Tire Recall: Antares Comfort A5 Tires

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The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Zhaoqing Junhong Co. Ltd. has initiated a recall on 1,916 Antares Comfort A5 tires.

The tires were found to potentially experience sidewall separation while driving. Sizes involved in the recall include LT 225/75R16, 118/116S 10 PR and were produced between May 8 and May 21, 2017.

Purchasers of the effected tires can contact Zhaoqing customer service at 1-855-444-5120, or view the NHTSA’s recall report online.

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Can Ford Turn Itself Into a Tech Company?

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On a sunny afternoon in early October, I drove across a parking lot in Ann Arbor, Mich., and down a sloping road to a second, private lot. A fence lining the lot’s perimeter was covered in black fabric, as if to deter snoops. Behind it was a 32-acre Potemkin village. There were paved roads with names and signs: Liberty Street, Main Street, Wolverine Avenue. There was a traffic roundabout, a covered underpass and a railroad crossing.

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Kobe Steel’s data fabrication leaves manufacturers scrambling

Kobe Steel Ltd’s (>> Kobe Steel, Ltd.) admission that it fabricated specifications on some of its aluminum, copper and other products has left about 500 affected companies scrambling to pin down the potential impact. No safety issues have surfaced as Kobe Steel attempts to confirm the extent of the data tampering. The following lists companies that have received falsely certified parts or are checking whether they have received them.

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Goodyear’s new airship to sail over 10 states headed to base

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Goodyear says the second of three semi-rigid airships replacing its original blimps has left the company’s hangar in Ohio for its permanent base in California. Officials at the Akron-based Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. say Wingfoot Two left the company’s hangar in Portage County on Sunday on its way to the hangar in Carson, California, near Los Angeles.

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Michelin, NFL Hall of Famer Team Up for Teen Drivers

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In observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week, Michelin is teaming up with NFL great Emmitt Smith to encourage dialogue between parents and their teen drivers. Michelin’s “Coaching Your Teen Driver” effort provides a playbook full of tips, hands-on drills and tools that parents can use as a conversation starter to help teens master safe driving skills.

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Three Bridgestone tyre plants in Europe to benefit from major investment

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Approximately 266 million euros are to be invested into three key Bridgestone production sites in Europe. In a statement covering its plans, Bridgestone Europe shares that funds will be directed towards expanding capacity at its Burgos facility in Spain and the Poznan and Stargard sites in Poland. The expansion projects will take places in phases over the coming five years, with all upgrades expected to be completed by early 2022.

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Silcotech is spending $2 million on upgrades to headquarters plant

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BOLTON, Ontario—Silcotech North America is spending close to $2 million to expand its Bolton, Ontario, headquarters plant.

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Goodyear reports 82% reduction in emissions

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Akron, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has reduced its releases into the environment by 82% since 2010, according to the company’s CRS report.

Reporting on the company’s performance last year, the Akron-based tire-maker said in 2016 there were three reportable releases to the environment at its manufacturing operations, two of which were “quickly controlled with minimal or no impact to the environment.”

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Michelin UK releases repair guide for Agricultural Tires

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Michelin is supporting farmers and agricultural contractors with a free downloadable guide; ‘What You Need to Know About Agricultural Tyre Repairs’.

The easy-to-understand booklet details the essentials to be aware of before starting an agricultural tire repair job; from when a repair should be considered, if a temporary repair is suitable and for how long, to whether to choose hot or cold vulcanizing repair techniques.

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Here We Grow Again! Tire Discounters Announces Further Expansion

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CINCINNATI, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Family-owned and operated Tire Discounters, the nation’s eighth-largest independent tire retailer, is excited to announce a company-wide expansion. In addition to adding several new stores in its existing markets, Tire Discounters has announced…

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