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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.

    • Michelin, Maxion debut 'flexible' car wheel

      FRANKFURT, Germany — Group Michelin and Maxion Wheels have developed a car wheel, which incorporates flexible rubber flanges that they claim can absorb impacts from potholes and curbs and improve ride and comfort.

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