Donald B. Rice Tire Co. Inc. has promoted Steve Gray from the position of Director of Sales & Marketing to the new position of Vice President – Sales & Operations.
Tags: Donald B. Rice Tire, Steve Gray
King Tony America says repair techs can increase productivity with the new Swivel Head Quick Release ratchet from KT Pro. With a 360-degree swivel head and 5-degree ratcheting action (72 teeth), the ratchet allows work in tight spaces.
Tags: King Tony America, Shop Tools, Swivel Head Quick Release Ratchet, Wrenches
Legislation (LD 453) that prohibits a person from selling or offering for sale gasoline that contains corn-based ethanol as an additive at a level greater than 10% by volume has been signed into law by Maine Gov. Paul LePage.
Tags: E10 Gas, E15 Gas, Ethanol Gas, Ethanol Gas Ban, SAN, SEMA
Country focus United States is one of the educational sessions scheduled to take place during Autopromotec 2013, the bi-annual international automotive aftermarket trade show in Bologna, Italy, May 22-26.
Tags: Arlene Davis, Autopromotec, Micheal Barratt, Roy Littlefield, Tire Industry Association
Apollo Tyres Ltd. announced its Chennai unit in the southern part of India won the platinum (first) prize in the large-size manufacturing category of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) 2012 Quality Systems Awards.
Tags: Apollo Tyres Ltd., FICCI Quality Systems Awards, Satish Agarwal
Nexen Tire Corp. announced it will supply N’Priz tires to Mitsubishi for the Outlander Sport crossover beginning in May 2013.
Tags: Lee Hyeon-bong, Mitsubishi Outlander, N’Priz, Nexen Tire Corp.
Rush Enterprises Inc. announced that its subsidiaries have acquired certain assets of Piedmont International Trucks, a company that operates commercial truck dealerships in North Carolina.
Tags: commercial tires, fleets, Piedmont International Trucks, Rush Enterprises, Rusty Rush.
Oliver Rubber Co. has launched Regional A/P, an all-position precure retread for regional, spread axle and on/off road applications. Regional A/P is designed for single axle, tandem axle, tanker, spread/multi-axle and conventional applications.
Tags: Oliver Rubber, Philip Boarts, Regional A/P, Retread Truck Tires
T&W Tire Inc. is all in with Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT). T&W, which has 14 locations in Oklahoma and Texas, has become a "strategic dealer" of Michelin and BFGoodrich tires.
Tags: Michelin Commercial Service Network, Retreading, Steve Theissen, T&W Tire, Truck tires, Vic Koelsch
Bridgestone Americas Inc. (BSA) has broken ground for its Biorubber Process Research Center, a research and development project in Mesa, Ariz., to investigate the use of the Guayule plant as an alternative natural rubber source.
Tags: Bill Niaura, Bridgestone Biorubber Process Research Center, Guayule
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. posted $17 billion in net income from Feb. 1, 2012, to Jan. 31, 2013, its most recent fiscal year. Its income-to-sales ratio was 3.6% -- very respectable for a mass merchandiser.
Tags: B.O.B., Tire & Lube Express, Walmart financials
Maxxis International has introduced the Victra RC-1, the latest in its Victra line of ultra-high performance tires. Designed with input from racers and track day enthusiasts, the Victra RC-1 was engineered for the racers, by the racers.
Tags: John Wu, Maxxis International, Racing Tires, Victra RC-1
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