Michelin Challenge Design: 'Concours d'Elegance 2050'
GREENVILLE, S.C. — "Concours d'Elegance 2050 – Future Classic" will be the theme of the 2018 Michelin Challenge Design, a competition that's designed to encourage and recognize young designers.
Amerityre reports fiscal year 2017 profit
BOULDER CITY, Nev. — Polyurethane tire developer Amerityre Inc. reported fiscal net earnings of $33,321 for the year ended June 30, the first full-year net profit in the company's 21-year history.
BPI to boost brake capacity at Laixi plant
MCHENRY, Ill. — Brake Parts Inc., maker of Raybestos-brand brakes, has invested in new manufacturing and testing equipment at its BPI-Laixi plant in Laixi, China, in order to expand brake testing capabilities and increase production capacity.
Pronto names Centric Parts its supplier of the year
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — National Pronto Association once again has named Centric Parts, a manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components, its supplier of the year.
TIA elects 4 directors; fills 2 vacancies
BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has elected four new members of its board of directors, each serving three-year terms.
Point S Canada hires purchasing/logistics VP
BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec — Point S Canada has hired Maxime Harvey, a logistics/purchasing professional, to be its vice president purchasing and logistics.
Goodyear promotes Dwyer, Dauberman
AKRON — Goodyear has made two leadership changes in its consumer business division, promoting Mike Dwyer to chief marketing officer and Mike Dauberman to chief digital officer.
China's environmental inspection causes increased tire prices
BEIJING — Shandong, a province strong in the chemical industry housing a number of tire plants and feedstock facilities, has been under serious impact from the tightening regulations.
Tenn. OKs $28.4 million in support for Nokian plant
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State Building Board Commission has approved $28.4 million in financial support for the $360 million tire factory Nokian Tyres Inc. is planning to build in Dayton, Tenn.
Hankook, Nokian make sustainability list
NEW YORK — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. and Nokian Tyres Inc. have been selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), an annual sustainability assessment of large publicly traded companies by the Swiss RobecoSAM.
Hankook debuts first American-made tire line
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire America Corp. has introduced the Kinergy PT (H737), a premium touring all-season tire that is the first product made exclusively at the company's new plant in Clarksville.
Bridgestone taps Damon to head commercial group
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas has promoted Scott Damon to president, commercial group, U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, effective Oct. 1.
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