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U.S. Consumer Replacement Tire Sales Help Goodyear in 2Q

"Our U.S. consumer replacement and commercial businesses continued to perform well in a challenging environment, aided by recent product launches,” said Richard Kramer following Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s second-quarter 2019 results.

Hankook Relies on OE Tires for 2Q Sales Growth

Hankook Tire Corp. Ltd. posted net sales of 1.7 trillion won for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. That compares to sales of 1.66 trillion won for the same period in fiscal 2017.

Analyst: U.S. Tire Market Needs 4 New Tire Plants by 2021

The drive toward high-value-added (HVA) tires — those 17 inches and larger — will require more production capacity to serve the U.S. market, and industry analyst and Modern Tire Dealer columnist Nick Mitchell says the need for 19.1 million units indicates “approximately four new tire plants will be needed over the next five years.”

CEO Knapp Answered All Our Questions About Bridgestone

Modern Tire Dealer had the opportunity to sit down with Gordon Knapp, CEO and president of Bridgestone Americas Inc., at the company’s recently held consumer tire business meeting in Los Angeles.  Knapp took over this position in September when Gary Garfield retired.