Sumitomo opens European tire, TPMS R&D center
HANAU, Germany — Sumitomo Rubber Europe G.m.b.H. and Dunlop Tech G.m.b.H. have opened a European Development Center in Hanau-Steinheim with capacities for tire development and testing, production of liquid latex and the design of tire pressure...
GM phasing out Chevy City Express small work van
DETROIT — General Motors Co. is discontinuing the Chevrolet City Express small work van, which GM had been sourcing from Nissan Motor Co. since 2014 through a purchasing agreement.
ASA seeks new executive director
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas — The Automotive Service Association is seeking a new executive director who, in the ASA's words, has the demonstrated leadership ability and professionalism to lead the association.
Caterpillar selects Brawler solid tire as OE for wheel loaders
WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Caterpillar Inc. has selected Trelleborg Wheel System S.p.A.'s Brawler Solidflex HPS solid tire line as an OE fitment option for its line of Cat medium- and small-wheel loaders.
Trelleborg Wheel opens European logistics hub in Belgium
EVERGEM, Belgium — Trelleborg A.B. has inaugurated a European logistics hub in Evergem for materials-handling and construction tires, along with a commercial office for the Trelleborg Wheels Systems' Benelux business unit.
Goodyear blimp charts course to Akron
LOS ANGELES — Wingfoot Two, one of Goodyear's three new-generation blimps, has begun a 2,600-mile journey from Los Angeles to Goodyear's Wingfoot Lake Airship Base near Akron, marking the airship's second cross-country tour of the year.
Pirelli touts OE fitment milestone
MILAN — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has achieved an original equipment milestone with 500-plus fitments of run-flat tires with U.S. and European car makers.
CEAT adds low-compaction tire to Farmax ag tire lineup
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CEAT Specialty Tyres Ltd. has added a low-compaction, high-traction product to its North American agricultural line, the Farmax R65
Cooper upgrades Starfire brand range with Solarus AS
FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is replacing two all-season tires in its Starfire brand portfolio with the Starfire Solarus AS, a "value price-point" line with an expanded size range for passenger cars and crossover vehicles.
Congress celebrates auto restoration, collection
WASHINGTON — Congress has declared July 13 "Collector Car Appreciation Day" in celebration of the role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.
Hankook to play role in MLB All-Star Game festivities
WASHINGTON — Hankook Tire America Corp. will play a big part in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, to be played July 17 in Washington.
JohnDow Industries rolls out new branding campaign
BARBERTON, Ohio — Automotive aftermarket equipment and products distributor JohnDow Industries Inc. has unveiled a branding campaign designed to communicate the strength of the multiple product lines marketed and sold under the JohnDow brand.
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With the year at its halfway point, what is your “mid-year tire report?”
|It's been a great six months. Hopefully business continues to boom in the second half.||
30% (27 votes)
|We're holding our own. Up some months, down others.||
35% (31 votes)
|Business is slow. Hoping it picks up in the last half of the year.||
16% (14 votes)
|We're doing OK, but we're concerned about tariffs and other economic factors.||
19% (17 votes)
|Total votes: 89|