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Bridgestone Tire Production Down 33% in First Half of 2020

Plant shutdowns during the first half of 2020 have affected tire production worldwide....

Bridgestone Corp. is accepting unpredictability and bracing for the possibility of a second wave of the coronavirus in Japan and abroad. In establishing its first financial forecast of the year, the tiremaker says it is assuming a drop in demand in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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AAPEX 2020 Goes Virtual

AAPEX 2020 will be an online-only event, due to restrictions on gatherings and travel in the...

The Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) has canceled its in-person tradeshow for 2020 due to COVID-19, and instead will offer a virtual experience for attendees.

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Nokian's Sales in the Americas Cut in Half

Nokian Tyres’ business in the Americas was among the regions hit hard in the second quarter of 2020, with sales falling by more than half. The company has also delayed the recruitment of a second shift of workers for its new U.S. factory.

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TBC Gives Computers to Schools

TBC Corp. has donated 200 laptops to a pair of schools near its Florida headquarters as a way to help families who need technology before another round of remote learning begins.

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Bridgestone Names New Consumer Replacement Tire Leader

Mirella Cielo takes over the top job of Bridgestone's consumer replacement tire business in the...

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named a new president of its consumer replacement tire business in the U.S. and Canada. Mirella Cielo, who has spent the last three years as vice president of the consumer replacement business for Bridgestone in Europe, will replace Erik Seidel, who has been named to a new role.

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Michelin Expects Double-Digit Declines for Tires to Continue

Michelin Group recorded a 22.4% drop in tire volumes in the first half of 2020, and the company is forecasting a tough road for the global tire industry for the remainder of the year, with double-digit declines in the passenger, truck and specialty tire markets.