Former Uniroyal President Sheldon Salzman dies
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
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...
ASA conference scheduled for Orlando May 2-6
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.
Michelin, Pirelli top AutoPacific tire ratings
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.
Natural rubber production up nearly 7% in 2017
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
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
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.
ACA to host teleforum on business challenges
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.
Millersburg Tire founder Schmucker dies at 89
MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Sheldon D. Schmucker, retired co-founder of Millersburg Tire Service in Millersburg, died Jan. 15. He was 89.
TechForce, Arizona Science Center challenge next-gen techs
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — TechForce Foundation and the Arizona Science Center teamed up recently for a CREATE event to foster future automotive technicians.
Indiana House committee passes used tire bill
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.
Industry leaders hope for infrastructure bill
WASHINGTON — Massive changes that 2017 brought to Washington make predicting 2018 all the more difficult, according to industry association representatives.
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What is the top story from tire and automotive service industry in 2017?
|Icahn Automotive buys more than 225 retail and two other franchise groups with nearly 1,000 locations.||
36% (44 votes)
|Nokian and Triangle announce plans to build tire plants in North America, while Hankook and Giti officially open their N.A. plants.||
22% (27 votes)
|Love’s Travel Stops open 36 travel stops, acquire Speedco and the establish a retread business unit.||
11% (13 votes)
|Tire manufacturers hike prices as raw material prices fluctuate.||
17% (20 votes)
|K&M expands into New England by acquiring MotoStar.||
4% (5 votes)
|eBay Motors launches tire installation service for U.S, as well as automotive technician search service.||
10% (12 votes)
|Total votes: 121|