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    • TreadWright moving to 100% bead-to-bead process

      HOUSTON Light truck tire retreading specialist TreadWright Inc. is upgrading manufacturing at its Houston plant to support a shift in production to 100-percent bead-to-bead as part of its "American Made" marketing message.

    • Michelin, TBC to combine wholesale businesses

      GREENVILLE, S.C. Michelin North America Inc. (MNA) and Sumitomo Corp. of America (SCOA) have agreed to combine Michelin's wholesale distribution activities with TBC Corp.'s wholesale assets in a venture to be called National Tire Wholesale (NTW).

    • Kumho exiting distribution partnership in U.K.

      LONDON — United Kingdom tire distributor Micheldever Tyre Services and Kumho Tyre U.K. Ltd. are ending a 15-year distribution partnership, in what has been described as a "mutual agreement."

    • Coker inks sponsorship deal with Mecum Auctions

      WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auction Inc., the world's largest collector-car auction company, has struck a tire and wheel sponsorship deal with Coker Tire Co. covering Mecum's complete 2018 schedule of auctions across the U.S.

    • Mavis acquires Kauffman Tire's retail business

      SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Kauffman Tire Inc. is selling its retail business — 69 stores in Florida and Georgia — to Mavis Discount Tire in order to concentrate on its wholesale business, estimated to be among the 10 largest in the U.S.

    • Michelin, TBC combining wholesale businesses

      GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. (MNA) and Sumitomo Corp. of Americas (SCOA) have agreed to combine Michelin's wholesale distribution activities with TBC Corp.'s wholesale and retail assets into a 50-50 joint venture, to be...

    • YEAR IN REVIEW: Mergers, acquisitions

      AKRON — 2017 was one of the tire and automotive service industry's most active years ever in terms of mergers and acquisitions, according to Tire Business' analysis of transactions over the past dozen months.

    • Point S adds distribution partner in Memphis

      MEMPHIS, Tenn — Point S USA has struck a deal with Nussbaum Distributing Inc. of Memphis to be its distribution partner to support the dealer cooperative's move eastward from its West Coast/Rocky Mountains base.

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