Tire Business - RSS News Feed https://www.tirebusiness.com/section/news https://www.tirebusiness.com en-us Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:10:31 EST 10 Magna opens regional office in South Africa https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181214/NEWS/181219973/magna-opens-regional-office-in-south-africa 20181214/NEWS/181219973 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Off-the-road tire specialist Magna Tyre Group has opened a regional office in Waterfall City, part of the Johannesburg metropolitan municipality. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:50:25 EST Significant software options available for tire dealers https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181214/NEWS/181219970/significant-software-options-available-for-tire-dealers 20181214/NEWS/181219970 Whether it is using a point-of-sale (POS) system to pull up pricing in real time or better order management, aftermarket tire and automotive service dealers alike are turning to software providers to facilitate the best ways forward. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:13:50 EST Hankook secures 'multi-year' race tire deal with Formula Renault Eurocup https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181214/NEWS/181219971/hankook-secures-multi-year-race-tire-deal-with-formula-renault 20181214/NEWS/181219971 NEU-ISENBURG, Germany — Renault Sport Racing has selected Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:58:51 EST AAPEX 2018 enjoyed a sold-out show https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181214/NEWS/181219972/aapex-2018-enjoyed-a-sold-out-show 20181214/NEWS/181219972 LAS VEGAS — The organizers of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo report the 2018 show was a sell-out with 2,511 exhibiting companies from around the world displaying products and parts in 5,539 booths. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:53:33 EST Online tire sales pioneer Mike Welch setting up portal for U.S. retailers https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181214/NEWS/181219975/online-tire-sales-pioneer-mike-welch-setting-up-portal-for-u-s 20181214/NEWS/181219975 MIAMI — Mike Welch, founder of the Blackcircles.com online tire-buying service acquired by Group Michelin in 2015, is bringing his "click and fit" style of online tire sourcing to the U.S. with the establishment of Tirescanner.com. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:42:31 EST Auto shop owner Kathleen Jarosik is where she 'was supposed to be' https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181213/NEWS/181219976/auto-shop-owner-kathleen-jarosik-is-where-she-was-supposed-to-be 20181213/NEWS/181219976 LAS VEGAS — Just about 10 years ago, Kathleen Jarosik made herself a simple promise: No matter what, she was going to fight. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:59:55 EST Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists acquires Midwest franchise operation https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181213/NEWS/181219977/alloy-wheel-repair-specialists-acquires-midwest-franchise-operation 20181213/NEWS/181219977 NORCROSS, Ga. — Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists L.L.C. has acquired AWRS Midwest, a franchisee that has operations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:00:35 EST AirBoss expanding compounding capacities in U.S., Canada https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181213/NEWS/181219978/airboss-expanding-compounding-capacities-in-u-s-canada 20181213/NEWS/181219978 NEWMARKET, Ontario — AirBoss of America Corp. is expanding custom-mixing capabilities at its facilities in North Carolina and Ontario in response to growing demand from customers. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:00:25 EST Goodyear promotes Bellissimo, Duda to new positions https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181213/NEWS/181219979/goodyear-promotes-bellissimo-duda-to-new-positions 20181213/NEWS/181219979 AKRON — Goodyear is promoting Jon Bellissimo to senior vice president, global operations and technology, and Laura Duda to senior vice president, global communications, and chief communications officer. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:50:56 EST Cooper named 'presenting sponsor' for former Pro Mazda race series https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181213/NEWS/181219980/cooper-named-presenting-sponsor-for-former-pro-mazda-race-series 20181213/NEWS/181219980 PALMETTO, Fla. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:40:09 EST Love's Travel Stops expansions include four new Speedco outlets https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181213/NEWS/181219981/loves-travel-stops-expansions-include-four-new-speedco-outlets 20181213/NEWS/181219981 OKLAHOMA CITY — Love's Travel Stops has opened a dozen travel stops in the past five months, including three with a Love's Truck Tire Care on site and four with Speedco truck service locations on site. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:57:48 EST Cooper, Sailun to build joint venture truck/bus tire plant in Vietnam https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181212/NEWS/181219987/cooper-sailun-to-build-joint-venture-truck-bus-tire-plant-in-vietnam 20181212/NEWS/181219987 FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Sailun Vietnam Co. Ltd. have agreed to set up a joint venture to oversee the construction of a radial truck/bus tire plant in Vietnam rated at more than 2 million units annually. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:54:09 EST OUR VIEW: Take stock of your digital infrastructure https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181212/NEWS/181219982/our-view-take-stock-of-your-digital-infrastructure 20181212/NEWS/181219982 Anybody who has been in the tire business longer than the lifecycle of a tire knows that the business is changing. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:34:20 EST Myers Industries promotes Kevin Brackman to CFO, executive VP https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181212/NEWS/181219983/myers-industries-promotes-kevin-brackman-to-cfo-executive-vp 20181212/NEWS/181219983 AKRON Myers Industries Inc. has promoted Kevin Brackman to chief financial officer, succeeding Matteo Anversa, who is leaving the company to accept another opportunity. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:28:24 EST TireGet.com to begin selling Maxxis-brand products https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181212/NEWS/181219984/tireget-com-to-begin-selling-maxxis-brand-products 20181212/NEWS/181219984 SUWANEE, Ga. — Maxxis International-USA has authorized online tire site TireGet Inc. to sell Maxxis products on its tireget.com website. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:18:48 EST Ohio Gov. John Kasich signs used tire bill https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181212/NEWS/181219985/ohio-gov-john-kasich-signs-used-tire-bill 20181212/NEWS/181219985 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed into law a bill that makes it illegal to mount unsafe used tires on vehicles within the state. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:36:00 EST Trelleborg earns forklift parts supplier 'Vendor of Year' award https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181212/NEWS/181219986/trelleborg-earns-forklift-parts-supplier-vendor-of-year-award 20181212/NEWS/181219986 WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Rapidparts Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), has named Trelleborg Wheel Systems in the Americas as its 2018 Vendor of the Year. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:26:37 EST Canada's ban on asbestos products takes effect Dec. 30 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181211/NEWS/181219988/canadas-ban-on-asbestos-products-takes-effect-dec-30 20181211/NEWS/181219988 OTTAWA, Ontario — Canada's ban on the manufacture, import, export, sale and use of asbestos and asbestos-containing products — including brake pads — will come into force on Dec. 30, the Canadian government noted recently. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:36:49 EST John Bean brand releases three heavy-duty tire changers https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181211/NEWS/181219989/john-bean-brand-releases-three-heavy-duty-tire-changers 20181211/NEWS/181219989 CONWAY, Ark. — Snap-On Inc.'s John Bean brand has released three heavy-duty tire changers, each for different applications. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:03:54 EST Continental opens laboratory dedicated to dandelion rubber https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181211/NEWS/181219991/continental-opens-laboratory-dedicated-to-dandelion-rubber 20181211/NEWS/181219991 ANKLAM, Germany — Continental A.G. has inaugurated its laboratory in Anklam for research into the production of rubber from the Russian dandelion, one year after breaking ground on the 323,000-sq.-ft. facility. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:37:08 EST Samuel Choi to replace Harry Choi at Kumho Tire USA https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181211/NEWS/181219992/samuel-choi-to-replace-harry-choi-at-kumho-tire-usa 20181211/NEWS/181219992 ATLANTA — Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. has promoted Samuel Choi, currently head of Kumho Mexico, to be CEO of Kumho Tire USA Inc., succeeding Hai Eok "Harry" Choi, who is resigning from that position in order to "pursue new career opportunities." Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:26:03 EST Nokian opens headquarters office in Nashville https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181211/NEWS/181219990/nokian-opens-headquarters-office-in-nashville 20181211/NEWS/181219990 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has opened its North American headquarters office in Nashville, housing the company's sales, customer service, IT, logistics and marketing teams. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:57:57 EST Goodyear closing Venezuelan tire factory https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181210/NEWS/181219993/goodyear-closing-venezuelan-tire-factory 20181210/NEWS/181219993 AKRON Goodyear's Venezuelan subsidiary, CA Goodyear de Venezuela, is ceasing production at its 62-year-old factory in Valencia, citing economic conditions and the negative effects of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:15:13 EST Linglong exec highlights need for partnerships at Turin summit https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181210/NEWS/181219994/linglong-exec-highlights-need-for-partnerships-at-turin-summit 20181210/NEWS/181219994 TURIN, Italy Linglong Group Chairman and President Wang Feng told a group of suppliers and distributors recently Linglong sees the need for greater cooperation and partnerships to address the "severe global political and economic situation" impacting... Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:51:01 EST Beth Barron to succeed Charley Gowland as Chabill's Tire CEO https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181210/NEWS/181219995/beth-barron-to-succeed-charley-gowland-as-chabills-tire-ceo 20181210/NEWS/181219995 MORGAN CITY, La. — Chabill's Tire & Auto Service has named Elizabeth Gowland Barron to succeed her father, Charley Gowland, who is retiring as CEO of the Morgan City-based dealership 50 years after he helped found it. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:47:26 EST Goodyear exec: Tire project meets goals https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181210/NEWS/181219996/-goodyear-exec-tire-project-meets-goals 20181210/NEWS/181219996 NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario — The Tire Industry Project (TIP) — a collaborative effort involving 11 tire industry CEOs to identify and address the potential human health and environmental impacts of tires throughout their life cycle — is... Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:01:57 EST Wade Kawasaki-led investment group completes Coker Group purchase https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181210/NEWS/181219999/wade-kawasaki-led-investment-group-completes-coker-group-purchase 20181210/NEWS/181219999 NEW YORK — The investment group comprising Irving Place Capital (IPC), Coker President and CEO Wade Kawasaki and Coker Group leadership has completed the acquisition of vintage tire and wheel supplier Coker Group. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:27:46 EST Kumho Q3 operating income, sales down double digits https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181210/NEWS/181219998/kumho-q3-operating-income-sales-down-double-digits 20181210/NEWS/181219998 SEOUL, South Korea — Kumho Tire Co. Inc. suffered a 69.3-percent drop in pre-tax operating profit for the quarter ended Sept. 30 on 16-percent lower sales. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:04:36 EST Tire industry leaders cautiously optimistic about Trump's trade moves (updated) https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181207/NEWS/181209955/tire-industry-leaders-cautiously-optimistic-about-trumps-trade-moves 20181207/NEWS/181209955 WASHINGTON — Tire, auto and labor interests reacted hopefully but cautiously to two major trade moves made recently by President Trump. Fri, 7 Dec 2018 15:29:08 EST U.S. gains 155,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate steady at 3.7% https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181207/NEWS/181209953/u-s-gains-155000-jobs-in-november-unemployment-rate-steady-at-3-7 20181207/NEWS/181209953 WASHINGTON Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 jobs in November, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Fri, 7 Dec 2018 17:11:34 EST Tuffy franchises in Florida operating under new owners https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181207/NEWS/181209954/tuffy-franchises-in-florida-operating-under-new-owners 20181207/NEWS/181209954 TOLEDO, Ohio Three Tuffy Tire & Auto Service locations in Florida including one that had been idle for more than two years are operating under new management. Fri, 7 Dec 2018 16:27:47 EST Titan offering tire rebate with purchase of new Ram truck https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181207/NEWS/181209962/titan-offering-tire-rebate-with-purchase-of-new-ram-truck 20181207/NEWS/181209962 LOS ANGELES — Titan International Inc. is partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in offering a $2,500 rebate on any Titan- or Goodyear-brand farm tire with the purchase of a new Ram truck from a Ram-certified agriculture dealership. Fri, 7 Dec 2018 10:50:55 EST Brisa starts 'smart' tire factory in central Turkey https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181207/NEWS/181209961/brisa-starts-smart-tire-factory-in-central-turkey 20181207/NEWS/181209961 AKSARAY, Turkey — Turkish tire maker Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. has started production at a $300 million "smart" factory in Askaray, central Turkey. Fri, 7 Dec 2018 10:53:59 EST Advanced Lighting Systems releases videos on LED work lights https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181207/NEWS/181209963/advanced-lighting-systems-releases-videos-on-led-work-lights 20181207/NEWS/181209963 BARBERTON, Ohio — JohnDow Industries Inc.'s Advanced Lighting Systems (ALS) has released four product videos demonstrating the features of its line of LED work lights. Fri, 7 Dec 2018 10:48:26 EST USTMA expects 2.7 % increase in tire shipments in 2018 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181206/NEWS/181209967/ustma-expects-2-7-increase-in-tire-shipments-in-2018 20181206/NEWS/181209967 WASHINGTON— U.S. tire shipments will total 325.2 million units this year, up 2.7 percent over 2017, according to projections from the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association. Thu, 6 Dec 2018 16:13:36 EST TCS, Hunter collaborate on alignment integration system https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181206/NEWS/181209966/tcs-hunter-collaborate-on-alignment-integration-system 20181206/NEWS/181209966 LAS VEGAS — One of the large tire shop discounters made an intriguing proposal to two well-known companies in the industry: Why not develop a paperless integration between point of sale (POS) and an alignment machine? Thu, 6 Dec 2018 16:25:13 EST Hankook restructuring to support digital transformation https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181206/NEWS/181209969/hankook-restructuring-to-support-digital-transformation 20181206/NEWS/181209969 SEOUL, South Korea — Hankook Tire Co. Inc. is revamping its global corporate structure to enhance competitiveness, a process that will include efforts to accelerate the company's digital transformation. Thu, 6 Dec 2018 11:21:41 EST CTDA to host annual luncheon on Jan. 16 at new venue https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181206/NEWS/181209968/ctda-to-host-annual-luncheon-on-jan-16-at-new-venue 20181206/NEWS/181209968 SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. Thu, 6 Dec 2018 11:26:20 EST Michelin acquires online travel agency Tablet https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181206/NEWS/181209970/michelin-acquires-online-travel-agency-tablet 20181206/NEWS/181209970 BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France Group Michelin has acquired Tablet Inc., the online travel agency that specializes in offering "unforgettable and original experiences" at boutique and luxury hotels. Thu, 6 Dec 2018 10:37:41 EST MAM Software adds 156 VAST locations in last 18 months https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181205/NEWS/181209973/mam-software-adds-156-vast-locations-in-last-18-months 20181205/NEWS/181209973 BLUE BELL, Pa. — The number of tire dealership locations using MAM Software Inc.'s VAST Enterprise Retail point-of-sale and management system grew by 156 locations in the U.S. in the past 18 months, the company said recently. Wed, 5 Dec 2018 16:52:58 EST Zafco hires Chris Tolbert as VP sales, eastern North America https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181205/NEWS/181209971/zafco-hires-chris-tolbert-as-vp-sales-eastern-north-america 20181205/NEWS/181209971 MIAMI Zafco International has hired tire industry veteran Chris Tolbert to be its vice president of sales, East Zone, North America. Wed, 5 Dec 2018 17:03:32 EST Bridgestone unveils all-position on/off highway truck retread https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181205/NEWS/181209975/bridgestone-unveils-all-position-on-off-highway-truck-retread 20181205/NEWS/181209975 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. is adding an all-position retread, the Bandag RSS, to its portfolio that's designed for fleets that work in on- and off-road environments, from pavement to dirt and gravel. Wed, 5 Dec 2018 10:38:26 EST Trelleborg eyes plant in India to make two-wheeler tires https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181205/NEWS/181209977/trelleborg-eyes-plant-in-india-to-make-two-wheeler-tires 20181205/NEWS/181209977 TRELLEBORG, Sweden — Trelleborg Wheel Systems is looking to expand its business in two-wheeler tires by setting up a venture in India to make the company's Mitas-brand motorcycle and scooter tires. Wed, 5 Dec 2018 09:48:11 EST Kesoram to 'demerge' Birla Tyres, list it separately https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181205/NEWS/181209976/kesoram-to-demerge-birla-tyres-list-it-separately 20181205/NEWS/181209976 KOLKATA, India — Kesoram Industries Ltd. plans to spin off its Birla Tyres Ltd. business unit by "demerging" it and listing it as separate company on the Calcutta Stock Exchange. Wed, 5 Dec 2018 09:52:55 EST Expansion at Triangle car tire plant due on stream by year-end https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181204/NEWS/181209985/expansion-at-triangle-car-tire-plant-due-on-stream-by-year-end 20181204/NEWS/181209985 WEIHAI, China — Triangle Group expects production at a new passenger tire line at its Huayang plant in Weihei to begin before year-end, the company disclosed recently. Tue, 4 Dec 2018 12:13:04 EST Secure Vehicle Interface: Auto aftermarket's answer to telematics https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181204/NEWS/181209987/secure-vehicle-interface-auto-aftermarkets-answer-to-telematics 20181204/NEWS/181209987 LAS VEGAS — It may not be surprising that most U.S. Tue, 4 Dec 2018 10:53:21 EST Kumho refines portfolio, focuses strategy on independent dealers https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181204/NEWS/181209986/kumho-refines-portfolio-focuses-strategy-on-independent-dealers 20181204/NEWS/181209986 GUANACASTE, Costa Rica — Kumho Tire USA Inc. Tue, 4 Dec 2018 12:10:02 EST ACA, MEMA support 'truce' on new China import tariffs https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181204/NEWS/181209980/aca-mema-support-truce-on-new-china-import-tariffs 20181204/NEWS/181209980 WASHINGTON — The Auto Care Association and Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association are voicing their support for the Trump administration's decision to delay raising import tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China. Tue, 4 Dec 2018 14:21:49 EST Nokian adds two to Americas leadership team https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181204/NEWS/181209982/nokian-adds-two-to-americas-leadership-team 20181204/NEWS/181209982 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. continues to add to its leadership team, hiring Phillips as associate general counsel and Robert Kelley as IT director for its Americas region. Tue, 4 Dec 2018 12:31:15 EST Private brand tire pioneer Albert Hoffman dies at 94 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181204/NEWS/181209984/private-brand-tire-pioneer-albert-hoffman-dies-at-94 20181204/NEWS/181209984 BOYTON BEACH, Fla. Longtime tire industry veteran Albert Hoffman, a member of the inaugural Tire Industry Association (TIA) Hall of Fame class, died Dec. 3 after a battle with cancer. He was 94. Tue, 4 Dec 2018 12:18:56 EST Yokohama recalling 529 RY023 truck tires for tread separation https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181204/NEWS/181209991/yokohama-recalling-529-ry023-truck-tires-for-tread-separation 20181204/NEWS/181209991 WASHINGTON Yokohama Tire Corp. is voluntarily recalling 529 Yokohama RY023 truck tires, size 295/75R22.5 14G, for possible tread separation. Tue, 4 Dec 2018 10:19:21 EST Father, son at Utah tire dealership beaten in racially charged assault https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181204/NEWS/181209992/father-son-at-utah-tire-dealership-beaten-in-racially-charged-assault 20181204/NEWS/181209992 SALT LAKE CITY — A 50-year-old man is being held in Salt Lake City on felony assault charges after beating two tire dealers, father and son, outside their Salt Lake City store. Tue, 4 Dec 2018 10:18:36 EST China, U.S. agree to temporary truce on new auto tariffs https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181203/NEWS/181209993/china-u-s-agree-to-temporary-truce-on-new-auto-tariffs 20181203/NEWS/181209993 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to halt the imposition of new tariffs for 90 days as the world's two largest economies negotiate a lasting agreement. Mon, 3 Dec 2018 16:33:38 EST Nitto invests to understand, better serve its customers https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181203/NEWS/181209994/nitto-invests-to-understand-better-serve-its-customers 20181203/NEWS/181209994 CYPRESS, Calif. — A few years ago, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. started seeing conversations online and through social media from people in Europe wondering when the Nitto tires they had ordered would arrive. Mon, 3 Dec 2018 16:22:40 EST Thailand's Finixx to build self-sealing tire project in China https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181203/NEWS/181209995/thailands-finixx-to-build-self-sealing-tire-project-in-china 20181203/NEWS/181209995 BAOJI, China — Finixx Global Industry Co. Ltd., a Thai supplier of self-sealing tires under the Finixx brand, reportedly is planning to build a plant in Baoji, Shaanxi Province, according to a recent report by Baoji Radio. Mon, 3 Dec 2018 16:02:38 EST Conti buying Austrian tire dealership Reifen John https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181203/NEWS/181209997/conti-buying-austrian-tire-dealership-reifen-john 20181203/NEWS/181209997 SALZBURG, Austria — Continental A.G. has agreed to purchase Reifen John G.m.b.H. & Co. K.G., a family-owned tire dealership with 32 outlets throughout southern Germany and Austria. Mon, 3 Dec 2018 10:36:14 EST Michelin confirms Dundee closure, will help revamp site https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181203/NEWS/181209999/michelin-confirms-dundee-closure-will-help-revamp-site 20181203/NEWS/181209999 EDINBURGH, Scotland Group Michelin has confirmed its decision to end manufacturing at its Dundee, Scotland, plant by 2020, while committing to help establish major new activities at the site. Mon, 3 Dec 2018 10:23:32 EST Icahn automotive unit trims loss in Q3 on 4.7% higher sales https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181203/NEWS/181209998/icahn-automotive-unit-trims-loss-in-q3-on-4-7-higher-sales 20181203/NEWS/181209998 NEW YORK Icahn Enterprises L.P.'s automotive segment comprising Pep Boys, IEH Auto Parts Holding and franchise businesses trimmed its operating loss in the quarter ended Sept. 30 on slightly higher sales. Mon, 3 Dec 2018 10:33:17 EST U.S., Canada, Mexico sign USMCA https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181130/NEWS/181139991/u-s-canada-mexico-sign-usmca 20181130/NEWS/181139991 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The heads of the U.S., Mexico and Canada have signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, making the successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement a reality. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 17:17:26 EST VIP Tires raises $6,070 for New Hampshire school district https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181130/NEWS/181139993/vip-tires-raises-6070-for-new-hampshire-school-district 20181130/NEWS/181139993 WEST LEBANON, N.H. — The West Lebanon location of Auburn, Maine-based VIP Tires & Service has donated $6,070 to Lebanon-area schools, thanks to an Oil Changes for Education initiative that concluded in late October. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:45:20 EST BPI restructures Raybestos-branded portfolio https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181130/NEWS/181139996/bpi-restructures-raybestos-branded-portfolio 20181130/NEWS/181139996 MCHENRY, Ill. — Brake Parts Inc.has restructured its Raybestos-branded products into three lines: Element 3; Raybestos R-Line; and Specialty. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:03:33 EST TireGet, Synchrony partner on financing options https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181130/NEWS/181139992/tireget-synchrony-partner-on-financing-options 20181130/NEWS/181139992 DALLAS — Online tire site TireGet Inc. is partnering with consumer financial services company Synchrony Financial to provide financing options for all TireGet.com customers. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 17:09:55 EST Magna adds three sizes to M-Terrain E4 series https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181130/NEWS/181139994/magna-adds-three-sizes-to-m-terrain-e4-series 20181130/NEWS/181139994 WAALWIJK, Netherlands — Off-the-road tire specialist Magna Tyre Group has added three sizes to its Magna M-Terrain E4 tire designed specifically for articulated dump trucks in difficult off-road conditions. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:26:32 EST Michelin JV inaugurates Indonesia synthetic rubber plant https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181130/NEWS/181139995/michelin-jv-inaugurates-indonesia-synthetic-rubber-plant 20181130/NEWS/181139995 CILEGON, Indonesia A Group Michelin joint venture in Indonesia has inaugurated production of synthetic rubber at a plant in Cilegon, an enterprise that Michelin characterized as a "strategic step in supporting the realization of a sustainable business." Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:22:25 EST Ohio legislature passes used tire bill https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181130/NEWS/181139997/ohio-legislature-passes-used-tire-bill 20181130/NEWS/181139997 COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio legislature has passed a bill defining unsafe used tires and prohibiting their installation. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 13:35:21 EST Deadline approaching for Nokian dealer sweepstakes https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181130/NEWS/181139998/deadline-approaching-for-nokian-dealer-sweepstakes 20181130/NEWS/181139998 NASHVILLE, Tenn. The deadline for tire dealers to enter Nokian Tyres P.L.C.'s "It's a Beautiful Journey" sweepstakes and a win the grand prize of a free trip to Nokian's headquarters and testing facility in Finland is Dec. 21. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:46:21 EST Hybrid Shop rehires Carey Mellor as VP of sales https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181129/NEWS/181129961/hybrid-shop-rehires-carey-mellor-as-vp-of-sales 20181129/NEWS/181129961 TORRANCE, Calif. The Hybrid Shop L.L.C. has rehired 30-year automotive aftermarket industry veteran Carey Mellor and named him vice president of sales. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:51:52 EST Marangoni, Vipal forming global partnership https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181129/NEWS/181129962/marangoni-vipal-forming-global-partnership 20181129/NEWS/181129962 ROVERETO, Italy Retread industry suppliers Marangoni S.p.A. and Borrachas Vipal S.A. are forming a partnership that will lead to the creation of what Marangoni calls the largest global independent player in the retreading sector. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:40:22 EST Trade court finds for Commerce in Zhongce Rubber countervailing duty case https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181129/NEWS/181129963/trade-court-finds-for-commerce-in-zhongce-rubber-countervailing-duty 20181129/NEWS/181129963 NEW YORK The U.S. Court of International Trade has granted the U.S. Department of Commerce's motion to dismiss a case brought against the agency by Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:02:41 EST Global motorcycle tire demand to grow 4% annually to 2022 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181129/NEWS/181129964/global-motorcycle-tire-demand-to-grow-4-annually-to-2022 20181129/NEWS/181129964 CLEVELAND, Ohio — Global demand for motorcycle tires is projected to rise 4 percent annually through 2022 to 704 million units valued at nearly $14 billion, according to a new study from Freedonia Group. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:33:07 EST Goodyear supporting Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign again https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181129/NEWS/181129965/goodyear-supporting-marine-corps-toys-for-tots-campaign-again 20181129/NEWS/181129965 AKRON Goodyear airship bases in Ohio and Florida once again will be collection sites for the eighth annual Goodyear, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation benefit. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:15:24 EST Jeep unveils long-awaited pickup model https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181128/NEWS/181129967/jeep-unveils-long-awaited-pickup-model 20181128/NEWS/181129967 LOS ANGELES — After a year or more of rumors, speculation and innuendo, the Jeep pickup — dubbed the Gladiator — broke cover at the LA Auto Show as a 2020 model. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:40:11 EST Growth of online aftermarket parts buying outpacing overall market — ACA study https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181128/NEWS/181129971/growth-of-online-aftermarket-parts-buying-outpacing-overall-market 20181128/NEWS/181129971 BETHESDA, Md. — Consumers' preference for buying aftermarket automotive products online is growing three times faster than that of the aftermarket overall, according to a new study from the Auto Care Association. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:38:42 EST NASCAR Euro series, General Tire tie up through 2024 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181128/NEWS/181129966/nascar-euro-series-general-tire-tie-up-through-2024 20181128/NEWS/181129966 PARIS The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series has selected General Tire to be the series' race tire supplier and official tire partner of Euro NASCAR for the next six years. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 17:27:42 EST Nissan specs all-season Falkens OE on 2019 Altima, Rogue https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181128/NEWS/181129968/nissan-specs-all-season-falkens-oe-on-2019-altima-rogue 20181128/NEWS/181129968 RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Nissan North America Inc. has selected a pair of all-season Falken-brand tires as OE fitments on the company's 2019 Nissan Altima sedan and Rogue crossover vehicle. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:34:18 EST Nexen gains OE fitment on 2019 Volkswagen Jetta https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181128/NEWS/181129969/nexen-gains-oe-fitment-on-2019-volkswagen-jetta 20181128/NEWS/181129969 WOLFSBURG, Germany Volkswagen A.G. has approved the Nexen N'Priz AH8 all-season tire as an OE fitment on the 2019 Jetta family sedan, according to Nexen Tire Corp. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:18:17 EST Dutch tire recycling firm Black Bear hires CFO https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181128/NEWS/181129972/dutch-tire-recycling-firm-black-bear-hires-cfo 20181128/NEWS/181129972 NEDERWEERT, Netherlands Dutch recycling firm Black Bear Carbon B.V. has hired recycling industry veteran Geert Glimmerveen to be its chief financial officer. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:31:04 EST Bridgestone to expand relationship with German auto service chain Pitstop https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181128/NEWS/181129970/bridgestone-to-expand-relationship-with-german-auto-service-chain 20181128/NEWS/181129970 BRUSSELS, Belgium Bridgestone Corp. has acquired a minority ownership stake in the holding company for the Pitstop auto service chain active in Germany as part of a plan to expand its cooperation with Pitstop. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:50:51 EST Finkelstein adding Bridgestone brands to its product portfolio (Updated) https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181127/NEWS/181129974/finkelstein-adding-bridgestone-brands-to-its-product-portfolio 20181127/NEWS/181129974 ASTORIA, N.Y. — Max Finkelstein Inc. is adding Bridgestone-, Firestone- and Fuzion-brand passenger and light truck tires to its product portfolio, starting Dec. 1, Bridgestone Americas Inc. confirmed recently. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 17:05:39 EST GRI installs rooftop solar system at Sri Lankan plant https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181127/NEWS/181129973/gri-installs-rooftop-solar-system-at-sri-lankan-plant 20181127/NEWS/181129973 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Specialty tire manufacturer Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GRI) has installed what it considers one of Sri Lanka's largest rooftop solar systems at its tire plant in Badalgama. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 17:00:00 EST Dec. 11 is deadline to comment on remanded China truck/bus import duty case https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181127/NEWS/181129975/dec-11-is-deadline-to-comment-on-remanded-china-truck-bus-import 20181127/NEWS/181129975 WASHINGTON — Dec. 11 is the deadline for parties interested in commenting on the U.S. International Trade Commission's remand proceedings covering antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of truck and bus tires from China to do so. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 15:41:59 EST ITC hearing on China steel-wheel import duties set for Jan. 8 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181127/NEWS/181129976/itc-hearing-on-china-steel-wheel-import-duties-set-for-jan-8 20181127/NEWS/181129976 WASHINGTON The U.S. International Trade Commission has scheduled a hearing for Jan. 8 on proposed antidumping and countervailing import duties on certain steel commercial vehicle wheels from China in Washington. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:38:08 EST Nokian building R&D center for heavy tires at HQ plant in Finland https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181127/NEWS/181129977/nokian-building-ramp-d-center-for-heavy-tires-at-hq-plant-in-finland 20181127/NEWS/181129977 NOKIA, Finland — Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is building a research and development center at its headquarters facility in Nokia dedicated to heavy commercial tires, one of the company's core businesses. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:07:39 EST ATA opens registration for 2019 TMC meeting/expo in Atlanta https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181127/NEWS/181129978/ata-opens-registration-for-2019-tmc-meeting-expo-in-atlanta 20181127/NEWS/181129978 ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council has opened registration for its 2019 annual meeting/Transportation Technology Exhibition set for March 18-21 in Atlanta. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:07:39 EST Georgia, Bartow County backing Toyo U.S. plant expansion https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181126/NEWS/181129979/georgia-bartow-county-backing-toyo-u-s-plant-expansion 20181126/NEWS/181129979 ATLANTA The state of Georgia and Bartow County have agreed to provide economic assistance to support an ongoing expansion of Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.'s factory in White, Ga. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:41:00 EST TechForce seeks nominations for 'Techs Rock' rewards program https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181126/NEWS/181129981/techforce-seeks-nominations-for-techs-rock-rewards-program 20181126/NEWS/181129981 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:32:50 EST DMack may produce rally tires at Marangoni's Italy retread plant https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181126/NEWS/181129980/dmack-may-produce-rally-tires-at-marangonis-italy-retread-plant 20181126/NEWS/181129980 ROVERETO, Italy Marangoni S.p.A. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:38:02 EST Continental opens training center at Mississippi truck tire plant https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181126/NEWS/181129986/continental-opens-training-center-at-mississippi-truck-tire-plant 20181126/NEWS/181129986 CLINTON, Miss. — Continental Tire the Americas has opened an employee training center in Clinton where it is building a $1.4 billion truck tire production plant. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:32:51 EST Sidewall decals offered to customize BFGoodrich tires https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181126/NEWS/181129982/sidewall-decals-offered-to-customize-bfgoodrich-tires 20181126/NEWS/181129982 GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has partnered with Tire Stickers L.L.C., a supplier of tire sidewall decals, to offer decals for five BFGoodrich tire lines. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 13:01:23 EST General Motors may close up to 5 plants in North American restructuring https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181126/NEWS/181129983/general-motors-may-close-up-to-5-plants-in-north-american 20181126/NEWS/181129983 DETROIT General Motors Co. plans to cut its salaried workforce "significantly" and could close up to five plants in North America in 2019, including three assembly plants, as part of an overhaul of its operations. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:44:11 EST Michelin/TIA accepting scholarship applications through Jan. 31 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181126/NEWS/181129984/michelin-tia-accepting-scholarship-applications-through-jan-31 20181126/NEWS/181129984 BOWIE, Md. — The Tire Industry Association is accepting applications through Jan. 31 for the 2019-20 Michelin/TIA Scholarship program, open to part-time employees or the dependent children of full-time employees of TIA member tire dealerships. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:41:47 EST Pirelli extended as Formula 1 tire supplier through 2023 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181126/NEWS/181129985/pirelli-extended-as-formula-1-tire-supplier-through-2023 20181126/NEWS/181129985 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Formula One Management has approved Pirelli Tyre as the designated tire supplier for the FIA Formula 1 World Championship for the 2020-23 seasons, extending Pirelli's run as the sole F1 tire supplier to 13 years. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:36:29 EST Nokian sees North American sales doubling in five years https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181121/NEWS/181129987/nokian-sees-north-american-sales-doubling-in-five-years 20181121/NEWS/181129987 NOKIA, Finland Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is looking to double its sales in North America in the coming five years, CEO and President Hille Korhonen said in Nokian's third-quarter financial results presentation. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:26:05 EST Tire makers, NGOs battle for voice in natural rubber sustainability platform https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181121/NEWS/181129988/tire-makers-ngos-battle-for-voice-in-natural-rubber-sustainability 20181121/NEWS/181129988 LONDON Tire manufacturers and non-government organizations are locked in a tug-of-war over the governance structure of the newly formed Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:15:32 EST Shalom Farms to benefit from Tire Dealer Humanitarian award donation https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181121/NEWS/181129991/shalom-farms-to-benefit-from-tire-dealer-humanitarian-award-donation 20181121/NEWS/181129991 RICHMOND, Va. — It really didn't take long for Mark Smith to decide which of the four major charities he supports would benefit from his latest accolade. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:57:13 EST J&R Used Tire opening tire-shredding facility in western Indiana https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181121/NEWS/181129990/jamp-r-used-tire-opening-tire-shredding-facility-in-western-indiana 20181121/NEWS/181129990 NEWPORT, Ind. — Tire recycler J&R Used Tire Service Inc. is opening a tire-shredding facility in Newport primarily to supply feedstock to a carbon-black recovery plant being built in nearby Terre Haute, Ind. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:07:15 EST Auto techs at nine tire outlets earn top ASE honors for 2018 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181121/NEWS/181129993/auto-techs-at-nine-tire-outlets-earn-top-ase-honors-for-2018 20181121/NEWS/181129993 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:43:05 EST Russian investment group seeks to exit Voltyre venture with Titan https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181121/NEWS/181129995/russian-investment-group-seeks-to-exit-voltyre-venture-with-titan 20181121/NEWS/181129995 QUINCY, Ill. — An affiliate of Russian Direct Investment Fund, one of three shareholders of Voltyre-Prom, has notified Titan International Inc. it is exercising a put option on its share in the Russian tire maker, which could be worth up to $76. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:16:13 EST OUR VIEW: Time to let your message be heard https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181121/NEWS/181129992/our-view-time-to-let-your-message-be-heard 20181121/NEWS/181129992 One word probably best describes the economic outlook heading into 2019: Uncertainty. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:55:13 EST Hercules extends partnership with Greg Wilson Racing https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181121/NEWS/181129994/hercules-extends-partnership-with-greg-wilson-racing 20181121/NEWS/181129994 FINDLAY, Ohio — American Tire Distributors Inc.'s Hercules Tires business has extended its sponsorship of sprint car racer Greg Wilson and his Greg Wilson Racing team with a multi-year sponsorship agreement. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:34:40 EST Conti embedding TPMS sensors in HA3 tires for motor coaches https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181120/NEWS/181129996/conti-embedding-tpms-sensors-in-ha3-tires-for-motor-coaches 20181120/NEWS/181129996 FORT MILL, S.C. Continental Tire the Americas has upgraded its Conti Coach HA3 line of radial tires for motor coaches with embedded tire pressure management system sensors in a move to promote digital tire monitoring among bus fleets. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:32:45 EST Sumitomo Rubber adopts sustainable natural rubber policy https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181120/NEWS/181129998/sumitomo-rubber-adopts-sustainable-natural-rubber-policy 20181120/NEWS/181129998 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. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:36:20 EST Amerityre ekes out net income in fiscal 2019 Q1 https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181120/NEWS/181129997/amerityre-ekes-out-net-income-in-fiscal-2019-q1 20181120/NEWS/181129997 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. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:37:06 EST ACA urging careful review of certain provisions in USMCA https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181119/NEWS/181119958/aca-urging-careful-review-of-certain-provisions-in-usmca 20181119/NEWS/181119958 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. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:49:28 EST OTHER VIEWS: When it comes to driverless testing, Washington doesn't get it https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181119/NEWS/181119963/other-views-when-it-comes-to-driverless-testing-washington-doesnt 20181119/NEWS/181119963 Autonomous vehicles are being tested all over the world these days. Yet in the U.S. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:16:48 EST HUMANITARIAN: Mark Smith targets $10 million as sales goal for Midas of Richmond https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181119/NEWS/181119962/humanitarian-mark-smith-targets-10-million-as-sales-goal-for-midas 20181119/NEWS/181119962 RICHMOND, Va. — You won't find Mark Smith surfing his competitors' websites or scanning their local advertisements to discover what they are charging for certain automotive services. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:46:00 EST AAPEX 2018: GM/ACDelco introduces more products, program for shops https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181119/NEWS/181119959/aapex-2018-gm-acdelco-introduces-more-products-program-for-shops 20181119/NEWS/181119959 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. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:20:48 EST Tire makers, universities collaborate on tire research consortium https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181119/NEWS/181119964/tire-makers-universities-collaborate-on-tire-research-consortium 20181119/NEWS/181119964 BLACKSBURG, Va. — The Center for Tire Research is a consortium involving industry and academia that largely has operated under the radar since its inception in 2012 but quietly has played an effective role in the tire business. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:05:10 EST Apollo to raise prices on Vredestein tires in North America https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181116/NEWS/181119971/apollo-to-raise-prices-on-vredestein-tires-in-north-america 20181116/NEWS/181119971 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. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:30:00 EST TIA offering self-funded health-care insurance program https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181116/NEWS/181119966/tia-offering-self-funded-health-care-insurance-program 20181116/NEWS/181119966 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 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:05:44 EST CEAT reaches milestone at radial ag plant in India https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181116/NEWS/181119967/ceat-reaches-milestone-at-radial-ag-plant-in-india 20181116/NEWS/181119967 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. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:32:30 EST Tire Discounters opening 4 stores, enters Knoxville market https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181116/NEWS/181119968/tire-discounters-opening-4-stores-enters-knoxville-market 20181116/NEWS/181119968 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. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:16:28 EST Michelin: U.K. plant closing could yield $52M in annual savings https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181116/NEWS/181119969/michelin-u-k-plant-closing-could-yield-52m-in-annual-savings 20181116/NEWS/181119969 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 million... Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:21:55 EST Yokohama revamps EXCEED online program for dealers https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181116/NEWS/181119970/yokohama-revamps-exceed-online-program-for-dealers 20181116/NEWS/181119970 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. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:46:54 EST Cooper opens 'mega' warehouse near Memphis https://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20181116/NEWS/181119972/cooper-opens-mega-warehouse-near-memphis 20181116/NEWS/181119972 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." Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:21:49 EST