Seven tire manufacturers with U.S. production facilities were recognized by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) for their safety records and improvements.
Four new tire executives were elected to the board of directors of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association. They represent Kumho Tires USA, Pirelli Tire North America, Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. and Bridgestone Americas Inc.
Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC has closed 13 of its 14 Firestone Complete Auto Care stores in the greater Salt Lake City area. For Burt Brothers Tire and Service Inc., that spells opportunity.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC is imposing a double-digit increase on all Dayton-brand truck and bus tires sold in the U.S.
Net sales for Bridgestone Corp. in fiscal 2018 were 3,650.1 billion yen, the same as the previous year; operating income was 402.7 billion yen, a decrease of 4%. Income was 381.1 billion yen, a decrease of 5%; and profits were 291.6 billion yen, an increase of 1%.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has hired Tom Lehner as vice president of government relations. He will lead government relations efforts in the U.S., Latin America and Canada.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC and Bridgestone Canada Inc. will increase the price of Firestone brand truck and bus radial tires on Feb. 1, 2019.
The debate continues whether tracks or tires are better in the field. There are advocates on both sides. But the experts agree there's not a one-size-fits-all answer, and tire dealers need to know how to guide their farm customers to making the best solution.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has updated the tread compound for its Bandag retread product for refuse applications. The Bandag BDM3 is designed to last longer and provide better traction and cut and chip resistance than the previous model, the BDM2.
Bridgestone Canada Inc. will build an automated warehouse at the site of its passenger and light truck tire plant in Joliette, Québec. Bridgestone says the space, with a capacity of 500,000 tires, would cut transportation costs and help it feed the market with tires faster.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has added to its senior team. Rebecca Vest joins the company as senior vice president of procurement and strategic sourcing partnerships and Andrea Arrowsmith will serve as vice president of transformation initiatives and the enterprise project management office.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC and Bridgestone Canada Inc. will increase the prices of select Bridgestone- and Firestone-brand truck and bus radial tires, as well as Bandag retreads and tire-related services.
Farm tire experts outline the benefits of variable air pressure systems (aka central tire inflation systems) on U.S. agricultural equipment. But there's one big hindrance for customers: the cost.