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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.

CEO and President Patrick Sandone recently hosted an open house for Net Driven s new headquarters in
July 22, 2014

Tire dealers give advice on social media

So much went on at the inaugural meeting of the Automotive Dealer Council that we needed a second Web item to cover it all!

Tags: Automotive Dealer Council, Frisby Tire Co., Social media, Tire Industry Association

July 22, 2014

Federal-Mogul announces leadership changes

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., named new executives to head two global business units and announced several other leadership changes in its regional operations.

Tags: Daniel Ninivaggi, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Keith Power, Martin Hendricks

Massa Tsuda, driving the Falken-liveried Rock Crawler, would take second in the Pro Modified Class.
July 22, 2014

Falken Tire sweeps unlimited class at W.E. Rock West

Falken Tire, manufacturer of high performance on- and off-road tires, swept the Unlimited Class at the W.E. Rock Western Series competition with Matt Messer in first; Justin Hall second; and Olivia Messer in third. In addition, Massa Tsuda, driving the Falken-liveried Rock Crawler, took second in the Pro Modified Class.

Tags: Falken Tire, Falken WildPeak M/T, World Extreme Rock Crawling Championship

The new 10,000-square-foot Belle Tire facility in Flint, Mich., houses eight service bays --
July 22, 2014

Belle Tire continues its aggressive renovation

Same city, better location. Belle Tire Distributors Inc. has successfully moved its Austins Parkway store to 4545 Miller Road in Flint, Mich.

Tags: Belle Tire, Jeff Kruse, MTD 100, Wayne Shotwell

July 22, 2014

Centric Parts has new brake kits for BMW

Centric Parts, a North American manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems, has introduced front and rear axle StopTech Big Brake kits for the 2007-2013 BMW 128i (E82).

Tags: Centric Parts, StopTech big Brake Kits

July 22, 2014

Yokohama supplies Mercedes-Benz again

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. will supply original equipment tires to Daimler AG for the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class compact SUV.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, OE tires, Run-flat tires, Yokohama C.drive

Charlotte White, 76, of Akron, Ohio, provided the winning submission for Goodyear s Name the Blimp
July 22, 2014

New Goodyear airship named ‘Wingfoot One’

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced that Wingfoot One is the name of the company’s newest airship, a semi-rigid, Zeppelin model LZ N07-101 assembled at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake airship hangar and unveiled in March, 2014.

Tags: Charlotte White, Goodyear Blimp, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Paul Fitzhenry, Wingfoot One

New Giti Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Armand Allaire (right) poses with race car
July 22, 2014

Giti restructures its management team

Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. has reorganized its senior management team. Two top executives changed positions; another joined the company.

Tags: Armand Allaire, Enki Tan, Patrick Gunn, Reorganization, Tire plant, Tom McNamara

July 21, 2014

Chris Forsberg grabs his 5th podium of the Formula Drift season

For the 5th time this season Hankook Tire driver Chris Forsberg was on the winner’s podium this past weekend at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington having secured a third place finish at Formula Drift Round 5: Throwdown. Forsberg’s third place finish marks his fifth consecutive podium appearance of the season.

Tags: Evergreen Speedway, Formula Drift, Hankook Tire, Hankook Ventus R-S3

Red Kap Performance Shop pants feature Reinforced Double Knees that bend and flex easily while
July 21, 2014

Performance Plus featured in workwear video

VF Imagewear, makers of Red Kap brand work clothes, has released a YouTube video featuring Performance Plus Tires, Long Beach, Calif., to promote its newly launched work pants and shorts designed specifically for tire and automotive technicians, Performance Shop Pants and Shorts.

Tags: Performance Plus Tires, Performance Shop Pants and Shorts, Red Kap, VF Imagewear, work clothes

The host even showcased a vehicle of its own at the Net Driven car show, one of the events held
July 21, 2014

Net Driven hosts Automotive Dealer Council

The inaugural meeting of the Automotive Dealer Council was held at Net Driven's new headquarters in Scranton, Pa., on July 17, 2014.

Tags: 20 Groups, Automotive Dealer Council, Barry Steinberg, Direct Tire, Internet marketing, Tire Industry Association, Tire Rack, Under-car service

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