Tire Business - RSS News Feed http://www.tirebusiness.com/section/news http://www.tirebusiness.com en-us Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:01:07 EST 10 Michelin ranked among top employers for recent graduates http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180921/NEWS/180929987/michelin-ranked-among-top-employers-for-recent-graduates 20180921/NEWS/180929987 GREENVILLE, S.C.—When it comes to attracting young talent, Michelin North America Inc. is among the best, according to Forbes magazine, which recently named the South Carolina-based tire maker one of the "Best Employers for New Grads." Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:21:18 EST CEAT unveils Row Crop ag tire http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180921/NEWS/180929988/ceat-unveils-row-crop-ag-tire 20180921/NEWS/180929988 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CEAT Specialty Tires Ltd. is adding a radial to its North American portfolio that the tire maker said provides farmers and ranchers with low compaction, high traction and exceptional performance. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:20:34 EST Software provider Podium ranked among Forbes' Cloud 100 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180921/NEWS/180929989/software-provider-podium-ranked-among-forbes-cloud-100 20180921/NEWS/180929989 LEHI, Utah — Customer communications platform Podium recently earned a spot on the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100, recognizing the world's most prolific cloud companies. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:54:13 EST Hankook Kinergy GT spec'd as OE on 2019 Nissan Altima http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180921/NEWS/180929990/hankook-kinergy-gt-specd-as-oe-on-2019-nissan-altima 20180921/NEWS/180929990 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire America Corp. will supply its Kinergy GT tire (pattern H436) as an original equipment fitment on the redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima, expanding the relationship between the tire maker and the auto maker. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:39:39 EST Auto Value, Bumper to Bumper employees to 'parade' to AAPEX http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180921/NEWS/180929992/auto-value-bumper-to-bumper-employees-to-parade-to-aapex 20180921/NEWS/180929992 LAS VEGAS — Nearly 5,000 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper automotive professionals are expected to conduct an organized walk from the Mirage hotel to AAPEX 2018 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nov. 1. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:25:30 EST Alliance Tire, Nexen to raise tire prices on Nov. 1 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180921/NEWS/180929991/alliance-tire-nexen-to-raise-tire-prices-on-nov-1 20180921/NEWS/180929991 Alliance Tire Americas Inc. and Nexen Tire America Inc. are the latest two tire manufacturers to announce price hikes. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:34:31 EST How selling wheels can boost business, from A to Z http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180920/NEWS/180929994/how-selling-wheels-can-boost-business-from-a-to-z 20180920/NEWS/180929994 Wheels sales can add a boost to your business. Edward Koczan offers an A to Z guide on how to implement practices that beef up the bottom line. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:44:52 EST 4 Wheel Parts improves user experience on website http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180920/NEWS/180929995/4-wheel-parts-improves-user-experience-on-website 20180920/NEWS/180929995 COMPTON, Calif. — Transamerican Auto Parts has redesigned the website of its 4 Wheel Parts retail business to enhance the site's user experience. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:25:04 EST ATD's TireBuyer launches new identity, enhanced site http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180920/NEWS/180929996/atds-tirebuyer-launches-new-identity-enhanced-site 20180920/NEWS/180929996 KIRKLAND, Wash. — TireBuyer.com, American Tire Distributor Inc.'s (ATD) online tire sales platform, has unveiled a new brand identity that it says features several improvements that will enhance the shopping experience for consumers. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:10:32 EST Darren Wells returns as Goodyear's chief financial officer http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180920/NEWS/180929997/darren-wells-returns-as-goodyears-chief-financial-officer 20180920/NEWS/180929997 AKRON — Darren Wells has returned to a familiar role at Goodyear, stepping into the chief financial officer position he held from 2008-13. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:09:14 EST Pirelli tapped as OE for Aston Martin's electric RapidE http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180920/NEWS/180929998/pirelli-tapped-as-oe-for-aston-martins-electric-rapide 20180920/NEWS/180929998 MILAN — Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. has selected Pirelli P Zero tires as original equipment fitments on the RapidE, the luxury auto maker's first all-electric model. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:53:06 EST China retaliates in tariff feud, focuses on U.S. tires, rubber http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180920/NEWS/180929999/china-retaliates-in-tariff-feud-focuses-on-u-s-tires-rubber 20180920/NEWS/180929999 BEIJING — China is retaliating against the Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods by enacting $60 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods, including tires, synthetic rubber and butadiene. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:45:42 EST Triangle's North Carolina plant site withstands Hurricane Florence rain, flooding http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180919/NEWS/180919953/triangles-north-carolina-plant-site-withstands-hurricane-florence 20180919/NEWS/180919953 EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — Triangle Tire USA Inc. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:34:36 EST One word to describe Tire Business' expo: Free http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180919/NEWS/180919950/one-word-to-describe-tire-business-expo-free 20180919/NEWS/180919950 The inaugural Tire Business Educates Live Online Conference & Expo, set for Sept. 25-27, is completely online. That means there's no travel and no expense involved — except for your valuable time. And it is free for everyone to attend. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:43:42 EST Goodyear gains fitment on Audi's first all-electric SUV http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180919/NEWS/180919952/goodyear-gains-fitment-on-audis-first-all-electric-suv 20180919/NEWS/180919952 SAN FRANCISCO — When Audi A.G.'s first fully electric sport utility vehicle, the e-tron, arrives in the U.S. next year, it will be rolling on Goodyear tires. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:44:43 EST Monro employee killed on job in Mansfield, Ohio http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180919/NEWS/180919954/monro-employee-killed-on-job-in-mansfield-ohio 20180919/NEWS/180919954 MANSFIELD, Ohio — An employee at a Monro Muffler Brake & Service outlet in Mansfield was killed in a workplace accident, according to the Richland County Coroner's Office. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:06:48 EST Leeds West hires auto service industry veteran as CFO http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180919/NEWS/180919955/leeds-west-hires-auto-service-industry-veteran-as-cfo 20180919/NEWS/180919955 GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — Leeds West Groups (LWG), a Big O Tires and Midas franchisee, has hired Peter Derschang to be its chief financial officer. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:31:50 EST Time to register for Tire Business' free online conference and expo http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180918/NEWS/180919956/time-to-register-for-tire-business-free-online-conference-and-expo 20180918/NEWS/180919956 AKRON — Time is running short to register for the inaugural Tire Business Educates Live Online Conference & Expo. The free, three-day online conference will be held Sept. 25-27. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:02:16 EST U.S. moves ahead with added tariffs on Chinese goods, including tires http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180918/NEWS/180919959/u-s-moves-ahead-with-added-tariffs-on-chinese-goods-including-tires 20180918/NEWS/180919959 WASHINGTON — President Trump is moving forward with new tariffs on more than 5,700 products imported from China — including virtually every type of tire — worth an estimated $200 billion. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:26:33 EST BG Products breaks ground on warehousing, distribution facility http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180918/NEWS/180919957/bg-products-breaks-ground-on-warehousing-distribution-facility 20180918/NEWS/180919957 EL DORADO, Kansas — Automotive fluids and lubricants distributor BG Products Inc. has broken ground on a 145,000-sq.-ft. facility near its existing distribution center in El Dorado. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:59:52 EST Maxam adds deep-tread solid tire to skid-steer portfolio http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180918/NEWS/180919958/maxam-adds-deep-tread-solid-tire-to-skid-steer-portfolio 20180918/NEWS/180919958 DANVERS, Mass.— Maxam Tire North America Inc. has added a deep-tread solid tire to its skid-steer portfolio, the Maxam MS 706 Construction Pro, designed for harsh working applications. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:53:41 EST Pirelli, Yokohama gain OE fitments on BMW X4 sports coupe http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180918/NEWS/180919961/pirelli-yokohama-gain-oe-fitments-on-bmw-x4-sports-coupe 20180918/NEWS/180919961 MUNICH, Germany — BMW A.G. has selected ultra-high-performance tires from Pirelli & C. S.p.A. and Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. as OE fitments on its second-generation X4 sports activity coupι, which launched in July. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:21:38 EST Linglong signs framework agreement for Serbian tire plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180918/NEWS/180919960/linglong-signs-framework-agreement-for-serbian-tire-plant 20180918/NEWS/180919960 BEIJING — Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd. has signed an investment framework agreement with the Serbian government covering the Serbian tire plant project announced in August, but the parties did not disclose details. Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:38:22 EST RNR Tire Express promotes piracy in social media campaign http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180917/NEWS/180919963/rnr-tire-express-promotes-piracy-in-social-media-campaign 20180917/NEWS/180919963 TAMPA, Fla.—Through its newest giveaway promotion, RNR Tire Express is giving one person the chance to walk away with a new set of tires and wheels and have a little bit of fun in the process. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:08:15 EST Volkswagen specs Giti all-season tire OE on 2018 Tiguan SUV http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180917/NEWS/180919964/volkswagen-specs-giti-all-season-tire-oe-on-2018-tiguan-suv 20180917/NEWS/180919964 RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Volkswagen of America Inc. has spec'd a 17-inch version of the Giti Comfort XA1 as an OE fitment on the 2018 Tiguan SUV sold in North America. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:06:29 EST Dan Nothdurft elected Tire Industry Association secretary; in line for 2020-21 presidency http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180917/NEWS/180919965/dan-nothdurft-elected-tire-industry-association-secretary-in-line 20180917/NEWS/180919965 BOWIE, Md. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:03:35 EST Custom wheels tend to mirror fashion industry trends http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180917/NEWS/180919967/custom-wheels-tend-to-mirror-fashion-industry-trends 20180917/NEWS/180919967 Just as the fashion industry is dependent on people wanting to wear the latest clothing designs, the aftermarket wheel industry exists because vehicle owners want to add a flashy look to their rides. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:46:59 EST Tenneco shareholders approve $5.4 billion Federal-Mogul acquisition http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180917/NEWS/180919966/tenneco-shareholders-approve-5-4-billion-federal-mogul-acquisition 20180917/NEWS/180919966 DETROIT — Tenneco Inc.'s shareholders have approved proposals needed for the company's $5.4 billion acquisition of auto parts competitor Federal-Mogul from billionaire investor Carl Icahn. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:56:34 EST ALI strengthens testing requirements for vehicle lift certification http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180917/NEWS/180919968/ali-strengthens-testing-requirements-for-vehicle-lift-certification 20180917/NEWS/180919968 CORTLAND, N.Y. — The Automotive Lift Institute has made the testing of vehicle lifts more strenuous in order for a lift to obtain the ALI gold certification. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:37:59 EST Accella promotes Mike Arnold to Tire Fill Systems VP/GM http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180914/NEWS/180919969/accella-promotes-mike-arnold-to-tire-fill-systems-vp-gm 20180914/NEWS/180919969 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Carlisle Companies L.L.C.'s Accella Performance Materials has promoted Mike Arnold to vice president/general manager of its Tire Fill Systems Division. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:17:37 EST Amerityre falls back into the red for fiscal 2018 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180914/NEWS/180919970/amerityre-falls-back-into-the-red-for-fiscal-2018 20180914/NEWS/180919970 BOULDER CITY, Nev. — Polyurethane tire developer Amerityre Corp. reported a net loss of $38,436 for the fiscal year ended June 30 on 0.2-percent lower sales of $3.62 million. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:47:24 EST OTR tire/retread compound supplier Kirkhill Rubber sold http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180914/NEWS/180919972/otr-tire-retread-compound-supplier-kirkhill-rubber-sold 20180914/NEWS/180919972 LONG BEACH, Calif. — Rubber compounder Hexpol A.B. has acquired Kirkhill Rubber, a Long Beach-based custom compounder whose product portfolio includes rubber compounds for the OTR tire production and retreading segments. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:48:29 EST Conti's A-Z Formen unit opens mold factory in Czech Republic http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180914/NEWS/180919971/contis-a-z-formen-unit-opens-mold-factory-in-czech-republic 20180914/NEWS/180919971 HORSOVSKY TYN, Czech Republic — Continental A.G.'s A-Z Formen- und Maschinenbau G.m.b.H. subsidiary has opened a factory in Horsovsky Tyn for the production of tire molds and mold containers. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:51:24 EST Tweel designer Steve Cron honored at ITEC http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180913/NEWS/180919974/tweel-designer-steve-cron-honored-at-itec 20180913/NEWS/180919974 AKRON—Steve Cron, co-inventor of Michelin's Tweel, received the Harold Herzlich Distinguished Technology Achievement Award, at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:16:42 EST Sullivan Tire acquires Montvale Tire, 2 Boston-area retail stores http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180913/NEWS/180919977/sullivan-tire-acquires-montvale-tire-2-boston-area-retail-stores 20180913/NEWS/180919977 NORWELL, Mass. — Sullivan Tire and Auto Service has acquired Montvale Tire Car Care Centers, a 50-year-old dealership with stores in the northern Boston suburbs of Melrose and Woburn, Mass. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:40:06 EST Texas Jiffy Lube franchisee building 2nd store in College Station market http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180913/NEWS/180919973/texas-jiffy-lube-franchisee-building-2nd-store-in-college-station 20180913/NEWS/180919973 BRYAN, Texas — Jiffy Lube franchisee ABME Auto Services Inc. has broken ground on its second Jiffy Lube Multicare location in the Bryan/College Station, Texas, market, a four-bay structure slated to open in the first quarter of 2019. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:20:23 EST Conti marks 20 years of truck tire production at Slovak plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180913/NEWS/180919975/conti-marks-20-years-of-truck-tire-production-at-slovak-plant 20180913/NEWS/180919975 PUCHOV, Slovak Republic — Continental A.G. marked the 20-year anniversary of its affiliation with the former Matador A.S. in Puchov by donating $9,400 to four local non-governmental organizations. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:48:52 EST Kal Tire adding financing options through credit card program http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180913/NEWS/180919976/kal-tire-adding-financing-options-through-credit-card-program 20180913/NEWS/180919976 VERNON, British Colombia — Kal Tire is rolling out a private-brand credit card that offers flexible financing plans with 0-percent interest options for qualifying customers. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:44:51 EST Discount Tire opens 1,000th store http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180912/NEWS/180919985/discount-tire-opens-1000th-store 20180912/NEWS/180919985 PHOENIX — Discount Tire/America's Tire has opened its 1,000th retail store, a facility in northern Phoenix, 58 years after founder Bruce Halle opened the dealership's first store in Ann Arbor, Mich. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:58:17 EST Goodyear accepting nominations for 'Hero Award' http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180912/NEWS/180919978/goodyear-accepting-nominations-for-hero-award 20180912/NEWS/180919978 AKRON — Goodyear is seeking nominations for its Highway Hero Award, which honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm's way to help others, through Nov. 29. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:19:02 EST 'Convenience' will drive tire industry growth, differentiation — Rich Kramer http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180912/NEWS/180919980/convenience-will-drive-tire-industry-growth-differentiation-rich 20180912/NEWS/180919980 AKRON — "Convenience" is the watchword that will dominate the tire-buying experience as millennials take center stage in the consumer arena, and those companies that figure out how to streamline the buying process will outpace the competition. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 17:12:49 EST Myers Industries preparing to leave Akron for Cleveland http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180912/NEWS/180919979/myers-industries-preparing-to-leave-akron-for-cleveland 20180912/NEWS/180919979 AKRON — Myers Industries Inc. is looking to move to downtown Cleveland from Akron, where it's been based for 85 years. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:42:01 EST Kumho to raise prices Oct. 1 in the U.S. by up to 6% http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180912/NEWS/180919982/kumho-to-raise-prices-oct-1-in-the-u-s-by-up-to-6 20180912/NEWS/180919982 ATLANTA — Kumho Tire U.S.A. Corp. plans to raise prices on its passenger, light truck and medium truck tires sold in the U.S. by up to 6 percent, effective Oct. 1. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:47:47 EST Valvoline buying 2nd quick-lube franchise group in Canada http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180912/NEWS/180919983/valvoline-buying-2nd-quick-lube-franchise-group-in-canada 20180912/NEWS/180919983 LEXINGTON, Ky. — Valvoline Inc. has struck a deal to buy the business assets of Oil Changers Inc., an Ottawa, Ontario-based company with 31 franchised quick-lube centers in Ontario. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:17:43 EST TIA members elect 4 to board of directors http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180912/NEWS/180919984/tia-members-elect-4-to-board-of-directors 20180912/NEWS/180919984 BOWIE, Md. — Tire Industry Association members have elected representatives of three independent dealerships and one supplier company to the TIA board of directors for the coming three years. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:11:45 EST Bridgestone, Cooper raising aftermarket P/LT tire prices Oct. 1 in U.S. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180911/NEWS/180919987/bridgestone-cooper-raising-aftermarket-p-lt-tire-prices-oct-1-in-u-s 20180911/NEWS/180919987 AKRON — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plan to increase replacement market prices Oct. 1 on passenger and light truck tires sold in the U.S. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 16:39:00 EST Bridgestone eyes U.K. retail growth with ETB acquisition http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180911/NEWS/180919989/bridgestone-eyes-u-k-retail-growth-with-etb-acquisition 20180911/NEWS/180919989 BRUSSELS — Bridgestone Corp. has acquired British automotive services provider Exhaust Tyres & Batteries Ltd. in a bid to expand its retail footprint in the country. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 09:35:50 EST Nexen launches mobile phone app for consumers http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180911/NEWS/180919988/nexen-launches-mobile-phone-app-for-consumers 20180911/NEWS/180919988 DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — Nexen Tire America Inc. has developed a mobile phone app designed to help users search for tires more effectively. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:29:35 EST Michelin warns of U.K. job cuts amid cheap tire influx http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180911/NEWS/180919990/michelin-warns-of-u-k-job-cuts-amid-cheap-tire-influx 20180911/NEWS/180919990 DUNDEE, Scotland — Group Michelin is warning of possible job cuts at its consumer tire plant in Dundee amid "extremely challenging trading conditions" it blamed in part on an influx of "cheap tires" from Asia. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 09:35:06 EST SEMA to include powersport among top-trending vehicles at 2018 expo http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180910/NEWS/180919991/sema-to-include-powersport-among-top-trending-vehicles-at-2018-expo 20180910/NEWS/180919991 DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — The SEMA will include a powersport vehicle for the first time this year among the top trending vehicles recognized at the annual SEMA Show. Mon, 10 Sep 2018 17:30:17 EST Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists sets goals for growth http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180910/NEWS/180919994/alloy-wheel-repair-specialists-sets-goals-for-growth 20180910/NEWS/180919994 NORCROSS, Ga. — Three years after being acquired by a venture capital firm, Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists L.L.C. (AWRS) is ramping up a U.S. growth strategy. Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:42:54 EST It's a good time to let your voice be heard http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180910/NEWS/180919993/its-a-good-time-to-let-your-voice-be-heard 20180910/NEWS/180919993 For all the talk and action that has occurred as a result of the current administration's focus on deregulation and tax cuts — and there's no doubt they have had a positive effect on business — it is remarkable how much government continues... Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:48:05 EST Pirelli 'disposes' its Venezuelan tire plant to South American investors http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180910/NEWS/180919999/pirelli-disposes-its-venezuelan-tire-plant-to-south-american 20180910/NEWS/180919999 MILAN — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has "disposed" its passenger tire plant in Guacara, Venezuela, to a consortium of South American entrepreneurs and a company called Sommers Internationa Mon, 10 Sep 2018 12:45:38 EST John Bean releases heavy-duty wheel-balancing system http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180907/NEWS/180909969/john-bean-releases-heavy-duty-wheel-balancing-system 20180907/NEWS/180909969 CONWAY, Ark. — Snap-On Inc.'s John Bean brand has developed a heavy-duty wheel-balancing system that the company said is suitable for shops that perform multiple heavy-duty balance jobs daily. Fri, 7 Sep 2018 16:45:55 EST California court partially grants class-action status in trailer-tire case http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180907/NEWS/180909966/california-court-partially-grants-class-action-status-in-trailer 20180907/NEWS/180909966 LOS ANGELES — A California federal district court has certified four plaintiffs' motions for class actions in Colorado and Florida regarding allegedly defective trailer tires. Fri, 7 Sep 2018 17:36:35 EST Auto Care Association names Impact, Mort Schwartz award winners http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180907/NEWS/180909967/auto-care-association-names-impact-mort-schwartz-award-winners 20180907/NEWS/180909967 AUSTIN, Texas — The Auto Care Association has selected the winners of its 2018 Impact Awards, Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award and Auto Care Career and Education Award. Fri, 7 Sep 2018 17:34:37 EST TireTalent.com unveils program for job seekers http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180907/NEWS/180909968/tiretalent-com-unveils-program-for-job-seekers 20180907/NEWS/180909968 NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — Online recruitment firm TireTalent.com has unveiled the Talent Agent Program, which the company said was designed to help candidates find appropriate jobs as well as provide guidance in the process. Fri, 7 Sep 2018 16:48:18 EST Bridgestone adds 25-inch size to underground mining tire lineup http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180907/NEWS/180909970/bridgestone-adds-25-inch-size-to-underground-mining-tire-lineup 20180907/NEWS/180909970 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has added a third 25-inch size to its Bridgestone VSMS2 underground mining tire portfolio in the U.S. and Canada. Fri, 7 Sep 2018 14:34:32 EST Program set for TRAC Rubber Recycling Symposium in Niagara Falls http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180907/NEWS/180909971/program-set-for-trac-rubber-recycling-symposium-in-niagara-falls 20180907/NEWS/180909971 NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario — The 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium, scheduled for Niagara Falls Nov. 7-8, will consider sustainability from both local and global perspectives, according to the symposium's program. Fri, 7 Sep 2018 14:30:31 EST U.S. adds 201,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate steady http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180907/NEWS/180909977/u-s-adds-201000-jobs-in-august-unemployment-rate-steady 20180907/NEWS/180909977 WASHINGTON — Nonfarm payroll employment grew by 201,000 jobs in August, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fri, 7 Sep 2018 11:41:24 EST Pirelli, Hankook bid for F1 contract; Michelin opts out http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180907/NEWS/180909978/pirelli-hankook-bid-for-f1-contract-michelin-opts-out 20180907/NEWS/180909978 PARIS — Pirelli Tyre and Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. have submitted bids to the Federation International de l'Automobile (FIA) to be the race tire supplier for Formula 1 racing for the 2020-23 seasons. Fri, 7 Sep 2018 11:40:09 EST Hankook Tire rolls out Fall Classic Rebate campaign http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180906/NEWS/180909982/hankook-tire-rolls-out-fall-classic-rebate-campaign 20180906/NEWS/180909982 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire America Corp. Thu, 6 Sep 2018 17:00:00 EST OUR VIEW: Tire makers maintain growth trajectory http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180906/NEWS/180909984/our-view-tire-makers-maintain-growth-trajectory 20180906/NEWS/180909984 While tire sales have remained relatively flat in the U.S. in recent years, there is no slowdown among tire manufacturers looking to grow and expand their operations globally. Thu, 6 Sep 2018 17:42:01 EST Hercules introduces Avalanche RT studdable winter tire http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180906/NEWS/180909983/hercules-introduces-avalanche-rt-studdable-winter-tire 20180906/NEWS/180909983 FINDLAY, Ohio — American Tire Distributors Inc.'s Hercules Tires business is launching a studdable winter tire, the Avalanche RT, to replace the Avalanche X-Treme. Thu, 6 Sep 2018 17:46:02 EST ANRPC to focus on emerging megatrends at 2018 conference http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180906/NEWS/180909985/anrpc-to-focus-on-emerging-megatrends-at-2018-conference 20180906/NEWS/180909985 CHIANG RAI, Thailand — This year's Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries annual conference, set for Oct. 8 in Chiang Rai, is organized around the theme "Adapting for the Emerging Megatrends." Thu, 6 Sep 2018 16:58:03 EST Nexen opens combined Euro HQ/technical center in Germany http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180906/NEWS/180909986/nexen-opens-combined-euro-hq-technical-center-in-germany 20180906/NEWS/180909986 KELKHEIM, Germany — Nexen Tire Corp. has combined the activities of its Nexen Tire Europe and Nexen Tire Technical Center units in Germany into a purpose-built facilty in Kelkheim that was designed with a customer-centric focus. Thu, 6 Sep 2018 15:53:07 EST Apollo's south India tire plants recovering from flooding http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180906/NEWS/180909987/apollos-south-india-tire-plants-recovering-from-flooding 20180906/NEWS/180909987 GURGAON, India — Apollo Tyres Ltd.'s tire plants in Perambra and Kalamassery, India, are nearly back to full operation following a temporary shutdown and subsequent reduction in operation due to late August flooding. Thu, 6 Sep 2018 14:57:02 EST Moody's increases ATD default probability after agreement with bond-holders http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180905/NEWS/180909988/moodys-increases-atd-default-probability-after-agreement-with-bond 20180905/NEWS/180909988 NEW YORK — American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) has a greater risk of default, according to the latest report by Moody's Investors Service Inc. Wed, 5 Sep 2018 20:39:11 EST Tire Business Educates Live Online Conference & Expo coming in September http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180905/NEWS/180909992/-tire-business-educates-live-online-conference-expo-coming-in 20180905/NEWS/180909992 AKRON — A director from eBay Inc., along with executives from Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc. (SRNA), Toyo Tire USA Corp. and TireHub L.L.C. Wed, 5 Sep 2018 16:41:12 EST Bridgestone recalls 2,700 commercial truck tires http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180905/NEWS/180909989/bridgestone-recalls-2700-commercial-truck-tires 20180905/NEWS/180909989 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Bridgestone Canada are voluntarily recalling approximately 2,700 all-position, wide-base radial commercial truck tires for suspected noncompliance with U.S. Wed, 5 Sep 2018 17:02:16 EST Karl Rove to discuss international trade issues at AAPEX 2018 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180905/NEWS/180909993/karl-rove-to-discuss-international-trade-issues-at-aapex-2018 20180905/NEWS/180909993 LAS VEGAS — Political strategist Karl Rove will speak at AAPEX 2018 during the grand opening keynote session, "Breakfast with John King and Karl Rove: How Trade and the Elections Could Impact the Aftermarket." Wed, 5 Sep 2018 15:54:45 EST Will automated plants employ fewer people? http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180905/NEWS/180909990/will-automated-plants-employ-fewer-people 20180905/NEWS/180909990 COLOGNE, Germany — Two distinct lines of thought emerged regarding the impact of digitalization and automation technologies on employment in the tire industry at this year's Future Tire conference in Cologne. Wed, 5 Sep 2018 16:59:23 EST OTHER VIEWS: During interview process, perception is everything http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180905/NEWS/180909991/other-views-during-interview-process-perception-is-everything 20180905/NEWS/180909991 How can you make sure you attract the most desirable candidates in a historically competitive job market? Be aware of how your candidates perceive your company, even before the first interview. Wed, 5 Sep 2018 16:45:15 EST TBC adding Wild Spirit line for light commercial van segment http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180904/NEWS/180909997/tbc-adding-wild-spirit-line-for-light-commercial-van-segment 20180904/NEWS/180909997 PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp. is adding a line of light commercial tires, the Wild Spirit HST-C, to its private-brand portfolio targeted at the fast-growing commercial van segment. Tue, 4 Sep 2018 17:07:22 EST Goodyear CEO Rich Kramer to speak at ITEC Sept. 12 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180904/NEWS/180909996/goodyear-ceo-rich-kramer-to-speak-at-itec-sept-12 20180904/NEWS/180909996 AKRON — Goodyear Chairman, CEO and President Rich Kramer is slated to deliver his keynote address on Sept. 12, the second day of the three-day International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) at Akron's John S. Knight Center. Tue, 4 Sep 2018 18:00:57 EST Pirelli honors 9 suppliers with quality awards http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180904/NEWS/180909995/pirelli-honors-9-suppliers-with-quality-awards 20180904/NEWS/180909995 MILAN, Italy — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. named nine suppliers recently as the recipients of its Pirelli Supplier Awards 2018, pulled from a supply chain of more than 10,000 companies. Tue, 4 Sep 2018 18:11:00 EST ATD reaches agreement with bond-holders, to reduce debt by up to $1.1 billion http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180904/NEWS/180909994/atd-reaches-agreement-with-bond-holders-to-reduce-debt-by-up-to-1-1 20180904/NEWS/180909994 HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) has taken the second major step in the last six weeks to reduce costs, reaching an agreement in principle with holders of 70 percent of its bonds on terms of a recapitalization transaction. Tue, 4 Sep 2018 19:37:26 EST United Steelworkers approve contract at Yokohama tire plant in Virginia http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180904/NEWS/180909999/united-steelworkers-approve-contract-at-yokohama-tire-plant-in 20180904/NEWS/180909999 SALEM, Va. — Members of the United Steelworkers Local 1023 in Salem have ratified a four-year labor deal with Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia L.L.C. Tue, 4 Sep 2018 15:41:33 EST Michelin raises $2.9 billion through European bond offerings http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180831/NEWS/180839988/michelin-raises-2-9-billion-through-european-bond-offerings 20180831/NEWS/180839988 PARIS — Group Michelin has placed a three-tranche bond offering valued at $2.9 billion, the net proceeds of which will be used for general corporate purposes. Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:47:56 EST Michelin restarts mining tire production at Starr, S.C., plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180831/NEWS/180839990/michelin-restarts-mining-tire-production-at-starr-s-c-plant 20180831/NEWS/180839990 STARR, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has resumed production of giant mining tires at its 5-year-old earthmover tire plant in Starr, where production was suspended in late 2015 in the wake of slowing global demand for mining tires. Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:15:34 EST Conti to overtake Goodyear in passenger/LT tire sales — U.K. research firm http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180831/NEWS/180839989/conti-to-overtake-goodyear-in-passenger-lt-tire-sales-u-k-research 20180831/NEWS/180839989 LONDON — Is Continental A.G. on the verge of demoting Goodyear to No. 4 in the world in terms of passenger tire capacity? Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:51:59 EST Pirelli reportedly idles production at Venezuela plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180831/NEWS/180839991/pirelli-reportedly-idles-production-at-venezuela-plant 20180831/NEWS/180839991 VALENCIA, Venezuela — Pirelli C. & S.p.A. reportedly has idled production at its car and light truck tire plant in Valencia, where in the past it has employed as many as 700 workers. Fri, 31 Aug 2018 11:56:15 EST Virginia Tire expands one store, set to open another http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180830/NEWS/180839994/virginia-tire-expands-one-store-set-to-open-another 20180830/NEWS/180839994 SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Virginia Tire & Auto has nearly doubled the size of and is nearing completion of another store, in Vienna, Va., that should open in early October. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:14:18 EST Female aviator christens Goodyear's Wingfoot Three blimp http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180830/NEWS/180839992/female-aviator-christens-goodyears-wingfoot-three-blimp 20180830/NEWS/180839992 SUFFIELD, Ohio — Shaesta Waiz's passion for aviation and science brought her to Goodyear's 100-year-old Wingfoot Lake Hangar in Suffield on Aug. 30. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 20:30:21 EST Hankook unveils EV tire for overseas markets http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180830/NEWS/180839993/hankook-unveils-ev-tire-for-overseas-markets 20180830/NEWS/180839993 SEOUL, South Korea — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has introduced a second-generation electric vehicle tire, the Kinergy AS EV, which the tire maker said offers improved handling and noise reduction optimized for the newest electric vehicles. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:14:59 EST Cooper makes pair of international operation executive changes http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180830/NEWS/180839996/cooper-makes-pair-of-international-operation-executive-changes 20180830/NEWS/180839996 FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:13:21 EST Falken gains OE fitment on 2019 Subaru Forester http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180830/NEWS/180839995/falken-gains-oe-fitment-on-2019-subaru-forester 20180830/NEWS/180839995 RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Subura Corp. has selected the Falken ZIEX ZE001 all-season tire as an original equipment fitment on its redesigned 2019 Forester SUV. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:14:08 EST Chinese trailer wheel makers push back on dumping charges http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180830/NEWS/180839997/chinese-trailer-wheel-makers-push-back-on-dumping-charges 20180830/NEWS/180839997 WASHINGTON — Chinese makers of steel trailer wheels and some key customers pushed back at a hearing Aug. 29 in Washington against allegations the makers are dumping their products on the U.S. market. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 11:08:24 EST Nokian upgrades Vermont warehouse with solar energy http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180830/NEWS/180839999/nokian-upgrades-vermont-warehouse-with-solar-energy 20180830/NEWS/180839999 COLCHESTER, Vt. — Nokian Tyres North America has installed solar panels at its North American distribution center in Colchester to help power the 200,000-sq.-ft. facility. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 10:02:55 EST Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists hires aftermarket vets http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180830/NEWS/180839998/alloy-wheel-repair-specialists-hires-aftermarket-vets 20180830/NEWS/180839998 NORCROSS, Ga. — Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists L.L.C. has hired a pair of auto aftermarket veterans, Jason Yarborough and Mike Perkins, to fill key management positions. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 10:15:09 EST Michelin schedules 'reactivation' event for OTR tire plant in South Carolina http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180829/NEWS/180829939/michelin-schedules-reactivation-event-for-otr-tire-plant-in-south 20180829/NEWS/180829939 GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has scheduled a "reactivation" event for Aug. 30 at its idled giant earthmover tire plant in Starr, S.C., where production was suspended in early 2016. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 16:42:39 EST Smithers Rapra upgrade accommodates testing for larger wheels http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180829/NEWS/180829938/smithers-rapra-upgrade-accommodates-testing-for-larger-wheels 20180829/NEWS/180829938 RAVENNA, Ohio — Polymer products testing company Smithers Rapra has upgraded the wheel-testing capabilities at its Tire and Wheel Test Center in Ravenna to handle wheels with rim diameters up to 24 inches. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 18:31:07 EST Bridgestone to hike prices on Firestone ag tires in U.S., Canada http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180829/NEWS/180829944/bridgestone-to-hike-prices-on-firestone-ag-tires-in-u-s-canada 20180829/NEWS/180829944 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. is planning to raise prices by up to 4 percent on "select" Firestone-brand agriculture tires sold in the U.S. and Canada, effective Oct. 1. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 09:10:44 EST California legislature passes scrap tire incentive program http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180829/NEWS/180829937/california-legislature-passes-scrap-tire-incentive-program 20180829/NEWS/180829937 SACRAMENTO — The California Assembly has passed a bill creating a program that sets a 75-percent recycling target for scrap tires within the state. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 18:31:50 EST Toyo to sponsor top build contest at SEMA http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180829/NEWS/180829942/toyo-to-sponsor-top-build-contest-at-sema 20180829/NEWS/180829942 CYPRESS, Calif. —Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. plans to reward the builders of the best Toyo-equipped customized car and light truck/SUV on display at this Specialty Equipment Market Association Show with $5,000 cash prizes. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:05:46 EST Bridgestone still No. 1, but Michelin-Camso deal could shake up rankings http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180829/NEWS/180829940/bridgestone-still-no-1-but-michelin-camso-deal-could-shake-up 20180829/NEWS/180829940 AKRON — After nearly a decade of "status quo" among the world's largest tire makers, the pecking order at the top could be in for a shuffle in the coming year or two, depending on how well Group Michelin's pending acquisition of OTR/industrial tire... Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:25:22 EST Titan pitting tires vs. tracks at Farm Progress Show http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180829/NEWS/180829941/titan-pitting-tires-vs-tracks-at-farm-progress-show 20180829/NEWS/180829941 BOONE, Iowa — Titan International Inc. is spotlighting its Goodyear-brand R14 "crossover" farm tire for compact tractors at this year's Farm Progress Show, along with tires vs. tracks Ride 'n' Drives and other demonstrations. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:09:13 EST Davanti Tyres to begin selling tires in the U.S. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180829/NEWS/180829947/davanti-tyres-to-begin-selling-tires-in-the-u-s 20180829/NEWS/180829947 PANAMA CITY, Panama —Davanti Tyres Ltd., a Merseyside, England-based company that began — and still operates — as a distributor, plans to begin selling some of its portfolio, including passenger, SUV/CUV and all-terrain tires, in the U. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 06:00:00 EST Bridgestone using 'tailoring approach' to expand OE approvals http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180829/NEWS/180829943/bridgestone-using-tailoring-approach-to-expand-oe-approvals 20180829/NEWS/180829943 BRUSSELS, Belgium — Bridgestone Corp. expects to secure about 100 new OE fitments with European car companies this year, including several with run-flat versions of its popular performance tire lines. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 10:21:25 EST Yokohama dismisses 29 employees at Mississippi truck tire plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180828/NEWS/180829951/yokohama-dismisses-29-employees-at-mississippi-truck-tire-plant 20180828/NEWS/180829951 WEST POINT, Miss. — Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi L.L.C. has terminated 29 employees because they did not meet "pre-employment requirements." Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:15:35 EST U.S. to levy import duties on Chinese steel truck wheel makers http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180828/NEWS/180829946/u-s-to-levy-import-duties-on-chinese-steel-truck-wheel-makers 20180828/NEWS/180829946 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce has determined preliminarily that imports of certain steel wheels from China are being subsidized and therefore subject to countervailing duties ranging from 48.75 to 172.51 percent. Tue, 28 Aug 2018 18:02:44 EST Pirelli joins United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180828/NEWS/180829952/pirelli-joins-united-nations-road-safety-trust-fund 20180828/NEWS/180829952 MILAN — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has become the first tire company to join, and obtain a seat on, the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund Advisory Board. Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:43:02 EST Michelin launching 2nd-generation CerexBIB for harvesters http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180828/NEWS/180829948/michelin-launching-2nd-generation-cerexbib-for-harvesters 20180828/NEWS/180829948 BOONE, Iowa — Michelin North America Inc. is launching a second-generation of its CerexBIB low-ground-pressure combine/harvester tire, the CerexBIB 2, which Michelin claims offers the best load capacity/lowest ground pressure on the market. Tue, 28 Aug 2018 16:10:27 EST Continental pitching farm tires, rubber track systems at Farm Progress Show http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180828/NEWS/180829953/continental-pitching-farm-tires-rubber-track-systems-at-farm 20180828/NEWS/180829953 BOONE, Iowa — Continental Tire the Americas' appearance at this year's Farm Progress Show in Boone marks the company's re-entry to the farm tire segment in North America after a 14-year hiatus, as well as a platform to promote growth of its... Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:35:11 EST Continental earns exclusive OE fitment on upgraded Acura NSX http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180828/NEWS/180829949/continental-earns-exclusive-oe-fitment-on-upgraded-acura-nsx 20180828/NEWS/180829949 MONTEREY, Calif. — Honda Motor Co.' Tue, 28 Aug 2018 16:03:44 EST Tire makers commit $7.5 billion globally to new plants, capacity expansions http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180828/NEWS/180829950/tire-makers-commit-7-5-billion-globally-to-new-plants-capacity 20180828/NEWS/180829950 AKRON — The world's leading tire makers committed more than $7.5 billion in the past year toward new plants and capacity expansions, representing more than 82 million units of new annual car tire and 7.5 million units of new truck/bus tire capacity. Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:59:10 EST Industry reaction to U.S.-Mexico trade deal generally positive http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180828/NEWS/180829945/industry-reaction-to-u-s-mexico-trade-deal-generally-positive 20180828/NEWS/180829945 WASHINGTON — President Trump's announcement of a preliminary trade deal with Mexico is for the most part earning praise from the tire industry and other auto industry sectors. Tue, 28 Aug 2018 18:06:11 EST Sears expands tire installation service for Amazon customers nationwide http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180828/NEWS/180829959/sears-expands-tire-installation-service-for-amazon-customers 20180828/NEWS/180829959 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. has expanded its program that provides full-service tire installation and balancing for Amazon.com customers to all of its Sears Auto Center locations nationwide, including Alaska and Hawaii. Tue, 28 Aug 2018 10:00:00 EST OTR tire maker Eurotire mulls rescue options after bankruptcy filing http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180827/NEWS/180829968/otr-tire-maker-eurotire-mulls-rescue-options-after-bankruptcy-filing 20180827/NEWS/180829968 BUCHAREST, Romania — Off-the-road tire maker Eurotire Inc. has filed for bankruptcy but expects to recover "soon," a company spokeswoman told European Rubber Journal. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 10:59:42 EST New tariffs would cause 'severe economic harm,' ACA CEO says http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180827/NEWS/180829962/new-tariffs-would-cause-severe-economic-harm-aca-ceo-says 20180827/NEWS/180829962 WASHINGTON — Costs associated with the imposition of additional tariffs on Chinese goods under Section 301 provision "would cause severe economic harm to the U.S. automotive industry and U.S. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 17:10:56 EST Court reinstates wrongful death suit against Toyo, Les Schwab http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180827/NEWS/180829961/court-reinstates-wrongful-death-suit-against-toyo-les-schwab 20180827/NEWS/180829961 SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed and remanded a lower court decision dismissing a wrongful death suit brought in 2014 against Les Schwab Tire Centers of Oregon Inc. and Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 17:42:22 EST U.S., Mexico trade agreement to supersede NAFTA http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180827/NEWS/180829964/u-s-mexico-trade-agreement-to-supersede-nafta 20180827/NEWS/180829964 WASHINGTON — President Trump is hailing a preliminary trade agreement with Mexico, which is designed to supersede the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as "one of the biggest trade deals ever." Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:30:24 EST Goodyear 'Blimpworthy' ad to debut during college football opening weekend http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180827/NEWS/180829963/goodyear-blimpworthy-ad-to-debut-during-college-football-opening 20180827/NEWS/180829963 AKRON — College football's first opening weekend will mark the debut of Goodyear's latest advertisement in its "Be Blimpworthy" ad campaign, as well as offer fans the first complete game viewing option from a camera perched inside the blimp. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 15:47:29 EST Denso awards $1 million in STEM grants to 25 colleges http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180827/NEWS/180829966/denso-awards-1-million-in-stem-grants-to-25-colleges 20180827/NEWS/180829966 SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Auto parts supplier Denso International America Inc. is donating nearly $1 million to colleges around North America to support science, technology, engineering and math educational programming. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 13:03:41 EST AAPEXedu to highlight trends in automotive aftermarket http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180827/NEWS/180829965/aapexedu-to-highlight-trends-in-automotive-aftermarket 20180827/NEWS/180829965 LAS VEGAS — The organizers of the education program at this year's Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo have scheduled 18 sessions throughout the show's three-day run covering trends, challenges and opportunities in the automotive aftermarket. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 13:16:59 EST Yokohama, USW reach tentative labor deal at Virginia plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20180827/NEWS/180829967/yokohama-usw-reach-tentative-labor-deal-at-virginia-plant 20180827/NEWS/180829967 SALEM, Va. — Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia L.L.C. and members of United Steelworkers Local 1023 union in Salem have agreed to a tentative labor contract. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 11:02:35 EST