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Bridgestone to Reopen NA Consumer Tire Plants

All of Bridgestone's consumer tire plants in North America are scheduled to resume manufacturing...

Bridgestone Americas Inc. says it is targeting the end of May for a restart of all of its manufacturing operations in North and Latin America. That includes consumer tire plants that have been closed since March.


Michelin Provides Update on Plants

Several of Michelin's plants across the U.S. and Canada continue to run at full or reduced capacity.

“Several of Michelin’s plants across the U.S. and Canada continue to operate at full or reduced capacity, while others are still idled due to broad effects of the COVID-19 response,” a Michelin North America Inc. spokesman told MTD.


Cooper CEO Provides U.S. Plant Production Update

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s plants in the United States are expected to "return to reasonably good utilization rates as we exit the second quarter," Cooper President and CEO Brad Hughes said during the company's first quarter investor call.


Kumho’s Shin Predicts Quick Industry Ramp-Up

When will the North American replacement tire segment normalize? Yongsik Shin, the head of Kumho Tire’s Americas business region, says it could happen within three months “after shelter-in-place regulations are lifted.”