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Rovince Tire says its revenues grew 32% in 2014, and that the company is adding tires to its
February 26, 2015

Rovince experiences growth in first 5 years

Rovince Tire in Los Angeles is completing its fifth successful year in recording growth in both revenues and market share.

Tags: Commercial tires, Devaka Cooray

Titan reports drop in sales and profits
February 26, 2015

Titan reports drop in sales and profits

Titan International Inc. reported sales for its fourth quarter 2014 were $383.3 million compared to $494.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. The company experienced a $65.9 million net loss in income from operations, compared to a gain of $0.6 million last year.

Tags: Financials, Titan financials, Titan International Inc.

February 26, 2015

Tire aging: Manufacturers are greedy, says writer

Here we go again, another yahoo talking about tire aging. But this "yahoo" is Ray Magliozzi, who writes the answers to the syndicated column "Dear Car Talk."

Tags: B.O.B., 'Car Talk', Tire aging

February 26, 2015

BKT names new U.S. president

Balkrishna Industires Ltd. (BKT) is naming a new president for BKT Tires USA Inc. following the resignation of Carl Casalbore.

Tags: Carl Casalbore, Minoo Mehta

Bartec s latest software update adds the TIA TPMS relearn chart.
February 26, 2015

Bartec adds TIA relearn chart to TPMS tools

Bartec USA LLC has added the Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) TPMS relearn chart to its TPMS tools.

Tags: Bartec USA LLC, TIA TPMS Relearn Chart, Tire Industry Association

February 26, 2015

Here's your chance to make it 'Your Marketplace'

About one-third of passenger tire dealers responding to Modern Tire Dealer's exclusive "Your Marketplace" survey say they believe business will improve over the next six months, while truck tire dealers are a bit more optimistic -- 43% are expecting an uptick in business.

Tags: MTD National Advisory Council, Nick Mitchell

February 26, 2015

SEMA hall-of-famer Raymond Bleiweis dies at 90

Raymond Bleiweis, an early member of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and 2008 inductee to its hall of fame, died Feb. 23, 2015, in Los Angeles. He was 90.

Tags: Obituary, Raymond Bleiweis, SEMA Hall of Fame

February 25, 2015

New Jersey may ban lead wheel weights

New Jersey has proposed a ban on lead and mercury wheel balance weights for all vehicles within the state, including passenger and commercial vehicles. If passed, New Jersey would become the eighth state to enact a ban on lead wheel balance weights.

Tags: Gregory Parker, Lead wheel weights, Wegmann automotive USA Inc.

February 25, 2015

Goodyear settles bribery charges for $16.2 million

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has agreed to pay more than $16.2 million to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that two of the global tire maker’s subsidiaries in Africa bribed employees of government and private companies, as well as police, tax and other officials, to secure tire sales.

Tags: Africa, Bribes, Securities and Exchange Commission

Nokian s WR C3 features sipes that move and even pump water out of the road surface, giving delivery
February 25, 2015

Nokian adds a winter tire for delivery vehicles

Nokian Tyres plc is tackling the extremes of winter for delivery vehicles and vans with the precise winter grip of the Nokian WR C3. Designed for both the urban streets and country roads of central Europe, the WR C3 offers passenger car-like driving comfort and low rolling resistance.

Tags: European Tires, Nokian WR C3, Winter tires

The new RS4 supplementary tripod jack stand from Rotary Lift enables technicians to stabilize
February 25, 2015

Rotary Lift has new light-duty jack stand

Rotary Lift has introduced a lightweight jack stand designed to stabilize vehicles loaded on two-post surface and inground lifts. The new RS4 supplementary tripod jack stand has 4,000 pounds of capacity and can be raised to a maximum height of seven feet to reach nearly any raised vehicle.

Tags: jack stands, Rotary Lift

Kannan Prabhakar, managing director of Apollo Tyres Hungary, says the factory will hire its
February 25, 2015

Apollo is recruiting employees for Hungary

Apollo Tyres Ltd. is recruiting employees to work in Hungary at its soon-to-be-built Greenfield facility at Gyöngyöshalász. In the first round, 100 technicians and fresh graduate engineers will be appointed.

Tags: Hiring, Hungary, Kannan Prabhakar

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