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McLaren Picks Pirelli's Cyber Tire System

Pirelli & Cia SpA's Cyber Tire system will be OE on the McLaren Artura, a first for the system, which consists of a sensor in each tire that gathers and transmits data to software that has been integrated into a vehicle's computer.


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TIA's Belated Centennial Gala Set for Nov. 1

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will kick off the week of the 2021 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and Global Tire Expo with a TopGolf government affairs benefit, tire industry honors and annual meeting luncheon, plus the belated celebration of TIA's centennial.


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Cooper Expands Recall to Nearly 12,000 Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has extended the scope of a tire recall initially issued in September 2020 for certain Cooper CS5 Grand Touring tires and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring tires in size 225/55R17. Last year’s recall covered four weeks of production, and it’s been extended through the beginning of 2021.


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Goodyear-Cooper Deal: Brands Well-Represented Among MTD 100 Dealerships

Commenting on Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s pending acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Brad Hughes, Cooper's president and CEO, said that “when you look at the whole of it, in most cases, it’s going to offer more opportunities than risk." What’s the Goodyear brand’s current representation among the largest independent tire dealerships in the U.S.? And how many U.S.-based dealerships carry Cooper brand tires?


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Goodyear-Cooper Deal: CEOs Kramer, Hughes Discuss Impact on Dealers, Brands and More

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. “makes sense for both” companies, Rich Kramer, Goodyear’s chairman, CEO and president, said today during a conference call with Cooper President and CEO Brad Hughes. Kramer and Hughes covered a wide range of topics, from brand integration to what the firms’ tire dealers can expect to see, wholesale distribution opportunities and more.


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Goodyear-Cooper Deal: Analyst Healy Discusses Brand Positioning, Dealer Network Integration

"Cooper gives Goodyear a stronger brand in the middle of the market," says John Healy, managing director and research analyst with Northcoast Research Holdings LLC., which specifically follows both Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. The two companies have announced that Goodyear plans to acquire Cooper during the second half of 2021.


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Farmers Union Oil Places a Premium on Service

In the small town of Garrison, N.D., Farmers Union Oil, a tire dealership and farm cooperative based about 75 miles north of Bismarck, has been helping both customers and the community in which it operates for nearly 100 years. Paul Schlichting, Farmers Union Oil's general manager, discusses the co-op's tire operations in this MTD exclusive.


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