DOT issues 13 new tire plant codes in 2018-19
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation issued 13 new DOT plant identification codes in the past year for tire factories worldwide, including six for plants in China and four in India.
Continental's Shawn Rasey to keynote OTR Tire Conference
TAMPA, Fla. — Shawn Rasey, Continental A.G.'s director of global business development for earthmover tires, will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Off-the-Road Tire Conference that runs Feb. 20-23 at Saddlebrook Resort & Conference Center...
Veteran New Hampshire tire distributor Roland Lesieur dies
NASHUA, N.H. — Roland Lesieur, co-owner of Maynard & Lesieur Inc., died Feb. 13 at age 89.
Cooper reports double-digit drops in Q4, fiscal 2018 operating income
FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. suffered a 46.6-percent drop in fiscal 2018 operating income on 1.6-percent lower sales.
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Tire Discounters store to vie for world record in donut stacking
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — To raise awareness for tire "donut" safety, Tire Discounters Inc.'s new store in Cedar Bluff, Tenn., is teaming up with a local donut shop to try and beat a donut-stacking world record on Feb. 20.
Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo: new dates, old venue
PANAMA CITY, Panama — The organizers of the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo have been forced to reschedule this year's event and move it back to the Atlapa Convention Center — site of previous shows — because of...
Cooper, USW reach 4-year labor deal at Mississippi mixing plant
CLARKSDALE, Miss. — United Steelworkers Local 556 in at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s rubber mixing and bladder plant in Clarksdale has ratified a new four-year labor agreement.
Discount Tire launches tire service program for AAA members
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Discount Tire/America's Tire is partnering with the Automobile Club of Southern California to launch a tire service program that offers flat repairs and tire replacements to AAA members in California who have a tire-...
Dan Marinucci to deliver seminar at NETSA Trade Show/Convention
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Tire Business automotive service columnist Dan Marinucci will be one of the featured speakers at the 30th annual New England Tire & Service Association Trade Show and Convention, to be held March 29-30.
MAM Software exhibiting at Tuffy, Car-X, U.S. AutoForce dealer meetings
BLUE BELL, Pa. — MAM Software Inc. is exhibiting its VAST point-of-sale/management system software this month at the dealer meetings of the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service and Car-X Tire & Auto franchise groups and U.S. AutoForce's 2019...
Point S rolling out new technology platform, marketing campaign
SAN ANTONIO — It was a year ago that members of the Point S Tire & Auto Service network decided they would invest in a new technology platform and launch a new marketing campaign to drive customer growth and retention.
Commerce levies import duties against Chinese steel trailer wheels
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce has levied preliminary countervailing duties of 58.3 to 293.27 percent against imported steel trailer wheels from China.
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