Tire industry analyst and MTD columnist John Healy tracks Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. very closely. In this MTD exclusive, Healy offers more thoughts about what Cooper’s brands bring to Goodyear, what will happen to Cooper after Goodyear completes its acquisition and more.
A new feature for certain models of the Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra (2019-2021 1500 & 2020-2021 HD) is an option to monitor the tire pressure of the trailer wheels on the truck's dashboard. Alligator-brand Sens.it RS universal TPMS sensors can be used on those trailer wheel positions.
Hankook Tire America Corp.'s new Vantra Trailer tire and its high-load variant, the Vantra Trailer TH31, target fifth-wheel trailers, campers, boat trailers, horse trailers, flatbed trailers and similar applications.
“There is a natural connection between priorities of the tire manufacturing industry and revitalizing infrastructure," says Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.
Hankook Tire America Corp. will continue its multi-year partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB.) The deal gives Hankook marketing rights during both MLB All-Star Week and the MLB postseason, through the culmination of the World Series.
Il Taik Jung is the new CEO and president of Kumho Tire, the parent company of Kumho Tire USA Inc. Jung has held previous leadership positions at Kumho, including vice president of the tire manufacturer's research and development division.
Production capacity at Kumho Tire USA Inc.'s consumer tire manufacturing plant in Macon, Ga., will increase by an additional 500,000 units per year as part of an expansion initiative that is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022.