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February 24, 2020
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What's Next for Yokohama? Barna Talks Products, OE, Distribution and Helping Dealers With the 'Here-and-Now'

Jeff Barna has seen a lot of changes since he was elevated to the top role at Yokohama Tire Corp. two years ago. And he’s driven quite a few changes of his own design, in an effort to position the company for future growth.

Notes from the 65th TIA OTR Tire Conference

The 65th edition of the Tire Industry Association Off-the-Road Tire Conference is in the books. Here are some notes from the three-day event, which attracted attendees from all over the globe.

Point S Dealers Increase Sales by 10% — Again

Nineteen new U.S. stores started flying the Point S banner in 2019, and they helped the group increase its sales by 10% for the second year in a row.

Cooper’s 2019 Earnings Are Up 24% on Lower Sales

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $96 million on net sales of $2.75 billion for fiscal 2019 ended Dec. 31, 2019.

Hankook Plans More Capacity, Fitments and TBR Products in 2020

Hankook Tire America Corp. President Soo Il Lee shared plans to ramp up capacity to 4.8 million tires in 2020 with dealers attending the company’s annual Partner’s Day event Jan. 27-31 in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

California Tire Dealers Honor Pete’s Road Service

Members of the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) honored Fullerton, Calif.-based Pete’s Road Service Inc. at their annual New Year Luncheon event on Jan. 29, 2020.

Bridgestone's Sales Fall 3% in 2019

Net sales for Bridgestone Corp. in fiscal 2019 were 3,525.6 billion yen, down 3% versus the previous year. Operating profit was 326 billion yen, a decrease of 19% compared to 2018.

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