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Aftermarket Daily News Nov 5 2014

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An interview with Dale Adams, President and Founder of Dale Adams Enterprises Inc. ADN: How did you get started in business? DA: When I was 20 years old, I finagled a job at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company in Broken Arrow, Okla. ACD was the Nation's smallest automobile manu- facturer. I had the privilege of working under Glenn Pray, his brother Jack and Walt Carlton, who were old time hot rodders. These men instilled a love in me for restoration and custom fabrication, as well as taught me basic skills. While at ACD, I first visualized the idea for As an OE manufacturer, PEX offers the widest program of electronic brake wear sensors for both passenger and commer- cial vehicles. Since 1978, PEX has designed and engineered great parts for great cars. PEX is a world leader in the design and production of brake wear sensors, and the brake wear sensors PEX sells in the aftermarket come off the same production and assembly lines as the sensors it sells to OE manu- facturers. When you choose PEX brake wear sensors, your customers are assured of that same OE quality for every application. PEX brake wear sensors are designed and produced to have the same form, fit and function as the original As the No. 1 selling tonneau brand in North America, Extang continues to excite the SEMA show crowd. This year, the market's leading tonneau cover manufacturer is debuting a new and improved edition of the Solid Fold tonneau, redesigned to withstand the harshest of weather conditions and simplify everyday use. And what better way to present the hard folding cover's shiny new features than on the bed of an all-new, souped-up 2015 Ford F-150 project truck? Extang partnered with KEG Digital Garage, Washtenaw Community College's Custom Cars and Concepts program, and a number of truck accessory Continued on Page 57 Continued on Page 57 Continued on Page 61 AMERICAN MADE: THE BONE FROM DALE ADAMS ENTERPRISES EXTANG TO DEBUT REVAMPED FOLDING TONNEAU ON TRICKED-OUT 2015 FORD F-150 PEX WEAR SENSORS CAN STAND THE HEAT O s e r C o m m u n i c a t i o n s G ro u p La s V e g a s W e d n e s d a y, N o ve m b e r 5 , 2 0 1 4 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH SEMA & AAPEX An interview with Steve Malizia, CEO, Detail K2. ADN: What is your main line of busi- ness? SM: Detail K2, or as we call it, DK2, provides innovative truck and auto accessory products to multiple channels across North America. Not too long ago we started out with three SKUs – a line of innovative two-piece snow plows that came in a single manageable box. Since then, we've added many other innovative DETAIL K2 SHOWCASING DK2 WARRIOR WINCH LINE AT SHOW An interview with Johnny Ramirez, CEO, Fusion Bumpers. ADN: Tell our readers about your company. JR: Fusion Bumpers is a family-owned and operated business. We started Fusion Bumpers back in 2006. All of our products are designed and built under one roof in Payette, Idaho. We utilize a CAD system, laser, a computerized HD brake and a water jet to design and build our bumpers. An interview with Uwe Kleinschmidt, CEO of AutoVitals. ADN: Tell us a little about AutoVitals and your prod- uct focus. UK: AutoVitals is the industry's leading maker of completely integrated shop pro- ductivity software for auto repair shops. AutoVitals' SmartFlow supports a com- pletely paperless shop first by leveraging a tablet based application for technicians that supports both digital inspections and FUSION BUMPERS OFFERS HIGH LEVEL OF CUSTOMIZATION GO PAPERLESS WITH AUTOVITALS' SMARTFLOW Continued on Page 61 Continued on Page 61 Continued on Page 57 The Hybrid Shop special- izes in showing automotive repair shops how to get into the hybrid automotive business by diagnosing, servicing, repairing and maintaining every make and model of hybrid vehicles. "Our purpose in life is to increase car count, bring customers into the stores and increase revenues and profits," said Matt Curry, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer for The Hybrid Shop. "In order for a repair shop to stay relevant, you need to be servicing hybrid vehicles, which repre- BRING YOUR SHOP INTO THE EV AGE WITH THE HYBRID SHOP Continued on Page 57

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