TIA offering self-funded health-care insurance program
LAS VEGAS — The Tire Industry Association introduced a self-funded health-care insurance benefit during the recent Specialty Equipment Market Association show, addressing one of its membership's top concerns
CEAT reaches milestone at radial ag plant in India
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CEAT Specialty Tires Ltd. has added a row crop tire to the Farmax low compaction/high traction radial agricultural tire line it's distributing in North America.
Tire Discounters opening 4 stores, enters Knoxville market
CINCINNATI — Tire Discounters Inc. plans to open four retail stores in Tennessee and Alabama before year-end, including the Cincinnati-based dealership's first in the Knoxville, Tenn., market.
Michelin: U.K. plant closing could yield $52M in annual savings
LONDON — Group Michelin expects to book a $182 million charge against earnings to cover costs associated with closing a tire plant in Dundee, Scotland, but cutting that high-cost facility could yield annual productivity gains of up to $52...
Yokohama revamps EXCEED online program for dealers
SANTA ANA, Calif. —Yokohama Tire Corp.has redesigned its EXCEED online dealer training program, which now includes updated content and streamlined access to product modules.
Apollo to raise prices on Vredestein tires in North America
ATLANTA — Apollo Tyres Ltd. plans to raise prices in North America on Vredestein-brand consumer tires "in the range of 6 percent" on Jan. 1.
Cooper opens 'mega' warehouse near Memphis
BYHALIA, Miss. — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has put into operation a 1 million-sq.-ft. leased warehouse in Byhalia that it said complements its existing U.S. distribution network and "serves to enhance our logistics infrastructure."
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...
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.
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.
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.
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