Harvard researchers advance self-healing polymer
Conti, Kordsa developing 'sustainable' textile reinforcement system
Aftermarket auto service landscape evolving
Tolbert joins Kenda as director, business development
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chris Tolbert, who has three decades worth of experience in the tire industry, has joined American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. as director, business development.
Federal-Mogul expands Abex brake product range
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Federal-Mogul L.L.C. has expanded its Abex series of air disc brake products for popular commercial vehicle braking applications.
KYB launches 'Win with KYB' sweepstakes
GREENWOOD, Ind. — KYB Corp. kicked off its "Win With KYB" sweepstakes for automotive service shop owners, which includes a chance to win a "Max Truck."
RepairPal launches Shop Dashboard
SAN FRANCISCO — RepairPal Inc., an automotive repair Web resource, has unveiled the Shop Dashboard for its 2,000-plus certified shops to manage customer work orders.
BKT to add carbon black unit at Bhuj plant
MUMBAI, India — Off-road tire maker Balkrishna Industries Ltd. is planning to establish carbon black production at its tire plant in Bhuj, a company document confirms.
Goodyear promotes Helsel to VP, technology officer
AKRON — Goodyear has promoted Christopher Helsel to vice president and chief technology officer, effective Sept. 1.
Trump dissolves jobs council after 8 resign
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump dissolved the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative council this afternoon after eight executives left the council.
Marks succeeds Cox as ITDG CEO
TEQUESTA, Fla. — Independent Tire Dealers Group L.L.C. has hired Dave Marks, an industry veteran with 35-plus years' experience, to take over as president and CEO from the retired Michael Cox.
IMR: Tool costs, technology top threats for repair shops
WESTMONT, Ill. — The costs of tools and equipment, along with the advanced technology found in new vehicles, are considered the greatest threats to general repair shops, according to an IMR Inc. survey of auto service businesses.
Big O ties eclipse to alignment awareness
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Big O Tires L.L.C. has declared Aug. 21 "National Day of Alignment" in honor of the total solar eclipse that will sweep across the U.S. that day.
Conti debuts General Grabber all-terrain LT tire
FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has introduced the General Grabber APT, an all-purpose-terrain tire designed specifically for on-road, off-road and snow performance.
Milestar launches redesigned website
GARDENA, Calif. — Tireco Inc.'s Milestar Tire brand has relaunched its website, designed especially for mobile users.
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