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Hankook Tire receives iF Design Award 2016
February 23, 2016 by CARS Magazine

Hankook Tire’s Ultra-High Performance (UHP) tire for winter season – i*cept evo2 – and its concept tires of Boostrac and Alpike have been honoured with the iF Design Award 2016 in the categories of Product, Professional Concept discipline, respectively. The

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Chinese Tire OEM  To Enter U.S. Market
January 12, 2016 by Steve Pawlett

    Triangle Tyre Group, China’s largest privately owned tire manufacturer, has established its U.S. headquarters in Franklin, Tenn. and named Manny Cicero CEO of Triangle Tire USA. The company opened a technical center in Akron, Ohio, in 2011 to help

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TRAC releases first Winter Tire Report
November 24, 2015 by CARS Magazine

New shipment data from the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) suggests tire retailers are gearing up for increased consumer demand for winter tires. These shipment increases are due in part to measures by government, industry and stakeholders to

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Survey shows support for mandatory winter tires
November 12, 2015 by Allan Janssen

More than half of Canadians favor mandatory winter tire use. That’s according to a survey conducted by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants of 1,500 light vehicle owners across the country. Predictably, Quebeckers were the biggest advocates of winter tires. More than 90%

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Weld completes asset purchase of HiPer Technology
October 28, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Weld has acquired the assets of HiPer Technology, Inc. “Weld is excited to add HiPer’s products to our portfolio of premium performance lines. This strategic acquisition brings new markets as well as cutting-edge materials and processes to Weld,” said Weld president

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Ontario Drivers with Winter Tires Eligible for Insurance Discount
October 16, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Ontario is moving forward with its plan to help lower auto insurance rates by requiring all insurance companies in the province to provide a discount for drivers who buy and install winter tires, starting January 1, 2016. Winter tires

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Navistar Selects Continental Tires As Standard Equipment For All Vehicles
October 6, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Navistar, Inc. and Continental Tire the Americas, LLC  announced that the two companies have signed a Letter of Intent for a five-year supply agreement where Continental tires will be the standard tire offering on all International brand medium-duty, severe service

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Yokohama Opens New $300 Million Commercial Tire Plant in Mississippi
October 6, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) has announced the opening of its new $300 million commercial truck tire facility in West Point, Mississippi. “The grand opening of our first U.S.-built plant is truly a historic day for Yokohama,” said Tadaharu

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From Seed to Tread: Bridgestone Reveals First Tires Made Entirely Of Natural Rubber Components
October 2, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

  Bridgestone Corporation  has announced  that it successfully built passenger tires with 100% of its natural rubber-containing components derived from guayule, a desert shrub that grows in arid regions. Built at the Bridgestone Technical Center in Japan, the tires are particularly

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Paul Hyatt to be inducted into TIA hall of fame
September 23, 2015 by CARS Magazine

Canadian industry veteran says he “probably got more out of serving” with Tire Industry Association than he gave.

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TPMS Service, Education Offer Profit Potential
September 18, 2015 by Tom Venetis

Tires, wheels and TPMS don’t seem like a big part of a jobber’s regular line of profit-making products, yet these items can become a lucrative profit centre if jobbers become a service operation’s first choice not only for the products,

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Toyo Tires Introduces Celsius, a Revolutionary New Variable-Conditions Tire
September 17, 2015 by Steve Pawlett

    #aftermarket – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has brought year-round versatility and winter-weather safety together in one with Toyo Celsius, the new variable-conditions tire. Toyo Tires created the new segment called “Variable-Conditions” in order to define the unique capabilities of