the road. It’s fitting that American ingenuity also solved these problems when engineers John Evans and Tom Light decided...

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Made In America – Dash Designs
Jun14

Made In America – Dash Designs

by Rob Mullner, Chief Enthusiast The next stop on the Made In America tour took us to Tempe, Arizona to visit Dash Designs and meet their team of dedicated employees creating unique accessories for vehicles interiors. The Dash Designs story is rooted in American ingenuity and opportunity. As an ASU graduate and local mechanic, Dash Designs founder Brad Schiff saw many customers at his repair shop with cracked dash tops from the brutal...

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Made In America – Rancho Suspension
Jan26

Made In America – Rancho Suspension

by Rob Mullner, Chief Enthusiast – US Auto Parts Photos by Jeff Simmons Celebrating over 60 years in any industry is noteworthy; so many pieces must line up perfectly to enable a brand to build a solid foundation for future expansion. In the Automotive Aftermarket, the environment is even more fickle; trends come and go, vehicles rise and fall in popularity and other challenges like recessions and fuel prices are beyond control....

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Made In America – Air Lift Company
Jan12

Made In America – Air Lift Company

As told to Rob Mullner, Chief Enthusiast – JC Whitney Photos by Air Lift The Midwest has always been a symbol of self-reliance, discipline, and never-ending loyalty through good and bad. Air Lift Company, settled in Lansing, Michigan since 1949, has taken those traits and made them part of who they are. Everything began when GE engineer and serial entrepreneur Claude Pemberton managed to talk Oldsmobile engineer Don Perkins into...

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Made In America – Coverlay Manufacturing Inc.
Dec06

Made In America – Coverlay Manufacturing Inc.

By Rob Mullner, Chief Enthusiast JC Whitney Photos by the Author Small American business is thriving and I can’t think of a better example than a factory I just toured in San Angelo, Texas called Coverlay Manufacturing, Inc. Founded in 1983, the folks at Coverlay realized that the Aftermarket needed a better solution for cracked dashboards and worn out door panels. Their team designs, engineers and manufacturers aftermarket...

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