c Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. terminates its merger agreement with India's Apollo Tyres Ltd.
c Carlisle Companies Inc. completes the sale of its Carlisle Transportation Products (CTP) unitincluding Carlisle Tire & Wheelto American Industrial Partners of New York (AIP), a private equity firm.
c Bridgestone Americas begins phasing out its Expert Tire retail store brand.
c Joseph Pacuit retires from the Tire and Rim Association Inc. after 44 years on staff with the group and 33 years as executive vice president.
c Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack plans conversion of Supercenter sites to its new Road Ahead store format in the first half of 2014.
c The International Trade Commission (ITC) votes to retain antidumping and countervailing duties on Chinese OTR tires.
c Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. renews its Formula 1 race tire supply partnership with the Federation International de l'Automobile for three seasons.
c Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. begins fourth expansion on its plant in White, Ga.led by James Hawk, the facility's president and general managerwith plans increase its size to nearly 3 million square feet.
c OK Tire Stores Inc. forms strategic alliance with Pneus Superieurs Inc. to expand the OK Tire brand further in Quebec.
c Cleveland federal district court dismisses a class-action suit brought against Goodyear by union workers at the tire maker's Amiens Nord tire plant in Amiens, France.
c Natural rubber prices fall to lowest levels since 2009.
c American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. (ATD) agrees to buy Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. for approximately $310 million.
c Express Oil Change & Service Center L.L.C. begins co-branding its existing corporate-owned stores as Tire Engineers outlets.
c The Coalition for Auto Repair Equality, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Association of Global Automakers and Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association sign a memorandum of understanding essentially ending the Right to Repair dispute.
c Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. officially opens its $500 million passenger and light truck tire plant in Sumter, S.C.
c Longtime Tire Business cartoonist David Harbaugh dies.
c Ford Motor Co.'s network of standalone, independently operated Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centers reaches 700 outlets.
c Cooper Tire reaches agreement with China's Chengshan Group Co. Ltd. to determine future ownership of their Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd. (CCT) joint venture and continue production of Cooper-branded products, including Roadmaster radial truck tires.
c Goodyear seeks to dissolve its 15-year-old global business alliance with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI).
c Sears Holdings Corp. hires Norman Miller to replace Joe Finney as president of its automotive business.
c Hedge fund MHR Fund Management L.L.C. acquires 10.9 percent of Titan International Inc.'s common stock.
c U.S. Commerce Department confirms that antidumping and countervailing duties on Chinese OTR tires will continue for five years.
c ATD agrees to buy Alliance, Ohio-based distributor Terry's Tire Town Holdings Inc. for $345 million.
c Del-Nat Tire Corp. reaches 25 years in business.
c Tire Factory Inc. celebrates 30 years in business.
cMichelin Americas Truck Tires sets up Michelin Truck Care, a network of affiliated commercial vehicle service providers.
c The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates two fatal February automotive accidents involving Michelin-brand tires that allegedly failed.
c Chinese car tire imports reach all-time high in 2013.
c Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. debuts North American OE fitments on various Ford, Mercedes-Benz USA L.L.C. and General Motors Co. vehicle models.
c Tire Rack Inc.'s co-founder and chairman emeritus Peter Veldman dies at age 87.
c Goodyear retires Spirit of Goodyear airship to make way for new zeppelin-style model.
c AirBoss of America Corp. agrees to supply up to 24 million pounds of rubber annually to Green Arc Tire Manufacturing Inc., an Ontario retreading start-up.
c Goodyear makes Commercial Tire & Service Network membership available to U.S. dealers.
c Michael Blumenthal, vice president of environment and resource recovery with the Rubber Manufacturers Association, announces plans to retire July 11.
c Taiwan's Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. plans to establish an R&D center in Akron and expand R&D assets in Taiwan.
c Century Tire Co. in Portland, Maine, closes shop with owner Dick Aronson's retirement.
c Senate Finance Committee approves the extension of small business tax credits.
c East Bay Tire Co. acquires Oahu, Hawaii-based retreader Rainbow Tire and renames the venture EBT Eco.
c Bridgestone Americas sues Houston-based retreader TreadWright L.L.C. over an alleged tread design patent infringement.
c Main Line Tire Group rebrands as United Tire & Service.
c Trelleborg A.B. announces plans to invest $50 million to convert its Spartanburg, S.C., coated fabrics plant into an agricultural tire factory.
c Cooper evaluates potential investment in its Tupelo, Miss., car and light truck tire plant.
c Pep Boys discloses plans to open 30 Service & Tire Centers during fiscal 2014.
c Bob Sumerel Tire Co. buys five commercial tire locations in Northeast Ohio from Atlanta-based Kauffman Tire Inc.
c ABC News probes tire aging after NHTSA launches its TireWise consumer information campaign.
c Jack Williams Tire Co. Inc. launches the myTireShop Certified Shop marketing program for dealers.
c Roemer's Tire Factory celebrates 60 years in business with 60 acts of kindness.
c OTR Wheel Engineering Inc. is granted a preliminary injunction in its trade secret case against tube distributor West Worldwide Service Inc.
c Minnesota signs a lead- and mercury-based wheel weight ban into law.
c Apollo Tyres Ltd.'s board of directors approves a $685 million investment to build a car and truck tire plant in eastern Europe.
c The United Steelworkers (USW) files petitions with the International Trade Commission (ITC) and Department of Commerce requesting more countervailing and antidumping duties against Chinese-made consumer tires.
c Goodyear announces plans to build a $500 million consumer tire factory in either North America or Latin America.
c Yokohama Tire Corp. ratifies a new four-year labor contract with USW members working at its plant in Salem, Va.
c Titan International Inc. says it will cut 200 employees at its six U.S. plants after suffering a double-digit earnings decline in the first quarter.
c Nokian Tyres North America Inc. acquires the tire distribution business of Import Tire Inc. in Glastonbury, Conn.
c South Korea's Nexen Tire Corp. selects a site in Czech Republic for a $1.1 billion tire plant.
c Tomoshige Tomo Mizutani is named president of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.
c Giti Tire Group Executive Chairman Enki Tan announces the company's selection of Chester County, S.C., as the site of its first U.S. tire plant.
c Del-Nat Tire Corp. parts ways with President Jim Mayfield and Vice President Lyle Symonds, hiring Brian Grant, a restructuring expert as interim CEO.
c ATD Corp. proposes an initial public offering of its common stock.
c Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. breaks ground on a $260 million research and development center in Daejeon, South Korea.
c Cooper Tire says plans for its $35.5 million Global Technical Center are back on track.
c The USW and representatives of Chinese tire manufacturers testify at a preliminary hearing on whether the ITC should levy antidumping and countervailing duties against Chinese passenger and light truck tires.
c Through its TriCan Tire Distributors Inc. subsidiary in Canada, ATD agrees to buy the wholesale distribution business of four western Canada tire dealerships.
c Shawn Rasey, former head of Bridgestone Americas' mining tire business, takes over as president of BKT Americas' OTR division.
c Kumho Tire Co. Inc. says it plans to restart construction in August of its consumer tire plant in Macon, Ga.
c Piedmont Truck Tires Inc. severs ties with Goodyear and switches to ContiTread as its primary retread brand.
c The U.S. Department of Commerce initiates antidumping and countervailing investigations against Chinese-made passenger and light truck tires.
c NHTSA opts not to seek to create a tire safety standard based on tire age.
c TBC Corp.'s Big O Tires unit seeks to spur growth with a new incentives package.
c TPG Capital L.P., the owner of ATD, will continue to be a shareholder of the company once it goes public.
c Bridgestone Americas rebrands its 200-plus outlet commercial tire service network as GCR Tires & Service.
c U.S. Department of Commerce schedules a preliminary determination on Chinese subsidies for Sept. 17.
c AAA Mid-Atlantic invests in the automotive service and repair business.
c Monro Muffler Brake Inc. acquires 35 Tire Choice & Total Car Care stores in South Florida.
c The ITC issues limited exclusion orders and cease-and-desist orders against eight U.S. importers of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. said to infringe on its patents.
c Zisser Tire Co. is vandalized in Ferguson, Mo., riots over the police shooting of a teenager.
c The department of Commerce delays the ITC's deadline to issue its preliminary determination of whether Chinese-made tires are sold in the U.S. at less than fair market value.
c Best-One Tire & Service L.L.C. buys the commercial tire assets in northeast Ohio of Terry's Tire Town from ATD.
c Bridgestone preps its Liberia rubber plantation to deal with the Ebola crisis.
c President Barack Obama signs a $10.8 billion stopgap highway funding package.
c Goodyear's newest airship, Wingfoot One, is christened.
c Fair market value for Cooper Tire and Chengshan Group's CCT joint venture is determined to be $440 million.
c California legislators pass a bill that would require all tire dealers to be capable of diagnosing and servicing tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).
c Zafco International Inc. plans expansion of its U.S. retail tire business.
c Pep Boys falls into the red in the second quarter and considers closing up to 63 stores.
c China Manufacturers Alliance L.L.C. launches its entry-level Duraturn consumer and commercial tire line.
c The Tire Industry Association helps rectify a misinterpretation by the Internal Revenue Service of a tax regulation involving tire casings imported to the U.S.
c Bridgestone opens a gua-yule research, development and pilot processing complex in Arizona.
c Hogan & Sons Inc. founder John Hogan Jr. dies as his company celebrates 30 years in business.
c Giti Tire opens an R&D center in Uniontown, Ohio.
c K&M Tire purchases the Texas assets of tire wholesaler Area Wholesale Tire Co. Inc.
c Apollo Tyres selects Hungary as the location of its new European tire plant.
c Chengshan Group opts to acquire Cooper Tire's share in their CCT joint venture.
c Mike Odell resigns as president and CEO of Pep Boys, and the company names John Sweetwood to replace him in the interim.
c The Department of Commerce postpones its decision on an antidumping duty investigation against Chinese passenger and light truck tires until Jan. 20, 2015.
c California Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. vetoes an industry-supported TPMS mandate.
c Meineke Car Care Centers partners with Cooper Tire to launch Meineke ExTRA, which offers franchisees attractive rates and promotions on Cooper-, Mastercraft- and Starfire-brand tires.
c Calgary, Alberta-based Go Tire Inc. announces plans to bring its mobile tire service business concept to the U.S. in 2015.
c Cheney Tire Inc. celebrates 60 years in business.
c Hankook breaks ground on its $800 million car and light truck tire plant near Clarksville, Tenn.
c ATV Inc. expands its America Tire Depot retail network to 72 locations.
c Bud Luppino, owner of Bud's Tire & Wheel Inc. in Riverside, Calif., is named the recipient of the 2014 Tire Business Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award.
c The Delaware Chancery Court rules against Cooper Tire in its bid to recoup $112 million after its failed merger with Apollo Tyres.
c G.S. Sareen, CEO and president of tire marketer Omni United Pte. Ltd., announces the firm will partner with footwear producer Timberland L.L.C. to launch Timberland-brand tires.
c Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. launches the Kenda Traction dealer rewards program.
c TBC targets expansion of its revamped Midas Inc. business.
c Monro Muffler moves into Georgia with the acquisition of Wood & Fullerton Inc., but begins phasing out its stores in 29 BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. locations.
c BKT opens its first U.S. warehouse in Charleston, S.C.
c Bridgestone Americas opens a radial OTR tire factory, in Graniteville, S.C. The tire maker invested more than $1 billion to build and equip the plant.
c Triangle Tyre Group Co. Ltd. forms a joint venture with Oriente Triangle Latin America Inc. to be its primary tire distributor in the U.S.
c Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. launches the Laufenn entry-level tire brand, which it will market in the U.S.
c Michelin North America Inc. budgets $50 million to open a plant for its non-pneumatic Tweel tire/wheel.
c Goodyear sues Sears, Roebuck & Co. for alleged breach of contract.
c Outgoing TIA President Ken Brown turns over the gavel to Freda Pratt-Boyer.
c Nexen Tire America Inc. launches the Nexen Next Level dealer program.
c Countervailing duties on Chinese car and light truck tires take effect on Dec. 1, and retroactive 90 days.
c Dealer Tire L.L.C. receives a financial investment from New York private investment firm Lindsay Goldberg L.L.C.
c Cooper completes its sale of CCT to China's Chengshan Group.
c TreadWright agrees to stop selling two lines of retreaded light truck tires as part of a settlement agreement with Bridgestone Americas.
c Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. sues Japan's Toyomoto Tire Corp. for trademark infringement.
c The United Nations adopts internationally harmonized rules for passenger car tire certification.
c Bridgestone plans to build a larger headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., by mid to late 2017.
c New York equity firm Palladium Equity Partners L.L.C. acquires undisclosed ownership stake in Raben Holdings L.L.C.
c U.S. AutoForce buys Good-year's Midwest wholesale distribution businessseven warehouse distribution centers in five states.