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  • FIRST PERSON: Finding the Achilles heel

    By: Bruce Davis, Tire Business staff Oct 29, 2014

    SOMEWHERE IN BAJA, Mexico — I've had my share of flat tires throughout my 40-plus years of automotive piloting — Ever tried to change a tire in the dark in a snowstorm with a bumper jack? — but none as memorable as the one I got a few weeks back. As the dateline to this story...

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  • Go Tire mobile tire service concept hitting U.S. roads

    By: Bruce Davis, Tire Business staff Oct 29, 2014

    CALGARY, Alberta — The principals of Calgary-based Go Tire Inc. are bringing their mobile tire service business concept to the U.S. next year, either as a franchise or licensing scheme. Go Tire co-founder Craig Howes will be on hand at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association...

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  • Songwon, UTS sign supply agreement with Sibur

    By: Tire Business Staff Report Oct 29, 2014

    ULSAN, South Korea — Korean polymer additive producer Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. and its distributor, United Trading Systems, have signed a long-term...

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  • Future Tire: Supply-chain, recycling challenge sector

    By: Crain News Service report Oct 29, 2014

    BRUSSELS — The European tire industry is becoming increasingly challenged by sustainability and supply-chain issues, according to Peter Taylor, chairman of...

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  • The 'Touch is Back' at Midas

    By: Tire Business staff Oct 28, 2014

    LAS VEGAS — The Midas Total Car Care franchise network has reported 13 consecutive months of same-store sales increases and cumulative year-to-date sales growth of 4.6 percent, franchise owners, employees and business partners were told at the brand's recent national convention in Las...

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  • China's Greatoo eyes U.S. tire mold growth

    By: Bruce Meyer, Crain News Service Oct 28, 2014

    AKRON — Chinese tire mold maker Greatoo Inc., which established a U.S. presence earlier this year by buying a 75-percent share...

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  • Trelleborg a partner in South Pole tractor expedition

    By: Tire Business Staff Report Oct 27, 2014

    TIVOLI, Italy — Trelleborg Wheel Systems S.p.A. will be an official partner for a Massey Ferguson tractor expedition to the South Pole in November.

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  • Market slowdowns dent Michelin’s expectations

    By: Tire Business Staff Report Oct 27, 2014

    PARIS — Group Michelin’s sales revenue in the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 27 fell 4.6 and 4.7 percent, respectively…

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  • SEMA members report $52.68M in export sales

    By: Tire Business Staff Report Oct 27, 2014

    DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) members taking advantage of a 2011 Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) grant...

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  • Bridgestone's Vietnam plant on stream

    Oct 24, 2014

    HAI PHONG CITY, Vietnam — Bridgestone Corp.'s subsidiary in Vietnam has inaugurated production at the company's newest plant,...

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