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    • SRI intros tire/road-sensing technology

      KOBE, Japan — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has developed a tire-sensing technology that it claims is able to detect road conditions, tire load and other information by analyzing wheel-speed signals generated by the rotation of the tires.

    • Point S hires N.Am. operations mgr.

      BOSTON Point S North America has hired industry veteran Gary Sass as network operations manager, responsible for overseeing cooperation between Point S operations in the U.S. and Canada.

    • New Honeywell plant to produce auto refrigerant

      GEISMAR, La., Honeywell International Inc. has started commercial operations at a new plant in Geismar to produce HFO-1234yf mobile air conditioning refrigerant, sold commercially as Solstice yf.

    • Diagnostic solutions usually rooted in basics

      The tougher an automotive diagnosis seems to be, the more likely its solution is to be something basic. Unfortunately, these challenges easily sway some service personnel toward the other extreme the unusual, weird possibilities.

    • ATD opens mixing center in Texas

      ROANOKE, Texas — American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) has opened a 756,000-sq.-ft. mixing center, the tire supplier's fourth such facility in the nation.

    • Plaza Tire moves west with Springfield store

      SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Plaza Tire Service has opened a retail store in Springfield, its first in the southwest Missouri city and 61st in the dealership's four-state marketing footprint.

    • VMI moves to new facility in Brazil

      ITATIAIA, Brazil Dutch tire machinery producer VMI Group has relocated its South American sales and service subsidiary to new quarters in Itatiaia, half way between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

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