Driving Force Action Launches Campaign to Educate Virginia Voters on Repealing the Commonwealth’s Internal...
ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 20, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Driving Force Action (DFA), a nationwide alliance of gearheads, car enthusiasts, and automotive small businesses, launched a new campaign in Virginia today aimed at educating voters about the importance of repealing the state's internal combustion engine (ICE) ban. DFA's statewide campaign will inform Virginia voters about the importance of selecting statehouse candidates committed to rolling back the ICE ban legislation passed in 2021. The campaign comes as Governor Glenn Youngkin has pledged to repeal the ban, setting the stage for a crucial policy shift in the state that returns power to voters in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Virginia ICE ban, enacted in 2021, linked the state's emission standards to those of California, effectively adopting California's burdensome rules banning the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. DFA's Virginia campaign will highlight the critical need for Virginians to have a say in their state's automotive policies rather than allowing California bureaucrats to dictate their future.
"Virginians deserve the right to determine their own automotive future," said DFA spokesperson Riley Ploch. "By linking Virginia's emission standards to California's, we are essentially allowing another state to make decisions that negatively impact Virginia's economy, jobs, and personal choices. That's unacceptable and we're encouraging voters to take action at the ballot box."
The campaign will focus its efforts on key Senate districts across Virginia and urge voters to support candidates who, if elected to the state legislature, are fully committed to Governor Youngkin's commitment to repeal the ICE ban. By targeting these districts, DFA aims to ensure that voters are well-informed about the potential consequences of the ICE ban and the importance of electing legislators who prioritize the interests of Commonwealth citizens over those of unelected California bureaucrats.
DFA plans to engage and inform Virginia voters through grassroots outreach, digital and traditional advertising, community events, and social media campaigns. These efforts will emphasize the automotive industry's vital role in the state's economy and the potential for job loss and economic impact if the ICE ban remains in place.
The campaign's central message, "Why are we allowing California bureaucrats to make rules for Virginia?" will encourage voters to consider the implications of ceding Virginia's legislative independence to California bureaucrats more than 2,500 miles away from Virginia voters.
For more information about the Driving Force Action campaign and its efforts to roll back the ICE ban in Virginia, please visit www.drivingforceaction.org or contact DFA spokesperson Riley Ploch at [email protected].
Driving Force Action is a project of the Specialty Equipment Marketers Association (SEMA), a trade association that represents the $52.8 billion specialty automotive aftermarket industry. The specialty automotive aftermarket creates over 24,000 jobs in the Commonwealth and contributes $373 million in state and local taxes. Founded in 1963, SEMA has a diverse membership of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams, and more.Contact Information:
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RICHFIELD, Ohio, September 13, 2023 (Newswire.com) - MobilityWorks®, the nation's largest provider of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, mobility equipment and services, has been recognized as one of America's Greatest Workplaces 2023 by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group.
MobilityWorks achieved a perfect 5-star rating based on results from a national survey on benefits, workplace environment, career development and more. MobilityWorks was the only company recognized that operates in the Mobility segment.
"We view our team members as our greatest strategic advantage and are dedicated to protecting, nurturing and developing our purpose-driven culture with a focus on communication, recognition, achievement and accountability," said Bryan Everett, Chief Executive Officer. "Being recognized as one of America's Greatest Workplaces is meaningful for our entire team and validates our efforts to provide a workplace where individuals, team culture and business can all thrive."
Newsweek and data firm Plant-A Insights Group conducted a large employer survey of more than 61,000 people living and working in the U.S. for companies that employ at least 1,000 workers. The study collected more than 389,000 reviews that ranked and evaluated companies in eight categories: company image, corporate culture, working environment, work-life balance, training and career progression, compensation and benefits, sustainability awareness and proactive management of a diverse workforce.
"We're committed to delivering a world-class experience for all of our team members in each of our business segments including MobilityWorks, Driverge® Vehicle Innovations, and U.S. Upfitters," said MobilityWorks' Christine Schaefer, Chief Human Resources Officer. "We serve a very important mission, and our goal is to attract, develop and retain the very best talent possible."
To learn more about MobilityWorks' company culture and values, visit www.mobilityworks.com/careers/.
MobilityWorks (aka WMK, LLC) is a Cleveland, Ohio-based company that employs specially trained Certified Mobility Consultants to work closely with its clients to understand their specific transportation needs in finding the right vehicle solution. MobilityWorks is a portfolio company of Flexpoint Ford, a private equity firm that specializes in investments in the healthcare and financial services industries. Founded in 1997 with one location, MobilityWorks has been recognized on the Inc. 500|5000 list of Inc. Magazine's fastest-growing privately held companies. MobilityWorks Commercial is the largest provider of commercial wheelchair vans in the country. Driverge Vehicle Innovations is the manufacturing division of WMK, LLC and is the country's leading builder of commercial accessible vans, shuttles, transporters and work vans and is Ford Motor Company's largest mobility upfitter. Learn more about MobilityWorks at www.mobilityworks.com. Learn more about Driverge at www.driverge.com.
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SAINT-LAURENT, Quebec, September 7, 2023 (Newswire.com) - ProEV, a division of Electrical Components International, is proud to be exhibiting at The Battery Show, the premier event for the North American battery and EV ecosystem. The event, from September 12-14 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, brings together more than 15,000 engineers and business leaders from more than 775 battery and EV manufacturers to spotlight the latest developments in commercial EV high-voltage technology.
ProEV, the center of excellence for electric vehicles at ECI, will display and demonstrate its newest emerging electrification and high-voltage cable technology and safety-critical solutions at Booth 1957. The company said it expects the demonstrations to generate noteworthy discussions on high-voltage cables, which are essential in the development of commercial EVs.
"The Battery Show offers an unparalleled opportunity to exhibit our technology and meet with the top industry companies," said Jarred Knecht, President of ProEV. "It is a significant platform for conversations around evolving technology. Attendees can anticipate an enlightening experience from ProEV's participation."
Knecht said one strength of The Battery Show is how it creates opportunities for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to visit and learn from exhibitors about the supply chain for the electric vehicle market and how to partner with other manufacturers.
"We are always keeping up-to-date on the latest technologies to make sure we understand what is coming up in the future, and The Battery Show allows us to garner ideas with potential partners on how we can advance technology," Knecht said. "We can show new technical solutions, like how we are working with new interconnect solutions, more advanced connectors, more advanced high-voltage systems. We are inspecting and tracing all of our products using our proprietary AI, KonnectAI, a gap creator that is in line with our autonomous, zero-defect future."
Knecht said the show also will allow ProEV and other suppliers to demonstrate the strength of their supply chains and their ability to deliver what OEMs need. "We have long-term agreements with our customers, so their supply is solid," he said. "We have allocated capacity and support all raw materials, so they are protected. The theme today, and that we will see at the show, is about how to protect the supply chain in the future and learn and evolve from the past. We want to make sure it is solid because now, as volumes are already climbing."
The Battery Show also provides opportunities for component manufacturers who are not yet involved in vehicle electrification.
"If they want to figure out how they could use their products in electric vehicles, or manufacture different products for EV, they should definitely attend the show to educate themselves on where there might be opportunities and establish supply partners," Knecht said. "Any OEM that is building anything electric should attend this show because it gives them a perspective on the underlying componentry and technologies of what's available and what's coming."
To meet the ProEV team at The Battery Show, schedule an onsite meeting by contacting Catherine Dela Cruz at [email protected]. Individual sessions can provide exclusive opportunities for an in-depth examination of ProEV's latest electrification and high-voltage solutions and discussion about safety-critical components.
ProEV™, a division of Electrical Components International (ECI), www.ecintl.com, is a center of excellence for electric vehicles within ECI. The company serves global electric vehicle players in the development and manufacture of their vehicle platforms. Founded in 1953, Electrical Components International is one of the world's leading wire harness manufacturers, as well as other critical engineered components for diverse markets. With 25,000 employees and 40 manufacturing locations worldwide, ECI creates smart, connected, and electrified solutions that enable the most advanced technologies to solve the most complex challenges. To learn more about ProEV™, visit https://proelectricvehicle.com.Contact Information:
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