About Our Partners
Auto Club of Southern California – AAA
The Automobile Club of Southern California is the largest affiliate in the American Automobile Association. With its affiliates and subsidiaries the Auto Club of Southern California serves more than 10 million members in Southern California, AAA Alabama, AAA Hawaii, AAA Missouri, AAA New Mexico, AAA Northern New England and AAA Texas. Most often recognized for its industry leading roadside assistance service, the Auto Club also provides members with competitively priced auto, home, life, and power sports insurance. Auto Club members have access to many additional benefits, including the AAA full service travel agency and trip planning services, AAA Discount programs, AAA Credit Card, pre-negotiated car buying program, guaranteed AAA auto repair services, and more. AAA is also active in consumer protection initiatives such as automotive testing and analysis, as well as highway, transportation, and teen driver safety programs.
Carlisle Companies Incorporated is a diversified global manufacturing company. Carlisle’s diverse product lines serve the construction materials, commercial roofing, specialty tire and wheel, power transmission, off-road and performance brake and friction, foodservice, aerospace and test & measurement industries. Carlisle is a publicly held company traded over the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CSL.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for approximately 800,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq-100 company and component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
Discount Tire, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the world’s largest independent tire and wheel retailer. Also known as America’s Tire in Oregon and some parts of California, Discount Tire currently operates more than 750 stores in 22 states across the country. You’ll find the same friendly, knowledgeable staff, low prices and great selection in every location. You can research, order and make an appointment for service by visiting us on the web at www.discounttire.com or www.americastire.com. Don’t have a Discount or America’s tire store in your city or state? You can shop at our Discount Tire Direct store, on the web.
EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We manufacture and distribute reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide.
Gulfstream has led the evolution of business and personal aviation since the 1958 debut of the Gulfstream I, the world’s first purpose-built business aircraft. Today, Gulfstream produces the world’s most advanced business aircraft, with innovations from nose to tail and wingtip to wingtip, all while offering unmatched global product support and service.
Hitachi Group Companies
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company is engaged in the development,manufacture, sales and services of automotive components, transportation related components, industrial machines and systems, and offers a wide range of automotive systems including engine management systems, electric power train systems, drive control systems car information systems, and providing leadership within Hitachi Automotive Systems’ global operations as the regional headquarters in the Americas For more information, please visit the company's website.
Kimberly-Clark Professional is an indispensable business partner, delivering leading-edge health, hygiene and productivity solutions that provide tangible value every day, everywhere. Known for innovative, quality solutions for away-from-home washrooms, “clean” and “industrial” manufacturing environments, and DIY settings, the global brands of Kimberly- Clark Professional include Kleenex, Scott, Kimcare, WypAll, KleenGuard, and Kimtech. With the acquisition of Jackson Safety, Kimberly-Clark Professional offers an even broader range of PPE and other safety offerings, including market-leading welding and work zone safety products. Kimberly-Clark Professional, located in Roswell, Ga., is one of Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s four business segments.
Lasik Vision Institute
With more than 1,000,000 LASIK eye surgery procedures performed, The LASIK Vision Institute® provides the best quality laser vision correction for the best value. Discover why we’re a trusted leader when it comes to expertise, affordability, and convenience.
Lincoln Electric’s commitment to providing the most innovative, cost-effective, quality welding and cutting solutions is one that has guided our company for more than 100 years. This, coupled with our technological leadership and worldwide manufacturing and distribution resources, enables us to provide competent and reliable solutions for each of our customers.
Mazak Corporation is the North American manufacturing, sales and support arm of the leading international machine tool builder, Yamazaki Mazak Corporation in Oguchi, Japan. It produces machine tools and systems for the precision machining of metal parts, including CNC turning centers, horizontal and vertical machining centers, Multi-Tasking machining centers, turnkey cells, and software solutions. The Technology Center Network’s North American hub is in Florence, KY. Regional Technology Centers are located in Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, Hartford, CT, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada and Monterrey, Mexico.
Mitsui & Co. USA
Incorporated in the state of New York in 1966, Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. (“Mitsui USA”) is engaged in business investment, project development and management, and capital goods leasing and technology transfer, in addition to traditional businesses of a Sogo Shosha (general trading company) such as import, export, off-shore trade and domestic wholesale. Mitsui USA operates in 10 business ares and maintains nine offices, with a head office in New York City.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
For 70 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes—to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com. PPG manufactures a variety of refinishing materials for cars, trucks, fleet and industrial vehicles which also support Team Penske on and off the track. Look for the following product lines to service your various coatings needs: Delfleet® Evolution; Delfleet Essential®; Desothane® Evolution; Deltron®; Nexa AutocolorTM 2KTM; Global Refinish System®; Envirobase® High Performance; Aquabase® Plus; Vibrance Collection®.
Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with 101,000 employees in more than 90 countries. Shell delivers a diverse range of energy solutions and petrochemicals to customers worldwide. These include transporting and trading oil and gas, marketing natural gas, producing and selling fuel for ships and planes, generating electricity and providing energy efficiency advice. Shell also produces and sells petrochemical building blocks to industrial customers globally, and is investing in making renewable and lower-carbon energy sources competitive for large-scale use. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs more than 20,000 people delivering energy in a responsible manner. Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, is a leader in the refining, transportation and marketing of fuels, and has a network of approximately 6,100 branded gasoline stations in the Western United States. Shell Oil Company is a 50 percent owner of Motiva Enterprises LLC, along with Saudi Refining, Inc. Motiva Enterprises LLC refines and markets branded products through approximately 8,200 Shell-branded stations in the Eastern and Southern United States. Pennzoil® is the no. 1 selling motor oil and one of the most trusted brands in America. The Pennzoil line of quality products meets or exceeds industry specifications to offer exceptional engine cleansing and protection, and includes Pennzoil Ultra™ motor oil with Hyper Cleansing Technology™, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil, Pennzoil Gold™ motor oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil® Advanced Protection motor oil, and Pennzoil Marine® engine oil.
SKF USA Inc.
SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2010 were SEK 61,029 million and the number of employees was 44,742.
Snap-on Tools Company, LLC is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics and equipment solutions for professional users. Product lines include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions which are used by technicians and professionals at independent repair shops, vehicle dealerships and repair centers and in the marine, powersports and aviation industries. Snap-on is one of the largest non-food franchise companies in the world, selling its products through more than 4,000 franchisees worldwide and through company-direct sales and over the Internet. Snap-on Tools is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, which was founded in 1920 and is a $2.8 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisc.
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Wurth is Quality. The Wurth Companies of North America provide customers with everything they need to succeed in the Automotive, Industrial and Woodworking Industries. Whether it be a small body shop or nationwide fleet maintenance company, Wurth USA offers the unparalleled selection and unbeatable service that is synonymous with the Wurth brand. Wurth Industry of North America specializes in the creation and management of vendor managed inventory programs for industrial production. With 420,000 line items available, Wurth Industry of North America is the most complete C parts supplier in the industry. Wurth North American Wood Division companies build strong partnerships for the cabinet and woodworking professional by providing premier manufacturer brands combined with superior delivery systems through their own fleet. The Wurth Group’s 400 companies throughout 84 countries serve over 3 million customers every day, through 32,000 sales representatives.