Tire Business - RSS News Feed https://www.tirebusiness.com/section/news https://www.tirebusiness.com en-us Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:12:38 EST 10 Bridgestone to expand capacity 8% at Tennessee truck tire plant https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181115/NEWS/181119974/bridgestone-to-expand-capacity-8-at-tennessee-truck-tire-plant 20181115/NEWS/181119974 MORRISON, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. is planning to expand capacity at its Warren County, Tenn., truck/bus tire plant by about 8 percent, to 9,400 tires a day by year-end 2020. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:01:11 EST Bridgestone's TJ Higgins: Tire trends shaping future of mobility https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181115/NEWS/181119975/-bridgestones-tj-higgins-tire-trends-shaping-future-of-mobility 20181115/NEWS/181119975 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The tire industry will have to focus on service alongside products to prepare for upcoming industry trends, according to TJ Higgins, president of the integrated consumer tire group, U.S. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:58:43 EST Pep Boys expanding tire installation nationally for Amazon customers https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181115/NEWS/181119976/pep-boys-expanding-tire-installation-nationally-for-amazon-customers 20181115/NEWS/181119976 SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Icahn Automotive Group's Pep Boys retail network will expand its ship-to-store tire installation relationship with Amazon.com Inc. nationally to its nearly 1,000 locations. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:00:02 EST Mighty Distributing expands Tennessee warehouse https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181115/NEWS/181119977/mighty-distributing-expands-tennessee-warehouse 20181115/NEWS/181119977 JACKSON, Tenn. — Mighty Distributing System of America has completed a 27,000-sq.-ft. expansion to its warehouse in Jackson. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:55:22 EST Coker Group sold to Wade Kawasaki/capital investment group partnership https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181115/NEWS/181119980/coker-group-sold-to-wade-kawasaki-capital-investment-group 20181115/NEWS/181119980 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A group of Coker Group executives, led by President and CEO Wade Kawasaki and with backing from Irving Place Capital, has acquired the supplier of collector car and motorcycle tires and wheels. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:22:55 EST Midas International franchisee Judd Shader wins IFA award https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181115/NEWS/181119978/midas-international-franchisee-judd-shader-wins-ifa-award 20181115/NEWS/181119978 PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The International Franchise Association (IFA) recently awarded Midas International franchisee Judd Kyle Shader with the Midas Franchisee of the Year Award for 2018. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:44:10 EST Hybrid Shop rehires Dave Crawford, names him president, COO https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181115/NEWS/181119981/hybrid-shop-rehires-dave-crawford-names-him-president-coo 20181115/NEWS/181119981 LOS ANGELES — Tire industry veteran Dave Crawford has rejoined The Hybrid Shop L.L.C., which specializes in hybrid and electric vehicle training and development, as its president and chief operating officer. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:11:21 EST Tire industry must continue to go green, according to experts https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181115/NEWS/181119979/tire-industry-must-continue-to-go-green-according-to-experts 20181115/NEWS/181119979 AKRON — Green business and economic practices, encompassing both manufacturing and recycling, are crucial to the continuing health and viability of the tire industry, speakers said at the recent International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC). Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:42:20 EST Bridgestone taps Rob Seibert, Erica Walsh for OTR, ag sales posts https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181114/NEWS/181119984/bridgestone-taps-rob-seibert-erica-walsh-for-otr-ag-sales-posts 20181114/NEWS/181119984 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named Rob Seibert as executive director, OTR sales, Bridgestone Americas Tires Operations and Erica Walsh as executive director of sales, Firestone Ag. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:10:21 EST Bridgestone launches Bandag retread for refuse fleets https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181114/NEWS/181119987/bridgestone-launches-bandag-retread-for-refuse-fleets 20181114/NEWS/181119987 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has launched the Bandag BDM3 retread for refuse applications. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:00:00 EST Michelin recalls CrossClimate replacement SUV tires in Canada https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181114/NEWS/181119982/michelin-recalls-crossclimate-replacement-suv-tires-in-canada 20181114/NEWS/181119982 LAVAL, Quebec — Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. is voluntarily recalling 377 Michelin CrossClimate replacement SUV tires. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:26:30 EST ACA hires Hailey Ray as political affairs director https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181114/NEWS/181119983/aca-hires-hailey-ray-as-political-affairs-director 20181114/NEWS/181119983 BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association (ACA) has hired Hailey Ray as director, political affairs, to lead the association's political action committee. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:28:47 EST Exide appoints Timothy Vargo as president, CEO https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181114/NEWS/181119985/exide-appoints-timothy-vargo-as-president-ceo 20181114/NEWS/181119985 MILTON, Ga. — Vehicle battery marketer Exide Technologies has appointed Timothy D. Vargo, a current member of Exide's board, to serve as president and CEO. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:06:14 EST Lehigh hires new sales team member in Spain https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181114/NEWS/181119986/lehigh-hires-new-sales-team-member-in-spain 20181114/NEWS/181119986 BARCELONA — Lehigh Technologies Inc. has hired Anton de Castro as the latest member of its commercial sales and marketing team in Spain. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:41:04 EST Magna doubles capacity at plant in Netherlands https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181113/NEWS/181119989/magna-doubles-capacity-at-plant-in-netherlands 20181113/NEWS/181119989 WAALWIJK, Netherlands — Off-the-road tire specialist Magna Tyre Group said it has doubled production capacity at its plant in Hardenberg, Netherlands. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:04:08 EST GRI using Tire Endurance Tester in Sri Lanka https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181113/NEWS/181119992/gri-using-tire-endurance-tester-in-sri-lanka 20181113/NEWS/181119992 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Specialty tire manufacturer Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. has installed a state-of-the-art tire endurance tester at its facility in Sri Lanka. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:38:57 EST Pirelli to increase prices on passenger, light truck tires https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181113/NEWS/181119991/pirelli-to-increase-prices-on-passenger-light-truck-tires 20181113/NEWS/181119991 ROME, Ga. — Pirelli Tire North America L.L.C. will increase prices on all of its passenger and light truck tires in the U.S., effective Jan. 1. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:42:31 EST Scottish government, business leaders work to save Michelin tire plant https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181113/NEWS/181119990/scottish-government-business-leaders-work-to-save-michelin-tire-plant 20181113/NEWS/181119990 DUNDEE, Scotland — A group of government, business and union officials have instigated joint efforts to avert the closure of Michelin's tire factory in Dundee. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:18:56 EST Tenneco adds 39 part numbers to Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181113/NEWS/181119988/tenneco-adds-39-part-numbers-to-monroe-quick-strut-assemblies 20181113/NEWS/181119988 MONROE, Mich. — Tenneco Inc. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:30:29 EST Nashville Business Journal honors Bridgestone Americas CEO Gordon Knapp https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181113/NEWS/181119993/nashville-business-journal-honors-bridgestone-americas-ceo-gordon 20181113/NEWS/181119993 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gordon Knapp, CEO and president of Bridgestone Americas Inc., was named one of Nashville Business Journal's 2018 Most Admired CEOs. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:27:04 EST OTHER VIEWS: Marketplace is broken — so how do we fix it? https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181113/NEWS/181119994/other-views-marketplace-is-broken-so-how-do-we-fix-it 20181113/NEWS/181119994 As we mark the onset of the holidays, we pause to evaluate where we've been and what lies ahead for our industry. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:24:02 EST Sumitomo downgrades fiscal 2018 earnings outlook on rising costs https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181112/NEWS/181119996/sumitomo-downgrades-fiscal-2018-earnings-outlook-on-rising-costs 20181112/NEWS/181119996 KOBE, Japan — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has downgraded its earnings forecast for fiscal 2018 for a second time, after suffering a 25-percent drop in operating profit for the quarter ended Sept. 30. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:17:47 EST Bridgestone earnings down for quarter, nine months https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181112/NEWS/181119995/bridgestone-earnings-down-for-quarter-nine-months 20181112/NEWS/181119995 TOKYO — Bridgestone Corp. reported lower operating income for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30, prompting the company to reduce its fiscal 2018 earnings projections about 2 percent from the August forecast. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:32:09 EST KYB's Mac McGovern receives Lifetime Industry Achievement Award https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181112/NEWS/181119997/kybs-mac-mcgovern-receives-lifetime-industry-achievement-award 20181112/NEWS/181119997 LAS VEGAS — William "Mac" McGovern, recently retired director of marketing and training for KYB Americas Corp. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:10:17 EST Employee recruitment firms to offer new service for tire industry https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181112/NEWS/181119999/employee-recruitment-firms-to-offer-new-service-for-tire-industry 20181112/NEWS/181119999 NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — Online recruitment firm TireTalent.com is collaborating with ChainedWolf Inc., a subscription recruiting services company, to offer a "comprehensive" recruitment strategy for the tire industry. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:58:57 EST SimpleTire adds website search for SmartWay truck tires https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181112/NEWS/181119998/simpletire-adds-website-search-for-smartway-truck-tires 20181112/NEWS/181119998 PHILADELPHIA — Online retailer SimpleTire L.L.C. has launched a feature on its website to help truckers find SmartWay-verified tires for their trucks. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:32:43 EST Monro buys Ohio's Pohlman Tire, four other dealerships in recent weeks https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181109/NEWS/181109924/monro-buys-ohios-pohlman-tire-four-other-dealerships-in-recent-weeks 20181109/NEWS/181109924 ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Inc. completed five acquisitions in recent weeks that comprise a dozen retail tire stores in five states. Fri, 9 Nov 2018 16:29:21 EST Prometeon to invest $115 million to upgrade Turkey plant https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181109/NEWS/181109929/prometeon-to-invest-115-million-to-upgrade-turkey-plant 20181109/NEWS/181109929 ISTANBUL — Prometeon Tyre Group S.r.l. Fri, 9 Nov 2018 10:38:30 EST Size of 'typical' top independent retailer growing — Tire Business research https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181109/NEWS/181109925/size-of-typical-top-independent-retailer-growing-tire-business 20181109/NEWS/181109925 AKRON — The "typical" larger-scale, multi-store independent retail tire dealership in North America operates 24 stores, generates about $2.8 million in revenue per outlet and carries 11 tire brands. Fri, 9 Nov 2018 15:24:23 EST Toyo suffers drops in sales, earnings for nine-month period https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181109/NEWS/181109923/toyo-suffers-drops-in-sales-earnings-for-nine-month-period 20181109/NEWS/181109923 HYOGO, Japan — Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. reported drops in earnings and sales for the first nine months of fiscal 2018 as the firm's automotive parts business suffered an operating loss on lower sales. Fri, 9 Nov 2018 16:49:19 EST Groupe Touchette to acquire Atlas Wholesale https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181109/NEWS/181109930/groupe-touchette-to-acquire-atlas-wholesale 20181109/NEWS/181109930 MONTREAL — The landscape of the North American wholesale tire business has changed once again, as Montreal-based Groupe Touchette Inc. announced it is acquiring Atlas Tire Wholesale Inc. Fri, 9 Nov 2018 09:00:00 EST Yokohama takes 'asset impairment' charge related to U.S. truck tire plant https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181109/NEWS/181109928/yokohama-takes-asset-impairment-charge-related-to-u-s-truck-tire 20181109/NEWS/181109928 TOKYO — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. Fri, 9 Nov 2018 10:40:53 EST Yokohama dials back 2018 forecast despite positive 9-month results https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181109/NEWS/181109927/yokohama-dials-back-2018-forecast-despite-positive-9-month-results 20181109/NEWS/181109927 TOKYO — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has revised downward its earnings outlook for fiscal 2018 despite reporting a double-digit gain in "business profit" for the first nine months of the fiscal year. Fri, 9 Nov 2018 12:30:40 EST New safety systems may double repair costs in minor incidents, AAA study shows https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181108/NEWS/181109935/new-safety-systems-may-double-repair-costs-in-minor-incidents-aaa 20181108/NEWS/181109935 DETROIT — New advanced safety systems slowly are becoming more ubiquitous across the auto industry, but new research from car club AAA Inc. indicates that the benefits may come at a price, even in minor incidents. Thu, 8 Nov 2018 13:39:05 EST Sentury to hike tire prices on orders invoiced after Dec. 1 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181108/NEWS/181109931/sentury-to-hike-tire-prices-on-orders-invoiced-after-dec-1 20181108/NEWS/181109931 MIAMI — Sentury Tire USA is the latest tire manufacturer to announce a price increase, as the tire maker said prices will be raised on all orders invoiced after Dec. 1. Thu, 8 Nov 2018 15:52:57 EST Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series honors Maxxis again https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181108/NEWS/181109932/lucas-oil-off-road-racing-series-honors-maxxis-again 20181108/NEWS/181109932 SUWANEE, Ga. — The Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) has selected Maxxis International – USA as its tire manufacturer of the year for the second straight year during the series' annual end-of-season banquet. Thu, 8 Nov 2018 15:41:39 EST SimpleTire to donate 5% of Veterans Day sales https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181108/NEWS/181109933/simpletire-to-donate-5-of-veterans-day-sales 20181108/NEWS/181109933 PHILADELPHIA — Online retailer SimpleTire is hosting a one-day, sitewide sale on Veterans Day, Nov. 12, and will donate a portion of its daily sales to Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS). Thu, 8 Nov 2018 13:50:59 EST Point S continues to grow in the U.S., fueled by increase in NPS https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181108/NEWS/181109934/point-s-continues-to-grow-in-the-u-s-fueled-by-increase-in-nps 20181108/NEWS/181109934 PORTLAND, Ore. — Point S Tire & Auto Service USA continues to grow, both within its footprint and to new markets across the U.S. Thu, 8 Nov 2018 13:39:52 EST Magna moves some U.S.-bound OTR tire production to Thailand https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181108/NEWS/181109936/magna-moves-some-u-s-bound-otr-tire-production-to-thailand 20181108/NEWS/181109936 WAALWIJK, Netherlands — Off-the-road tire specialist Magna Tyre Group has initiated production of its MA01+ loader/grader tires in Thailand, which the Waalwijk-based company said allows it to avoid the anti-dumping duties on products from China. Thu, 8 Nov 2018 13:36:36 EST Carlisle revamps Accella Tire Fill Systems website, debuts slogan https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181108/NEWS/181109937/carlisle-revamps-accella-tire-fill-systems-website-debuts-slogan 20181108/NEWS/181109937 ST. LOUIS — Carlisle Companies L.L.C. has revamped the corporate website for its Accella Tire Fill Systems business, manufacturer of the TyrFil line of flat-proofing products. Thu, 8 Nov 2018 13:34:08 EST BKT budgets more than $200 million to upgrade, expand capacities in India https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181108/NEWS/181109940/bkt-budgets-more-than-200-million-to-upgrade-expand-capacities-in 20181108/NEWS/181109940 MUMBAI, India — Off-highway tire maker Balkrishna Industries Ltd. is budgeting more than $200 million to upgrade and expand capacity for tires and carbon black at plants in India. Thu, 8 Nov 2018 13:12:46 EST Scotland floats action plan to save Michelin Dundee plant https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181108/NEWS/181109939/scotland-floats-action-plan-to-save-michelin-dundee-plant 20181108/NEWS/181109939 EDINBURGH, Scotland — The Scottish government is setting up an "action group" to explore options to secure a future for Group Michelin's tire plant in Dundee, which Michelin said recently it plans to close by 2020, threatening 845 jobs. Thu, 8 Nov 2018 13:14:08 EST Continental to raise U.S. passenger/LT tire prices on Jan. 7 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181108/NEWS/181109938/continental-to-raise-u-s-passenger-lt-tire-prices-on-jan-7 20181108/NEWS/181109938 FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. plans to raise prices on Continental- and General-branded passenger and light truck tires sold in the U.S. market, effective Jan. 7. Thu, 8 Nov 2018 13:21:49 EST BKT pegs U.S. tire plant investment at $100 million https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181108/NEWS/181109943/bkt-pegs-u-s-tire-plant-investment-at-100-million 20181108/NEWS/181109943 MAHARASHTRA, India — Off-highway tire manufacturer Balkrishna Industries Ltd. is budgeting $100 million for the plant it is planning to build in the U.S., the company disclosed this week. Thu, 8 Nov 2018 10:00:50 EST ATD's Pocono warehouse represents $70 million investment https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181107/NEWS/181109944/atds-pocono-warehouse-represents-70-million-investment 20181107/NEWS/181109944 BLAKESLEE, Pa. — American Tire Distributors Inc.'s new 1 million-sq.-ft. mixing warehouse in Blakeslee represents an investment of $70 million, the company disclosed at the facility's ribbon-cutting Nov. 7. Wed, 7 Nov 2018 17:32:11 EST Commerce set to impose antidumping duties on steel wheels from China https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181107/NEWS/181109950/commerce-set-to-impose-antidumping-duties-on-steel-wheels-from-china 20181107/NEWS/181109950 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce has determined preliminarily that exporters of steel truck wheels from China have been dumping the product in the U.S. at a margin of 231.7 percent. Wed, 7 Nov 2018 10:22:56 EST Online tire equipment business rebrands as Tire Supply Network https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181107/NEWS/181109945/online-tire-equipment-business-rebrands-as-tire-supply-network 20181107/NEWS/181109945 MONTCLAIR, Calif. — Wilcox Supply Inc. has rebranded and renamed its online tire shop supply and equipment business as Tire Supply Network. Wed, 7 Nov 2018 17:29:12 EST Cooper operating profit off in third quarter, nine months; sales flat https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181107/NEWS/181109948/cooper-operating-profit-off-in-third-quarter-nine-months-sales-flat 20181107/NEWS/181109948 FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. suffered double-digit drops in operating income for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30, while reporting 0.5-percent higher sales in the quarter. Wed, 7 Nov 2018 12:38:29 EST TIA posts schedule for 2019 OTR Tire Conference https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181107/NEWS/181109946/tia-posts-schedule-for-2019-otr-tire-conference 20181107/NEWS/181109946 BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association has compiled a solid line-up of presentations for the group's 64th Annual Off-the-Road Tire Conference scheduled for Feb. 20-23 at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla. Wed, 7 Nov 2018 13:38:34 EST Bolt On, Elite Worldwide partner to provide shop management webinars https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181107/NEWS/181109947/bolt-on-elite-worldwide-partner-to-provide-shop-management-webinars 20181107/NEWS/181109947 SOUTHHAMPTON, Pa. — Bolt On Technology and Elite Worldwide Inc. have partnered to help auto repair shops be more successful through a combination of tech-enabled shop operations software and training for streamlined management. Wed, 7 Nov 2018 13:38:25 EST Mergers, acquisitions shape upheaval in wholesale tire business https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181107/NEWS/181109952/mergers-acquisitions-shape-upheaval-in-wholesale-tire-business 20181107/NEWS/181109952 AKRON — The wholesale tire business in the U.S. has experienced more upheaval in the past nine months than it had in perhaps the previous several decades. Wed, 7 Nov 2018 10:21:30 EST Green light for new tire project in China https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181107/NEWS/181109949/green-light-for-new-tire-project-in-china 20181107/NEWS/181109949 LIANYUNGANG, China — Jiangsu Chengtai Vehicle, a newly established company, is planning to build a motorcycle and specialty tire plant in northern Jiangsu Province valued at $152 million. Wed, 7 Nov 2018 10:32:44 EST Valvoline completes acquisition of Oil Changers in Canada https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181107/NEWS/181109953/valvoline-completes-acquisition-of-oil-changers-in-canada 20181107/NEWS/181109953 LEXINGTON, Ky. — Valvoline Inc. has completed the acquisition of the business assets of Oil Changers Inc., which has 31 franchised quick lube centers in Ontario. Wed, 7 Nov 2018 10:03:44 EST SEMA 2018: Brembo launches high-performance monobloc caliper https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181107/NEWS/181109951/sema-2018-brembo-launches-high-performance-monobloc-caliper 20181107/NEWS/181109951 LAS VEGAS — Italian brake components producer Brembo S.p.A. has developed a six-piston, aluminum monobloc brake caliper, the B-M6, for the front wheel positions of high-performance vehicles that use cast-iron or carbon-ceramic discs. Wed, 7 Nov 2018 10:22:47 EST AAPEX 2018: KYB's Strut-Plus receives aftermarket honor https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181106/NEWS/181109954/aapex-2018-kybs-strut-plus-receives-aftermarket-honor 20181106/NEWS/181109954 LAS VEGAS — The Import Vehicle Community of the Auto Care Association has named KYB Americas Corp.'s Strut-Plus as the winner of the 2018 Best Overall Import Product Line, during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX). Tue, 6 Nov 2018 17:27:30 EST Troy Kline to succeed Martin West as head of Maxam Europe https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181106/NEWS/181109960/troy-kline-to-succeed-martin-west-as-head-of-maxam-europe 20181106/NEWS/181109960 DANVERS, Mass. — Maxam Tire International S.a.r.l. has promoted Troy Kline, president of Maxam Tire North America Inc., to oversee the company's European operations after the recent retirement of Martin West. Tue, 6 Nov 2018 15:00:00 EST Atlas Tire to add Ontario warehouse to help with seasonal swings https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181106/NEWS/181109957/atlas-tire-to-add-ontario-warehouse-to-help-with-seasonal-swings 20181106/NEWS/181109957 MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Looking to deal with the "extreme seasonality" of the Canadian market, Atlas Tire Wholesale Inc. is opening a 182,000-sq.-ft. Tue, 6 Nov 2018 15:53:39 EST SEMA 2018: Prinx Chengshan hires John Aben to lead U.S. sales effort https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181106/NEWS/181109955/sema-2018-prinx-chengshan-hires-john-aben-to-lead-u-s-sales-effort 20181106/NEWS/181109955 LAS VEGAS — Prinx Chengshan Tire Co. Ltd. — a former Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. joint venture — is setting up a U.S. sales office to support the launch of a new truck and bus tire brand in North America. Tue, 6 Nov 2018 16:08:11 EST TRAC Intermodal acquires Core Fleet's tire services business https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181106/NEWS/181109958/trac-intermodal-acquires-core-fleets-tire-services-business 20181106/NEWS/181109958 PRINCETON, N.J. — Intermodal equipment provider TRAC Intermodal has acquired assets relating to the tire services division of Core Fleet Inc. Tue, 6 Nov 2018 15:47:50 EST AAPEX 2018: Conti adopting 'OE Technology Series' as aftermarket ID https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181106/NEWS/181109956/aapex-2018-conti-adopting-oe-technology-series-as-aftermarket-id 20181106/NEWS/181109956 LAS VEGAS — Continental A.G. is dropping "ContiTech" as a brand name for its line of aftermarket drive system components in North America, opting instead to align these products under the "OE Technology Series" name used internationally. Tue, 6 Nov 2018 15:53:47 EST Goodyear to raise U.S. commercial truck tire, retread prices Dec. 1 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181106/NEWS/181109961/goodyear-to-raise-u-s-commercial-truck-tire-retread-prices-dec-1 20181106/NEWS/181109961 AKRON — Goodyear is raising prices in the U.S. on all of its brands of commercial tires and retreads, most up to 4 percent, effective Dec. 1. Tue, 6 Nov 2018 15:08:04 EST Titan back in the black on improved third quarter sales https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181106/NEWS/181109959/titan-back-in-the-black-on-improved-third-quarter-sales 20181106/NEWS/181109959 QUINCY, Ill.— Titan International Inc. swung back into the black on an operating and net basis in the quarter ended Sept. 30 as sales increased 3.7 percent to $384.7 million. Tue, 6 Nov 2018 15:37:27 EST Michelin to shut Scotland plant in 2020, with loss of 845 jobs https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181106/NEWS/181109963/michelin-to-shut-scotland-plant-in-2020-with-loss-of-845-jobs 20181106/NEWS/181109963 DUNDEE, Scotland — Group Michelin told employees at its car tire plant in Dundee this week the factory will close by mid-2020, resulting in the loss of 845 jobs. Tue, 6 Nov 2018 12:39:08 EST Michelin North America to raise prices on commercial and consumer tires https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181106/NEWS/181109962/michelin-north-america-to-raise-prices-on-commercial-and-consumer 20181106/NEWS/181109962 GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. is planning to raise prices in the U.S. on commercial products and services Dec. 1 and on passenger and light-truck tires in the U.S. and Canada on Jan. 1, 2019. Tue, 6 Nov 2018 13:22:57 EST SEMA 2018: YC Rubber extends warranty on Duraturn TBR tires https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181105/NEWS/181109965/sema-2018-yc-rubber-extends-warranty-on-duraturn-tbr-tires 20181105/NEWS/181109965 LAS VEGAS — YC Rubber Co. (North America) L.L.C., the U.S. distributor of Duraturn-brand tires, is extending the warranty on Duraturn truck/bus tires to six years and two retreads. Mon, 5 Nov 2018 16:59:49 EST U.S. gains 250,000 jobs in October, unemployment holds steady https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181105/NEWS/181109968/u-s-gains-250000-jobs-in-october-unemployment-holds-steady 20181105/NEWS/181109968 WASHINGTON — U.S. nonfarm payroll employment grew by 250,000 jobs in October 2018, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mon, 5 Nov 2018 16:15:49 EST 2 Washington state dealers join ATD's Tire Pros network https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181105/NEWS/181109967/2-washington-state-dealers-join-atds-tire-pros-network 20181105/NEWS/181109967 HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Two longtime single-outlet Washington state tire dealerships have joined Tire Pros, the marketing group subsidiary of American Tire Distributors Inc. Mon, 5 Nov 2018 16:19:22 EST Cooper adds mixed-service drive tire to Severe Series TBR line https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181105/NEWS/181109969/cooper-adds-mixed-service-drive-tire-to-severe-series-tbr-line 20181105/NEWS/181109969 FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added a deep-tread, mixed-service drive tire to its Severe Series truck and bus tire line. Mon, 5 Nov 2018 16:07:46 EST Todd Pickens joins Mickey Thompson as vice president of sales https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181105/NEWS/181109970/todd-pickens-joins-mickey-thompson-as-vice-president-of-sales 20181105/NEWS/181109970 STOW, Ohio — Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has hired Todd Pickens, a former executive in Goodyear's consumer replacement sales organization, to be its vice president of sales. Mon, 5 Nov 2018 15:22:39 EST Pirelli revives bias-ply production for its 'Collezione' vintage car tire range https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181105/NEWS/181109971/pirelli-revives-bias-ply-production-for-its-collezione-vintage-car 20181105/NEWS/181109971 PADOVA, Italy — Pirelli Tyre is reviving production of bias-ply tires for classic car owners who are after the look and feel of tires used originally on their decades-old cars but built with modern materials and techniques for enhanced performance and... Mon, 5 Nov 2018 15:20:15 EST SEMA 2018: Kenda launching second-generation Kenetica all-season touring tire https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181105/NEWS/181109973/sema-2018-kenda-launching-second-generation-kenetica-all-season 20181105/NEWS/181109973 LAS VEGAS — American Kenda Rubber Co. has released the second generation of its all-season touring tire, the Kenetica Touring A/S KR217, designed for drivers of older and late-model touring cars. Mon, 5 Nov 2018 13:10:08 EST Duo opens first Big O store in North Dakota https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181105/NEWS/181109974/duo-opens-first-big-o-store-in-north-dakota 20181105/NEWS/181109974 MANDAN, N.D. — A pair of North Dakota entrepreneurs has opened a Big O Tires store in Mandan, the first Big O location in the Peace Garden state and 440th throughout 24 states across the U.S. Mon, 5 Nov 2018 12:59:47 EST Toyo partnering with Mitsubishi to enhance reach, capabilities https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181105/NEWS/181109975/toyo-partnering-with-mitsubishi-to-enhance-reach-capabilities 20181105/NEWS/181109975 TOKYO — Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. and Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. Mon, 5 Nov 2018 12:43:47 EST Goodyear's 'Roll by' retail concept takes wing in D.C. metro area https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181105/NEWS/181109972/-goodyears-roll-by-retail-concept-takes-wing-in-d-c-metro-area 20181105/NEWS/181109972 BETHESDA, Md. — Goodyear launched its "Roll by Goodyear" retail tire concept Oct. 26 with a ribbon-cutting at an outlet in the Shoppes of Bethesda in Bethesda. Mon, 5 Nov 2018 13:18:22 EST Bridgestone partners with Akron schools for auto care learning center https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181102/NEWS/181109979/bridgestone-partners-with-akron-schools-for-auto-care-learning-center 20181102/NEWS/181109979 AKRON — Bridgestone Americas Inc. launched a new partnership with Akron Public Schools, officially opening the East Community Learning Center Automotive Technology Center in cooperation with Firestone Complete Auto Care. Fri, 2 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST Humanitarian: Midas of Richmond is integral to success of Virginia agencies https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181102/NEWS/181039978/humanitarian-midas-of-richmond-is-integral-to-success-of-virginia 20181102/NEWS/181039978 RICHMOND, Va. — It is because of that philanthropy that Mark Smith has earned this year's Tire Business Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award, given to a tire dealer or retreader who makes a difference in his or her community. Fri, 2 Nov 2018 06:00:00 EST Registration begins for ISRI2019 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181102/NEWS/181109980/registration-begins-for-isri2019 20181102/NEWS/181109980 LOS ANGELES — The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has opened registration for ISRI2019, the world's largest annual recycling conference, which is scheduled for April 8-11 at the L.A. Convention Center. Fri, 2 Nov 2018 10:43:00 EST AAPEX 2018: Repair shops to see more imports, CUVs in service bays in future https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181101/NEWS/181109994/aapex-2018-repair-shops-to-see-more-imports-cuvs-in-service-bays-in 20181101/NEWS/181109994 LAS VEGAS — Independent vehicle repair shops will be seeing a growing number of import brands, light trucks and CUV/SUVs coming in for service in the coming years, according to IHS Markit's analysis of vehicle registration trends. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 06:00:00 EST AAPEX 2018: Bosch launches Technician Nation online platform https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181101/NEWS/181109995/aapex-2018-bosch-launches-technician-nation-online-platform 20181101/NEWS/181109995 LAS VEGAS — Bosch Automotive has launched Technician Nation, an online platform for auto technicians to use as a resource for responding to vehicle issues. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 09:00:00 EST SEMA 2018: Cooper to build 'Legion' brand tires for Diesel Brothers https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181101/NEWS/181109988/sema-2018-cooper-to-build-legion-brand-tires-for-diesel-brothers 20181101/NEWS/181109988 LAS VEGAS — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has agreed to build a range of "Legion" brand light truck tires for Diesel Power Gear L.L.C., the company behind the Discovery Channel's "Diesel Brothers" show. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 12:24:28 EST PHOTO GALLERY: Tires, tire services shine at SEMA https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181101/NEWS/181109977/photo-gallery-tires-tire-services-shine-at-sema 20181101/NEWS/181109977 LAS VEGAS — No matter where you choose to spend time at the SEMA Show, chances are that tires are going to be in the spotlight. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 06:00:00 EST SEMA 2018: Coker buys into German vintage tire/wheel distributor MOR https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181101/NEWS/181109982/sema-2018-coker-buys-into-german-vintage-tire-wheel-distributor-mor 20181101/NEWS/181109982 LAS VEGAS — Coker Group has acquired a share of Mόnchner Oldtimer Reifen (MOR) G.m.b.H. in a bid to expand its sales of vintage and classic tires throughout Europe, the company disclosed during the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 20:34:49 EST SEMA 2018: Hankook takes over U.S. F3, F4 racing series tire supply contract https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181101/NEWS/181109981/sema-2018-hankook-takes-over-u-s-f3-f4-racing-series-tire-supply 20181101/NEWS/181109981 LAS VEGAS — SCCA Pro Racing has designated Hankook Tire Americas as the exclusive race tire supplier for the Formula 3 Americas and Formula 4 United States Championships Powered by Honda, starting in 2019. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 20:39:31 EST U.S. trade court remands 2017 ITC ruling on Chinese truck/bus tires https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181101/NEWS/181109983/u-s-trade-court-remands-2017-itc-ruling-on-chinese-truck-bus-tires 20181101/NEWS/181109983 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Court of International Trade has remanded the U.S. International Trade Commission's 2017 negative injury determination on truck and bus tires from China. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 20:18:18 EST AAPEX 2018: Commercial vehicle market on upswing https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181101/NEWS/181109984/aapex-2018-commercial-vehicle-market-on-upswing 20181101/NEWS/181109984 LAS VEGAS — "Your future is secure" is the message IHS Markit gave participants in the commercial vehicle market as the market research firm anticipates continued growth in commercial truck sales during the next couple of years, along with... Thu, 1 Nov 2018 15:35:35 EST Advance Auto Parts launches 'MyAdvance' website https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181101/NEWS/181109986/advance-auto-parts-launches-myadvance-website 20181101/NEWS/181109986 ROANOKE, Va. — Advance Auto Parts Inc. has completed the nationwide rollout of its MyAdvance website, which it said will deliver on the evolving needs of its professional customers. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 12:55:54 EST SEMA threatens legal action on replica-car production policy https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181101/NEWS/181109987/sema-threatens-legal-action-on-replica-car-production-policy 20181101/NEWS/181109987 LAS VEGAS — The Specialty Equipment Market Association has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it is prepared to challenge the agency in court if it fails to implement the low-volume replica car law. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 12:45:02 EST AAPEX 2018: Denso launches ad campaign with racers Angie and Matt Smith https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181101/NEWS/181109996/aapex-2018-denso-launches-ad-campaign-with-racers-angie-and-matt 20181101/NEWS/181109996 LAS VEGAS — Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of automotive supplier Denso Corp., is launching a digital, print and social media advertising campaign – "With DENSO, You're Ready." Thu, 1 Nov 2018 08:00:00 EST SEMA 2018: Latin American tire, auto shows to be combined, moved to new facility https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181101/NEWS/181109997/sema-2018-latin-american-tire-auto-shows-to-be-combined-moved-to-new 20181101/NEWS/181109997 LAS VEGAS — It will be a new show at a new convention center next summer when the rebranded Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo and the Latin Auto Parts Expo are held at the Amador Convention Center in Panama City. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 06:00:00 EST WTC names the late Wayne Williams to its Hall of Fame https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181101/NEWS/181109999/wtc-names-the-late-wayne-williams-to-its-hall-of-fame 20181101/NEWS/181109999 LAS VEGAS — The Specialty Equipment Market Association's Wheel & Tire Council has named the late Wayne Williams, a long-time wheel and tire industry advocate and founder of ExSell Marketing Inc., to its Hall of Fame. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 06:00:00 EST PHOTO GALLERY: SEMA, AAPEX showcase technology, talent https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181031/NEWS/181109985/photo-gallery-sema-aapex-showcase-technology-talent 20181031/NEWS/181109985 LAS VEGAS — There was plenty to do and see on the first day at the SEMA and APPEX shows. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST PHOTO GALLERY: Tire Industry Association honors industry leaders ahead of SEMA/AAPEX https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181031/NEWS/181039979/photo-gallery-tire-industry-association-honors-industry-leaders 20181031/NEWS/181039979 LAS VEGAS — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) inducted two industry veterans — Bob Majewski, president of Sumerel Tire Service Inc., and Arvind Poddar, chairman and managing director of Balkrishna Industries Ltd. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:48:24 EST PHOTO GALLERY: Women in Auto Care awards celebrate leadership, success https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181031/NEWS/181039977/photo-gallery-women-in-auto-care-awards-celebrate-leadership-success 20181031/NEWS/181039977 LAS VEGAS — Women in Auto Care honored three recipients for its 2018 Women of the Year Awards, including the "Female Shop Owner of the Year," "Auto Care Woman of the Year" and "Auto Care Woman of Excellence," for their contributions to the... Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:24:37 EST Achilles-brand LT tires being recalled for possible sidewall separation https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181031/NEWS/181039976/achilles-brand-lt-tires-being-recalled-for-possible-sidewall 20181031/NEWS/181039976 WASHINGTON — Indonesian tire maker P.T. Multistrada Arah Sarana Tbk. is recalling 6,318 Achilles-brand light truck tires for possible lower sidewall separation. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 16:58:59 EST TBC, Pep Boys testing mobile tire-fitting services https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181031/NEWS/181039980/tbc-pep-boys-testing-mobile-tire-fitting-services 20181031/NEWS/181039980 AKRON — Icahn Automotive Group L.L.C. and TBC Corp. are the latest aftermarket companies to test the mobile tire-servicing waters, with Icahn opting to go after larger corporate/fleet business with its Pep Boys Mobile Crew initiative. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:45:19 EST SEMA 2018: Forgeline, Dymag partnering in carbon-fiber/alloy wheel design https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181031/NEWS/181039982/sema-2018-forgeline-dymag-partnering-in-carbon-fiber-alloy-wheel 20181031/NEWS/181039982 LAS VEGAS — Forgeline Motorsports and Dymag Group Ltd. have formed a partnership to ensure supply of carbon-fiber barrels for Forgeline's "Carbon+Forged" lightweight performance wheel line. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:01:50 EST Wheel Pros acquires suspension/lift-kit producer ReadyLIFT https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181031/NEWS/181039981/wheel-pros-acquires-suspension-lift-kit-producer-readylift 20181031/NEWS/181039981 FOSANTA MONICA, Calif. — Aftermarket wheels and accessories supplier Wheel Pros has acquired ReadyLIFT Suspension Inc., a designer and distributor of suspension, lift, and leveling kits. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:05:22 EST TIA/Michelin award scholarships to three eligible high schoolers https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181031/NEWS/181039983/tia-michelin-award-scholarships-to-three-eligible-high-schoolers 20181031/NEWS/181039983 LAS VEGAS — The Tire Industry Association and Michelin North America Inc. have continued their industry scholarship awards for the 18th straight year, selecting the daughters of three employees of TIA-affiliated companies for the 2018 awards. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:59:26 EST AAPEX 2018: U.S. automotive aftermarket to reach $433 billion by 2021 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181030/NEWS/181039986/aapex-2018-u-s-automotive-aftermarket-to-reach-433-billion-by-2021 20181030/NEWS/181039986 LAS VEGAS —The U.S. automotive aftermarket continues to grow and is expected to reach $433 billion in sales by 2021, according to AAPEX organizers during the annual event in Las Vegas. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:53:55 EST SEMA: Sentury adds 'rough terrain' tire to Delinte brand lineup https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181030/NEWS/181039993/sema-sentury-adds-rough-terrain-tire-to-delinte-brand-lineup 20181030/NEWS/181039993 MIAMI — Sentury Tire USA has added a Delinte-brand "rough terrain" tire, the DX-12 Bandit R/T, to its North American portfolio, targeted at drivers who want a combination of off-road performance and on-road comfort. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:18:50 EST SEMA 2018: Tireco highlights Patagonia off-road tire line, Baja engagement https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181030/NEWS/181039984/sema-2018-tireco-highlights-patagonia-off-road-tire-line-baja 20181030/NEWS/181039984 LAS VEGAS — Private and import brand marketer Tireco Inc. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:16:57 EST SEMA 2018: Cooper, Continental take top tire honors among new products https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181030/NEWS/181039985/sema-2018-cooper-continental-take-top-tire-honors-among-new-products 20181030/NEWS/181039985 LAS VEGAS — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Continental Tire the Americas took home top honors for new tire category products at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:12:47 EST Nokian adds SUV fitment to WR G4 all-weather tire line https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181030/NEWS/181039989/nokian-adds-suv-fitment-to-wr-g4-all-weather-tire-line 20181030/NEWS/181039989 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has unveiled an all-weather tire for SUVs, the WR G4 SUV, which the company said is designed specifically to provide high-performance, all-season handling and reliable winter grip on North American roads. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:53:41 EST M&A activity shuffles top retailers rankings; big keep getting bigger https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181030/NEWS/181039998/mamp-a-activity-shuffles-top-retailers-rankings-big-keep-getting 20181030/NEWS/181039998 AKRON — In a year when Discount Tire/America's Tire grabbed the North American tire retailing spotlight with the opening of its 1,000th store, mergers and acquisitions continued to play a key role in the evolving retail aftermarket. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:00:00 EST AAPEX 2018: Purolator debuts air filters with Febreze https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181030/NEWS/181039992/aapex-2018-purolator-debuts-air-filters-with-febreze 20181030/NEWS/181039992 LAS VEGAS — MANN+HUMMEL Purolator Filters L.L.C. has partnered with Procter & Gamble to introduce PurolatorBOSS Premium Cabin Air Filters with Febreze Freshness.The cabin air filters will be available in November. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:25:50 EST BKT to build plant in U.S.; on-stream by late 2020/early 2021 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181030/NEWS/181039995/bkt-to-build-plant-in-u-s-on-stream-by-late-2020-early-2021 20181030/NEWS/181039995 LAS VEGAS — Off-road tire maker Balkrishna Industries Ltd., the No. 39 tire maker worldwide, has disclosed plans to build a plant in the U.S. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EST MOMO adding 7 all-season lines to N. American portfolio https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181030/NEWS/181039994/momo-adding-7-all-season-lines-to-n-american-portfolio 20181030/NEWS/181039994 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — MOMO Automotive Group is expanding its North American consumer tire portfolio with the launch of seven all-season designs, expanding its market coverage by 40 percent. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EST Toyo to raise prices Jan. 1 on 'select' tires in the U.S. https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181030/NEWS/181039997/toyo-to-raise-prices-jan-1-on-select-tires-in-the-u-s 20181030/NEWS/181039997 CYPRESS, CA — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. will increase dealer base prices on select passenger, light truck and commercial truck tires, effective Jan. 1. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EST John Evankovich begins term as Tire Industry Association president https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181030/NEWS/181039999/john-evankovich-begins-term-as-tire-industry-association-president 20181030/NEWS/181039999 LAS VEGAS — Several members of the Evankovich family were on hand on Oct. 29 as tire industry veteran John Evankovich officially began his term as president of the Tire Industry Association. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EST Midas of Richmond's Mark Smith named 2018 Tire Dealer Humanitarian https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181029/NEWS/181029953/midas-of-richmonds-mark-smith-named-2018-tire-dealer-humanitarian 20181029/NEWS/181029953 RICHMOND, Va. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 22:00:00 EST Mickey Thompson offering online dealer training courses https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181029/NEWS/181029955/mickey-thompson-offering-online-dealer-training-courses 20181029/NEWS/181029955 STOW, Ohio — Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has developed online dealer training courses, initially for the company's light truck tire lines, designed to help its dealers be more effective in recommending its products. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:42:02 EST In-house R&D drives Hunter Engineering's innovations https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181029/NEWS/181029954/in-house-ramp-d-drives-hunter-engineerings-innovations 20181029/NEWS/181029954 ST. LOUIS — Beau Brauer, Hunter Engineering's president, talks about how the family-owned company has become one of the dominant suppliers of shop equipment for new-vehicle dealerships' service departments and independent shops. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:43:20 EST PEGGY FISHER: Tread design considerations for commercial truck tires https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181029/NEWS/181029967/peggy-fisher-tread-design-considerations-for-commercial-truck-tires 20181029/NEWS/181029967 This is the time of year consumers begin thinking about winter tires. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 13:15:00 EST When seeking auto service, millennials value convenience https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181029/NEWS/181029968/when-seeking-auto-service-millennials-value-convenience 20181029/NEWS/181029968 AKRON — One sure way to attract millennials to your shop is to make tire shopping as convenient as possible, according to Tyler Brunatti, head of automotive services at Podium Corp. Inc. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:00:00 EST OUR VIEW: David still can compete with Goliaths https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181029/NEWS/181029969/-our-view-david-still-can-compete-with-goliaths 20181029/NEWS/181029969 It can be intimidating for smaller independent tire dealerships when they see how big some of North America's largest independent tire dealerships are getting. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:15:00 EST David Martin calls Tire Industry Association tenure 'successful' https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181029/NEWS/181029971/david-martin-calls-tire-industry-association-tenure-successful 20181029/NEWS/181029971 HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — It's been a full year at the Tire Industry Association, and also a successful one, according to outgoing TIA President David Martin. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 08:00:00 EST AAA club mergers double size of AAA tire network https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181026/NEWS/181029970/aaa-club-mergers-double-size-of-aaa-tire-network 20181026/NEWS/181029970 WILMINGTON, Del. — The growth of a AAA-badged tire retail and auto service network skewed upward rapidly in the past year, as AAA/Bob Sumerel Tire Co. took over responsibility for 40 AAA Tire & Service locations along the Eastern Seaboard. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EST Cisneros unites Weld, MOMO, etc. under MW Co. banner https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181026/NEWS/181029956/cisneros-unites-weld-momo-etc-under-mw-co-banner 20181026/NEWS/181029956 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cisneros Corp. has brought its various automotive aftermarket holdings — including Weld Racing L.L.C. and MOMO Automotive Group — under a new corporate entity, MW Co. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 17:45:02 EST Copyright Office to permit third-party repairers access to vehicle software https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181026/NEWS/181029957/copyright-office-to-permit-third-party-repairers-access-to-vehicle 20181026/NEWS/181029957 BETHESDA, Md. — Third-party vehicle repairers will now be able to access vehicle software legally in order to effect repairs, according to a ruling this week by the U.S. Copyright Office. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 17:03:53 EST Ramona, Tire Works now part of Greenbriar Equity aftermarket unit https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181026/NEWS/181029958/ramona-tire-works-now-part-of-greenbriar-equity-aftermarket-unit 20181026/NEWS/181029958 RYE, N.Y. — Private equity investment firm Greenbriar Equity Group L.P. has acquired Nevada-based Tire Works Total Car Care, California's Ramona Tire Inc. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 16:34:20 EST Goodyear lowers 2018 fiscal earnings expectations again https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181026/NEWS/181029959/goodyear-lowers-2018-fiscal-earnings-expectations-again 20181026/NEWS/181029959 AKRON — Goodyear has lowered its expectations for fiscal 2018 operating income slightly "to reflect the increasingly challenging industry environment," the company said in releasing its third quarter financial results. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 10:49:39 EST Tire makers' group launches platform for sustainable natural rubber https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181026/NEWS/181029963/tire-makers-group-launches-platform-for-sustainable-natural-rubber 20181026/NEWS/181029963 SINGAPORE — The Tire Industry Project, an initiatve of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, has launched an independent platform to improve socio-economic and environmental performance in the natural rubber supply chain. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:00:00 EST Monro buying 18 more retail stores in Ohio, Southeast https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181025/NEWS/181029961/monro-buying-18-more-retail-stores-in-ohio-southeast 20181025/NEWS/181029961 ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Inc. has signed agreements to acquire 18 retail locations in Ohio and the Southeast, deals that are expected to add up to $17 million in annualized sales to Monro's ledger. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:45:53 EST Discount Tire opens 1st store in S. Dakota; more to come https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181025/NEWS/181029960/discount-tire-opens-1st-store-in-s-dakota-more-to-come 20181025/NEWS/181029960 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Discount Tire/America's Tire has opened a retail store in Sioux Falls, its first location in the Rushmore state, and has plans to open more over the next couple of years. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:48:15 EST Sales from newly acquired stores give Monro a second-quarter boost https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181025/NEWS/181029962/sales-from-newly-acquired-stores-give-monro-a-second-quarter-boost 20181025/NEWS/181029962 ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Inc. reported a 2.1-percent increase in operating income for the quarter ended Sept. 29 on 10.5-percent higher revenue of $307.1 million, growth that was buoyed significantly by first-time sales of recent acquisitions. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:41:13 EST Conti takes full ownership of Sri Lankan tire maker Eu-Retec https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181025/NEWS/181029964/conti-takes-full-ownership-of-sri-lankan-tire-maker-eu-retec 20181025/NEWS/181029964 KALUTARA, Sri Lanka — Continental A.G. has acquired full ownership of Sri Lankan solid tire maker Eu-Retec (Pvt) Ltd., buying the 49-percent stake it didn't own from the company's managing director. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 09:22:16 EST Linglong, European investment bank in talks over Serbian tire plant https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181024/NEWS/181029965/linglong-european-investment-bank-in-talks-over-serbian-tire-plant 20181024/NEWS/181029965 LONDON — Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd. is in negotiations with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development over potential financing for the $1 billion tire factory Linglong's planning to build in Serbia Wed, 24 Oct 2018 18:01:40 EST RNR Tire to surprise breast cancer survivors with prize https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181024/NEWS/181029966/rnr-tire-to-surprise-breast-cancer-survivors-with-prize 20181024/NEWS/181029966 TAMPA, Fla. — In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels is inviting family and friends of breast cancer survivors or fighters to nominate them for a chance to win prizes. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:10:18 EST Martins Industries adds 4 account managers for North America https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181024/NEWS/181029972/martins-industries-adds-4-account-managers-for-north-america 20181024/NEWS/181029972 MONTREAL — Martins Industries Inc. has expanded its sales team by appointing new account managers for the Canadian and U.S. markets. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:08:21 EST Snap-on debuts Hofmann wheel aligner for heavy-duty vehicles https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181024/NEWS/181029975/snap-on-debuts-hofmann-wheel-aligner-for-heavy-duty-vehicles 20181024/NEWS/181029975 CONWAY, Ark. — Snap-on Inc. has introduced the Hofmann geoliner 920 heavy-duty wheel alignment system for servicing a range of vehicles from medium-duty trucks to mobile cranes. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:49:21 EST TechForce hires Tina Smith as national partnership director https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181024/NEWS/181029977/techforce-hires-tina-smith-as-national-partnership-director 20181024/NEWS/181029977 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:13:30 EST Epicor debuts vehicle inspection, workflow software program https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181024/NEWS/181029973/epicor-debuts-vehicle-inspection-workflow-software-program 20181024/NEWS/181029973 AUSTIN, Texas — Epicor Software Corp. has introduced a comprehensive automotive service workflow program that streamlines vehicle inspection, estimating and repair processes for increased productivity. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:03:09 EST AIA Canada launches aftermarket labor data website https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181024/NEWS/181029974/aia-canada-launches-aftermarket-labor-data-website 20181024/NEWS/181029974 THUNDER BAY, Ontario — The Automotive Industries Association of Canada has developed an online labor market intelligence service for the automotive aftermarket in Canada, dubbed AutoConnex. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:52:54 EST Forward Lift marks golden anniversary with new logo, marketing campaign https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181024/NEWS/181029976/forward-lift-marks-golden-anniversary-with-new-logo-marketing 20181024/NEWS/181029976 MADISON, Ind. — Vehicle Service Group is marking the 50th anniversary of its Forward Lift brand of light-duty and heavy-duty vehicle lifts with an updated logo and new product-focused advertising and social media campaigns. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:18:42 EST OTHER VIEWS: Retreads offer value for fleets of all sizes https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181023/NEWS/181029978/other-views-retreads-offer-value-for-fleets-of-all-sizes 20181023/NEWS/181029978 The commercial trucking industry is evolving. As dealers, it's critical to have the products, technologies and services to meet these shifting needs. That's where retreads come into play. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:59:22 EST Alliance for American Manufacturing: Trade with China cost millions of U.S. jobs https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181023/NEWS/181029979/alliance-for-american-manufacturing-trade-with-china-cost-millions 20181023/NEWS/181029979 WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit with China cost the U.S. about 3. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:46:17 EST Hankook gains OE fitment on 2018 VW Tiguan https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181023/NEWS/181029980/hankook-gains-oe-fitment-on-2018-vw-tiguan 20181023/NEWS/181029980 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Volkswagen of America Inc. has added the Hankook Ventus S1 noble 2 as an OE fitment on the 2018 Tiguan mid-size SUV. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:43:54 EST Dealer Tire secures new investor to accelerate growth https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181023/NEWS/181029981/dealer-tire-secures-new-investor-to-accelerate-growth 20181023/NEWS/181029981 CLEVELAND — Bain Capital Private Equity has acquired majority ownership of Dealer Tire L.L.C., in order for the aftermarket tire and parts distributor to accelerate its growth and expansion. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:25:10 EST S&S Tire hosts fundraiser for Kentucky officer shot in line of duty https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181023/NEWS/181029984/ss-tire-hosts-fundraiser-for-kentucky-officer-shot-in-line-of-duty 20181023/NEWS/181029984 LEXINGTON, Ky. — S&S Tire Corp. recently raised funds to help a local sheriff's deputy shot in the line of duty. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:54:58 EST Xpertech's Kathleen Jarosik named Women in Auto Care's shop owner of year https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181023/NEWS/181029983/xpertechs-kathleen-jarosik-named-women-in-auto-cares-shop-owner-of 20181023/NEWS/181029983 BETHESDA, Md. — Women in Auto Care has named three recipients for its 2018 Women of the Year Awards for their contributions to the automotive industry. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:19:53 EST Michelin upgrading Canada plant to support winter tire launch https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181023/NEWS/181029982/michelin-upgrading-canada-plant-to-support-winter-tire-launch 20181023/NEWS/181029982 GRANTON, Nova Scotia — Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. is budgeting $16 million in investments at its Granton plant to support the launch in 2020 of a winter tire designed specifically for the North American market. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:42:52 EST Pep Boys Mobile Crew brings tire, auto care services to customers https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181023/NEWS/181029985/pep-boys-mobile-crew-brings-tire-auto-care-services-to-customers 20181023/NEWS/181029985 SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Icahn Automotive Group L.L.C. has inaugurated a mobile tire-fitting and auto service concept, called Pep Boys Mobile Crew, that is designed for carrying out multiple service calls at each location. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:33:02 EST TBC testing mobile tire installation service in Florida, Texas https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181023/NEWS/181029990/tbc-testing-mobile-tire-installation-service-in-florida-texas 20181023/NEWS/181029990 PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp. has begun testing a mobile tire installation service in Texas and Florida through its NTB Tire & Service Centers and Tire Kingdom Service Centers, respectively. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:55:40 EST Goodyear eyes Dallas area for key wholesale distribution expansion https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181022/NEWS/181029991/goodyear-eyes-dallas-area-for-key-wholesale-distribution-expansion 20181022/NEWS/181029991 FORNEY, Texas — Goodyear is exploring options for a 1.2 million-sq.-ft. logistics center in Forney to enhance its North America distribution network, improve customer service and optimize costs. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:26:50 EST Tire dealerships continue struggle to find qualified help in shops https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181022/NEWS/181029992/tire-dealerships-continue-struggle-to-find-qualified-help-in-shops 20181022/NEWS/181029992 AKRON — Few in the automotive aftermarket would argue that finding — and keeping — knowledgeable, reliable auto technicians is becoming increasingly difficult in today's tight job market, but just how difficult is it? Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:26:07 EST Bridgestone adding $45 million warehouse to Quebec tire plant https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181022/NEWS/181029997/bridgestone-adding-45-million-warehouse-to-quebec-tire-plant 20181022/NEWS/181029997 JOLIETTE, Quebec — Bridgestone Canada Inc. plans to build a $45 million automated warehouse in Joliette, adjacent to its passenger and light truck tire plant there, increasing its ability to serve North American customers. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:48:11 EST Bridgestone's Nashville headquarters earns LEED Gold certification for energy efficiency https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181022/NEWS/181029994/bridgestones-nashville-headquarters-earns-leed-gold-certification 20181022/NEWS/181029994 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has earned LEED Gold certification for Bridgestone Tower, its 30-story headquarters office building in Nashville. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:24:10 EST European Union issues definitive anti-dumping duties on Chinese truck/bus tires https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181022/NEWS/181029993/european-union-issues-definitive-anti-dumping-duties-on-chinese 20181022/NEWS/181029993 BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Commission (EC) has published definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of new and retreaded truck and bus tires imported from China that are measurably lower than the duties proposed in May. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:43:15 EST Global natural rubber demand outpacing supply growth — ANRPC https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181022/NEWS/181029995/global-natural-rubber-demand-outpacing-supply-growth-anrpc 20181022/NEWS/181029995 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Global demand for natural rubber outstripped supply by 874,000 metric tons throughout the nine months ending Sept. 30, the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries reported recently. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:17:53 EST Arnie Sperling, co-owner of Globe Tire & Motorsports, dies at 74 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181022/NEWS/181029996/arnie-sperling-co-owner-of-globe-tire-motorsports-dies-at-74 20181022/NEWS/181029996 LOS ANGELES — Arnie Sperling, 74, former co-owner of Los Angeles-area tire dealership Globe Tire & Motorsports, died of cancer Oct. 2. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:28:32 EST ATD to begin shipping from new Pennsylvania warehouse Dec. 3 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181022/NEWS/181029998/atd-to-begin-shipping-from-new-pennsylvania-warehouse-dec-3 20181022/NEWS/181029998 BLAKESLEE, Pa. — American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) will begin shipping products Dec. 3 from a 1 million sq.-ft. mixing warehouse in Blakeslee that's designed to service customers in the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, as well as in eastern Canada Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:42:58 EST Hunter Engineering nominated for SEMA Manufacturer of the Year https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181022/NEWS/181029999/hunter-engineering-nominated-for-sema-manufacturer-of-the-year 20181022/NEWS/181029999 LAS VEGAS — Hunter Engineering Co. is one of three companies nominated for the Special Equipment Manufacturer Association Manufacturer of the year, SEMA said recently. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:10:24 EST Omni United adding 'rugged terrain' tire to Radar Renegade line https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181019/NEWS/181019938/omni-united-adding-rugged-terrain-tire-to-radar-renegade-line 20181019/NEWS/181019938 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Omni United USA Inc. is adding a "rugged terrain" tire line to its Radar Renegade portfolio, targeted at customers seeking a combination of off-road performance and on-road comfort and handling. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:31:21 EST Groupe Touchette relocates distribution center in Saskatchewan https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181019/NEWS/181019942/groupe-touchette-relocates-distribution-center-in-saskatchewan 20181019/NEWS/181019942 REGINA, Saskatchewan — Groupe Touchette Inc. has relocated its distribution center in Regina to a facility that offers twice the capacity as the former warehouse. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:23:25 EST Michelin sales up in Q3, down for 9-month period https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181019/NEWS/181019934/michelin-sales-up-in-q3-down-for-9-month-period 20181019/NEWS/181019934 CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Group Michelin's global sales revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30 rose 5.2 percent over 2017 to $6.57 billion despite some unfavorable currency effects. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:11:01 EST Paraguayan tire distributor expanding business with Linglong https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181019/NEWS/181019937/paraguayan-tire-distributor-expanding-business-with-linglong 20181019/NEWS/181019937 CUIDAD DEL ESTE, Paraguay — Sunset Cubiertas S.A., a tire distributor active in Brazil and Paraguay, has signed a long-term supply agreement with Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd. covering distribution of Linglong's brands in these countries. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:33:45 EST Bartec updates TPMS tool software with 'VINdicate' feature https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181019/NEWS/181019935/bartec-updates-tpms-tool-software-with-vindicate-feature 20181019/NEWS/181019935 STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — TPM diagnostic tools supplier Bartec USA L.L.C. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:55:46 EST Mighty to offer rebates on preventive maintenance products https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181019/NEWS/181019936/mighty-to-offer-rebates-on-preventive-maintenance-products 20181019/NEWS/181019936 NORCROSS, Ga. — Mighty Distributing System of America Inc. is offering consumers rebates on selected Mighty aftermarket products that can save consumers as much as $130. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:52:16 EST Bridgestone steps up as Paralympics sponsor through 2024 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181019/NEWS/181019939/bridgestone-steps-up-as-paralympics-sponsor-through-2024 20181019/NEWS/181019939 TOKYO — Bridgestone Corp. has agreed to become a partner of the International Paralympic Committee, affording the Japanese tire maker global rights to promote and support the Paralympic movement through 2024. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:31:20 EST Universal tire RFID standard now expected by year-end 2019 — Michelin executive https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181019/NEWS/181019940/universal-tire-rfid-standard-now-expected-by-year-end-2019-michelin 20181019/NEWS/181019940 CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — A universal ISO standard for RFID tire tags is expected to be available by year-end 2019, according to Pierre Loiret, a Group Michelin executive who oversees industrial standards and government regulations at Michelin. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:26:49 EST VIP Tires moves New Hampshire store to larger location https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181019/NEWS/181019941/vip-tires-moves-new-hampshire-store-to-larger-location 20181019/NEWS/181019941 CLAREMONT, N.H. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:44:48 EST Nokian hires Tennessee plant manager, human resources leader https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181019/NEWS/181019947/nokian-hires-tennessee-plant-manager-human-resources-leader 20181019/NEWS/181019947 DAYTON, Tenn. — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has hired two members of the leadership team for its first North American tire facility, a 830,000-sq.-ft. plant in Dayton that is on schedule to produce products in 2020. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:00:00 EST Continental to supply solid tires for JLG telehandlers https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181018/NEWS/181019944/continental-to-supply-solid-tires-for-jlg-telehandlers 20181018/NEWS/181019944 FORT MILL, S.C.— Specialty equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. has designated a new solid tire line from Continental Tires the America L.L.C. as the priority OE tire for its line of telehandlers for the next five years. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:29:33 EST Commerce postpones countervailing duty determination in Chinese steel wheel case https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181018/NEWS/181019949/commerce-postpones-countervailing-duty-determination-in-chinese 20181018/NEWS/181019949 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce has postponed its preliminary determination on steel wheel imports from China, to Jan. 7 from the original date of Nov. 1. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:44:58 EST Jiffy Lube, Midas top auto firms in Franchise Times' Top 200+ rankings https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181018/NEWS/181019948/jiffy-lube-midas-top-auto-firms-in-franchise-times-top-200-rankings 20181018/NEWS/181019948 MINNEAPOLIS — For the second year running, TBC Corp. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:56:52 EST ETRMA accepts Sumitomo as 11th tire company member https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181018/NEWS/181019950/etrma-accepts-sumitomo-as-11th-tire-company-member 20181018/NEWS/181019950 BRUSSELS — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has joined the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association through its Falken Tyre Europe subsidiary. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:13:33 EST Consumer Reports ranks Michelin, General, Cooper and Goodyear as best for all-season tires https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181018/NEWS/181019951/consumer-reports-ranks-michelin-general-cooper-and-goodyear-as-best 20181018/NEWS/181019951 YONKERS, N.Y. — Michelin-, General-, Cooper- and Goodyear-brand tires secured the top ratings in Consumer Reports' latest tests of all-weather tires, published in the magazine's November issue. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:03:56 EST Long development journey pays off for Tweel, Michelin https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181018/NEWS/181019953/long-development-journey-pays-off-for-tweel-michelin 20181018/NEWS/181019953 AKRON — For the record, Michelin's Steve Cron isn't a big fan of the name given to the product that has defined much of his 30-year career in the tire industry. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:33:05 EST Auto Care Association: Most consumers want access to vehicle data https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181018/NEWS/181019954/auto-care-association-most-consumers-want-access-to-vehicle-data 20181018/NEWS/181019954 BETHESDA, Md. — Nearly 90 percent of U.S. vehicle owners and lessees believe car owners should have full access to and control of their vehicle's data, including maintenance and repair information, according to the results of a new survey. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:25:37 EST Racing vs. street tires: Both influence Firestone tire development https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181018/NEWS/181019952/racing-vs-street-tires-both-influence-firestone-tire-development 20181018/NEWS/181019952 Tire development is consistently evolving, producing more innovative designs across the board. Whether it's racing or the street, tires need to perform for their drivers. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:53:22 EST Midas' Project Spark initiative working with car donation charity https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181018/NEWS/181019955/midas-project-spark-initiative-working-with-car-donation-charity 20181018/NEWS/181019955 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — TBC Corp.'s Midas International franchise brand is launching a national philanthropic initiative, dubbed "Project Spark, to help families, veterans and first responders get back on the road. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:41:57 EST