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Yokohama Brings R&D to Charlotte, N.C.

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. has established a tire research and development center in North Carolina, with R&D activities scheduled to start this September -- initially in the greater Charlotte area.

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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.

“We need to improve our technical abilities in order to get more OE business,” says Yang. Kenda’s main technical center is in Yun Lin, Taiwan; it also has satellite centers in Shanghai, China, and Akron, Ohio.
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Kenda says ‘No’ to status quo

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.

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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.

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LEED v3: Bridgestone recertifies Tenn. plant

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).

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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.

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Marangoni wants to sell tire plant in Italy

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's strong ties to South Carolina are "a testament to the business-friendly climate in the state and the dedicated, productive and skilled workforce that serves as the engine behind our success,” says Michelin North America Chairman and President Pete Selleck (right, with Bruce Brackett).
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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.

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Yokohama targets HR manager first

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.

“The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is recognized as one of the finest luxury cars in the world,” said Seung Hwa Suh, vice chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire Co.
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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.

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