Keith Crain to receive award at Washington Auto Show
DETROIT — Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications Inc.— the parent company of Tire Business — and editor-in-chief of Detroit-based Automotive News, will receive the Washington Auto Show Lifetime Achievement...
LKQ buying Stahlgruber's European auto parts business
CHICAGO — Auto parts distributor LKQ Corp. is buying Stahlgruber G.m.b.H. of Poing, Germany, in a deal that will yield a pan-European parts distributor with estimated annual sales of $5 billion
Trailer firm CIMC venturing into intermodal tires, retreads
PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Commercial trailer producer CIMC USA Inc. is venturing into the tire and retread business in partnership with China's Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd.
KYB adds product offerings for truck, SUV, CUV markets
GREENWOOD, Ind. — KYB Americas Corp. has expanded its coverage of the truck, SUV and CUV market with additional product offerings in the twin-tube Excel-G and Strut-Plus lineups.
Forgeline to rep Team Dynamics wheel brand
DAYTON, Ohio — Forgeline Motorsports L.L.C. has struck a deal with British custom wheel maker Rimstock Ltd. to become the designated North America distributor for Rimstock's Team Dynamics line of alloy racing wheels.
Employment rises by 228,000 in November
WASHINGTON — Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 228,000 jobs in November 2017, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but the unemployment rate stayed steady at 4.1 percent.
Bodine confirmed as head of EPA enforcement office
WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed Susan Parker Bodine as assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.
Hankook promotes Lee to president, CEO
SEOUL, South Korea — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has promoted 29-year company veteran Soo Il Lee to president and CEO and said he will serve alongside current CEO Hyun Bum Cho as a "separate representative" of the company.
DeSimone to succeed Cole as NETSA executive director
YARMOUTH, Maine — The New England Tire & Service Association has selected its president, Anthony DeSimone, to succeed the retiring Dick Cole as executive director.
TIA publishes OTR Conference program, speakers
BOWIE, Md. — "America's Aging Infrastructure" as seen by head of an influential construction equipment dealers group will be among the key topics of discussion at the 2018 Tire Industry Association Off-the-Road Tire Conference.
TRIB redesigns website for enhanced navigation
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau has redesigned its website in an effort to make it easier to navigate and provide quicker access to the bureau's key resources.
Nexen tires to be OE for Porsche Macan
STUTTGART, Germany — Porsche A.G. has selected Nexen Tire Corp.’s N’Fera RU1 as an OE fitment on the 2018 Macan compact SUV, the South Korean tire maker reported recently.
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