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    • Cooper's Roadmaster brand turns 10

      FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is marking the 10th anniversary of the debut of its Roadmaster truck tire brand, saying this represents a "launch point into our next era of successful product offerings…."

    • Groupe Touchette adds D/C in Nova Scotia

      HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Groupe Touchette Inc. has opened a distribution center in Halifax to serve the Atlantic region, marking the firm's 30th distribution center in Canada.

    • Michelin revamp means U.S., France job cuts

      CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Group Michelin is reorganizing its operations into 10 regions and 14 business lines, an initiative that will result in roughly 1,500 job cuts in France and 450 in the U.S.

    • Michelin to upgrade Scottish tire plant

      DUNDEE, Scotland — Group Michelin, with the backing of the Scottish government, plans to invest $21 million in its factory in Dundee to upgrade the plant for larger-sized tires and to reduce its environmental impact.

    • 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.

    • TP Commercial hires Pirelli Ag/OTR GM

      ROME, Ga. — TP Commercial Solutions L.L.C. has hired Alex Vitale, general manager of agricultural/OTR tires for Pirelli Tyre the past 15 months, as its CEO for North America, replacing Clif Armstrong, who is no longer with the company.

    • Michelin eyes 30% cost reduction in future plants

      MONTREAL — Group Michelin has devised a strategy to reduce capital expenditure costs by 30 percent per ton of passenger tires produced at all new greenfield passenger car tire plants, compared with levels at its existing facilities.

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