U.S. Autoforce buys Goodyear DCs in Midwest

December 10, 2014

Goodyear sells 7 distribution centers

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has sold seven Midwest distribution centers to U.S. Autoforce, a division of Wisconsin-based U.S. Venture Inc.

Dynamic Tire recalls 17,369 trailer tires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports Dynamic Tire Corp. is recalling 17,369 trailer tires manufactured between June 15, 2014, and Oct. 14, 2014. The affected tires may have the incorrect load capacity and inflation pressure stampings.

CMA adds Double Coin truck tire sizes

China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA) recently expanded its Double Coin truck tire line with new sizes. CMA Vice President Walt Weller talked about the additions to Modern Tire Dealer at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

TRIB members encouraged to attend Lobby Day

Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) members are invited to participate in the Tire Industry Association (TIA) Federal Lobby Day Feb. 5 in Washington, DC.

BKT hires OTR marketing manager

BKT Tires Inc. has hired Siri Speegle, a longtime industry professional, as OTR marketing manager. Speegle has more than 18 years of OTR tire marketing experience.

Free TIA webinar to cover employment issues

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is offering a webinar on issues related to retaining and terminating employees. “Ignite or Fire: Know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em” is free to TIA members and will be Dec. 16, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET.

Two Goodyear retreads earn SmartWay label

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is giving fuel-conscious fleets two more SmartWay-verified retread products to help reduce their operating costs. Goodyear’s G392A SSD UniCircle and G394A SST UniCircle wide-base retread products recently earned SmartWay verification.

Cooper will sell Chinese plant for $262 million

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will sell its 65% ownership in Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd (CCT) to Chengshan Group Co. Ltd. for approximately $262 million.

Purcell adds location in Arizona

Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. has opened a new retail and commercial tires and service center location in Tucson, Ariz.

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