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Consumer Reports ranks Michelin, General, Cooper and Goodyear as best for all-season tires
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YONKERS, N.Y. — Michelin-, General-, Cooper- and Goodyear-brand tires secured the top ratings in Consumer Reports' latest tests of all-weather tires, published in the magazine's November...
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YONKERS, N.Y. — Michelin-, General-, Cooper- and Goodyear-brand tires secured the top ratings in Consumer Reports' latest tests of all-weather tires, published in the magazine's November issue. YONKERS, N.Y. — Michelin-, General-, Cooper- and Goodyear-brand tires secured the top ratings in Consumer Reports' latest tests of all-weather tires, published in the magazine's November issue. $YONKERS, N.Y. — Michelin-, General-, Cooper- and Goodyear-brand tires secured the top ratings in Consumer Reports' latest tests of all-weather tires, published in the magazine's November issue.
Racing vs. street tires: Both influence Firestone tire development
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Tire development is consistently evolving, producing more innovative designs across the board. Whether it's racing or the street, tires need to perform for their drivers....
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Tire development is consistently evolving, producing more innovative designs across the board. Whether it's racing or the street, tires need to perform for their drivers. Tire development is consistently evolving, producing more innovative designs across the board. Whether it's racing or the street, tires need to perform for their drivers. $Tire development is consistently evolving, producing more innovative designs across the board. Whether it's racing or the street, tires need to perform for their drivers.
Jiffy Lube, Midas top auto firms in Franchise Times' Top 200+ rankings
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MINNEAPOLIS — For the second year running, TBC Corp. figures prominently in Franchise Times' Top 200+ ranking of franchise systems, holding down two of the top four spots in the automotive...
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MINNEAPOLIS For the second year running, TBC Corp. figures prominently in Franchise Times' Top 200+ ranking of franchise systems, holding down two of the top four spots in the automotive repair category with its Midas International and Big O Tires businesses. MINNEAPOLIS For the second year running, TBC Corp. figures prominently in Franchise Times' Top 200+ ranking of franchise systems, holding down two of the top four spots in the automotive repair category with its Midas International and Big O Tires businesses. $MINNEAPOLIS For the second year running, TBC Corp. figures prominently in Franchise Times' Top 200+ ranking of franchise systems, holding down two of the top four spots in the automotive repair category with its Midas International and Big O Tires businesses.
Commerce postpones countervailing duty determination in Chinese steel wheel case
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce has postponed its preliminary determination on steel wheel imports from China, to Jan. 7 from the original date of Nov. 1.Dexstar Wheel Co. Ltd.,...
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WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Commerce has postponed its preliminary determination on steel wheel imports from China, to Jan. 7 from the original date of Nov. 1. WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Commerce has postponed its preliminary determination on steel wheel imports from China, to Jan. 7 from the original date of Nov. 1. $WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Commerce has postponed its preliminary determination on steel wheel imports from China, to Jan. 7 from the original date of Nov. 1.
ETRMA accepts Sumitomo as 11th tire company member
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BRUSSELS — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) has joined the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association (ETRMA) through its Falken Tyre Europe subsidiary. SRI became eligible...
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BRUSSELS — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has joined the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association through its Falken Tyre Europe subsidiary. BRUSSELS — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has joined the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association through its Falken Tyre Europe subsidiary. $BRUSSELS — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has joined the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association through its Falken Tyre Europe subsidiary.
Long development journey pays off for Tweel, Michelin
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AKRON — For the record, Michelin North America Inc.'s Steve Cron isn't a big fan of the name given to the product that has defined much of his 30-year career in the tire industry. That...
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AKRON — For the record, Michelin's Steve Cron isn't a big fan of the name given to the product that has defined much of his 30-year career in the tire industry. That product is the Tweel, the tire maker's easily recognizable product that combines a non-pneumatic tire with a polyurethane spoked wheel. AKRON — For the record, Michelin's Steve Cron isn't a big fan of the name given to the product that has defined much of his 30-year career in the tire industry. That product is the Tweel, the tire maker's easily recognizable product that combines a non-pneumatic tire with a polyurethane spoked wheel. $AKRON — For the record, Michelin's Steve Cron isn't a big fan of the name given to the product that has defined much of his 30-year career in the tire industry. That product is the Tweel, the tire maker's easily recognizable product that combines a non-pneumatic tire with a polyurethane spoked wheel.
Auto Care Association: Most consumers want access to vehicle data
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BETHESDA, Md. — Nearly 90 percent of U.S. vehicle owners and lessees believe car owners should have full access to and control of their vehicle's data, including maintenance and repair...
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BETHESDA, Md. — Nearly 90 percent of U.S. vehicle owners and lessees believe car owners should have full access to and control of their vehicle's data, including maintenance and repair information, according to the results of a new survey. BETHESDA, Md. — Nearly 90 percent of U.S. vehicle owners and lessees believe car owners should have full access to and control of their vehicle's data, including maintenance and repair information, according to the results of a new survey. $BETHESDA, Md. — Nearly 90 percent of U.S. vehicle owners and lessees believe car owners should have full access to and control of their vehicle's data, including maintenance and repair information, according to the results of a new survey.
Midas' Project Spark initiative working with car donation charity
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — TBC Corp.'s Midas International franchise brand is launching a national philanthropic initiative, dubbed "Project Spark, to help families, veterans and first...
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — TBC Corp.'s Midas International franchise brand is launching a national philanthropic initiative, dubbed "Project Spark, to help families, veterans and first responders get back on the road. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — TBC Corp.'s Midas International franchise brand is launching a national philanthropic initiative, dubbed "Project Spark, to help families, veterans and first responders get back on the road. $WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — TBC Corp.'s Midas International franchise brand is launching a national philanthropic initiative, dubbed "Project Spark, to help families, veterans and first responders get back on the road.
Conti signs agreement to supply solid OTR tires for specialty equipment maker
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FORT MILL, S.C.— Continental Tires the America L.L.C. has signed a supply agreement with specialty equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. to produce solid OTR tires for JLG's telescopic ...
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FORT MILL, S.C. Continental Tires the America L.L.C. has signed a supply agreement with specialty equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. to produce solid OTR tires for JLG's telescopic handling machinery, or telehandler, for the next five years. FORT MILL, S.C. Continental Tires the America L.L.C. has signed a supply agreement with specialty equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. to produce solid OTR tires for JLG's telescopic handling machinery, or telehandler, for the next five years. $FORT MILL, S.C. Continental Tires the America L.L.C. has signed a supply agreement with specialty equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. to produce solid OTR tires for JLG's telescopic handling machinery, or telehandler, for the next five years.
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Don was named editor of Tire Business in January, 2017. He started with sister publication, Rubber & Plastics News in March, 2013, as a copy editor, and later that year was promoted to managing editor. Don has been a journalist for more than 35 years, including 27 years with The (Canton) Repository, where he served as sports editor, managing editor and executive editor. Originally from Ashtabula, Ohio, Don earned a bachelor’s degree from Walsh University in North Canton. Contact Don at ddetore@crain.com.

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