MAUMEE, Ohio, Oct. 27, 2016 – Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced today that Brian Kaufman, store manager of Baxter Auto Parts in Centralia, Washington, is the grand prize winner in the Magnum Gaskets® “Learn & Earn 2016” promotion. Kaufman has won a trip for two to Las Vegas to attend the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo 2016 (AAPEX) and the 2016 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association show (SEMA).
Kaufman will also be recognized as a special guest during a homecoming-themed celebration and press conference at Dana’s AAPEX exhibit at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas on Nov. 1, commemorating the day that Dana becomes the exclusive distributor in North America for its Victor Reinz® portfolio of gaskets and sealing products.
“As a car-guy, I was really excited to hear that I had won the contest and would get to experience the AAPEX and SEMA shows this year,” said Kaufman. “I found the free training program from Magnum Gaskets to be very informative, and I’ve always had success with products manufactured by Dana.”
Kaufman was selected in a random drawing among participants who completed the GasketMaster® free online training program during the contest period. Everyone who completes the GasketMaster program receives a “Magnum by Dana” T-shirt, along with a framed certificate of completion. Although this contest has ended, the training program remains available at magnumgaskets.com.
“At this year’s AAPEX show, we will celebrate one of Dana’s exceptional product lines, Victor Reinz, returning to our exclusive distribution in North America, our return to the AAPEX exhibition floor, a very successful gasket training promotion, and a great contest winner – Brian Kaufman,” said Doug Wolma, vice president and general manager of the Dana Aftermarket Group.
At AAPEX (booth 2838) and SEMA (booth 36097), Dana will be featuring its product offerings for the automotive aftermarket including the Victor Reinz brand portfolio, including Magnum Gaskets, and Dana’s Spicer® brand portfolio of premium quality drivetrain components.
About Dana in the Aftermarket
Powered by recognized brands such as Dana®, Spicer®, Victor Reinz®, Glaser®, Magnum®, GWB®, Thompson®, TruCool®, SVL® and Transejes®, Dana delivers a broad range of aftermarket solutions – including genuine, all makes, and value lines – servicing passenger, commercial, and off-highway vehicles across the globe. Leveraged by a global network of 13 distribution centers, Dana’s dedicated aftermarket team provides technical service, customer support, high fill rates, and on-time delivery to customers around the globe. For more information, please visit www.dana.com/aftermarket.
About Dana Incorporated
Dana is a world leader in the supply of highly engineered drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities. Founded in 1904 and based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs more than 23,000 people in 25 countries on six continents. In 2015, Dana generated sales of nearly $6.1 billion. Forbes Magazine has again selected Dana as one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies for 2016. For more information, please visit dana.com.
Clearwater, FL – Magnum Gaskets is cautioning technicians and DIYs to be especially mindful of the gaskets they choose due to a recent influx of imported molded gaskets with inferior rubber compounds, which will not provide the long-term service life they expect. Of particular concern is that the appearance of good quality and poor quality molded gaskets can be nearly identical, yet they will have vastly different levels of sealing ability.
The invisible difference between premium quality gaskets and those of lesser quality is the compression set of the synthetic rubber. Compression set is the measure of how much a rubber seal loses the ability to “push back” against the sealing surfaces over a period of time, so a smaller number is better. Matt Algate, Manager of Magnum’s Florida gasket molding facility explains, “Carefully selected and processed rubber compounds almost never exhibit more than 20% compression set in our tests, which are conducted according to ASTM standards.” Algate adds, “When we evaluate competitors’ gaskets that were recently sourced in the Far East, test results showing 40%-60% compression set are common with some results spiking much higher. There is no way that those gaskets can maintain a tight seal for the same number of miles as premium quality gaskets.”
More than 90% of Magnum products are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The complete Magnum Gasket line covers more than 80% of sales in manifold, valve cover and oil pan gasket categories for domestic and import cars and light trucks, at very competitive prices. Gasket sets contain everything the installer will need for a successful repair and every part meets or exceeds OEM standards. Sets are packaged in durable boxes with informative tri-lingual labels and installation guides. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110
Bannockburn, IL – Magnum Gaskets has placed a limited lifetime warranty on its MaxDry STL intake manifold gaskets, which are designed for maximum durability on engines using extended life (OAT) anti-freeze. MaxDry STL gaskets feature chemical-resistant, ultra-premium FKM synthetic rubber sealing surfaces, precision molded to aluminized steel carriers. Coverage includes the most popular Ford, GM, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota V6 and V8 engines, plus the GM Truck 8.1 Liter - a Magnum exclusive.
“You can’t beat the strength of steel, especially when the gasket is molded with FKM synthetic rubber in our world-class U.S. facility,” said Alex Grunfeld, Magnum Executive Vice President. “We are so confident in MaxDry STL gaskets that we can offer a limited lifetime warranty.”
In addition to the obvious benefits of steel/FKM construction, there are also “hidden advantages” in the MaxDry STL gasket design. Beneath the edge-molded sealing beads on gaskets for the GM 3.1/3.4L V6 and 5.0/5.7L V8, the steel carrier’s coolant ports are scalloped to minimize stress concentration on the rubber sealing bead, and reduce the chance of beads splitting or crushing. Only the industry’s leading gasket engineers would be capable of designing and manufacturing gaskets with this level of precision.
Bannockburn, IL – The gasket engineering and installation experts at Magnum have drawn from decades of industry experience to compile the latest gasket tips and information to assist with trouble-free engine sealing. The Magnum CounterForce Training Program is designed especially for Jobbers, Retailers and Counter People who sell gaskets. Magnum GasketMaster Training Program is tailored to Professional Technicians. Upon completion of either program, participants receive a handsome Certificate of Recognition and black, heavyweight cotton Magnum T-Shirt.
“These Programs answer a need in the aftermarket for up-to-date and relevant information,” said Alex Grunfeld, Executive Vice President at Magnum Gaskets. “We view Magnum Gaskets Training as an added benefit to our current distribution partners and Magnum Gasket installers and as a way for our future customers to get to know us better, as we continue to grow.”
The programs are easy to follow and each topic section is designed to be completed in a matter of minutes. Participants do not have to complete Magnum’s online training programs in one session. They can log off and continue at another time. Go to www.magnumgaskets.com and click the “Gasket Training Programs” button to get started.
Magnum Gaskets has announced another product line expansion in the second quarter of 2013. Magnum is introducing 33 new OE quality head bolt sets, covering thousands of the most popular make/model/year combinations for domestic and import vehicles. Magnum resellers have requested head bolts as a natural add-on sale to complement Magnum’s recently introduced cylinder head gaskets and the entire premium Magnum Gasket line.
“With the introduction of torque-to-yield head bolts in the early ‘90s, replacing head bolts with every head gasket installation became a necessity because bolts were intentionally stretched beyond the point of permanent distortion.” said Magnum’s Director of Engineering, Jerry Rosenquist, “We also strongly recommend that conventional head bolts be replaced on pre-1990 engines because of the corrosion, wear and re-use they have experienced in many years of service.”
For almost twenty years, Magnum’s parent company, Modern Silicone Technologies Inc. (MSI), has manufactured gaskets for major aftermarket brands and OEMs. Magnum Vice President, Derek Data, explains, “Adding competitively-priced head bolt sets to our product line, is yet another opportunity for our distribution channel partners to enhance profits and bring better value to end users.”
Magnum maintains a “USA First” policy that gives priority to manufacturing and sourcing parts and materials in North America. More than 90% of Magnum products are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The current Magnum Gasket line covers more than 80% of sales in manifold, valve cover and oil pan gasket categories for domestic and import cars and light trucks at very competitive prices. Magnum’s growing line of world-class, “OE or better” cylinder head gaskets round out the product offering. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.
Bannockburn, IL – With the recent introduction of the Magnum Performance Gaskets line, the MSI brand now covers “all three lives” of the classic overhead valve V8’s from GM, Ford and Chrysler.
In the 1st
“life” of these engines, they powered America’s favorite
sedans and muscle cars from the ‘50s to the ‘70s. In their 2nd
life, these stump-pulling V8s drove an entire generation of
light duty trucks from the late ‘60s to the ‘90s; an era when
passenger cars and their engines were being downsized. The 3rd
life of these classic V8s is in racing and street performance.
That life began in the late ‘50s and is still going strong
classic small block and big block V8’s are an American
tradition,” said Alex Grunfeld, Executive Vice President at
Magnum Gaskets. “Of course, these engines evolved a great deal
over the years, so Magnum’s engineers employ a variety of
materials and gasket designs tailored to the requirements of the
particular engine’s generation and its expected usage.”
Magnum maintains a “USA First” policy that gives priority to manufacturing and sourcing parts and materials in North America. More than 90% of Magnum products, including most Magnum Performance Gaskets, are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The Magnum Performance Gasket Line adds to Magnum’s wide range of coverage for domestic and import cars and trucks, including light duty and heavy duty diesels. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.
Bannockburn, IL – Magnum Gaskets by MSI has further expanded its coverage for the rapidly growing diesel pickup truck service market with Set No. VS25182 for 2006-2011 Dodge Ram 5.9L and 6.7L trucks. These engines are part of the Cummins ISB inline six-cylinder diesel series, one of the toughest engines on the road. Magnum’s USA-made, precision molded MaxDry SS gasket replaces Cummins OE# 5264950.
“These engines have a very long life expectancy with proper servicing of the fuel injection system,” said Derek Data, Magnum Gaskets’ Vice President. “This F.I. service requires replacement of the valve cover gasket, which not only must seal the valve cover, but also becomes a critical link in the fuel injector electrical connections. In the past, OE quality gaskets for this application commanded extremely high prices but Magnum has now added major brand engineering and USA-made quality at a reasonable price.”
VS25182 for Dodge Ram diesels is just one example of Magnum’s broad gasket coverage for the light duty diesel market, which includes very popular Ford Powerstroke and GM Duramax V8 engines. Magnum’s valve cover gaskets for Ford 7.3L Diesels also feature precision molded designs with integral electrical connectors. VS25013 with two connectors fits 1994-1997 models and VS25004 with one connector fits 1998-2003 trucks.
Gasket sets for light duty diesel engines are just a small part of Magnum’s coverage for more than 100,000 vehicle applications, including domestic and import cars and trucks, plus racing and street performance. Magnum Gaskets by MSI maintains a “USA First” policy that gives priority to manufacturing and sourcing parts and materials in North America. More than 90% of Magnum products, including most Magnum diesel engine gaskets, are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.