ACtion Magazine - March 2015 - (Page 26)

Mexichem appeals U.S. International terial injury" to the U.S. refrigerant gas industry. Company to invest approximately $85 The ruling was issued with two votes in the afTrade Commission ruling firmative, and four in the negative. The decision million and hire 400 Mexichem, S.A.B. announced that on January 6, 2015, one of its subsidiaries, Mexichem Fluor, appealed the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling that the import of Chinese refrigerant gas does not harm U.S. industry. The appealed ruling stated that the import of refrigerant gases from China, specifically R134a, HFC-134a and 1,1,1,2 -Tetrafluorethane, did not result in "material injury or threat of ma- of no injury or threat of injury resulted in the elimination of dumping duties of 280.67% and countervailing duties averaging 11.14% found by the Department of Commerce. Mexichem expects the appeal before the United States Court of International Trade to take approximately one year. DENSO expands Tennessee facility: DENSO is investing approximately $85 million to expand production of its gasoline direct injection (GDI) capability at DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee (DMAT), in Athens, Tennessee, resulting in about 400 new jobs over the next three years. The company is building a new 224,000 sq. ft. facility at its existing location and will start production in July 2016. This marks DMAT's third major investment in an 18-month period. The overall expansion effort will represent a total investment of approximately $190 million and more than 700 new jobs. "This project is critical to support the growing need of gasoline direct injection in North American as automakers are turning to this technology to help meet fuel-efficiency and emissions regulations," said Brian Nolen, General Manager of DMAT's Gasoline Products Manufacturing Division. "The localization of gasoline direction injection technology is resulting in new jobs, new production lines, new approaches to training and new growth among our supply partners in North America." Universal Air Conditioner expands warehouse efficiency Universal Air Conditioner (UAC) has made several substantial capitol upgrades and investments in their warehouse in order to prepare for their pre-season shipping requirements. UAC has extended their shipping cut-off times, increased personnel and management team members, as well as invested in several assets that will assist in expediting customer orders. UAC purchased eight cherry pickers, 18 pack mules, eight helicopter fans, three electric pallet jacks, 215 new sensor enabled LED lights, six thermal laser printers, 60 handheld scanners, and one CubiScan machine with the goal of greater warehouse efficiency. Continental acquires Veyance as aftermarket consolidation continues 26 ACTION * March 2015 Reader Reply Continental concluded its acquisition of the U.S. rubber company Veyance Technologies Inc., of Fairlawn, Ohio, on Jan. 30.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACtion Magazine - March 2015

Engine cooling systems: Electric cooling fan operating strategies
System Charge Determination
Service Port
Leonard's Law
Virtual View
Heavy duty and off road
Last Watch
Coolin Corner
Letters to the Editor
By the numbers
Industry News
Association News
In Memoriam
New Products

ACtion Magazine - March 2015