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first_imgWhere is the best place to find qualified candidates for an open position at your aftermarket organization? The new AMN Careers page!  If your aftermarket firm is seeking to hire top industry talent, put AMN Careers to work for you and have confidence that your message is reaching the right audience.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Currently, AMN Careers is featuring open positions at a number of leading aftermarket organizations, including CARFAX, CRP Industries, Spectra Premium and Babcox Media. To see a complete list of current positions available, click here. To list a job opening at your company, please contact Classified Sales Manager Karen Kaim via e-mail or by phone at 330-670-1234 x295.last_img

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first_img AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement Gill brings more than 13 years of experience with Specialty Auto Parts to her new role, providing not only a strong knowledge of the day-to-day operations within the company but also of what customers want. She has played a vital role within Specialty Auto Parts, actively participating in customer service, purchasing and inventory management. “The thing I’ve always enjoyed most at Specialty Auto Parts is interacting with our customers,” says Diana. “I am happy to be back working directly with everyone. Specialty’s customer relationships and satisfaction are very important to me.” DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.center_img ROSEVILLE, Mich. — On the heels of celebrating its 30th anniversary, Specialty Auto Parts U.S.A. Inc. Proform has appointed Diana Gill as the company’s new sales manager. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

first_imgIt’s hard to be a kid and have your dreams ripped out of you at such an early age.I know. It happened to me in the summer of 1961, when Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were engaged in a spirited but friendly competition chasing Babe Ruth’s home run record.I was a huge Mantle fan, so much so that I hoped I would get leukemia so he would visit me in the hospital. I often risked life and limb by sneaking up to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, despite repeated warnings from my Mom not to. That all ended one August day, and I blame a vacation trip to Amish country for it.OK, I didn’t know many Amish people. I had one friend in Brooklyn whose parents took him on a similar visit the previous year. “They’re just like us except they don’t drink, smoke, or curse and they talk funny,” he reported.He neglected to tell me the one crucial bit of information that made this trip a nightmare: They don’t use electricity.We spent hours driving there. I was wondering the entire time how The Mick was doing. (No one wanted Maris to break the record.)We finally got to our cottage. First, I found out I had to share the room with my sister Phyllis, who was one year older than me, but considerably more obnoxious than your average older sister. And then my mom lit two kerosene lamps. It didn’t register at first.“Hey Mom, where’s the TV?”“There is no TV, son, just like there were no TVs 200 years ago.”This made no sense to me. There was no Mickey Mantle either. There were no Playboy magazines, ergo, no nude women. That didn’t mean I shouldn’t look at the copies my big brother hid under his bed.No radio either. I started feeling very uneasy.We ate funnel bread. We looked at tools carved by hand and watched a barn raising. “Hey mister, you should use an electric drill,” I offered up in the way of advice. I yelled “Hey Levi” just to see how many heads turned.We watched them make cheese. “Hey, I hope you washed up first!” I said to the guy with the beard.We made assorted arts and crafts (Oh boy!) Let’s face it, what could possibly be more fun than a baseball loving kid whiling away the hours making potholders. Hint: how about playing baseball?After three days, I saw my chance. We were at a cow milking demonstration when I spotted a six-lane highway in the distance, and across the way from that, a gas station with a light on. I felt like a POW waiting for the right moment to make my move. Suddenly I was sprinting down the road as fast as I could while dodging the horse-drawn carts. A truck almost hit me on the superhighway.I ran into the station and blurted out the truth as I knew it: “I’mbeing held against my will by a cult ofreligious fanatics!”“The Amish?” the guy in the gas station asked.“No, even worse. The Murphys!” I grabbed the guy by the lapels. “I’m begging you man, begging you. How many homers does Mantle have?”I grabbed the newspaper. Oy! Mantle had blasted one on August 11 and another on August 13. But Maris had also slugged one on the 11th, and two more on the 13th. My parents had picked the worst weekend to go away.Upon returning home, I became obsessed with the home run race. On Saturdays I would lift a buck from my mother’s pocketbook or dad’s change jar and make the trek from Flatbush to the House That Ruth Built. I would tell my mother, who forbid me from going to the Bronx, that I was going to the schoolyard to play.One day she came looking for me because she wanted me to clean up before dinner — my dad was bringing his boss home. She ran into my friend’s mom who told her we usually spent Saturdays at the Yankees game. My mother was livid.She waited until I took my jeans off and removed the beaded belt I had made in yes, Kutztown, PA.She began to pound it into her other hand. “Didn’t I tell you that you are not allowed to got to the Bronx? Didn’t I?”Then she got me on my bare thigh with the belt, and then again. It was at this point I emptied an impressive barrage of filthy words, all directed at the Amish. The “foul” language earned me more swats. It wasn’t fair.In 1985 Harrison Ford, in the movie Witness, goes undercover in Amish country to protect a witness to a killing, played by Kelly McGillis. Of course, he totally corrupted her, broke a couple noses, and killed a guy. He must have thought he was in the Sharelast_img read more

first_imgUK’s energy market regulator Ofgem will start the fifth tender round (TR5) for offshore transmission owners (OFTOs) where companies will bid to become owners of five transmission links to offshore wind farms on 10 October 2016. The five links have an estimated value of GBP 2 billion in total and a generation capacity of 2.3 GW – making it the biggest tender round to date.Ofgem, which runs the tender process, will choose the most competitive bids from companies to own and run links to the offshore sites over a 20-year period.The launch of the fifth round comes after Ofgem announced a shortlist of five bidders to own and run the GBP 230 million transmission link for the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in the Bay of Liverpool earlier this month.The five offshore wind farms for which transmission links are being tendered are the 402MW Dudgeon, the 336MW Galloper, the 580MW Race Bank, the 400MW Rampion, and the 660MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm.Jonathan Brearley, senior partner, networks, Ofgem, said: “Since the launch of the OFTO regime, the first three tendering rounds have delivered £700 million in savings and have attracted over £3 billion in investment value. By providing the opportunity for investors to now participate in the tendering of over £2 billion of assets in the next round, it should ensure the delivery of further value for consumers and contribute to reducing the overall cost of offshore wind.”Dudgeon is located 32km off the coast of Cromer in North Norfolk, and is being developed by Statoil ASA, Masdar, and Statkraft AS.Galloper is a project equally owned by RWE, Siemens Financial Services, UK Green Investment Bank and Macquarie Capital. The wind farm is situated 27km off the east coast of England, adjacent to the Greater Gabbard project.DONG Energy’s Race Bank is located in the North Sea, 27km north of Blakeney point off the coast of Norfolk, and 28km east of Chapel St. Leonards off the coast of Lincolnshire.Rampion is jointly owned by EON (50.1%), Enbridge (24.9%) and Green Investment Bank (25%). The wind farm is situated 13km off the south coast of England, near Sussex.Located approximately 19km from shore in the Irish Sea, DONG Energy’s Walney Extension contains two phases. For the purposes of TR5, both phases will be treated as a single qualifying project and one licence will be awarded to an OFTO to operate the Walney Extension, Ofgem said.last_img read more

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first_imgCountry Music Week 2019 took place during the last week of October and we were super busy rushing from gig-to-gig and interview-to-interview.Now that we’ve had some time to digest what an awesome week it was, we’ve recorded a new episode of the EF Country Podcast where we talk all about it. Hosted, as always, by Pip and Laura, the episode also features interviews with Walker Hayes, Travis Denning, Danielle Bradbery, Michael Ray and Temecula Road.Find out what our highlights were and hear from some of the stars of the week! Choose your platform below:Apple MusicListen to Episode 6 on Apple MusicPodomatic Spotifylast_img

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInMore than 40,000 households and businesses across Dumfries and Galloway now have access to their fastest-ever broadband speeds – thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout.More local communities are now set to follow, with nearly 2,000 additional Dumfries and Galloway premises next in line for a fibre boost, thanks to the £410m Digital Scotland partnership, led by the Scottish Government. Other funding partners include the UK Government through Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), local authorities and the European Regional Development Fund. BT is investing £126 million in the two projects, on top of its commercial rollout.Whether you own a business, work from home, research homework or keep in touch with friends and family, fibre broadband enables multiple users to connect to the internet and get better access to online services and faster uploads and downloads. Fibre broadband offers fast and reliable broadband connections at speeds of up to 80Mbps* and there are many suppliers in the marketplace to choose from.To help explain the benefits this will have for the area, pupils from Langholm Primary School got a classroom with a difference when the Digital Scotland Fibre Showcase paid them a visit this week.The Digital Scotland team visited pupils from Langholm Primary on 16th February. During the visit, pupils were able to climb aboard the Digital Scotland Fibre Showcase, a unique vehicle which features all of the equipment used in the roll-out of fibre broadband.It includes kit which is now becoming familiar to members of the public – like the new green street cabinets – as well as some of the things they don’t often see, such as how fibre-optic cables are ‘blown’ underground.Head Teacher for Langholm and Canonbie Primary School, Lindsay Brown, said: “It was a pleasure to have the Digital Scotland team visit the school. It was a great opportunity for the children to see what benefits a fibre connection can provide, as well as the amount of work that happens when engineers install fibre broadband in an area.The children were excited by the possibilities that superfast broadband may offer and discussed how this might be of benefit to their school work in order to bring out their full potential.”Sara Budge, Programme Director for Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband, said: “Many residents and businesses are now able to sign up for fibre broadband thanks to our programme, with more local coverage just around the corner. I also hope that all the children at the school enjoyed visiting our Digital Scotland Fibre Showcase and found it insightful in finding out what fibre broadband can provide and how it’s delivered“You can find out all about the rollout and the status of the street cabinet you’re connected to, and sign up to be kept in the loop for progress reports, at”New street cabinets to deliver high-speed services in Creetown, Canonbie, Dalry, Langholm and Stranraer are among the latest to go live. To benefit from the faster connection speeds, residents need to sign up for a fibre service with their chosen provider, as upgrades aren’t automatic.Meanwhile, engineers expect the first fibre connections to be available in smaller villages and communities such as Ardwell, Auchencairn, Bankshill, Cummertrees, Dundrennan, Haugh of Urr, Kippford, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkgunzeon, Kirkbean and Ringford, hopefully by this summer, as Openreach, BT’s local network business, continues work on the ground.Leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Councillor Ronnie Nicholson said: “I am pleased that more of our smaller communities are in line for a superfast boost. I’m determined that everyone in Dumfries and Galloway will have access to digital services as well as the skills and confidence to go online and use them. There is still a lot of work to be done but this update shows progress is being made.”Liz Mallinson, BT Scotland’s Fibre Broadband Director, added: “We’re excited to be bringing fibre technology to more rural parts of Dumfries and Galloway, especially as it involves overcoming a major technical challenge in the shape of our historic EO lines.“We’re also urging local people to check if they’re among the thousands who can already get high speed services. There’s lots of competition in the broadband market, and people may be pleasantly surprised to discover they could be surfing at much higher speeds at a similar cost to their current service – Once you’ve tried superfast broadband, you’ll never look back.”Dumfries and Galloway Residents can check the interactive map on the Digital Scotland website ( to find out if they can get the service and further information is also available on Twitter @ScotSuperfast or Facebook at read more

first_imgBurlington Stores this spring will open its 18th Michigan location in the former Kmart shopping center on Orchard Lake Road, just south of 14 Mile Road, in Farmington Hills.“We are thrilled to open a new Burlington in the Farmington Hills community,” Tom Kingsbury, President, CEO and Chairman, said in a press release. “This new location brings jobs to the community and provides a great shopping experience for the entire family.”The 36,200-square-foot store, which offers discount-priced apparel, footwear, children’s clothing and toys, home decor, coats, and more, joins Aldi, a grocery store that opened late last year. Burlington is now hiring cashiers, customer service, loss prevention, receiving, and store managers. To apply, visit  Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) A craft show that began in the home of a talented weaver will on Saturday, November 16, mark its fourth year of showcasing local artisans, now at First Presbyterian Church of Farmington.Colonial Weaver Deborah Draper (Contributed)Six years ago, colonial weaver Deborah Draper moved with her husband, Bill, to Michigan from Virginia, and met Paul Melrose, husband of Sue Melrose, then pastor at First Presbyterian. He invited them to services, and the couple eventually joined the congregation, where they found a welcoming community.Susan Cooper shared her handiwork at last year’s craft show. (Contributed)Having participated in many juried shows in Virginia, Deborah Draper wanted to continue networking and selling her work in her new hometown, so she held a craft show and bake sale in her home. Supported by many church members, the event was very successful and, the following year, moved to the church.Lori Mullen signed a copy of her book “Swish Swish Make a Wish” at the 2018 craft show. (Contributed)Held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, this year’s craft show and bake sale will showcase 40 vendors, some of whom signed up as early as May to ensure their spots. Shoppers will find woven items, jewelry, beaded accessories, felt animals, and books, along with home-made coconut cream pie and other popular bake sale items.First Presbyterian Church of Farmington is located at 26165 Farmington Road in Farmington Hills. Learn more at Reported bylast_img read more