Tire Business - RSS News Feed http://www.tirebusiness.com/section/news http://www.tirebusiness.com en-us Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:58:50 EST 10 Retread advocate Harvey Brodsky dies at age 81 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170925/NEWS/170929969/retread-advocate-harvey-brodsky-dies-at-age-81 20170925/NEWS/170929969 PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — Longtime retread industry advocate Harvey Brodsky died Sept.17 at age 81, succumbing to complications associated with lung cancer. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:07:52 EST Bad Boy Mowers to use Goodyear airless tire/wheel http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170925/NEWS/170929970/bad-boy-mowers-to-use-goodyear-airless-tire-wheel 20170925/NEWS/170929970 AKRON — Goodyear has developed a non-pneumatic tire, featuring a thermoplastic connecting structure, for use on a line of zero-turn lawnmowers. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:54:21 EST Sentury seeking equity partners for U.S. plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170925/NEWS/170929972/sentury-seeking-equity-partners-for-u-s-plant 20170925/NEWS/170929972 ATLANTA — Sentury Tire North America has engaged Jones Lang Lasalle IP Inc. to help it solicit offers from developers interested in becoming equity partners in the $530 million tire plant it's planning to build near LaGrange, Ga. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:39:36 EST CEAT bringing radial ag lines to the U.S. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170925/NEWS/170929971/ceat-bringing-radial-ag-lines-to-the-u-s 20170925/NEWS/170929971 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CEAT Ltd., India's No. 4 tire maker, is establishing a U.S. business unit in Charlotte to handle the launch of CEAT-branded radial agricultural and specialty tires in the U.S. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:13:29 EST Recycled tires used in OTS-sponsored design project http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170925/NEWS/170929974/recycled-tires-used-in-ots-sponsored-design-project 20170925/NEWS/170929974 TORONTO — Young Ontario artists and designers from Sheridan College Industrial Design and University of Toronto Landscape Design used the equivalent of 854 recycled tires recently to redesign a community space. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:22:45 EST Appeals court lifts ban on Black Donuts managers http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170925/NEWS/170929973/appeals-court-lifts-ban-on-black-donuts-managers 20170925/NEWS/170929973 HELSINKI — A Finnish court of appeals has lifted a five-year ban on managers of tire consulting firm Black Donuts Engineering Oy, according to that firm's top executive. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:11:51 EST Michelin selling 16 TCi sites to T&W http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170925/NEWS/170929975/michelin-selling-16-tci-sites-to-tamp-w 20170925/NEWS/170929975 OKLAHOMA CITY — Michelin North America Inc. has agreed in principal to sell the assets of 16 TCi Tire Centers Inc. commercial service locations in Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Texas to T&W Tire of Oklahoma City. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:37:24 EST 'Rotary Jack' revived as Rotary's brand mascot http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170925/NEWS/170929976/rotary-jack-revived-as-rotarys-brand-mascot 20170925/NEWS/170929976 MADISON, Ind. — Vehicle Service Group's Rotary-brand business is resurrecting Rotary Jack, its 1940s-era mascot, to represent the brand as it broadens its Rotary-brand vehicle lift product portfolio with wheel service equipment. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:27:48 EST Patriots' James Develin visits Sullivan Tire D/C http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170922/NEWS/170929978/patriots-james-develin-visits-sullivan-tire-d-c 20170922/NEWS/170929978 TAUNTON, Mass. — New England Patriots fullback James Develin recently visited Sullivan Tire and Auto Service's Taunton distribution center, where he met with employees, signed autographs and talked football. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:30:56 EST Nokian launches all-season tire for SUV/CUV market http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170922/NEWS/170929979/nokian-launches-all-season-tire-for-suv-cuv-market 20170922/NEWS/170929979 DAYTON, Tenn. — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. not only broke ground on its first U.S. tire plant this week, it also launched one of the products it eventually plans to produce there. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:11:53 EST Allens close in on 40 years of working together in dealership http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170922/NEWS/170929980/allens-close-in-on-40-years-of-working-together-in-dealership 20170922/NEWS/170929980 RICHMOND, Va. — Kay and Gary Allen are like so many other couples deep into their fourth decade of marriage — laughing together, often finishing each other's sentences. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:01:25 EST Effects of improper inflation pressure on treadwear http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170922/NEWS/170929981/effects-of-improper-inflation-pressure-on-treadwear 20170922/NEWS/170929981 Maintaining the proper inflation pressure in tires is the single most important thing you can do to get the most mileage out of a tire. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:33:00 EST Chicago-area car dealers, mechanics settle contract http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170922/NEWS/170929984/chicago-area-car-dealers-mechanics-settle-contract 20170922/NEWS/170929984 CHICAGO — Mechanics at Chicago-area new-car dealerships returned to work on Sept. 19 after agreeing to a new four-year contract, ending a strike that lasted about seven weeks. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:14:40 EST Conti extends sustainability efforts to suppliers http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170922/NEWS/170929982/conti-extends-sustainability-efforts-to-suppliers 20170922/NEWS/170929982 HANOVER, Germany — Continental A.G. is stepping up its sustainability efforts with the appointment of service provider Eco Vadis Inc. to "conduct continuous sustainability evaluation" of suppliers to its tire and rubber operations Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:15:30 EST 'Scrap to Profit' sets conference schedule, speakers http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170922/NEWS/170929983/scrap-to-profit-sets-conference-schedule-speakers 20170922/NEWS/170929983 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — "Innovating and Improving Scrap Tire Markets" is the theme of the seventh Scrap to Profit Conference, scheduled for Oct. 25-26 at the Inn at Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:10:43 EST Nokian breaks ground on first North American tire plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170922/NEWS/170929985/nokian-breaks-ground-on-first-north-american-tire-plant 20170922/NEWS/170929985 DAYTON, Tenn. — The finish line may be two years away for Nokian Tyre P.L.C.'s journey to produce its first tire in North America, but the Finnish company took a major step toward that goal on Sept. 20. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:23:45 EST YRC completes 'Forever Forest' tree-planting initiative http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170921/NEWS/170929987/yrc-completes-forever-forest-tree-planting-initiative 20170921/NEWS/170929987 HIRATSUKA, Japan — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has achieved its decade-old goal of planting 500,000 trees at its facilities worldwide as part of the company's centennial celebration. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:10:10 EST ACA announces Impact Award winners http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170921/NEWS/170929989/aca-announces-impact-award-winners 20170921/NEWS/170929989 SAN FRANCISCO — The Auto Care Association has announced the 2017 winners of its "Impact Award: Four for the Future." Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:06:15 EST Eavers family juggles running dealership, museum, cheese shop http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170921/NEWS/170929992/eavers-family-juggles-running-dealership-museum-cheese-shop 20170921/NEWS/170929992 STUARTS DRAFT, Va. — Since 1949, when Eddie Eavers opened his gas station in Stuarts Draft, the Eavers family has been a friendly and welcoming business presence in the town and the region. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:07:27 EST India sets import duties on China truck tires http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170921/NEWS/170929988/india-sets-import-duties-on-china-truck-tires 20170921/NEWS/170929988 NEW DELHI, India — India's ministry of finance has imposed anti-dumping duties on radial truck and bus tires imported from China following an investigation that found that Chinese TBR tires had been exported to India at "below normal value." Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:07:07 EST OTHER VIEWS: Men can play key role as mentor to women http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170921/NEWS/170929991/other-views-men-can-play-key-role-as-mentor-to-women 20170921/NEWS/170929991 Many male executives, managers and trainers are uncomfortable with one-on-one mentoring in cross-gender relationships. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:20:50 EST Federal Reserve holds key interest rate steady http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170921/NEWS/170929990/federal-reserve-holds-key-interest-rate-steady 20170921/NEWS/170929990 WASHINGTON — The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve System has voted to keep a key interest rate at its current level for the time being. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:20:38 EST Nokian breaks ground on Tenn. tire plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170920/NEWS/170929993/nokian-breaks-ground-on-tenn-tire-plant 20170920/NEWS/170929993 DAYTON, Tenn. — The smiles were almost as abundant as the southeast heat and humidity Wednesday afternoon as executives from Nokian Tyres P.L.C. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:03:46 EST Ukrainian finds success in tire industry http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170920/NEWS/170929994/ukrainian-finds-success-in-tire-industry 20170920/NEWS/170929994 CHICAGO — It is the oft-told story of a young man who comes to America to make his fortune. Volodymyr Barabakh came to the U.S. from Ukraine in 2005, mostly to join his family. However, Mr. Barabakh also intended to find success in his new country. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:44:21 EST OUR VIEW: Disaster brings out best in Texas dealers http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170920/NEWS/170929995/-our-view-disaster-brings-out-best-in-texas-dealers 20170920/NEWS/170929995 AKRON — Until a couple of weeks ago, many Americans probably had a pretty dismal opinion of their fellow Americans after viewing hate-filled speeches, protests and crimes going on around the country. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:02:06 EST IMSA tabs Michelin to be tire supplier from 2019 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170920/NEWS/170929996/imsa-tabs-michelin-to-be-tire-supplier-from-2019 20170920/NEWS/170929996 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The International Motor Sports Association has selected Michelin North America Inc. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:03:26 EST Conti to bow out of IMSA race tire deals http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170920/NEWS/170929997/conti-to-bow-out-of-imsa-race-tire-deals 20170920/NEWS/170929997 FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. will bow out of its race tire supply contract with the International Motor Sports Association at the end of the 2018 season, ending a run that started with the 2010 season. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:37:43 EST Michelin eyes $1.3B+ in cost savings by 2020 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170920/NEWS/170929998/michelin-eyes-1-3b-in-cost-savings-by-2020 20170920/NEWS/170929998 SINGAPORE — Group Michelin is seeking to reduce its operating overhead by roughly $1.3 billion through to 2020, company officials said at a recent investor's day presentation in Singapore. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:47:26 EST Goodyear to buy German tire inspection technology firm http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170920/NEWS/170929999/goodyear-to-buy-german-tire-inspection-technology-firm 20170920/NEWS/170929999 AKRON — Goodyear is pushing further into the fleet management business by agreeing to buy Ventech Systems G.m.b.H., a Germany-based developer of automated tire inspection technology under the trade name PneuScan. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:45:46 EST Amerityre reports fiscal year 2017 profit http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170919/NEWS/170919944/amerityre-reports-fiscal-year-2017-profit 20170919/NEWS/170919944 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. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:24:38 EST Michelin Challenge Design: 'Concours d'Elegance 2050' http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170919/NEWS/170919945/michelin-challenge-design-concours-delegance-2050 20170919/NEWS/170919945 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. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:16:59 EST Pronto names Centric Parts its supplier of the year http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170919/NEWS/170919947/pronto-names-centric-parts-its-supplier-of-the-year 20170919/NEWS/170919947 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. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:46:07 EST BPI to boost brake capacity at Laixi plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170919/NEWS/170919946/bpi-to-boost-brake-capacity-at-laixi-plant 20170919/NEWS/170919946 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. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:58:38 EST Goodyear, Giti, Hankook plants due on stream http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170919/NEWS/170919948/goodyear-giti-hankook-plants-due-on-stream 20170919/NEWS/170919948 AKRON — Tire manufacturing in North America is due for a sizable boost over the coming few months as Goodyear, Hankook Tire America Corp. and Giti Tire Group commission commercial-scale production at new factories in Mexico and the U.S. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST TIA elects 4 directors; fills 2 vacancies http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170919/NEWS/170919949/tia-elects-4-directors-fills-2-vacancies 20170919/NEWS/170919949 BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has elected four new members of its board of directors, each serving three-year terms. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:30:11 EST Point S Canada hires purchasing/logistics VP http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170919/NEWS/170919950/point-s-canada-hires-purchasing-logistics-vp 20170919/NEWS/170919950 BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec — Point S Canada has hired Maxime Harvey, a logistics/purchasing professional, to be its vice president purchasing and logistics. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:24:32 EST Hankook debuts first American-made tire line http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170918/NEWS/170919956/hankook-debuts-first-american-made-tire-line 20170918/NEWS/170919956 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. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:26:28 EST Goodyear promotes Dwyer, Dauberman http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170918/NEWS/170919951/goodyear-promotes-dwyer-dauberman 20170918/NEWS/170919951 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. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:14:18 EST China's environmental inspection causes increased tire prices http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170918/NEWS/170919952/chinas-environmental-inspection-causes-increased-tire-prices 20170918/NEWS/170919952 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. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:46:45 EST A Major undertaking for father and son http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170918/NEWS/170919953/-a-major-undertaking-for-father-and-son 20170918/NEWS/170919953 MASSILLON, Ohio — During his 44-year career in the tire business, Rex Pennington has performed most every job in a retail tire and auto repair shop and has worked for a variety of managers. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:41:36 EST Tenn. OKs $28.4 million in support for Nokian plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170918/NEWS/170919954/tenn-oks-28-4-million-in-support-for-nokian-plant 20170918/NEWS/170919954 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. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:09:34 EST Bridgestone taps Damon to head commercial group http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170918/NEWS/170919957/bridgestone-taps-damon-to-head-commercial-group 20170918/NEWS/170919957 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas has promoted Scott Damon to president, commercial group, U.S. and Canada for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, effective Oct. 1. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:17:08 EST Hankook, Nokian make sustainability list http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170918/NEWS/170919955/hankook-nokian-make-sustainability-list 20170918/NEWS/170919955 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. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:42:57 EST Triangle Tire USA to increase prices http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170918/NEWS/170919958/triangle-tire-usa-to-increase-prices 20170918/NEWS/170919958 FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Citing increase raw material costs, Triangle Tire USA will increase prices as much as 6 percent. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:31:47 EST ASA to host technology forum at AAPEX http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170915/NEWS/170919964/asa-to-host-technology-forum-at-aapex 20170915/NEWS/170919964 LAS VEGAS — The Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo will host a Technology and Telematics Forum V5.0 on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas to spotlight cyber security, Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication, vehicle data and OE technology. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:01:02 EST Love's agrees to purchase Speedco from Bridgestone http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170915/NEWS/170919962/loves-agrees-to-purchase-speedco-from-bridgestone 20170915/NEWS/170919962 OKLAHOMA CITY — Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. continues to add to its portfolio, reaching an agreement to purchase Speedco Inc., a Bridgestone Americas Inc. commercial tire and service lube business. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:59:55 EST Smallwood to be keynote speaker at 2017 Tire Industry Honors http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170915/NEWS/170919963/smallwood-to-be-keynote-speaker-at-2017-tire-industry-honors 20170915/NEWS/170919963 LAS VEGAS — Richard Smallwood, president and CEO of Sumitomo Rubber North America Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the Tire Industry Association's 2017 Tire Industry Honors in Las Vegas Oct. 30. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:09:36 EST RNR Tire Express aids Hurricane Harvey, Irma relief http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170915/NEWS/170919965/rnr-tire-express-aids-hurricane-harvey-irma-relief 20170915/NEWS/170919965 TAMPA, Fla. — RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels, a Tampa-based tire/wheel business franchisor, has launched a system-wide initiative to raise funds to aid victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:34:54 EST Bridgestone donates $1 million for Harvey, Irma relief http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170915/NEWS/170919961/bridgestone-donates-1-million-for-harvey-irma-relief 20170915/NEWS/170919961 NASHVILLE — Bridgestone Corp. and Bridgestone Americas Inc. are giving the American Red Cross $1 million for relief assistance in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:29:01 EST BF Goodrich extends sponsorship of desert racing http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170915/NEWS/170919960/bf-goodrich-extends-sponsorship-of-desert-racing 20170915/NEWS/170919960 GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc.'s BF Goodrich brand has signed a multi-year agreement to extend its partnership with SCORE International desert racing. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:34:13 EST USTMA Tire Manufacturing Ambassadors visit Capitol Hill http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170915/NEWS/170919959/ustma-tire-manufacturing-ambassadors-visit-capitol-hill 20170915/NEWS/170919959 WASHINGTON — Nine "Tire Manufacturing Ambassadors" visited Capitol Hill Sept. 15 to discuss an issue important to tire makers — exempting imported steel used in tire manufacturing from tariffs. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:05:13 EST ISRI issues sixth annual ISRI Scrap Yearbook http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170915/NEWS/170919966/isri-issues-sixth-annual-isri-scrap-yearbook 20170915/NEWS/170919966 WASHINGTON—The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has released its sixth annual ISRI Scrap Yearbook. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:25:23 EST Bridgestone introduces next-gen Firestone Winterforce line http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170914/NEWS/170919973/bridgestone-introduces-next-gen-firestone-winterforce-line 20170914/NEWS/170919973 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. is introducing a "next-generation" Firestone-brand winter tire, the Winterforce 2 tire for cars and minivans and Winterforce 2UV tire for crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:44:02 EST Nokian opens seventh distribution center near Chicago http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170914/NEWS/170919969/nokian-opens-seventh-distribution-center-near-chicago 20170914/NEWS/170919969 SHOREWOOD, Ill. — Nokian Tyres Inc. has opened its seventh distribution center in North America, a 211,000-sq.-ft. facility in Shorewood, near Chicago. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:00:00 EST Pirelli half-year earnings up ahead of IPO http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170914/NEWS/170919967/pirelli-half-year-earnings-up-ahead-of-ipo 20170914/NEWS/170919967 MILAN, Italy — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. reported a slight gain in operating income for the six months ended June 30 on 10.6-percent higher sales. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:57:20 EST Federal-Mogul expands 'Garage Rewards' to CV technicians http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170914/NEWS/170919974/federal-mogul-expands-garage-rewards-to-cv-technicians 20170914/NEWS/170919974 SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Federal-Mogul Motorparts has expanded its "Garage Rewards" program to include technicians who work within the commercial vehicle market. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:22:37 EST MAHLE offers R134a unit for heavy-duty vehicles http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170914/NEWS/170919972/mahle-offers-r134a-unit-for-heavy-duty-vehicles 20170914/NEWS/170919972 FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — MAHLE Service Solutions has introduced the ArcticPRO ACX1180C refrigerant handling system for servicing heavy-duty vehicles that use R134a refrigerant. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:48:22 EST Oliver debuts SmartWay-verified wide-base tread http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170914/NEWS/170919971/oliver-debuts-smartway-verified-wide-base-tread 20170914/NEWS/170919971 GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc.'s Oliver Rubber Co. unit has introduced a SmartWay-verified, wide-base, drive-axle position tread for line-haul and regional commercial-truck applications. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:53:10 EST Michelin, Maxion debut 'flexible' car wheel http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170914/NEWS/170919970/michelin-maxion-debut-flexible-car-wheel 20170914/NEWS/170919970 FRANKFURT, Germany — Group Michelin and Maxion Wheels have developed a car wheel, which incorporates flexible rubber flanges that they claim can absorb impacts from potholes and curbs and improve ride and comfort. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:49:32 EST Canton Bandag founder dies http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170914/NEWS/170919968/canton-bandag-founder-dies 20170914/NEWS/170919968 CANTON, Ohio — Everett David Richards, founder of Canton Bandag Co., died July 4 at age 87. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:44:42 EST TBC opens NTB, Tire Kingdom stores in four states http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170913/NEWS/170919975/tbc-opens-ntb-tire-kingdom-stores-in-four-states 20170913/NEWS/170919975 PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp. opened four retail stores — NTB Tire & Service Centers in Alabama, Georgia and Texas and a Tire Kingdom in Florida — in the past several weeks. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:56:37 EST Michelin settles Tire Recappers design infringement suit http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170913/NEWS/170919976/michelin-settles-tire-recappers-design-infringement-suit 20170913/NEWS/170919976 NASHVILLE — Michelin North America Inc. has settled a design patent infringement case with Tire Recappers of Nashville Inc. concerning Michelin and BFGoodrich passenger and light truck tire tread designs Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:48:35 EST Conti debuts mobility-enhancing tire technologies http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170913/NEWS/170919978/conti-debuts-mobility-enhancing-tire-technologies 20170913/NEWS/170919978 FRANKFURT, Germany — The use of electrically conductive rubber and on-the-fly tire contact patch variations are among technologies Continental A.G. is showcasing at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, running through Sept. 24. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:07:14 EST Bridgestone's Annunziato elected ETRMA president http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170913/NEWS/170919977/bridgestones-annunziato-elected-etrma-president 20170913/NEWS/170919977 BRUSSELS — The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association has elected Franco Annunziato, vice president and senior adviser at Bridgestone Europe, as its president for a three-year term. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:46:00 EST Dealer Tire focusing on helping car dealers sell more tires http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170913/NEWS/170919979/dealer-tire-focusing-on-helping-car-dealers-sell-more-tires 20170913/NEWS/170919979 CLEVELAND — Scott and Dean Mueller built Dealer Tire L.L.C. into a billion-dollar colossus by selling replacement tires to new-vehicle dealerships. Now the brothers are ramping up their efforts to teach car dealers to be better tire retailers. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:33:34 EST Doublestar pulls plug on Kumho deal — reports http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170913/NEWS/170919982/doublestar-pulls-plug-on-kumho-deal-reports 20170913/NEWS/170919982 SEOUL, South Korea — Following months of debates and dispute over trademark rights and price tag, China's Qingdao Doublestar Tire Co. Ltd. has agreed to cancel a deal to buy a 42-percent stake in Kumho Tire Co. Inc. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:07:41 EST Hurricane Harvey spurs flooding, closures — and volunteerism http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170913/NEWS/170919980/hurricane-harvey-spurs-flooding-closures-and-volunteerism 20170913/NEWS/170919980 HOUSTON — Tire dealerships in the path of Hurricane Harvey and its torrential downpour in late August had to deal with flooded roadways, leaky roofs and temporary closures. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:59:24 EST TIA seeks bill to apply WOTC to hurricane victims http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170913/NEWS/170919981/tia-seeks-bill-to-apply-wotc-to-hurricane-victims 20170913/NEWS/170919981 BOWIE, Md. — In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Tire Industry Association is lobbying Congress to apply the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to disaster victims. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:59:16 EST 4 Wheel Parts opening stores in Cincinnati, Columbus http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170912/NEWS/170919984/4-wheel-parts-opening-stores-in-cincinnati-columbus 20170912/NEWS/170919984 CINCINNATI — 4 Wheel Parts is opening retail stores in the Cincinnati and Columbus areas, expanding its presence in Ohio to four stores and 84 in North America. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:13:52 EST Goodyear building 'Mercury' plant in Luxembourg http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170912/NEWS/170919992/goodyear-building-mercury-plant-in-luxembourg 20170912/NEWS/170919992 COLMAR-BERG, Luxembourg — Goodyear broke ground on a passenger tire plant in Colmar-Berg that the company said will use "additive manufacturing technologies" to produce premium tires in small-batch quantities on-demand. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:17:06 EST Natchez preparing lawsuit against Titan Tire http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170912/NEWS/170919983/natchez-preparing-lawsuit-against-titan-tire 20170912/NEWS/170919983 NATCHEZ, Miss. — The City of Natchez is preparing to file suit against Titan Tire Corp., a subsidiary of Titan International Inc., for alleged nonpayment of rent on property Titan leased in the late 1990s. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:14:09 EST Goodyear testing mobile tire service in Calif., N.C. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170912/NEWS/170919985/goodyear-testing-mobile-tire-service-in-calif-n-c 20170912/NEWS/170919985 AKRON — Goodyear has launched a mobile tire-fitting service, Goodyear Mobile Tire Shop, in Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif., and Raleigh, N.C., in order to evaluate the efficacy of this tire-servicing alternative. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:50:29 EST Driven Brands amping up hurricane relief efforts http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170912/NEWS/170919986/driven-brands-amping-up-hurricane-relief-efforts 20170912/NEWS/170919986 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Driven Brands Inc. is engaging its various automotive service business franchise networks to help raise funds for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief through the American Red Cross. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:42:25 EST Yokohama supports youth soccer field in NYC http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170912/NEWS/170919993/yokohama-supports-youth-soccer-field-in-nyc 20170912/NEWS/170919993 TOKYO — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EST Titan will appeal Iowa decision against Titan Tire, Dico http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170911/NEWS/170919994/titan-will-appeal-iowa-decision-against-titan-tire-dico 20170911/NEWS/170919994 QUINCY, Ill.—Titan International Inc. will appeal a fine of nearly $11 million against its subsidiaries Titan Tire Corp. and Dico Inc. for alleged environmental violations. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:49:42 EST Nighthawk offering discount for Harvey clean-up efforts http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170911/NEWS/170919995/nighthawk-offering-discount-for-harvey-clean-up-efforts 20170911/NEWS/170919995 ROSENBURG, Texas — Solid tire and rubber track supplier Nighthawk Tires is offering a 25-percent discount on its products to firms involved in post-Hurricane Harvey clean-up efforts in Texas and Louisiana. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:44:40 EST Heartland Tire raises money for youth shelter http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170911/NEWS/170919999/heartland-tire-raises-money-for-youth-shelter 20170911/NEWS/170919999 BLAINE, Minn. — Heartland Tire Service recently raised more than $55,000 for a homeless youth charity through its third annual Heartland Tire Classic charity golf event. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:37:46 EST Goodyear enhances e-commerce program http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170911/NEWS/170919997/goodyear-enhances-e-commerce-program 20170911/NEWS/170919997 AKRON — Goodyear has enhanced its e-commerce program, giving tire dealers the opportunity to help their bottom line. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:54:53 EST Sullivan buys Lyons Tire of Waltham, Mass. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170911/NEWS/170919996/sullivan-buys-lyons-tire-of-waltham-mass 20170911/NEWS/170919996 WALTHAM, Mass. — Sullivan Tire and Auto Service acquired Tom Lyons Tire & Auto Service in Waltham, and plans to remodel the location and reopen it as the 41st Sullivan Tire retail store in Massachusetts and 69th overall throughout New England. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:03:40 EST TWI slates Tire One dealer event during SEMA http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170911/NEWS/170919998/twi-slates-tire-one-dealer-event-during-sema 20170911/NEWS/170919998 CORONA, Calif. — Wholesaler Tire's Warehouse Inc. will host a gathering of Tire One program dealers Nov. 1-2 at the Las Vegas Mirage Hotel & Casino during the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:52:26 EST Carlstar expands range of Carlisle farm tires http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170908/NEWS/170909953/carlstar-expands-range-of-carlisle-farm-tires 20170908/NEWS/170909953 DECATUR, Ill. — Carlstar Group L.L.C. has expanded its range of Carlisle-branded radial and bias-ply agricultural tires to encompass sizes up to 54 inches in rim diameter. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 17:04:09 EST Gabriel expands online training resources http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170908/NEWS/170909954/gabriel-expands-online-training-resources 20170908/NEWS/170909954 FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Ride Control L.L.C.'s Gabriel brand has introduced a series of informational training materials on its website. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 16:53:46 EST ZC Rubber opens European office in Germany http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170908/NEWS/170909958/zc-rubber-opens-european-office-in-germany 20170908/NEWS/170909958 FRANKFURT, Germany — China's Zhongce Rubber Group has established a branch office in Frankfurt, Zhongce Europe G.m.b.H., to increase its presence in the region. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 14:20:04 EST New reality show focuses on struggling auto shops http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170908/NEWS/170909955/new-reality-show-focuses-on-struggling-auto-shops 20170908/NEWS/170909955 LOS ANGELES — Discovery Communications L.L.C. has developed a reality show, Garage Rehab, that will attempt to help struggling independent garage owners across America. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 16:41:00 EST NFL coach Gruden latest to pitch Driveguard run-flats http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170908/NEWS/170909960/nfl-coach-gruden-latest-to-pitch-driveguard-run-flats 20170908/NEWS/170909960 NASHVILLE — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has engaged Jon Gruden, former NFL head coach and ESPN football analyst, as the latest spokesperson for its series of TV commercials for the Driveguard run-flat tire line. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 12:35:33 EST Goodyear to supply sensors for semi-autonomous fleet http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170908/NEWS/170909957/goodyear-to-supply-sensors-for-semi-autonomous-fleet 20170908/NEWS/170909957 AKRON — Goodyear is expanding its collaboration with Tesloop Inc. by supplying wireless sensors in its tires with the goal of improving tire management and maximizing uptime for its fleet. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 14:53:16 EST Kumho hires Buckham for U.S. tech center http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170908/NEWS/170909959/kumho-hires-buckham-for-u-s-tech-center 20170908/NEWS/170909959 FAIRLAWN, Ohio — Kumho Tire USA Inc. has hired industry veteran Brian Buckham as managing director of its Kumho America Technical Center in Fairlawn. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 12:39:18 EST USW files memorandum to reverse ITC decision on Chinese imports http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170907/NEWS/170909969/usw-files-memorandum-to-reverse-itc-decision-on-chinese-imports 20170907/NEWS/170909969 NEW YORK — The United Steelworkers union is asking the U.S. Court of International Trade to reverse and remand the International Trade Commission's negative determination on import duties on truck and bus tires sourced from China. Thu, 7 Sep 2017 12:08:35 EST Small businesses may be eligible for loan deferments http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170907/NEWS/170909964/small-businesses-may-be-eligible-for-loan-deferments 20170907/NEWS/170909964 WASHINGTON — Certain businesses in the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey could be eligible for deferments of principal and interest payments on SBA loans for up to 12 months, the agency said. Thu, 7 Sep 2017 16:59:40 EST Toyo adds premium version to Proxes S/T line http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170907/NEWS/170909965/toyo-adds-premium-version-to-proxes-s-t-line 20170907/NEWS/170909965 CYPRESS, Calif. — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is adding a premium version of its Proxes S/T line, the Proxes ST III, targeted at owners of upscale sport trucks and SUVs looking to boost their vehicles' appearance and performance. Thu, 7 Sep 2017 16:12:08 EST Hercules adding specialty tires to U.S. portfolio http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170907/NEWS/170909968/hercules-adding-specialty-tires-to-u-s-portfolio 20170907/NEWS/170909968 FINDLAY, Ohio — Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. is adding a range of specialty commercial tires, ranging from skid steer to radial OTR, to its U.S. portfolio for the first time. Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:15:48 EST Goodyear names new Europe, Asia unit leaders http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170907/NEWS/170909971/goodyear-names-new-europe-asia-unit-leaders 20170907/NEWS/170909971 AKRON — Goodyear has named new leaders for its European and Asia business units, changes that in turn will elevate Scott Rogers to president, North American consumer. Thu, 7 Sep 2017 11:19:59 EST USW locals ratify tire co. contracts through 2022 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170907/NEWS/170909970/usw-locals-ratify-tire-co-contracts-through-2022 20170907/NEWS/170909970 AKRON — Unionized workers at Bridgetone Americas Inc., Goodyear and Sumitomo Rubber USA L.L.C. have ratified new four-year master labor agreements with their respective companies, providng stability for both sides through July 2022 Thu, 7 Sep 2017 11:20:48 EST Federal judge fines Titan nearly $11 million http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170906/NEWS/170909972/federal-judge-fines-titan-nearly-11-million 20170906/NEWS/170909972 DES MOINES, Iowa — A federal judge in Des Moines has ordered Titan Tire Corp. and Dico Inc. to pay nearly $11 million in fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly selling contaminated buildings to avoid cleaning up the site. Wed, 6 Sep 2017 17:39:21 EST Conti's farm tire revival up and running http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170906/NEWS/170909974/contis-farm-tire-revival-up-and-running 20170906/NEWS/170909974 HANOVER, Germany — The revival of Continental A.G.'s agricultural tire business is commercially off and running, with the debut of the first line of Continental-brand premium radial agricultural tires. Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:28:42 EST Triangle recalling 288 trailer tires for air loss http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170906/NEWS/170909975/triangle-recalling-288-trailer-tires-for-air-loss 20170906/NEWS/170909975 WASHINGTON — Triangle Tire USA is voluntarily recalling 288 Triangle TR643 specialty trailer tires, size ST225/75R15, for possible air loss. Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:45:47 EST Tire industry veteran offers tips on hiring, keeping employees http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170906/NEWS/170909976/tire-industry-veteran-offers-tips-on-hiring-keeping-employees 20170906/NEWS/170909976 NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — As someone who has worked or consulted for a number of top 10 multinational tire corporations, I can tell you firsthand there is an ongoing struggle in the U.S. market to retain top talent. Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:15:31 EST Reports: Kumho-Doublestar deal imploding http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170906/NEWS/170909977/reports-kumho-doublestar-deal-imploding 20170906/NEWS/170909977 SEOUL, South Korea — The pending sale of a 42-percent share in South Korea's Kumho Tire Co. Inc. to China's Qingdao Doublestar Tire Co. Ltd. is in danger of collapsing. Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:04:48 EST Calif. tire dealers, recyclers oppose scrap tire bill http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170906/NEWS/170909978/calif-tire-dealers-recyclers-oppose-scrap-tire-bill 20170906/NEWS/170909978 SACRAMENTO, Calif. Wed, 6 Sep 2017 12:56:49 EST Bridgestone adds Americas role to Ferrari's duties http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170905/NEWS/170909985/bridgestone-adds-americas-role-to-ferraris-duties 20170905/NEWS/170909985 BRUSSELS — Bridgestone Corp. is promoting Paolo Ferrari to chairman of Bridgestone Americas Inc., in addition to his current duties as CEO and president of Bridgestone Europe N.V./S.A. Tue, 5 Sep 2017 09:33:55 EST Global tire rankings: Bridgestone reigns supreme again http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170905/NEWS/170909980/global-tire-rankings-bridgestone-reigns-supreme-again 20170905/NEWS/170909980 AKRON —Status quo reigned over the 2017 global tire rankings, even as the estimated value of the entire industry declined for a third straight year. Tue, 5 Sep 2017 16:24:16 EST Goodyear opening Silicon Valley tech center http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170905/NEWS/170909979/goodyear-opening-silicon-valley-tech-center 20170905/NEWS/170909979 SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Goodyear is opening an office in Sunnyvale, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, to keep its engineers and other professionals close to the latest developments in vehicle trends and technology. Tue, 5 Sep 2017 17:27:39 EST Pirelli IPO set for October http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170905/NEWS/170909981/pirelli-ipo-set-for-october 20170905/NEWS/170909981 MILAN, Italy — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. is moving ahead with plans for an initial public offering on the Borsa Italiana, declaring its intent to sell up to 40 percent of the firm's equity capital starting in October. Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:38:20 EST DuraFiber selling, closing tire cord assets http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170905/NEWS/170909984/durafiber-selling-closing-tire-cord-assets 20170905/NEWS/170909984 HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Tire cord supplier DuraFiber Technologies has put its three U.S. plants on closure notice and agreed to sell polyester yarn plants in France and Mexico, effectively putting the firm out of the tire cord business. Tue, 5 Sep 2017 10:00:38 EST E-commerce expert to address NJSTDA meeting http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170905/NEWS/170909983/e-commerce-expert-to-address-njstda-meeting 20170905/NEWS/170909983 MATAWAN, N.J. — The New Jersey State Tire Dealers Association will welcome Andy Friedland, Major Media Market Group's East Coast director, for a special speaking engagement Sept. 26 at the Holiday Inn Somerset. Tue, 5 Sep 2017 13:19:28 EST Michelin buys laminated maps business http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170905/NEWS/170909982/michelin-buys-laminated-maps-business 20170905/NEWS/170909982 GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has acquired certain assets related to laminated maps from Streetwise Maps, the largest publisher of such maps in the U.S. Tue, 5 Sep 2017 13:21:22 EST 10 ex-Nokian employees sentenced for 'violating secrets' http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170905/NEWS/170909986/10-ex-nokian-employees-sentenced-for-violating-secrets 20170905/NEWS/170909986 NOKIA, Finland — A district court in Finland has sentenced 10 former Nokian Tyres P.L.C. employees charged with "violation and abuse" of the company's "secrets." Tue, 5 Sep 2017 09:24:30 EST Icahn/Pep Boys buying Advanced Auto of Phoenix http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170901/NEWS/170909999/icahn-pep-boys-buying-advanced-auto-of-phoenix 20170901/NEWS/170909999 PHOENIX — Icahn Automotive Group L.L.C. is buying Advanced Auto Service & Tire Centers of Phoenix, adding 15 retail stores in the Phoenix metro area that it plans to convert to its Pep Boys Service & Tire Centers brand. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 09:26:25 EST Conti VP to keynote Tire Society meeting http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170901/NEWS/170909987/conti-vp-to-keynote-tire-society-meeting 20170901/NEWS/170909987 AKRON — Juan Botero, a Continental Tire the Americas vice president, and Ron Kennedy, managing director of the Center for Tire Research, will be the featured speakers at this year's Tire Society annual business meeting. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 14:09:38 EST Harvey's worst brings out best in Treadwright employees http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170901/NEWS/170909988/harveys-worst-brings-out-best-in-treadwright-employees 20170901/NEWS/170909988 HOUSTON — Amid the chaos and tragedy of Hurricane Harvey and ensuing flooding in the Houston area, several TreadWright Inc. employees were helping with the civilian rescue efforts in the city the week of Aug. 25. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 14:01:11 EST ACA, auto parts group urging donations to AACF http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170901/NEWS/170909989/aca-auto-parts-group-urging-donations-to-aacf 20170901/NEWS/170909989 AKRON — The Automotive Parts Services Group and Auto Care Association have made donations totaling $30,000 to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation to help auto care industry members impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 13:14:58 EST Tenneco begins 'Shocktober 2' promotion http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170901/NEWS/170909990/tenneco-begins-shocktober-2-promotion 20170901/NEWS/170909990 MONROE, Mich. — Consumers can receive a prepaid Visa card worth up to $80 for qualifying purchases of Monroe or Rancho ride control products during Tenneco Inc.'s "Shocktober 2" promotion. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 13:06:22 EST AAPA launches 'Vette sweepstakes for auto techs http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170901/NEWS/170909991/aapa-launches-vette-sweepstakes-for-auto-techs 20170901/NEWS/170909991 SAN ANTONIO — Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc. has launched a sweepstakes that will give 25 auto technicians a chance to win a custom Corvette and $25,000 in cash. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 12:27:52 EST Bromfield adds CEO title at Toyo U.S.A. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170901/NEWS/170909997/bromfield-adds-ceo-title-at-toyo-u-s-a 20170901/NEWS/170909997 CYPRESS, Calif. — Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has promoted Roy Bromfield to president and CEO of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., responsible for all product categories of Toyo-branded business in the U.S. replacement market. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 10:37:29 EST Dealer Tire wins business from Southeast Toyota http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170901/NEWS/170909998/dealer-tire-wins-business-from-southeast-toyota 20170901/NEWS/170909998 CLEVELAND — Southeast Toyota Distributors L.L.C. has engaged Dealer Tire L.L.C. to help develop an "enhanced tire retailing" program for 176 Toyota dealerships it supplies throughout the Southeast. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 09:28:25 EST Reklaim's idled recycling plant to be auctioned http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170831/NEWS/170839992/reklaims-idled-recycling-plant-to-be-auctioned 20170831/NEWS/170839992 BOARDMAN, Ore. — Tire recycling venture Reklaim Inc.'s tire pyrolysis plant in Boardman, which ceased operations late in 2016, is going up for auction Sept. 20. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:38:16 EST Tire Business Publisher Zielasko among TIA honorees http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170831/NEWS/170839987/tire-business-publisher-zielasko-among-tia-honorees 20170831/NEWS/170839987 BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association's 2017 Hall of Fame class includes two historical figures — Cabot Corp. Godfrey Cabot and Schenuit Tire & Rubber Co. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:24:38 EST Goodyear to debut tires with soybean oil-based compound http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170831/NEWS/170839988/goodyear-to-debut-tires-with-soybean-oil-based-compound 20170831/NEWS/170839988 AKRON — Collaborating with the United Soybean Board, Goodyear is introducing the first commercially available tires made with a soybean oil-based rubber compound. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:24:26 EST Quick Lane, DAV revive veterans scholarship offer http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170831/NEWS/170839991/quick-lane-dav-revive-veterans-scholarship-offer 20170831/NEWS/170839991 DEARBORN, Mich. — Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center is reviving its "Trading One Uniform For Another" initiative for a second year. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:42:49 EST Pirelli fall Scorpion promotion supports MADD http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170831/NEWS/170839990/pirelli-fall-scorpion-promotion-supports-madd 20170831/NEWS/170839990 DALLAS — For the second time this year, Pirelli Tire North America is working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to raise awareness for MADD's efforts to keep the nation's roads safe from drunk driving. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:46:11 EST Liberty Tire promotes Womble to CEO http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170831/NEWS/170839989/liberty-tire-promotes-womble-to-ceo 20170831/NEWS/170839989 PITTSBURGH — Liberty Tire Recycling L.L.C. has promoted Thomas Womble, a six-year company veteran, to CEO, succeeding Scott Whitney, who remains on Liberty's board of directors. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:48:48 EST Tire makers commit more than $7.3B on new plants, expansions http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170830/NEWS/170839996/tire-makers-commit-more-than-7-3b-on-new-plants-expansions 20170830/NEWS/170839996 AKRON — The world's leading tire makers committed more than $7. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:00:42 EST Conti debuts Amorplug Ultra track http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170830/NEWS/170839997/conti-debuts-amorplug-ultra-track 20170830/NEWS/170839997 DECATUR, Ill.— ContiTech North America Inc. is introducing an enhanced version of its Trackman rubber tracks, called Amorplug Ultra, designed for use on the highest horsepower tractors in the industry. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:50:22 EST Kumho offering rebate for consumers http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170830/NEWS/170839993/kumho-offering-rebate-for-consumers 20170830/NEWS/170839993 ATLANTA — Kumho Tire USA Inc. is offering a prepaid Visa card worth as much as $70 to consumers who purchase a set of four qualifying Kumho tires from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:56:07 EST Michelin previewing next-gen ag tires at Ill. show http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170830/NEWS/170839994/michelin-previewing-next-gen-ag-tires-at-ill-show 20170830/NEWS/170839994 DECATUR, Ill. — Michelin North America is using this year's Farm Progress Show in Decatur to showcase several prototype tire designs that the tire maker claims represent "game-changing" solutions for the farm sector. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:58:52 EST Ga. real estate agent opens Meineke franchise http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170830/NEWS/170839995/ga-real-estate-agent-opens-meineke-franchise 20170830/NEWS/170839995 ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Dimple Mahajan, a Duluth, Ga.-based real estate agent/consultant, has opened a Meineke Car Care Centers franchise in Alpharetta, becoming the first female sole proprietor of a Meineke franchise. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:45:14 EST Moran honors top Milex, Mr. Transmission franchisees http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170830/NEWS/170839999/moran-honors-top-milex-mr-transmission-franchisees 20170830/NEWS/170839999 MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. — Moran Industries Inc. has singled out Albert and Serena Daniel of Frederick, Md., and Susan Trumble of Florence, Ky., as the franchisees of the year for its Milex Complete Auto Care and Mr. Transmission brands. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:38:52 EST VW recalling Passats, CCs for fuel-pump failures http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170830/NEWS/170839998/vw-recalling-passats-ccs-for-fuel-pump-failures 20170830/NEWS/170839998 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Volkswagen of America Inc. is recalling 280,915 Passat and CC models because a fuel-pump failure could cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:39:42 EST Trucking collective adding tires to product mix http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170829/NEWS/170829947/trucking-collective-adding-tires-to-product-mix 20170829/NEWS/170829947 DALLAS — One20 Inc., a collective sourcing community of professional truck drivers, is adding tires to the package of goods and services available to its members. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:22:58 EST Tire makers optimistic about second half earnings http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170829/NEWS/170829948/tire-makers-optimistic-about-second-half-earnings 20170829/NEWS/170829948 AKRON — Despite relatively lackluster first-half financial performances, tire makers for the most part are optimistic about their second half and fiscal 2017 earnings prospects. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:00:13 EST Subaru specs Advan Sport for latest WRX STI http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170829/NEWS/170829949/subaru-specs-advan-sport-for-latest-wrx-sti 20170829/NEWS/170829949 TOKYO — Subaru Corp. has selected a 19-inch size of the Yokohama Advan Sport V105 as the OE fitment on the redesigned 2018 WRX STI, which went on sale in North America recently. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:56:18 EST TireStamp unveils cloud-based TPMS monitoring http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170829/NEWS/170829950/tirestamp-unveils-cloud-based-tpms-monitoring 20170829/NEWS/170829950 KANATA, Ontario — TireStamp Inc. has redesigned its tire-pressure-monitoring system product line, allowing fleets to monitor their tires 24/7 via a cloud-based system. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:41:07 EST Harvey could disrupt up to 10% of U.S. trucking http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170829/NEWS/170829952/harvey-could-disrupt-up-to-10-of-u-s-trucking 20170829/NEWS/170829952 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The devastating flooding being caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana potentially could disrupt 7 to 10 percent of U.S. trucking activity in the coming weeks, according to a new report. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:20:52 EST Conti promotes 4 in U.S. passenger/LT sales area http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170829/NEWS/170829954/conti-promotes-4-in-u-s-passenger-lt-sales-area 20170829/NEWS/170829954 FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has promoted four veteran employees in its U.S. passenger and light truck tire replacement sales organization. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:45:22 EST Pyrolyx breaks ground on Ind. recycling plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170828/NEWS/170829963/pyrolyx-breaks-ground-on-ind-recycling-plant 20170828/NEWS/170829963 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Pyrolyx A.G. has broken ground on a "recovered" carbon black plant in Terre Haute, a facility the German company said can produce nearly 13,000 metric tons of carbon black per year at full capacity. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:21:48 EST Nokian banks on plant to broaden reach in N. America http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170828/NEWS/170829962/nokian-banks-on-plant-to-broaden-reach-in-n-america 20170828/NEWS/170829962 COLCHESTER, Vt. — The modest building is tucked strategically at the end of a winding access road, lined with brush and pine trees, a staple of the picturesque Vermont landscape. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:35:57 EST Apollo sees 'weak' pricing scenario in Europe http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170828/NEWS/170829959/apollo-sees-weak-pricing-scenario-in-europe 20170828/NEWS/170829959 MUMBAI, India—The European tire pricing scenario continues to be weak, according to Guarav Kumar, Apollo Tyres' chief financial officer. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:47:06 EST Voting for TIA board of directors ends Sept. 1 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170828/NEWS/170829961/voting-for-tia-board-of-directors-ends-sept-1 20170828/NEWS/170829961 BOWIE, Md. — Sept. 1 is the deadline for eligible Tire Industry Association member companies to cast their votes for the 2017 board of directors, TIA said. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:17:44 EST Bridgestone offers OTR tire inspection resource http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170828/NEWS/170829964/bridgestone-offers-otr-tire-inspection-resource 20170828/NEWS/170829964 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. is offering two free jobsite resources for customers in the mining, construction and aggregates industries. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:17:12 EST Labor of Love's: Firm becomes retreader http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170828/NEWS/170829966/labor-of-loves-firm-becomes-retreader 20170828/NEWS/170829966 DALLAS — When Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. decided last summer to make retreads more integral to the mix of tires available at its 270-plus Love's Truck Tire Care locations, it went all in. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:51:51 EST