Bridgestone to Open Nearly 60 New Stores in 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn.March 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas and the largest network of company-owned tire and automotive service centers in the world, announced it will open 58 new stores across the U.S. in 2021 as part of the company’s continued growth strategy. The projected launches follow significant BSRO expansion in 2020 when 52 new locations opened amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent impacts on the retail sector.

“We are grateful that despite all the changes 2020 had in store for us, we were able to create jobs in 52 new communities and provide essential services to more customers across the country,” said Marko Ibrahim, president, Bridgestone Retail Operations. “We are excited to continue expanding our retail footprint in 2021 as we solidify our position as the most trusted tire and automotive service provider in every neighborhood we serve.”

 

 

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Bridgestone Delivers Service to Customers’ Driveways with Firestone Direct

NASHVILLE, Tenn.March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced the launch of Firestone Direct mobile vehicle service for car owners and fleet operators. Firestone Direct brings the capabilities of the company’s 2,200 Bridgestone Retail Operations automotive service centers directly to vehicle owners’ homes or workplaces to offer maximum convenience with safe, contact-free service. 

The innovative new offering uses custom-designed and specially equipped vans operated by certified technicians to perform a wide range of maintenance services, including fluid and filter changes, tire repair and replacement, battery check and replacement, and more. The new service launched first in Nashville and Atlanta, and expanded into Orlando and Tampa in March. Through 2021, Firestone Direct will continue to grow into additional markets across the southeastern U.S., with plans to expand nationwide by 2023.

 

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PARTS iD, Inc. Announces Agreements to Expand Tire Installation Network to Over 12,000 Locations

PARTS iD, Inc. (NYSE American: ID) (“PARTS iD” or “Company), the owner and operator of, among other verticals, “CARiD.com,” a leading digital commerce platform for the automotive aftermarket, today announced an end-to-end offering in its wheels & tires category. CARiD customers now have the option to book an appointment with a nearby tire installation location from its network, while buying the tires of their choice from CARiD.com.

To date there are 2,117 active locations for tire installation providing nationwide coverage to CARiD customers. CARiD plans to expand to more than 9,000 tire installation locations by the end of the year, with an additional 3,000 locations joining the network in 2022.

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Michelin Tweel Solves Labor Downtime for Home Depot Rental Division

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 2, 2021 — Working with the Michelin Tweel product team, the rental division of Home Depot found a permanent solution for  its rapidly broadening DIY and Pro-customer fleet portfolio of the popular ZTR mowers by outfitting them with the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® Turf airless radial caster and tires. …

As of last fall, the full conversion for both rear-drive tire assemblies and front casters was made at Home Depot across the U.S. The solution has resulted in the elimination of every single service call, downtime and negative customer experience based on tires as the root cause. The technician labor hours, which had been in the hundreds of hours, and the parts cost, which had been in the tens of thousands, have been eliminated.

 

 

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Mastercraft Grand Touring Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Cooper CS5 Grand Touring 225/55R17 and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring 225/55R17 tires with DOT codes 2920 through 0121.

The tires may have low tread gauge in the shoulder slot area which could cause tread separation and sidewall failure, the National Highway Traffic Association Says says.

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Global OTR tire library announced it is extending its online shelves

The Global OTR Library announced it is extending its online shelves and adding Wheels & Rims 18 months into its content.

The OTR Library present 48 premium, tier 2, 3, and 4 tire brands recent technical data books on its web platform. They include the traditional market leaders Bridgestone, Goodyear and Michelin but also upcoming challengers such as BKT, Luan and Magna.

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Continental expands its online dealer portal ContiOnlineContact for OTR and agricultural tires

Hanover, January 18, 2021. Continental expands the digital online dealer portal ContiOnlineContact. The portal now lists the entire Off-The-Road (OTR) and agricultural tire portfolio. This enables dealers and customers from the agricultural, industrial, earthmoving, port and airport sectors, among others, to order tires flexibly and on demand. With the expansion of the dealer portal to include OTR and agricultural tires, service performance will be continuously improved and tire ordering will be catering to the individual needs of the customers. The new products are available both as ad-hoc orders with delivery directly from the regional warehouses and as direct shipments from the factories. 

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TRAC Announces Changes to the Board of Directors

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Cambridge, Ontario; November 26, 2020— The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) today announces a new board member and a new board chair, following the resignation of Tony Mougios of Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. Dr. Antoine Sautenet of Michelin was elected as a Director to complete Mr. Mougios unexpired term and elected 2nd Vice-Chair of the Board. Maureen Kline of Pirelli moves into the role as Chair of the Board, Paul Downey of Pliteq becomes 1st Vice Chair and Matt Livigni of Continental Tire remains as Treasurer.

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LeddarTech Announces a Collaborative Agreement with Flex

LeddarTech is pleased to announce a collaborative project agreement with Flex for the development of a LiDAR evaluation kit and related service offering for design, development, and manufacturing of automotive LiDAR sensors. Flex is a global manufacturing, supply chain, and technology company.

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AirBoss Announces US$22.0 Million in Awards Across ADG’s Survivability Portfolio

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NEWMARKET, Ontario, Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX: BOS) (the “Company” or “AirBoss”) today announced that AirBoss Defense Group (“ADG”) has recently been awarded an additional US$22.0 million in contracts across its survivability portfolio for multiple parties in North America and internationally.

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