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LATEST NEWS

April 16, 2014

Latin American tire expo announces speakers

Exhibit space is sold out for the 2014 Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo July 23-25 at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City, Republic of Panama. Organizers announced speakers for the event, which is expected to draw 3,500 visitors from 40 countries.

Tags: Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, Panama

Trelleborg says its Interfit service network will accelerate growth opportunities for dealers who
April 16, 2014

Trelleborg launches Interfit dealer network in U.S.

The Trelleborg Wheel Systems unit of Trelleborg Group has launched its Interfit service network in the U.S., bringing marketing, commercial and technical support as well as a rewards program to industrial tire dealers.

Tags: forklift tires, industrial tires, Interfit dealer network, James Pick, Trelleborg Wheel Systems

April 15, 2014

Nexen Tire partners with four baseball teams

Nexen Tire Americas Inc. says it is dramatically stepping up its marketing efforts in the U.S. by entering into new official partnerships with the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels.

Tags: Lee Jang-hwan, Nexen Tire Americas Inc., Sports Marketing

John Boynton joined Bridgestone in 1998 as a Fleet Sales Representative, and was promoted to
April 15, 2014

Boynton leads Bridgestone Commercial Solutions

The Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS) division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC (BATO) announced that John Boynton, currently vice president, Sales, BCS, has been promoted to the position of president, BCS.

Tags: BATO, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, John Boynton

April 15, 2014

Goodyear hit multiple milestones, Kramer says

At its annual shareholders meeting, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Kramer reported the company achieved many milestones in 2013, a year that was unlike any other in its 115-year history.

Tags: Financials, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Richard Kramer, Shareholders meeting

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USEFUL ARTICLES

Final words on tire aging
April 15, 2014

Final words on tire aging  

This is absolutely the last editorial I will write on tire aging. Not counting this one, I have written four since 2002.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Tire aging

The WS80 is available in 48 sizes in 15-inch to 18-inch rim diameters, 35 to 70 series, and speed
March 28, 2014

Winter control: Bridgestone advances ‘Blizzak advantage’  

Bridgestone Americas Inc. says the water dispersal ability of its new Blizzak WS80 winter tire for passenger cars and minivans is superior to its predecessor. It helps the tire create more grip on ice and snow. Dealers can begin placing orders this month for the WS80, which will officially launch in July 2014.

Tags: Ann Neal, Bridgestone Americas Inc., Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Bridgestone Blizzak, Snow tires, Winter Tires

Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer says evidence of a rebounding economy includes an increase
March 28, 2014

Goodyear says: Get ready for the millennials!  

Richard Kramer, chairman and CEO of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., told attendees at the 2014 Goodyear Dealer Conference in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 29 to Feb. 1 that new car sales grew in 2013. That is a very positive sign for the replacement business to come.

Tags: Bob Bissler, Dealer meetings, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Millennials, Richard Kramer

“We are still shipping far too many tires from overseas to the U.S. and the Americas,”
March 28, 2014

Continental is ahead of schedule  

When Continental announced it was going to build a consumer tire plant in Sumter, S.C., Continental and General tire dealers couldn’t wait for the facility to be up and running. That was in 2011, when the company’s fill rates were, by all accounts, too low.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Jochen Etzel, Tire plant

Jim Degenhardt, owner of Degenhardt Tire in West Salem, Wis., won a 2014 Ford Focus from Cooper
March 28, 2014

K&M Tire wants to fill in its southern territories in 2014  

K&M Tire Inc. added warehouses, expanded commercial and farm tire offerings, grew the Mr. Tire and Big 3 Tire marketing programs, and improved its Web-based tire ordering system in 2013.

Tags: Ann Neal, Hankook Tire America Corp., Jennifer Benham, Jim Degenhardt, K&M Tire Inc., Nate Benham

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