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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

MTD Facts Issue: Size popularity contest

What tire sizes should you keep in inventory? That is a question every tire dealer asks himself or herself regularly.

Tags: Facts Issue, OE tires, RMA, Tire sizes

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

January 21, 2014

MTD Facts Issue: Does a retread cost too much?

Last year was a good one for truck tire retreading. There was not only an uptick in the number of retreaded truck tires, but also an increase in the average price per retread.

Tags: Facts Issue, retreading, Tire pricing, Truck tires

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

May 7, 2013

Tennessee gives Bridgestone plenty of green

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC received a rebate worth more than $350,000 for the green initiatives implemented at its La Vergne, Tenn., tire manufacturing plant.

Tags: Facts Issue, Green, La Vergne, Plant capacity, Tenn.

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 24, 2013

MTD Facts Issue: changes in oil changes

The days of the traditional "oil, lube and filter" are gone. There are a number of reasons for this.

Tags: Facts Issue, Oil change, retreading, Tire shipments

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

January 22, 2013

MTD Facts Issue: flat tire shipments in '12

The best word to describe overall tire shipments in the United States in 2013 compared to 2012 is "flat." So says the 2013 Modern Tire Dealer Facts Issue.

Tags: Facts Issue, RMA, Tire shipments

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

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