Bridgestone on TireHub: Expect Broader Distribution, Faster Access and More Opportunity

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In the wake of the announcement of the deal between Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Bridgestone Americas Inc. to combine both tiremakers’ company-owned distribution networks into a new entity called TireHub, Tire Review sat down with TJ Higgins, president of Bridgestone’s North America Integrated Consumer Tire Group, to find out more about the joint venture, its impact on the replacement tire landscape and what tire dealers can expect.

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Rubber-related Chinese imports subject to tariffs

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WASHINGTON—At least 10 categories of tires, rubber, rubber products and rubber processing machinery are on the list issued by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative of goods imported from China that are subject to a 25 percent tariff. The USTR issued the list on its website in response to the order President Trump signed […]

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Trade court remands OTR duty case to Commerce

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NEW YORK — The U.S. Court of International Trade is ordering the U.S. Department of Commerce to recalculate antidumping margins it issued against five Chinese off-the-road tire companies in a 2016 administrative review.

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Hankook Tire announces MLB Partnership

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Hankook Tire and Major League Baseball (MLB) have announced a new multi-year sponsorship in the United States and Korea.

The new partnership aims to showcase Hankook Tire across Baseball’s media assets including MLB Network, digital platforms such as MLB.com & social media, and MLB ballparks during Jewel Events like the All-Star Game presented by Mastercard and Postseason.

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TIA Promotes Tire Safety During National Car Care Month

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will spread tire safety tips to take part in April’s National Car Care Month.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 11,000 tire-related car crashes occur in the United States. Throughout the month of April, the Tire Industry Association will focus on educating drivers on the importance of keeping tires properly inflated while highlighting other important aspects of tire maintenance safety tips.

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Yokohama extends sponsorship deal with Los Angeles Angels

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire Corp. has extended its sponsorship of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels through the 2020 season.

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Trump’s trade chief: U.S. and Canada ‘starting to converge’ on key NAFTA dispute

WASHINGTON—Canada and the United States are “finally starting to converge” on the dispute over automotive manufacturing that has been a key obstacle to the success of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, President Donald Trump’s trade chief said Wednesday.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s comments to the House Ways and Means Committee corroborated the optimistic words from Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton the day prior.

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China calls U.S. repeat abuser of world trade rules as tariffs loom

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China accused the United States of “repeatedly abusing” trade practices, as Beijing braced on Thursday for an imminent announcement from U.S. President Donald Trump slapping more tariffs on Chinese imports.

The U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports worth as much as up to $60 billion are set to be unveiled later on Thursday, raising fears that the world’s two largest economies could be sliding toward a trade war.

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OTR Wheel Engineering Celebrates 30 Years

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OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc. is celebrating 30 years in business this year.

The Georgia-based company, founded in 1987 by Fred Taylor has grown over the years to now have 12 manufacturing and 20 distribution locations domestically and worldwide with sales reaching nearly $240 million in fiscal year 2016.

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Nokian hires Clayco as design partner for U.S. plant

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COLCHESTER, Vt—Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is partnering with turnkey retail development firm Clayco Inc. to design and construct its $360 million tire manufacturing plant in Dayton, Tenn.

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