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  • Neil Sethi Appointed CEO of Transtar
    Monday, April 2, 2018 9:38 AM
    Transtar Industries, LLC, has named Neil Sethi as Chief Executive Officer. Sethi returned to Transtar in 2017 as President and COO, having previously held a variety of leadership positions with Transtar, including president of the company.
  • Just When I Thought I’ve Seen Everything
    Monday, April 2, 2018 2:18 PM
    OK, let me see if I’ve got this right. The Mercedes 7G-DCT 7-speed dual clutch transmission (Figure 1) does not have a reverse idler gear. When shifted to reverse it uses 2nd gear, 3rd gear and 1st along with all four shafts. That’s correct, now let me explain how and why. This compact dual-clutch transmission was designed in 2012 to replace the 722.8 CVT transmission found in the later B Class 246 models...
  • Extra Set of Eyes Saves the Day
    Friday, March 2, 2018 1:43 PM
    In addition to the OEM-spec remanufactured transmissions we build, we also offer a series of heavy-duty transmissions available in three different stages. This article examines the installation of our Road Ripper™ 3000 (stage 3 unit) in a 2005 Dodge 2500 pickup equipped with a 5.9L diesel and a 618/48RE transmission.
  • Up To Standards: Learn New Things.
    Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:54 PM
    You are not supposed to get to the finish line in pristine condition. You are supposed to cross the line a burnt out, beat up hulk, and through the smoke and leakage, yell, “WHAT A RIDE!”
  • Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:48 PM
    There are times on ATSG’s technical help line, when we discover a solution to a problem, we would like to produce a bulletin or a seminar piece to share this information but do not. The reason for this is, although we determined a solution, we can only guess as to why the solution corrects the problem. Here is an example of the type of situation we find ourselves in.
  • The Fine Art of Listening (and Asking Questions)
    Friday, December 1, 2017 12:01 AM
    Listening and hearing are two very different functions, although they are easily confused and often substituted for one another. Businesses, in general, could be far more successful if people at all levels practiced active listening.
  • Building Projects (and Relationships) in the Dark
    Friday, December 1, 2017 12:01 AM
    Reman U is a place for stories. This post is no exception, but I’m going to go slightly off-script and start by telling you the moral to this story: Most businesses hurt their relationships with customers because they don’t apply the same project management skills that they use in the shop when working with them.
    Now the story…
  • Expansion: To Open More Locations or Not
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:00 AM
    Terry Greenhut says think hard before opening new locations.
  • Reman U: The Most Important Part
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:00 AM
    Jennifer Porter shares what she learned by shadowing a coworker.
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