LAS VEGAS — Members of the Automotive Lift Institute have elected Jeff Kritzer of BendPak Inc. to be chairman of the group's board of directors, succeeding Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Co., who has served three-plus terms as chair
LAS VEGAS — The Specialty Equipment Market Association has named Hunter Engineering its "Manufacturer of the Year," an award that recognizes a manufacturing company for "outstanding contributions" to the automotive industry during the previous 12 months.
LAS VEGAS — Kenda Tire USA Inc. recently unveiled the Klever AT2 light truck tire, the successor to the Klever A/T line, which is designed to give consumers more highway driving benefits while maintaining the integrity of an all-terrain tire.
LAS VEGAS — The Tire Industry Association is planning a series of special events next year — including an international industry issues summit during the 2020 SEMA Show — to help mark its centennial year.
LAS VEGAS — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Goodyear are winners in the inaugural "Aftermarket Performance Awards" created by NPD Group Inc. and revealed at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS — Vehicle component producers Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst G.m.b.H. & Co. K.G. and Shanghai Baolong Automotive Group have formed a joint venture, BH SENS, that combines their respective tire pressure monitoring systems businesses into a new entity.
LAS VEGAS — Yokohama Tire Corp. swept the "Best New Tire" category of the Specialty Equipment Market Association New Products Awards, taking first and both runner-up awards for products from its Advan and Geolandar tire lines.
LAS VEGAS — Even before AAPEX 2019 concludes Nov. 7 in Las Vegas, show organizers are planning to expand AAPEX 2020, to be held Nov. 3-5 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, to include a new tire section for auto service providers.