Tire Business - RSS News Feed http://www.tirebusiness.com/section/news http://www.tirebusiness.com en-us Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:08:51 EST 10 Warehouse fire idles Federal plant temporarily http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170120/NEWS/170129995/warehouse-fire-idles-federal-plant-temporarily 20170120/NEWS/170129995 TAOYUAN CITY, Taiwan — A fire Jan. 17 at a warehouse adjacent to Federal Corp.'s factory... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:55:50 EST Michelin digitizing NR sustainability efforts http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170120/NEWS/170129994/michelin-digitizing-nr-sustainability-efforts 20170120/NEWS/170129994 MONTPELLIER, France — Group Michelin has chosen agricultural industry software firm... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:30:48 EST Monroe names social media contest winner http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170120/NEWS/170129996/monroe-names-social-media-contest-winner 20170120/NEWS/170129996 LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Tenneco Inc.'s Monroe brand has named Tony Higgins, an outside... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:32:06 EST Auto makers will continue Mexico investments http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170120/NEWS/170129997/auto-makers-will-continue-mexico-investments 20170120/NEWS/170129997 DETROIT — Forecasting firm LMC Automotive expects auto makers will continue to... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:24:56 EST Reports: Doublestar selected as Kumho buyer http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170120/NEWS/170129999/reports-doublestar-selected-as-kumho-buyer 20170120/NEWS/170129999 SEOUL, South Korea — China's Qingdao Doublestar Industrial Co. Ltd. has been selected... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:22:36 EST ASA: Majority of shops had good year http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170120/NEWS/170129998/asa-majority-of-shops-had-good-year 20170120/NEWS/170129998 NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas — Auto service shops generally had a good year in 2016,... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:10:43 EST Mass. man sentenced in insider trading scheme http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170119/NEWS/170119920/mass-man-sentenced-in-insider-trading-scheme 20170119/NEWS/170119920 BOSTON — A Brookline, Mass.-based entrepreneur and private equity investor has been... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:33:16 EST Holders of Titan notes convert to shares http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170119/NEWS/170119928/holders-of-titan-notes-convert-to-shares 20170119/NEWS/170119928 QUINCY, Ill. — Nearly all of the holders of Titan International Inc. convertible senior... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:16:30 EST Icahn gains full control of Federal-Mogul http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170119/NEWS/170119929/icahn-gains-full-control-of-federal-mogul 20170119/NEWS/170119929 SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn will take full ownership of Southfield-based auto... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:39:23 EST RMA campaign highlights tire safety http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170119/NEWS/170119927/rma-campaign-highlights-tire-safety 20170119/NEWS/170119927 WASHINGTON — The Rubber Manufacturers Association has designated May 28-June 3... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:47:16 EST U.S. government alliance extends Advance deal http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170119/NEWS/170119933/u-s-government-alliance-extends-advance-deal 20170119/NEWS/170119933 ROANOKE, Va. — The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance has... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:14:46 EST Sears launches AI-based tire selection app http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170119/NEWS/170119930/sears-launches-ai-based-tire-selection-app 20170119/NEWS/170119930 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Auto Center has developed a web app that uses artificial... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:48:00 EST YANG schedules leadership conference http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170119/NEWS/170119931/yang-schedules-leadership-conference 20170119/NEWS/170119931 BETHESDA, Md. — The Young Auto Care Network Group of the Auto Care Association... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:00:00 EST AAM supports Trump on job creation http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170119/NEWS/170119932/aam-supports-trump-on-job-creation 20170119/NEWS/170119932 WASHINGTON — In a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, the Alliance for American... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:20:09 EST Smithers upgrades Ohio tire test center http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170119/NEWS/170119934/smithers-upgrades-ohio-tire-test-center 20170119/NEWS/170119934 RAVENNA, Ohio — Smithers Rapra has upgraded the treadwear testing capabilities at its Tire... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:27:22 EST Withdrawal from NAFTA would cost U.S. jobs, study finds http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170118/NEWS/170119935/withdrawal-from-nafta-would-cost-u-s-jobs-study-finds 20170118/NEWS/170119935 DETROIT — President-elect Donald Trump's vows to renegotiate the North American... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:18:43 EST Industry, association executives to address TIA OTR gathering http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170118/NEWS/170119936/-industry-association-executives-to-address-tia-otr-gathering 20170118/NEWS/170119936 BOWIE, Md. — Top executives from Bridgestone Corp. and Alliance Tire Americas, together with... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:09:12 EST Yokohama partners with US Youth Soccer http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170118/NEWS/170119937/yokohama-partners-with-us-youth-soccer 20170118/NEWS/170119937 SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. will be a sponsor of US Youth Soccer... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:47:16 EST Webinar to highlight Colombia opportunities http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170118/NEWS/170119939/webinar-to-highlight-colombia-opportunities 20170118/NEWS/170119939 BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association and U.S. Department of Commerce will... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:08:56 EST ACA launches advocacy website http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170118/NEWS/170119938/aca-launches-advocacy-website 20170118/NEWS/170119938 BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association has launched a website for auto care... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:09:35 EST TGI opens sales office in Tampa http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170118/NEWS/170119940/tgi-opens-sales-office-in-tampa 20170118/NEWS/170119940 MIAMI — Tire Group International has opened a sales and distribution office in Tampa, Fla., to... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:16:59 EST Bridgestone buying French tire retailer Ayme http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170118/NEWS/170119941/bridgestone-buying-french-tire-retailer-ayme 20170118/NEWS/170119941 BRUSSELS — Bridgestone Europe N.V./S.A. is buying Groupe Ayme, a French... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:45:21 EST Yokohama unveils centennial logo http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170118/NEWS/170119942/yokohama-unveils-centennial-logo 20170118/NEWS/170119942 TOKYO — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has unveiled a logo it will use... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:30:10 EST Don Detore named editor of Tire Business http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170117/NEWS/170119957/-don-detore-named-editor-of-tire-business 20170117/NEWS/170119957 AKRON — Tire Business has named Don Detore, previously managing editor of... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:31:01 EST IndyCar extends Firestone race tire contract http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170117/NEWS/170119959/indycar-extends-firestone-race-tire-contract 20170117/NEWS/170119959 INDIANAPOLIS — The organizers of the Verizon IndyCar Series and Bridgestone Americas... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:25:34 EST Nexen Tire opens sales JV in Japan http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170117/NEWS/170119963/nexen-tire-opens-sales-jv-in-japan 20170117/NEWS/170119963 TOKYO — Nexen Tire Corp. has established a sales subsidiary in Japan to handle its growing replacement... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:54:18 EST JohnDow president Dease to retire http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170117/NEWS/170119960/johndow-president-dease-to-retire 20170117/NEWS/170119960 BARBERTON, Ohio — JohnDow Industries Inc. President Joseph Dease is retiring from... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00:00 EST China's TST wins supply contract in Thailand http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170117/NEWS/170119962/chinas-tst-wins-supply-contract-in-thailand 20170117/NEWS/170119962 TIANJIN, China — Huayi has contracted with Chinese rubber machinery maker... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:04:19 EST Giti adding low RR radial drive tire http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170117/NEWS/170119969/giti-adding-low-rr-radial-drive-tire 20170117/NEWS/170119969 RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Giti Tire Group is adding a SmartWay-verified radial drive tire... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:33:40 EST Finnish firm to consult on Filipino tire plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170117/NEWS/170119961/finnish-firm-to-consult-on-filipino-tire-plant 20170117/NEWS/170119961 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines government and Finnish tire consultancy Black Donuts... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:05:02 EST Andreoli adds GM position http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170117/NEWS/170119967/andreoli-adds-gm-position 20170117/NEWS/170119967 HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Software provider Andreoli & Associates Inc. has hired Russ Carter... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:10:46 EST Toyota's Lentz: Tariff would depress industry http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170117/NEWS/170119958/toyotas-lentz-tariff-would-depress-industry 20170117/NEWS/170119958 DETROIT — President-elect Donald Trump's threatened border tax on autos and auto parts... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:26:14 EST Top TB web stories: What you're reading http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170116/NEWS/170119971/top-tb-web-stories-what-youre-reading 20170116/NEWS/170119971 AKRON — Each week Tire Business tracks the top stories — a virtual "Digital Dozen"... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:55:18 EST Yokohama hires Jeff Barna as COO http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170113/NEWS/170119973/yokohama-hires-jeff-barna-as-coo 20170113/NEWS/170119973 SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. has hired automotive industry veteran Jeff Barna... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:03:45 EST Lexus specs Turanza run-flat on '17 LS http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170113/NEWS/170119975/lexus-specs-turanza-run-flat-on-17-ls 20170113/NEWS/170119975 TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. has selected Bridgestone Corp.'s Turanza T005 run-flat as... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:02:49 EST EPA to maintain auto emissions standards http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170113/NEWS/170119974/epa-to-maintain-auto-emissions-standards 20170113/NEWS/170119974 WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to maintain the current... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:19:32 EST Thailand building auto test center to support tire, NR sectors http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170113/NEWS/170119976/thailand-building-auto-test-center-to-support-tire-nr-sectors 20170113/NEWS/170119976 BANGKOK — The Thailand Board of Investment plans to invest $100 million to build an automotive testing center... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:24:00 EST ANRPC: NR price rise to continue in 2017 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170113/NEWS/170119979/anrpc-nr-price-rise-to-continue-in-2017 20170113/NEWS/170119979 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A gradual rise in natural rubber prices that started last year... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:49:00 EST Denso expands TMPS sensor offerings http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170112/NEWS/170119982/denso-expands-tmps-sensor-offerings 20170112/NEWS/170119982 LONG BEACH, Calif. — Denso Products & Services Americas Inc. has expanded its 2017... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:55:13 EST YANG seeking regional meet-up hosts http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170112/NEWS/170119983/yang-seeking-regional-meet-up-hosts 20170112/NEWS/170119983 BETHESDA, Md. — The Young Auto Care Network Group is taking applications from... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:43:59 EST 2016 U.S. light-vehicle sales reach record high http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170112/NEWS/170119985/2016-u-s-light-vehicle-sales-reach-record-high 20170112/NEWS/170119985 DETROIT — U.S. light-vehicle sales hit a record of 17.5 million units in 2016, the seventh straight... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:08:12 EST Tenneco rolls out Monroe sales promotion http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170112/NEWS/170119981/tenneco-rolls-out-monroe-sales-promotion 20170112/NEWS/170119981 MONROE, Mich. — Tenneco Inc. has launched a "Quick 30" scorecard promotion during which... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:28:12 EST Michelin 3D printing JV to aid mold design http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170112/NEWS/170119986/michelin-3d-printing-jv-to-aid-mold-design 20170112/NEWS/170119986 LONDON — Group Michelin has set up a joint venture with French machinery supplier Fives... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:04:24 EST Smallwood to keynote at Clemson conference http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170112/NEWS/170119984/smallwood-to-keynote-at-clemson-conference 20170112/NEWS/170119984 HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Richard Smallwood, president and CEO of Sumitomo Rubber North... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:38:07 EST Wycoff to head Mickey Thompson Tires http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170111/NEWS/170119987/wycoff-to-head-mickey-thompson-tires 20170111/NEWS/170119987 STOW, Ohio — Max-Trac Tire Co./Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has promoted... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:07:46 EST Conti to sell shares in Pakistani tire firm http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170111/NEWS/170119988/conti-to-sell-shares-in-pakistani-tire-firm 20170111/NEWS/170119988 HANNOVER, Germany — Continental A.G. is selling its minority ownership stake in General Tyre... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:52:49 EST TIA sets ATS tour dates for N.C., Md. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170111/NEWS/170119989/tia-sets-ats-tour-dates-for-n-c-md 20170111/NEWS/170119989 BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has announced dates for its 2017 Automotive... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:58:13 EST ASE names 2017 board members http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170111/NEWS/170119991/ase-names-2017-board-members 20170111/NEWS/170119991 LEESBURG, Va. — The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has appointed... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:01:15 EST Bauer Built adds southern Minn. location http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170111/NEWS/170119990/bauer-built-adds-southern-minn-location 20170111/NEWS/170119990 DURAND, Wis. — Bauer Built Inc. has acquired a commercial tire center in Mankato, Minn.... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:42:23 EST Toyo to boost North American R&D efforts http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170111/NEWS/170119992/toyo-to-boost-north-american-ramp-d-efforts 20170111/NEWS/170119992 OSAKA, Japan — Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. is planning to expand its research and development capabilities in North America throughout 2017. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:59:45 EST Huayi Tire Canada hires OTR tire manager http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170110/NEWS/170119999/huayi-tire-canada-hires-otr-tire-manager 20170110/NEWS/170119999 MARKHAM, Ontario — Huayi Tire Canada, distributor of Double Coin tires in Canada, has hired ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:22:44 EST RPM Act reintroduced in House http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170110/NEWS/170119993/rpm-act-reintroduced-in-house 20170110/NEWS/170119993 WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill affirming the legality of converting street vehicles into racing... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:00:00 EST Room deadline near for OTR Conference http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170110/NEWS/170119998/room-deadline-near-for-otr-conference 20170110/NEWS/170119998 BOWIE, Md. — Attendees of the Tire Industry Association OTR Conference have until Jan. 13... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:31:12 EST Alliance Tire launches 'Constellation' truck tire line http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170110/NEWS/170119996/alliance-tire-launches-constellation-truck-tire-line 20170110/NEWS/170119996 WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Alliance Tire Group B.V. is targeting the U.S. medium radial truck market with the launch... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:27:14 EST Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S debuts at Detroit show http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170110/NEWS/170119995/michelin-pilot-sport-4-s-debuts-at-detroit-show 20170110/NEWS/170119995 DETROIT — Group Michelin's newest ultra-high-performance tire — the Pilot Sport 4 S — will be available... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:12:56 EST ASA schedules 2017 annual meeting http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170110/NEWS/170119997/asa-schedules-2017-annual-meeting 20170110/NEWS/170119997 DENVER — The Automotive Service Association has scheduled its 2017 annual business... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:30:00 EST Michelin to be Roborace tire partner http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170110/NEWS/170119994/michelin-to-be-roborace-tire-partner 20170110/NEWS/170119994 LONDON — Roborace Ltd., a new venture working to develop a series for driverless race cars,... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST Bridgestone investing $180M in N.C. plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170109/NEWS/170109948/bridgestone-investing-180m-in-n-c-plant 20170109/NEWS/170109948 WILSON, N.C. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. is making an additional $180 million investment to its car and light truck tire... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 14:00:00 EST Conti finishes 2016 ahead of projections http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170109/NEWS/170109950/conti-finishes-2016-ahead-of-projections 20170109/NEWS/170109950 HANOVER, Germany — Record tire sales of 150 million units, driven in part by an increase in... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 14:00:00 EST Mileage may vary — dealers anticipating challenges in 2017 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170109/NEWS/170109946/mileage-may-vary-dealers-anticipating-challenges-in-2017 20170109/NEWS/170109946 AKRON — Whether 2016 was a good year for business or a forgettable one depends a lot on who's talking. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 23:07:03 EST Online sales impacting way dealers do business http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170109/NEWS/170109957/online-sales-impacting-way-dealers-do-business 20170109/NEWS/170109957 AKRON — With multiple tire manufacturers jumping on the e-commerce platform to sell tires directly to consumers... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST Seidel to succeed Baratta at Bridgestone http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170109/NEWS/170109949/seidel-to-succeed-baratta-at-bridgestone 20170109/NEWS/170109949 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After serving 34 years with Bridgestone Americas Inc., John Baratta... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 14:18:19 EST U.S. adds 156,000 jobs in Dec., unemployment up http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170109/NEWS/170109952/u-s-adds-156000-jobs-in-dec-unemployment-up 20170109/NEWS/170109952 WASHINGTON — Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 156,000 jobs in December 2016... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:19:04 EST COLUMN: Resolve in '17 to start your own tire Ph.D. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170109/NEWS/170109947/column-resolve-in-17-to-start-your-own-tire-ph-d 20170109/NEWS/170109947 For years I have been saving the name badges from all of the conferences, events, dealer meetings, seminars and... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 17:45:14 EST 2016 N.Am. car, truck winners named http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170109/NEWS/170109951/2016-n-am-car-truck-winners-named 20170109/NEWS/170109951 DETROIT — The Chevrolet Bolt was named the 2017 North American Car of the Year at the Detroit auto show... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:28:32 EST Pyrolyx, Reklaim form North America JV http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170109/NEWS/170109956/pyrolyx-reklaim-form-north-america-jv 20170109/NEWS/170109956 MUNICH, Germany — Germany's Pyrolyx A.G. has formed a joint venture with Seattle-based Reklaim Inc. that plans to open... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:16:21 EST Goodyear partners in autonomous vehicle study http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170106/NEWS/170109961/goodyear-partners-in-autonomous-vehicle-study 20170106/NEWS/170109961 AKRON — Goodyear is teaming up with a California ride-sharing company to glean... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 12:24:01 EST TIA schedules ATS training in Dallas http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170106/NEWS/170109958/tia-schedules-ats-training-in-dallas 20170106/NEWS/170109958 BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will hold the first Automotive Tire Service Fri, 6 Jan 2017 16:27:29 EST Pirelli firms up skiing, hockey sponsorships http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170106/NEWS/170109962/pirelli-firms-up-skiing-hockey-sponsorships 20170106/NEWS/170109962 MILAN — Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. has struck multi-year sponsorship deals the with the... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:59:26 EST Michelin's newest Pilot UHP to debut at Detroit show http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170106/NEWS/170109959/michelins-newest-pilot-uhp-to-debut-at-detroit-show 20170106/NEWS/170109959 DETROIT — Group Michelin's latest top-of-the-line high-performance tire, the Pilot... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 15:46:59 EST Edward Quirk Jr. dies at age 87 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170106/NEWS/170109960/edward-quirk-jr-dies-at-age-87 20170106/NEWS/170109960 LEXINGTON, Mass. — Edward S. Quirk Jr., longtime owner of Quirk Tire Co., died Jan. 5 at age 87. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 13:05:15 EST Yokohama buying Japanese solid tire maker http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170106/NEWS/170109963/yokohama-buying-japanese-solid-tire-maker 20170106/NEWS/170109963 TOKYO — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. is buying Aichi Tire Industry Co. Ltd., a Japanese producer... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:42:42 EST Sears closing more stores, auto centers http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170105/NEWS/170109975/sears-closing-more-stores-auto-centers 20170105/NEWS/170109975 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. is closing 26 additional Sears retail stores... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:36:19 EST VIP to move HQ to Auburn, Maine http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170105/NEWS/170109970/vip-to-move-hq-to-auburn-maine 20170105/NEWS/170109970 AUBURN, Maine — VIP Inc., which owns VIP Tires & Service, is moving its... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 14:27:03 EST Commerce sets low duties on Indian, Sri Lankan OTR tire imports http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170105/NEWS/170109976/commerce-sets-low-duties-on-indian-sri-lankan-otr-tire-imports 20170105/NEWS/170109976 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued relatively low countervailing duties against imports of OTR tires from India and Sri Lanka and found... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 11:45:08 EST SRI buying U.K. distributor Micheldever http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170105/NEWS/170109972/sri-buying-u-k-distributor-micheldever 20170105/NEWS/170109972 WINCHESTER, England — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. is acquiring Micheldever Group... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 13:32:50 EST Brad Ragan Jr. dies at age 70 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170105/NEWS/170109969/brad-ragan-jr-dies-at-age-70 20170105/NEWS/170109969 MOCKSVILLE, N.C.— Bradley E. Ragan Jr., owner of Brad Ragan Retreading and RDH... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:54:48 EST Bridgestone Olympic rights extended http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170105/NEWS/170109971/bridgestone-olympic-rights-extended 20170105/NEWS/170109971 TOKYO — Bridgestone Corp.'s sponsorship partnership with the Olympic Games is now in... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 13:42:51 EST Stanley buying Craftsman tool brand http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170105/NEWS/170109974/stanley-buying-craftsman-tool-brand 20170105/NEWS/170109974 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. is selling its Craftsman tool and equipment... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 13:02:54 EST Sri Lanka's GRI building pneumatic tire plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170104/NEWS/170109978/sri-lankas-gri-building-pneumatic-tire-plant 20170104/NEWS/170109978 BADALGAMA, Sri Lanka — Industrial tire specialist Global Rubber Industries has broken ground... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 16:40:17 EST Bridgestone Americas to heed the 'boss' in 2017 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170104/NEWS/170109979/bridgestone-americas-to-heed-the-boss-in-2017 20170104/NEWS/170109979 LOS ANGELES — In 2017, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is going to focus on the boss. Wed, 4 Jan 2017 14:33:37 EST VIDEO: Tire artist sculpts Western Michigan, Wisconsin mascots http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170104/NEWS/170109984/video-tire-artist-sculpts-western-michigan-wisconsin-mascots 20170104/NEWS/170109984 DALLAS — Goodyear, sponsor of the annual Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, commissioned tire artist... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:23:35 EST Solera buying software firm Autodata http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170104/NEWS/170109981/solera-buying-software-firm-autodata 20170104/NEWS/170109981 WESTLAKE, Texas — Solera Holdings Inc., developer of "Identifix" auto repair industry software... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 13:00:00 EST Youngblood Tire joins Michelin CSN http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170104/NEWS/170109980/youngblood-tire-joins-michelin-csn 20170104/NEWS/170109980 AUSTIN, Texas — Youngblood Automotive & Tire has joined the Michelin Commercial... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 13:48:26 EST Telle Tire acquires 5th St. Louis store http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170104/NEWS/170109983/telle-tire-acquires-5th-st-louis-store 20170104/NEWS/170109983 RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. — Telle Tire & Auto Service is buying the St. Louis-area store of Meyer's Automotive... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 13:00:00 EST Titan to consolidate U.S. wheel mfg. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170104/NEWS/170109982/titan-to-consolidate-u-s-wheel-mfg 20170104/NEWS/170109982 QUINCY, Ill. — Titan International Inc. is planning to consolidate mining wheel production... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 13:31:23 EST Industry associations optimistic about 2017 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170103/NEWS/170109990/industry-associations-optimistic-about-2017 20170103/NEWS/170109990 WASHINGTON — Tire and auto service associations are focused intently on 2017, especially on the challenges presented by a new presidential administration... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:22:09 EST Bartec hires Mackinnon as natl. sales mgr. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170103/NEWS/170109989/bartec-hires-mackinnon-as-natl-sales-mgr 20170103/NEWS/170109989 STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — TPMS diagnostics tool supplier Bartec USA L.L.C. has hired Sean... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:32:34 EST Ford cancels plans for $1.6B Mexico plant http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170103/NEWS/170109988/ford-cancels-plans-for-1-6b-mexico-plant 20170103/NEWS/170109988 DETROIT — Ford Motor Co., following months of withering criticism from President-elect Donald... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:41:02 EST New Sri Lankan tire firm to use Marangoni tech http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170103/NEWS/170109991/new-sri-lankan-tire-firm-to-use-marangoni-tech 20170103/NEWS/170109991 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A Middle Eastern businessman with multiple holdings in Sri Lanka is venturing... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:04:52 EST Russia's Tatneft selling SR business http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170103/NEWS/170109993/russias-tatneft-selling-sr-business 20170103/NEWS/170109993 ALMETYEVSK, Russia — Russian petrochemical giant PJSC Tatneft has agreed to sell its... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 15:58:26 EST Plaza Tire opens 2nd store in O'Fallon, Mo. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170103/NEWS/170109992/plaza-tire-opens-2nd-store-in-ofallon-mo 20170103/NEWS/170109992 O'FALLON, Mo. — Plaza Tire Service has opened a second retail store in O'Fallon, giving... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 15:58:34 EST Tire sculptures highlight Cotton Bowl teams http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170103/NEWS/170109994/tire-sculptures-highlight-cotton-bowl-teams 20170103/NEWS/170109994 DALLAS — What better way to boost exposure for a college bowl game... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:42:05 EST Top TB Web stories: What you're reading http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20170103/NEWS/170109997/top-tb-web-stories-what-youre-reading 20170103/NEWS/170109997 AKRON — Each week Tire Business tracks the top stories — a virtual "Digital Dozen" — on our... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:05:12 EST Demand for tire, wheel equipment to grow http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161229/NEWS/161229961/-demand-for-tire-wheel-equipment-to-grow 20161229/NEWS/161229961 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Demand for tire- and wheel-servicing equipment in North America is expected... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:22:35 EST NHTSA's vehicle-to-vehicle mandate could be DOA http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161229/NEWS/161229958/nhtsas-vehicle-to-vehicle-mandate-could-be-doa 20161229/NEWS/161229958 DETROIT — After more than a decade's worth of research, development and investment, the dawn of the connected car appears imminent. Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:24:16 EST 2018 Michelin design challenge: pickups http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161229/NEWS/161229963/2018-michelin-design-challenge-pickups 20161229/NEWS/161229963 GREENVILLE, S.C. — Mobility, utility and flexibility are the design criteria for the 2018 Michelin... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 10:59:49 EST NSBA urges Trump to focus on small biz issues http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161229/NEWS/161229962/nsba-urges-trump-to-focus-on-small-biz-issues 20161229/NEWS/161229962 WASHINGTON — The National Small Business Association is urging President-elect Donald Trump to put... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:06:16 EST U.S. jobless claims decline again http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161229/NEWS/161229964/u-s-jobless-claims-decline-again 20161229/NEWS/161229964 WASHINGTON — Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for a third week in... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 10:17:15 EST Bill would address selling unfixed recalled vehicles http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161228/NEWS/161229970/bill-would-address-selling-unfixed-recalled-vehicles 20161228/NEWS/161229970 OTTAWA, Ontario — Canadian auto dealers will be prohibited from selling some unfixed recalled... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST TPMS mandate marks 10 years http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161228/NEWS/161229965/tpms-mandate-marks-10-years 20161228/NEWS/161229965 LAS VEGAS — Federally mandated automotive tire-pressure monitoring systems turned 10 this year, but was the technology's birthday cause for celebration? Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:57:21 EST SRI secures add'l Dunlop brand rights http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161228/NEWS/161229967/sri-secures-addl-dunlop-brand-rights 20161228/NEWS/161229967 KOBE, Japan — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has struck a deal to acquire the trademark... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 17:58:37 EST Love's opens 5 Travel Stops in one day http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161228/NEWS/161229966/loves-opens-5-travel-stops-in-one-day 20161228/NEWS/161229966 OKLAHOMA CITY — Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores opened nine travel stops in the past... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:38:04 EST U.K. car output at highest level since '99 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161228/NEWS/161229968/u-k-car-output-at-highest-level-since-99 20161228/NEWS/161229968 LONDON — British-based car assembly plants built more cars in the first 11 months... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:39:07 EST TIA sets CTS Instructor Training schedule http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161227/NEWS/161229971/tia-sets-cts-instructor-training-schedule 20161227/NEWS/161229971 BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has set the class schedule... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:16:13 EST OTHER VOICES: Mexican auto tariffs could backfire http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161227/NEWS/161229973/other-voices-mexican-auto-tariffs-could-backfire 20161227/NEWS/161229973 DETROIT — The siren song of protectionism is playing throughout the U.S. these days... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:33:32 EST Consolidation continues to reshape industry http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161227/NEWS/161229974/consolidation-continues-to-reshape-industry 20161227/NEWS/161229974 AKRON — Consolidation through mergers and acquisitions continued throughout 2016 in manufacturing... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:02:46 EST Trump sets up Natl. Trade Council http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161227/NEWS/161229969/trump-sets-up-natl-trade-council 20161227/NEWS/161229969 NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump has selected Harvard Economist Peter Navarro... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:35:12 EST Social Security cuts likely by 2030 http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161227/NEWS/161229972/social-security-cuts-likely-by-2030 20161227/NEWS/161229972 WASHINGTON —The Social Security program will run out of money in calendar year... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:39:52 EST Icahn to advise Trump on regulatory reform http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20161227/NEWS/161229975/icahn-to-advise-trump-on-regulatory-reform 20161227/NEWS/161229975 NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump has appointed noted Wall Street investor Carl Icahn — whose... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:35:00 EST