Group concludes tire particles safe for humans
SAN FRANCISCO — Tire and road-wear particles do not pose a threat to human health, according to findings released by the Tire Industry Project during its recent biennial meeting in San Francisco.
Private equity firm buys Grease Monkey International
DALLAS — Private equity firm CenterOak Partners L.L.C. has acquired Grease Monkey International L.L.C., the franchisor of the Grease Monkey, SpeeDee and LubePro's quick-lube and Monkey Shine car wash businesses.
Tracey Joubert joins Cooper's board of directors
FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has elected Tracey Joubert, chief financial officer of Molson Coors Brewing Co., to its board of directors.
YC Rubber adding 13 sizes to Duraturn line
LAS VEGAS — YC Rubber Co. L.L.C. is adding 13 sizes to its Duraturn brand lineup, including eight sizes for the Mozzo Touring and Travia H/T lines.
Tire Cologne to host retreading conference
COLOGNE, Germany — The organizers of The Tire Cologne — the biennial tire industry exposition set to debut in 2018 — have added a one-day "Global Retreading Conference" to the event's agenda.
Tirebusiness.com pauses for Thanksgiving holiday
AKRON — Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Tire Business will not be updating its website or sending out the daily Newsmail email of the day's top stories.
Accuride's Rick Dauch elected chairman of HDBF
DEARBORN, Mich. — Rick Dauch, president and CEO of Accuride Corp., was elected as the 38th chairman of the Heavy Duty Business Forum, a leadership group within the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association.
Pirelli 2017 sales, earnings up through nine months
MILAN — Pirelli & C. S.p.A.'s strategy to focus on high value-added premium tires is paying off, as the firm reported a 9.7-percent increase in pre-tax operating income for the nine-month period ended Sept. 30.
Economists expect sales of used cars to rise in '18
LA QUINTA, Calif. — Demand for used vehicles could grow as much as 5 percent in 2018, a panel of economists said recently, as sales of new cars are expected to decline.
Goodyear, Marines collaborate on Toys for Tots
AKRON — Sometimes, Santa needs a helping hand. That's why Goodyear and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve are continuing a partnership they began seven years ago, to collect new toys and monetary donations for the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation.
VIP Tires promotes Timothy Winkeler to president, COO
AUBURN, Maine — VIP Tires & Service has promoted Timothy Winkeler to president and chief operating officer, overseeing all of the dealership's operational functions, and said John Quirk will assume the roles of chairman and CEO.
Antares Comfort A5 LT tires being recalled
WASHINGTON — China's Zhaoqing Junhong Co. Ltd. is recalling 1,916 Antares Comfort A5 light truck tires because of the potential for a sidewall separation.
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