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  • Vowing to fight; Tire makers take issue with duty

    Oct 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON—China Manufacturers Alliance L.L.C./Double Coin Holdings has vowed to fight a Commerce Department review of antidumping duties on Chinese off-the-road tires that would have CMA/Double Coin paying a 105.59-percent duty rate. “The Commerce Department's justification for...

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  • Hankook breaks ground on Tennessee tire plant

    Oct 20, 2014

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, calling it a “wedding of an extraordinary company and an incredible community,” helped Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. mark the start of construction on its $800 million car and light truck tire plant on Oct. 9 near Clarksville, in north central Tennessee....

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  • Chengshan to buy Cooper JV in China

    Oct 20, 2014

    Tire Business FINDLAY, Ohio—China's Chengshan Group Co. Ltd. plans to exercise its option to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s 65-percent ownership stake in their Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd. joint venture, Cooper Tire said on Oct. 8. Cooper did not disclose the value of...

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  • Michelin tire probe launched

    Oct 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation of Michelin XZA 295/60/R22.5 tires for possible defects. “The tire may fail catastrophically when used on the steer axle,” stated the resume dated Oct. 6 from NHTSA's Office of Defects...

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  • Titan reveals more cost-cutting efforts

    Oct 17, 2014

    QUINCY, Ill.—Titan International Inc., which reported operating and net losses in the second quarter and half year, is stepping up efforts to shore up market share in key sectors while also cutting personnel both domestically and abroad to contain costs.

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  • VMI machines help automate tire industry

    Oct 17, 2014

    AKRON—Much of the Western world is looking for a so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” and automated machinery can be a big part of that effort, according to Jan Grashuis, vice president of global research and development for VMI Holland B.V.

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  • BPS developing new drum for bias aircraft tires

    Oct 17, 2014

    AKRON—BPS Engineering L.L.C. is near completion on the development of a retracting flange drum to help automate part of the production process for building some aircraft and heavy industrial tires.

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  • Toyo appoints Nobuki as chairman

    Oct 16, 2014

    TOKYO—Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has promoted Akira Nobuki, president since March 2013, to chairman, filling a position left open since February when Kenji Nakakura assumed executive emeritus status.

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