Tag: Facts Issue

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March 20, 2014

Michelin is reducing tire production in Canada

Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. has begun reducing the production of passenger and light truck tires at its Pictou County plant in Nova Scotia. The reduction will continue through June 30, 2015.

Tags: Canada, Facts Issue, Plant capacity, Plants

January 27, 2014

MTD Facts Issue: tire dealers vs. car dealers

More consumer tires are sold through the independent tire dealer distribution channel than any other, by far. However, it is not the fastest growing channel.

Tags: Auto dealerships, Distribution channels, Facts Issue


January 22, 2014

Firestone ag plant reaches Silver Level

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC has been awarded the 2013 Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence (IRPE) Silver Award for its farm tire operation in Des Moines, Iowa.

Tags: Awards, Des Moines, Facts Issue, Farm Tires, Ken Allen, Plant capacity

October 3, 2013

Michelin reacts to drop in demand for BFG tires

Michelin North America Inc. is in the process of reducing production of BFGoodrich consumer tires in the United States. The reason is a drop in demand.

Tags: Facts Issue, Fort Wayne, Labor agreement, Plant capacity, Plants, Tuscaloosa, USW

January 25, 2013

MTD Facts Issue: sizes that matter

What consumer tire sizes should you stock in 2013? The 2013 Modern Tire Dealer Facts Issue has the answer for you.

Tags: Facts Issue, LT Tires, RMA, Tire sizes

January 23, 2013

MTD Facts Issue: retreading market share

More truck tires in the United States are retreaded using the Bandag precure system than any other. The Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Group oversees Bandag retreading.

Tags: Facts Issue, Market share, Retreading

November 19, 2012

Cooper plant receives more certifications

The energy management system at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s manufacturing facility in Texarkana, Ark., was recently certified "as meeting requirements of both ISO 50001:2011 and ANSI/MSE 50021:2012.

Tags: Facts Issue, Green, Plant capacity, Plants

July 12, 2012

Bridgestone ups truck tire ante in Poland

Bridgestone Corp. is investing approximately $157.8 million to increase truck and bus tire capacity at its Stargard, Poland, tire plant.

Tags: Europe, Facts Issue, Plant capacity, Truck tires

May 24, 2012

Which tire brand is the 15th most popular?

Of all the replacement consumer tire brands sold in the United States -- more than 150 at last count -- which is the 15th most popular?

Tags: Facts Issue, Market share, UHP Tires

January 17, 2012

2011 was a great year for retreading. Still...

The demand for truck tire casings in 2011 was greater than supply. Still, retreaders produced 7% more truck tire retreads in 2011 than they did in 2010.

Tags: Facts Issue, Retreading, Truck tires

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