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March 23, 2015

Linglong hires Hagan away from Kumho

Less than two years after joining Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. as national sales vice president, John Hagan has joined Linglong Americas Inc. as chief operating officer. He will be based out of Medina, Ohio.

Tags: Hirings, John Hagan, Tire plants

October 9, 2014

Hankook breaks ground for U.S. plant

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new United States plant based in Clarksville, Tenn. The Tennessee plant is Hankook Tire’s eighth global production base and its first U.S.-based facility.

Tags: Groundbreaking, Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Tire plants

June 16, 2014

Yokohama and the USW agree on a 4-year deal

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia LLC, a Yokohama Tire Corp. subsdiary, has signed a new four-year contract with United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1023, according to Tetsuro “Tex” Murakami, the subsidiary's president.

Tags: Plant capacity, Salem, Tex Murakami, Tire plants, USW

December 12, 2013

Michelin's OTR plant will soon make tires

Michelin North America Inc. marked the opening of its newest manufacturing facility in South Carolina on Dec. 12, 2013. Michelin executives and employees were joined by dozens of dignitaries from across the state to celebrate the milestone: Just 17 months after breaking ground, the Anderson County earthmover tire manufacturing facility can build tires.

Tags: Lexington, OTR tires, Pete Selleck, S.C., Tire plants

October 17, 2013

Hankook pushes for OE

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has been very aggressive in securing original equipment fitments in recent years, and held a major press conference Sept. 2, 2013, in Seoul, South Korea, to announce its latest fitments.

Tags: Airless Tires, Concept tires, Hankook, Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Hyum Bum CHo, OE tires, Seung Hwa Suh, Tire plants

July 17, 2009

Goodyear will shut down Philippines tire plant

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will close its tire plant in the Philippines as part of a strategy "to address uncompetitive manufacturing capacity globally," according to the company.

Tags: Philippines, Plant closures, Tire plants

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