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BADA, a leading U.S. manufacturer of wheel weights, has been honored with the prestigious 2014 Partners in Transformation Award from Sears Holdings Corporation for its implementation of a closed-loop recycling program. Read More

Hennessy Industries, the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America, has launched the Coats® Vero Series™ V200 Wheel Balancer for immediate distribution. 

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Hennessy Industries, Inc., manufacturer of Coats® tire changers and wheel balancers, has unveiled two new wheel balancer models under the Coats brand. Read More
Hennessy Industries, Inc., manufacturer of Coats® tire changers and wheel balancers, has added the ProGuard Plus™ Leverless tire changer. Read More
Hennessy Industries, Inc., the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America, has hired Jessica Camarda as its newest marketing specialist. Read More
Hennessy Industries, Inc., the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America, has added two models to its BaseLine™ by COATS® tire changer family: the BL200MC and the BL400MC with Robo Arm®. Read More
Hennessy Industries, Inc., the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America, has launched a new line of auto lifts under the BaseLine™ by COATS® brand. Similar to BaseLine by COATS tire changers and wheel balancers, the new line of lifts is designed specifically for shops that want quality lifts at affordable prices. Read More
Hennessy Industries, Inc.’s BADA wheel weights manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky., was recently named a recipient of the 2013 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award. The Bowling Green BADA facility is now a two-time winner of the award, having also won in 2012. Read More
Hennessy Industries, Inc., manufacturer of COATS® wheel servicing equipment, is launching the “Lights, Camera, COATS” contest in an effort to encourage customers to send video testimonials about why they trust the brand for wheel servicing needs. Read More
For the sixth time in 15 years, the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) has named Hennessy Industries, Inc., its Supplier of the Year. Hennessy, the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America, is the first company to receive the award six times. Read More
Hennessy Industries, Inc., the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America, has been recognized by the Smyrna Airport and the crew of “Fifi,” a World War II-era B-29 aircraft and the flagship of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). The crew and the airport called on Hennessy Industries, Inc., to service a tire change on the weekend of July 4. Read More
Hennessy Industries, Inc., the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America, has introduced the patented Laser-Guided Weight Placement Tool for its COATS balancers. Read More

Hennessy Industries, Inc., the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America, has introduced its industry-leading Grip Max Plus Clamps for its X-Series and APX Series tire changers.

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Hennessy Industries, Inc., has been named a recipient of the Above and Beyond Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense operational committee. 

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Industrials and Automotive executive Sanjay Chowbey has been named president of Hennessy Industries, Inc., the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America. 

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Hennessy Industries, Inc., the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America, has hired Jon Woodlee as its vertical marketing manager. 

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Hennessy Industries’ BADA wheel weight manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky., has been named a recipient of the inaugural General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 2012. Read More

LA VERGNE, Tenn.Hennessy Industries’ COATS ® brand has made two significant upgrades to its heavy-duty wheel-balancer line. The first is the addition of the 6450-2D to COATS’ line of Direct-Drive heavy-duty balancers. The second is the launch of Dual Calibration Software (DCS™), which enhances the auto and light-truck applications on the 6450 platform. 

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Hennessy Industries, Inc., the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America, has promoted Hans Smith to manager of customer service.

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Hennessy Industries has released the COATS® Model 70X Leverless Tire Changer, the newest addition to its popular X-series line of tire changers. In addition to the release of the 70X Leverless, Hennessy introduced the COATS® EL-X™ Express Lane Inflation System as an optional feature for all COATS® Rim Clamp® tire changers.

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Hennessy Industries has announced the addition of three new models to its BaseLine by COATS tire changer family: the BL300, BL400 and BL500. Just like the previously released BL200, these new tire changers are designed specifically for light-duty or low-volume tire service needs. For shops where tire service is an important, but not primary, source of business, all four BaseLine models offer reliable, economical alternatives to pre-owned equipment.

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Hennessy Industries’ BADA division has announced the launch of two new styles of steel Tape-A-Weight products, designed to offer a low-profile alternative for adhesive weight-balancing jobs where brake caliper clearance is of concern.

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Wheel-Service equipment manufacturer, Hennessy Industries, has growing presence in China as its line of products will be exhibited in two upcoming trade shows: the Automechanicka-Shanghai Conference in December 2010 and the Auto Maintenance & Repair Conference in Beijing late February 2012.

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Hennessy Industries has announced the launch of a new line of tire changers and wheel balancers – BaseLine™ by COATS – designed specifically for light-duty or low-volume tire service needs. The BL200 tire changer and BL225 wheel balancer are the first BaseLine by COATS models to be offered, and are designed specifically for those shops where tire service is an important, but not primary, service offering.

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Hennessy Industries’ COATS brand has announced the launch of a new heavy-duty wheel balancer, the 6450-3D, designed to quickly and accurately balance the most demanding heavy-duty truck tires. The 6450-3D is the latest addition to COATS line of patented direct drive balancers.

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New York Gets the Lead Out

3/31/2011 12:26 PM

Beginning April 1, 2011, the sale and installation of lead wheel weights will be banned in the state of New York, continuing a nationwide trend with a positive impact on the environment. Read More

Hennessy Industries has announced the winners of “The Search for the Oldest COATS® Direct Drive Balancer” contest. Jim and Abe Torro, co-owners of Orange Auto Center in Orange, Calif., were named the grand-prize winners after entering their 30-year-old direct drive balancer into the contest. The brothers will receive a trip to Las Vegas and a new COATS® 1250-3DV balancer.

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Hennessy Industries’ BADA® division has launched three new styles of steel Tape-A-Weight products, announced Kevin Keefe, Hennessy Industries’ vice president of marketing. Read More
Hennessy Industries has announced the launch of a fall promotional contest, “The Search for the Oldest COATS Direct Drive Balancer,” that gives COATS direct drive balancer owners a chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas and a new 1250-3DV balancer. The contest will run from Oct. 11 through Dec. 3. Read More

Hennessy Industries, Inc., has launched the new COATS Leverless Bead Lifter, an attachment upgrade that retrofits the COATS APX, 9024 and 70X series Rim Clamp tire changers.

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Hennessy Industries Inc. is offering independent tire dealers double rebates on several of its COATS brand tire changers and balancers for a limited time.

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Hennessy Industries said it has revamped its BADA wheel weights website (www.steelwheelweights.com) to keep customers better informed about legislative activity regarding the phase-out of lead wheel weights.

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Hennessy Industries’ COATS brand will launch a new line of rim clamp tire changers designed to offer customers more price options and increased customization, officials announced today.

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Goodyear has selected Hennessy Industries’ BADA brand to supply its retail and Just Tires network with steel wheel weights.

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Hennessy Industries recently kicked off the summer with a picnic and charity event at the company’s La Vergne headquarters that raised $10,000 for the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund.

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The state of Washington’s Department of Ecology announced recently its endorsement of steel wheel weights over other lead alternatives, a move that drew praise from the industry’s largest producer of wheel weights.

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Environmental concerns prompt states and businesses to transition from lead to steel wheel weights. As an increasing number of states, municipalities, manufacturers and retailers make the transition – either voluntarily or through legislation – from lead to steel wheel weights, Hennessy Industries, manufacturer of the BADA® line of steel wheel weights, continues to notch record sales, now having shipped nearly 300 million steel wheel weights to vehicle manufacturers around the world and tire dealers nationwide. Read More

Hennessy Industries has announced that Tim Gilmore has been named president of the La Vergne, Tenn.-based company. Gilmore previously served as senior vice president of sales and service for Matco Tools, which along with Hennessy is a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation.

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BADA has launched a line of steel wheel weights for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and several new styles of steel Tape-A-Weights® as part of an expansion of what already was the industry's most complete line of steel wheel weights.

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Hennessy Industries has announced the promotion of Mike Wilcox to vice president sales worldwide, effective Nov. 1. He formerly was vice president sales North America.

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The new and improved series features several major upgrades designed to increase application coverage and decrease floor-to-floor times.

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The BADA division of Hennessy Industries, Inc., recently recognized six employees for extraordinary service during special ceremonies at the company’s Bowling Green, Ky., plant.

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Ford Motor Company presented its Q1 Award to the BADA division of Hennessy Industries, Inc., in ceremonies at the company’s Bowling Green, Ky., plant on Sept. 3.

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With an increasing number of car owners looking for ways to be more environmentally responsible, a new website launched today educates consumers on a simple, but often overlooked, step they can take to be ‘greener’ drivers.

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Adding to what is already the industry’s most complete line of steel wheel weights, BADA® has launched the LHFE line of weights for Chrysler vehicles.

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Hennessy Industries is proud to announce their new line of COATS® Heavy Duty (CHD) Series tire changers. The COATS CHD-9551, CHD-9043, CHD-9041, CHD-6330 and CHD-4730 models make up the most complete line of Euro-style heavy duty tire changers available on today’s market. Read More

BADA, a division of Hennessy Industries, is pleased to announce the launch of a new microsite,  www.steelwheelweights.com, aimed at promoting the environmental benefits of its BADA steel wheel weights.

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The AMMCO 4000E, the easiest to use and most ergonomic lathe ever made, is now available to make all of your rotor refinishing projects easier, faster, and more precise.

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Recognizing the need for light- and medium-duty wheel balancers, Hennessy Industries has introduced the COATS 775, 875 and 1175 wheel balancers. The three new models were designed to help shop owners add revenue and generate repeat business.

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In an effort to help shops and dealers achieve fast, custom wheel balancing, Hennessy Industries has introduced the COATS® 1250-3DV wheel balancer. Designed for ease of use, the new balancer seeks to help shops increase profits by streamlining operation and providing self-training capabilities.

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Hennessy Industries' new COATS® On-Board Operator Training (COBOT), accessory brings wheel service training directly to the service technician.

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Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Coats APX90, Hennessy Industries is pleased to announce the newest addition to the APX tire changer family - the COATS® APX80 A/E Rim Clamp®.

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Entries are now being accepted for the 2007 Tire Review Top Shop Award presented by Hennessy Industries, a new program that seeks to honor the "best of the best" independent tire dealers in the U.S. and Canada.

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With wheels and tires rapidly getting bigger, heavier and tougher, tire service today is more challenging than it has ever been – and choosing the right equipment is critical. At the SEMA Show 2006, Hennessy Industries today unveiled the COATS APX90 Tire Changer – the ultimate in versatility, performance and ease of use.

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Today's tires and rims are bigger than ever before, and COATS® has the solution for meeting these evolving application demands - and with your existing COATS Tire Changer.


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Hennessy Industries, manufacturer of COATS Tire Changers and Wheel Balancers, AMMCO Brake Lathes and Lifts, and BADA Wheel Weights, is adding a new cost-saving technology to its XR-series and 1250 Wheel Balancers. The technology is called EconoBalance and is an alternative approach to balancing a tire and wheel assembly.


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The newest brake lathe from Hennessy Industries, the AMMCO® 4000B-SP, is designed for speed, enabling busy shops to turn standard work quicker and easier. Using single-speed spindle and feed rates, it efficiently cuts rotors in one pass, with a high-quality finish.

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Hennessy Industries has introduced its newest tire changer, the COATS® 5040 A/E Rim Clamp®, which can service tire and wheel assemblies up to 21 inches wide. The 5040 A/E Rim Clamp® Tire Changer is designed for shops looking to add service capacity and greater wheel protection.

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The newest vehicle lift from Ammco, the Ammco V-Series 2n1 Lift, delivers an unprecedented combination of affordability, reliability, versatility, and ease-of-use for auto repair shops.

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At SEMA this week, Hennessy Industries unveiled the Model 1250 Wheel Balancer, the latest COATS® product designed to make weight placement faster, easier and more accurate.

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Hennessy Industries and Ford Engineering have introduced a balancer cone and fixed finger plate developed specifically for improving wheel service for certain Ford trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs).

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Coats’ XR1750 Video Wheel Balancer has proven to be a technician favorite. And after soliciting “Voice of the Customer” feedback from the field, Coats now offers three configurations of the model, affording users a wider range of choices when shopping for a fully-featured front-line wheel balancer. Read More

Last year, Coats’ all new XR 1800 wheel balancer got lots of attention. Technicians loved it. It was recognized as one of the top tools of the year. And sales were even stronger than Coats anticipated.

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Tackling tough wheel balancing jobs just got a lot easier, thanks to the Coats XR 1850 wheel balancer. It is designed to simplify even tricky diagnostic balancing tasks, speeding the process and guiding technicians to the proper balancing solutions.

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Designed to Handle Larger Aftermarket Wheels - Coats’ new 9024E model is a tire changer that can handle virtually any job, from the simplest to the most complex, and any wheel up to 26”.

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