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.


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.

Cardone says its fall parts guide includes hard-to-find parts.
November 21, 2014

Cardone releases parts guide

Cardone Industries Inc.'s latest parts guide highlights new products and hard-to-find parts.

Tags: Cardone Industries Inc., fall parts guide

November 21, 2014

Hybrid Shop sells 38% equity interest to partner

The Hybrid Shop LLC (THS) has sold a 38% stake in its hybrid and electric vehicle conditioning business to an equity partner.

Tags: Dave Crawford, Investment, The Hybrid Shop

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

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Hankook Tire America Ltd. broke ground on its tire plant in Clarksville, Tenn.
November 10, 2014

Hankook breaks ground on new plant in Tennessee  

Tire dealers will be able to sell American-made Hankook passenger and light truck tires beginning in 2016. That is when the first phase of Hankook Tire America Corp.’s tire plant in Clarksville, Tenn., will be completed.

Tags: Clarksville, Hankook Tire America Corp., Tire plant

The Terra Grappler G2 is the second generation of the Terra Grappler introduced 13 years ago and the
November 10, 2014

Nitto adds two tires to the Grappler line  

The Terra Grappler G2 and the Exo Grappler AWT bring a tread wear warranty and severe snow service certification to the Grappler line of all-terrain tires from Nitto Tire USA Inc.

Tags: All-Terrain Tires, Exo Grappler AWT, Mud-terrain tires, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., Terra Grappler G2

Crumb rubber from recycled Timberland tires will be used in the manufacture of Timberland footwear.
November 10, 2014

Tires as a lifestyle choice  

Buying tires has never been a lifestyle purchase for the American consumer. G.S. Sareen hopes to change that.

Tags: John Soule, Omni United, Timberland

“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.

The GT Radial Adventuro AT3 is Giti Tire’s newest light truck radial offering. It features an
November 10, 2014

Expect more P-metric light truck tires for CUVs  

In our October issue, we outlined the state of the P-metric light truck tire market in plenty of detail. Executives from 13 tire manufacturers provided their insights into a market segment that, by nearly all accounts, is growing.

Tags: Atturo Tire Corp., Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Falken Tire Corp., Giti Tire USA, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Hankook Tire America Corp., Hercules Tire & Rubber Co., Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc., LT Tires, Pirelli Tire North America, P-metric tires, TBC Wholesale, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., Yokohama Tire Corp.

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