When John Davis opened his tire store on July 1, 2010, he knew there was a gap in the Chicagoland tire and trailer service market. Davis, who goes by JD, set out to fill it.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. will spend $12 million to expand production at its Bloomington, Ill., off-the-road tire plant. The expansion means for the first time the company's 29-, 33- and 35-inch OTR tires will be made outside of Japan.
By November 2018 Michelin Group hopes to complete the acquisition of Camso Inc. and begin its quest to gain market share in the off-the-road tire market.
Ceat Specialty Tires Ltd. has added the Farmax R65 ag radial tire to its North American product lineup.
The new Sumitomo ST719 all position tire for metro and regional applications is designed to offer greater wear, stone-ejecting performance and improved retreadability than its predecessors.
Ken-Tool Corp. has unveiled the Pilot Sleeve line of wheel centering sleeves for steel or aluminum commercial truck steer wheels, drive wheels and inside/outside dual wheels which use two-piece flange nuts.
In the last three years the economy has dealt Northwest Tire Inc. a pretty tough hand. Oil prices fell. The Canadian exchange rate tumbled, and farm commodity prices dropped. Yet the 41-year-old tire dealership is thriving, expanding its footprint with new stores and adding locations in existing markets
Alliance Tire Americas Inc. has named two new regional vice presidents of aftermarket sales.
Continental AG has named a new leader of its global commercial tire business unit. Christian Koetz takes over for Andreas Esser.
Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is bringing the Giti brand to North America with a full lineup of commercial truck tires.
Titan International Inc. is continuing its support of regional Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters with tire auctions and field demonstrations at four farm shows this year.
Maxam Tire North America Inc. is adding to its lineup of off-the-road tire products. The MS913 features an E3/L3 rock lug pattern and a heavy duty under tread for improved puncture resistance and sidewall protection.
On July 1, 2018, the Retreading Systems Division of Marangoni SpA will upwardly adjust the sales price for rubber materials used to retread tires in all countries of the European Area. "This increase will reflect that of the raw materials used by this sector but should also be seen in the context of the current conditions of the whole TBR tire replacement market." said the company.