Lead Wheel Weights On The Way Out!

I ran across this press release, I thought it was pretty cool. I always wondered when it would become non politically correct to sell lead wheel weights. Just one of those goofy things you wonder as your day goes by as an auto partsman LOL.  Is it related to classic cars? Only vaguely but I thought for those environmentally conscious folks you might like to read this. Happy Hunting! :)

Source: pr.com

Ramsey, NJ, July 03, 2012 –(PR.com)– Wurth USA, Inc., (WURTH USA) a leading provider of top-quality automotive shop supplies, fasteners, and tools, announced the launch of their earth-friendly wheel weight initiative today.

In an effort to support the National Lead Free Wheel Weight Initiative started by The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Company has eliminated lead wheel weights from their automotive and truck product lines effective July 1st, making them the first major aftermarket distributor to stop selling Lead Wheel Weights for cars and trucks. A complete line of lead-free alternatives is currently available.

“At WURTH, we’re committed to offering solutions that promote a healthier environment for everyone,” stated Michael Krause, President and CEO of WURTH USA, “We’ll continue to provide superior products that encourage positive environmental changes.” (editors note: company “spin” lol)

WURTH’s full offering of steel and zinc wheel weights provide the same fit, form and function as their lead counterparts and are engineered with the superior quality that has become synonymous with the WURTH brand.

About Würth USA Inc.
WURTH USA is a leading supplier of high-quality automotive parts, products, and services. The Company’s extensive inventory of hardware, chemicals, fasteners, hand tools and more provides their customers with everything they need to succeed.

Founded in 1969 as WURTH Fastener Corporation, WURTH USA is headquartered in a 73,000 square foot office/warehouse complex in Ramsey, NJ. With expanded distribution throughout the United States, the Company works together with 500 employees to service more than 40,000 customers.

In 2011, WURTH extended their product offering to include cargo and fleet maintenance solutions for trucking companies, fleet maintenance shops, and cargo parts and service managers.

For more information, visit www.wurthusa.com.

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