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Peter Szijjarto, left, Hungary s Parliamentary State Secretary to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
September 17, 2014

Apollo chooses Hungary for plant site

And the winner is: Hungary. In June, Apollo Tyres Ltd. had narrowed the location for its consumer and commercial tire plant to Hungary or Slovakia.

Tags: Hungary, Neeraj Kanwar, Plant capacity, Tire plant

On the rise: 200 Love s Truck Tire Care centers
September 17, 2014

On the rise: 200 Love's Truck Tire Care centers

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores have dotted the nation's highways since 1964. But in 2008, the company began its Love's Truck Tire Care service centers.

Tags: Dan Jensen, Love’s Travel Stops

September 17, 2014

CMA addresses incorrect sidewall markings

Double Coin Holdings LLC and and its American subsidiary, China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA), have notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of non-compliant sidewall markings on certain Double Coin branded radial truck and bus tires.

Tags: Aaron Murphy, NHTSA, Truck tires

September 16, 2014

Automechanika Frankfurt to host 150 companies

Automotive aftermarket trade show Automechanika Frankfurt 2014 will host 150 companies, 58 from the United States. The show is being held Sept. 16-20 at Messe Frankfurt in Germany.

Tags: Automechanika Frankfurt, Trade show

September 16, 2014

President gives credit to Tech's extended family

Tech International celebrated its 75th anniversary last week with much fanfare. One of the highlights was a speech by company President Dan Layne.

Tags: Anniversary, Dan Layne, Pauline Chambers Yost, Tire repair materials

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“In three years, Kenda will have truck and bus tires available,” says Yang. “The
August 21, 2014

Kenda plans to manufacture truck tires within three years  

Kenda Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd. produces 10 million radial consumer tires a day worldwide. A relative newcomer to the market, Kenda’s annual production pales in comparison to, say, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s output, which annually exceeds 10 million units at its Fayetteville, N.C., plant alone.

Tags: Jimmy Yang, Kenda Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd., Truck tires

Skid steer owners now have more options for tires designed to work in conditions from enduring the
August 21, 2014

Skid steer tread patterns go from all-purpose to purpose-built  

Dealers have more choices than ever when matching skid steer tire tread patterns to specific applications for their customers. “The skid steer product line looks a lot more like a small OTR or medium truck type of offering now,” says Nick Phillippi, general manager of Nebraskaland Tire Co. Inc., which also does business as Kansasland Tire and Coloradoland Tire.

Tags: Alliance Tire Group, Carlisle, Coloradoland Tire, East Bay Tire Co., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Greenball Corp., Michelin North America Inc., Nebraskaland Tire, Skid Steer Tires, Titan Tire Corp.

Plombco offers wheel weights for alloy and steel rims. The heavy-duty TALZ zinc weight is a
August 19, 2014

Wheel weights: Clip-ons or bags?  

Balancing all wheel positions, including trailer tires, has been documented to increase fuel economy by 1% to 2%, according to Derek Forney, marketing coordinator, International Marketing Inc. (IMI). “In fact, nearly half of a truck’s fuel efficiency related to tires comes from the trailer,” says Forney.

Tags: 3M, IMI, Perfect Equipment Inc., Plombco, Wheel Weights

Consumers are spending money on deferred tire and service purchases
August 19, 2014

Consumers are spending money on deferred tire and service purchases  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained healthy in June. From a volume standpoint the dealers reported that they sold 0.7% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 1.3% increase in May and a 1.3% increase in April.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

Global connections: focus on specialty tires
July 31, 2014

Global connections: focus on specialty tires  

Specialty tires add a significant global dimension to a dealers’ inventory. Although there are some domestic producers of specialty tires, namely Specialty Tire of America Inc., which produces bias-ply tires in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, and Maine Industrial Tire LLC, which has manufacturing in Pennsylvania as well as China, much of the product available in the marketplace is made overseas.

Tags: American Kenda, American Omni Trading Co., BKT (USA) Inc., Continental Tire the Americas LLC, CTP Transportation, East Bay Tire, Greenball Corp., Specialty tires

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