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Plant Shutdowns and Truck Tires: MTD Looks at the Numbers

Five manufacturers that build medium truck tires in North America - Bridgestone Americas Inc., Continental Tire the Americas LLC, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Michelin North America Inc. and Yokohama Tire Corp. – have announced temporary production suspensions due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Decision to Unionize Kumho Plant Remains Split

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.  

How Low Can a Tire Profile Go?

Ultra-low aspect ratios could be feasible, but then that changes section widths. They'd have to be much wider, and would need more flex. That leads to changes in wheel wells. (You can see where this is going.)

Judge Orders New Union Vote at Kumho Plant

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.

4 Tire Execs Join the USTMA Board

Four new tire executives were elected to the board of directors of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association. They represent Kumho Tires USA, Pirelli Tire North America, Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. and Bridgestone Americas Inc.

Kumho Names Jeon Dae-jin CEO

Kumho Tire Co. Inc. has promoted Jeon Dae-jin to the office of CEO. The 35-year Kumho veteran has most recently served as senior executive vice president, as well as acting CEO.