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October 29, 2014

Goodyear's 3Q numbers in N.A. vary

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s third-quarter sales in North America decreased 6% compared to the previous year. The nearly $2.1 billion total represented 44.1% of the company's total net sales.

Tags: Goodyear financials

October 29, 2014

Two 'black' quarters in a row for Goodyear

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $161 million on net sales of $4.6 billion for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014. That compares to income of $166 million on sales of $5 billion for the same period last year.

Tags: Goodyear financials, OE tires, Rich Kramer, Tire tariffs

SEMA Show visitors will be able to experience Toyo products in the unique and relaxing atmosphere of
October 28, 2014

Toyo to have major presence at SEMA Show

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. will showcase its products in three areas at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas.

Tags: 2014 SEMA Show, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., Toyo Tires Treadpass

October 28, 2014

ASA to showcase TireMaster at SEMA Show

ASA Automotive Systems will demonstrate the latest release of its TireMaster software systems for retail, wholesale and commercial tire dealers in booth #40013 in the Global Tire Expo section of the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas.

Tags: 2014 SEMA Show, ASA Automotive Systems, TireMaster software

Chicago Pneumatic says its new range of cordless tools runs twice as long as conventional products.
October 28, 2014

Chicago Pneumatic will unveil new cordless tools

Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. will unveil new cordless tools and pneumatic impact wrenches at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show (booth # 10102) Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas. The company will also preview workshop equipment that will be available in 2015.

Tags: 2014 SEMA, Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., Cordless Pneumatic Tools

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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.

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

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