Tire Business - RSS News Feed http://www.tirebusiness.com/section/news http://www.tirebusiness.com en-us Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:05:20 EST 10 Conti named 'Best Place to Work' in S.C. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170727/NEWS/170729960/conti-named-best-place-to-work-in-s-c 20170727/NEWS/170729960 FORT MILL, S.C.—SC Biz News has listed Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:51:20 EST Sullivan Tire launches redesigned website http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170727/NEWS/170729961/sullivan-tire-launches-redesigned-website 20170727/NEWS/170729961 NORWELL, Mass. — Sullivan Tire and Auto Service has redesigned its website with responsive web design technology, making it compatible with all mobile devices. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:31:20 EST Lube-Tech adds Mighty Auto Parts business http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170727/NEWS/170729964/lube-tech-adds-mighty-auto-parts-business 20170727/NEWS/170729964 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Lube-Tech & Partners L.L.C. has acquired Mighty Auto Parts franchises in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:08:22 EST Michelin earnings flat despite higher sales http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170727/NEWS/170729966/michelin-earnings-flat-despite-higher-sales 20170727/NEWS/170729966 CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Group Michelin reported a slight drop in operating income for the six months ended June 30 as higher raw materials costs offset gains in the price-mix constellation and other operating parameters. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:54:41 EST Amerityre in black for Q3, nine months http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170727/NEWS/170729965/amerityre-in-black-for-q3-nine-months 20170727/NEWS/170729965 BOULDER CITY, Nev. — Amerityre Corp. reported net income of $148,464 for the quarter ended March 31, the polyurethane tire producer's fourth profitable quarter in the past five quarters. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:54:48 EST Tires a golden opportunity for Midas franchisee http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170726/NEWS/170729970/tires-a-golden-opportunity-for-midas-franchisee 20170726/NEWS/170729970 KINGSTON, Ontario — Franchisee Jeff Hall operates the two busiest Midas Auto Service stores in Canada by offering an extensive tire inventory, low-priced oil changes and a lot of "extras." Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:09:36 EST Big O backing Alex's Lemonade Stand — again http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170726/NEWS/170729969/big-o-backing-alexs-lemonade-stand-again 20170726/NEWS/170729969 PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Big O Tires franchisees have agreed to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation — a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for all childhood cancer — for the 11th straight year. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:57:00 EST ACA names director of heavy duty programs http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170726/NEWS/170729968/aca-names-director-of-heavy-duty-programs 20170726/NEWS/170729968 BETHESDA, Md. The Auto Care Association (ACA) has appointed Sheila Andrews to the newly created position of director, heavy duty programs. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:00:38 EST Discount Tire opens first store in La.; Ala. next up http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170726/NEWS/170729972/discount-tire-opens-first-store-in-la-ala-next-up 20170726/NEWS/170729972 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Discount Tire/America's Tire has opened 25 stores in the past eight months, including its first in Louisiana, and has several more under construction or in planning, including its first in Alabama Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:49:54 EST TP Commercial Solutions to open San Diego office http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170726/NEWS/170729971/tp-commercial-solutions-to-open-san-diego-office 20170726/NEWS/170729971 ROME, Ga. — TP Commercial Solutions L.L.C., the distributor of Pirelli-brand truck tires in North America, plans to open an office in San Diego, effective Sept. 1. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:59:44 EST Nexen tire designs earn IDEA recognition http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170725/NEWS/170729977/nexen-tire-designs-earn-idea-recognition 20170725/NEWS/170729977 HERNDON, Va. — A pair of Nexen Tire Corp.'s tire designs have earned International Design Excellence Awards recognition for engineering and innovation. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:59:36 EST Meineke approaches 1,000 stores in N.A. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170725/NEWS/170729973/meineke-approaches-1000-stores-in-n-a 20170725/NEWS/170729973 PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Meineke Car Care Centers' franchisor Driven Brands Inc. expects up to 50 Meineke locations to open this year as the business strives to report record sales for a fifth straight year. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:12:17 EST Goodyear, Cooper to report Q2 results http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170725/NEWS/170729974/goodyear-cooper-to-report-q2-results 20170725/NEWS/170729974 AKRON — Goodyear and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will release their second quarter financial results on July 28 and Aug. 4, respectively. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:06:00 EST AAM offers qualified praise for 'Better Deal' http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170725/NEWS/170729975/aam-offers-qualified-praise-for-better-deal 20170725/NEWS/170729975 WASHINGTON — The Alliance for American Manufacturing has weighed in on "A Better Deal," the official strategy unveiled by the Democratic Party. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:58:36 EST YRC extends Chelsea FC jersey sponsorship http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170725/NEWS/170729976/yrc-extends-chelsea-fc-jersey-sponsorship 20170725/NEWS/170729976 CHELSEA, England — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has extended its jersey sponsorship deal with Chelsea Football Club to add its recently launched Alliance Tyres brand on the left sleeve. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:27:51 EST Discount Tire building D/C in Dallas http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170725/NEWS/170729978/discount-tire-building-d-c-in-dallas 20170725/NEWS/170729978 DALLAS Discount Tire/America's Tire has selected a site on the south side of Dallas for a 700,000-sq.-ft. distribution center to service its hundreds of stores in Texas and surrounding states. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:31:11 EST Deadline is July 31 for Humanitarian Award nominations http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170724/NEWS/170729982/deadline-is-july-31-for-humanitarian-award-nominations 20170724/NEWS/170729982 AKRON — The deadline to nominate an independent tire dealer or retreader for the prestigious Tire Dealer Humanitarian award is a week away. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:11:51 EST Marangoni launches 'Retread Instead' effort http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170724/NEWS/170729979/marangoni-launches-retread-instead-effort 20170724/NEWS/170729979 MADISON, Tenn. U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R.-Tenn., visited Marangoni Tread North America's headquarters in Madison last week and helped kick off a "Retread Instead" initiative Marangoni is spearheading. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:34:46 EST Marketing groups continue to expand locations, services http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170724/NEWS/170729984/marketing-groups-continue-to-expand-locations-services 20170724/NEWS/170729984 AKRON — Marketing groups — both independent and tire manufacturer-supported — continue to gain converts, and clout, throughout North America as independent tire retailers keep looking for that competitive advantage in the marketplace. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:00:00 EST Acquisitions help raise Trelleborg earnings, sales http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170724/NEWS/170729983/acquisitions-help-raise-trelleborg-earnings-sales 20170724/NEWS/170729983 TRELLEBORG, Sweden — Trelleborg A.B. reported a 21.1-percent increase in pre-tax operating income for the quarter ended June 30, reflecting the impact of operations acquired in the past year. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:35:50 EST China's Hixih to expand car, truck tire capacity http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170724/NEWS/170729980/chinas-hixih-to-expand-car-truck-tire-capacity 20170724/NEWS/170729980 JINING, China — Hixih Rubber Industry Group is planning to add annual capacity for 12 million passenger tires and 2 million truck/bus tires at its Jining, Shandong, manufacturing complex, pending regulatory approval. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:53:11 EST OTR tire market poised for steady growth http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170724/NEWS/170729981/otr-tire-market-poised-for-steady-growth 20170724/NEWS/170729981 LEATHERHEAD, England — The global market for OTR tires will grow 4 percent annually by volume and 5.2 percent by value through 2022, according to a new report. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:59:13 EST Mack, Volvo seek noncompliance waivers http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170721/NEWS/170729985/mack-volvo-seek-noncompliance-waivers 20170721/NEWS/170729985 WASHINGTON — Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks have filed petitions for decisions of inconsequential noncompliance from NHSTA because of mismarked wheel rims. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:23:04 EST Gateway breaks ground on D/C in Ala. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170721/NEWS/170729986/gateway-breaks-ground-on-d-c-in-ala 20170721/NEWS/170729986 DOTHAN, Ala. Gateway Tire & Service Center will invest $11 million to build a 200,000-sq.-ft. tire distribution center in Dothan at the Westgate Industrial Park. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:16:34 EST ATV opens 99th American Tire Depot http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170721/NEWS/170729989/atv-opens-99th-american-tire-depot 20170721/NEWS/170729989 LA MIRADA, Calif. — ATV Inc. has opened American Tire Depot retail stores in Upland, Ventura and Wasco, Calif., pushing its network of stores to 99 throughout Southern California. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:43:34 EST GCR hires Hoeft to fill vacant COO post http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170721/NEWS/170729990/gcr-hires-hoeft-to-fill-vacant-coo-post 20170721/NEWS/170729990 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s GCR Tires & Service business has hired Steve Hoeft, an operations specialist, to become its chief operating officer, filling an open position. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:40:43 EST Mercedes tire placard petition OK'd http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170721/NEWS/170729991/mercedes-tire-placard-petition-okd 20170721/NEWS/170729991 WASHINGTON The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted a Mercedes-Benz USA L.L.C. petition for inconsequential noncompliance involving mismarked wheel rims. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:36:05 EST Double Coin's Thai plant on stream http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170720/NEWS/170729994/double-coins-thai-plant-on-stream 20170720/NEWS/170729994 RAYONG, Thailand — Double Coin Holdings' parent has completed construction of its $285 million tire plant in Rayong and begun ramping up production of truck, bus, industrial and OTR tires. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:08:29 EST Woman pleads guilty to defrauding Michelin http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170720/NEWS/170729992/woman-pleads-guilty-to-defrauding-michelin 20170720/NEWS/170729992 GREENVILLE, S.C. — A Texas woman has pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud for defrauding Michelin North America Inc. of approximately $1.4 million. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:39:24 EST USTMA: Steel tariffs could pose a risk to U.S. tire makers http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170720/NEWS/170729997/ustma-steel-tariffs-could-pose-a-risk-to-u-s-tire-makers 20170720/NEWS/170729997 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commerce Department's tentative plans to place tariffs on imported steel could "pose a risk" to U.S. tire manufacturers, the head of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association said recently. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:19:14 EST Tenn. shop owner Ponder wins CCPN scholarship http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170720/NEWS/170729995/tenn-shop-owner-ponder-wins-ccpn-scholarship 20170720/NEWS/170729995 BETHESDA, Md. — Brian Ponder, owner of Ponder Auto Repair in Johnson City, Tenn., has won a scholarship to the University of the Aftermarket's Leadership 2.0 program. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:02:46 EST Monro to acquire 20 more auto repair stores http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170720/NEWS/170729996/monro-to-acquire-20-more-auto-repair-stores 20170720/NEWS/170729996 ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has struck a pair of deals to acquire 20 auto repair stores in the U.S. Midwest, including eight operated by a Car-X Tire & Auto franchisee. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:55:15 EST Snap-on redesigns Hofmann website http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170720/NEWS/170729993/snap-on-redesigns-hofmann-website 20170720/NEWS/170729993 CONWAY, Ark. Snap-on Inc. has redesigned the website of its Hofmann Equipment business to showcase its wheel service products better, the company said. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:10:31 EST Tire Discounters to double in size in 5 years http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170720/NEWS/170729998/-tire-discounters-to-double-in-size-in-5-years 20170720/NEWS/170729998 CINCINNATI — Tire Discounters Inc. plans to double its store network in the coming five years and intends to achieve that, in part, by acquiring small dealerships seeking to exit the business. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:32:18 EST Monro sales, earnings up in Q1 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170720/NEWS/170729999/monro-sales-earnings-up-in-q1 20170720/NEWS/170729999 ROCHESTER, N.Y. Monro Muffler Brake Inc. reported a 5.1-percent increase in operating income in the quarter ended June 24 on 18.4-percent higher sales, generated primarily by the first-time accounting of recent acquisitions. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:26:26 EST UAE investment firm invests in Nexen Tire http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170719/NEWS/170719929/uae-investment-firm-invests-in-nexen-tire 20170719/NEWS/170719929 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Mubadala Investment Co., an Abu Dhabi-based strategic investment fund, has made an equity investment in Nexen Tire Corp. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:34:27 EST Hijackers sweepstakes deadline is Aug. 30 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170719/NEWS/170719932/hijackers-sweepstakes-deadline-is-aug-30 20170719/NEWS/170719932 FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — The deadline to enter the Gabriel Hijackers 50th anniversary sweepstakes is Aug. 30. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:42:17 EST Titan announces price increase http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170719/NEWS/170719935/titan-announces-price-increase 20170719/NEWS/170719935 QUINCY, Ill. — Titan International Inc. will implement a price increase of about 5 percent on Sept. 1 for Titan-branded agricultural, industrial and construction tires produced and sold in North America. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:52:13 EST Newfoundland awards TDA contract http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170719/NEWS/170719931/newfoundland-awards-tda-contract 20170719/NEWS/170719931 ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland — The Newfoundland Multi-Materials Stewardship Board has contracted Nova Scotia's C&D Recycling to process approximately 2,000 metric tons of scrap tires into tire-derived aggregate. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:59:07 EST ZC Rubber to be OE supplier for forklift maker http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170719/NEWS/170719930/zc-rubber-to-be-oe-supplier-for-forklift-maker 20170719/NEWS/170719930 HANGZHOU, China — China's Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. will be supplying original equipment OTR tires for forklifts made by Linde Forklift Truck Corp. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:06:43 EST Hankook concepts receive recognition http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170719/NEWS/170719936/hankook-concepts-receive-recognition 20170719/NEWS/170719936 HERNDON, Va. — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has earned a pair of International Design Excellence Awards from the Industrial Design Society of America for mobility concepts it's designed. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:48:54 EST ATA predicts trucking industry will grow http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170719/NEWS/170719933/ata-predicts-trucking-industry-will-grow 20170719/NEWS/170719933 ARLINGTON, Va. The American Trucking Associations predicts continued growth for freight transportation overall and for the trucking industry in particular. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:33:07 EST Goodyear names Thune to procurement position http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170719/NEWS/170719934/goodyear-names-thune-to-procurement-position 20170719/NEWS/170719934 AKRON — Goodyear has promoted Maureen Thune to chief procurement officer, succeeding the retiring Mark Purtilar. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:05:35 EST Accuride launches wheel refinishing service http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170718/NEWS/170719939/accuride-launches-wheel-refinishing-service 20170718/NEWS/170719939 EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Accuride Corp. has introduced its ProFinish steel wheel refinishing service for the North American commercial tire aftermarket. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:03:08 EST Deficit reduction tops NAFTA priorities list http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170718/NEWS/170719944/deficit-reduction-tops-nafta-priorities-list 20170718/NEWS/170719944 WASHINGTON — The Trump Administration's top priorities in seeking to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are to reduce the trade deficits with Canada and Mexico and improve market access in those countries. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:39:26 EST TBC adding touring lines in 4 brands http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170718/NEWS/170719940/tbc-adding-touring-lines-in-4-brands 20170718/NEWS/170719940 PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp. is adding performance touring lines to four of its proprietary core brands — Delta, Eldorado, Multi-Mile and Vanderbilt. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:13:52 EST CCC: Majority of vehicles needed some repair http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170718/NEWS/170719958/ccc-majority-of-vehicles-needed-some-repair 20170718/NEWS/170719958 BETHESDA, Md. — The majority of vehicles inspected during recent community car care events needed some type of maintenance or repair service, according to the Car Care Council. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:00:00 EST 4 Wheel Parts opens store in Minneapolis http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170718/NEWS/170719937/4-wheel-parts-opens-store-in-minneapolis 20170718/NEWS/170719937 BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. — 4 Wheel Parts has opened a retail store in Brooklyn Park, its first in Minnesota and 80th in North America. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:09:12 EST Falken signs sponsorship deal with Liverpool FC http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170718/NEWS/170719938/falken-signs-sponsorship-deal-with-liverpool-fc 20170718/NEWS/170719938 HONG KONG — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.'s Falken tire brand has become a global partner and official tire partner of the Liverpool Football Club soccer team. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:39:36 EST TIA announces candidates for board of directors http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170718/NEWS/170719943/tia-announces-candidates-for-board-of-directors 20170718/NEWS/170719943 BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has announced 14 nominees for its 2017 board of directors election. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:32:02 EST TravelCenters launches annual charity campaign http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170718/NEWS/170719941/travelcenters-launches-annual-charity-campaign 20170718/NEWS/170719941 WESTLAKE, Ohio TravelCenters of America L.L.C. will begin its annual campaign in support of the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) on Aug. 1. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:55:57 EST SimpleTire becomes Michelin authorized retailer http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170718/NEWS/170719942/simpletire-becomes-michelin-authorized-retailer 20170718/NEWS/170719942 PHILADELPHIA Online retailer SimpleTire L.L.C. has become a Michelin Authorized Retailer, according to its website. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:54:53 EST Going to pot: Drugs stashed in spare tire compartments http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170717/NEWS/170719952/going-to-pot-drugs-stashed-in-spare-tire-compartments 20170717/NEWS/170719952 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Authorities late last week discovered nearly 500 pounds of marijuana stashed in the spare tire compartments of 15 Ford Fusions in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:26:47 EST Michelin unveils Tweel for mowers http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170717/NEWS/170719957/michelin-unveils-tweel-for-mowers 20170717/NEWS/170719957 GREENVILLE, S.C. — Group Michelin's Tweel Technologies has launched the Michelin X Tweel Turf Caster for select zero-turn commercial mowers. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:00:00 EST Nominations for 'Women of the Year' awards due Sept. 1 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170717/NEWS/170719955/nominations-for-women-of-the-year-awards-due-sept-1 20170717/NEWS/170719955 BETHESDA, Md. — Women in Auto Care is accepting nominations for the annual Women of the Year Awards, which include Auto Care Woman of the Year, Female Shop Owner of the Year and Auto Care Woman of Excellence. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:41:54 EST Hercules expands Terra Trac Cross-V lineup http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170717/NEWS/170719953/hercules-expands-terra-trac-cross-v-lineup 20170717/NEWS/170719953 FINDLAY, Ohio — Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. has added four sizes to its Terra Trac Cross-V premium CUV/SUV/LT tire. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:14:03 EST Michelin renews rigid dump truck tire lineup http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170717/NEWS/170719954/michelin-renews-rigid-dump-truck-tire-lineup 20170717/NEWS/170719954 GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America has upgraded its line of rigid dump truck tires with the Xtra Load Grip and Xtra Load Protect. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:15:27 EST Nexen a sponsor of Euro soccer teams' U.S. tour http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170717/NEWS/170719959/nexen-a-sponsor-of-euro-soccer-teams-u-s-tour 20170717/NEWS/170719959 SEOUL, South Korea Nexen Tire Corp. will be a sponsor of the 2017 International Champions Cup tour of the U.S., with a dozen matches between leading European soccer teams at U.S. stadiums July 19-30. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:09:12 EST Double Coin's Thai factory cures 1st tire http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170717/NEWS/170719960/double-coins-thai-factory-cures-1st-tire 20170717/NEWS/170719960 RAYONG, Thailand — Shanghai Huayi (Group)'s joint venture in Thailand has initiated trial truck tire production at its new plant in Rayong, Thailand. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:00:53 EST European replacement tire sales down in Q2 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170717/NEWS/170719961/european-replacement-tire-sales-down-in-q2 20170717/NEWS/170719961 BRUSSELS — European replacement tire sales fell across the board for the second quarter of 2017 and showed mixed results for the first half, according to the latest ETRMA figures. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:21:05 EST Michelin's driver safety initiative hits mark http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170714/NEWS/170719962/michelins-driver-safety-initiative-hits-mark 20170714/NEWS/170719962 NEW YORK — Michelin North America Inc.'s drive to improve road safety has reached a key target goal, getting administrators in all 50 states to commit to include information about tire safety in state-mandated training materials for new drivers. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:26:54 EST Automechanika to feature training demos http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170714/NEWS/170719963/automechanika-to-feature-training-demos 20170714/NEWS/170719963 CHICAGO — A number of key auto aftermarket suppliers will be demonstrating their respective training programs during the upcoming NACE Automechanika Chicago trade show, running July 26-29. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:07:41 EST Aftermarket groups: preserve NAFTA http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170714/NEWS/170719964/aftermarket-groups-preserve-nafta 20170714/NEWS/170719964 BETHESDA, Md. — NAFTA should be modernized and expanded, not repealed, according to national auto aftermarket organizations of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:00:52 EST Aftermarket to grow 3.6% a year through 2020 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170714/NEWS/170719967/aftermarket-to-grow-3-6-a-year-through-2020 20170714/NEWS/170719967 BETHESDA, Md. — The U.S. automotive aftermarket will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.6 percent through 2020, according to a new forecast. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:43:43 EST Carlstar opens D/C in Edmonton http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170714/NEWS/170719966/carlstar-opens-d-c-in-edmonton 20170714/NEWS/170719966 EDMONTON, Alberta — Carlstar Group L.L.C. has expanded its capabilities and services in Western Canada with the opening of a distribution facility in Edmonton. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:54:12 EST AMi offers discounts to trade group members http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170714/NEWS/170719965/ami-offers-discounts-to-trade-group-members 20170714/NEWS/170719965 NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) is offering 20-percent discounts for its suite of online courses to members of "participating industry repair associations." Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:56:06 EST Goodyear declares common stock dividend http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170714/NEWS/170719968/goodyear-declares-common-stock-dividend 20170714/NEWS/170719968 AKRON — Goodyear's directors have declared a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share of common stock. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:13:51 EST Bridgestone earns VW supplier award http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170714/NEWS/170719969/bridgestone-earns-vw-supplier-award 20170714/NEWS/170719969 BERLIN — Bridgestone Corp. has earned Volkswagen Group's top supplier honor for innovation and technology, just one of seven VW suppliers globally to be so honored. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:03:49 EST Accella continues partnership with American Forests http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170713/NEWS/170719975/accella-continues-partnership-with-american-forests 20170713/NEWS/170719975 ST. LOUIS — Accella Tire Fill Systems has committed to support American Forest's forest restoration initiative for another year, building on the firm's work over the past eight years. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:40:45 EST ANRPC: NR prices recover, supply deficit remains http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170713/NEWS/170719974/anrpc-nr-prices-recover-supply-deficit-remains 20170713/NEWS/170719974 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Natural rubber prices recovered gradually in June while a supply deficit remained in place, according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:45:00 EST Movin'On speakers debate frequent tire replacement http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170713/NEWS/170719972/movinon-speakers-debate-frequent-tire-replacement 20170713/NEWS/170719972 MONTREAL — Planned obsolescence, as it applies to tires, was the subject of a lively master class at Movin'On, Michelin's sustainable mobility conference in Montreal, June 13-15. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:51:33 EST GM exec: Sustainable NR supply requires auto/tire industry cooperation http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170713/NEWS/170719977/-gm-exec-sustainable-nr-supply-requires-auto-tire-industry 20170713/NEWS/170719977 MONTREAL — A sustainable natural rubber supply is key to sustainable mobility, a General Motors Co. executive said at Movin'On, Group Michelin's advanced mobility conference. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:45:00 EST Economy grows slightly in June http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170713/NEWS/170719973/economy-grows-slightly-in-june 20170713/NEWS/170719973 KANSAS CITY "Slight to moderate" economic growth expanded across all 12 Federal Reserve Districts in June 2017, according to the most recent Beige Book. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:24:51 EST Horizon Tire expands Supermax offerings http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170712/NEWS/170719976/horizon-tire-expands-supermax-offerings 20170712/NEWS/170719976 IRWINDALE, Calif. — Wholesaler/distributor Horizon Tire Inc. has expanded its Supermax brand by adding a passenger/CUV fitment, the Supermax Touring TM-1. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:05:35 EST Groups debate merits of NAFTA as renegotiation nears http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170712/NEWS/170719979/groups-debate-merits-of-nafta-as-renegotiation-nears 20170712/NEWS/170719979 WASHINGTON — With renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the horizon, both Mexican and U.S. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:42:12 EST EDITORIAL: Keep an eye on NAFTA renegotiations http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170712/NEWS/170719978/editorial-keep-an-eye-on-nafta-renegotiations 20170712/NEWS/170719978 AKRON — As legislators in Washington debate healthcare — which in itself could impact tire dealers and their work force significantly — the industry also must keep a close eye on another issue President Trump has promised to revamp: The... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:10:16 EST Michelin files suit against Tire Recappers http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170712/NEWS/170719981/michelin-files-suit-against-tire-recappers 20170712/NEWS/170719981 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Michelin North America Inc. is suing Tire Recappers of Nashville Inc., alleging the retreader has infringed on patented Michelin and BFGoodrich tread patterns. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:33:26 EST Bridgestone on pace to achieve CSR goals http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170712/NEWS/170719987/bridgestone-on-pace-to-achieve-csr-goals 20170712/NEWS/170719987 TOKYO Bridgestone is focusing its efforts on developing better products, services and business practices. And it's doing all of that with a goal on impacting people and the environment for the better. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 06:00:00 EST Vacu-Lug to provide tire management for IWJS http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170712/NEWS/170719982/-vacu-lug-to-provide-tire-management-for-iwjs 20170712/NEWS/170719982 GRANTHAM, England — Industrial Water Jetting Systems has selected Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Ltd. of Grantham to provide tire management and conservation services for its fleet of 230 vehicles. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:07:55 EST Michelin seeks noncompliance ruling http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170712/NEWS/170719980/michelin-seeks-noncompliance-ruling 20170712/NEWS/170719980 WASHINGTON — Michelin North America Inc. has submitted a petition for decision of inconsequential noncompliance with NHTSA involving 370 mismarked BFGoodrich gForce Rival S summer performance tires. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:41:04 EST Finnish retreader switches to Marangoni http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170712/NEWS/170719984/finnish-retreader-switches-to-marangoni 20170712/NEWS/170719984 PORI, Finland — Finnish retreader Lujakumi Oy has agreed to switch its retread production system to the Marangoni Ringtread spliceless process, ending a nearly 50-year relationship with the Bandag system. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:24:05 EST NR producer nations set to cut exports http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170712/NEWS/170719983/nr-producer-nations-set-to-cut-exports 20170712/NEWS/170719983 BANGKOK Members of the International Tripartite Rubber Council Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed to adopt "export restriction measures" in the face of declining natural rubber prices. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:56:59 EST DOC sets dumping rates in ESBR case http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170711/NEWS/170719985/doc-sets-dumping-rates-in-esbr-case 20170711/NEWS/170719985 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce has ruled that emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber from Brazil, Mexico, South Korea and Poland is being dumped in the U.S. market at margins ranging from 9.66 to 44.3 percent. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:26:30 EST Giti recalls nearly 395,000 passenger tires http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170711/NEWS/170719992/giti-recalls-nearly-395000-passenger-tires 20170711/NEWS/170719992 WASHINGTON — Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is recalling 394,378 Primewell Valera Touring II replacement passenger tires because they may develop cracks in their sidewalls, causing loss of air. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:52:14 EST ASA books 2018 meeting at Walt Disney World http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170711/NEWS/170719986/asa-books-2018-meeting-at-walt-disney-world 20170711/NEWS/170719986 ORLANDO, Fla. The Automotive Service Association will hold its 2018 Annual Business Meeting & Conference May 2-6 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:22:56 EST ACA elects new executive committee members http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170711/NEWS/170719988/aca-elects-new-executive-committee-members 20170711/NEWS/170719988 BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association has elected eight of its members to serve one-year terms on the ACA Executive Committee, effective July 1. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:40:24 EST Sentury picks Ohio design firm for Ga. plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170711/NEWS/170719989/sentury-picks-ohio-design-firm-for-ga-plant 20170711/NEWS/170719989 LAGRANGE, Ga. — Qingdao Sentury Tire Co. Ltd. has selected SSOE Group of Toledo, Ohio, to design the $530 million, 1.4 million-sq.-ft. tire plant it's planning to build in LaGrange. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:05:08 EST California tire bills amended, reassigned http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170711/NEWS/170719991/california-tire-bills-amended-reassigned 20170711/NEWS/170719991 SACRAMENTO — Two bills before the California legislature — one that started out as a tire-related bill, and one which remains so — have been amended and reassigned to committees within the California Senate. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:03:51 EST Pirelli eyes Russian growth http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170711/NEWS/170719990/pirelli-eyes-russian-growth 20170711/NEWS/170719990 VORONEZH, Russia — Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. is considering expanding production capacity at the tire plant in Voronezh it acquired in 2010 if "market dynamics are positive," Pirelli said recently. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:10:15 EST Michelin extends mfg. run at Nova Scotia plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170710/NEWS/170719998/michelin-extends-mfg-run-at-nova-scotia-plant 20170710/NEWS/170719998 GRANTON, Nova Scotia — Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. is extending the effective life of its 46-year-old plant in Granton by two more years so it can build winter tires to satsify increasing demand for the products. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:44:27 EST K&M promotes Gossard, Langhals http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170710/NEWS/170719994/kamp-m-promotes-gossard-langhals 20170710/NEWS/170719994 DELPHOS, Ohio — K&M Tire Inc. is promoting Cheryl Gossard to president and named founder Ken Langhals CEO, a new position. Both moves are effective Jan. 1, 2018. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:05:00 EST Nokian upgrades HTS terminal tire line http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170710/NEWS/170719993/nokian-upgrades-hts-terminal-tire-line 20170710/NEWS/170719993 COLCHESTER, Vt. — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has developed a second-generation of its HTS terminal tires, the Nokian HTS G2. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:17:13 EST BFG, Michelin sued over alleged hazardous waste http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170710/NEWS/170719995/bfg-michelin-sued-over-alleged-hazardous-waste 20170710/NEWS/170719995 MIAMI, Okla. — A group of Miami residents has filed suit against BFGoodrich Co. and Michelin North America Inc., alleging that BFG failed to warn state and local authorities about leaks of hazardous waste at a now-defunct tire plant in Miami. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:48:07 EST Conti expanding Chinese tire plant — again http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170710/NEWS/170719996/conti-expanding-chinese-tire-plant-again 20170710/NEWS/170719996 HEFEI, China — Continental A.G. is moving forward with the Phase 4 expansion of its 6-year-old car tire plant in Hefei, a project that will boost the factory's capacity by 30 percent to 20 million car tires a year. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:58:56 EST Conti to upgrade Contidrom test track http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170710/NEWS/170719997/conti-to-upgrade-contidrom-test-track 20170710/NEWS/170719997 HANNOVER, Germany — Continental A.G. plans to double the scope of the wet-handling capabilities at its Contidrom tire-testing facility outside of Hannover to accommodate the heavy demand for testing of this ty Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:34 EST Michelin schedules next Movin'On http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170710/NEWS/170719999/michelin-schedules-next-movinon 20170710/NEWS/170719999 MONTREAL The dates of the next Movin'On in Montreal will be May 30-June 1, 2018, Group Michelin has announced. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:27:55 EST Snider acquires 27 TCi Tire Centers locations http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170707/NEWS/170709969/snider-acquires-27-tci-tire-centers-locations 20170707/NEWS/170709969 GREENSBORO, N.C. — Snider Fleet Solutions, one of North America's largest commercial tire dealerships and retread producers, has acquired 27 commercial tire locations, including four retread plants, from Michelin North America's TCi Tire Centers L. Fri, 7 Jul 2017 18:18:11 EST Forgeline adds club racing, muscle car wheels http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170707/NEWS/170709971/forgeline-adds-club-racing-muscle-car-wheels 20170707/NEWS/170709971 DAYTON, Ohio — Forgeline Motorsports L.L.C.is adding a pair of five-spoke wheels for club racing and autocross competition use along with launching a line targeted at muscle car owners. Fri, 7 Jul 2017 15:37:50 EST U.S. gains jobs in June, unemployment rate unchanged http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170707/NEWS/170709973/u-s-gains-jobs-in-june-unemployment-rate-unchanged 20170707/NEWS/170709973 WASHINGTON — U.S. non-farm payroll employment grew by 222,000 jobs in June, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fri, 7 Jul 2017 15:06:36 EST Hercules hikes treadwear coverage for H/P 4000 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170707/NEWS/170709970/hercules-hikes-treadwear-coverage-for-h-p-4000 20170707/NEWS/170709970 FINDLAY, Ohio — Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. has increased the treadwear warranty coverage on its the Hercules H/P 4000 ultra-high performance tire to 50,000 miles. Fri, 7 Jul 2017 15:40:33 EST SimpleTire partners with Wounded Warriors Family Support http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170707/NEWS/170709974/simpletire-partners-with-wounded-warriors-family-support 20170707/NEWS/170709974 PHILADELPHIA — Online tire retailer SimpleTire.com has partnered with Wounded Warriors Family Support for its 2017 High Five Tour. Fri, 7 Jul 2017 15:02:26 EST Kenda hires Albers as OE sales director http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170707/NEWS/170709972/kenda-hires-albers-as-oe-sales-director 20170707/NEWS/170709972 COLUMBUS, Ohio American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. has hired Ken Albers, who has experience both with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Kumho Tire USA, to be its director, original equipment sales automotive, North America. Fri, 7 Jul 2017 15:30:49 EST ANRPC: NR prices drop despite short supply http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170707/NEWS/170709976/anrpc-nr-prices-drop-despite-short-supply 20170707/NEWS/170709976 KUALA LUMPUR—World natural rubber prices are falling despite a deficit in world supply, according to the May 2017 issue of Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, the official publication of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Counties... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 14:35:32 EST 4 Wheel Parts raises funds for off-roading group http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170707/NEWS/170709977/4-wheel-parts-raises-funds-for-off-roading-group 20170707/NEWS/170709977 COMPTON, Calif. Off-road parts retailer 4 Wheel Parts raised $30,872 recently for the Off-Road Business Association as part of its "Round Up" charitable fundraising initiative. Fri, 7 Jul 2017 14:29:24 EST ISRI offer free safety training program http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170707/NEWS/170709975/isri-offer-free-safety-training-program 20170707/NEWS/170709975 WASHINGTON The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries is offering a "Hazard Recognition in Recycling" safety training program. Fri, 7 Jul 2017 14:43:07 EST COLUMN: A humanitarian way to honor a dealer http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170706/NEWS/170709983/column-a-humanitarian-way-to-honor-a-dealer 20170706/NEWS/170709983 If you know of a dealer who routinely gives of himself or herself to help others, I encourage you to nominate him or her. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 17:16:20 EST ESCO unveils heavy-duty tire service equipment http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170706/NEWS/170709984/esco-unveils-heavy-duty-tire-service-equipment 20170706/NEWS/170709984 BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Equipment Supply Co. (ESCO) has introduced several new products, including a heavy-duty jack stand, wheel dolly and OTR tire spreader tools. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 17:00:53 EST Pep Boys adds stores in NYC, Philly metro areas http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170706/NEWS/170709985/pep-boys-adds-stores-in-nyc-philly-metro-areas 20170706/NEWS/170709985 PHILADELPHIA Pep Boys has added retail locations in Franklin Square, N.Y., and Bordentown, N.J., increasing its presence in the New York City and Philadelphia metro markets. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 16:15:08 EST TIA elects Dill's Brian Rigney as secretary http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170706/NEWS/170709986/tia-elects-dills-brian-rigney-as-secretary 20170706/NEWS/170709986 BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has elected Brian Rigney, president of Dill Air Controls Products, as secretary of its board of directors. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 13:10:38 EST Economists: Light vehicle sales predicted to slow as economy grows http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170706/NEWS/170709987/economists-light-vehicle-sales-predicted-to-slow-as-economy-grows 20170706/NEWS/170709987 DETROIT Light vehicle sales are expected to decrease over the next couple of years as inflation increases and the unemployment rate continues to drop, according to the recent analysis of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 12:51:03 EST N.J. legislature passes used-tire bill http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170706/NEWS/170709988/n-j-legislature-passes-used-tire-bill 20170706/NEWS/170709988 TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey legislature has sent a bill prohibiting the sale of unsafe used tires in the state to Gov. Chris Christie for his signature. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 10:41:08 EST Keytroller debuts fleet management software http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170705/NEWS/170709992/keytroller-debuts-fleet-management-software 20170705/NEWS/170709992 TAMPA, Fla. — Keytroller L.L.C. has developed an advanced fleet management software called Infomatics. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 15:17:28 EST Serbia courting Linglong for tire plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170705/NEWS/170709990/serbia-courting-linglong-for-tire-plant 20170705/NEWS/170709990 BELGRADE, Serbia — Add Serbia to the list of countries courting Linglong Group Co. Ltd. as the potential site in Europe for a tire plant the Chinese tire maker is considering. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 15:22:53 EST Michelin upgrading Romanian tire, cord plants http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170705/NEWS/170709989/michelin-upgrading-romanian-tire-cord-plants 20170705/NEWS/170709989 ZALAU, Romania — Group Michelin is investing roughly $105 million in a pair of plants in Romania, to cover the start of production of new tire models at one and expand steel cord output at a second, according to local press reports. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 16:44:44 EST Hunter launches redesigned website http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170705/NEWS/170709993/hunter-launches-redesigned-website 20170705/NEWS/170709993 ST. LOUIS Hunter Engineering Co. has redesigned its Hunter.com website, placing greater emphasis on its local teams and products. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 14:36:27 EST Kanwar: Chinese tire imports threatening Apollo http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170705/NEWS/170709998/kanwar-chinese-tire-imports-threatening-apollo 20170705/NEWS/170709998 KOCHI, India — Apollo Tyres Ltd.'s truck and bus tire business is under pressure from low-cost Chinese tire imports, company Chairman Onkar Kanwar told shareholders at the company's recent annual general meeting. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 10:21:13 EST Industry looks bright in Latin America http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170705/NEWS/170709991/industry-looks-bright-in-latin-america 20170705/NEWS/170709991 MEXICO CITY — Buoyed by a mushrooming automotive industry, record domestic vehicle sales and compliant unions, the tire industry has rarely had it so good in Mexico. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 15:18:33 EST Saskatchewan raises per-axle payload limits http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170705/NEWS/170709994/saskatchewan-raises-per-axle-payload-limits 20170705/NEWS/170709994 REGINA, Saskatchewan The province of Saskatchewan has increased the payload per axle limit to 8,500 kilograms from 7,700, paving the way for truckers to use wide-base single heavy-duty truck tires. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 12:36:24 EST Volvo steers toward electrified future http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170705/NEWS/170709995/volvo-steers-toward-electrified-future 20170705/NEWS/170709995 STOCKHOLM, Sweden Swedish car maker Volvo Car Corp. will offer only electrified powertrains in models that it launches starting in 2019, a move that signals its intention to phase out the internal combustion engine from its lineup. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 12:34:26 EST Women in Auto Care names committee members http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170705/NEWS/170709997/women-in-auto-care-names-committee-members 20170705/NEWS/170709997 BETHESDA, Md. — Women in Auto Care has named new members of the education, marketing, member development and newly formed membership committees. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 10:30:18 EST Linglong opens units in Mexico, Luxembourg http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170705/NEWS/170709999/linglong-opens-units-in-mexico-luxembourg 20170705/NEWS/170709999 YANTAI, China China's Linglong Group Co. Ltd. has opened subsidiaries in Mexico and Luxembourg to engage in the import and export of tires and raw materials used in tire production. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 10:11:41 EST AAPEX's new Mobility Park to spotlight technology http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170705/NEWS/170709996/aapexs-new-mobility-park-to-spotlight-technology 20170705/NEWS/170709996 LAS VEGAS AAPEX 2017 will host a Mobility Park to spotlight new automotive technology with live demonstrations. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 10:32:58 EST Court rules in favor of tire distributor, auto exporter http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170630/NEWS/170639997/court-rules-in-favor-of-tire-distributor-auto-exporter 20170630/NEWS/170639997 NEW YORK — A jury in a federal district court has ruled in favor of tire importer Unicorn Tire Corp. and an affiliated company, saying the federal government must reimburse property and funds seized during a fraud investigation. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:24:15 EST Hercules adds sizes to Roadtour 855 SPE line http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170630/NEWS/170639995/hercules-adds-sizes-to-roadtour-855-spe-line 20170630/NEWS/170639995 FINDLAY, OHIO — Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. has expanded its Roadtour 855 SPE grand touring tire line with three new sizes. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:56:45 EST ATD to open Pa. mixing warehouse in 2018 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170630/NEWS/170639994/atd-to-open-pa-mixing-warehouse-in-2018 20170630/NEWS/170639994 BLAKESLEE, Pa. — American Tire Distributors Inc. plans to open a million-sq.-ft. mixing warehouse in Blakeslee early in the third quarter of 2018. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:01:04 EST Bridgestone Iowa plant earns Caterpillar supplier award http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170630/NEWS/170639992/bridgestone-iowa-plant-earns-caterpillar-supplier-award 20170630/NEWS/170639992 DES MOINES, Iowa — Caterpillar Inc. has recognized Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s agricultural tire plant in Des Moines with a platinum-level Supplier Quality Excellence Program Certification. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:04:40 EST Demand in light truck market driving dealers' business http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170630/NEWS/170639996/demand-in-light-truck-market-driving-dealers-business 20170630/NEWS/170639996 AKRON — The light truck tire market is expanding, with bigger sizes, more service and a larger inventory. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:35:20 EST Bridgestone ups winter tire prices in Japan http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170630/NEWS/170639993/bridgestone-ups-winter-tire-prices-in-japan 20170630/NEWS/170639993 TOKYO — Bridgestone Corp. is increasing prices of its winter tires for passenger cars and vans in Japan by an average of 6 percent, beginning Sept. 1. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:07:00 EST California Senate to review tire bills http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170629/NEWS/170629940/california-senate-to-review-tire-bills 20170629/NEWS/170629940 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two tire-related bills before the California legislature have been revised and will be the subject of a July 5 hearing before the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:06:52 EST Hankook Tire America names new president http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170629/NEWS/170629938/hankook-tire-america-names-new-president 20170629/NEWS/170629938 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Just as Hankook Tire America Corp.'s first U.S. plant ramps up production in Clarksville, Tenn., the North American subsidiary has named a new president. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:35:41 EST Tire Business offices will close July 3-4 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170629/NEWS/170629937/tire-business-offices-will-close-july-3-4 20170629/NEWS/170629937 AKRON — In observance of the July 4 holiday, our offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:43:17 EST Takata files for bankruptcy, to be acquired by Key Safety http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170629/NEWS/170629942/takata-files-for-bankruptcy-to-be-acquired-by-key-safety 20170629/NEWS/170629942 TOKYO — Japanese airbag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S., succumbing to the weight of the world's biggest automotive recall. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:00:00 EST ASIP grant funds Tyromer upgrades http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170629/NEWS/170629939/asip-grant-funds-tyromer-upgrades 20170629/NEWS/170629939 OLDCASTLE, Ontario — Scrap tire devulcanizer Tyromer Inc. is outfitting a production plant in Oldcastle with $3.4 million in funding it received from Canada's Automotive Supplier Innovation Program. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:17:46 EST Bridgestone to support U.S. athletes for 2018 Winter Games http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170629/NEWS/170629943/bridgestone-to-support-u-s-athletes-for-2018-winter-games 20170629/NEWS/170629943 NASHVILLE, Tenn. Bridgestone Americas Inc. will support five of Team USA's athletes on the road to the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:00:00 EST Double Coin hires Phillips as VP http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170628/NEWS/170629949/double-coin-hires-phillips-as-vp 20170628/NEWS/170629949 MONROVIA, Calif. — Double Coin and China Manufacturers Association L.L.C. (CMA) has hired Tim Phillips to be vice president, marketing and operations. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:29:34 EST King's Tire to distribute Sentury tires http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170628/NEWS/170629944/kings-tire-to-distribute-sentury-tires 20170628/NEWS/170629944 EL MONTE, Calif. — King's Tire Wholesale is now handling Sentury Tire North America L.L.C.'s GroundSpeed tire line through its distribution centers in El Monte and Glendale, Calif. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:41:20 EST White House eyes Kearns for ITC commissioner http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170628/NEWS/170629941/white-house-eyes-kearns-for-itc-commissioner 20170628/NEWS/170629941 WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump plans to nominate Jason Kearns to be a commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission for a term expiring in 2024. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:26:05 EST Ponton to succeed Van Heel at Monro Muffler http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170628/NEWS/170629945/ponton-to-succeed-van-heel-at-monro-muffler 20170628/NEWS/170629945 ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has hired Brett Ponton, a former Goodyear vice president and current CEO of AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care's parent company, to succeed John Van Heel as CEO, effective Oct. 1. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:15:00 EST Goodyear blimp sets course for Canada Day festivities http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170628/NEWS/170629946/goodyear-blimp-sets-course-for-canada-day-festivities 20170628/NEWS/170629946 AKRON — You only get one sesquicentennial, so Goodyear is planning to help Canada celebrate its milestone year with aerial coverage of Canada Day festivities and fireworks as the Goodyer blimps flies over Ottawa, Ontario. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:17:11 EST McCarthy Tire acquires P.J. Dooling Tire http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170628/NEWS/170629947/mccarthy-tire-acquires-p-j-dooling-tire 20170628/NEWS/170629947 WILKES-BARRE, Pa. McCarthy Tire Service has purchased P.J. Dooling Tire Co., an OTR tire dealership in Philadelphia. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:15:15 EST PHOTO GALLERY: New Geolandar M/T meets all expectations of product planning http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170628/NEWS/170629950/photo-gallery-new-geolandar-m-t-meets-all-expectations-of-product 20170628/NEWS/170629950 GATEWAY, Colo. — Yokohama Tire Corp.' Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:00:00 EST