Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is temporarily shutting down its tire manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Mexico beginning March 21, 2020.
The nation’s largest independent tire dealer has temporarily shuttered some stores and is limiting the services nationwide it provides to “essential customer needs” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Virginia Automotive Association is encouraging Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to classify tire dealerships and auto repair facilities as essential services during the coronavirus crisis.
Six trade associations, including the Tire Industry Association and the Auto Care Association, are calling on government officials to consider the importance of auto repair facilities "in implementing orders to close nonessential businesses as a result of the coronavirus."
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is shutting down manufacturing operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
McCarthy Tire Service Co. Inc.’s 60-plus locations and 10 retread plants will stay open until further notice and the dealership will continue to offer emergency roadside service.
Michelin Group has closed "for at least one week" some of its factories in Europe.
Michelin Group has released the first data that shows the impact of the COVID-19 global health crisis on the tire industry.
China Manufacturers Alliance LLC says its seven North American distribution centers “will remain open and are operational" despite the COVID-19 outbreak.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will suspend tire and chemical manufacturing in its Americas region through at least April 3 or until further notice “in response to the sudden decline in market demand resulting from the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
When things are running smoothly and the world is spinning as it should, it’s all too easy to take independent tire dealers and the services they provide for granted.
Triangle Tire Tire USA says its four manufacturing plants are now operating near full capacity after a lull created by the Chinese New Year and subsequent coronavirus shutdown.
The Tire Industry Association, the Auto Care Association and several other trade groups recently sent a letter to government officials asking for small business relief and other assistance.
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