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There’s never a dull moment in the world of tire manufacturing and distribution. This section will help you keep tabs on what the world’s tire manufacturers and marketers are doing, as well as their plans for the future.

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (center, in the blue suit) claps alongside other dignitaries
April 24, 2015

Goodyear to break ground in Mexico in June

Seventy-five years after Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. first entered Mexico, the tire manufacturer has announced it will build its new consumer tire plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Tags: Consumer tires, Mexico, New plants, Richard Kramer, San Luis Potosi

April 24, 2015

Nexen Tire names Thomas senior v.p. of corporate accounts and Western Region

Nexen Tire America Inc. has hired John Thomas as senior vice president of corporate accounts and Western Region.

Tags: John Thomas, Nexen Tire America Inc.

Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer announces the company s new passenger tire plant will be
April 24, 2015

Goodyear seals the deal: $550 million tire factory going to Mexico

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced the location of its new tire factory to serve customers in the Americas: San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer made the announcement during a ceremony with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

Tags: Mexico, New plants, Richard Kramer, San Luis Potosi

April 24, 2015

Internet Brands buys Net Driven

Net Driven, a Scranton, Pa.-based provider of websites and Internet marketing solutions to the automotive industry, has been acquired by Internet Brands Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif.

Tags: Internet Brands Inc., Net Driven, Patrick Sandone

April 24, 2015

Inaugural Tire & Retread Expo earns praise

The 2015 North American Tire & Retread Expo was held April 15-17, 2015, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The Expo featured 112 tire, tire retread and tire equipment and repair companies and 1,041 registered visitors in attendance.

Tags: Don Rizzi, Harvey Brodsky, Helio Castroneves, Kyle Fernandez, New Orleans, North American Tire & Retread Expo, Retreading, Sun Shumin

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USEFUL ARTICLES

Construction highlights of the DWS06 include 1) a high strength, two-ply sidewall; 2) a Sport
April 15, 2015

Continental’s ExtremeContact DWS06  

"Don’t screw it up.” That was the mantra among the Continental dealers who loved the ExtremeContact DWS. And engineers at Continental listened.

Tags: All-Season Tires, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Ultra-high performance tires

The consistent tread block rigidity of the new g-Force Comp-2 A/S tire resists irregular wear
April 15, 2015

BFG tour challenges dealers to test the new g-Force tire  

The new BFGoodrich brand g-Force Comp-2 A/S comes in more sizes, is more durable and has more all-weather capabilities than its predecessor. Michelin North America Inc. says 50% of the volume of the new ultra-high performance Z-rated tire will come from new sizes.

Tags: BFG, BFGoodrich Tires, High Performance Tires, Michelin North America Inc., Passenger tires, Ultra-high performance tires

The BH03 was one of two futuristic tire concepts from Goodyear on display at the Geneva Motor Show.
April 14, 2015

An insight into tomorrow’s tires  

It has certainly been a period of “show time” in Europe in the past couple of months with the internationally prestigious Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, following February’s Tire Technology Expo in Germany (which I reported on in the March edition of MTD).

Tags: Apollo Vredestein, Bridgestone Corp., Continental AG, European Notebook, Future of Tire Technology, Geneva Motor Show, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., John Stone, Pirelli & Cie SpA, Trade show, Yokohama Tire Corp.

Alliance says it developed the Galaxy Giraffe XLW with extremely sturdy sidewalls, special tread
April 14, 2015

Sales of industrial tires pick up as ports and construction sites get busier  

When the mining industry slumped, OTR retreader Noah Hickman of H&H Industries Inc. looked elsewhere for business. “We’ve branched out into markets such as ports, construction, and other areas to combat the slowdown of the coal market,” says Hickman, whose Oak Hill, Ohio-based company holds the No. 25 spot on Modern Tire Dealer’s “2015 Top 100 retreaders” list.

Tags: Alliance Tire Group, BKT Tires (USA) Inc., Camoplast Solideal Inc., Continental Tire the Americas LLC, East Bay Tire Co., Industrial tires, Michelin North America Inc., Rovince International Corp., Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas Inc.

Greg Olsen (center), an All-Pro tight end for the National Football League’s Carolina
April 6, 2015

Hankook introduces 2 tires  

Hankook Tire America Corp. used its annual Partner’s Day meeting in Cancun, Mexico, to unveil the 2015 launch dates of two Hankook passenger tires for the North American market.

Tags: Dealer meeting, Greg Olsen, Hankook, Hankook Tire America Corp., Hee-se Ahn, Laufenn, Shawn Denlein

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