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TechForce program encourages kids to consider auto tech careers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:20:29 EST

LAS VEGAS — TechForce Foundation, a non-profit industry organization, has launched a campaign to develop a pool of qualified technicians for the vehicle repair business by reaching out to middle- and high-school students.



Former Uniroyal President Sheldon Salzman dies

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:26:05 EST

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Sheldon R. Salzman, former president of Uniroyal Tire Co., died Dec. 26 at his home in Vero Beach. He was 86.



Smithers Rapra expands Chinese tire-testing facility

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:04:09 EST

SUZHOU, China — Smithers Rapra has expanded tire-testing capabilities at its tire and wheel testing facility in Suzhou, with the addition of six machines that cover cleated tire and wheel endurance testing; wheel impact; salt spray; and tire air...



ACA to host teleforum on business challenges

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:00:00 EST

BETHESDA, Md. — "Top Business Challenges for 2018 in the Auto Care Industry" is the theme of a one-hour teleforum on Jan. 26 sponsored by the Auto Care Association's Manufacturers' Rep Council.



Michelin, Pirelli top AutoPacific tire ratings

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:55:59 EST

TUSTIN, Calif. — The Michelin and Pirelli brands earned top recognition in AutoPacific Inc.'s 2017 Replacement Tire Owners Satisfaction Awards, based on responses from 7,000-plus consumers.



ASA conference scheduled for Orlando May 2-6

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:02:19 EST

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Automotive Service Association will hold its Annual Meeting & Conference May 2-6 at the Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Hotel in Orlando.



Natural rubber production up nearly 7% in 2017

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:52:12 EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Global production of natural rubber rose 6.8 percent last year vs. 2016, according to the latest figures from the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries.



TIA sets schedule for CTS Instructor 400 training tour

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:50:30 EST

BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has scheduled seven dates for its Commercial Tire Service Instructor 400 training tour throughout 2018.



Yokohama allies with 'Lemons' endurance race series

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:44:09 EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. has signed on as the official tire sponsor of the 24 Hours of Lemons, an endurance auto race series that features cars purchased for $500 or less, not including the cost of tires, wheels and safety equipment.



TechForce, Arizona Science Center challenge next-gen techs

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:37:54 EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — TechForce Foundation and the Arizona Science Center teamed up recently for a CREATE event to foster future automotive technicians.



Millersburg Tire founder Schmucker dies at 89

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:43:44 EST

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Sheldon D. Schmucker, retired co-founder of Millersburg Tire Service in Millersburg, died Jan. 15. He was 89.



Indiana House committee passes used tire bill

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:28:55 EST

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana House Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee has voted 11-0 to pass a bill prohibiting tire dealers and auto service providers from installing unsafe used tires on vehicles.



Mobile tire installation firm eyes expansion

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:32:26 EST

IRVINE, Calif. — Mobile tire installation is coming to a city near you — if it's not already there.



Federal-Mogul introduces brake rotors for commercial vehicles

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:00:00 EST

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Federal-Mogul Motorparts has introduced Abex-brand premium brake rotors for the heavy-duty market, designed to work in conjunction with its Air Disc Brake (ADB) pads.



Industry leaders hope for infrastructure bill

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:08:02 EST

WASHINGTON — Massive changes that 2017 brought to Washington make predicting 2018 all the more difficult, according to industry association representatives.



Goodyear, STRATIM partner for tire maintenance pilot program

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:14:49 EST

AKRON — Goodyear is launching an advanced tire maintenance pilot program with a San Francisco-based startup whose technology platform tracks, monitors and oversees fleet maintenance.



Love's opens 12th travel stop in Arkansas

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:53:59 EST

ALMA, Ark. — Love's Travel Stops has opened a location in Alma, the first of more than 40 new stores it plans to open this year.



Falken inks sponsorship deal with NHL's Red Wings

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:45:31 EST

DETROIT — Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc.'s Falken tire brand has signed a two-year sponsorship deal with the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings.



Hoosier Racing Tire co-founder Joyce Newton dies

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:39:58 EST

LAKEVILLE, Ind. — Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. co-founder Joyce Newton died Jan. 16 at age 85.



ASA urges members to oppose Missouri inspection bill

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:06:07 EST

WASHINGTON — The Automotive Service Association is urging its Missouri members to contact their state legislators to oppose Missouri House Bill 1444, a bill that would repeal periodic vehicle safety inspections in the state.



Pirelli to equip Lamborghini's Urus 'super' SUV

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:05:06 EST

MILAN — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. will supply six different tires as OE for the Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A's new Urus, the auto maker's first super SUV.



Magna commissions OTR tire production at Dutch plant

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:58:00 EST

HARDENBERG, The Netherlands — Magna Tyres Group has initiated production of OTR tires at its expanded and re-engineered OBO Tyres retread plant in Hardenberg, and is in the process of increasing curing capacity further to keep up with demand.



USTR relists Alibaba as counterfeit market for auto parts

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:32:08 EST

WASHINGTON — The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has relisted the Taobao.com platform of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group as a "notorious market" for counterfeit products, specifically counterfeit auto parts.



Goodyear declares dividend on common stock

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:35:55 EST

AKRON — Goodyear's directors have declared a quarterly dividend of 14 cents per share of common stock.



Honda, Lincoln, Volvo take home Detroit Show honors

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:07:29 EST

DETROIT — The Honda Accord, Lincoln Navigator and Volvo XC60 were named the 2018 North American car, truck and utility vehicle of the year, respectively, at the North American International Auto Show.



ESCO to make/distribute Ochoa Roadrunner tools

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:15:56 EST

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — ESCO (Equipment Supply Co.) has struck an exclusive deal to make and distribute Ochoa Roadrunner Products Inc.'s line of Pneu-tek tire mounting and demounting tools and accessories for the tire service market.



China's JGST sets up U.S. sales/research office

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:34:44 EST

WUXI, China — China's Jiangsu General Science Technology Co. Ltd. has set up a research, sales and international trade office in the U.S.



Michelin calls for universal worn-tire testing procedures

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:56:13 EST

DETROIT — Citing safety, performance, economic and ecological reasons, Michelin North America Inc. is calling on the vehicle and tire industries to consider adopting testing procedures for partially worn tires.



Aeolus-Pirelli deal terminated; Prometeon integration continues

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:00:00 EST

JIAOZUO, China — Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd. has terminated its pending acquisition of a 90-percent stake in Pirelli & C. S.p.A.'s commercial tire unit after failing to gain approval in time from Chinese authorities for an overseas acquisition.



Gem City Tire opens 8th location

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:09:09 EST

PLAINFIELD, Ind. — Gem City Tire has opened its eighth location in a four-state area, a 43,000-sq.-ft. location in Plainfield, a suburb of Indianapolis.



Conti CEO: Free, open international trade critical to auto industry

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:43:20 EST

DETROIT — Continental A.G. CEO Elmar Degenhart stressed the importance of free and open international trade at a media briefing Jan. 15 during the North American International Auto Show.



AutoNetTV, Car Care Council form video partnership

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:39:20 EST

BETHESDA, Md. — AutoNetTV Media and the Car Care Council have created a co-branding video partnership to produce and broadcast videos to be viewed by consumers in independent repair shop waiting rooms.



Yokohama to expand OTR tire capacity in India

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:12:53 EST

DAHEJ, India — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. is expanding production capacity for off-the-road tires by nearly 61 percent at the Dahej factory of its ATC Tires Pvt. Ltd. subsidiary with a $45.



Petlas eyes expanded distribution, product portfolio

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:32:33 EST

KIRSEHIR, Turkey — Petlas Tire Corp. is evaluating options for initiating distribution of its expanding product range in new markets in North Africa, the Middle East and Russia.



Michelin to supply electric car, M/C racing series

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:26:11 EST

BIRMINGHAM, England — Michelin Motorsport is extending its involvement in the burgeoning electric vehicle racing movement, agreeing to be the tire supplier for a pair of new series for battery-powered cars and motorcycles.



Don Blythe, ex-OK Tire, WCTD exec, dies

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:28:29 EST

SURREY, British Columbia — Don Blythe, former president and executive director of the Western Canadian Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association died Jan. 5 at age 79.



Kumho exiting distribution partnership in U.K.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:38:31 EST

LONDON — United Kingdom tire distributor Micheldever Tyre Services and Kumho Tyre U.K. Ltd. are ending a 15-year distribution partnership, in what has been described as a "mutual agreement."



U.K.'s Radical Sportscars tabs Hankook as OE supplier

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:29:33 EST

BIRMINGHAM, England — British sports car producer Radical Sportscars Ltd. has designated Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. its exclusive OE supplier for both its racing and the road-going models.



Saudi prince backing $1 billion tire plant in Saudi Arabia

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:40:45 EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A company owned by a member of the Saudi royal family is planning to build a $1 billion tire plant in Saudi Arabia to supply what the investors see as growing demand for premium tires there.



Michelin restructures, names Europe North CEO

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:47:17 EST

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Group Michelin launched a previously announced restructuring that will reform the business into 10 newly created regions worldwide.



Fisher: A good year ahead for trucking industry

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:58:52 EST

You're probably wondering, "What's in the offing for the commercial tire and trucking industries this year?" The good thing is that the trucking and tire industries are leaving a relatively strong year behind and are starting out 2018 in pretty good...



London driverless shuttles using Michelin 'flex' wheels

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:36:41 EST

PARIS — A fleet of driverless electric city shuttle buses to be deployed later this year in London will use Group Michelin's Acorus flexible-wheel technology to deal with rough roads.



USTMA's Luke elected to CMA board of directors

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:58:38 EST

WASHINGTON — The Council of Manufacturing Associations has elected Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association, to its board of directors.



Avon Tyres backs supersonic vehicle project

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:29:46 EST

MELKSHAM, England — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s Avon Tyres business has joined the Bloodhound Project as a sponsor of the project to develop a supersonic car that can go faster than the speed of sound.



Tenneco taps Ronning as aftermarket VP

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:35:53 EST

MONROE, Mich. — Tenneco Inc. has appointed Bruce Ronning as vice president and general manager, North America aftermarket.



Toyo to back 'Spec Miata' race at 2018 NASA nationals

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:09:02 EST

INDIANAPOLIS — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Inc. is stepping up its partnership with the National Auto Sport Association by sponsoring a Spec Miata championship race during NASA's 2018 national championships.



YTC promotes 5 execs in commercial, consumer posts

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:32:51 EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. has promoted five executives in its consumer and commercial tire business departments.



ACPN announces 2018 scholarship winners

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:55:35 EST

BETHESDA, Md. — The Automotive Content Professionals Network, a community of the Auto Care Association, has announced the three winners of the 2018 ACPN scholarship.



ATA restructures; Nanavati named president

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:08:09 EST

WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Alliance Tire Americas Inc. has restructured its operations, promoting Dhaval Nanavati to president to succeed James Clark, who left the company.



ZC Rubber names McFerrin vice president of sales

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:59:07 EST

WALNUT, Calif. — Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. has promoted Craige McFerrin to vice president of sales for the Arisun truck tire brand at its ZC Rubber Americas Inc. subsidiary.



Continental considers organizational restructuring

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:02:05 EST

HANNOVER, Germany — Continental A.G. has confirmed multiple media reports that the firm is considering a change to its organizational structure to better position itself for macro changes within the automotive industry.



ASA urges members to support vehicle data access bill

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:03:50 EST

WASHINGTON — The Automotive Service Association is urging its members and other interested parties to send a message to Congress supporting a vehicle data access bill sponsored by Rep. Earl "Buddy" Carter, R-Ga.



Love's to add 40+ sites, expand Speedco services

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:31:28 EST

OKLAHOMA CITY — Love's Travel Stops plans to open 40-plus locations across the U.S. this year and expand the range of mechanical services available at the 52 Speedco locations acquired last year.



Indiana to consider used tire bill

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 16:45:00 EST

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana legislature will consider a bill sponsored by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association that would ban the installation of unsafe used tires for road use.



Coker inks sponsorship deal with Mecum Auctions

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 16:51:26 EST

WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auction Inc., the world's largest collector-car auction company, has struck a tire and wheel sponsorship deal with Coker Tire Co. covering Mecum's complete 2018 schedule of auctions across the U.S.



Bosch to give away Robinair A/C machine

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 16:54:23 EST

WARREN, Mich. — Bosch Automotive Service Solutions is giving away a Robinair 34288NI A/C machine during a sweepstakes for auto technicians and repair shop owners.



Maxxis to partner with N.Y. Yankees again

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 16:52:06 EST

NEW YORK — Maxxis International Inc. will partner with Major League Baseball's New York Yankees this season as the team's tire sponsor for a 15th straight year.



Apollo lays cornerstone for 5th Indian plant

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:51:33 EST

CHINNAPANDURU VILLAGE, India — Apollo Tyres Ltd. executives and local officials laid the ceremonial foundation stone Jan. 8 in this village in Andhra Pradesh state for a $280 million passenger tire plant.



Mavis acquires Kauffman Tire's retail business

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 08:39:52 EST

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Kauffman Tire Inc. is selling its retail business — 69 stores in Florida and Georgia — to Mavis Discount Tire in order to concentrate on its wholesale business, estimated to be among the 10 largest in the U.S.



ACA promotes Joe Register to emerging technologies post

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 14:35:26 EST

BETHESDA, Md.



Tire Discounters takes over, converts 2 stores in Georgia

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 15:27:34 EST

DALTON, Ga. — Tire Discounters has taken over a pair of family-run retail tire stores in Dalton and reopened them under the Tire Discounters banner, expanding the brand's network to 107 Stores, including three in Georgia.



ACA accepting Next Step applications from young professionals

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 13:56:21 EST

BETHESDA, Md.



'Falkenspotting' offers cash prizes for hot rides

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:03:45 EST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc.'s Falken brand is offering auto enthusiasts a chance at cash prizes for sharing photos of their favorite rides.



Falken exclusive OE on Subaru Ascent SUV

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:13:55 EST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Subaru Corp. has selected the Falken Ziex ZE001 all-season tire as the exclusive OE fitment on its 2019 Ascent, the car maker's re-entry into the large SUV category.



NPD names Shipley aftermarket analyst

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:08:34 EST

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Global information company NPD Group Inc. has appointed Nathan Shipley executive director/industry analyst for the firm's automotive aftermarket business.



NHTSA investigating Goodyear motor home tire failures

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 17:47:33 EST

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into alleged failures of Goodyear G159 tires on Class A motor homes.



Sears to close 24 auto centers

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 16:32:27 EST

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. will close two dozen Sears Auto Centers, including three each in California and Texas, as part of a plan to close 103 stores in the company's latest round of closures announced on Jan. 4.



AV sales could exceed 33 million annually by 2040

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 16:38:19 EST

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Global demand for autonomous vehicles could grow to as much as 33 million units annually by 2040, according to market researchers IHS Markit, up several hundred-fold from the 51,000 units forecast for 2021.



ATMC adopting new name to leverage ASE link

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 15:08:49 EST

LEESBURG, Va. — The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) has changed its name to the ASE Training Managers Council to solidify the entity's affiliation with the ASE and leverage consumer awareness with the ASE.



Employment rises; unemployment rate steady

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 13:36:18 EST

WASHINGTON — Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 148,000 jobs in December 2017, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.



Take 5 Oil Change to add 'dozens' of stores in 2018

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 15:13:09 EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Driven Brand Inc. plans to open "dozens" of Take 5 Oil Change locations in 2018, expanding its network of nearly 300 fast-lube stores in 16 states.



U.S. vehicle sales slip in 2017, ending 7-year streak

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 15:18:30 EST

DETROIT — U.S. new light-vehicle sales slipped 5 percent in December and dipped 1.8 percent to 17.3 million for all of 2017 — ending a string of seven annual gains that had propelled the industry to new highs following the 2008-09 market collapse.



NR producing nations start three-month export cuts

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 13:33:01 EST

BANGKOK — The governments of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, members of the International Tripartite Council (ITRC), have started cutting exports of natural rubber in line with a previously agreed-to plan to bolster prices.



Discount Tire Founder Bruce Halle dies at age 87

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 23:39:33 EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Bruce Halle, founder and chairman of Discount Tire/America's Tire, died Jan. 4 in Scottsdale at age 87.



YEAR IN REVIEW: Recycling industry's strides

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 11:20:44 EST

WASHINGTON — Companies involved in rubber recycling continued to make major strides forward in 2017, just as rubber businesses in other areas advanced their programs in recycling and sustainability.



Higher prices will boost aftermarket growth, analysts say

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 17:16:04 EST

LAS VEGAS — The North American automotive aftermarket will enjoy increased revenue growth over the next several years as higher parts pricing offsets lower miles driven, according to industry analysts.



Tweel an OE option on Case skid-steer loaders

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 15:50:45 EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc.'s Tweel airless tire/wheel hybrid will be an OE option on all Case Construction Equipment skid-steer loader models in 2018.



Yokohama shuffles top North American executives

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 15:44:53 EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has shuffled executive assignments at its Yokohama Tire Corp. subsidiary, including the promotion of Jeff Barna to president one year after he joined the company as COO.



Cooper recalls 41,000 tires for possible belt separation

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 13:30:21 EST

WASHINGTON — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling 41,014 tires for possible belt separation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced.



YEAR IN REVIEW: Taxing year in Washington

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 13:24:58 EST

WASHINGTON — President Trump dominated the federal regulatory and legislative picture in 2017.



Giti sponsors Rose Parade for 3rd straight year

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 12:51:08 EST

PASADENA, Calif. — Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. served as the official tire sponsor of the Jan. 1 Rose Parade in Pasadena for the third straight year, gaining valuable exposure for the Giti brand.



Nokian launches all-weather WR G4 tire

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 11:15:07 EST

COLCHESTER, Vt. — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has launched a high-performance, all-season tire, the WR G4, the fourth generation of its all-weather product line.



Retreading expert Marvin Bozarth to retire in Feb.

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 09:41:06 EST

BOWIE, Md. — Longtime retreading expert Marvin Bozarth will retire as TIA's senior technical consultant at the upcoming 2018 TIA OTR Tire Conference, capping a 60-year industry career.



YEAR IN REVIEW: Mergers, acquisitions

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 17:08:11 EST

AKRON — 2017 was one of the tire and automotive service industry's most active years ever in terms of mergers and acquisitions, according to Tire Business' analysis of transactions over the past dozen months.



Michelin, TBC combining wholesale businesses

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 13:00:00 EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. (MNA) and Sumitomo Corp. of Americas (SCOA) have agreed to combine Michelin's wholesale distribution activities with TBC Corp.'



Conti brings ATE brake parts back to North American market

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 14:35:28 EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Continental A.G.'s Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket unit, a supplier of aftermarket parts, is once again offering the ATE brake parts line in the North American market.



Emerging auto technologies top ACA's 2018 agenda

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 12:45:14 EST

BETHESDA, Md. — 2017 was a big year for the Auto Care Association, and 2018 promises to be at least as big, according to President and CEO Bill Hanvey.



Kumho exec: Slow industry growth ahead

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 12:15:01 EST

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — The long-term trend for U.S. tire shipments is for very slow growth, Kumho Tire USA Inc.'s manager of market intelligence and pricing told dealers attending the company's recent annual dealer meeting.



Hunter video addresses wheel-alignment question

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 12:07:34 EST

ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. has released an educational video on YouTube to answer the common question: "Why do cars need a wheel alignment?"



Dealers optimistic entering 2018, service on rise

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 14:55:49 EST

AKRON — Independent tire dealers contacted recently by Tire Business said they saw tire sales move the needle a bit in 2017 but reported that their service numbers increased more significantly.



AAMCO locations to open in 7 states

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 10:32:20 EST

HORSHAM, Pa. — AAMCO Transmissions Inc. expects new and existing franchisees to open eight locations in seven states over the next several months.



University of Aftermarket foundation taps Egan as chair

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 14:53:35 EST

BETHESDA, MD. — The University of the Aftermarket Foundation board of trustees has elected industry veteran Robert Egan as chairman.



Patriots fullback visits Sullivan Tire location

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 12:04:50 EST

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. — James Develin, a fullback with the National Football League's New England Patriots, recently visited Sullivan Tire and Auto Service's Truck Center in North Attleborough.



Han-Jun Kim named COO of Hankook Europe

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 10:32:26 EST

NEU-ISENBURG, Germany — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has promoted Han-Jun Kim to chief operation officer for Europe and the markets of the Commonwealth of Independent States markets.



2017: a 'volatile' year in review

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:57:05 EST

AKRON — 2017 proved to be a volatile year with numerous highs and lows but no single overriding "story of the year."



OUR VIEW: Resolve to make 2018 a success

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:58:30 EST

The market could see a repeat of volatility with regards to raw material prices, which, in turn, could lead to tire manufacturers imposing additional price increases.



Telle Tire growing to 7 stores with latest acquisition

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 10:35:41 EST

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. — Telle Tire & Auto Service Inc. is acquiring Shamel Auto & Tire in Bridgeton, Mo., from its founder Richard Shamel.



TIA to offer online industrial tire service training

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 10:46:39 EST

BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association is offering its Basic Industrial Tire Service training module through its online training portal — TIA Online University.



Younger, cooler King Midas stars in new TV ads

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 10:47:19 EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp.'s Midas International franchise unit has resurrected King Midas as the brand's spokesperson — albeit a younger, cooler version of the legend.



2017 YEAR IN REVIEW: Litigation abounds for tire companies

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:04:53 EST

WASHINGTON — Litigation was either a major headache or a major benefit for tire companies in 2017, depending on the case.