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October 21, 2014

Federal-Mogul Motorparts appoints senior VP

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., has announced the appointment of Laura Soave to the position of senior vice president, chief marketing and communications officer for Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

Tags: Federal-Mogul Corp., Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Laura Soave

October 21, 2014

Tire Leadership 21 training: 2015 schedule

Dates for the 2015 Tire Leadership 21 education program have been announced by Northwood University and the Center for Tire & Service Education (CTSE). The next two-week seminar will be held -- drumroll, please -- March 22-27 and Sept 13-18.

Tags: Bart Proper, Community Tire Pros, Kim Sigman, Northwood University, Rice Tire, Training, University of the Aftermarket

October 21, 2014

Trico wants the Force to be with you

Trico Products Corp. has added four part numbers to its Trico Force premium, high performance beam blade product line.

Tags: Trico Force, Visibility

Goodyear s Akron, Ohio, headquarters, which is attached to the company s Innovation Center, has won
October 21, 2014

Goodyear’s global HQ earns LEED Gold rating

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. global headquarters building in Akron, Ohio, has earned a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. At 639,000 square feet, it is among the largest LEED Gold certified buildings in Ohio.

AAPEX debuts  Ask Joe  videos
October 21, 2014

AAPEX debuts 'Ask Joe' videos

The Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has debuted a series of “Ask Joe” videos to help attendees prepare for AAPEX and grow their business while at the event. AAPEX is slated for Tuesday, November 4, through Thursday, November 6, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas with AAPEXedu sessions starting on Monday, November 3.

Tags: AAPEX, Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, Trade show

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October 21, 2014


What’s with the pound signs everywhere? You know that symbol “#” over the number 3 on the keyboard that looks like a Tic-tac-toe game board. We used to call it the “pound sign,” now it’s hashtag this and hashtag that.

Tags: Social media, Wayne Croswell

Healthy sales trends continued for manufacturer-branded tires
October 21, 2014

Healthy sales trends continued for manufacturer-branded tires  

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires remained somewhat encouraging in August. Indeed, from a volume standpoint, the dealers reported that they sold 0.1% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.4% increase in July and a 0.7% increase in June.

Tags: Nick Mitchell, Your Marketplace

Price fixation
October 21, 2014

Price fixation  

By the time the last tariff on Chinese consumer tire imports ran its course, the average price of a tire had risen 28.4% in four years. Those lingering 4 for $99 specials suddenly became 4 for $127.11.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Chinese tariffs, International Trade Commission, ITC, Tariffs

“We need to improve our technical abilities in order to get more OE business,” says
October 13, 2014

Kenda says ‘No’ to status quo  

To Jimmy Yang, vice-chairman of Kenda Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd., status quo is unacceptable. The 52-year-old company was already one of the largest producers of specialty tires in the world when it began manufacturing passenger tires in 2001.

Tags: Jimmy Yang, Kenda USA, Tire plants

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