Continental Announces 10-Year Agriculture Tire Warranty

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Continental has announced a new agricultural tire warranty in the United States and Canada offering customers up to 10 years of coverage from the date of purchase.

The warranty applies to all Continental brand radial agriculture tires including the Tractor70, Tractor85, TractorMaster and CombineMaster. General Tire brand agriculture tires, owned by Continental, are also included in the warranty with coverage up to five years from the date of purchase.

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Cimcorp making headway with ‘Dream Factory’

GRIMSBY, Ontario—Cimcorp Group has made great strides in the last two years in what it dubs its “Dream Factory” concept, which is a fully automated handling solution for tire manufacturing and distribution.

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Goodyear To Sell Commercial Tires Direct To Customers Online

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On the heels of a successful online retail program for its consumer tire lines, Goodyear is expanding its e-commerce program to include its commercial products, scheduled to launch as a pilot program in the second quarter of 2019, with full availability in the third quarter of 2019.

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Bridgestone to build racing tire factory in Akron

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Akron, Ohio – Bridgestone Americas Inc. plans to build a dedicated racing tire plant in Akron near its technical centre, company officials have announced.

The facility will replace an existing race-tire unit in the original Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. Plant One building, said Cara Adams, chief engineer at Bridgestone Americas Motorsports.

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Hankook Tire America Appoints Rob Williams As Senior Director Of TBR Sales

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Hankook Tire America Corp. has announced that tire industry veteran Rob Williams has joined the company as senior director of TBR sales. In his new role, Williams assumes oversight of all Truck and Bus Radial tire sales at Hankook. Representing Hankook Tire’s commitment to dealers and fleet customers, Williams will play in an integral part in growing product lines and securing new partnerships.

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US now finds against China truck & bus tires

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Washington –  The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has reversed its original opinion on truck and bus tires from China, voting 3-2 on 30 Jan that these imports had caused ‘material injury’ to its tire industry.

The findings, filed with the US Court of International Trade (CIT), reverse the ITC’s original ‘negative’ determination on Chinese truck and bus tires in February 2017.

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Canada lawmakers want to question GM CEO Mary Barra

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Members of Canada’s parliament want to question General Motors CEO Mary Barra about the automaker’s future in their country. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology approved a request Tuesday to have Barra “come before committee and explain GM’s future and continued commitment to the Canadian automotive and manufacturing industry in Canada.” Ontario New Democratic Party member Brian Masse filed the motion, which was passed by the all-party committee.

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USTMA Launches First Industry Sustainability Report

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WASHINGTON, DC – January 28, 2019 – The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) today released its first U.S. industry sustainability report presenting its members’ collective progress and shared vision for a sustainable U.S. tire manufacturing industry.

“Sustainability drives our members’ business practices and operating principles,” said Anne Forristall Luke, President and CEO of USTMA. “From engineering innovations that maximize tire longevity and performance, to ensuring driver and employee safety, to preserving the environment throughout the life cycle of a tire, our members are continually looking for ways to improve the societal contributions of their products and operations.”

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The World’s Most Cutting-Edge Recycling Show Delivers More New Features in 2019!

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More Networking, More Training, More Business Opportunities, & More Excitement

ISRI’s Annual Convention & Exposition is known as the place to be to find the hottest industry trends, identify the newest growth areas in tire and rubber, and get a pulse on the latest technology. But 2019 will be like none other! Here are a few of the brand-new features ISRI is rolling out to make ISRI2019 the best convention ever:

New Networking Opportunities
From morning sports and activities to late-night networking gatherings at some of L.A.’s hottest locations, ISRI2019 brings you nonstop networking like you’ve never seen before.

New Award Winning Sales Training
Award-winning professional speaker and sales trainer Hal Becker will share his expertise with ISRI2019 during a 3-hour intensive seminar that will help you drive your business in 2019 and beyond. 

New Interactive Floor Map
Already live and ready to check out, the exhibit floor map allows you to explore the hundreds of ISRI2019 exhibitors and start planning which booths to visit (Those interested in exhibiting can also select from the few remaining spaces available). 

For more information and to register visit ISRI2019.org.
Los Angeles, April 8-11, 2019

 

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K&M Tire Focuses on Dealer Profitability, Goal Setting at Annual Meeting

During its two-day dealer conference and trade show, K&M Tire showed its more than 1,000 dealers in attendance how to make the vision for their business this year become a reality.

“It’s a fact that what you speak about, what you think about, what you dedicate your energy and time to and what you focus on, that becomes your vision and that vision truly becomes your reality,” said Greg Ring, K&M’s director of training, describing the conference’s theme this year, “Vision Becomes Reality.”

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