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May 22, 2015

Bridgestone TBR plant hits 25-year milestone

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is commemorating 25 years of operations at its commercial truck and bus radial (TBR) tire manufacturing facility in Warren County, Tenn. The plant, which produced its first tire in May 1990, now provides work for more than 1,000 people and manufactures approximately 9,000 TBR tires each day.

Tags: 25-year anniversary, Bridgestone Warren County Plant, Gary Garfield, TBR Tires, Tennessee

NASCAR drivers rolling on Goodyear tires are switching to specially branded  Support Our Troops
May 22, 2015

Goodyear supports troops with branded tires

For the sixth straight year, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., is rallying NASCAR fans to support members of the U.S. armed forces through its “Goodyear Gives Back” charitable program benefiting the Support Our Troops organization.

Tags: Goodyear Gives Back, Kris Kienzl, NASCAR, Support Our Troops

Arnott says its new aftermarket front air strut for Mercedes-Benz GL and ML is new, not
May 22, 2015

Arnott has new air strut for Mercedes-Benz

Arnott Inc. has introduced a new, not remanufactured, aftermarket front right or front left air strut for the 2007 to 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (X164 Chassis) with Airmatic and ADS plus the 2005 to 2011 ML-Class (W164 Chassis) with Airmatic and ADS (excluding the ML63).

Tags: Air struts, Arnott Inc.

Vipal says its VL130 ECO tread is the first in South America to earn North America s SmartWay
May 22, 2015

Vipal shows exclusive treads in Mexico

Vipal Rubber Corp. is exhibiting treads with exclusive designs at the Expo Proveedores in Monterrey, Mexico. The tire manufacturer says its goal at the transportation industry trade fair is to consolidate its strength in the Mexican market, especially in the northern region of the country.

Tags: Expo Proveedores, Mexico, Vipal VL130 ECO

Every truck in the Meritor ChampTruck racing series will roll on Continental Tires  HSR2 tread
May 22, 2015

Continental jumps into ChampTruck racing

The commercial vehicle tire group of Continental Tire the Americas LLC is joining the inaugural season of ChampTruck series racing in the U.S., and has been named tire sponsor of the series, North America’s competitive big-rig truck racing. As the sponsor, Continental Tire will equip every truck in the series with its tires.

Tags: ChampTruck Racing, Official Tire, Sponsorships

May 22, 2015

Mahle adds 80 part numbers

Mahle Aftermarket Inc. recently introduced 84 part numbers for various types of bearings, gaskets, piston rings, thermostats and cylinder components for a range of light vehicle and heavy-duty applications.

Tags: Mahle Aftermarket Inc.

May 22, 2015

RMA: Less than 1 in 5 consumers is 'tire smart'

The summer driving season officially has begun, but many Americans will be wasting gas and putting themselves at risk because they're driving on poorly maintained, improperly inflated tires.

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Hennessy has added tiltback tire changers to its product line. The new GTS Series offers three
May 22, 2015

Hennessy unveils tiltback tire changer

Hennessy Industries Inc.’s new Coats brand tiltback tire changers are now available in the U.S. market. The company’s new GTS Series has three tiltback models, the GTS-70, GTS-60, and GTS-50, for servicing tires from 6 to 24 inches in diameter.

Tags: Hennessy Industries Inc., tiltback tire changers

May 22, 2015

Three earn Auto Care Internship scholarships

The Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) and the Auto Care Association have selected the 2015 recipients of the Auto Care Internship Scholarship. Three students will receive scholarships of $2,500 to contribute to the costs of round-trip travel from their permanent address to the internship location, lodging, utilities and food.

Tags: Auto Care Association, Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association, Scholarships

May 22, 2015

US Motor Works marks 20 years of growth

US Motor Works LLC is celebrating its 20-year anniversary.

Tags: 20-year anniversary, Auto parts supplier, Water pump

For the second year Bridgestone has awarded prizes to worthy non-profit organizations around North
May 22, 2015

Bridgestone's 'Fuel the Cause' gives back

Abigail’s Plan, a baseball league for people with disabilities, is one step closer to reaching its fundraising goal for the construction of a rubberized field. Bridgestone Americas Inc. has crowned the non-profit organization the grand prize winner of its second Fuel the Cause neighborhood transformation contest and given Abigail's Plan $25,000.

Tags: Charitable donations, Erik Seidel, Fuel the Cause Contest

Snap-on Equipment says the high-resolution cameras on the new John Bean V2200 Imaging Wheel
May 21, 2015

Snap-on has new wheel alignment system

Snap-on Equipment says its new John Bean brand V2200 Imaging Wheel Alignment System improves a shop’s productivity and performance through high-resolution imaging technology that delivers fast, precise readings.

Tags: Snap-on Equipment, Wheel Alignment Systems

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