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    • BPI to boost brake capacity at Laixi plant

      MCHENRY, Ill. Brake Parts Inc., maker of Raybestos-brand brakes, has invested in new manufacturing and testing equipment at its BPI-Laixi plant in Laixi, China, in order to expand brake testing capabilities and increase production capacity.

    • Goodyear, Giti, Hankook plants due on stream

      AKRON — Tire manufacturing in North America is due for a sizable boost over the coming few months as Goodyear, Hankook Tire America Corp. and Giti Tire Group commission commercial-scale production at new factories in Mexico and the U.S.

    • A Major undertaking for father and son

      MASSILLON, Ohio — During his 44-year career in the tire business, Rex Pennington has performed most every job in a retail tire and auto repair shop and has worked for a variety of managers.

    • Love's agrees to purchase Speedco from Bridgestone

      OKLAHOMA CITY — Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. continues to add to its portfolio, reaching an agreement to purchase Speedco Inc., a Bridgestone Americas Inc. commercial tire and service lube business.

    • Goodyear building 'Mercury' plant in Luxembourg

      COLMAR-BERG, Luxembourg — Goodyear broke ground on a passenger tire plant in Colmar-Berg that the company said will use "additive manufacturing technologies" to produce premium tires in small-batch quantities on-demand.

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