RMA rebrands itself as U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
ATD opens mixing center in Texas
U.S. signals intent to renegotiate NAFTA
Michelin boss stresses focus on digitalization
CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Group Michelin will focus heavily on the "digital revolution" to create closer relationships with customers and increase information-sharing in the management of tires.
ZC Rubber adds industrial, M/C tires to Thai plant
RAYONG, Thailand — Zhongce Rubber (Thailand) Co. Ltd. has brought on stream production capacity for bias industrial and motorcycle tires at its two-year-old factory in Rayong to support demand for these products in Southeast Asia.
Linglong mulls tire plant locations in Europe
YANTAI, China — Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd. is scouting potential locations in Europe for a tire plant and has attracted interest from Czech Republic, Belgium and most recently Slovak Republic.
NHTSA declares Michelin petition moot
WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has declared moot a petition from Michelin North America Inc. for a decision of inconsequential noncompliance.
Texas Bandag plant marks 45th anniversary
ABILENE, Texas — Management and staff at Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s Bandag tread rubber plant in Abilene celebrated the plant's 45th anniversary recently.
SMP named Federated's 'outstanding vendor'
KAUAI, Hawaii — Federated Auto Parts Inc. named Standard Motor Products Inc. its outstanding vendor of the year during its recent annual meeting on Kauai.
Trelleborg moving forward with Serbia expansion
TRELLEBORG, Sweden — Trelleborg A.B. has submitted plans for a major investment at its Ruma, Serbia, agricultural/industrial tire plant to the local government, the company confirmed recently to European Rubber Journal.
USTMA asks Commerce to exempt tire cord from investigation
WASHINGTON — Specific types of tire cord-quality steel wire rod, tire cord and bead wire should be excluded from a national security investigation of steel imports, the USTMA has told the U.S. Department of Commerce.
SimpleTire.com donating funds for military families
PHILADELPHIA — This Memorial Day weekend, online retailer SimpleTire.com is donating 5 percent of its sales generated May 27-29 to Wounded Warriors Family Support.
Windom leaves Auto Plus/Pep Boys for Uni-Select
BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec — Auto parts distributor Uni-Select Inc. has hired Brent Windom — president and CEO of Auto Plus/Pep Boys for the past year — to be president and chief operating officer, succeeding the retiring Gary O'Connor.
SHIFTMobility to partner with eBay Motors
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — SHIFTMobility Inc. is partnering with eBay Motors to combine its mobile automotive aftermarket service center solutions with eBay's inventory of auto parts.
NHTSA hosting tire-safety Twitter chat
WASHINGTON — NHTSA is hosting a Twitter chat this afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. as a prelude to National Tire Safety Week, which runs May 28-June 3.
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