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“Stoughton Trailers accuses China of unfair trade practices”

By Rick Romell of the Journal Sentinel “Stoughton Trailers LLC is accusing Chinese manufacturers of “domestic dry containers” — the big boxes used to haul freight by both rail and truck — of unfair trade practices. Stoughton is the only American producer of the 53-foot-long corrugated steel […]

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You DIY with your pickup truck, but what about the emergency brake cable?

You’re not like all these other folks rushing off to some grease monkey every time they have an issue with their car; you maintain that pickup truck yourself. You replace the alternator when it goes bad, you climb under the truck to replace shocks, exhaust parts and […]

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What will you do if your emergency brakes fail?

  It’s comforting to know that the brakes in your vehicle are fairly reliable. Car brakes don’t fail often. However, it’s still possible; it still happens, from time to time. That select group of people who have brakes fail on their cars are the only ones among […]

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Is it a parking brake or an emergency brake? Whichever, it needs to work when you need it

Some folks call it a parking brake. Other people call it an emergency brake, They’re both right. Many people no longer use their parking brake. Everyone hopes they won’t need to use their emergency brake. In either case, when needed, it needs to work. Unfortunately, many of […]

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Tell your auto repair shop to buy American emergency brake cables on ebay: they work in an emergency

Most auto repair shops purchase their auto parts from an area auto parts store where they have an account. Once the account is setup, they don’t give much thought to the process; when a part is needed, they call and a delivery driver shows up sometime later […]

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Tell your auto repair shop to buy American emergency brake cables on ebay: they work in an emergency

Most auto repair shops purchase their auto parts from an area auto parts store where they have an account. Once the account is setup, they don’t give much thought to the process; when a part is needed, they call and a delivery driver shows up sometime later […]

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U.S. Brake cable manufacturer spends day driving to see Donald Trump – the only candidate who champions fair trade with China

It was a five-hour drive out and five hours back. What would motivate Rick Gelscheit, the owner of Bruin Brake Cables to set aside a full schedule Wednesday, Oct. 21, at his Fox Lake, IL, manufacturing plant to drive to Burlington, IA? Some might say that he […]

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Bruin Brake Cables owner stumping for safety and fair Chinese trade practices

Rick Gelscheit, the owner of Bruin Brake Cables, is serious about his battle against dangerously faulty Chinese and other foreign emergency brake cables, as well as the unfair Chinese trade practices that make it more likely drivers are relying on those cables if they do have emergencies. […]

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Why bother with that auto parts store emergency brake cable? There’s a good chance it’s no good

Cal’s arms were covered with grease and dirt, as was his shirt and pants. His hands were clean because he washed them before getting into the car. He also spread a plastic sheet over the seat to protect it while driving to the auto parts store. His […]

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American manufacturing David taking on Chinese Goliath in battle Donald Trump would applaud

“Don’t mistake me, this is a battle,” said Rick Gelscheit, the owner of Fox Lake, IL, based Bruin Brake Cables. “But it’s a battle worth fighting.” Gelscheit is talking about his struggle to continue manufacturing aftermarket emergency brake cables. His may be the last manufacturer of quality, […]

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Lever for emergency brake cable is more than upholstery in an emergency

It’s gotten so you don’t even notice that lever between the front seats of your car anymore. The last time you used it was … well … you can’t even remember, can you? As time has gone by, the lever has simply faded into the background. For […]

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Illinois’ Congressman Dold sees for himself – foreign emergency brake cables fail the test

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Illinois manufacturer looks for investor to help continue battle against foreign competition

Rick Gelscheit is a proud man. He’s also a good man. He’s not afraid to take on a challenge. Trading an opportunity for a boost For several years now, Gelscheit has battled to sell quality emergency brake cables in sufficient quantity to keep his business, Bruin Brake […]

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Does your auto repair shop install dangerously inferior foreign emergency brake cables? Insist they install quality tested American made brake cables

Where do you go to buy your auto parts? If you bring your vehicle in to an auto repair shops for service, you probably don’t know the answer to that question; you get your parts from the auto parts store where your auto repair shop gets their […]

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Foreign manufacturers have firewall to keep out quality American auto parts says brake cable manufacturer

What does it take to sell a quality American made automotive part from an American auto parts store? That’s a good question and one that is troubling Rick Gelscheit, the owner of Bruin Brake Cables, the last U.S. manufacturer of aftermarket emergency brake cables. It seems that […]

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