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Commercial Tire Industry

    • Court denies Goodyear's motion for sanctions

      PITTSBURGH The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has denied Goodyear's motion for sanctions in a product liability lawsuit in which a key piece of evidence went missing.

    • Accuride realigns sales, marketing units

      EVANSVILLE, Ind. Accuride Corp., a supplier of commercial vehicle wheels and wheel-end components and assemblies, has realigned its sales and marketing organization following the May 1 acquisition of wheel supplier KIC L.L.C.

    • AME unveils torque accessory

      BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — AME International has added the Torque Fin, a torque wrench-stabilizing accessory for commercial fleet tire service, to its range of tire servicing tools.

    • 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.

    • Yokohama becomes official tire of HPA

      SANTA ANA, Calif. Yokohama Tire Corp. has a new partnership with Horsepower Adventures (HPA), a specialized off-road driving experience company, operating on Mexico's Baja peninsula.

    • BestDrive opens sites in Colo., Idaho

      FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has opened BestDrive L.L.C. commercial tire outlets in Commerce City, Colo., and Boise, Idaho, its first locations in those states.

    • Light trucks, LT tires growing together

      AKRON — As recently as 2013, the market for new consumer vehicles in the U.S. was split 50-50 between cars and light trucks. But low gasoline prices and new products have combined since then to spur increasing demand for bigger vehicles....

    • Accuride buying Germany's Mefro Wheels

      EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Accuride Corp. is buying Mefro Wheels G.m.b.H., a privately owned supplier of steel wheels to the European and Asian passenger car, light vehicle and commercial vehicle industries.

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