The recent decision of Michelin Americas Small Tires (MAST) to virtually close its operations in Akron, Ohio, by August of next year is only the latest — but not the last — chapter in an exodus that began after World War II.
When tire companies say they are going to take a "wait-and-see" approach to the tariff situation, they generally mean one of two things.
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.
The moment was brief yet poignant. Seung Hwa Suh, vice chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., was finishing up his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for Hankook's tire plant in Clarksville, Tenn.
To Jimmy Yang, vice-chairman of Kenda Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd., status quo is unacceptable. The 52-year-old company was already one of the largest producers of specialty tires in the world when it began manufacturing passenger tires in 2001.
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.
Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s Warren County, Tenn., truck tire manufacturing plant has earned LEED v3 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) recertification at the Silver level by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
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.
The Marangoni Group is serious about selling its consumer tire manufacturing plant in Anagni, Italy. It has hired PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) to help with the sale.
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.
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi LLC, a manufacturing subsidiary of Yokohama Tire Corp., has announced the hiring of its first employee, Human Resources Manager Melissa Orman.
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.
Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. reports it is strengthening its activities to preserve biological diversity at its five plants in Japan.