MEMPHIS — Point S Tire & Automotive Service, the marketing group with the majority of its affiliated locations in the West Coast-Rocky Mountains region, has acquired the assets of Nussbaum Distributing Inc. in Memphis, expanding its presence in the U.S. Heartland.
LONDON — There are major technical challenges to overcome before recycled carbon black can be used as an effective alternative filler in tire compounds, according to Bart Kalkstein, president of reinforcement materials at Cabot Corp., a leading producer of carbon black.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., has added the MX53, designed for intermediate-to-hard terrain off-road riding, to its Geomax motorcycle tire portfolio.
CARLISLE, Pa. — Carlisle Companies Inc. is changing the name of its Accella Tire Fill Systems polyurethane tire-fill business to Carlisle TyrFil, incorporating the name of the firm's flagship product in this area into the business unit name.
NEW YORK — Pirelli & C. SpA, Nokian Tyre P.L.C. and Hankook Tire & Technology Co. Ltd. are among the tire manufacturers named in the latest Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indexes, which is conducted annually by RobecoSam and S&P Dow Jones.
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. — A judge in a Louisiana state court ordered Gooydear on Sept. 10 to pay $7.2 million to the family and employer of a man who was killed in a February 2014 accident involving a Goodyear G182 truck tire.
CONCORD, N.H. — The Automotive Service Association is urging its New Hampshire members to contact their state legislators to vote to override Gov. Chris Sununu's veto of a bill that would require auto repairers to follow original equipment guidelines in repairing vehicles.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Titan International Inc. has expanded its Goodyear Optitorque farm tire line with additional radial sizes that include new R-1 options for high horsepower tractors in arid farming regions; scraper applications; and sprayers, including large flotation options.
EXETER, Pa. — Keystone Automotive Operations Inc., an automotive aftermarket distributor and marketer, has added Bodyguard Products L.L.C. to its truck and off-road category.
MCHENRY, Ill. — Brake Parts Inc. L.L.C. has hired Jake Wegner as vice president of sales.
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