The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association will open a section of the 2009 International Big R Show for heavy Duty Engine Suppliers so engine remanufacturers in the heavy duty side of the business will be attracted to the combined trade show.

The 2009 International BIG R Show is being co-located with the ATRA Powertrain Expo Nov. 1-2 at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas just prior to the opening of the AAPEX and SEMA shows and will offer emphasis on the diesel engine remanufacturing market.

APRA's Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group announced at the recent HD Reman Summit in Orlando that it would work to provide a venue for diesel engine remanufacturers and distributors to meet and network with their peers.

"The International Big R Show is a natural place for the diesel engine community to meet for technical meetings and networking among all constituents of the remanufacturing marketplace," says Bill Gager, APRA president. "The equipment suppliers to the diesel market and the distributors serving that market will also be able to share their needs and marketing expertise with the other product lines in the HDRG. The heavy-duty transmission, axle and steering market use machining and cleaning equipment one might find in a diesel shop and vice-versa."

The inclusion of the diesel engine market constituents into the Big R Show was first suggested by several engine parts suppliers a couple of years ago. The needs of the remanufacturing industry to combine show facilities into one all-encompassing exhibit seemed to be a natural thing to do in today's economy.

An organizing committee consisting of HDRG and several diesel engine rebuilders/distributors and component manufacturers has been formed to facilitate the inclusion of the diesel engine market into the International Big R Show. Exhibit space is now available for engine parts and equipment suppliers and information can be obtained from Bill Gager at or by calling 703-968-2772 ext 103.