Bridgestone to expand capacity 8% at Tennessee truck tire plant
MORRISON, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. is planning to expand capacity at its Warren County, Tenn., truck/bus tire plant by about 8 percent, to 9,400 tires a day by year-end 2020.
Bridgestone's TJ Higgins: Tire trends shaping future of mobility
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The tire industry will have to focus on service alongside products to prepare for upcoming industry trends, according to TJ Higgins, president of the integrated consumer tire group, U.S. & Canada, for Bridgestone...
Pep Boys expanding tire installation nationally for Amazon customers
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Icahn Automotive Group's Pep Boys retail network will expand its ship-to-store tire installation relationship with Amazon.com Inc. nationally to its nearly 1,000 locations.
Mighty Distributing expands Tennessee warehouse
JACKSON, Tenn. — Mighty Distributing System of America has completed a 27,000-sq.-ft. expansion to its warehouse in Jackson.
Tire industry must continue to go green, according to experts
AKRON — Green business and economic practices, encompassing both manufacturing and recycling, are crucial to the continuing health and viability of the tire industry, speakers said at the recent International Tire Exhibition &...
Hybrid Shop rehires Dave Crawford, names him president, COO
LOS ANGELES — Tire industry veteran Dave Crawford has rejoined The Hybrid Shop L.L.C., which specializes in hybrid and electric vehicle training and development, as its president and chief operating officer.
Midas International franchisee Judd Shader wins IFA award
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The International Franchise Association (IFA) recently awarded Midas International franchisee Judd Kyle Shader with the Midas Franchisee of the Year Award for 2018.
Michelin recalls CrossClimate replacement SUV tires in Canada
LAVAL, Quebec — Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. is voluntarily recalling 377 Michelin CrossClimate replacement SUV tires.
ACA hires Hailey Ray as political affairs director
BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association (ACA) has hired Hailey Ray as director, political affairs, to lead the association's political action committee.
Exide appoints Timothy Vargo as president, CEO
MILTON, Ga. — Vehicle battery marketer Exide Technologies has appointed Timothy D. Vargo, a current member of Exide's board, to serve as president and CEO.
Lehigh hires new sales team member in Spain
BARCELONA — Lehigh Technologies Inc. has hired Anton de Castro as the latest member of its commercial sales and marketing team in Spain.
Bridgestone taps Rob Seibert, Erica Walsh for OTR, ag sales posts
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named Rob Seibert as executive director, OTR sales, Bridgestone Americas Tires Operations and Erica Walsh as executive director of sales, Firestone Ag.
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