Now it’s General’s turn. Fresh off the launch of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport in February, Continental Tire the Americas LLC introduced three General tires to its Elite Gold dealers on their way to Cozumel, Mexico.
May 1 is the deadline for nominating someone for the Tire Industry Association (TIA) 2014-2015 TIA board of directors.
TIA board directors serve for three-year terms and may be re-elected to serve two additional, three-year terms.
Any TIA member in good standing or an official representative of an industry association may recommend candidates to the nominating committee in accordance with the TIA bylaws. Self-nominations are also welcome, says the association.
Positions on the TIA board are open to all TIA members who have been a member in good standing for two consecutive years, including manufacturers, independent tire dealers, wholesale distributors, suppliers, recyclers and retreaders.
“We invite you to nominate qualified and motivated leaders who are willing to be considered for election to the TIA board,” says TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield. “Our board members play a critical role in helping TIA strengthen the industry and serving on the TIA board is very rewarding,”
All nominations should be submitted by completing and returning the TIA board of directors nomination form to the TIA office in Bowie, Md.
Nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m. (EDT) on May 1, 2014, to be considered. To download a nomination form, visit www.tireindustry.org or contact Donna Sage at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 876-8372, ext. 102.
Vogue Tyre and Rubber Co. has hired David Long as national sales manager for its key accounts.
Gary Sass has joined Point S North America as its first network operations manager. Sass will be responsibile for continuing the synergy between the Point S entities in the U.S. and Canada, and working to expand the company's network, partnerships and brand in North America.
Wegmann automotive USA Inc. is moving into a larger distribution facility to serve its West Coast customers. The company says the location in Phoenix will help improve fill rates and delivery services.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. is replacing the Firestone FR710 with the Firestone All Season tire, a product the company says covers more than 70% of the cars, minivans and crossovers on the road today.
Bass fishing fans have a chance to win a VIP fishing trip from the General brand of Continental Tire the Americas LLC to fish with Team GT pro anglers Skeet Reese and Edwin Evers.
American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd.’s Kenda brand is the new tire sponsor of Vore Adrenaline Compound, an off-road driving experience based in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Service Line Inc.’s Renegade TMB 4000 manual parts washer for general repair cleaning is designed to be a practical alternative to washing parts with solvents.
The tire pressure monitor system (TPMS) monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors.
The new General Altimax Arctic 12 studdable winter tire from Continental Tire the Americas LLC targets the passenger car, minivan, crossover and compact sport utility vehicle markets. The new tire also completes the General brand’s winter tire lineup.
The Robinair AC1234-6 was the first commercially available fully automatic R1234YF machine to meet the SAE’s requirement for recovering, recycling and recharging vehicle A/C systems with the new refrigerant, according to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.
Tire Factory Inc. members have rebranded the vast majority of their 206 stores to the Point S banner at a breakneck pace. And leaders of the Oregon-based cooperative are unveiling new programs with two big hopes: the momentum of current members continues, and more independent tire dealers join their network.
In a survey of nearly 30,000 consumers, one tire brand was the clear winner.
On the surface, the tire industry appears to be relatively stable. As Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Chairman, CEO and President Rich Kramer likes to say, “We’re in an industry that’s over 100 years old selling essentially the same product, the inflatable tire.”