Conti consolidating U.S. textile reinforcements units
BARNESEVILLE, Ga. — ContiTech North America Inc. is consolidating its textile reinforcements business in the U.S. to one plant, in Barnesville, and has budgeted $9 million to cover the move and modernize the 129-year-old Barnesville plant.
House passes tax bill; Senate version still in committee
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a tax reform bill Nov. 17 by a 227-205 vote that would deliver $1.5 trillion in tax cuts while making major changes in federal tax provisions.
ACA webinar focuses on customer experience improvement
BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association will host a webinar Dec. 1 focusing on the topic of mystery shopping and the benefits it can bring across the auto care supply chain.
ACA organizing 2018 trade mission to Costa Rica
BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association will host a trade mission to Costa Rica next year as part of a Department of Commerce-driven export development program.
Triangle eyes North Carolina for plants
WEIHAI, China — Triangle Group Co. Ltd. has identified North Carolina as the preferred site for a pair of tire plants — one for consumer and one for commercial tires — that it would like to build in the coming three to four years.
Pirelli continues rebranding at Aeolus plant
MILAN, Italy — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. is converting production at Aeolus Tire Co. Ltd.'s passenger tire plant in Jiaozuo, China, to the Pirelli brand from the Aeolus brand following an investment program there.
Dynamic to handle Pirelli, Formula truck tires in Canada
SAN DIEGO — TP Commercial Solutions L.L.C. is partnering with Dynamic Tire Corp. of Woodbridge, Ontario, to distribute Pirelli- and Formula-brand truck tires in Canada.
NASTF taps Seyfer as executive officer
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The National Automotive Service Task Force has named auto repair industry veteran Donny Seyfer to replace the retiring Skip Potter as its executive officer.
ACA formalizes relationship with Mexican group
BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association and its Mexican counterpart ARIDRA have agreed to formalize their relationship.
Sumitomo reports lower earnings, despite sales gains
KOBE, Japan — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. suffered double-digit drops in operating and net income for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30, despite double-digit gains in sales revenue.
Michelin's Selleck to retire at year-end
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. Chairman and President Pete Selleck will retire at year-end, concluding a 35-year career at Michelin, including the last six in his current positions.
ACA supports review of online sales tax prohibition
WASHINGTON — The Auto Care Association has joined nine other trade associations in signing an amicus brief supporting a petition before the U.S. Supreme Court to address the issue of states collecting sales tax on internet purchases.
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