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Tire Changing: Grip Max Plus Clamps

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LA VERGNE, Tenn. July 26, 2013; 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.

COATS' Grip Max Plus Clamps will offer:

* Increased Capability - Updated jaw profile accommodates newer rim flange profiles

* Improved Grip on Polished Wheels - New material and wider grip contact area will further minimize slip on polished wheels, offering twice the slip resistance of conventional clamp covers

* Improved Durability - COATS' Grip Max Plus Clamps last 30 percent longer than conventional clamp covers

"We believe that our COATS wheel service equipment and accessories are the most competitive products on the market," said Kevin Keefe, Hennessy Industries' vice president of marketing. "The new Grip Max Plus Clamps are our most dynamic tire changing accessory to date, and we know they offer shop technicians further versatility as they work on a variety of automobiles."

COATS Grip Max Plus Clamps improve upon the long-recognized preferred tire changing clamps - COATS Grip Max. The updated design will carry the Grip Max legacy forward through its wide-range capacity that adapts to a variety of rim sizes versus fixed clamps that require additional adapters. In addition, the Grip Max Plus Clamps offer a low cost of ownership, and their integrated plastic protectors keep clamps from damaging the rim during operation.

About Hennessy Industries

Hennessy Industries manufactures COATS(r), BaseLine by COATS, AMMCO(r) and BADA(r) products, and is the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America. Hennessy is recognized for its state-of-the-art technology in the manufacturing of COATS tire changers and wheel balancers, AMMCO brake lathes and lifts, and BADA wheel-balancing weights.

Hennessy is headquartered in La Vergne, Tenn., with manufacturing facilities in Tennessee and Kentucky. To learn more about Hennessy and COATS, visit