CONIC Automotive seeks North American distribution partners

CONIC Automotive Pvt. Ltd., the largest engine part/gasket manufacturer in India, is seeking North American distribution partners.

Product range includes: engine overhaul, decarbonising and conversion gasket kits, cylinder head gaskets and non-asbestos materials, in retorque and non-retorque constructions. Exhaust & inlet manifold gaskets and exhaust system gaskets are manufactured, using a diverse range of metallic and non-metallic materials, including graphite, mica, laminations and solid steel. Gasket materials in various sizes & thickness in composite constructions for a wide range of gasket application. Special packaging can be developed to suit customer requirements.

CONIC’s facilities are ISO 9001:2008 certified and comprise of specialized presses-mechanical, pneumatic & hydraulic with capacity range up to 200 tonnes sophisticated surface coating equipment, the latest sealing technology supported by in-house tool manufacture. The CONIC R&D facility, supported by specialized engineers and technicians is committed to keep pace with the latest technological advancements & developments in Gasket manufacturing.

For more information contact:

Ravinder Singh
Director Sales
Conic Automotive Pvt Ltd


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EMDA Board meeting held in Savannah, GA

EMDA Board of Directors
EMDA Board of Directors

EMDA Board from left to right: Jenni Edney; Jerry Nettles; Ron Chandler; Kent Zimmerman; Steve Prouty; Wayne Barber

The EMDA Board of Directors just finished the annual Spring Board meeting and are ready to enjoy the afternoon exploring the Savannah area before the opening Welcome Reception tonight for the Spring Management Workshop.

The Board meets twice annually to reviews the current state of the Association and have a good start on pre-planning for the EMDA Fall convention this November 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency Houston. 

The Spring Management Workshop sessions begin tomorrow morning with Milton King of Homeland Security Department who will about security issues affecting our industry: customs issues with imports, biosecurity, port issues, etc. This year’s Member on Display session will feature Jerry Nettles from Short Line Sales/Short Line Implement. And the morning’s agenda concludes with a report from EMDA’s Scholarship Committee headed by Steve Prouty.

Once the 2017 Spring meeting is concluded, staff will be work on site selection for the 2018 Spring Management Workshop.



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Obituary: Ron Panizzi

Ronald Lee Panizzi, age 80, of Haysville, loving husband, father, grandfather, retired Sales Manager, Price Brothers Equipment, and retired USD 261 Transportation support employee, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Funeral service was held, February 27, at the Haysville United Methodist Church, Haysville, Kansas.

Ronald is preceded in death by his parents, Tony & Mary Panizzi, and his grandson, Christopher Sprague.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Phyllis; daughters, Janis Doty (Tom), Haslet, TX, Shirley Rose, Wichita, Jill Black (Randy) Valley Center, Shelley Sprague (Chuck), Upland, CA, Ronda Clark, (Bret), Haysville, and Sherry Macurak, Plano, TX; sisters, Mary Grannon (Albert), Wichita, Gloria Peterson (Don), Camdenton, MO, and Teresa Brooks, Liberal, MO; grandchildren, Lindsay Bowker (Josh), Evan Sprague, Cooper Clark (Kerry), Erin Black, Philip Macurak, Tanner Black, Bailey Clark and Rachael Sprague; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Emilee and Elizabeth Bowker; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial has been established with Haysville United Methodist Church, 601 E. Grand, Haysville, KS 67060.

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Obituary: Keith Goodfellow

Harrison Keith Goodfellow, January 16, 1927 to February 14, 2017, with courage and dignity Keith passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side.

Beloved husband to Doreen Elsie (Sargent), the love of his life, married since June 29th 1945. Cherished father to Brian (Monique) Goodfellow, Linda (Ron) Dawson & Barb (late Dave) Treffrey. Adored grandfather to grandsons Tim, Michael, Sean, Derek, Chris, Kevin, Josh, Jeffrey, Justyn, only granddaughter Danielle and nine great-grandchildren with two more on the way.

Born in Smiths Falls, Keith worked in the farm machinery industry with companies such as Cockshutt and the Co-op before starting United Farm Supplies in 1957 until incorporation in 1961 to what is now currently Mohawk Equipment Limited.  Mohawk Equipment has been a member of EMDA (formerly FEWA) since 1978.

Outside of work Keith’s passion was tending to his many gardens. In respecting Keith’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation –

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EMDA Spring meeting – Destination Savannah

EMDA’s 2017 Spring Management Workshop will be held March 24 & 25 in Savannah, Georgia.

The EMDA Spring Management Workshop offers a unique venue for members to learn from others who share a commonality of purpose, operations, problems and goals . . . all in a much more relaxed atmosphere than that of the annual Fall Convention. Gain valuable insight from other association members in a relaxed and enjoyable environment where attendees and their families will create great memories and lasting friendships.  Send in your Registration Form today and make your travel plans to come to Savannah!

Air ServiceLocated just 15 miles from Savannah’s Historic Meeting District, the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport offers approximately 124 daily flights in and out of Savannah. Scheduled airlines include Delta, United, American, JetBlue (Seasonal: Allegiant and Sun Country).

Savannah, Georgia, is a charming, Southern escape, where quirkiness materializes through art and period architecture houses trendy boutiques, where ghost stories are set under a veil of Spanish moss and where local cuisine comes straight from the coast. Known as one of the “World’s 30 Friendliest Cities” by Condé Nast Traveler readers, this coastal town has a world-class reputation for hospitality and grace. Savannah will draw you in with romantic ambiance and a lively atmosphere long before you leave its flourishing, park-like Historic District.

Grab some friends or a loved one and discover all this city has to offer. From music festivals to art exhibits, paddleboarding and kayaking to evenings on the town, warm temperatures create the perfect setting for relaxation by day and revelry by night. With a large variety of attractions to explore in Savannah’s downtown, and Tybee Island just 20 minutes away, you’ll find a well-rounded lineup of indoor and outdoor activities to suit your style.

Two events of note going on in Savannah during our Spring meeting:

savannahmusicfestival_logoThe Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is dedicated to presenting world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth and unite artists and audiences in Savannah. The 28th festival season runs from March 23rd through April 8th, 2017.

savannahtourofhomes_logoThe 82nd Annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens will take place Thursday, March 23 – Sunday, March 26, 2017. The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens offers a rare opportunity to enter some of Savannah’s finest private homes and admire the special furnishings that have been treasured by families for generations but seldom seen by visitors. In addition to home and garden walking tours, you can also enjoy some exclusive special events as well as some of the best food and hospitality the South has to offer.

Of course, there are lots of Shopping options too – (Click on the menu icon in the upper left part of the video to see a drop down list of videos)

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