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Yokohama says this newly built 658,000-square-foot warehouse in Chino, Calif., will be the
July 23, 2014

Yokohama is expanding in California

Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) plans to move its western distribution operations to a larger, newly constructed warehouse in Chino, Calif. by the end of 2014. The new facility is about 22 miles from the current warehouse in Fullerton, Calif.

Tags: Distribution centers, Tom Masuguchi, Yokohama Tire Corp.

July 23, 2014

June HD orders up, MD orders down

According to Americas Commercial Trucking (ACT) Research, Class 8 orders in June 2014 surprised on the high side after a solid May with total net orders of 26,729 units. Classes 5-7 net orders declined for the second consecutive month, coming in at 15,055 units.

Tags: ACT Research, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Jim Meil, Medium-Duty Trucks

Carlos Checa aboard his Yamaha during the 2013 Suzuka 8 Hours.
July 23, 2014

Yamaha ready for Suzuka 8 Hours

The Yamaha France GMT94 Michelin Yamalube Team and Monster Energy Yamaha Austria Racing - YART prepare for the 37th “Coca-Cola Zero” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race held from the 24th to the 27th of July.

Tags: FIM Endurance World Championship, Monster Energy Yamaha Austria Racing - YART, Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race, Yamaha France GMT94 Michelin Yamalube Team

Steve Vandegrift (right) of Alliance Tire presents a $500 donation for Marshall County 4-H to Rob
July 23, 2014

Alliance Tire Americas supports 4H at tractor pull

Alliance Tire Americas Inc. presented the Marshall County 4-H with a $500 check July 19, 2014 at the Lions Super Pull of the South tractor pull event in Chapel Hill, Tenn. Local pull fans helped increase Alliance’s donation by playing the company’s Spin and Win game at the event.

Tags: Alliance Tire Americas Inc., Bruce Besancon, Sponsorships

A custom-built 1971 Chevrolet Camaro RS  G-Machine  is the grand prize in the Raybestos brakes brand
July 23, 2014

Brake Parts announces Camaro sweepstakes

Brake Parts Inc. LLC (BPI) has announced the launch of its Raybestos brand’s Camaro sweepstakes promotion, which will run through Sept. 15, 2014.

Tags: Brake Parts Inc., Promotions, Raybestos brakes

Tires are a critical component in winning the 8 Tai at Suzuka.
July 23, 2014

Bridgestone supports star cast at Suzuka 8 Hours

Bridgestone will support some of the biggest names in motorcycle road racing as the world’s largest tire manufacturer looks to extend its record winning streak at the Suzuka 8 Hours to nine consecutive victories.

Tags: 8 Tai, Bridgestone, FIM Endurance World Championship, Suzuka 8 Hours, Suzuka Circuit

July 23, 2014

Chinese import facts, per the ITC and USW

Why did the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) determine, in its own words, "there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value"?

Tags: Chinese tire imports, ITC, Leo Gerard, USW

First Parts Plus store opens in Puerto Rico
July 23, 2014

First Parts Plus store opens in Puerto Rico

UniPiezas Alfredo Auto Parts Inc. commemorated the opening of the first Parts Plus-branded store in Puerto Rico with an open-house event and vintage car show that attracted more than 1,000 attendees and local TV coverage, according to Mike Lambert, president of the Automotive Distribution Network.

Tags: Automotive Distribution Network, Mike Lambert, Parts Plus, Tony Rivera, UniPiezas Alfredo

Mark Chung has joined Cooper to lead business development and strategy in the Americas.
July 23, 2014

Cooper adds to executive team

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has appointed Mark Chung vice president, strategy and business development for the Americas. He reports to Chris Ostrander, Cooper’s president, Americas operations.

Tags: Chris Ostrander, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Executive appointments, Mark Chung

July 23, 2014

Get educated at TIA Global Tire Expo sessions

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the educational sessions for the Global Tire Expo - Powered by TIA at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show Nov. 4-7, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Tags: Global Tire Expo, Kevin Rohlwing, Matt White, Sean MacKinnon, SEMA, TIA, TIA Educational Sessions

July 23, 2014

ITC says Chinese imports may be harmful

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined that consumer tire imports from China may or may soon be "materially" injuring the domestic tire industry.

Tags: Chinese tire imports, Department of Commerce, ITC, Tire tariffs, USW

Vipal s Feira de Santana factory incorporates environmentally friendly practices such as rainwater
July 22, 2014

Vipal hosts international retreaders in Brazil

Vipal Rubber Corp. announced that it recently hosted retreading companies, including White's Tire Service Inc., Wilson, N.C., from eight countries in Latin America, North America and Europe, to see its factory in Feira de Santana in Bahia, Brazil. White’s Tire Service is number 44 on the 2014 MTD Top 100 Retreaders in the U.S. list.

Tags: Retread Tires, Vipal Rubber Corp., White’s Tire Service Inc.

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