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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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Anco brand returns as NHL’s official wiper blade
October 24, 2014

Anco brand returns as NHL’s official wiper blade

Federal-Mogul Motorparts' Anco Wipers brand is returning for a second year as the official wiper blade of the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 2014-15 season.

Tags: Anco wiper blades, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Sports marketing

October 24, 2014

NETSA awards $32,000 in scholarships

The New England Tire and Service Association (NETSA) has distributed $32,000 in funds to 16 recipients of $2,000 scholarships for 2014.

Tags: NETSA schoarships, New England Tire & Service Association

October 23, 2014

What does the U.S. have against Double Coin?

Wow. The United States Department of Commerce (DOC) wants to come down hard on Double Coin Holdings Ltd. and its domestic marketing arm, China Manufacturers Association LLC.

Tags: B.O.B., Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Tire tariffs

October 23, 2014

Nashville retreader has new website

Tire Recappers of Nashville Inc. has redesigned its website to provide easier navigation through its inventory of retread tires.

Tags: Tire Recappers of Nashville Inc., websites

October 23, 2014

Michelin says sales are down, volume is up

Groupe Michelin posted net sales of 14.5 billion euros for the first nine months ended Sept. 30, 2014. That was a 4.7% decrease compared to the first nine months of 2013.

Tags: Michelin financials, Raw material costs, Specialty tires

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AAPEX and the SEMA Show combined will offer more than 7,300 exhibitors with thousands of new
October 22, 2014

Learn from the experts at Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week  

With more than 2,000 new products on display, more than 2,300 exhibiting companies filling over one million square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is shaping up to be the biggest yet as industry optimism continues to build, according to Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. The show will be held Nov. 4-7.

Tags: AAIW, AAPEX 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, SEMA Show 2014, Seminars, Trade show

Improvements to the KO2 include thicker shoulder rubber extending down the sidewall to better resist
October 22, 2014

Same terrain, new KO tire  

The terrain is the same, but the new BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 light truck tire is different from its predecessor. By comparison, it has tougher sidewalls, longer tread life and improved traction for off-road and highway driving.

Tags: All-Terrain Tires, BFGoodrich, BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, Michelin North America Inc.

Members of Tech International’s leadership team are pictured by artwork created to honor the
October 21, 2014

Training is part of every sale  

Seventy-five years ago in a barn behind his central Ohio home, Charles Cornell invented a rubber vulcanizing process that he used to develop repairs for tires and inner tubes in hot or cold applications. The invention, which Cornell named the “2-Way” repair, launched Tech International.

Tags: Tech International, Tire repair

More than 2,000 people recorded the launching of the newest Goodyear blimp, Wingfoot One, on their
October 13, 2014

Wingfoot One takes flight  

More than 2,000 people witnessed the christening of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s newest blimp, Wingfoot One, last month. Richard Kramer, Goodyear chairman and chief executive officer, said the brand equity built by the airship helps the company sell tires around the globe. “It is invaluable, irreplaceable and one of a kind.”

Tags: Goodyear Blimp, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

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