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  • Conti launches ATE/VDO mobile app

    By: Tire Business Staff Report Dec 22, 2014

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Continental Automotive Systems Inc., the manufacturer and supplier of ATE and VDO replacement...

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  • They played the executive shuffle in 2014

    Dec 22, 2014

    AKRON—It was a busy year for many executives in the tire and automotive service industries and related businesses. Here are some of the various management changes that occurred: Advance Auto Parts Inc. IN: David Allen, senior vice president of supply chain management....

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  • Headline grabbers of 2014 January February March April May June July August September October November December

    Dec 22, 2014

    c Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. terminates its merger agreement with India's Apollo Tyres Ltd. c Carlisle Companies Inc. completes the sale of its Carlisle Transportation Products (CTP) unit—including Carlisle Tire & Wheel—to American Industrial Partners of New York (AIP), a private equity firm....

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  • Pearson Tire founder

    Dec 22, 2014

    OREM, Utah—Jack Raynal Pearson, founder of Pearson Tire and other businesses in Utah, died Dec. 9 at age 87. Mr. Pearson served a mission in the Pacific Northwest for the Church of Latter Day Saints before graduating from Brigham Young University. He was a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force...

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  • Been a busy year for M&As

    Dec 22, 2014

    AKRON—American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. (ATD) and Monro Muffler Brake Inc. dominated the industry's mergers and acquisitions activity this past year, spending $830 million and $83 million, respectively. ATD's six separate acquisitions represent nearly $800 million in annual sales,...

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  • Lawyer seeks investigation of Hercules tires

    Dec 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON—A Brownsville, Texas-based trial lawyer has written the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), asking the agency to open a formal investigation of Chinese-made tires sold in the U.S. by Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. The Hercules tires share a common green tire...

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  • Bib Challenge: "Sustainable mobility' in urban settings Not just talking

    By: Don Detore Dec 22, 2014

    CHENGDU, China—Now that the talking—which was done in just about every major language across the globe—has ended, the real challenge begins. What can we, as government agencies, businesses and individuals, do to improve transportation—or sustainable mobility—in cities across the globe?...

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  • White House rolls out tire safety, efficiency program

    By: Bruce Davis Dec 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Obama administration is rolling out a series of initiatives designed to provide U.S. consumers with more guidance on selecting low rolling resistance tires and how to enhance tire safety. The initiatives also include creating “Tire Safety Awareness Month,” a...

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  • RMA proposes returning to mandatory tire registration as part of 4-point safety program

    Dec 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The Rubber Manufacturers Association is proposing a four-point plan to help improve motorist safety that includes a return to mandatory tire registration and a broader ban on the sale of “unsafe” used tires. The RMA made its proposals public Dec. 9 during the recent National...

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  • Deaths

    Dec 22, 2014

    Among industry veterans who died in 2014 were: c Tire Rack Inc. Chairman Emeritus and founder Peter “Pete” Veldman, March 3 at age 87. c William Floyd, former longtime executive director of the Ohio Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association (OTDRA), March 7. c Former General Tire &...

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