Goodyear to make majority of Ford tire replacements
AKRON-Goodyear said it expects to provide ``the vast majority'' of replacement tires for Ford Motor Co. in its plan to replace 13 million Firestone Wilderness AT tires.
The tire maker has stepped up tire production in seven North American plants to provide Ford with the tires it needs without shortchanging replacement customers or other auto makers, a spokesman said.
Goodyear will replace Wilderness tires free of charge at its 5,000 retail outlets and make more tires available to Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealers.
Pirelli moving HQ
NEW HAVEN, Conn.-Pirelli Tire North America is moving its headquarters from New Haven to Rome, Ga., the site of its new $141 million Modular Integrated Roboticized System (MIRS) tire plant. The headquarters, factory and a research and development facility will share a building.
Construction on the new facility already has begun, and the company expects to move into the new headquarters by the end of the second quarter next year.