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Michelin adds SmartWay-verified Multi Energy T to X One line

Michelin adds SmartWay-verified Multi Energy T to X One line

Michelin has unveiled a SmartWay-verified wide-base single trailer tire for regional operations with a new casing design to reduce irregular wear. The company says the new Michelin X One Multi Energy T delivers a significant reduction in irregular wear and outstanding fuel economy while allowing fleets to carry more than 700 pounds of additional freight versus dual applications. Read more.

Centric Parts doubles space for brake caliper remanufacturing

Centric Parts doubles space for brake caliper remanufacturing

Centric Parts has doubled its brake caliper remanufacturing operations. The company expanded operations from 80,000 to 160,000 square feet of floor space at its Carson, Calif., facility. “We made this move in response to a huge increase in demand from our customers,” says Dan Mendez, caliper operations manager. Read more.

Third generation to lead retail operations at Belle Tire

Third generation to lead retail operations at Belle Tire

Belle Tire has named Don Barnes III president of retail operations. He is the third generation of Barnes’ beginning with his grandfather, Don Barnes Sr. and, most recently, his father, Don Barnes Jr. The family purchased a portion of the business in the 1960s and by the early 1980s were the sole owners. The company now operates more than 90 locations in Michigan and Ohio. Read more.

Falken will share new consumer strategy at SEMA

Falken will share new consumer strategy at SEMA

This artist's rendering shows the redesigned display where Falken will present its new consumer strategy, expanded tire portfolio and retail collateral to dealers at the 2014 SEMA Show. “Our goal is to be the go-to brand for value-focused tire buyers who don’t want to sacrifice performance for price,” says Rick Brennan, executive director of marketing. Read more.

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