Dana awarded LEED certification, Centric unveils new rotors, more news around the aftermarket

Dana’s state-of-the-art Sustainable Mobility Center serves as an engineering center of excellence for e-Propulsion products, including the development of electric motors and upfitting of electric vehicles with complete e-Propulsion systems.

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Dana Incorporated announced today that it has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for its Sustainable Mobility Center, located on its World Headquarters campus in Maumee, Ohio, United States.

Dana’s state-of-the-art Sustainable Mobility Center serves as an engineering center of excellence for e-Propulsion products, including the development of electric motors and upfitting of electric vehicles with complete e-Propulsion systems. The center also offers a dynamic customer experience, showcasing the company’s electrified mobility technologies — while providing a location to educate and generate awareness around Dana’s commitment to a broad range of sustainability and social responsibility priorities.

“We know that leading the way in sustainability is critical to supporting our customers in achieving their sustainability objectives, and directly aligns with Dana’s strategic focus on delivering clean energy technologies,” said Doug Liedberg, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer at Dana. “LEED certification for Dana’s flagship Sustainable Mobility Center reinforces our commitment to transparent climate action, and the reduction of Dana’s global Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent by 2030.”

First Brands Group introduces new Centric rotor part numbers

First Brands Group has expanded its line of Centric Parts brake components to include rotor coverage for nearly 33 million vehicles in operation (VIO).  

“We are always working to introduce new late-model part numbers in a timely fashion,” said Kristin Grons, director of marketing, First Brands Group. “This latest introduction adds a wide range of premium quality rotor coverage as well as new Centric brake pad numbers for popular compact and hybrid vehicles.”

Goodyear turning a lawn nuisance into tires

Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear is collaborating with the Department of Defense, the Air Force Research Lab, BioMADE and Farmed Materials to accelerate commercialization of natural rubber from — dandelions, the company says. 

NGK Spark Plugs associates support Covenant House New Orleans

NGK Spark Plugs associates assembled 1,350 hygiene kits, each with a hand-written, inspirational note for Covenant House, a homeless shelter. The project was undertaken in New Orleans, during the company’s first national sales meeting in three years. With the help of NGK Spark Plugs team members, associates assembled 1,350 kits, each with a hand-written, inspirational note.

“Personally, I’ve never seen a team so enthusiastic putting together 1,350 kits in less than an hour,” said Carol Padgett of Accent Orleans, who helped organize the effort. “The teamwork and enthusiasm were inspirational. NGK Spark Plugs made a difference to New Orlean’s homeless and those who suffered much loss due to Hurricane Ida.”

Howell EFI introduces I-6 and V8 Ford TBI Conversion Kits for Classic Ford Broncos

Howell EFI is known widely in the industry for their easy to install GM-based EFI and TBI kits for Jeep CJs, most of which are 50 state emissions legal. Now available are Howell’s Ford Inline 6 and V8 TBI Kits ideal for converting carbureted first generation classic (1966 to ’77) Ford Broncos to TBI. Whether driven off-road, used for show or as a daily driver around town, Howell’s new TBI conversion kit can be used to greatly improve performance, cold starting, drivability and fuel mileage for any Inline 6 or V-8 carbureted Bronco.

Howell’s I-6 and V8 kits include everything needed to convert a Ford Bronco (Wagons, Roadsters or Half-Cab) to TBI in one easy kit for an immediate increase in power and fuel mileage and the ability for off-roaders to attack trails at any angle without loss of fuel.


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