Feedback positive on record-setting HDAW ’16

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A record-breaking number of exhibiting suppliers and independent heavy-duty distributors participated in the 11th annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) last month in Las Vegas, according to HDAW organizers CVSN, HDDA and HDMA.“We are so appreciative of the Meritor cause marketing campaign, and along with the support in cash, checks, and pledges provided during the three-day conference. HDAW has become an incredible support to our organization,” says Jeff Bacon, president of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation. “Additionally, we have gained exposure to a wonderful industry that has taken on our mission as their own; through invitations to be a part of other associations’ annual meetings and conferences, offers to be professional mentors for our warriors, and significant interest in hiring Wyakin Warriors.”

“We are so appreciative of the Meritor cause marketing campaign, and along with the support in cash, checks, and pledges provided during the three-day conference. HDAW has become an incredible support to our organization,” says Jeff Bacon, president of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation. “Additionally, we have gained exposure to a wonderful industry that has taken on our mission as their own; through invitations to be a part of other associations’ annual meetings and conferences, offers to be professional mentors for our warriors, and significant interest in hiring Wyakin Warriors.”

HDAW ’17 will be held from Jan. 23-26, 2017, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

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Wyakin Warrior Foundation Named KTVB Community Champion

ChampionsCongratulations to us! Wyakin Warrior Foundation was named by KTVB & Idaho Central Credit Union and the entire Treasure Valley as a 2015 Community Champion in the Veterans category. We tied with our good friends Boise Veterans Day Parade.
 
To view all of the winners, click here: http://ktvb.secondstreetapp.com/l/KTVBTVs-Voters-Choice/WINNERS

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week ’16 Concludes with Positive Feedback and Record-Breaking Attendance

hdawlogo16 outlinedLas Vegas, NV. February 11, 2016 – A record-breaking number of exhibiting suppliers and independent HD distributors participated in the 11th annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW ’16) in Las Vegas, according to HDAW organizers CVSN, HDDA and HDMA. The annual conference was held at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 25-28.

This year, HDAW invited The Wyakin Warrior Foundation to participate in the event, to teach attendees about their great work, and raise awareness for their cause. Jeff Bacon, President of Wyakin Warrior, said, “We are so appreciative of the Meritor cause marketing campaign, and along with the support in cash, checks, and pledges provided during the three-day conference, HDAW has become an incredible support to our organization. Additionally, we have gained exposure to a wonderful industry that has taken on our mission as their own; through invitations to be a part of other associations’ annual meetings and conferences, offers to be professional mentors for our warriors, and significant interest in hiring Wyakin Warriors.”

Click here to read the full press release from HDAW.

Meritor Extends Shoes for Soldiers Program

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Meritor announced a one-year extension of “Shoes for Soldiers” and will donate up to $70,000 from remanufactured brake sales and corporate matching funds to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation.

The foundation helps position severely wounded, injured and ill veterans for success. It helps veterans transition to leadership role in business, government and their communities. Read more

Wyakin Warrior Foundation: We’re not affiliated with Wounded Warrior Project

Moving Forward to Fulfill a Vision – Boise Life Magazine

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Like the Wyakin, an organization in Boise prepares, assists, and guides wounded young veterans. The Wyakin Warrior Foundation (WWF) is a non-profit that provides multifaceted mentoring, professional development, financial support, community service, and networking opportunities – with the ultimate goal of completing an education and securing a meaningful job – to those severely injured in the line of duty. Read more

An Aftermarket Pat on the Back

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By Lucas Deal

One thing that’s always impressed me about heavy-duty trucking and the aftermarket is its generosity.

This is a people business, yes, but I highly doubt every industry that makes that claim can back it up like we can. People in this industry truly enjoy helping others.

You see it at HDAW , where rival sup- pliers and distributors come together as one to help address the biggest issues facing the aftermarket. You see it at TMC, where OEMs and end users get together and create best practices — not only for their individual operations — but for the trucking industry as a whole. For the common good.

You even see it monthly in the pages of this magazine. Read more

Meritor Commits Portion of Proceeds of Reman Sales to Aid Wounded Vets

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By Jason Canon

Meritor, Inc. says it is launching “Shoes for Soldiers” to help severely wounded, injured or ill veterans become leaders in business, government and their communities by contributing a percentage of its remanufactured brake shoe sales to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation.

The foundation’s 60-month program includes educational and financial support, monthly professional development seminars, community service projects and networking opportunities for job placement. Current participants are pursuing degrees in many areas, including engineering, business, law, criminal justice, education and computer science.

Meritor has committed to donate up to $50,000, which includes a $20,000 match from the Meritor Trust Fund, to the Boise, Idaho-based Wyakin Warrior Foundation.

“The need among wounded veterans is great, and we want to express our appreciation for the sacrifices they have made for all of us by joining with Wyakin to help them prepare for a successful future,” says Tim Bauer, director, Remanufacturing for Meritor.

Wondering how you can help?

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Meritor Wyakin Warrior Program – Meritor, Inc

 

At Meritor, we appmeritor_flyer_web-232x300reciate the service and the sacrifices of our military veterans. That’s why Meritor has made a heartfelt commitment to contribute 1.5 percent of every reman brake shoe sold to our independent warehouse distributors to the Wyakin Warrior Foundation® – up to $50,000. Wyakin is an outstanding nonprofit organization dedicated to helping severely wounded veterans train for the futures they so richly deserve. We truly believe that it is an outstanding program that we can all support without reservation. [Read More]