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Jung

Kumho Names Jung Global CEO and President

Il Taik Jung is the new CEO and president of Kumho Tire, the parent company of Kumho Tire USA Inc. Jung has held previous leadership positions at Kumho, including vice president of the tire manufacturer's research and development division.


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Countryside Tire bays

Pricing, Supply and Shipping Woes Stress Tire Dealers

Tire prices are going up. Supply issues continue. And tire dealers tell Modern Tire Dealer both are having an effect on what happens at the sales counter. Since nearly every major tire manufacturer has announced a price hike in recent months, MTD set out to find how that’s affecting sales and profitability. We checked in with six dealerships for a progress report as the first quarter comes to a close.


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Kumho

Kumho to Add Passenger Tire Capacity at U.S. Plant

Expansion Effort Will Be Completed by 4Q 2022

Production capacity at Kumho Tire USA Inc.'s consumer tire manufacturing plant in Macon, Ga., will increase by an additional 500,000 units per year as part of an expansion initiative that is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022.


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Barna

Barna to Become CEO of Yokohama Tire Corp.

Jeff Barna, president of Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC), also will become the company's CEO on March 30. Shinichi Takimoto, whom Barna will replace as CEO of YTC, will remain chairman of the company, as well as president and CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America.


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Kenda

Kenda’s Stotsenburg Talks Products, Investment and Tariffs

Company is 'Reassessing its Sourcing'

Coming off a strong 2020, American Kenda Rubber Co. Ltd. continues to expand its product portfolio in several rapidly growing segments. In this MTD exclusive, Brandon Stotsenburg, vice president of the company’s automotive division, discusses opportunities that Kenda sees in different areas. He also reveals steps that Kenda is taking to mitigate the impact of potential tariffs on its passenger and light truck tires.


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F Direct

Bridgestone Launches Mobile Tire and Vehicle Service

Firestone Direct Program is Currently Available in Four Markets

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is launching a mobile tire and vehicle service for consumers and fleets under the Firestone Direct name. The service - currently available through Bridgestone company-owned stores in four metro markets - will offer tire installation and repair, as well as oil changes, brake work and other services. 


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Toyo Prox

TIA Comments on Proposed California Tire Efficiency Program

Sometime this year, it is expected that the California Energy Commission will propose a regulation around a program to help ensure that replacement passenger and light truck tires sold in the state are just as energy efficient as original equipment tires. The Tire Industry Association recently submitted comments to the commission, which is gathering feedback and data from stakeholders.


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