Browsing articles in "Company News"

4WD Donates Over $15,000 to Charitable Jeep Events and Causes in 2013

Dec 20, 2013   //   by admin   //   Company News  //  No Comments

4WD continues to get in the spirit of giving during this holiday season and has now donated over $15,000 to various Jeep events and causes this year. Donations go to off-road Jeep club causes and events including medical research, needy children, and 4×4 trail runs and parades.

“The holiday season brings more awareness to causes benefitting those in need so we increase our sponsorships and charitable donations to pay it forward to the Jeep community,” says Kelly Young, 4WD Internet Manager. “We believe in supporting Jeep club events that get off-road enthusiasts together to celebrate our shared passion.”

In November, 4WD donated two $100 gift cards to the first Jeep and Truck Rally presented by the Space Coast Jeep Club and to the 8th Annual Turkey Run held by the High Desert Off-Road Club. The 15th Annual Great Lakes Jeep Thing staged a Toys for Tots parade in Chicago with 244 rigs. “The weather was unseasonably cold, but it didn’t dampen peoples’ spirits,” says president of Chicago Off-Road Expeditions (CORE) Chris Ryan. “We were fortunate to have 4WD donate gift cards that we raffled off at our members party and this raised money for next year’s parade.”

Additionally, 4WD donated two $100 gift cards to the 2nd Annual Kickin’ Cancer with JJ Facebook Auction. Funds raised went toward JJ Bland and his medical expenses for bone cancer treatment. Last, but not least, 4WD donated a Smittybilt XRC 8 winch to the December 7 Christmas party held by the Arkansas Crawlers Jeep club.


New Smittybilt Products and Builds Debut at SEMA 2013

Nov 15, 2013   //   by admin   //   Company News  //  No Comments

Smittybilt, maker of innovative truck, Jeep, and SUV products, introduced new parts and accessories at the 2013 SEMA Show. The latest Smittybilt offerings debuting at the Las Vegas event included an X20 Gen 2 winch, Atlas front and rear bumpers, and a defender rack. Different truck and Jeep builds that showcased rigs featuring Smittybilt products included the Overlander Jeep, the “Project Redline” 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truck, and the Chevrolet 2500 HD “Chase Truck.”

Mark Mathews, Smittybilt’s Marketing Manager believes SEMA is the ideal spot for the manufacturer to unveil new products and accessories for the off-road industry. “Smittybilt strives to stay ahead of the curve and these products show the attention to detail and quality in every part and accessory we manufacture,” he says.

The Smittybilt SEMA sales staff had tablets loaded with images, videos, pricing and catalogs for 4×4 enthusiasts. These interactive tools enhanced the one-on-one experience for attendees who were curious to learn more about Smittybilt’s line of parts and accessories.

4 Wheel Parts Donation Drive Assisting Tornado Victims

Jun 21, 2013   //   by admin   //   Company News  //  No Comments

After devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma City and North Texas, 4 Wheel Parts, has established a donation drive through the American Red Cross to assist victims. The Moore, Oklahoma 4 Wheel Parts store was near the tornado’s destructive path, motivating the company to launch a united nationwide effort to aid the ravaged communities of both states. Donations can be made onsite at 4 Wheel Parts stores across North America.

The relief effort is underway and 4 Wheel Parts has agreed to match donations of up to $10,000. Company President & CEO Greg Adler says “4 Wheel Parts will match up to $10,000 dollars when people donate to the relief effort.” Although the Moore, Oklahoma personnel and their families are safe, the area nearby is devastated. “We want all our store employees and the surrounding communities affected to know they’re in our thoughts and prayers. The relief fund is a way to show our support and make a difference.”

The deadly Oklahoma twister stretched over a mile wide with winds reaching 210 m.p.h. Oklahoma storm chaser Chris McBee described it as an “elephant trunk” and said he hoped local residents had heard the warnings. While FEMA disaster workers were sent to the town of Moore to help with support in the aftermath, another tornado touched down in the area. In the Dallas-Fort Worth region of Texas, tornadoes demolished the towns of Granbury and Cleburne a week before they hit Moore.


Pro Comp Tires Teams Up With Greg Adler for the 2013 LOORRS Series

May 3, 2013   //   by admin   //   Company News  //  No Comments

Pro Comp USA recently announced that it will provide new Xtreme MT2 race tires for Greg Adler’s Pro 2 and Pro 4 Unlimited trucks racing in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS). 4 Wheel Parts President & CEO Adler is enthusiastic about the partnership. “To win races you need to have tough tires that hook,” he says. “I’m very excited to have the new Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 tires on my Pro 2 and Pro 4 this year.”

Featuring the Xtreme MT2 name in Pro Comp’s trademark bright blue, the race tires are constructed to withstand the harsh environment of short course off-road racing. Pro Comp’s new Xtreme MT2s deliver the durability and grip to transport big loads or explore harsh terrain. Offered in 31 – 37 inch diameter sizes, the MT2s are also the first mud terrain tire with a 40,000 mile tread wear warranty.

Pro Comp USA manufactures high-quality, durable products including tires, shocks, suspensions and truck accessories for on and off road enthusiasts. Pro Comp has become one of the elite tire-manufacturers in the aftermarket industry. Tires are supported by the release of Pro Comp wheels, custom-designed to be the strongest steel and cast wheels on the market.


TAP Acquires Canadian National 4 Wheel Drive Stores

Apr 17, 2013   //   by admin   //   Company News  //  No Comments

Transamerican Auto Parts and its affiliated entities recently announced the acquisition of the National 4 Wheel Drive chain of retail stores in Canada. Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, National 4WD is the leading retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs in Canada. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and National 4WD President and CEO, Terry Harvey, will continue to lead National 4WD.

Mr. Harvey is thrilled about the acquisition. “Since 1961, Transamerican has been a household name in the aftermarket parts industry and a pioneer in the development and expansion of off-roading worldwide,” he says. “The experience and resources they bring to the table will be instrumental in growing our business across the country.”

Transamerican Auto Parts President and CEO Greg Adler agrees. “Everyone at Transamerican is excited not only about the tremendous growth potential this acquisition affords, but also about the prospect of seizing upon the various synergies between the two companies,” he says. “National 4WD has a proven history and a genuine passion for its customers and it will be a fantastic addition to the Transamerican family.”

Since launching in 1985, National 4WD has grown into Canada’s distinguished leader in aftermarket four-wheel drive and truck accessories.  The company has New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta stores as well as associated locations in various other provinces across Canada. Founded in 1961, Transamerican has evolved into a leading manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for light trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and other four-wheel drive vehicles.

Transamerican was advised by Cassels, Brock & Blackwell, LLP and by its General Counsel, Darren M. Salvin in connection with the transaction.  National 4WD was advised by Simpson & Rich, LLP.