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  • All Drive Transmission, Des Moines, Iowa
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 12:00 AM
    All Drive Transmission, Des Moines, Iowa
    Share What You Know: People Will Listen
    Randall & Vicky Garrett, with small staff, thrive by adapting, learning 

  • Randy's: A Growing Presence
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 12:00 AM
    “Over time, Randy [Lyman] built our company to have many different brands,” says RANDYS Worldwide Automotive Marketing Director Neal Hollingsworth. The company, formerly known as Randy’s Ring & Pinion (Transmission Digest December ’09) is headquartered in Everett, Wash., and employs a total of over 200 people in seven different states including distribution centers.
  • Advanced Car Care Center, Strafford, Mo.
    Monday, October 1, 2018 12:00 AM
    Chip Broemmer’s career educating the next generation of technicians has been sandwiched between two hitches in automotive repair, a long early span with Toyota and a recent venture, Advanced Car Care Center in Strafford, Mo.
  • Performance Peek
    Monday, October 1, 2018 12:00 AM
    Transmission Specialties, General Manager Ken Kelly says, has an overriding philosophy that is a starting point for everything it does. “We like to be partners with our customers which is different than filling the role of supplier. As partners, when they grow, we grow. And, when we grow, by bringing them new products to sell, they grow.”
  • American Transmission Centers, Virginia Beach area
    Friday, August 31, 2018 12:00 AM
    American Transmission Centers, a company with four transmission shops, capitalizes on the big metro area of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and other cities where more than 1.5 million people live.
  • A Racing Specialty
    Friday, August 31, 2018 12:00 AM
    Steve Farnsworth, founder and president of Omaha, Neb., based Midwest Transmission Supply (MTS), says that transmissions and the aftermarket is something he’s been around all his life. “My babysitters were truck mechanics,” he says. The family lived upstairs and owned a truck repair shop downstairs.
  • ‘1,000 Percent Geared Up’
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 12:00 AM
    Continental Transmission, Buffalo, N.Y., north side: Rigorous road-testing, diagnostics & sharp techs make this shop run.
  • WIT: Changing with the Industry
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 12:00 AM
    As one of the powertrain aftermarket segment’s two nationwide specialty parts distributors Whatever It Takes (WIT) says their growth continues at a rapid, yet still controlled, rate. Opening distribution most recently in Austin and Salt Lake City, the employee-owned company’s founder, Kenny Hester, says that WIT’s growth continues, as does an evolution as it provides product lines reflecting the changing needs of its shop customers.
  • TCRA: Growing an Association
    Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 AM
    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.”
  • Preferred Transmissions Plus, Oregon, Ohio
    Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 AM
    After more than a quarter-century of rebuilding, with self-awareness that this was the time to make the move, and with strong spousal encouragement, Dean Rhodes opened Preferred Transmissions Plus in 2011 in Oregon, Ohio, near Toledo.
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