J.D. Power to recognize leading U.S. tire retailers, vehicle maintenance providers

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COSTA MESA, Calif.— J.D. Power Inc. plans to recognize top performers later this year in two key automotive aftermarket categories — tire repair/replacement and oil change/general maintenance — during the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.

The awards — being presented for the first time — are part of J.D. Power’s new U.S. Aftermarket Service Index (ASI) study, which focuses on the service experience with aftermarket service providers in the Do It for Me (DIFM) market.

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Continental acquires CRP Industries’ automotive aftermarket belt business

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FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Continental A.G. has acquired the assets and business of CRP Industries’ Continental-related belt business and kits program.

The firm said in an Oct. 7 news release that as a result of the deal, Continental has brought all of its Continental-branded aftermarket belt products under its North American business. The deal consists of import and domestic Continental-branded multi-V belts, accessory drive kits, V-belts, timing belts, pro series kits, pro series plus kits and black series kits.

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Continental acquires CRP Industries’ automotive aftermarket belt business

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FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Continental A.G. has acquired the assets and business of CRP Industries’ Continental-related belt business and kits program.

The firm said in an Oct. 7 news release that as a result of the deal, Continental has brought all of its Continental-branded aftermarket belt products under its North American business. The deal consists of import and domestic Continental-branded multi-V belts, accessory drive kits, V-belts, timing belts, pro series kits, pro series plus kits and black series kits.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Rubber Division kicks off 2019 International Elastomer Conference

CLEVELAND—ACS Rubber Division’s 2019 International Elastomer Conference kicked off Oct. 8 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland with a keynote presentation, the opening of the conference expo and an array of networking opportunities.

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Goodyear Marks 75 Years at Proving Grounds with Facility Expansion

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As it celebrates its 75th year of tire testing operations in San Angelo, Texas, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is planning two new expansion projects at the facility.

Goodyear has added a second vehicle dynamics area – a 324,000 square foot paved pad – and is currently building an additional evaluation facility for off-the-road products that will include equipment for testing earthmover tires.

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Distribution Stox expands into Ontario with Provincial Tire Distributors acquisition

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BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec — Distribution Stox, a partnership of several large Quebec tire distributors, has acquired Provincial Tire Distributors Inc., a Barrie, Ontario-based company in business for more than 30 years.

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Column: Help us pick the 2019 Rubber Industry Executive of the Year

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It’s time to decide who will be this year’s William Stockwell. The president of Stockwell Elastomerics Inc. was named 2018 Rubber Industry Executive of the Year, in large part for guiding the century-old company through a transformation that allowed the Philadelphia-area firm to thrive in the competitive world of custom manufacturing.

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Analysis: India’s limping economy threatens to undermine commodity markets

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Singapore — India’s economy has shifted into lower gear since the country’s general election, posting its slowest growth in six years for the April-June quarter and taking a toll on energy and commodity markets that were already grappling with an ailing automotive sector and a lack of liquidity. Not registered? Receive daily […]

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Marangoni Retreading Deutschland hits century

Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland has turned 100. A special ‘family day’ was held on September 21, organised by Marangoni at its Henstedt-Ulzburg facility to celebrate the important milestone with all the employees and their families. The event was also attended by Vittorio Marangoni, President and CEO of the Marangoni group, and Matthias Leppert, Managing Director of Marangoni Retreading Systems Deutschland. Both gave a speech in front of around 250 people.

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Alliance Tire Releases New Backhoe Radial Tire

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Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. (ATA) is introducing its new radial Alliance 585 multi-surface backhoe/loader tire, which employs a unique block-lug hybrid design and steel-belted construction to deliver higher performance and longer service life than bias-ply tires, ATA says.

The company added it is pricing its new, steel-belted Alliance 585 radial backhoe/loader tire to reduce the current barriers preventing construction machinery owners from adopting radial tire technology.

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