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American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in TowingSeptember 28 - October 04, 2016

GPS Insight Makes 'Inc. 5000' Again

Inc. magazine ranked GPS Insight No. 3,668 with three-year sales growth of 85 percent on its 35th annual "Inc. 5000," an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This is the seventh consecutive year that GPS Insight has been named to the list. "GPS Insight is happy to be included on the 'Inc. 500/5000' list for our seventh year in a row. We appreciate Inc. for honoring growing privately held companies and detailing their impressive accomplishments," said Robert Donat, founder/CEO of GPS Insight. Source:
From the American Towman News Bureau
Mark Hilburger

New Firestone Industrial Marketing Exec

Firestone Industrial Products Co. tapped company veteran Mark Hilburger to lead strategic marketing efforts as executive director of marketing. Hilburger will develop and oversee all product-marketing initiatives for the company. "During his 21-year career with the company, Mark has proven himself to be a strategic leader with a deep understanding of the global commercial vehicle, industrial and automotive industries," said Scott Damon, FSIP president. Hilburger joined Firestone in 1995 as product engineer, air spring development. Most recently, as global automotive OEM business manager, he created a strategic plan for further expansion into the automotive channel. Source:

Speedco Opens Spokane Store

Speedco, a national provider of on-highway preventive maintenance and tire service to the commercial trucking industry, recently hosted a grand opening of a retail store location in Spokane, Wash. This is the first Speedco location in Spokane and the business' 52nd store in the U.S. Speedco is owned and operated by Bridgestone. Source:
New Firestone Industrial Marketing Exec.
Mark Hilburger will develop all product-marketing initiatives
GPS Insight Makes ‘Inc. 5000’ Again
Fleet-tracking software company appears for seventh consecutive year
Speedco Opens Spokane Store
Store is the company’s 52nd in the U.S.

Seven Conferences [b]at AT Expo

The American Towman Exposition in Baltimore, Md., once again will feature a stellar seminar program led by industry stalwarts. Tow business owners will benefit from the information provided at this year's AT Academy, taking place Nov. 18-20.

The Academy features more than 30 seminars to choose from in seven conferences: Towing & Recovery, Operations, Tow Management, Police Towing, Survival, Getting Paid by the Motor Clubs, and Diversification. A passport to attend all of the seminars is $75. Register today at

NRC's 50/65CSR

cover 50 65 3cee8The 367" boom reach combined with NRC Industries' Slider System is designed to allow you to safely reach the unreachable, every time. With a 65-ton capacity and standard winch capacity of 50,000-lbs., NRC's 50/65CSR allows you to target big jobs with greater profit potential. See all that NRC Industries has to offer at the American Towman Exposition, Nov. 18-20, Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md.
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Find Your Place [b]of Peace

Nothing relaxes me more than music. Be it letting my iPod roll through the 20,000 tracks it holds, experiencing a live jazz performance or even playing my congas in church service, music allows me to "take it down" after a busy work day or week.

It's important that we find those places of peace, where the batteries re-charge and the mind unwinds.

Tow Business Editor Don Archer wrote a somewhat humorous column this week for the Tow Business & Operations page you'll want to read. It tells the true-to-life tale of a towman who has a hard time getting away from the business—mentally and emotionally.

I got a kick out of it, and I'm sure you will too.
--Charles Duke
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