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August 17, 2016
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Monro Scoops Up Clark Tire & Auto, Plus 5 More Tire Dealers

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase all assets of Clark Tire & Auto Inc., based in Hickory, N.C. The deal includes 24 retail stores, two commercial stores, a retread plant, and four wholesale locations.

A Decision Finally Favors Indian OTR Tire Makers

Justice has prevailed. In a preliminary ruling, the U.S. Department of Commerce has sided with Indian OTR tire manufacturers, saying no anti-dumping duties are necessary.

Michelin To Sell BFGoodrich Tires Online

Michelin North America Inc. will begin selling BFGoodrich brand tires online direct to consumers in September 2016. Online sales initially will launch in the greater Charlotte, N.C., area.

Belle Tire To Merge Commercial Tire Division With Tredroc Tire

Belle Tire Distributors Inc. is spinning off its commercial tire division into a new company that will be jointly owned with Tredroc Tire Services Inc.

Yokohama Unveils New Mining Tire for Loaders

Yokohama Tire Corp. has a new off-the-road radial tire for loaders in underground mine applications. The R69 L5-S is available in size 18.00R25.

Goodyear Adds Another Mixed-Service Tire Line: the Workhorse

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is expanding its range of mixed-service tires with the addition of the new Goodyear Workhorse line.

Cooper Is Looking Outside of China for TBR Supply

As the federal government considers additional duties on truck, bus, and radial (TBR) tires from China, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. does not believe the domestic supply of tires will be enough to meet the demand for TBR tires in the U.S. in the near term.

Alliance's Primex Brand Wins ‘Tire of Choice’ Honors

Primex brand forestry tires from Alliance Tire Group are the Southeastern Wood Producers Association's (SWPA) “Tire of Choice” for the second straight year.

Bosch Designs New Battery Line for Commercial Vehicles

Robert Bosch LLC has launched a heavy-duty battery product line developed to withstand the extreme conditions that are unique to heavy-duty vehicles, including extended idling and severe temperatures.

Consumer and Commercial Tire Volumes Up 8% at Continental

Continental AG reported increases in net sales and net income for the first half of 2016, along with 8% volume growth in passenger and light truck tires, as well as commercial truck tires.

TBC to Exhibit Sumitomo and Sailun Truck Tires at GATS

TBC Brands LLC will display Sumitomo and Sailun branded truck tires at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) from Aug. 25-27, 2016, at The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

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