Sumitomo Rubber adopts sustainable natural rubber policy
KOBE, Japan — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has adopted a sustainable natural rubber policy in line with its participation in the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber announced recently.
Amerityre ekes out net income in fiscal 2019 Q1
BOULDER CITY, Colo. — Polyurethane tire developer Amerityre Corp. reported net income of $4,317 for the quarter ended Sept. 30 on 10.6-percent lower sales of $827,244.
ACA urging careful review of certain provisions in USMCA
WASHINGTON — The Auto Care Association is urging the Trump administration to "consider fully … the long-term implications" of certain provisions in the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement that could increase costs for the U.S. automotive...
AAPEX 2018: GM/ACDelco introduces more products, program for shops
LAS VEGAS — General Motors Co. showcased new GM Genuine Parts and ACDelco parts during AAPEX designed to give independent shops more incentive to choose factory-designed and engineered vehicle parts.
OTHER VIEWS: When it comes to driverless testing, Washington doesn't get it
Autonomous vehicles are being tested all over the world these days. Yet in the U.S., the government still does not insist that these unproven prototypes conform to the same rules and regulations as production vehicles when placed on public...
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.
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.
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.
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."
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