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February 18, 2015

Goodyear posts adjusted income of $725 million

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $2.1 billion (including a one-time, non-cash tax valuation allowance of $2.2 billion) on net sales of more than $4.3 billion for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014. That compares to income of $228 million on sales of nearly $5 billion for the same period in fiscal 2013.



Toyo expands truck tire lineup with M149

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is releasing the Toyo M149 super single for regional to urban use on commercial trucks. This all-position super single tire is designed to deliver superior wear performance in tough operations ranging from urban front axles to long haul trailers.


Cooper: A Roadmaster tire for drop-deck trailers

There’s a new Roadmaster tire specifically engineered to withstand the demands of drop-deck trailers. The RM272 features a new tread design and compounding that provides improved treadwear and protection against cutting and chipping. With 16/32-inch tread depth, it’s available in size 255/70R22.5 in load range H.



Trelleborg adds radial TM700 line to portfolio

Trelleborg Wheel Systems will launch the first size 520/70R38 in its new TM700 ProgressiveTraction line at the Paris International Agri-Business Show (SIMA) 2015 in Paris, France, Feb. 22-26.


Mitas extends flotation tire sizes

Mitas a.s. is adding nine new sizes in the Agriterra 02 and Agriterra 03 flotation radial tires. They will be available in March 2015.



Bridgestone names Taylor Cole to lead OTR

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has named Taylor Cole president of its commercial OTR division. He will be responsible for leading Bridgestone’s North American commercial and strategic direction.


Mygrant's Tire changes name, joins Best-One

Mygrant's Tire Co. Inc. is changing its name to Best-One Tire & Service of Central Michigan Inc. as of April 1, 2015.


Alliance Tire restructures with regional leaders

To consolidate its regional presence and accelerate its continued growth, the Alliance Tire Group (ATG) is putting in place a new business unit structure with North America, Europe and emerging markets as the key business units.


Tire Consultants adds Marty Wommack

Tire Consultants Group LLC (TCG) has added human resources management executive Marty Wommack to its strategic business consultation team.


Bridgestone hires Orlando to lead ag tire division

Tony Orlando was recently hired as president of Bridgestone Agricultural Tire, U.S. & Canada Commercial Tire Sales (BAAG), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC.


PressurePro will monitor intermodal tires

Globe Tracker International ApS and Advantage Pressure Pro LLC plan to integrate their technologies in order to track cargo containers and monitor their tire pressure for their intermodal customers.


Michelin digitizes fleet tire monitoring

Michelin North America Inc.’s truck tires division has launched a digital, nationwide fleet tire monitoring program.





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