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Michelin eyes $1.3B+ in cost savings by 2020

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:47:26 EST

SINGAPORE — Group Michelin is seeking to reduce its operating overhead by roughly $1.3 billion through to 2020, company officials said at a recent investor's day presentation in Singapore.



Goodyear to buy German tire inspection technology firm

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:45:46 EST

AKRON — Goodyear is pushing further into the fleet management business by agreeing to buy Ventech Systems G.m.b.H., a Germany-based developer of automated tire inspection technology under the trade name PneuScan.



Amerityre reports fiscal year 2017 profit

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:24:38 EST

BOULDER CITY, Nev. — Polyurethane tire developer Amerityre Inc. reported fiscal net earnings of $33,321 for the year ended June 30, the first full-year net profit in the company's 21-year history.



Michelin Challenge Design: 'Concours d'Elegance 2050'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:16:59 EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. — "Concours d'Elegance 2050 – Future Classic" will be the theme of the 2018 Michelin Challenge Design, a competition that's designed to encourage and recognize young designers.



Pronto names Centric Parts its supplier of the year

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:46:07 EST

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — National Pronto Association once again has named Centric Parts, a manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components, its supplier of the year.



BPI to boost brake capacity at Laixi plant

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:58:38 EST

MCHENRY, Ill. — Brake Parts Inc., maker of Raybestos-brand brakes, has invested in new manufacturing and testing equipment at its BPI-Laixi plant in Laixi, China, in order to expand brake testing capabilities and increase production capacity.



Goodyear, Giti, Hankook plants due on stream

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

AKRON — Tire manufacturing in North America is due for a sizable boost over the coming few months as Goodyear, Hankook Tire America Corp. and Giti Tire Group commission commercial-scale production at new factories in Mexico and the U.S.



TIA elects 4 directors; fills 2 vacancies

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:30:11 EST

BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has elected four new members of its board of directors, each serving three-year terms.



Point S Canada hires purchasing/logistics VP

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:24:32 EST

BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec — Point S Canada has hired Maxime Harvey, a logistics/purchasing professional, to be its vice president purchasing and logistics.



Hankook debuts first American-made tire line

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:26:28 EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire America Corp. has introduced the Kinergy PT (H737), a premium touring all-season tire that is the first product made exclusively at the company's new plant in Clarksville.



Goodyear promotes Dwyer, Dauberman

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:14:18 EST

AKRON — Goodyear has made two leadership changes in its consumer business division, promoting Mike Dwyer to chief marketing officer and Mike Dauberman to chief digital officer.



China's environmental inspection causes increased tire prices

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:46:45 EST

BEIJING — Shandong, a province strong in the chemical industry housing a number of tire plants and feedstock facilities, has been under serious impact from the tightening regulations.



A Major undertaking for father and son

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:41:36 EST

MASSILLON, Ohio — During his 44-year career in the tire business, Rex Pennington has performed most every job in a retail tire and auto repair shop and has worked for a variety of managers.



Tenn. OKs $28.4 million in support for Nokian plant

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:09:34 EST

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State Building Board Commission has approved $28.4 million in financial support for the $360 million tire factory Nokian Tyres Inc. is planning to build in Dayton, Tenn.



Bridgestone taps Damon to head commercial group

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:17:08 EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas has promoted Scott Damon to president, commercial group, U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, effective Oct. 1.



Hankook, Nokian make sustainability list

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:42:57 EST

NEW YORK — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. and Nokian Tyres Inc. have been selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), an annual sustainability assessment of large publicly traded companies by the Swiss RobecoSAM.



Triangle Tire USA to increase prices

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:31:47 EST

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Citing increase raw material costs, Triangle Tire USA will increase prices as much as 6 percent.



ASA to host technology forum at AAPEX

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:01:02 EST

LAS VEGAS — The Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo will host a Technology and Telematics Forum V5.0 on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas to spotlight cyber security, Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication, vehicle data and OE technology.



Love's agrees to purchase Speedco from Bridgestone

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:59:55 EST

OKLAHOMA CITY — Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. continues to add to its portfolio, reaching an agreement to purchase Speedco Inc., a Bridgestone Americas Inc. commercial tire and service lube business.



Smallwood to be keynote speaker at 2017 Tire Industry Honors

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:09:36 EST

LAS VEGAS — Richard Smallwood, president and CEO of Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the Tire Industry Association's 2017 Tire Industry Honors in Las Vegas Oct. 30.



RNR Tire Express aids Hurricane Harvey, Irma relief

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:34:54 EST

TAMPA, Fla. — RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels, a Tampa-based tire/wheel business franchisor, has launched a system-wide initiative to raise funds to aid victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.



Bridgestone donates $1 million for Harvey, Irma relief

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:29:01 EST

NASHVILLE — Bridgestone Corp. and Bridgestone Americas Inc. are giving the American Red Cross $1 million for relief assistance in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.



BF Goodrich extends sponsorship of desert racing

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:34:13 EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc.'s BF Goodrich brand has signed a multi-year agreement to extend its partnership with SCORE International desert racing.



USTMA Tire Manufacturing Ambassadors visit Capitol Hill

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:05:13 EST

WASHINGTON — Nine "Tire Manufacturing Ambassadors" visited Capitol Hill Sept. 15 to discuss an issue important to tire makers — exempting imported steel used in tire manufacturing from tariffs.



ISRI issues sixth annual ISRI Scrap Yearbook

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:25:23 EST

WASHINGTON—The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has released its sixth annual ISRI Scrap Yearbook.



Bridgestone introduces next-gen Firestone Winterforce line

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:44:02 EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. is introducing a "next-generation" Firestone-brand winter tire, the Winterforce 2 tire for cars and minivans and Winterforce 2UV tire for crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks.



Nokian opens seventh distribution center near Chicago

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:00:00 EST

SHOREWOOD, Ill. — Nokian Tyres Inc. has opened its seventh distribution center in North America, a 211,000-sq.-ft. facility in Shorewood, near Chicago.



Pirelli half-year earnings up ahead of IPO

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:57:20 EST

MILAN, Italy — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. reported a slight gain in operating income for the six months ended June 30 on 10.6-percent higher sales.



Federal-Mogul expands 'Garage Rewards' to CV technicians

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:22:37 EST

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Federal-Mogul Motorparts has expanded its "Garage Rewards" program to include technicians who work within the commercial vehicle market.



MAHLE offers R134a unit for heavy-duty vehicles

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:48:22 EST

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — MAHLE Service Solutions has introduced the ArcticPRO ACX1180C refrigerant handling system for servicing heavy-duty vehicles that use R134a refrigerant.



Oliver debuts SmartWay-verified wide-base tread

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:53:10 EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc.'s Oliver Rubber Co. unit has introduced a SmartWay-verified, wide-base, drive-axle position tread for line-haul and regional commercial-truck applications.



Michelin, Maxion debut 'flexible' car wheel

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:49:32 EST

FRANKFURT, Germany — Group Michelin and Maxion Wheels have developed a car wheel, which incorporates flexible rubber flanges that they claim can absorb impacts from potholes and curbs and improve ride and comfort.



Canton Bandag founder dies

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:44:42 EST

CANTON, Ohio — Everett David Richards, founder of Canton Bandag Co., died July 4 at age 87.



TBC opens NTB, Tire Kingdom stores in four states

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:56:37 EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp. opened four retail stores — NTB Tire & Service Centers in Alabama, Georgia and Texas and a Tire Kingdom in Florida — in the past several weeks.



Michelin settles Tire Recappers design infringement suit

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:48:35 EST

NASHVILLE — Michelin North America Inc. has settled a design patent infringement case with Tire Recappers of Nashville Inc. concerning Michelin and BFGoodrich passenger and light truck tire tread designs



Conti debuts mobility-enhancing tire technologies

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:07:14 EST

FRANKFURT, Germany — The use of electrically conductive rubber and on-the-fly tire contact patch variations are among technologies Continental A.G. is showcasing at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, running through Sept. 24.



Bridgestone's Annunziato elected ETRMA president

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:46:00 EST

BRUSSELS — The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association has elected Franco Annunziato, vice president and senior adviser at Bridgestone Europe, as its president for a three-year term.



Dealer Tire focusing on helping car dealers sell more tires

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:33:34 EST

CLEVELAND — Scott and Dean Mueller built Dealer Tire L.L.C. into a billion-dollar colossus by selling replacement tires to new-vehicle dealerships. Now the brothers are ramping up their efforts to teach car dealers to be better tire retailers.



Doublestar pulls plug on Kumho deal — reports

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:07:41 EST

SEOUL, South Korea — Following months of debates and dispute over trademark rights and price tag, China's Qingdao Doublestar Tire Co. Ltd. has agreed to cancel a deal to buy a 42-percent stake in Kumho Tire Co. Inc.



Hurricane Harvey spurs flooding, closures — and volunteerism

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:59:24 EST

HOUSTON — Tire dealerships in the path of Hurricane Harvey and its torrential downpour in late August had to deal with flooded roadways, leaky roofs and temporary closures.



TIA seeks bill to apply WOTC to hurricane victims

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:59:16 EST

BOWIE, Md. — In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Tire Industry Association is lobbying Congress to apply the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to disaster victims.



4 Wheel Parts opening stores in Cincinnati, Columbus

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:13:52 EST

CINCINNATI — 4 Wheel Parts is opening retail stores in the Cincinnati and Columbus areas, expanding its presence in Ohio to four stores and 84 in North America.



Goodyear building 'Mercury' plant in Luxembourg

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:17:06 EST

COLMAR-BERG, Luxembourg — Goodyear broke ground on a passenger tire plant in Colmar-Berg that the company said will use "additive manufacturing technologies" to produce premium tires in small-batch quantities on-demand.



Natchez preparing lawsuit against Titan Tire

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:14:09 EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. — The City of Natchez is preparing to file suit against Titan Tire Corp., a subsidiary of Titan International Inc., for alleged nonpayment of rent on property Titan leased in the late 1990s.



Goodyear testing mobile tire service in Calif., N.C.

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:50:29 EST

AKRON — Goodyear has launched a mobile tire-fitting service, Goodyear Mobile Tire Shop, in Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif., and Raleigh, N.C., in order to evaluate the efficacy of this tire-servicing alternative.



Driven Brands amping up hurricane relief efforts

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:42:25 EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Driven Brands Inc. is engaging its various automotive service business franchise networks to help raise funds for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief through the American Red Cross.



Yokohama supports youth soccer field in NYC

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EST

TOKYO — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.



Titan will appeal Iowa decision against Titan Tire, Dico

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:49:42 EST

QUINCY, Ill.—Titan International Inc. will appeal a fine of nearly $11 million against its subsidiaries Titan Tire Corp. and Dico Inc. for alleged environmental violations.



Nighthawk offering discount for Harvey clean-up efforts

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:44:40 EST

ROSENBURG, Texas — Solid tire and rubber track supplier Nighthawk Tires is offering a 25-percent discount on its products to firms involved in post-Hurricane Harvey clean-up efforts in Texas and Louisiana.



Heartland Tire raises money for youth shelter

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:37:46 EST

BLAINE, Minn. — Heartland Tire Service recently raised more than $55,000 for a homeless youth charity through its third annual Heartland Tire Classic charity golf event.



Goodyear enhances e-commerce program

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:54:53 EST

AKRON — Goodyear has enhanced its e-commerce program, giving tire dealers the opportunity to help their bottom line.



Sullivan buys Lyons Tire of Waltham, Mass.

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:03:40 EST

WALTHAM, Mass. — Sullivan Tire and Auto Service acquired Tom Lyons Tire & Auto Service in Waltham, and plans to remodel the location and reopen it as the 41st Sullivan Tire retail store in Massachusetts and 69th overall throughout New England.



TWI slates Tire One dealer event during SEMA

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:52:26 EST

CORONA, Calif. — Wholesaler Tire's Warehouse Inc. will host a gathering of Tire One program dealers Nov. 1-2 at the Las Vegas Mirage Hotel & Casino during the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.



Carlstar expands range of Carlisle farm tires

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 17:04:09 EST

DECATUR, Ill. — Carlstar Group L.L.C. has expanded its range of Carlisle-branded radial and bias-ply agricultural tires to encompass sizes up to 54 inches in rim diameter.



Gabriel expands online training resources

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 16:53:46 EST

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Ride Control L.L.C.'s Gabriel brand has introduced a series of informational training materials on its website.



ZC Rubber opens European office in Germany

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 14:20:04 EST

FRANKFURT, Germany — China's Zhongce Rubber Group has established a branch office in Frankfurt, Zhongce Europe G.m.b.H., to increase its presence in the region.



New reality show focuses on struggling auto shops

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 16:41:00 EST

LOS ANGELES — Discovery Communications L.L.C. has developed a reality show, Garage Rehab, that will attempt to help struggling independent garage owners across America.



NFL coach Gruden latest to pitch Driveguard run-flats

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 12:35:33 EST

NASHVILLE — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has engaged Jon Gruden, former NFL head coach and ESPN football analyst, as the latest spokesperson for its series of TV commercials for the Driveguard run-flat tire line.



Goodyear to supply sensors for semi-autonomous fleet

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 14:53:16 EST

AKRON — Goodyear is expanding its collaboration with Tesloop Inc. by supplying wireless sensors in its tires with the goal of improving tire management and maximizing uptime for its fleet.



Kumho hires Buckham for U.S. tech center

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 12:39:18 EST

FAIRLAWN, Ohio — Kumho Tire USA Inc. has hired industry veteran Brian Buckham as managing director of its Kumho America Technical Center in Fairlawn.



USW files memorandum to reverse ITC decision on Chinese imports

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 12:08:35 EST

NEW YORK — The United Steelworkers union is asking the U.S. Court of International Trade to reverse and remand the International Trade Commission's negative determination on import duties on truck and bus tires sourced from China.



Small businesses may be eligible for loan deferments

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 16:59:40 EST

WASHINGTON — Certain businesses in the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey could be eligible for deferments of principal and interest payments on SBA loans for up to 12 months, the agency said.



Toyo adds premium version to Proxes S/T line

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 16:12:08 EST

CYPRESS, Calif. — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is adding a premium version of its Proxes S/T line, the Proxes ST III, targeted at owners of upscale sport trucks and SUVs looking to boost their vehicles' appearance and performance.



Hercules adding specialty tires to U.S. portfolio

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:15:48 EST

FINDLAY, Ohio — Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. is adding a range of specialty commercial tires, ranging from skid steer to radial OTR, to its U.S. portfolio for the first time.



Goodyear names new Europe, Asia unit leaders

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 11:19:59 EST

AKRON — Goodyear has named new leaders for its European and Asia business units, changes that in turn will elevate Scott Rogers to president, North American consumer.



USW locals ratify tire co. contracts through 2022

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 11:20:48 EST

AKRON — Unionized workers at Bridgetone Americas Inc., Goodyear and Sumitomo Rubber USA L.L.C. have ratified new four-year master labor agreements with their respective companies, providng stability for both sides through July 2022



Federal judge fines Titan nearly $11 million

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 17:39:21 EST

DES MOINES, Iowa — A federal judge in Des Moines has ordered Titan Tire Corp. and Dico Inc. to pay nearly $11 million in fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly selling contaminated buildings to avoid cleaning up the site.



Conti's farm tire revival up and running

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:28:42 EST

HANOVER, Germany — The revival of Continental A.G.'s agricultural tire business is commercially off and running, with the debut of the first line of Continental-brand premium radial agricultural tires.



Triangle recalling 288 trailer tires for air loss

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:45:47 EST

WASHINGTON — Triangle Tire USA is voluntarily recalling 288 Triangle TR643 specialty trailer tires, size ST225/75R15, for possible air loss.



Tire industry veteran offers tips on hiring, keeping employees

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:15:31 EST

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — As someone who has worked or consulted for a number of top 10 multinational tire corporations, I can tell you firsthand there is an ongoing struggle in the U.S. market to retain top talent.



Reports: Kumho-Doublestar deal imploding

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:04:48 EST

SEOUL, South Korea — The pending sale of a 42-percent share in South Korea's Kumho Tire Co. Inc. to China's Qingdao Doublestar Tire Co. Ltd. is in danger of collapsing.



Calif. tire dealers, recyclers oppose scrap tire bill

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 12:56:49 EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif.



Bridgestone adds Americas role to Ferrari's duties

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 09:33:55 EST

BRUSSELS — Bridgestone Corp. is promoting Paolo Ferrari to chairman of Bridgestone Americas Inc., in addition to his current duties as CEO and president of Bridgestone Europe N.V./S.A.



Global tire rankings: Bridgestone reigns supreme again

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 16:24:16 EST

AKRON —Status quo reigned over the 2017 global tire rankings, even as the estimated value of the entire industry declined for a third straight year.



Goodyear opening Silicon Valley tech center

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 17:27:39 EST

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Goodyear is opening an office in Sunnyvale, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, to keep its engineers and other professionals close to the latest developments in vehicle trends and technology.



Pirelli IPO set for October

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:38:20 EST

MILAN, Italy — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. is moving ahead with plans for an initial public offering on the Borsa Italiana, declaring its intent to sell up to 40 percent of the firm's equity capital starting in October.



DuraFiber selling, closing tire cord assets

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 10:00:38 EST

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Tire cord supplier DuraFiber Technologies has put its three U.S. plants on closure notice and agreed to sell polyester yarn plants in France and Mexico, effectively putting the firm out of the tire cord business.



E-commerce expert to address NJSTDA meeting

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 13:19:28 EST

MATAWAN, N.J. — The New Jersey State Tire Dealers Association will welcome Andy Friedland, Major Media Market Group's East Coast director, for a special speaking engagement Sept. 26 at the Holiday Inn Somerset.



Michelin buys laminated maps business

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 13:21:22 EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has acquired certain assets related to laminated maps from Streetwise Maps, the largest publisher of such maps in the U.S.



10 ex-Nokian employees sentenced for 'violating secrets'

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 09:24:30 EST

NOKIA, Finland — A district court in Finland has sentenced 10 former Nokian Tyres P.L.C. employees charged with "violation and abuse" of the company's "secrets."



Icahn/Pep Boys buying Advanced Auto of Phoenix

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 09:26:25 EST

PHOENIX — Icahn Automotive Group L.L.C. is buying Advanced Auto Service & Tire Centers of Phoenix, adding 15 retail stores in the Phoenix metro area that it plans to convert to its Pep Boys Service & Tire Centers brand.



Conti VP to keynote Tire Society meeting

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 14:09:38 EST

AKRON — Juan Botero, a Continental Tire the Americas vice president, and Ron Kennedy, managing director of the Center for Tire Research, will be the featured speakers at this year's Tire Society annual business meeting.



Harvey's worst brings out best in Treadwright employees

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 14:01:11 EST

HOUSTON — Amid the chaos and tragedy of Hurricane Harvey and ensuing flooding in the Houston area, several TreadWright Inc. employees were helping with the civilian rescue efforts in the city the week of Aug. 25.



ACA, auto parts group urging donations to AACF

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 13:14:58 EST

AKRON — The Automotive Parts Services Group and Auto Care Association have made donations totaling $30,000 to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation to help auto care industry members impacted by Hurricane Harvey.



Tenneco begins 'Shocktober 2' promotion

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 13:06:22 EST

MONROE, Mich. — Consumers can receive a prepaid Visa card worth up to $80 for qualifying purchases of Monroe or Rancho ride control products during Tenneco Inc.'s "Shocktober 2" promotion.



AAPA launches 'Vette sweepstakes for auto techs

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 12:27:52 EST

SAN ANTONIO — Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc. has launched a sweepstakes that will give 25 auto technicians a chance to win a custom Corvette and $25,000 in cash.



Bromfield adds CEO title at Toyo U.S.A.

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 10:37:29 EST

CYPRESS, Calif. — Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has promoted Roy Bromfield to president and CEO of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., responsible for all product categories of Toyo-branded business in the U.S. replacement market.



Dealer Tire wins business from Southeast Toyota

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 09:28:25 EST

CLEVELAND — Southeast Toyota Distributors L.L.C. has engaged Dealer Tire L.L.C. to help develop an "enhanced tire retailing" program for 176 Toyota dealerships it supplies throughout the Southeast.



Reklaim's idled recycling plant to be auctioned

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:38:16 EST

BOARDMAN, Ore. — Tire recycling venture Reklaim Inc.'s tire pyrolysis plant in Boardman, which ceased operations late in 2016, is going up for auction Sept. 20.



Tire Business Publisher Zielasko among TIA honorees

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:24:38 EST

BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association's 2017 Hall of Fame class includes two historical figures — Cabot Corp. Godfrey Cabot and Schenuit Tire & Rubber Co.



Goodyear to debut tires with soybean oil-based compound

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:24:26 EST

AKRON — Collaborating with the United Soybean Board, Goodyear is introducing the first commercially available tires made with a soybean oil-based rubber compound.



Quick Lane, DAV revive veterans scholarship offer

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:42:49 EST

DEARBORN, Mich. — Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center is reviving its "Trading One Uniform For Another" initiative for a second year.



Pirelli fall Scorpion promotion supports MADD

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:46:11 EST

DALLAS — For the second time this year, Pirelli Tire North America is working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to raise awareness for MADD's efforts to keep the nation's roads safe from drunk driving.



Liberty Tire promotes Womble to CEO

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:48:48 EST

PITTSBURGH — Liberty Tire Recycling L.L.C. has promoted Thomas Womble, a six-year company veteran, to CEO, succeeding Scott Whitney, who remains on Liberty's board of directors.



Tire makers commit more than $7.3B on new plants, expansions

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:00:42 EST

AKRON — The world's leading tire makers committed more than $7.



Conti debuts Amorplug Ultra track

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:50:22 EST

DECATUR, Ill.— ContiTech North America Inc. is introducing an enhanced version of its Trackman rubber tracks, called Amorplug Ultra, designed for use on the highest horsepower tractors in the industry.



Kumho offering rebate for consumers

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:56:07 EST

ATLANTA — Kumho Tire USA Inc. is offering a prepaid Visa card worth as much as $70 to consumers who purchase a set of four qualifying Kumho tires from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31.



Michelin previewing next-gen ag tires at Ill. show

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:58:52 EST

DECATUR, Ill. — Michelin North America is using this year's Farm Progress Show in Decatur to showcase several prototype tire designs that the tire maker claims represent "game-changing" solutions for the farm sector.



Ga. real estate agent opens Meineke franchise

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:45:14 EST

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Dimple Mahajan, a Duluth, Ga.-based real estate agent/consultant, has opened a Meineke Car Care Centers franchise in Alpharetta, becoming the first female sole proprietor of a Meineke franchise.



Moran honors top Milex, Mr. Transmission franchisees

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:38:52 EST

MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. — Moran Industries Inc. has singled out Albert and Serena Daniel of Frederick, Md., and Susan Trumble of Florence, Ky., as the franchisees of the year for its Milex Complete Auto Care and Mr. Transmission brands.