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  • From The Publisher - The passing of Jimmy Fuller, Transmission Digest Theatre
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 11:08 AM
    It is with quite a bit of sadness that we report the passing on April 21 of Jimmy Fuller at age 65. Jimmy opened Alabama Bands in Muscle Shoals, Ala., nearly 38 years ago after working in the band relining department at Delta Automotive in adjacent Sheffield, Ala. Fuller later added a solenoid remanufacturing business, Shoals Solenoid, and also had added a product line of relined torque converter pistons.
  • Passing of longtime sales associate Mike Anderson
    Monday, December 4, 2017 10:24 AM
    I’d originally written a seasonal greeting into this space when, over Thanksgiving weekend the Transmission Digest family was devastated to learn of the passing of longtime sales associate Mike Anderson at the age of 67. Mike joined the team in March of 2000 and had been handling advertising and Marketplace sales for the magazine for those 17-plus years.
  • Torque-converter Rebuilding Functions
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 2:49 PM
    Each July Transmission Digest tailors an issue to coverage of the torque-converter rebuilding functions. Torque converters are in some ways part of the transmission aftermarket, but in other ways face their own separate challenges and distribution networks. Most shops purchase converters as a subassembly to a transmission as opposed to building them in house. At the same time, many of the suppliers and rebuilders involved in the torque converter business are familiar stalwarts of the transmission aftermarket as well.
  • TCRA 2017 Seminar
    Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:04 AM
    If you rebuild torque converters or, more likely, you spend too much time trying to figure out if one is the root cause of difficulty with a transmission, you likely should add the annual Torque Converter Rebuilder Association (TCRA) seminar to your calendar. This year’s event is scheduled for April 21 and 22 in Los Angeles suburb Ventura, Calif.
  • From The Publisher
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:03 AM
    A New Year and we’ve been busy here launching two expanded products. A full description of how Transmission Digest will be playing an enhanced information role is contained in the cover feature story beginning on page 14.
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