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  • Yokohama to supply tires for Mercedes SUV

    Jul 25, 2014

    STUTTGART, Germany—Daimler Benz A.G. has selected Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.'s C.drive2 high-performance eco tire as an original equipment fitment, in standard and run-flat versions, for its 2015 GLA-Class compact SUV sold in overseas markets.

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  • Keith Crain inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame

    Jul 25, 2014

    DEARBORN, Mich.—Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications Inc.—parent of Rubber & Plastics News—was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame July 24 along with three other automotive luminaries.

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  • Yokohama to move Calif. distribution center

    Jul 25, 2014

    CHINO, Calif.—Yokohama Tire Corp. is moving its Western Region Distribution Center to a larger newly constructed warehouse in Chino.

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  • Michelin earns healthy lifestyles award

    Jul 25, 2014

    GREENVILLE, S.C.—The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Michelin North America Inc. for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging its workers and their families to maintain healthy...

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  • Pirelli expanding in Central America

    Jul 25, 2014

    PANAMA CITY, Panama—Pirelli Pneus Ltda. launched the company's 01 Series line of medium truck tires to the Central American and Caribbean tire markets during the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo in Panama City, along with new cyber technology that can provide real-time tire performance ...

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  • NHTSA issues proposed rule on changes to TINs

    Jul 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a proposed rule amending the format of tire identification numbers molded into tire sidewalls for identification purposes in safety recalls.

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  • Titan suffers loss in second quarter

    Jul 24, 2014

    QUINCY, Ill.—Titan International Inc. fell $24.9 million into the red in the quarter ended June 30 on 11.7 percent lower sales, which Titan attributed to slower demand and uncertainty in its key markets.

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  • Cooper Tire launches online training program

    Jul 24, 2014

    FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has launched an enhanced online training program for direct and indirect wholesale and retail tire dealers.

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  • TBC expands Sumitomo brand offerings

    Jul 24, 2014

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.—TBC Corp.'s wholesale division is expanding its Sumitomo brand offerings with the introduction of seven new sizes to its Touring LS broad line touring program.

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  • MotoGP names Michelin as tire supplier

    Jul 23, 2014

    MADRID—Organizers of the MotoGP World Championship for motorcycles has named Michelin as the series' sole tire supplier starting in 2016, when the series will switch to a 17-inch wheel spec.

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  • Giti makes executive changes

    Jul 23, 2014

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif—Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. has promoted executives Armand Allaire and Tom McNamara to executive vice presidents and hired veteran commercial tire marketer Patrick Gunn as director of sales and marketing, commercial tires.

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  • Chung named Cooper Tire's VP, Americas

    Jul 23, 2014

    FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. hired Mark Chung, formerly with Yokohama Tire Corp. and Ford Motor Co., to be vice president, strategy and business development for the Americas.

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  • Kumho to restart construction of Ga. plant in August

    Jul 23, 2014

    MACON, Ga.—South Korea's Kumho Tire Co. Inc. will restart construction in August of its delayed consumer tire plant in Macon, with a January 2016 production start-up being planned, Georgia economic development officials and Kumho representatives disclosed July 1.

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  • Goodyear names new blimp Wingfoot One

    Jul 22, 2014

    AKRON—Goodyear's newest airship will be christened Wingfoot One, the name selected by popular vote from among 10 names picked earlier by a panel of Goodyear judges.

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  • Schrader to double capacity for TPMS technology

    Jul 21, 2014

    DENVER—Schrader International Inc. has expanded capacity at its Springfield, Tenn., tire pressure monitoring system sensors plant by more than 50 percent to meet growing global demand for TPMS technology.

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