The latest vote of Kumho Tire Georgia Inc. workers at the company’s plant in Macon, Ga., is even closer than the first. The margin is four votes, and there are 13 outstanding ballots hanging in limbo.
As if a new manufacturing plant and European production subsidiary weren't enough, Toyo Tire Corp. is opening its first European R&D center. Based in Willich, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, the center is scheduled to begin operation this fall.
Toyo Tire Corp. will build its first tire manufacturing plant in Europe. The company's board of directors also passed a resolution to establish a European tire production subsidiary.
Nokian Tyres plc reports its North American production facility in Dayton, Tenn., remains on schedule to begin producing tires for commercial use in early 2020.
Workers inside the Kumho Tire Georgia Inc. plant in Macon, Ga., are entitled to a new union vote after an administrative law judge determined the company violated employees' rights during its first union election in October 2017.
Seven tire manufacturers with U.S. production facilities were recognized by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) for their safety records and improvements.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plans to upgrade and automate two of its tire manufacturing facilities in Germany to increase production of premium tires 17 inches and larger. But the modernization of the plants comes at a cost for workers — about 1,100 jobs will be eliminated.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will cease production of light vehicle tires at its Melksham, England facility.
Michelin Group will close a 47-year-old tire plant in Dundee, Scotland, by mid-2020. The factory produces consumer tires — 16 inches and smaller — and the company says the market's accelerated adoption of larger tires has made the plant unsustainable.
Arvind Poddar, chairman and managing director of Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT), wasn't able to attend his induction into the Tire Industry Association Hall of Fame on Oct. 29 due to a death in the family. But thanks to a video message and one big announcement, he was there in more than just spirit.
Michelin North America Inc. plans to unveil a new line of winter tires for the North American market in 2020. The company will build those tires in Granton, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. That same plant will be the first on the continent to install an innovative semi-finished manufacturing process.
Nokian Tyres Inc. has filled two top roles in the leadership team for its first U.S. tire plant, which will begin producing tires in 2020.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is considering shutting down its light vehicle tire production in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, home to the company's European headquarters.