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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.

LATEST NEWS

July 6, 2015

Tenneco rewards ride control purchases

Tenneco Inc.’s “Summer Sale-A-Bration” promotion offers a Visa Prepaid Card valued at 20% of the cost of a four-unit Monroe or Rancho brand shock or strut purchase up to $110. The promotion runs through July 2015.

Kevin Barbier of Ind-Tek Solutions, Inc., won the $20,000 cash prize from Ingersoll Rand at the Tool
July 6, 2015

Tool Dealer Expo attracts 3,500

Integrated Supply Network LLC (ISN) hosted 3,500 attendees at Tool Dealer Expo 2015 in Orlando, Fla. The two-day event, held this year June 26-27, is one of the industry’s largest tool and equipment trade shows.

Tags: 2015 Tool Dealer Expo, Integrated Supply Network LLC.

July 6, 2015

Association to honor 'four for the future'

The Auto Care Association is seeking nominations for its 2015 Impact Awards, Four for the Future, which honors four aftermarket professionals age 40 or younger.

Tags: Auto Care Association, Impact Awards, Kathleen Schmatz

Hunter Engineering s new TCX57 and TCX56 tire changers feature a large tabletop with one-touch
July 6, 2015

Hunter unveils latest tabletop tire changes

Hunter Engineering Co. has introduced a new generation of TCX57 tabletop tire changers.

Tags: Hunter Engineering Co., TCX575 Tire Changer, tire changers

Chairman: more on Camso s off-the-road plans
July 3, 2015

Chairman: more on Camso's off-the-road plans

The former Camoplast Solideal Inc. has never been more focused, and its new name, Camso Ltd., reflects that.

Tags: Name change, OTR tires, Pierre Marcouiller

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USEFUL ARTICLES

Bridgestone’s Ecopia EP422 Plus is designed to give drivers an extra 20 miles per tank of
June 3, 2015

Bridgestone broadens appeal with new products, new sizes and new features  

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is offering more to its customers: more fuel efficiency, more safety, more performance.

Tags: Bridgestone Americas Inc., Bridgestone Ecopia, Bridgestone Potenza, DriveGuard

During Continental’s Gold dealer trip, Warren Murray (left) of Tower Tire in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
June 3, 2015

Continental Gold standard  

Continental Tire the Americas LLC executives recognize the important role independent tire dealers play in the sale of their tires to the consumer.

Tags: Bill Caldwell, Chris Jenkins, Continental Gold Program, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, General Tire, Incentive trip, Joe Maher, Travis Roffler

ST tires: All-steel radial construction is meeting the demand for more carrying capacity
June 2, 2015

ST tires: All-steel radial construction is meeting the demand for more carrying capacity  

Special trailer (ST) tires are bigger, heavier and increasingly available in all-steel radial construction to meet the towing demands of more powerful vehicles and larger campers.

Tags: American Kenda, Ann Neal, East Bay Tire Co., Kenda USA, Maxxis International, TBC Corp., Trailer tires

Bridgestone says its Ecopia EP422 Plus is an all-season, eco-friendly tire that improves fuel
June 2, 2015

A cloud of concerns over green tires  Cover Story

Pop quiz: list the top qualities consumers seek when purchasing a new set of tires. Is green technology anywhere on that list? Plenty of Modern Tire Dealer readers say it’s not.

Tags: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Eco tires, Going green, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Green tires, Michelin North America Inc., Nokian Tyres Inc.

If image is everything...
June 2, 2015

If image is everything...  

Twenty-five years ago, Canon U.S.A. Inc.’s famous “Image is everything” television ad debuted. The company sold a lot of Canon EOS Rebel cameras with that campaign, helped by its celebrity spokesman: long-haired, charismatic tennis player Andre Agassi.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, ChemChina, Editorial, Pirelli Tire North America

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