Goodyear raising US capacity for larger tires

Fayetteville, North Carolina –  Goodyear is planning to expand capacity for larger rim-diameter passenger tires at its 50-year-old Fayetteville plant.

The project follows the approval of a 10-year jobs incentive package by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, worth $30 million (€26.6 million).

These funds will be used to “modernise and improve operations and efficiency” at the Fayetteville, Goodyear said.

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Goodyear helps Max Finkelstein mark its centennial anniversary

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NEW YORK — Max Finkelstein Inc., the wholesale tire distributor that has been family owned and operated for four generations, celebrated its 100th anniversary recently with Goodyear Chairman, CEO and President Richard Kramer delivering a keynote address.

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Porsche OKs Goodyear UUHP tire for 911 GT2/3

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BRUSSELS — German sports-car producer Porsche A.G. has homologated Goodyear’s Eagle F1 SuperSport RS “ultra-ultra-high-performance” tire range for use on its 911 GT2 RS and 911 GT3 RS lightweight street/track models.

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Goodyear returns to ultra, ultra high-performance tire market with Porsche fitments

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Goodyear’s Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has been homologated for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS in sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL at the front and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL at the rear.

Jan Frank, lead engineer, Porsche Motorsport, commented, “The new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has proven to provide the very high performance level we require. Goodyear has designed a great tire, which perfectly adheres to the extreme requirements of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.”

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Goodyear ‘conditionally selected’ to provide tires for new Airbus airliner

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PARIS — Airbus S.A.S. has tapped Goodyear on a “conditional” basis to supply tires for Airbus’s new range of A321XLR commercial airliners.

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Titan International Raising Funds For Flooded Farmers

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Titan International has announced its support for Farm Rescue Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping farm and ranch families in crisis, with the launch of a social media campaign to raise funds for the organization’s recent flood recovery efforts.

“In the agriculture community, we know farmers will be the first to step up and help a neighbor in need, but the last to ask for help. Titan is proud to support organizations like Farm Rescue that are directly giving back to farmers impacted by hardships,” said Scott Sloan, ag product manager at Titan.

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Goodyear to pilot predictive tire servicing solution with EV fleets

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Goodyear Tire is partnering with Borrow, a short-term, fully electric car subscription company in California to test its newest service innovation.

Goodyear is using its unique predictive tire servicing solution for Borrow’s connected fleets to forecast and automatically schedule needed tire maintenance and replacement. Leveraging Goodyear’s expertise in tires, the cloud-based platform predicts and automatically schedules tire servicing via vehicle data and proprietary algorithms.

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TireHub Enters New Market Within First Year Of Operations

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TireHub, the national tire distributor cofounded by Bridgestone Americas Inc. and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., recently announced that the company has opened a new TireHub Logistics Center (TLC) in Ft. Myers, Florida.

“Being able to expand into a new market within our first year of business is a milestone that we are incredibly proud of,” said Peter Gibbons, CEO of TireHub. “Ft. Myers is a perfect fit.

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Goodyear dives deeper into fleet mobility services with ‘Borrow’ deal

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AKRON — Goodyear is teaming up with Prazo Inc., an electric car subscription company doing business as “Borrow,” to help it forecast and schedule needed tire maintenance and replacement on a timely basis.

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Bridgestone, Goodyear, Hankook, Michelin earn GM supplier honors

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DETROIT — General Motors Co. has named Bridgestone Americas Inc., Goodyear, Hankook Tire America Corp. and Michelin North America suppliers of the year for 2018.

The four tire makers are among 133 suppliers to earn the recognition, which GM presented recently in Detroit during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony.

GM selected suppliers from 15 countries to receive the award for going “above and beyond GM’s requirements,” providing customers with the most innovative technologies and delivering quality vehicles.

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