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March 6, 2015

Rancho brand kicks off 'Magic No. 6' promotion

Tenneco Inc.’s Rancho Performance Suspension and Shocks brand is offering up to a $506 Visa prepaid card with the purchase of qualifying Rancho products in its “Magic No. 6” promotion. The program runs March 1 through June 30, 2015.

Tags: consumer promotions, Rancho Performance Suspension and Shocks, Tenneco Inc.

March 6, 2015

Network names SMP its top vendor

The Automotive Distribution Network (Network) honored Standard Motor Products (SMP) with its 2014 Vendor of the Year Award at the group’s national convention in New Orleans.

Tags: Automotive Distribution Network, Standard Motor Products Inc., Vendor of Year

March 6, 2015

Industry veteran Don Dobbs dies at 76

Donald W. Dobbs, founder and chairman of Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers Inc., has died after a brief illness. He was 76.

Tags: Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers, Don Dobbs

March 6, 2015

Hercules tire earns SmartWay verification

The Ironman I-370 EcoFT open shoulder drive tire from Hercules Tires is now SmartWay verified for low rolling resistance, as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay technology program.

Tags: Hercules Ironman, SmartWay Verification, Truck tires

The Iceland Ice tire (pictured) is one of two offerings for the Iceland Tyres brand.
March 6, 2015

Iceland Tyres debuts two Nordic tires

Iceland Tyres Ltd. is creating a brand of tires focused on driving safely in rough Nordic winter conditions.

Tags: European Tires, Iceland, Iceland Tyres, Winter tires

Michelin says its tubes will fit up to 200 tire sizes for all types of agricultural, implement and
March 5, 2015

Michelin creates tubes for farm tires

Michelin North America Inc. is introducing a lineup of tire tubes for agricultural, implement and compact line equipment. Michelin Tubes, designed to fit all tires, are made of 100 percent butyl rubber in a seamless design that can prevent splitting or puncture after installation.

Tags: Farm tires, James Crouch, Michelin Tubes

March 5, 2015

Tire's Warehouse initiates new dealer program

Tire’s Warehouse Inc. (TWI) is introducing the Tire One program, a comprehensive marketing program for independent tire dealers.

Tags: Dealer program group, Ken Hsu, Tire One, Tire's Warehouse Inc.

March 5, 2015

Vipal adds office in Italy for growing market

Vipal Rubber Corp. is adding a new trade operation in Europe, this time in the town of Bologna in northern Italy, in response to its growing market in Italy.

Tags: Alessandro Campos, European tire market, Vipal Rubber Corp.

March 5, 2015

Cooper promotion rewards shoppers

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is offering consumers a Visa prepaid card worth up to $70 for purchases of qualifying tires. Cooper’s “Spring Event” consumer promotion runs through April 15, 2015.

Tags: consumer promotions, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

March 5, 2015

CTP changes name to Carlstar Group

CTP Transportation Products LLC has changed its name to the Carlstar Group LLC.

Tags: Carlstar Group LLC, CTP Transportation Products LLC

March 5, 2015

Winter tire bill lacks bite

Lawmakers in Colorado are considering tire legislation to improve traffic on Interstate 70 through the Rocky Mountains during the winter, but the proposed law wouldn't require winter tires.

Tags: Colorado, Legislation, Winter tires

March 5, 2015

ATD raises an extra $50 million

American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) has raised $855 million ­- $50 million more than originally sought – through the offering of senior subordinated notes due 2022.

Tags: American Tire Distributors, ATD financials, Senior Notes

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