NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. is planning to expand warehouse capacity at its U.S. passenger and light truck tire plants in Aiken County, S.C., and Wilson, N.C.
PARIS — Michelin Group reported a 10.4% increase in sales revenue for the nine months ended Sept. 30 despite lower sales volumes in the consumer and commercial tire segme
BOWIE, Md. — John Evankovich, who is set to conclude his tenure as Tire Industry Association (TIA) president, reflects on what he calls “a challenging year, but very fulfilling” year.
Adding to a string of auto parts suppliers hit by prolonged industry weakness, Pirelli said it forecast a full-year margin on its adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) between 17% and 17.5% versus an already lowered previous target of 18-19%.
Pirelli, which makes tyres for Formula One racing teams and premium automakers such as BMW and Audi, said in a statement it cut its guidance after facing greater fixed costs as it lowered production to reduce inventories.
The CubeOne allows operators to test up to 12 samples at a time, according to LabsCubed publicity. A robot automatically loads and unloads samples, and smart grips ensure accurate and consistent tests, the company said.
PORTIMAO, Portugal — Goodyear has stuck a deal with the organizers of the European LeMans Series racing series to make Goodyear the designated race tire brand for the series’ LM-GTE class for production-based supercars.
MAGOG, Quebec — Industrial tire and track producer Camso Inc. teamed up with 24 of its dealer/distributors throughout the U.S. in August and September to raise funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
The Ontario Tire Dealers Association (OTDA) represents approximately 500 Ontario independent tire retailers.
The OTDA recently announced the appointment of the following board members:
President – Bob Bignell, Veritech Mfg. & Wholesale Inc
Vice President – Harold Boake, Steelcase Tire
Secretary – Rejean Murry, O.K. Tire Service (Val-Rita)
Treasurer – Glenn Warnica
Additionally, elected to the board:
Jim Taleporos – Midas Canada Inc.
Bruce Barnim – Tirecraft Ontario
Dave Deley, Jason Herle and Nelson Tonn have been appointed to new executive positions.
Fountain Tire has announced the appointment of three team members to new leadership positions: Dave Deley as Senior Vice President, Stores; Jason Herle as Senior Vice President, Marketing, Information Systems & Supply Chain; and, Nelson Tonn as Vice President, Sales & Mine Service.
The company also promoted Tim Abel, previously regional sales manager, to national truck-stop manager and named Adriaan Van Niekerk to regional manager for the Southwest region, where he will be responsible for creating and growing business for Double Coin tires.