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Bridgestone’s Higgins Talks Post-COVID-19 Demand, Plant Ramp-Ups

Like many businesses, Bridgestone Corp. and its Bridgestone Americas Inc. subsidiary have been “under pressure” due to the economic fall-out from COVID-19, says T.J. Higgins, global chief business strategic officer, Bridgestone Corp. “But we’re starting to see glimmers of hope.”

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Michelin Sales Drop 8.3% in First Quarter

Michelin Sales Drop 8.3% in First Quarter

Sales for Michelin Group declined 8.3% during the first three months of 2020, and tire volumes fell by 11.7% during the first quarter, as the coronavirus took its hold on the world economy.

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Associations Ask Trump For Import Duty Amnesty

The Auto Care Association and other trade associations are urging President Trump to delay collection of all duties and fees on imports through June 2020. The delay would be retroactive to last month.

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Dealer Prioritizes Employees' Mental Health

Callaghan Tire hosted a blood drive on April 7 at its corporate office in Bradenton, Fla.

There have been plenty of critics of how Florida leaders have managed the COVID-19 crisis in that state. Don Mead, CEO of Callaghan Tire Inc. in Bradenton, Fla., isn’t focused on that. He’s got his own daily punch list of worries.