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Cross-disciplinary training attended by N.Y. first responders
Negotiating power, phone lines and more, dump is recovered
Remote-controlled lift has rated lifting capacity of 14,000 lbs.
MotoLease managing partner/COO selected for honor by CARS
Dodge/Jerr-Dan unit dedicated to fallen towman
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Custom-painting a wrecker is a many-layered process; and this seminar will cover the differences in custom-painting versus wrapping, the costs involved and the different values of both processes. It’s led by Cecil Burrowes of Cecil Customs, whose tow truck artwork has garnered many wrecker pageant awards nationwide. Don’t miss his “Custom Painting vs. Wrap” seminar next Sunday during the American Towman Exposition, November 17-19, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
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American Towman Magazine Presents the Week in TowingNovember 22 - November 28, 2017

Towman Ward Killed on Track

Nearly 200 people gathered in chilly weather early Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The night before, racer and towman Jackie Ward, owner of Grand Strand Towing, lost his life there after crashing into a wall on a turn following a collision, according to a racetrack official. "Jackie Ward was a part of the racing community and our family at the speedway, he will be missed," a racetrack representative wrote on Facebook. Source:
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Tow Truck Displays WWII Veterans

Though he never served in the armed forces, Steven Rhinehart wants to make sure the stories of Reedsburg, Wisconsin-area veterans who served in World War II are shared with the community. Rhinehart owns Steve's Auto Service in Reedsburg and remodeled his heavy-duty tow truck with different pictures from the conflict to help keep the memory of those veterans alive. Rhinehart said the pictures primarily have come from his family photo album and from a friend who served in WWII. "It's for the veterans in honor of what they have done and how they have served," he said. "They have given up a lot." Source:

Whealon Towing Honored

The Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) City Council honored Whealon Towing for its help with the Fire and Rescue Department's Survive Alive House each year. The Department uses the house to teach fifth graders how to safely get out of a burning building. Whealon Towing has stored and transported the home every year for free. Fire Chief Peter O'Leary pointed out Whealon also donates cars for the department's auto extrication training. City Council President Karyn Merkel and Chief O'Leary presented Dave Whealon with the proclamation. Source:
Tow Truck Displays WWII Veterans
Truck shows photos of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, vets
Towman Ward Killed on Track
Racer-towman killed crashing into wall following collision
Whealon Towing Honored
Helps fire department annually with program for fifth graders

Police Commissioner Lauds Towers

Suggesting the country would be in a bad fix without towers or police providing their services, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis addressed the Spirit Ride Ceremony during the American Towman Exposition this past Friday. The Commissioner kept his commitment to speak at the Baltimore Convention Center just one day after Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter was gunned down. The Ceremony held a moment of silence for Suiter along with first responders killed on the roadside.

The Spirit casket was escorted through the Inner Harbor earlier in the day by a detail of eight police motorcycle units. AT Expo drew record crowds this past Nov. 17-19, while the ceremonial casket lay on display near the wrecker pageant. Over 250 industry suppliers exhibited.
American Towman Exposition
• November 22 - November 28, 2017

It’s Baltimore Time Again!

I'm looking forward to seeing so many of you at American Towman Exposition XXVIIII! This one, like all of 'em, is sure to produce a treasure trove of great moments and wonderful memories.

From the hospitality events to the seminars to the activity on the show floor to all networking opportunities, the Exposition gives the towing industry an opportunity to catch up with one another and renew friendships.

It's also a time to see what's new and innovative in the towing industry. With 250 suppliers on the show floor, I'm sure you'll see something that will hold you in awe.

I was a part of the first one all the way back in 1989—and I'm just in awe as to how much the show and the industry has grown since then.

So, if you see a flurry of "blurry figures" in and around the Baltimore Convention Center this weekend, don't be alarmed; your eyesight is just fine. It will just be the American Towman staff flitting here to there, making sure that you have a great time.

So, as I used to say on the radio: "Don't meet me there—BEAT me there," and be sure to enjoy American Towman Exposition XXVIIII.

--Charles Duke
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Vulcan V-70

vulcan-v70-main 1f132For the right mix of power, performance and value, Miller Industries said that its Vulcan's V-70 is the intelligent choice for heavy-duty integrated towing and recovery equipment. Vital components are fabricated from high yield steel to minimize weight to allow for more legal payload while maximizing strength and durability. Now available with an optional third winch, the company said the V-70 now has even greater recovery capabilities. See what Miller Industries has to offer at the American Towman Exposition taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center, November 17-19, in Baltimore, Maryland.
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WreckMaster President Justin Cruse said that the WreckMaster Convention will bring together towers from all over North America to provide a unique and beneficial opportunity to broaden knowledge.
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