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October 23, 2014

What does the U.S. have against Double Coin?

Wow. The United States Department of Commerce (DOC) wants to come down hard on Double Coin Holdings Ltd. and its domestic marketing arm, China Manufacturers Association LLC.

Tags: B.O.B., Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Tire tariffs

October 23, 2014

Monro has record results; enters Georgia market

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. posted net income of $16.3 million on net sales of $221.3 million for its second quarter ended Sept. 27, 2014. That compares to income of $13.6 million on sales of $205.3 million for the same period last year. The company also announced the acquisition of nine stores in the Atlanta, Ga., area.

Tags: acquisitions, John Van Heel, Monro Muffler Brake financials

October 23, 2014

Nashville retreader has new website

Tire Recappers of Nashville Inc. has redesigned its website to provide easier navigation through its inventory of retread tires.

Tags: Tire Recappers of Nashville Inc., websites

October 23, 2014

Griffin Brothers opens 10th location

Griffin Brothers Companies has opened its 10th Griffin Brothers Tires, Wheels and Auto Repair store. The new outlet is located in Matthews, N.C.

Tags: Griffin Brothers, new stores

The course layout of the Sepang International Circuit.
October 23, 2014

Yamaha prepares to wrap up triple-header in Sepang

After a superb race at Phillip Island where Yamaha filled the podium, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP heads to Malaysia for another heated battle at the Sepang International Circuit for the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Tags: Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP, Sepang International Circuit

October 23, 2014

Michelin says sales are down, volume is up

Groupe Michelin posted net sales of 14.5 billion euros for the first nine months ended Sept. 30, 2014. That was a 4.7% decrease compared to the first nine months of 2013.

Tags: Michelin financials, Raw material costs, Specialty tires

Michelin has added a hard surface tread pattern and an all-terrain tread pattern to its Tweel
October 22, 2014

Michelin adds two Tweel skid steer tires

The Michelin Group has added two tread patterns to its Tweel airless radial tire. The new all-terrain design has a deep, open tread for off-road applications and the hard surface design has greater wear life on pavement and asphalt.

Tags: airless skid steer tire, The Michelin Group, Tweel

October 22, 2014

MAM to preview software at AAPEX and SEMA

MAM Software Inc. will preview new business management software features and applications at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Nov. 4-6 and the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas.

Tags: 2014 AAPEX, 2014 SEMA Show, MAM Software Inc.

Government officials, guests and management attended a ceremony to mark the start of construction of
October 22, 2014

Federal breaks ground for plant in Taiwan

Federal Corp. has broken ground for a $300 million tire plant in Taoyuan Industrial Park in Taiwan.

Tags: Federal Corp., New Plants

In addition to Cooper’s premium 65,000-mile limited tread wear protection warranty, the
October 22, 2014

Cooper introduces the Discoverer SRX

The new Cooper Discoverer SRX is designed to provide dependable all-season highway traction, superior handling, and a quiet, comfortable ride for a wide range of CUVs and SUVs.

Tags: Cooper Discoverer

October 22, 2014

Goodyear to test self-inflating tires on fleets

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will begin testing its self-inflating tire system called Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) on U.S. trucking fleets in the next few months.

Tags: Goodyear Air Maintenance Technology, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Tire technology

October 22, 2014

Cooper is testing tires made with guayule

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule-related materials. Tests suggest the product’s performance is at least equal to tires made of components derived from the Hevea rubber plant.

Tags: Biomass Research and Development Initiative, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., guayule

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