9/12/2005 -- California State Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger Visits K&N Filters

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California State Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger will visit the Riverside, California World Headquarters for K&N Filters on Monday, September 12th at 11 AM to conduct the first in a series of town hall-style meetings. Dubbed "Conversations with Californians," the event is open only to invited voters, guests and members of the media.

Founded in 1969 in Riverside, California

Owned and managed by the Mall family - Jerry Mall (Owner/Chairman), Jeff Mall (Chief Operations Manager) and Melody Van Aken (Chief Administrative Officer).

Steve Rogers, CEO

One of the largest private employers in Riverside City (top 10)

K&N also has a manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom that covers Scandinavia, Russia, the Middle East and the European markets. K&N's distribution centers are located in Riverside, Warrington, and Venlo. To further internationalize, in 2000 a Sales and Marketing office was established in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and further expansion will continue into the future.

Manufacturer of premium air filters, oil filters and air intake kits for vehicles

K&N is part of a thriving $31 billion automotive specialty and performance industry. There are 1,950 specialty automotive companies located across California, the birthplace of the American specialty equipment market. Employing more than one million Americans, the industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger cars, minivans, trucks, SUVs and recreational vehicles. K&N and others in our industry also supply products for all forms of motorsports, including NHRA & NASCAR.

Riverside, home of K&N Engineering, has one of the largest concentrations of specialty equipment companies in the United States. Seventy-two specialty equipment businesses are based here in the 549 square mile area which constitutes Riverside and the 44th Congressional district.

K&N is a member of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), headquartered in Diamond Bar, California. The industry has more than 6,500 member companies as SEMA members, all united in seeking a productive and prosperous business environment for small businesses, both in California and at the federal level.

280,000 sq. ft.

Multi-million dollar expansion currently underway

K&N Engineering manufacturers washable and re-usable air filters designed to last the life of a vehicle. Additionally, K&N is a leading manufacturer of air intake kits with five product lines.

More than 100 million disposable paper air filters end up in US landfills or incinerators every year.

K&N Lifetime air filters never need to be replaced. K&N Lifetime filters feature High-Flow Technology to help vehicles breathe easier, improving engine efficiency while reducing waste.

K&N Lifetime Air Filters are made of cotton, a renewable resource (unlike the trees from which paper is made that take years to grow to maturity).

A clean air filter can also improve fuel mileage by up to 10% over a clogged air filter. That 10% of fuel saved also helps to reduce vehicle emissions related pollution.

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K&N Engineering, Inc. of Riverside, California, is the inventor and leading innovator of High Flow Technology and Lifetime air filters for automotive applications. K&N has been manufacturing our exclusive line of Lifetime air filters in Riverside California for more than 35 years. We continue to lead the way in pioneering new and innovative technologies designed to allow your car, truck, boat, or motorcycle to get all the air it needs to perform its very best. K&N Engineering, now a truly global company with offices in the U.K. and the Netherlands, continues to exist as a family owned business with an enthusiast mindset and a direct connection with motor sports that carries over throughout all levels of management and manufacturing. Today, K&N exists as both the sales and brand leader for performance filters, and maintains a stocking catalogue of over 3,500 part numbers, including an extensive line of factory replacement drop-in filters, performance air intake systems, and High-Flow oil filters. For more information about K&N Filters, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail, or visit