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August 15, 2016
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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.

DOC Finds No Evidence of Dumping in Initial Tariff Ruling

There is no evidence that off-the-road tire makers in India have sold products in the U.S. at less-than-fair-market prices, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) says. As a result, OTR tire manufacturers in that country will not be charged anti-dumping tariffs.

Auto Plus and Pep Boys Continue 'Rapid Growth Strategy'

IEH Auto Parts LLC and Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack continue to grow the footprint of Auto Plus and Pep Boys stores with a two-store acquisition in New Jersey, plus the opening of a new corporate-owned Auto Plus store in Virginia.

USW 'Disappointed' in Tariff Decision, But Will Keep Fighting

The United Steelworkers union is "disappointed" in the preliminary determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce in its investigation of imported off-the-road tires. The union says it will continue to press for protection from those imports on behalf of the 2,500 workers it represents who manufacture OTR tires in the U.S.

Yokohama’s Profits Drop Nearly 50% in the First Half of 2016

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. reported net income of 8.2 billion yen on net sales of 268.1 billion yen for the half year ended June 30, 2016. That compares to income of 16.2 billion yen on sales of 296.3 billion yen for first half 2015.

Free Webinar Covers How to Manage Shop Payroll

How to stop overpaying shop techs is one of the topics to be covered in a free webinar: “Payroll: The Killer of Companies,” set for Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m. ET.

Bosch Opens 2D Virtual Garage to Train Techs on Vehicle Repair

Robert Bosch LLC has added a virtual skills assessment program to its Bosch Online Learning Portal. In the Bosch 2D Virtual Garage, users work through fault scenarios to diagnose and repair a virtual vehicle.

Triangle Adds Vice President to U.S. Team

Christopher (Chris) Kennedy has joined Triangle Tire USA as vice president of finance and operations.

Enter Hunter’s Social Media Contest for Chance to Win Trip to SEMA Show

Hunter Engineering Co. has launched a social media contest that will award trips to the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show and the chance to win a SmartWeight Touch wheel balancer at the show.

TIA Takes ATS Class to Auburn, Wash.

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is taking its Certified Automotive Training Service (ATS) Instructor class to Auburn, Wash., Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2016.

Save the Date: 2017 Women's Board Winter Conference

The Car Care Council Women’s Board 2017 Winter Leadership Conference will be held Feb. 15-16, 2017, at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, Calif., in conjunction with the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Training Event and Trade Show.

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