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The Double Coin RR202 is an ultra-premium highway service tire. It is available in standard and low
November 21, 2014

Double Coin tires earn SmartWay verification

The Double Coin RT600 and RR202 truck tires have met the requirements for the United States Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Technology Program.

The charging cable is inserted in a  micro USB port is in the tail of the HP3R focusing
November 20, 2014

Coast adds rechargeable penlights

Coast Products has introduced a rechargeable focusing penlight designed for the close work performed by vehicle inspection and service technicians.

Tags: Coast products, rechargeable flashlights

Pete Selleck, left, and Ralph Dimenna hosted the grand opening of the Michelin Tweel plant in
November 20, 2014

Michelin will make Tweel for real in the U.S.

Michelin North America Inc. opened its $50 million Tweel Airless Radial Tire plant in Greenville, S.C., today.

Tags: Industrial tires, Pete Selleck, Plants, Ralph Dimenna, Tweel

November 20, 2014

Cooper will webcast financial presentation

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will webcast its financial presentation to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Leveraged Finance Conference on Dec. 3 at 9:30 a.m. EST.

Tags: Cooper financials, Tom Lause, Webcast

Federal s senior management participated in a carnival that capped off a year of celebrations
November 19, 2014

Federal celebrates 60 years in business

Federal Corp. ended a year of 60th anniversary celebrations in markets worldwide with a carnival in Taiwan attended by more than a thousand of its partners, customers and staff.

Tags: 60-year anniversary, Federal Corp.

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“The Thailand plant is going to be a platform for Linglong to step onto the global
November 10, 2014

Shandong Linglong Tire update  

At 42, Feng Wang is one of the youngest CEOs in the tire industry. But his rise to the top at Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd., one of China’s largest tire manufacturers, didn’t happen overnight.

Tags: Feng Wang, Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd.

A worrying disinterest in tire brands
November 10, 2014

A worrying disinterest in tire brands  

It is generally considered that when someone buys something they have chosen as their preferred brand, it would be reasonable to assume they know what they have purchased.

Tags: European Notebook, John Stone, Tire brands, Tire pricing

Financial checks and balances
November 7, 2014

Financial checks and balances  

So, you own your own business and things are going pretty well. The economy is trending upward and sales are starting to normalize, even gaining some momentum after a long and painful economic recovery. You are even considering expanding to a new location, increasing inventory or adding new bays. But what if you don’t have the cash to expand? Can you get a loan?

Tags: Balance sheet, Financial checks, Norm Gaither, Twenty Group

Freda Pratt-Boyer, the new president of the Tire Industry Association, has worked in all aspects of
November 7, 2014

Who speaks for dealers in Washington?  

Freda Pratt-Boyer was just out of high school in 1972 and working at a hospital when a friend suggested she apply at Potosi, Mo.-based Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. Her first job in the tire business was computer input clerk.

Tags: 2014 SEMA Show, Freda Pratt-Boyer, SEMA, SEMA Show, TIA, Tire Industry Association

Volume trends remained positive for eighth consecutive month
November 7, 2014

Volume trends remained positive for eighth consecutive month  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained somewhat encouraging in September. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported that they sold 1.2% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.1% increase in August and a 0.4% increase in July.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

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