Aftermarket Daily News • November 5, 2021

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Timbren Industries – A Family Legacy

Las Vegas Friday, November 5, 2021

Magnetic Pliers and Screwdriver Holders

AH: Any company that’s been around for as long as Timbren knows it’s not just one decision that defines success. Rather, it’s a combination of making wise decisions, dedicated team members and a customer base that loves our products. We’ve been fortunate enough to have all three. That being said, we launched our Axle-Less trailer suspension at SEMA in 2011,

Quick, simple and extremely strong, the ToolHANGER’s new Magnetic Screwdriver and Pliers Organizers can be secured to your toolbox, tool cart, car hoist or wherever you need them. These organizers will hold 11 screwdrivers or six pliers. Each organizer includes two industrialstrength, rubber-coated magnets that will support up to 10 pounds. The magnetic screwdriver and pliers organizers come fully assembled and ready to hang. In addition to the new magnetic screwdriver and pliers orangizers, The ToolHANGER also offers non-magnetic boards with twist and locking hangers to organize, display and securely hang your tools. Each hanger has exclusive twist and locking technology so you can customize your boards to your liking. The ToolHANGER has seven unique twist and locking hangers to organize your sockets, wrenches, hammers, power

BOOTH #60163

BOOTH #7640

An interview with Andrew Hodgson, director of Sales & Marketing, Timbren Industries. Hodgson’s grandfather, Arnold Heron, founded the family-owned company in 1968. Since its humble beginnings, Timbren has evolved into an organization that has always put its customers first. Every Timbren product has quality and reliability built in. ADN: Timbren Industries has really grown over the past few years. Why do you think that is?

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B & B Charcoal Products

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Lighting Options from Techko Kobot

This last year, we’ve all been spending a little more time outside around the grill. But at B & B Charcoal, there are 60 years of grilling experience rooted deep in Texasstyle barbecue. B & B Charcoal is just happy to see people getting as excited about the pitmaster lifestyle as it is. Did you know B & B isn’t just the popular "orange bag" of competition oak briquettes that you see stocked high at the SCA competitions? B & B Charcoal has everything from wood pellets, kilndried cooking wood, smoking wood chips and chunks, and its signature lump charcoal, briquettes, and char-logs. If you’ve got a grill, B & B Charcoal has got a fuel for you that burns hotter, longer, with less ash waste and more authentic wood smoke flavor. With more than 60 products to choose from, B & B Charcoal knows that sometimes just picking one out can be rough, so let’s go over some tips to help make the best use of its better burning charcoal at your next cookout.

Techko Kobot, established in 1982, went from consumer telephone to producing a DIY security product under the brand Techko, later expanding into paper shredders, office equipment, robotic vacuum (Kobot), and in 2020 introducing a new product line in solar lighting. Products are in many national retailers with impeccable track records. The company believes that going green is the sustainable future and has the potential to expand and improve in features. Techko stands behind creating high quality products at affordable prices that everyday consumers can enjoy. Techko has been expanding its online brand presence for solar lighting, which can now be found with most national retailers within the U.S. The current product line covers a wide array of outdoor lighting categories, ranging from pools, backyards, gardens, and even wall lighting. Techko Solar Pool Lights features a patented stabilizing technology to help ensure

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Oser Communications Group

AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH SEMA/AAPEX

Timbren Industries – A Family Legacy

Las Vegas Friday, November 5, 2021

Magnetic Pliers and Screwdriver Holders

AH: Any company that’s been around for as long as Timbren knows it’s not just one decision that defines success. Rather, it’s a combination of making wise decisions, dedicated team members and a customer base that loves our products. We’ve been fortunate enough to have all three. That being said, we launched our Axle-Less trailer suspension at SEMA in 2011,

Quick, simple and extremely strong, the ToolHANGER’s new Magnetic Screwdriver and Pliers Organizers can be secured to your toolbox, tool cart, car hoist or wherever you need them. These organizers will hold 11 screwdrivers or six pliers. Each organizer includes two industrialstrength, rubber-coated magnets that will support up to 10 pounds. The magnetic screwdriver and pliers organizers come fully assembled and ready to hang. In addition to the new magnetic screwdriver and pliers orangizers, The ToolHANGER also offers non-magnetic boards with twist and locking hangers to organize, display and securely hang your tools. Each hanger has exclusive twist and locking technology so you can customize your boards to your liking. The ToolHANGER has seven unique twist and locking hangers to organize your sockets, wrenches, hammers, power

BOOTH #60163

BOOTH #7640

An interview with Andrew Hodgson, director of Sales & Marketing, Timbren Industries. Hodgson’s grandfather, Arnold Heron, founded the family-owned company in 1968. Since its humble beginnings, Timbren has evolved into an organization that has always put its customers first. Every Timbren product has quality and reliability built in. ADN: Timbren Industries has really grown over the past few years. Why do you think that is?

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B & B Charcoal Products

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Lighting Options from Techko Kobot

This last year, we’ve all been spending a little more time outside around the grill. But at B & B Charcoal, there are 60 years of grilling experience rooted deep in Texasstyle barbecue. B & B Charcoal is just happy to see people getting as excited about the pitmaster lifestyle as it is. Did you know B & B isn’t just the popular "orange bag" of competition oak briquettes that you see stocked high at the SCA competitions? B & B Charcoal has everything from wood pellets, kilndried cooking wood, smoking wood chips and chunks, and its signature lump charcoal, briquettes, and char-logs. If you’ve got a grill, B & B Charcoal has got a fuel for you that burns hotter, longer, with less ash waste and more authentic wood smoke flavor. With more than 60 products to choose from, B & B Charcoal knows that sometimes just picking one out can be rough, so let’s go over some tips to help make the best use of its better burning charcoal at your next cookout.

Techko Kobot, established in 1982, went from consumer telephone to producing a DIY security product under the brand Techko, later expanding into paper shredders, office equipment, robotic vacuum (Kobot), and in 2020 introducing a new product line in solar lighting. Products are in many national retailers with impeccable track records. The company believes that going green is the sustainable future and has the potential to expand and improve in features. Techko stands behind creating high quality products at affordable prices that everyday consumers can enjoy. Techko has been expanding its online brand presence for solar lighting, which can now be found with most national retailers within the U.S. The current product line covers a wide array of outdoor lighting categories, ranging from pools, backyards, gardens, and even wall lighting. Techko Solar Pool Lights features a patented stabilizing technology to help ensure

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Kinetic Recovery Rope and Adjustable Bungey Cord From Erickson One of the most exciting introductions from Erickson Manufacturing is its lineup of Kinetic Recovery ropes. Erickson has introduced several sizes that range from ½" thick with a 7260lbs capacity to 2" thick with a 103,960lbs capacity. These ropes are made from 100% nylon, which allows them to stretch up to 28% of their original length. This is where the kinetic energy comes from. As you pull on the rope, it will stretch and use that built up energy to create a slingshot effect and pull your stuck vehicle out. To finish it off, Erickson has coated the entire rope in polyurethane to

increase its abrasion and cut resistance. Each pull loop has been wrapped in a polyester sheath to reinforce these highpressure areas. Each rope is packaged in a reusable, breathable bag so they can be easily stored in your vehicle. Bungee cords are a very handy tool, so Erickson wanted to create one with some versatility. This has led to the adjustable Bungey cord. It’s 36" long, but can be adjusted to any size required for your specific need. Simply pull the end with no hook to your desired length and lock the Bungey cord into the hook and clip. Erickson added its Power Pull hook

Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Customer's Car Nanoceramic coating for matte/glossy paintwork or paint protection film provides resistance to scratches, a high level of water repellency, and the ability to prevent staining from natural factors such as dirt, dust, and bird droppings. Maintenance is essential to ensure longterm benefit from all these features. Scratches and bird droppings are not the only enemies of the surface of an automobile. UV rays, especially in areas of the world where there is a substantial

amount of sun and heat, can cause sunburn or the color to fade much sooner than originally intended. In areas where the winters tend to be harsh and where there is a significant amount of snow and ice, the immediate damaging effect you will see on your vehicle’s surface will be much higher. Another enemy of cars in areas where the winters are harsh is the road salt used to melt the snow on roads and highways. Unlike traditional waxes, nano-

Aftermarket Daily News to one end to make this cord safe and easy to use. Attach the regular hook to one anchor, then use the Power Pull hook to stretch the Bungey cord tight and safely attach it to another anchor. This product is ideal for various cargo control needs on your off-road vehicles, camping, cycling, and other outdoor activities. Remember, if you TieIt, Tow-It, or Load-It, Erickson’s got it!

For more information, go to www .ericksonmfg.com.

ceramic coatings can ward off any potential threat that can come from sun rays and other natural factors. Besides, ceramic coatings need minimal maintenance to perform their best. If the care is not performed properly, this may lead to a loss of shine and a reduced hydrophobic effect. Following the directions provided by the manufacturer of the ceramic coating will give you the chance to get the best experience from the product. • Wash and dry your car professionally. • Provided that it has been over a year since the ceramic coating was applied, Continued on Page 21

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Safety Products from CUB Elecparts Inc. By Augustin Leung, Vice President, CUB Elecparts, Inc.

NHTSA reported that there were 38,680 traffic fatalities in 2020, a huge number despite the drastic reduction in miles traveled due to the pandemic. For reference, that is a 7.2% increase over 2019 before there was any effect from the pandemic. However, Heidi King, prior acting director of the NHTSA, has said the true number is probably higher. “Safety is the top priority for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Loss of life is unacceptable on our nation’s roadways, and everyone has a role to play in ensuring that they are safe. We intend to use all available tools to reverse these trends and reduce traffic fatalities and injuries,” said Dr.

Steven Cliff, NHTSA’s acting administrator. The major fatality types that saw drastic increases include motorcyclists and pedal cyclists; those represent increases of 9% and 5%, respectively. The factors and demographics that saw the largest increases include urban roads of various types which represented up to a 15% increase and 11% more accidents during nighttime. So, what can we do? Technology driven driving distractions continue to be a large contributing factor, not only from behind the wheel but as outside traffic factors as well. Just as much as there are products to distract us, there are also products to help us watch out for the distracted. Sharon Wu, sales director for CUB, a radar safety product manufac-

BOLT Locks Available for 2021 Ford F-150 Owners of the 2021 Ford F-150 pickup can now take advantage of the added security and convenience of BOLT® Locks. The weatherproof and durable line of BOLT locks for Ford’s recently redesigned light truck are compatible with the model’s center-cut keys and add an extra layer of protection when securing trailers as well as valuable gear. The ease of using the truck’s ignition key in a variety of BOLT Lock applications streamlines vehicle security for F-150 owners, whether using their truck for work, sport or family fun.

BOLT Lock’s patented one-key lock technology eliminates the need for a key ring full of keys to operate each different lock. Once the ignition key is inserted into the BOLT lock cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers are moved into alignment, making the cylinder coded to only that key. The cylinder becomes locked when the key is removed for superior defense against tampering or theft. BOLT’s “Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology” is available in a 5/8inch Receiver Lock (Part 7040474), Coupler Pin Lock (Part 7040481),

Platinum Collision Chooses Garmat USA A shop’s production is tied directly to the spray booth performance. Tom Gregg of Platinum Collision is well aware that when you are repairing higher end vehicles, you need a top performing spray booth to provide that quality finish your customers expect. That’s why Tom Gregg prefers Garmat USA over other brands. Made in the USA, Garmat spray booths are backed by an independent network of distributors that provide the expertise in installation and service to make sure your booth is performing optimally. With more than eight locations and growing, Gregg’s premier shops are outfitted with the latest tools and technology to meet the demands of the everchanging complexities of the late model cars. Garmat is part of that technology. With state-of-the-art controls, quality construction, superior lighting and optimal air flow from the dual inlet reverse incline fans, Garmat fits the bill in high production shops.

“We never need additional airflow to cure these vehicles and we never get things like solvent pop or dirt in the line. I tell my painters I bought the best booths I can find, so if you are not doing a great paint job, then it is on you,” said Gregg. Gregg has been in the repair business for more than 20 years, opening his first shop in 2014. His work focuses on high end cars, with multiple OEM certifications, including Lexus, Maserati and Tesla. Gregg prefers Garmat paint booths for their amazing performance and reliability. “Garmat Paint booths are the best in the industry,” said Gregg. “We work on high end cars and our customers have high end expectations. The Garmat paint booth helps us meet those expectations.” In addition, Garmat equipment helps Platinum Collision stay on task with production. “The booths increase our touch time, move cars through faster. Quality finish with less buffing and denibbing,

Chevy Powers Up for the SEMA Show Performance and personalization enthusiasts, start your engines — Chevrolet is in gear for the 2021 SEMA Show. More than a dozen personalized, concept and performance-enhanced production cars, trucks and SUVs will share the floor with the brand’s latest acces-

sories, performance parts and crate engines at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Chevrolet’s presence at the premier expo of high performance and high style also includes the prestigious Chevy SEMA Design Awards. The

turer, shared their opinion on what can be done. Wu said, “It’s everyone’s job to be safe and responsible, but life happens. CUB now offers all of the technology you can use to help out when it’s needed.” Wu introduces CUB’s lineup of consumer, industrial, civil and infrastructure safety products that are easy to install and use. CUB showcases numerous radarbased collision avoidance systems that are available for nearly any type of application. Its new ECE 151 compliant 77GHz Turn Assist system is an amazing way to add a blind spot system to protect from pinch point accidents, lane change and turn radius collisions. These are the types of collisions typical against pedestrians, motorcyclists and pedal cyclists. The kit includes radar sensors that are strategically mounted on the sides of the Padlock (Part 7040469), Cable Lock (Part 7040476), Off Vehicle Coupler Lock (Part 7040477), Locking Recovery Hook (Part 7040482) as well as a separate Lock Cylinder (Part 7039770). “Owners of the latest Ford F-150 pickup can protect their most valued equipment when they use BOLT Lock products. With the convenience, strength and long life, our locks take the worry out of traveling with tools, sports gear and trailers,” said Jason Buckles, BOLT Lock Sales Account Manager. you cannot ask for more,” said Gregg. Platinum Collision knows that distributor support is important when purchasing spray booth equipment. “I don’t buy only a spray booth, I buy the distributor, too,” said Gregg. “All booths might look pretty, but it takes all the parts and the service. I always say you can have the best surgeon, but you need the assistants to make this work. Garmat brings the whole team from distributor to factory.” Gregg also appreciates that Garmat spray booths are manufactured in the USA. “This is a big factor. If something is to break, I can get it fixed easier, I don’t have to wait for parts,” said Gregg. When seeking techs, state-of-theart equipment like Garmat attracts and retains talent. When asked if he would recommend Garmat to other shops looking for equipment, Gregg said, “I would like to say no, because I don’t awards are presented to builders for outstanding and innovative visions of Chevy vehicles. “The SEMA Show has always been an important event for the Chevrolet team to show off our vehicles with our latest accessories and performance parts — including Continued on Page 21

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vehicle. The system is revolutionary in preventing accidents in the pinch points of large vehicles such as trucks or recreational vehicles when making turns, especially in tight, urban environments. The new single sensor trailer blind spot detection system, dubbed the CHIMR, can be used on nearly any trailer with a center mounted radar module and indicators that are placed at the front of the trailer. This makes for a very costeffective solution while being self-contained. CUB, of course, offers BSD systems for passenger cars, trucks, RVs, both motorhomes and trailers, and its trailer system is the first of its kind. The CUB product lineup gets the job done. For more information, visit booths #11819 and #43137, go to www .cubautoparts.com, call 714.784.6687 or email sales@cubelec.com.tw.

About BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology) BOLT locks come with a limited lifetime warranty. Find a BOLT retailer by using the zip code finder at w w w. b o l t l o c k . c o m / retail-finder. BOLT Locks are also available at 4-Wheel Parts stores, www.advanceautoparts.com, O’Reilly’s, NAPA and www.summitracing.com.

For more information, visit booth #60177, go to www.boltlock.com or call 844.972.7547. Follow BOLT on www .facebook.com/BOLTLock, Instagram @BOLTLock or Twitter @BOLTLock.

want the competition. But you cannot go wrong buying a Garmat paint booth!”

For more information, visit booth #31055, call 303.781.6802, or go to www.garmatspraybooths .com.








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Maxxsonics USA Celebrates 20th Anniversary Founded in 2001 by a handful of consumer/mobile electronics veterans, Maxxsonics USA has grown into a flourishing culture, following, and lifestyle featuring car enthusiast individuals inspired by audio that crave installations in every machine and vehicle with superior sound. Now with a fully dedicated team who live and breathe that same passion for audio in all the products they design, Maxxsonics USA continues to pave the way in possibilities for what audio can sound like when pushed to the limit in any machine or vehicle, no matter the installation size. Starting as a “mobile-only” business and expanding horizons into Marine, then UTV and Off-road, there are now many different product offerings for many selections of machines or vehicles. From MB Quart Nautic speakers for every on-the-water boat adventure to Hifonics ALPHA amplifiers that are so compact in size that fit in nearly any vehicle space, Maxxsonics USA has created products that offer possibilities in any scenario, wherever the adventure may lead. On the 20-year company journey, Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics USA, commented, “From starting as a ‘mobile-only’ business and expanding into explosive growth in the

Powersports industry with MB Quart and Hifonics being OEM for Polaris and Kawasaki, I am honored and excited to see the Maxxsonics USA story and trajectory unfold in such a short period. From the expansive product offerings across the entire family of audio brands to the ever-growing company size including, the opening of an entirely new facility in Arizona – Maxxsonics USA is a testament of audio dedication, brand loyalty, and expanding horizons into what the future may hold.” With product offerings growing throughout the decades in nearly every aspect of travel and lifestyle, so has the staff and company size. Over the last two decades, Maxxsonics USA has grown from a small, single-digit employee-size company to a larger middle-size company that has now expanded into Arizona. In 2001, Maxxsonics USA started as a small office building in Lake Zurich, IL, and then moved to a larger building while remaining in the same northwest suburb Chicago. A few years ago, Maxxsonics USA moved to an even larger office building with an expansive warehouse facility in Libertyville, IL. This past year Maxxsonics USA even opened its doors to an all-new Arizona facility to

Aftermarket Daily News focus and improve R&D, model-making, and environmental testing capabilities. A growing product selection and ongoing presence at events and trade shows have increased visibility and popularity across the entire family of audio brands, which now include MB Quart, Hifonics, Crunch, and Autotek. From Jeep Beach to Sand Sports Super Show, SEMA, to Overland Expo, Maxxsonics USA continues to expand awareness and exposure of the newest products and offerings where the industry and lifestyle demands. Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product & Marketing, also commented, “I have been with Maxxsonics for almost 75% of the company’s existence, and I am extremely proud of all that we have been able to accomplish. Under Alden’s leadership, we have steadily grown into a leading supplier in a very competitive market. 20, greatly successful years is the result of our team’s efforts to push the envelope and improve on what we all do every day. It is that dedication from our team that gives me an immense sense of pride to work at Maxxsonics.” A crucial milestone has been the growing partnership and collaboration with OEM suppliers that include Polaris, Kawasaki, and CFMOTO. With these well-known and high-tier brands, Maxxsonics USA has developed, collaborated, and brought to fruition audio kits for multiple vehicle lineups that include the Polaris Ranger, Polaris RZR, Honda Talon, and Kawasaki KRX. With these ongoing partnerships and room for more in the future, Maxxsonics USA continues to push horizons in every corner of machine and vehicle. Adding to the rapid growth of Maxxsonics USA and a reflection of the last 20 years, Sherri Sawyer, Vice President of Finance & CFO, known as Employee #1, who helped start and build the company up for what it has grown into today, mentioned, “To be a part of this family company from the first day and to see what it’s grown

into is truly special. From the rapid growth of variety in product selections to the simultaneous increase in employee size, Maxxsonics has turned into an audio beacon for car enthusiasts, music lovers, and everything in between. I’m so happy to continue to be a part of the rich history and evolving Maxxsonics story.” Over the last two decades, Maxxsonics USA has continued to define the standard in audio and push the possibility of innovation with products for any occasion and need. In 2021, Hifonics launched the all-new ZEUS Theta amplifier line that was crafted and designed specifically in remembrance of Mr. Tremendous, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Ted Henricks. These special amplifiers capture the pulse of Hifonics and the inspiration that Ted left on Hifonics as a brand and Maxxsonics as a company. ZEUS Theta amplifiers carried on Ted’s mission of perfecting customer service towards others with 110% high-quality audio, as Ted brought to his job at Maxxsonics every single day. For every off-road adventure that turns into a canyon of darkness, there are Autotek LED Round Lights to shine brightness upon the unknown, and for any narrow forest mountain trail that demands concert levels of sound, there are MB Quart Universal Overhead Systems that will project music that will be heard from miles away. From milestone innovations like affordable Class-D to illumination on speakers and amplifiers and the newly announced Jeep Tuned Audio Kits for Jeep Wrangler (JL)/Gladiator (JT) vehicles - across the entire family of audio brands, Maxxsonics USA keeps pushing the boundaries for creation and innovation with products and solutions for every adventure and calling. Here’s to an incredible 20th anniversary while it’s time to turn the page toward the horizons of the future on what tomorrow will bring. For more information, www.maxxsonics.com.

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winning Best New Off-Road Product of the Year Award. Right from the start, our Axle-Less suspension has grown in popularity in both the off-road and overland markets. We continually listen to our customers to keep a pulse on the industry and identify new opportunities. One of those successes is our Active Off-Road Bumpstops. Some of our customers are off-road enthusiasts. They were using our Timbren SES kits as bump stops but wanted them with softer rubber springs to absorb trail shock and protect their susTechko Kobot (Cont’d. from p. 1)

the solar panel is always facing upwards towards the sun while providing decorative lighting over the pool and a nice ambience to the environment. Outdoor solar torch lighting is also a focus that the company has taken an interest in. From utilizing LED technology to generate authentic dancing flames to providing standard amber or white lighting options, these lights are great for B & B Charcoal (Cont’d. from p. 1)

5 Tips for Better Grilling with B & B Charcoal 1. Not all charcoal is created equal. Start by choosing the right fuel. Different charcoal burns at different temps and durations. Choosing the right charcoal for your grill is the first step. Most grill manufacturers will recommend briquettes, lump charcoal, or even wood logs to burn evenly while cooking. Make sure you start with what is best for the grill and your desired temp before you begin cooking. By default, go with Oak Lump ToolHANGER (Cont’d. from p. 1)

drills, shovels, rakes and so much more. The organization possibilities are endless! The ToolHANGER boards and hangers are made in America using high-grade polypropylene plastic so you can use them inside or outside. The interlocking Maintenance Tips (Cont’d. from p. 4)

and depending on the coating condition and compatibility, you can re-coat the surface with a product such as Nasiol MetalCoat F2 sprayable ceramic coating treatment to keep the existing coating fresh. • Once a year, check your car into the detailer where it was originally coated. Professional Car Washing After the application, if you need to Chevy (Cont’d. from p. 9)

compelling concepts that are sure to spark enthusiasts’ imaginations,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “Our designers are eager to evaluate all the great Chevys at the show and recognize the best with the Chevrolet SEMA Design Awards.” The Chevy SEMA Design Awards

pension. We listened to their request and created a new line of bump stops for the off-road market.

ADN: What is Timbren working on right now?

AH: Our latest offering is our spacer kits for customers with a lifted truck that want to install a Timbren SES kit to improve suspension performance while towing. Unfortunately, Timbren SES kits are designed to fit stock suspensions and won’t work properly on lifted trucks. That being said, the lifted truck market continues to grow, and we want to help

lining pathways or decorating event locations while maintaining a great level of visibility at night. Techko also offers many variations of solar portable lanterns and mounted wall lanterns for consumers to utilize throughout their outdoor environments. Great for backyards, patios, even parks and camping locations. Providing a wide array of lighting options, from amber/flame, amber/white to multicolor, allows for the perfect option for every Charcoal for most grills.

2. No lighter fluid needed. B & B Charcoal's products are 100 percent natural wood products. Don’t tarnish that great subtle smoke flavor with chemical lighter fluids. Use a charcoal chimney with all-natural fire starters to get your grill going in under 20 minutes.

3. Blend your flavors. Add layers of flavor to your cook once the fire is going by mixing in wood chunks to the coals. Add subtle fruit woods, apple or cherry, for mild foods, like fish or fire-roasted veggies, or mesquite for that hot and fast true

boards are designed to hang horizontally or vertically to maximize your workspace and storage needs. The strong, durable twist and locking hangers will keep your tools secure and right where you need them. The ToolHANGER is perfect for the garage, basement, shop, workstation, home or anywhere tools are needed.

these customers with their towing and hauling needs. So, we created easy-toinstall spacer kits that work in conjunction with our Timbren SES kits. We want to make sure that we’re meeting the demands of this market by offering reliable products that allow them to safely haul and tow their gear, either on a stock suspension or one that’s modified. ADN: What’s next for Timbren?

AH: We have several projects on the go right now. Our next exciting development involves production. For the past year or so, we’ve been able to stay ahead

occasion, all while maintaining the company standard of a minimum IP65 rating for solar lighting products. Traditional outdoor wall lighting is also something Techko wishes to focus on, providing a self-sufficient source of outdoor lighting in areas where it may be too difficult to install wired lighting or just to save on the home electrical bill. Multiple styles are available, including standard ambient lighting and directional lighting for a more decorative look to a

Texas barbecue flavor. Not sure which to grab? The Championship Blend is perfect for a versatile range of foods.

4. Forget the time, it’s all about temp. Watch your fuel throughout the day, use a built-in thermometer or meat probe for low and slow cooks to know the internal temperature of the meat to know if you need to add fresh charcoal to your grill. A smoker with an ambient temperature option is a huge help to maintaining your heat.

5. Rest. The best thing about BBQ is the time spent with friends and family

The ToolHANGER was created from the need to be able to display, locate, account for and organize your tools quickly and easily. Traditional toolboxes are great for storage, but you cannot see in the drawers, so you must search for the tool you need. The ToolHANGER not only displays and organizes your tools, but

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of the curve to maintain steady fill rates. Moving forward, we want to stay ahead of the game by investing in a bigger facility with more equipment. The bottom line is that Timbren is expanding. All our product lines – Timbren SES, Active Off-Road Bumpstops and Axle-Less Trailer Suspension – are growing more popular in their respective markets. We’re planning for the future to ensure that we can continue to offer our customers quality products in a timely manner.

For more information, visit booth #60163 or go to www.timbren.com.

location. Also, some solar lights feature motion sensors to provide light on an asneeded basis, as opposed to constantly remaining throughout the entire night. Techko Kobot is looking to further expand its lighting categories in the future and provide consumers with an even greater array of options to meet their needs for a more self-sustaining future.

For more information, info@techkogroup.com.

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enjoying life. So sit back and enjoy the slow times, and make sure to rest your barbecue before slicing into it and serving.

B & B is the proud official sponsor of the Steak Cookoff Association, with a team of award-winning pitmasters as ambassadors to educate and inspire cooks across America to enjoy the flavor of authentic Texas-style barbecue. What are you waiting for? It’s time to taste #BetterBurning Barbecue. For more information, www.bbcharcoal.com.

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most importantly, it secures them in place. The ToolHANGER will solve all your organizational needs.

For more information, visit booth #7640, contact Julie Thielbar, VP of Sales at Hansen Global, by calling 877.793.8127 or go to www.hansenglobalinc.com.

wash your vehicle, please wait two days for the nano ceramic coating to cure before any detergent-based washing. • When your car paint is hot, it becomes softer, allowing swirls and scratches to be inflicted much more easily. So always try and wash your vehicle in a cool, shaded area away from direct sunlight. • If possible, clean the surface of your vehicle yourself bi-weekly. • If you must use a car wash station,

use a brushless washing station. • Please don’t forget to wash your car with a mitt or sponge instead of a brush to avoid leaving scratches on the surface. The bristles of the brush can leave small scratches on the clear coat of paint or ceramic coating. • Use a shampoo dedicated to exterior automotive cleaning and to surfaces treated with ceramic coatings, like Nasiol Cleanion Pro. • It is recommended to work in small sections from top to bottom in straight

lines while shampooing. It is also suggested to use a two or three-bucket car wash method with a grit guard, which is the best way to avoid wash scratches on your car. • Wheels can often be the dirtiest part of the car. It’s better to wash them last if using the same mitt or sponge. A wheel cleaning brush is the most recommended tool for this process. • Please remember to use clean and soft microfiber towels when drying your vehicle.

recognize elite builders who showcase the most outstanding combinations of innovation, creativity, personalization and performance in their vehicle and product designs. In addition to builders’ submissions, GM designers tour the SEMA displays to identify the best project vehicle builds. Assessed and selected by Chevy designers, the 2021 Chevy SEMA Design Awards have four categories:

Chevy SEMA Car of the Year, Chevy SEMA Truck of the Year, Innovative Use of Technology, and Designer’s Choice. “It’s always inspiring to be at SEMA where we see many of the country’s top builders take our Chevy products and turn them into personal statements,” said Phil Zak, executive design director, Chevrolet. “The creativity and craftsmanship displayed in

these vehicles is outstanding. Chevrolet’s SEMA Design Awards are our way to recognize the ingenuity, invested time and passion that these builders have for Chevrolet, and it’s a pleasure to award their accomplishments and hear their stories.” More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.