S.C. tire store fire under investigation
GREENVILLE, S.C.—A fire that broke out at Williams Tire and Brake in Greenville on Aug. 14 is still under investigation.
According to Parker Fire Department Chief Richard Jones, a deputy fire marshal had visited the property a few weeks prior to the Aug. 14 fire and had given the owner 30 days to remove a tire pile behind the building. Fire marshals were expected to return and re-inspect the business a week after the fire occurred.
The fire department confirmed the fire started at the tire pile around 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 and spread throughout the tire store and also to surrounding structures.
Vogue, Dynamic recall Chinese-made tires
WASHINGTON—Vogue Tyre & Rubber Co. and Dynamic Tire Corp. have begun voluntary tire recalls built by China's Sailun Tire Co.
Vogue Tyre is recalling 701 Custom Built tires, size 225/-50R17, and Signature V tires, sizes 225/50R17, 235/50R18 and 245/-45R18, all made between Jan. 1 and Aug. 11, 2012, by Sailun at the firm's plant in Qingdao, China.
The tires do not have their full tire identification numbers branded on their outer sidewalls.
Brampton, Ontario-based Dynamic is recalling 44 Sailun S825 commercial tires, size 385/65R-22.5, made during March and April 2012 at the Qingdao plant.
The thickness of the inner liners may be thinner than specified, possibly leading to sidewall separation, Dynamic said.
Dave Anderson joins Tire Business sales
AKRON—Dave Anderson has joined Tire Business as a sales representative.
A graduate of Ohio University, he most recently worked as an account manager for South Hackensack, N.J.-based Creative Safety Products. He previously served in territory sales positions with GIE Media Inc. and MRM Inc.
Mr. Anderson can be reached at 330-865-6118 or by email at [email protected]
Bridgestone relaunches tire retread website
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Com- mercial Solutions (BCS) has revamped and relaunched its “Retread Instead” website to educate truckers and fleets on the importance of extending tire life.
The online campaign at www.retreadinstead.com will focus on shar- ing positive attributes about retreading and attempting to clear up misconceptions about the process, which Bridgestone calls “retreaducation” on the site.