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    • Cooper's Roadmaster brand turns 10

      FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is marking the 10th anniversary of the debut of its Roadmaster truck tire brand, saying this represents a "launch point into our next era of successful product offerings…."

    • Investment banker Garcia to lead MBDA

      WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Commerce Department has appointed Chris Garcia, a veteran of the investment banking community, as the national deputy director of agency's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

    • Simple Tire partners with FedEx

      PHILADELPHIA — SimpleTire L.L.C. has partnered with FedEx Corp. so its online customers can have tires shipped to, and picked up at, any of the nationwide FedEx offices for free.

    • Groupe Touchette adds D/C in Nova Scotia

      HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Groupe Touchette Inc. has opened a distribution center in Halifax to serve the Atlantic region, marking the firm's 30th distribution center in Canada.

    • Michelin revamp means U.S., France job cuts

      CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Group Michelin is reorganizing its operations into 10 regions and 14 business lines, an initiative that will result in roughly 1,500 job cuts in France and 450 in the U.S.

    • Mo. RNR franchisees open 6th store

      POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels franchisees Larry Carrico and Richard Bergman have opened a store in Poplar Bluff, their third RNR location in Missouri and sixth overall.

    • Michelin to upgrade Scottish tire plant

      DUNDEE, Scotland — Group Michelin, with the backing of the Scottish government, plans to invest $21 million in its factory in Dundee to upgrade the plant for larger-sized tires and to reduce its environmental impact.

    • East Bay Tire opens center on Maui

      KAHULUI, Hawaii — East Bay Tire Co. has opened a commercial service center in Kahului, its first on the island of Maui, fifth location in Hawaii and the 13th commercial service location overall.

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