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Yokohama's 2018 Earnings Fall on Slightly Higher Sales

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. posted net income of 35.6 billion yen on net sales of 650.2 billion yen for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018. That compares to income of 40.0 billion yen on sales of 646.3 billion yen in fiscal 2017.

Affleck was the first president of Big O, a position he held for 25 years.
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Norm Affleck, a Founding Member of Big O, Dies

Norm Affleck, retired CEO and president of Big O Tires Inc., died on Feb. 8, 2019. He was not only a founding dealer member of Big O Tires, but also instrumental in the introduction of the Big O brand 33 years ago.

Continental says the "active grip" silica and canola oil in the VikingContact 7's Nordic compound give the tire superb grip on wintry and wet surfaces.
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VikingContact 7: Continental's New Flagship Winter Tire

Why is the Continental VikingContact 7 replacing two tires? Because its performance is superior to the two Continental tires it is replacing -- the WinterContact SI in North America, and the VikingContact 6 in Europe.

The WinterCommand size complement will cover close to 80% of CUVs and SUvs on the road today, the company says.
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Dealers Help Goodyear With New Product Development

Mike Dwyer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s chief customer officer in North America, told dealers their requests inspired the creation of two of Goodyear's new tires. They also were the cause of the addition of key sizes to the Wrangler Fortitude HT line.

Nokian says the new Hakkapeliitta LT3 has the world's first stainless steel studs to ensure maximum durability due to resisting corrosion from salty roads.
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Nokian Designs New Hakkapeliitta LT3 for Heavy-Duty Use

The new Hakkapeliitta LT3 is a premium winter tire with stainless steel studs tailored for heavy-duty use. Nokian Tyres plc says the new stud concept provides extreme grip on slippery conditions and resists corrosion caused by road salt.

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