Located in Holland, Michigan, Tramec Sloan is an ISO certified company serving the heavy-duty trucking industry as single source provider of original equipment-quality air and electrical components.
Tramec Sloan is a leading supplier of quality heavy-duty truck and trailer products to OEMs and the aftermarket with one of the industry’s broadest product offerings for the truck and trailer replacement market, including air and electrical delivery components, lift gate cylinders, hose clamps, gladhands and accessories, brass fittings, water pumps, oil filler caps/dipsticks, air compressor discharge hoses and Michelin HD wiper blades.
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Aftermarket Leader Introduces Industry’s First Solution Specifically for 1/2” Hoses
In response to strong demand from the market, Tramec Sloan LLC (Tramec Sloan), a world-classsupplier of truck and trailer parts, announced the release of its revolutionary QUICK-FIX® air brakehose repair kit for 1/2” hoses. As part of the Tramec Sloan MAXXDuty® line, with a brass assemblyand a wholly new design, the QUICK-FIX® makes repairing 1/2” air brake hoses easier than ever.Product features include:
• All brass construction of the sleeve and barb
• Permanent live swivel
• Available with 3/8” or 1/2” male fittings (for use with 1/2” rubber hose only)
• Pre-applied thread sealant• Both barbs are greased to make installation easier
• Packaged in tubes for easy shelf display
• One package will repair two damaged 1/2” rubber air brake lines
• Each packaged tube contains step-by-step instructions for installation
• Made in the USA by American workers on American machines
• DOT FMVSS571.106
The QUICK-FIX® brass air brake hose repair assembly and the complete line of Tramec Sloan products can be found at www.tramecsloan.com
Iola, Kansas, May 14, 2013 - Gary E. Sullo, President of Tramec, LLC, announces that Tramec has acquired Sloan Transportation Products, founded in 1977, headquartered in Holland, Michigan. The new legal entity,Tramec Sloan, LLC, will be fully integrated into Tramec, LLC. Sloan Transportation Products is an ISOcertified company serving the heavy-duty tractor and trailer industry as a single source provider of originalequipment quality air and electrical components. Sloan is recognized as a leading supplier of quality heavy-dutytruck and trailer products to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket. The company has one of theindustry’s broadest product offerings for the tractor and trailer replacement market, including air and electricaldelivery components, lift gate cylinders, hose clamps, gladhands, brass fittings, water pumps, oil filler caps,dipsticks, and air compressor discharge hoses. Sloan is the exclusive distributor of Michelin heavy-duty wiperblades. Sloan Transportation Products is best known for MAXXDuty performance parts and brassmanufacturing capabilities in Bucyrus, Ohio. Sloan maintains stocking warehouses in Bucyrus, Ohio; Holland,Michigan; and Portland, Oregon.
Gary Sullo said, “The addition of Sloan to the Tramec group of companies significantly expands our productportfolio and enhances our presence in the heavy duty marketplace. Sloan provides an exceptional level ofcustomer service and their expertise in manufacturing and aftermarket distribution will benefit customers acrossall Tramec companies. Sloan is an excellent strategic fit with the Tramec business located in Iola, Kansas andwill be integrated into one company, Tramec Sloan, LLC, that will be under the leadership of myself and ThomasBronz, President of Tramec Sloan, LLC.” Thomas Bronz stated, “Our management, sales and operationsteams look forward to providing service excellence to Tramec and Sloan customers, under the new nameTramec Sloan, LLC, with increased manufacturing capabilities and our vast combined product portfolio.”
About Tramec, LLCTramec, LLC was formed in May 2008 with the merger of Tramec Corporation, Iola, Kansas, a family ownedbusiness that was founded in 1980 to service the heavy-duty tractor and trailer markets, and MacLean Crewsonof Buffalo, New York. Tramec, LLC companies include Tramec Continental-Aero, Tramec Hill Fastener,Tramec HDSS, Stemco Crewson and Tramec Sloan, LLC. Tramec LLC supplies a diverse range of highlyengineered components to the heavy-duty tractor and trailer OEM and aftermarket sales markets, along with thegeneral industrial fastener market. The company’s product portfolio includes: automatic brake adjusters, airbrake connectors and fittings, brake hose assemblies, pressure release valves, electrical connectors andcomponents, specialty fasteners and a diverse range of truck and trailer components and accessories.
Sloan Transportation Products Ltd. announced the release of its latest product innovation – the MAXXGrip Dura-Grip gladhand combo. Sloan is an industry leader in the manufacture and distribution of gladhands for over the road applications, and the new MAXXGrip offers a revolutionary new approach to ensuring safer and more complete connections with critical airlines.
Some of the benefits of the new MAXXGrip include:
• Safer and more complete connections
• Integrated hex at the base for ease of installation
• Ergonomic grip reducing the chance of kinking airlines and extending their life
• Easier coupling and uncoupling with added leverage
• Eliminates potential for leaking between connections
• Constructed of durable die cast aluminum with stainless steel wear plate
• Colored powder coating available for easy identification
• Guaranteed to perform
“Our first commitments are to quality and innovation,” said Sloan Transportation Products president Thomas Bronz. “Our new MAXXGrip gladhands are another strong example of how Sloan is constantly looking at our product lines with a vision for how we can design and manufacture new solutions that create greater efficiencies and help keep our customers’ trucks on the road.”- Thomas Bronz President
Sloan MAXXGrip Part Numbers
441226– Gladhand Dura-Grip Combo, Powder Coated Blue, Service
441227– Gladhand Dura-Grip Combo, Powder Coated Red, Emergency
441222– Gladhand Dura-Grip Combo, Red, Emergency
441223– Gladhand Dura-Grip Combo, Blue, Service
Sloan Transportation Products Ltd. (www.sloantrans.com) today announced that it is now offering a variety of products from Flitz International Ltd. (www.flitz.com). For over 30 years, Flitz has been a world leader in the manufacture of premium polishing products. During that time, the Flitz brand has become known as “The Good Stuff,” and every product is backed with the Flitz Guarantee, which states that if, within 60 days after purchasing, a customer is not satisfied with any item, the company will return it for an exchange or refund of its purchase price.
Through its commitment to providing industry-best solutions, Sloan is now offering the following Flitz premium products:
• Anti-Smear / Streak-Free Stainless Steel & Chrome Polish
• Maximum Strength Metal, Plastic & Fiberglass Polish
• Industrial Strength Aluminum PreClean
• Industrial Strength Magnesium Chloride Remover
• Instant Calcium, Rust & Lime Remover
All Flitz products from Sloan are ecologically safe, critically acclaimed and guaranteed to perform.
"We’re excited to be offering our customers Flitz premium polishing products. Sloan is committed to providing the best products possible, and Flitz’s reputation as an industry leader, along with their ability to deliver solutions that perform beyond their competition, make them a perfect addition to our product portfolio." Thomas Bronz-President
Sloan Transportation Products Ltd. (Sloan) today announced the launch of its MAXXGreen line of environmentally friendly products for the heavy duty trucking industry. The first two products being introduced are MAXXClean super-concentrate all-purpose cleaner and MAXXAbsorb floor cleaner and general absorbent. Both product lines are certified eco-friendly.
MAXXClean has been formulated in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide a safer, more environmentally preferable alternative to existing cleaning products without sacrificing performance. This highly concentrated, versatile cleaner is formulated to take on a wide range of cleaning jobs. It is able to quickly power off even stubborn soils and greases from any surface not harmed by water. It is available as a super-concentrate degreaser, vehicle wash, and window and glass cleaner.
MAXXAbsorb is the safe, green choice for clean up of hazardous liquid spills, including oils, fuels, solvents, and chemicals. It is a universal absorbent that is four times more absorbent than clay, ash, or sawdust. It is non-carcinogenic and has passed the testing limits for TCLP and TTLC landfill leachate testing. MAXXAbsorb is derived from coir, a renewable resource that is a completely homogenous material composed of millions of capillary micro-sponges, and it is totally organic, easy to use, and environmentally friendly.
“As more and more of our customers and the industry are working toward compliance with existing and developing regulations around environmental responsibility, we felt it was important to begin introducing products that support that philosophy,” says Thomas Bronz, President of Sloan. “Sloan is committed to doing what’s best for our customers, our industry, and our community, and we feel that our MAXXGreen line is another strong step in that direction.”
MAXXClean and MAXXAbsorb are the first two environmentally friendly products in Sloan’s MAXXGreen line. The company expects to add additional products to the line as they become available.
Sloan Transportation Products Ltd. (Sloan) today announced the launch of its new MAXXDuty pogo stick. The new product is the industry’s first pogo made of composite materials and is redefining the category as the new benchmark for strength, durability, and ease of installation. The unique integrated hoop eliminates the need for zip ties, allowing operators to run hydraulic and wrapped lines through the hoop, while allowing for easy use of additional support clamps for coiled air and electrical lines. It is the only all-in-one solution available in the marketplace.
The MAXXDuty pogo is the product of a lengthy development process, which included several iterations exposed to extensive cycle testing and over a year of field trials in the harshest conditions. Its patented design features an extremely durable, injection molded, glass-filled nylon polymer top and base, and it allows for several attachment options. The rod is made in the USA of rigid, pultruded fiberglass. All of the composite, nylon, and fiberglass components are UV resistant, and any internal metal pieces are encapsulated in a protective casing. The mounting bolt, nut, and washer are the only exposed metal components on the pogo, and they are zinc-plated for corrosion resistance.
“We’re very excited about this new design, and we believe our customers will be too,” says Thomas Bronz, President of Sloan. “It demonstrates our revitalized commitment to finding opportunities in the industry to innovate and create products that offer new levels of quality, efficiency, and value.”
The MAXXDuty pogo is available in a 40-inch length and is ideally suited for Sloan’s MAXXDuty 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 wraps designed to efficiently manage air, electrical, and hydraulic lines, but it can be used with any heavy-duty line and cable configurations.
Sloan Transportation Products Ltd. (Sloan) today announced the release of its newly redesigned 45-inch heavy-duty pogo stick for over the road use. The new design features a thicker gauge heavy-duty spring and offers a life cycle that lasts three-times longer than the previous design. It is available in the choice of a chrome or zinc-plated dichromate steel support arm. Additionally, the base is over three-times larger and the new 3.75-inch diameter housing eliminates spring binding and provides increased resistance to sagging and bending.
Other features of the new design include:
- - Full 360° rotation
- - A swivel arm that pivots at the base
- - A forged steel mounting stud, 7/16-20
- - For use with all nylon and rubber air brake hoses
- - Improved packaging (new heavy-duty full overlap ECT 44 box)
- - Eyebolt and nut included
When tested, the Sloan heavy-duty pogo stick has consistently outperformed similar products. It has a better ability to handle increasing force when compared against the degrees from vertical. The new spring design provides more resistance along with the necessary flexibility needed to function properly. This product update replaces Sloan P/N 451057, 451058, 451059, 451060 part numbers.
Sloan has recently added standpipes
to their ever-growing selection of products. The benefits of standpipes are that no tools are required for assembly
and disassembly. They are a flexible
alternative for tight routing configurations and a common application for suspension
bags, gauges, behind the dash, and under the seat applications. They have molded
tube support for sizes 4 & 6 and meets DOT/SAE performance requirements.
Sloan Transportation Products Ltd. (Sloan) today announced the launch of its new website. The new site is user-focused and features quick and easy access to company information, sales and service contacts, product resources, and Sloan’s newly updated extensive digital catalog.
As the centerpiece of the new Sloan website, the company’s newly updated 200-page comprehensive digital catalog of OE and aftermarket air systems, electrical, and engine parts still functions as a searchable PDF document. It can be viewed online, downloaded and saved to the viewer’s desktop, or printed in sections or in its entirety. Viewers can page easily through the catalog or move from section to section through convenient hyperlinks. This version of the catalog is another step by Sloan to fully integrate its product line into its web site and move toward full e-commerce capabilities, creating even greater ease of doing business for its customers.
“Sloan is committed to serving our customers and providing them with information about our company and products in the most efficient way possible,” said Sloan president Thomas Bronz. “In today’s economic environment, we understand the need to save our customers time and money wherever we can, and our new website and catalog are the latest demonstrations of how we are reinventing ourselves for the new marketplace.”
A print version of the new Sloan catalog can also be ordered directly from Sloan or from any authorized Sloan distributor.
Sloan Coiled Air Assemblies are manufactured in the USA at our facility in Holland, Michigan, using the highest quality components available. We certify our assemblies to meet FMVSS 571.106 and 593.45 specifications and the individual components all meet the SAE J844, SAE J476 and SAE J246 specifications. Don’t take chances – buy certified Sloan Coiled Air and buy American made peace of mind.
Sloan Transportation Products Ltd. (Sloan) today announced that it has partnered with Illinois-based Transportation Support Service, Inc. (TSS) to market the company’s complete line of products to the heavy-duty aftermarket in Illinois, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.
“This partnership with Transportation Support Service is an exciting step for us,” said Sloan Transportation Products president Thomas Bronz. “Our continued goal is to provide the best buying experience in the HD aftermarket, and this expansion of our supplier network gives our customer base in the Midwest even greater access to our growing line of products.”
Paul Cimaroli, who brings over 40 years of industry experience to the partnership with Sloan, started TSS in 1997. The company began by providing aftermarket parts for Illinois and Eastern Missouri, and within a few years, the company’s coverage expanded to Iowa, Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Minnesota, and the Dakotas. TSS strives to strategically grow market share and maintain the highest levels of fleet and end user relationships for their distributors in an effort to help them improve and grow their business.
We were very excited to have entered into the HDAW Pinewood Derby Challenge. This was the first year we participated in this industry event. We had a lot of fun and are already looking forward to next year! Sloan would like to thank the organizers of this event and all the hard work they put into making this a successful event.
Sloan Transportation Products Ltd. (www.sloantrans.com) today announced the appointment of Heather Letts as its new Market Manager for Canada and Lindsey Holstege as Marketing Analyst.
Letts has over 15 years of experience in the heavy duty and automotive parts and service industry. She has an extensive background in customer service and sales and will be responsible for all Canadian heavy-duty OE and aftermarket sales. Letts will provide additional product and sales training, as well as oversee Sloan’s independent sales agencies in those territories.
Holstege served as a marketing intern with Sloan before joining the company full-time. She will be responsible for heavy-duty OE and aftermarket marketing support for Sloan’s US and Canadian sales teams.
“We are excited to have both Heather and Lindsey join us,” said Sloan Transportation Products president Thomas Bronz. “Our goal is to provide the best buying experience in the HD aftermarket, and this expansion of our sales and marketing teams will provide our customers with even greater support as we continue to grow our resource network.”
Check your tires in a blink of an eye! Sloan has just made Link Cat’s Eye available to you! This makes checking the air pressure in dual tires fast and easy. With just a glance tire pressures can be checked on efficient walk a-rounds.
Sloan is excited to announce they have added a MAXXGreen line. This is an environmentally friendly line of products. Included in this line are our three MAXXClean products. MAXXClean Super Concentrate Degreaser is available in 5 and 15 oz ready to use pouches, as well as in one-quart and one-gallon containers. MAXXClean Vehicle Wash is available in one-gallon and 5-gallon dispenser containers (perfect for the power washer). MAXXClean Window & Glass Cleaner is available in one-quart and one-gallon dispenser containers.
This self-fusing tape available in red, black, and blue is ideal for almost any application requiring a water proof seal and is an excellent insulator with high dielectric strength. It is ideal for high temperature applications while there is no adhesive residue upon removal and forms a permanent moisture tight seal.
These electrical connectors are a heat-less solderless terminal that installs in a fraction of time of comparable heat seal connectors. Simply strip the wire and crimp, activating the sealant, to create an environmentally sealed connection. The new sealant prevents the ingress of moisture and air, the nylon insulation provides maximum abrasion and puncture resistance, while the copper connection offers optimal electrical conductivity. These connectors seal out moisture causing corrosion and require no heat tools. Available in 22-18, 6-14, and 12-10 gauges.
Sloan has added another Michelin® product to the wiper blade line, the new Stealth wiper blades. The Stealth wiper blade is a duel beam blade design combining the conventional blade and the beam blade. This allows for a spring loaded tension along with a single beam providing a clean sweeping motion.
We are excited to introduce to you our new line of lighting. These are not any ordinary LED lights they are Sloan’s BoardFree® Technology. These lights have the lowest profile in the industry, which helps prevent damaged lights by hooking them on objects. They are made in the U.S.A and checked against the highest quality standards with over 1.5 million BoardFree® products on the road performing in every condition across North America.
Sloan Rubber air brake hoses are made right here in the US from American made rubber hose and brass turned by American workers. They meet the highest specifications, including SAE J246, J476, J1402 and DOT 571.106 with an operating tempeture of -65°F to +200°F. At Sloan we use the highest quality material with state of the art, computer driven crimping machines that measure and ensure every hose is assembled correctly every time. With hourly quality checks including pull out, burst and ID flow tests, we make your safety our first priority.
Sloan has decided to add Parker lift axle control modules to the product line. These control modules have aluminum valve bodies and enclosures to prolong the life of the device. They can be mounted in the cab or externally on trucks and trailers. Sloan offers multiple configurations to help accommodate to your needs.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week
Hilton Convention Center
JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort
Annual Membership Meeting
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute
12750 Jane Street
King City, ON, Canada,L7B 1A3
The TMTC will conduct a series of discussion panels on maintenance topics. New and improved products and issues relevant to the fleets. A trade show will also be part of the program. Participants will include service, sales and fleet personnel at various levels.
Moncton Coliseum Complex
The Atlantic Truck Show will be rolling into the Hub City on June 7 – 8, 2013. The Moncton Coliseum will play host to Atlantic Canada’s largest and most inclusive trucking show. See the latest products, equipment and big rigs available to the trucking and logistics industry!
Marco Island, FL
Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference