Bridgestone plant output is 9,000 TBR tires per day

May 27, 2015

Bridgestone TBR plant hits 25-year milestone

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is commemorating 25 years of operations at its commercial truck and bus radial (TBR) tire manufacturing facility in Warren County, Tenn. The plant, which produced its first tire in May 1990, now provides work for more than 1,000 people and manufactures approximately 9,000 TBR tires each day.

BKT debuts Agrimax Teris line expansion

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) has developed a new size of Agrimax Teris harvester equipment tires with the company’s “IF” technology -- 580/80 R 34.

Alliance redesigns its FarmPRO 324 tire

Alliance Tire Group (ATG) is updating its popular Alliance FarmPRO 324 bias-ply tractor tire line.

Aeolus hosts customers at Volvo Ocean Race

Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd. recently hosted some of its biggest U.S. tire buyers and distributors at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover at the Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I

Denso unveils high amp alternator

Denso Corp. says its new PowerEdge high amperage alternator for the medium- and heavy-duty truck market is smaller, lighter and more efficient than the industry competition. The new product will be available in July 2015.

Ken-Tool has new tools for changing truck tires

Ken-Tool Corp.’s latest tire changing tool set, the 17.5 Sidewinder Kit (35459), is a single part number with five unique tools designed to demount and mount 17.5-inch diameter truck tires.

Continental jumps into ChampTruck racing

The commercial vehicle tire group of Continental Tire the Americas LLC is joining the inaugural season of ChampTruck series racing in the U.S., and has been named tire sponsor of the series, North America’s competitive big-rig truck racing. As the sponsor, Continental Tire will equip every truck in the series with its tires.

Nokian adds drive axle tire for Europe

Nokian Heavy Tyres, a business unit of Nokian Tyres plc, is introducing a new type of drive axle tire for all-year cargo and coach traffic on long and medium distances. The Nokian Hakka Truck Drive is intended for the varying Central European and Nordic weather conditions.

Bauer Built awards two scholarships

Bauer Built Inc. has announced the 2015 winners of the G. F. “Sam” and Ethel V. Bauer/Bauer Built, Inc. Scholarship Award.

Yokohama plant donates $500,000 before it opens

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi LLC (YTMM), a subsidiary of the Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd., has donated $500,000 to two Mississippi colleges.

TIA picks Tropicana as 2015 GTE hotel

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced that the recently remodeled Tropicana Las Vegas will be their host hotel for the 2015 Global Tire Expo (GTE) – Powered by TIA.

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