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Brad Hughes has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer at Cooper.
January 30, 2015

Cooper announces leadership changes

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Brad Hughes to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief operating officer and Phil Kortokrax as vice president of its North America tire operations. Both appointments are effective immediately.

Tags: Brad Hughes, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., executive appointments, Phil Kortokrax

January 30, 2015

Brake Parts completes acquisition early

Brake Parts Inc. LLC (BPI) finalized its purchase of the assets of OE Quality Friction Inc. (OEQF) ahead of schedule on Jan. 28, 2015, according to David Overbeeke, CEO and president of BPI.

Tags: Acquisitions, Brake systems, David Overbeeke

January 30, 2015

Tire & Retread Expo in New Orleans is 70% full

The North American Tire & Retread Expo, set for April 15-17, 2015, in New Orleans, La., is more than 70% reserved with top industry leaders.

Tags: Commercial tires, North American Tire & Retread Expo, Retread truck tires

January 30, 2015

Goodyear recalls 48,512 Fortera HL tires

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Fortera HL P255/65R18 109S tires manufactured Nov. 30, 2014, to Jan. 10, 2015.

Tags: Goodyear Fortera, NHTSA, OE tires, Tire recall

To attract millennials, Goodyear and its dealers  have to make the tire-buying process easier,  said
January 29, 2015

Goodyear's 5 most dramatic goals in 2015

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has set some very aggressive goals for itself -- and its dealers -- in 2015. The company shared them with the record 2,140 people attending the recent Goodyear dealer conference in Grapevine, Texas.

Tags: B.O.B., Dealer meeting, Online tire sales, Rich Kramer

January 29, 2015

Monro acquires 9 Gold Coast stores in Florida

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has acquired the nine locations of Gold Coast Tire & Auto Centers in South Florida and rebranded them as Tire Choice and Total Car Care.

Tags: Acquisitions, Gold Coast Tire & Auto Centers, Josh Oretsky, Kim Rudd, Monro financials

January 29, 2015

Mahle will debut A/C units at tradeshow

Mahle Service Solutions, a division of Mahle Aftermarket Inc., will unveil interactive touch-screen displays and new A/C units for processing R1234yf and R134a refrigerants at the 2015 MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society) Training Event and Trade Show Feb. 5-7 in Orlando, Fla.

Tags: A/C Systems, Mahle Service Solutions

Reed Jacobs will oversee product warranty and field testing in the U.S. for Trelleborg.
January 29, 2015

Trelleborg names U.S. field engineer

Trelleborg Wheel Systems has named Reed Jacobs as field engineer for Trelleborg Agricultural and Forestry Tires for North America.

January 29, 2015

Goodyear will sell tires at goodyear.com

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is teaming up with its retailers and wholesale distributors to make it possible for consumers to buy tires online at Goodyear.com.

Tags: Andy Traicoff, Dealer meeting, Mike Dauberman, Online tire sales

January 29, 2015

Anti-dumping duties go into effect

The anti-dumping duties set on Chinese passenger and light truck tire imports by the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) are effective Jan. 27, 2015, according to a notice published in the Jan. 27 edition of the Federal Register.

Tags: Chinese imports, DOC, Tire tariffs


January 29, 2015

CEO of McCarthy Tire dies

The CEO of McCarthy Tire Service Co., the sixth largest commercial tire dealer in the U.S., died Jan. 27. John D. "Jack" McCarthy was 79.

Tags: John McCarthy Sr., McCarthy Tire Service, Obituary

To clearly indicate the level of copper in its QuietCast Brake Pads, Bosch rolled out updated
January 29, 2015

Bosch pads are copper-free ahead of requirement

Robert Bosch LLC is offering copper-free material in its premium-grade QuietCast as well as its other lines of braking products ahead of the 2025 copper-free requirement of several states.

Tags: Low Copper Compliant Brake Pads, Robert Bosch LLC

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