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.
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.
Apollo Tyres Ltd.'s Hungarian truck tire facility is officially up and running. The first tires produced by the plant, Apollo Endurace RT HD tires in size 385/65R22.5, have been delivered to Piessens and Zonen from Londerzeel, Belgium, a company specializing in transporting construction materials.
Pirelli & Cie SpA is entering into a joint venture with the Hixih Group for ownership of a consumer tire manufacturing plant in China.
Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd. announced that Ding Yuhua, executive chairman and director of the board, died unexpectedly on the morning of June 13, 2018. He was 69 years old.
Another winter tire buying season, another Blizzak. Bridgestone Americas Inc. has added the Blizzak LT to its premium winter tire line.
For Hankook Tire America Corp., 2017 saw the opening of its first North American production plant, the release of a made-in-USA tire and a sustained brand awareness campaign orchestrated from its new headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.