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Tyrata Continues Work on Tread Wear Monitor

Tyrata Inc., a tire sensor and data management company whose investors include Dealer Tire LLC, has raised $2.9 million in financing to continue and speed up its production of IntelliTread, a drive-over tread wear monitoring system.


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Michelin

Michelin Says Global Tire Demand is Rebounding

The Michelin Group's sales through the third quarter of 2020 totaled 15 billion euros, down nearly 17% from the same nine-month period in 2019. But the company says global tire demand picked up "more strongly than expected" during the third quarter.


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ATD Hosts ATDWheels Virtual Open House

American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) hosted its first, fully interactive ATDWheels Virtual Open House last week. The event gave more than 3,000 customers an in-depth look at the ATDWheels portfolio, including new wheel styles and digital wheel-selling tools.


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TIA

Incoming TIA President Nothdurft Outlines Key Issues for 2021

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will have a new president next month, when Dan Nothdurft takes the organization's helm. In this interview, Nothdurft - who is the president of Tires Tires Tires, a four-location, independent tire dealership based in Sioux City, Iowa - previews some of the things that TIA members can expect to see from the association in 2021. This includes the continuation of TIA’s popular training webinars and other efforts.


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Hercules Sponsors Virtual 5K

Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. will serve as the title sponsor of a virtual 5K held in conjunction with the Big South Conference. The race will raise funds for youth athletic programs throughout the Southeast.


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MaxJax BendPak stored

BendPak Updates MaxJax 2-Post Lift

BendPak Inc. has spent six months designing, engineering and producing an improved MaxJax portable two-post lift. The M6K can be used in areas with 8-foot ceilings, and it can be put away at the end of the day when the work is done.


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Next PLT Tariff Ruling Delayed to End of 2020

The ongoing investigation of whether passenger and light truck tires imported from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam are being dumped in the U.S. market for less than fair value definitely won’t be settled in 2020. The Department of Commerce has agreed to a 50-day extension for preliminary determinations.


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App

Nexen Provides Deep Dive Into New App

Nexen Tire America Inc.’s new app is designed to connect tire buyers with Nexen dealers. And it contains features that make the tire selection and sales process easier for both parties, according to Nexen officials, who recently provided MTD with a deep dive into the app’s functionality.


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