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Direct OE Replacement and Universal Supports Offer Additional Sales and Service Opportunity for Aftermarket Businesses

Monroe, MI, October 31, 2014 – The Monroe® Max-Lift® line of direct original equipment replacement and universal lift supports from Tenneco has been expanded to include coverage of significantly greater shares of the North American passenger vehicle and specialty categories. Tenneco added more than 90 parts to the Max-Lift line in October and plans to introduce 75 additional SKUs in early 2015.

The gas-charged Max-Lift supports are engineered to replace the worn OE spring lifts used to raise trunk and hatchback lids, lift gates, rear glass panels and hoods. Tenneco also offers universal-fit supports for use on truck caps, large toolbox lids and other applications.

“We made a commitment to establish the Monroe brand as a leader in the lift support category back in 2012 and our investment in coverage and a high-quality product have enabled us to achieve that,” said Bill Dennie, director of ride control channel management, North America Aftermarket, Tenneco. “This comprehensive line enables current Monroe ride control customers to rely on one supplier for a broad range of products and to expand into a very promising parts and service category.”

Each Monroe Max-Lift unit is engineered for a fast, precise fit and exceptional performance and reliability. Max-Lift supports feature a high-pressure nitrogen gas charge, nitro-carburized rod for enhanced durability and a specially designed rod guide that helps reduce abrasion damage that could result in premature failure of some competing products.

To learn more about Monroe Max-Lift gas-charged lift supports, please visit your local parts and/or service provider or log on to Like us on Facebook at and follow @MonroeShocks on Go to to locate the nearest Monroe parts and/or service provider.

Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) is an $8 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 26,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products and systems for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco’s principal brand names are Monroe®, Walker®, XNOx® and Clevite® Elastomer.