Established American gasket manufacturer brings Magnum brand directly to the aftermarket.


Bannockburn, IL - As auto parts conglomerates face the challenge of finding offshore sources with consistent quality and delivery, Magnum Gaskets has entered the automotive aftermarket with a line of American-made, premium quality gasket sets for cars and light trucks. For almost twenty years, Magnum’s parent company, Modern Silicone Technologies Inc. (MSI), has been the premier supplier of hi-tech molded rubber, plastic and metal gaskets to major aftermarket brands and OE service.

The MSI triangle logo on gaskets is a familiar symbol of quality to thousands of professional technicians and do-it-yourselfers. "Our gaskets are already installed on millions of vehicles on the road in North America,” said Alex Grunfeld, Vice President at Magnum Automotive Group. “That same quality and reliability can now be found under the Magnum Gaskets brand."

Magnum offers the industry's most sophisticated molded gasket designs for late model domestic and foreign vehicles, as well as premium quality conventional gaskets for popular cars and trucks dating back to the muscle car era. The Magnum line includes Magnum MaxDry STL™ intake manifold gaskets, featuring chemical-resistant, ultra-premium synthetic rubber sealing surfaces, precision molded to aluminized steel carriers. Available for popular applications, such as GM 3.1L, 3.4L, 3.8L, 4.3L, 5.0L, and 5.7L engines, Magnum MaxDry STL gaskets carry an exclusive limited lifetime warranty. Mr. Grunfeld adds, “Magnum MaxDry STL gaskets are just one example of the cutting edge technology and world-class quality that installers and resellers can expect from Magnum Gaskets.”

More than 90% of Magnum products are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The complete Magnum Gasket line covers more than 80% of sales in manifold, valve cover and oil pan gasket categories for domestic and import cars and light trucks at very competitive prices.  Gasket sets contain everything the installer will need for a successful repair and every part meets or exceeds OEM standards.  Sets are packaged in durable boxes with informative tri-lingual labels and installation guides.  For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

About Magnum Automotive Group
Magnum Automotive Group, LLC is a privately held business dedicated to serving the needs of the automotive aftermarket with world-class products and personalized service.  In addition to gaskets, Magnum’s growing family of products includes Magnum Engineered Automotive Ramps and a full line of Magnum Premium Automotive Wipes for cleaning, degreasing or protecting glass, rubber and leather surfaces. 

Magnum Gaskets expands production capability in new Florida facility.


Pinellas Park, FL – Due to the success of its recently introduced, premium quality aftermarket gasket line, Magnum Gaskets is doubling its design, manufacturing, and packaging space by relocating to a new facility in Pinellas Park, Florida. For almost twenty years, Magnum’s parent company, Modern Silicone Technologies Inc. (MSI), has been manufacturing valve cover, oil pan and manifold gaskets for major aftermarket brands and OE service at their plant in Clearwater, Florida.

“We needed a facility that could keep up with our design advances and expanded product line,” said Alex Grunfeld, Vice President at Magnum Automotive Group. “With 125,000 square feet under one roof, we’re better prepared to deliver the cutting edge technology and world-class quality for today’s aftermarket. Being on a large parcel of open land, there is room to grow beyond that, if needed.” Hundreds of guests are expected to attend a Magnum Open House at the new plant later in 2012.

 

One example of Magnum’s multi-faceted production capability can be found in valve cover gaskets for Ford-Navistar Powerstroke Diesel engines. These gaskets serve the dual role of sealing the valve cover and providing the connection between the engine’s management system and the fuel injectors. These gaskets feature nylon composite carriers with multiple locating tabs, precision molded silicone rubber sealing beads, and molded-in-place electrical connectors for the fuel injection wiring harness. Magnum valve cover gaskets found in set VS25013 have two electrical connectors and fit most 1994-1997 Ford Powerstroke production. Magnum set VS25004 contains gaskets with one electrical connector and is designed for 1998-2003 Ford Powerstroke models. Magnum Gaskets is one of only a few manufacturers in the world with the plastic/rubber molding technology and engine sealing expertise required to produce such sophisticated parts.

More than 90% of Magnum products are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The complete Magnum Gasket line covers more than 80% of sales in manifold, valve cover and oil pan gasket categories for domestic and import cars and light trucks, at very competitive prices.  Gasket sets contain everything the installer will need for a successful repair and every part meets or exceeds OEM standards. Sets are packaged in durable boxes with informative tri-lingual labels and installation guides. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

Magnum educates gasket installers about compression set


Clearwater, FL – Magnum Gaskets is cautioning technicians and DIYs to be especially mindful of the gaskets they choose due to a recent influx of imported molded gaskets with inferior rubber compounds, which will not provide the long-term service life they expect. Of particular concern is that the appearance of good quality and poor quality molded gaskets can be nearly identical, yet they will have vastly different levels of sealing ability.

 

The invisible difference between premium quality gaskets and those of lesser quality is the compression set of the synthetic rubber. Compression set is the measure of how much a rubber seal loses the ability to “push back” against the sealing surfaces over a period of time, so a smaller number is better. Matt Algate, Manager of Magnum’s Florida gasket molding facility explains, “Carefully selected and processed rubber compounds almost never exhibit more than 20% compression set in our tests, which are conducted according to ASTM standards.” Algate adds, “When we evaluate competitors’ gaskets that were recently sourced in the Far East, test results showing 40%-60% compression set are common with some results spiking much higher. There is no way that those gaskets can maintain a tight seal for the same number of miles as premium quality gaskets.”

More than 90% of Magnum products are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The complete Magnum Gasket line covers more than 80% of sales in manifold, valve cover and oil pan gasket categories for domestic and import cars and light trucks, at very competitive prices. Gasket sets contain everything the installer will need for a successful repair and every part meets or exceeds OEM standards. Sets are packaged in durable boxes with informative tri-lingual labels and installation guides. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110

Magnum Gaskets announces limited lifetime warranty on MaxDry STL steel carrier intake manifold gaskets.


 

Bannockburn, IL – Magnum Gaskets has placed a limited lifetime warranty on its MaxDry STL intake manifold gaskets, which are designed for maximum durability on engines using extended life (OAT) anti-freeze. MaxDry STL gaskets feature chemical-resistant, ultra-premium FKM synthetic rubber sealing surfaces, precision molded to aluminized steel carriers. Coverage includes the most popular Ford, GM, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota V6 and V8 engines, plus the GM Truck 8.1 Liter - a Magnum exclusive.

“You can’t beat the strength of steel, especially when the gasket is molded with FKM synthetic rubber in our world-class U.S. facility,” said Alex Grunfeld, Magnum Executive Vice President. “We are so confident in MaxDry STL gaskets that we can offer a limited lifetime warranty.”

In addition to the obvious benefits of steel/FKM construction, there are also “hidden advantages” in the MaxDry STL gasket design. Beneath the edge-molded sealing beads on gaskets for the GM 3.1/3.4L V6 and 5.0/5.7L V8, the steel carrier’s coolant ports are scalloped to minimize stress concentration on the rubber sealing bead, and reduce the chance of beads splitting or crushing. Only the industry’s leading gasket engineers would be capable of designing and manufacturing gaskets with this level of precision.

 

Magnum Gaskets opens distribution centers
in California and Canada.

Bannockburn, IL – Modern Silicone Technologies Inc. (MSI) is taking the next step in its expansion plan for Magnum Gaskets by opening two new distribution centers in Gardena, California and Mississauga, Ontario Canada.  The full premium line of Magnum Gaskets will be stocked in these new locations in addition to existing distribution facilities in Clearwater, Florida and Virginia Beach, Virginia. This comes at a time when other parts manufacturers have been closing regional warehouses in an attempt to reduce cost. MSI has been the premier supplier of hi-tech molded rubber, plastic and metal gaskets to major aftermarket brands and original equipment manufacturers for almost twenty years.

“When the Magnum Gaskets brand was introduced earlier this year, it meant that the aftermarket would still have access to the top quality, “Made in USA” gaskets that installers and wholesalers had demanded for years,” said Derek Data, Director of Strategic Development for Magnum. “Now, our valued customers on the west coast and in Canada will also see gasket availability return to the high levels they expect and deserve. Both of these distribution centers will offer convenient will-call services, as well as local and regional deliveries. Most importantly, when people purchase Magnum Gaskets they will find the complete gasket set contents and world class technology they expect from any major brand.”

More than 90% of Magnum products are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The complete Magnum Gasket line covers more than 80% of sales in manifold, valve cover and oil pan gasket categories for domestic and import cars and light trucks from 1955 to 2012.  The Magnum line includes Magnum MaxDry STL™ steel carrier intake manifold gaskets, available for popular applications, such as GM V6 and V8 engines. Magnum gasket sets contain everything the installer will need for a successful repair and every part meets or exceeds OEM standards.  Sets are packaged in durable boxes with informative tri-lingual labels and installation guides.  For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

About MSI and Magnum Brands

MSI is a privately held, diversified manufacturer serving the needs of the automotive aftermarket with personalized service and world-class products sold under the Magnum brand.  In addition to gaskets, the growing family of Magnum products includes Magnum Engineered Automotive Ramps and a full line of Magnum Premium Automotive Wipes for cleaning, degreasing or protecting glass, rubber and leather surfaces. 

 

Magnum Gaskets expands product line with head gaskets and head sets.

Bannockburn, IL – Magnum Gaskets, an MSI brand, has announced plans for a major product line expansion in the fourth quarter of 2012, more than doubling the gasket sales potential for Magnum’s aftermarket distribution partners. The overwhelming success of their extensive line of premium quality manifold, oil pan and valve cover gaskets opens the door for Magnum’s exclusive line of head gaskets and head sets, the heart of any major gasket line.

“Magnum’s entry into the premium quality head gasket/head set market is the most important change to the gasket supply landscape in over thirty years,” said Alex Grunfeld, Magnum’s Vice President. “The Q4 introduction coincides perfectly with the opening of our new, state-of-the-art facility in Pinellas Park, Florida.”

“Our expert gasket engineers have created a broad range of head gaskets and head sets that match the superior levels of performance and value our customers have already come to expect from Magnum,” said Derek Data, Magnum’s Director of Strategic Development. “You will see coverage for the most popular domestic and import vehicles, utilizing several exclusive, application-specific gasket constructions.”

For almost twenty years, Magnum’s parent company, Modern Silicone Technologies Inc. (MSI), has manufactured gaskets for major aftermarket brands and original equipment manufacturers. More than 90% of Magnum products are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The current Magnum Gasket line covers more than 80% of sales in manifold, valve cover and oil pan gasket categories for domestic and import cars and light trucks at very competitive prices.  Gasket sets contain everything the installer will need for a successful repair and every part meets or exceeds OEM standards. Sets are packaged in durable boxes with informative tri-lingual labels and installation guides. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

Magnum Gaskets premiers MSI-made line at AAPEX Show
Booth 6336.

Bannockburn, IL – Magnum Gaskets, an MSI brand, will exhibit for the first time at the 2012 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas, from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. For nearly twenty years, Magnum’s parent company, Modern Silicone Technologies (MSI), has been America’s leading supplier of hi-tech molded valve cover, oil pan and manifold gaskets to major aftermarket brands and OE manufacturers.
 
"AAPEX gives us an ideal opportunity to meet potential and existing customers face to face," said Alex Grunfeld, Executive Vice President at Magnum. "From launching the Magnum Gaskets brand earlier this year, to doubling our production and distribution capacity this Fall, we have a compelling story to tell.”

 “Visitors will be impressed,” said Derek Data, Vice President at Magnum. “After years of indirectly supplying the aftermarket with North America’s finest gaskets, we’ve cut out the Wall Street corporate middleman and are bringing the Magnum brand directly to aftermarket distribution.”

Magnum Gaskets
2012 AAPEX Booth 6336
October 30 – November 1
Sands Expo Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

More than 90% of Magnum products are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The complete Magnum Gasket line covers more than 80% of sales in manifold, valve cover and oil pan gasket categories for domestic and import cars and light trucks from 1955 to 2012.  The Magnum line continues to expand with the AAPEX show introduction of world-class Magnum cylinder head gaskets and head sets. Magnum sets contain everything the installer will need for a successful repair and every part meets or exceeds OEM standards.  Sets are packaged in durable boxes with informative tri-lingual labels and installation guides.  For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

About MSI and Magnum Brands

MSI is a privately held, diversified manufacturer serving the needs of the automotive aftermarket with personalized service and world-class products sold under the Magnum brand.  In addition to gaskets, the growing family of Magnum products includes Magnum Engineered Automotive Ramps and a full line of Magnum Premium Automotive Wipes for cleaning, degreasing or protecting glass, rubber and leather surfaces. 

 

Magnum Gaskets Launches Two Free Online Training Programs.

 

Bannockburn, IL – The gasket engineering and installation experts at Magnum have drawn from decades of industry experience to compile the latest gasket tips and information to assist with trouble-free engine sealing. The Magnum CounterForce Training Program is designed especially for Jobbers, Retailers and Counter People who sell gaskets. Magnum GasketMaster Training Program is tailored to Professional Technicians. Upon completion of either program, participants receive a handsome Certificate of Recognition and black, heavyweight cotton Magnum T-Shirt.

 “These Programs answer a need in the aftermarket for up-to-date and relevant information,” said Alex Grunfeld, Executive Vice President at Magnum Gaskets. “We view Magnum Gaskets Training as an added benefit to our current distribution partners and Magnum Gasket installers and as a way for our future customers to get to know us better, as we continue to grow.

The programs are easy to follow and each topic section is designed to be completed in a matter of minutes. Participants do not have to complete Magnum’s online training programs in one session. They can log off and continue at another time. Go to  www.magnumgaskets.com and click the “Gasket Training Programs” button to get started.

  More than 90% of Magnum products are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The complete Magnum Gasket line covers more than 80% of sales in manifold, valve cover and oil pan gasket categories for domestic and import cars and light trucks at very competitive prices.  Gasket sets contain everything the installer will need for a successful repair and every part meets or exceeds OEM standards. Sets are packaged in durable boxes with informative tri-lingual labels and installation guides. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

Cylinder head bolts added to growing Magnum Gaskets product line

 

 

Magnum Gaskets has announced another product line expansion in the second quarter of 2013. Magnum is introducing 33 new OE quality head bolt sets, covering thousands of the most popular make/model/year combinations for domestic and import vehicles. Magnum resellers have requested head bolts as a natural add-on sale to complement Magnum’s recently introduced cylinder head gaskets and the entire premium Magnum Gasket line.

“With the introduction of torque-to-yield head bolts in the early ‘90s, replacing head bolts with every head gasket installation became a necessity because bolts were intentionally stretched beyond the point of permanent distortion.” said Magnum’s Director of Engineering, Jerry Rosenquist, “We also strongly recommend that conventional head bolts be replaced on pre-1990 engines because of the corrosion, wear and re-use they have experienced in many years of service.”

For almost twenty years, Magnum’s parent company, Modern Silicone Technologies Inc. (MSI), has manufactured gaskets for major aftermarket brands and OEMs. Magnum Vice President, Derek Data, explains, “Adding competitively-priced head bolt sets to our product line, is yet another opportunity for our distribution channel partners to enhance profits and bring better value to end users.”

Magnum maintains a “USA First” policy that gives priority to manufacturing and sourcing parts and materials in North America. More than 90% of Magnum products are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The current Magnum Gasket line covers more than 80% of sales in manifold, valve cover and oil pan gasket categories for domestic and import cars and light trucks at very competitive prices.  Magnum’s growing line of world-class, “OE or better” cylinder head gaskets round out the product offering. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

 

Magnum Gaskets offers TRIPLE BONUS in
“USA FIRST” Promotion

Bannockburn, IL – For a limited time, WD’s can earn a TRIPLE BONUS with Magnum Gaskets’ “USA FIRST” Promotion. Every qualifying order is eligible for a 10% discount, a Kindle Fire HD®, AND a $50 charitable donation to help America’s wounded military veterans.

“This is a great opportunity for WD’s to experience Magnum Gaskets’ quality, service and value,” said Derek Data, Magnum’s Vice President, “and what better way to celebrate the 4th of July than by saving money, earning prizes AND helping our veterans? Everyone benefits!”

Magnum’s “USA First” Promotion runs from June 24 to July 31, 2013.
For details, visit
http://magnumgaskets.com/USAfirst/

Magnum Gaskets’ “USA FIRST” policy gives first priority to manufacturing and sourcing components and materials in North America. More than 90% of Magnum Gaskets are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. “Not everything can be manufactured or sourced cost-effectively in America, but you can come pretty close if you try hard enough,” said Alex Grunfeld, Magnum Gaskets’ Executive Vice President. “We’re working to prove that, on a level playing field, American-made products can set the standard for quality and be very cost competitive.”

For almost twenty years, Magnum’s parent company, Modern Silicone Technologies Inc. (MSI), has manufactured gaskets for major aftermarket brands and OEMs. The current Magnum Gasket line covers more than 80% of sales in manifold, valve cover and oil pan gasket categories for domestic and import cars and light trucks at very competitive prices.  Magnum’s growing line of world-class, “OE or better” Cylinder Head Gaskets and Head Bolts round out the product offering. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

Magnum Gaskets by MSI Triples Size of Product Line.

Bannockburn, IL –Magnum Gaskets has tripled its product offering to nearly 1,000 SKUs as part of its continued growth initiative. Over the past 12 months, world-class head gaskets, head sets and head bolts have joined Magnum’s line of premium quality valve cover, oil pan and manifold gaskets at very competitive prices. Magnum’s make and model application coverage also continues to climb with the addition of newer models and specialized vehicles in diesel and high performance markets.

For almost twenty years, Magnum’s parent company, Modern Silicone Technologies Inc. (MSI), has been the premier supplier of hi-tech molded rubber, plastic and metal gaskets to major aftermarket brands and OEM.  Derek Data, Vice President of Magnum Gaskets states, “When the Magnum Gaskets brand was introduced last year, it meant that the aftermarket would have direct access to the top quality gaskets that knowledgeable people had demanded for years under older brand names. Now we’re moving past that stage, becoming a well-known and respected brand of our own”

Under Magnum’s “USA FIRST” policy, more than 90% of Magnum Gaskets are designed, manufactured and packaged in the USA. Magnum recently introduced a complete line of performance gaskets, featuring advanced materials and designs for Chevy SB, BB and GM LS motors plus popular Ford and Chrysler applications. All sets come in attractive skin packs that contain everything necessary for a successful installation. Magnum has addressed the diesel market by adding 99 new individually boxed heavy duty gaskets and seals for popular Class 4 to Class 8 diesel trucks. Coverage includes Dodge/Ram Cummins, Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax, Navistar DT466, Cat C7 & C9, Detroit Diesel Series 60 and Cummins ISX.

See Magnum Gaskets at AAPEX booth 1081 from November 5-7, 2013 in Las Vegas or for more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

Magnum Gaskets by MSI Makes Bold Moves.

Bannockburn, IL – “Times Change. It’s Time for Magnum Gaskets” has been the introductory slogan for Magnum Gaskets for the past two years. While this slogan is still very true, it has taken on a new meaning as Magnum Gaskets has become an established aftermarket brand from Modern Silicone Technologies (MSI). The focus is now on growth of the product line and supporting their distribution partners.

For almost 20 years, MSI (Modern Silicone Technologies Inc.) has been a USA-based supplier of high tech molded gaskets to major aftermarket brands and OEM. The introduction of Magnum Gaskets linked MSI directly with the Automotive Aftermarket.

In 2013, Magnum Gaskets has grown to nearly 1,000 SKUs as part of its continued growth initiative. World-class head gaskets, head sets and head bolts have joined Magnum’s line of premium quality valve cover, oil pan and manifold gaskets.

“It’s been a great year,” said Derek Data, Magnum Vice President. “We’ve made major inroads in the distribution channel. People recognize our longstanding commitment to quality from our lineage to MSI.”

• Under Magnum’s “USA FIRST” policy, more than 90% of Magnum Gaskets are designed, manufactured and packaged in the USA.

• A new manufacturing plant in Pinellas Park, FL more than doubles Magnum’s design, manufacturing and packaging space.

• New distribution centers were opened in Azusa, California and Mississauga, Canada

• Ongoing online training programs are tailored for both installers and counter people. Certificates and Magnum gear are awarded to graduates through magnumgaskets.com

• Magnum has addressed the diesel market by adding 99 new individually boxed heavy duty gaskets and seals for popular Class 4 to Class 8 diesel trucks. Coverage includes Dodge/Ram Cummins, Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax, Navistar DT466, Cat C7 & C9, Detroit Diesel Series 60 and Cummins ISX.

  • New Magnum Performance Gaskets are now available in branded skin packs, featuring advanced materials and designs for Chevy SB, BB and GM LS motors plus popular Ford and Chrysler applications.

  See Magnum Gaskets at AAPEX booth 1081 from November 5-7 in Las Vegas or click magnumgaskets.com.

 

Magnum Gaskets by MSI announces expanded phone
and web tech support.

Bannockburn, IL – A new dedicated phone line (727-873-1845) and e-mail address (magnum.support@modernsilicone.com) will put you in touch with the gasket engineering and installation experts at Magnum. Magnum Gaskets is the aftermarket division of Modern Silicone Technologies, a leading supplier of precision-molded gaskets to OEM and major aftermarket brands for the past two decades.  

“The scope of our product line and our market penetration continue to grow, therefore we are taking the next step in providing enhanced technical support to our valued customers," said Derek Data, Magnum Vice President. "Magnum is dedicated to expanding the knowledge of installers and resellers, enabling them to make faster and more reliable repairs.”

This effort coincides with Magnum’s continuing online training programs, from which hundreds of participants have graduated. The Magnum CounterForce Training Program is designed especially for Jobbers, Retailers and Counter People who sell gaskets. The Magnum GasketMaster Training Program is tailored to Professional Technicians. Upon completion of either program, participants receive a handsome certificate of recognition and black, heavyweight cotton Magnum T-shirt.

More than 90% of Magnum products are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The complete Magnum Gasket line covers more than 80% of sales in manifold, valve cover and oil pan gasket categories for domestic and import cars and light trucks at very competitive prices.  In 2013, Magnum has also added world-class head gaskets, head sets and head bolts to their lineup. 

See Magnum Gaskets at AAPEX booth 1081 from November 5-7, 2013 in Las Vegas or for more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

Magnum Performance Gaskets join the growing MSI product lineup.

Bannockburn, IL – High performance enthusiasts have a new contender for top quality performance gaskets. MSI (Modern Silicone Technologies Inc.) has announced a starting lineup of 80 new retail-packaged Magnum Performance Gasket sets. These cover the most popular Chevy, Ford and Chrysler small block and big block V8s, as well as the GM LS family of engines, which are increasingly chosen for high performance buildups.

“MSI’s twenty-year history as a major supplier of precision molded gaskets for OEM and major aftermarket brands, places Magnum Performance Gaskets in a totally different category than the simple gaskets from smaller suppliers,” said Derek Data, Magnum Vice President. “We are meeting the crucial needs of street performance and racing engines with the modern sealing technology that only a world-class manufacturer can offer.”

One of the new problem-solving products from Magnum Performance is a one-piece molded oil pan gasket (OS84003) for big block Chevies that has the side rails trimmed for stroker clearance. MOPAR fans will appreciate two new 440 molded oil pan gaskets with integral molded plastic windage trays, offered in either a standard depth sump version (OS84011) or with a deep sump (OS84012) for stroker motors. Another Magnum innovation for Chrysler 440s is SP93120 rear main bearing side seals featuring molded silicone rubber on a rigid plastic core for easy installation.

Magnum maintains a “USA First” policy that gives priority to manufacturing and sourcing parts and materials in North America. More than 90% of Magnum products, including most Magnum Performance Gaskets, are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The Magnum Performance Line adds to Magnum’s wide range of coverage for domestic and import cars and trucks, including light duty and heavy duty diesels. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

 

New Magnum Performance Gaskets Welcomed at PRI Show.

 

Indianapolis, IN – The 2013 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, held December 12-14 at the Indiana Convention Center, was undoubtedly the biggest and best in the show’s long-running history. It was the perfect opportunity for the “who’s who” of the racing and street performance business to get acquainted with the new line of Magnum Performance Gaskets from Modern Silicone Technologies Inc. (MSI).

“We were delighted and motivated by the warm welcome we received at the PRI Show,” said Phillip Data, Magnum’s National Sales Manager. “Even though our company has been a major contract manufacturer for two decades, this was our first face-to-face trade show with the leaders in the racing industry. We anticipated that our Performance Line would be well received because it was designed by some of the most knowledgeable, experienced people in the performance gasket business, but the feedback was overwhelming.”

The initial Magnum Performance Gaskets lineup includes 80 new retail packaged gasket sets. These cover the most popular Chevy, Ford and Chrysler Small Block and Big Block V8s, as well as the GM LS family of engines, which are increasingly chosen for high performance buildups. Magnum has applied modern sealing technology and world-class manufacturing methods to America’s favorite performance engines. The Magnum Performance Catalog can be found at www.magnumgaskets.com/performance.html.

Magnum maintains a “USA First” policy that gives priority to manufacturing and sourcing parts and materials in North America. More than 90% of Magnum products, including most Magnum Performance Gaskets, are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The Magnum Performance Line adds to Magnum’s wide range of coverage for domestic and import cars and trucks, including light duty and heavy duty diesels. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

Magnum Gaskets’ Coverage Tops 100,000 Applications.

 

Bannockburn, IL – Modern Silicone Technologies (MSI) has announced that its Magnum Gaskets product line has reached a new milestone. With the continuous addition of new product designs and growing late model coverage, Magnum now lists more than 100,000 make/year/engine applications in its electronic catalog for passenger cars and light duty trucks. In addition to Magnum’s own web-based catalog (magnumgaskets.com), the US-based manufacturer also supplies ACES and PIES compliant data to the aftermarket’s most popular e-cataloging services.

 “Reaching 100,000 applications demonstrates our aggressive growth strategy and our commitment to serving our customers,” said Magnum Vice President, Derek Data. “This milestone includes only Magnum’s coverage for traditional import and domestic light duty vehicles. We are also rapidly expanding our High Performance and Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel product offering.”

For almost twenty years, Magnum’s parent company, Modern Silicone Technologies Inc. (MSI), has been the premier supplier of hi-tech molded rubber, plastic and metal gaskets to major aftermarket brands and OEM. When the Magnum Gaskets brand was introduced in 2012, it gave the aftermarket direct access to the top quality gaskets that knowledgeable people had demanded for years under older brand names. Now Magnum is recognized as a leader in gasket design and technology. Under Magnum’s “USA FIRST” policy, more than 90% of Magnum Gaskets are designed, manufactured and packaged in the USA.

For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

Magnum Gaskets grows specialty aftermarket segments.

 

Bannockburn, IL. – Magnum Gaskets (an MSI brand) has expanded its product offering far beyond applications for traditional passenger cars and light duty trucks, making inroads into the pickup truck diesel, heavy-duty diesel and high performance vehicle segments.

"MSI is one of the few companies in the world with the huge molding presses required to successfully manufacture the large format, complex gaskets found on today’s diesel engines,” said Alex Grunfeld, President at MSI. Magnum has released over 100 new individually-boxed medium- and heavy-duty gaskets and seals for popular Class 3 to Class 8 diesel truck engines, covering Navistar DT466, Caterpillar C7 thru C15, Detroit Diesel Series 60 and a range of Cummins engines. Magnum’s aftermarket e-Catalog features manifold, valve cover and oil pan gasket sets for pickup truck diesel applications, including GM Duramax V8, Ford Powerstroke V8 and Dodge/Ram/Cummins B Series.

“In high performance, our gasket engineers have many years of personal experience in street and race engine build-ups," said Derek Data, Vice President at MSI. One of the new problem-solving products from Magnum Performance is a one-piece molded oil pan gasket (OS84003) for big block Chevies that has the side rails trimmed for stroker clearance. MOPAR fans will appreciate two new 440 molded oil pan gaskets with integral molded plastic windage trays, offered in either a standard depth sump version (OS84011) or with a deep sump (OS84012) for stroker motors. Another Magnum innovation for Chrysler 440s is SP93120 rear main bearing side seals featuring molded silicone rubber on a rigid plastic core for easy installation.

For almost twenty years, Magnum’s parent company, Modern Silicone Technologies Inc. (MSI), has been the premier supplier of hi-tech molded rubber, plastic and metal gaskets to major aftermarket brands and OEM. When the Magnum Gaskets brand was introduced in 2012, it gave the aftermarket direct access to the top quality gaskets that knowledgeable people had demanded for years under older brand names. Now Magnum is recognized as a leader in gasket design and technology. Under Magnum’s “USA FIRST” policy, more than 90% of Magnum Gaskets are designed, manufactured and packaged in the USA.

For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

Magnum Performance Gaskets launch at AAPEX New Packaging Showcase.

Bannockburn, IL – Magnum Gaskets, an MSI brand, has entered its new Performance Gaskets visual package in the upcoming New Packaging Showcase at AAPEX, November 4-6. The New Packaging Showcase is the largest display of the latest and most innovative packaging designs and concepts in the automotive aftermarket.

“We’ve combined excellent packaging functionality with retail display appeal,” said Derek Data, Vice President at Magnum.  “Magnum Performance packages also increase in-store visibility of the Magnum Gaskets brand and highlight our total coverage of more than 100,000 aftermarket engine applications. Our new packaging will also be on display at our AAPEX Booth No. 36003.”

Detailed gasket specifications on labels will allow street performance and racing enthusiasts to select precisely the gaskets and seals they need. They can choose from more than 80 new Magnum Performance Gasket sets, covering the most popular Chevy, Ford and Chrysler Small Block and Big Block V8s, as well as the late model GM LS family of engines, which are increasingly chosen for high performance buildups.

Magnum maintains a “USA First” policy that gives priority to manufacturing and sourcing parts and materials in North America. More than 90% of Magnum products, including most Magnum Performance Gaskets, are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The Magnum Performance Line adds to Magnum’s wide range of coverage for domestic and import cars and trucks, including light duty and heavy duty diesels. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

 

Magnum Gaskets by MSI Leads Charge Toward Light Duty Diesels at AAPEX 2014.


Las Vegas, NV – Visitors to the highly successful 2014 AAPEX Show were treated to an amazing array of engine parts, fuel injectors and turbochargers to serve the “red hot” light duty diesel pickup truck market. Gaskets on diesel engines work in especially severe environments and must be designed and manufactured to OE or better standards.

At the Magnum Gaskets booth, visitors viewed Magnum's expanded offering of USA-made, top quality diesel gaskets with unique features. Magnum’s aftermarket set coverage for Ford Powerstroke V8s, GM Duramax V8s and Dodge/Cummins inline 6 engines, has doubled in 2014 and is on target to expand even more in 2015. They join Magnum’s family of gaskets for cars, trucks, high performance and heavy duty applications that now exceeds 1,000 SKU’s.

“Light duty diesel components represent one of the best growth opportunities today for the traditional aftermarket,” said Derek Data, Magnum’s Vice President.” Expanding Magnum’s light duty diesel coverage with differentiated sealing products gives our customers every possible advantage to improve their top line and bottom lines.”

Magnum maintains a “USA First” policy that gives priority to manufacturing and sourcing parts and materials in North America. More than 90% of Magnum products, including the entire line of Light Duty Diesel product lineup, are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

 

Magnum Gaskets Now Covers “All 3 Lives” of Powerful V8s


Bannockburn, IL –
With the recent introduction of the Magnum Performance Gaskets line, the MSI brand now covers “all three lives” of the classic overhead valve V8’s from GM, Ford and Chrysler.

In the 1st “life” of these engines, they powered America’s favorite sedans and muscle cars from the ‘50s to the ‘70s. In their 2nd life, these stump-pulling V8s drove an entire generation of light duty trucks from the late ‘60s to the ‘90s; an era when passenger cars and their engines were being downsized. The 3rd life of these classic V8s is in racing and street performance. That life began in the late ‘50s and is still going strong today.

“These classic small block and big block V8’s are an American tradition,” said Alex Grunfeld, Executive Vice President at Magnum Gaskets. “Of course, these engines evolved a great deal over the years, so Magnum’s engineers employ a variety of materials and gasket designs tailored to the requirements of the particular engine’s generation and its expected usage.” 

Magnum maintains a “USA First” policy that gives priority to manufacturing and sourcing parts and materials in North America. More than 90% of Magnum products, including most Magnum Performance Gaskets, are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. The Magnum Performance Gasket Line adds to Magnum’s wide range of coverage for domestic and import cars and trucks, including light duty and heavy duty diesels. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

 

Now Available from Magnum Gaskets - Dodge Ram Diesel Valve Cover Gaskets w/ Integrated F.I. Connectors


Bannockburn, IL – Magnum Gaskets by MSI has further expanded its coverage for the rapidly growing diesel pickup truck service market with Set No. VS25182 for 2006-2011 Dodge Ram 5.9L and 6.7L trucks. These engines are part of the Cummins ISB inline six-cylinder diesel series, one of the toughest engines on the road. Magnum’s USA-made, precision molded MaxDry SS gasket replaces Cummins OE# 5264950.

“These engines have a very long life expectancy with proper servicing of the fuel injection system,” said Derek Data, Magnum Gaskets’ Vice President. “This F.I. service requires replacement of the valve cover gasket, which not only must seal the valve cover, but also becomes a critical link in the fuel injector electrical connections. In the past, OE quality gaskets for this application commanded extremely high prices but Magnum has now added major brand engineering and USA-made quality at a reasonable price.”

VS25182 for Dodge Ram diesels is just one example of Magnum’s broad gasket coverage for the light duty diesel market, which includes very popular Ford Powerstroke and GM Duramax V8 engines. Magnum’s valve cover gaskets for Ford 7.3L Diesels also feature precision molded designs with integral electrical connectors. VS25013 with two connectors fits 1994-1997 models and VS25004 with one connector fits 1998-2003 trucks.

Gasket sets for light duty diesel engines are just a small part of Magnum’s coverage for more than 100,000 vehicle applications, including domestic and import cars and trucks, plus racing and street performance. Magnum Gaskets by MSI maintains a “USA First” policy that gives priority to manufacturing and sourcing parts and materials in North America. More than 90% of Magnum products, including most Magnum diesel engine gaskets, are designed, manufactured and packaged in the U.S.A. For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

MAGNUM GASKETS BY MSI WINS JASPER SERVICE AWARD

Bannockburn, IL. Jasper Engines & Transmissions presented its 2015 Service Award to Modern Silicone Technologies Inc. (MSI) at their recent supplier conference. Winners were determined in a joint nominating effort between members of Jasper’s sourcing and buying staff members. Key considerations for receiving the award include: a “can do” attitude, a sense of urgency, timely responses, prompt problem resolution and a high level of expertise.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to quality and unsurpassed service by one of America’s leading production engine remanufacturers,” said Alex Grunfeld, Magnum Gaskets’ President. “We look forward to supplying even more of our world-class gaskets and seals to Jasper and others as we greatly expand our Magnum Gasket product line.”

MSI’s rapid expansion includes entirely new product categories for the Magnum Gaskets brand, including full sets, timing cover sets and rear main bearing seal sets, plus individual miscellaneous gaskets in poly bags. You will also see greatly enhanced coverage in head gaskets and head sets as well as more depth of domestic and import coverage in all categories.

The Magnum Gaskets brand was launched in 2012 by Modern Silicone Technologies (MSI), America’s leading contract manufacturer of high-tech molded gaskets for major aftermarket brands and OEM for over twenty years.  For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

MAGNUM GASKETS' AAPEX THEME ADDRESSES DISTRIBUTOR "HOT BUTTONS"

Bannockburn, IL. “BIG Coverage, BIG Quality, BIG Value” is the theme that Magnum Gaskets has chosen for AAPEX 2015 to highlight advantages for its aftermarket distribution partners. “BIG Coverage” is the best description for its growing product line, now at triple the original number of gasket sets and rapidly approaching the target of 10 times its original SKU count. “BIG Quality” is unquestioned because Magnum’s parent company, Modern Silicone Technologies (MSi), has been a leading contract manufacturer for major aftermarket brands and OEMs for more than 20 years. “BIG Value” has been proven by case after case of “margin enhancement” for Magnum distributors.

According to Alex Grunfield, executive vice president of Magnum Gaskets, the company’s current position in the marketplace is what inspired the new theme. “Magnum has dramatically expanded its manufacturing capacity and technology base to meet the demand for its traditional, performance and diesel engine gaskets,” said Grunfeld. “Distributors get all the benefits of sourcing from a major gasket supplier while dealing directly with the manufacturing source. This skips the corporate ‘middle man’ and ensures control of the quality, availability and cost of Magnum Gaskets.”

Magnum’s rapid expansion includes entirely new product categories for the brand, including full sets, timing cover sets and rear main bearing seal sets, plus individual miscellaneous gaskets in polybags. You will also see greatly enlarged coverage in head gaskets and head sets as well as more depth of domestic and import coverage in all categories, the company says. This overall SKU expansion follows Magnum’s recent addition of coverage for popular diesel and performance applications.

“We’ve built a loyal customer following based on a very positive Magnum Experience” added Grunfeld. “Magnum Gaskets and our parent company, Modern Silicone Technologies (MSi), will remain focused on manufacturing the best possible products at extremely competitive prices, leaving distribution in the expert hands of our distribution partners."

Visit Magnum Gaskets at AAPEX booth No. 6036 or go to www.magnumgaskets.com/big for more information.

 

MAGNUM GASKETS' GROWING COVERAGE TOPS 200,000 APPLICATIONS

Bannockburn, IL.  Magnum Gaskets® by MSi announced they have surpassed another milestone in their rapid expansion program. Magnum’s electronic catalog, which can be found at magnumgaskets.com, now lists more than 200,000 make/model/engine combinations covered by the Magnum line.

“This puts us right on target to reach our goal of 90% full line sales coverage by the end of 2016,” said Alex Grunfeld, Magnum executive vice president. “Our customers have told us they trust our quality and appreciate our expertise, but they want more SKUs, with a broader range of gasket set categories. We are addressing this with many new head sets, timing cover sets, rear main seal sets and more.”

The Magnum Gaskets brand was launched in 2012 by Modern Silicone Technologies (MSi), America’s leading contract manufacturer of high-tech molded gaskets for major aftermarket brands and OEMs for over twenty years.  Magnum’s 2016 advertising theme, recently introduced at the AAPEX Show, is BIG Coverage, BIG Quality, BIG Value.

For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.

 

MAGNUM GASKETS BUSINESS ACQUIRED BY DANA HOLDING CORPORATION

Bannockburn, IL.  Magnum Gaskets® announced today that its aftermarket business has been acquired by Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN), a worldwide leader in engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies. Magnum’s product line expansion plans and its focus on serving program groups, WDs and the independent aftermarket receives a big boost heading into 2016.

“For our customers, only good things will result from this acquisition,” according to Alex Grunfeld, who has joined the Dana team as Senior Manager, Aftermarket Sales, along with key members of the Magnum staff.   “Magnum Gaskets will now be supplied by one of the world’s most respected and technologically advanced companies in the automotive industry.  Magnum Gasket sets will continue to feature American-engineered and manufactured, precision molded gaskets from Modern Silicone Technologies (MSi), but we are now backed by the resources of Dana Holding Corporation, a Fortune 500 company for the past 61 years.”

The Magnum Gaskets brand was launched in 2012 by Modern Silicone Technologies, America’s leading contract manufacturer of high-tech molded gaskets for major aftermarket brands and OEMs for over twenty years. Modern Silicone Technologies, Inc. will continue to serve unrelated markets for high-technology molded rubber and plastic products.

For more information, visit www.magnumgaskets.com or call 847-580-6110.