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Goodyear and Conmet to Offer Fleets the Commercial Tire Industry’s First Combined Tire and Wheel Hub Analytics Solution

AKRON, Ohio | Jan. 27, 2021 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and ConMet announced today their strategic collaboration to create combined digital solutions that will better connect commercial truck fleets to the health of their tires and wheel ends. For the first time in the industry, two companies…

Hirschbach Selects Phillips Connect and ConMet Smart Technologies for New Refrigerated Trailers

Newport Beach, CA | January 26, 2021 – Hirschbach, one of the nation’s most innovative fleets, will add Phillips Connect and ConMet smart trailer technologies to 1200 new refrigerator trailers they will purchase in 2021. The sensor technologies chosen by Hirschbach will give them increased visibility to the health of their…

ConMet Facility Becomes First to Receive DTNA Supplier Award for 30 Consecutive Years

VANCOUVER, WA | December 16, 2020 – Once again, ConMet’s dedication to quality has earned its Monroe, NC facility the prestigious Masters of Quality Supplier award from Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA). The Masters of Quality Supplier award is given to component and service vendors of Freightliner Trucks and…

Custom Commodities Selects ConMet’s PreSet Plus® SmartHub Health Monitoring Technology to Improve Safety and Productivity

VANCOUVER, WA | December 7, 2020 — ConMet is excited to announce that Custom Commodities, a tanker fleet based out of Gilmer, TX, has begun to upfit their vehicles with the PreSet Plus SmartHub. After a brief trial-use of ConMet’s newest technology, Custom Commodities is expanding the use of the…

ConMet Partners with OptiCat for E-Commerce Data Distribution

VANCOUVER, WA | July 7, 2020 — ConMet has announced a partnership with OptiCat to securely distribute PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard) data to channel partners to be used on their e-commerce platforms. This is one more step in ConMet’s digital strategy towards expanding its sales and marketing resources to…

Bearings Bulletin

PreSet Plus® SmartHub Among HDT’s Top 20 Products of 2020

VANCOUVER, WA | February 19th, 2020 — ConMet is pleased to announce that the PreSet Plus® SmartHub has been chosen as one of Heavy Duty Trucking’s (HDT) Top 20 Products of 2020. The award will be presented at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC20) at the Georgia…

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Air Disc Brakes Gain Safety and Maintenance Advantages

In recent years, many North American truck and trailer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have recognized the benefits of air disc brakes (ADB) and have made them standard fit on several models. As Fleet Equipment outlines, disc brakes offer significant safety and performance advantages such as shortened stopping distances and limited…

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ConMet Exhibiting at NACV Show 2019

VANCOUVER, WA | October 28th, 2019 — ConMet is excited to be exhibiting at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show this week in Atlanta, Georgia. With a brand-new booth, ConMet will be in Hall B, booth #5145, showcasing a variety of products including its industry-preferred PreSet Plus® wheel end…

ConMet Names John Waters as President

VANCOUVER, WA | April 25, 2019— ConMet announced today that John Waters has been named President, effective immediately. Mr. Waters succeeds Mike Swiderski, who has held the position since 2014. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Waters has served ConMet for 27 years in various leadership roles, including Interim President, Senior…

ConMet Opens Second Production Facility in Nanjing China

NANJING, CHINA | December 18, 2018– ConMet celebrated its new hub assembly facility in Nanjing, China with a grand opening event on December 11th, 2018. The celebration was attended by customers, government officials, suppliers, and longest tenured ConMet employees. “This year marks the tenth anniversary of ConMet’s entrance into the…

ConMet Exhibits at IAA Hannover for the First Time

HANNOVER, GERMANY | September 19, 2018 - ConMet will be exhibiting at the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany from September 20-27th. This is the first time that ConMet will have a presences at IAA, the leading trade show of the global commercial vehicle industry. ConMet will be…

ConMet Opens New 253,000 sq/ft Facility in Monroe, NC

VANCOUVER, WA | March 6, 2018 – ConMet celebrated the official opening of its second Monroe, NC production facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 22, 2018. The celebration was attended by community members including Monroe Mayor Bobby Kilgore, the Union County Chamber of Commerce, the Monroe-Union County Economic…

ConMet Joins the Electrification Revolution

Our industry is poised for a technological revolution. Most commercial vehicles today struggle to meet carbon emission regulations, have too many moving parts that need maintenance, and come with a high cost of ownership. These factors - along with breakthroughs in autonomous driving technology - are paving the way for…

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Leaders in Heavy Duty Wheel End Technology

Prior to 1995 most of the wheel end parts used in trucks and tractor-trailers were made out of iron. That all changed when we introduced our lighter and easier-to-install aluminum PreSet technology, which quickly made aluminum the OEM standard. Today, 75% of the wheel ends for the heavy duty market…

ConMet to Debut Industry’s First Real-Time Wheel End Monitoring System

VANCOUVER, WA | September 25, 2017 – ConMet, a leading global supplier of components to the commercial vehicle market, announced today it will be introducing the industry’s first intelligent wheel end at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACVS booth #2620). This new product will allow drivers and fleet managers…

Five ConMet Facilities Receive DTNA Masters of Quality Supplier Award

July 25, 2017, Vancouver, WA – ConMet is pleased to announce that five of its facilities have been awarded the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) 2016 Masters of Quality Supplier award – the highest honor the company gives to its suppliers. “The Masters of Quality award winners represent the ‘best…

ConMet and Protean Electric join forces to develop Electric In-Wheel Drive System for the Commercial Vehicle Market

March 9, 2017, Vancouver, WA – Consolidated Metco, Inc. (ConMet®) announced today that it is partnering with Protean Holdings Corp. (Protean Electric) to develop an electric in-wheel drive system to provide hybrid-electric solutions for the medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle markets. “We are combining our decades’ long expertise in wheel…

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ConMet Welcomes New Vice President Ken Kelley

January 31, 2017, Vancouver, WA – ConMet is excited to welcome Ken Kelley to its leadership team as Vice President of North American Sales. Located at ConMet’s headquarters in Vancouver, WA, Kelley will oversee OEM truck sales, aftermarket sales, trailer sales, and sales operations. “We are pleased to welcome Ken…

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ConMet Appoints New Aftermarket National Accounts Manager

December 13, 2016, Vancouver, WA – As part of a continuing effort to grow its Aftermarket business, ConMet has appointed Richard Moss to the position of National Accounts Manager. Moss will be responsible for all national independent distributors and buying groups working closely with ConMet’s aftermarket sales and marketing teams. …

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