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August 25, 2016
News & Articles
 
BMW’s Run-Flat Tire Philosophy: ‘We Don’t Want to Mess With Something That’s Working’

BMWs are far from the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. Halfway through 2016 BMW sales amounted to not quite 2% market share with a little more than 153,000 vehicles sold, according to statistics compiled by Good Car Bad Car. Still, that relatively tiny segment of new car sales is a driver for an entire category of tire technology: run-flat tires.

Former Bridgestone Executive John Boynton Is Tredroc Tire's New CEO

John Boynton has been named chief executive officer of Tredroc Tire Services Inc. The former Bridgestone executive's appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2016.

Omni United Adds 18 Sizes to Its Radar Renegade A/T 5 Line

The Radar Renegade A/T 5 already was available in 16 sizes. Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. recently more than doubled its size lineup.

Michelin Breaks Ground on New Tire Plant in Mexico

Michelin Group began construction of its 69th global plant in León, Guanajuato, in central Mexico, this week.

Greenball Has a New GBC Motorsports Tire for ATVs

Greenball Corp. has introduced Ground Buster III tires for all- terrain vehicles (ATVs) under the GBC Motorsports brand.

Falken Will Head to GATS with 4 New Truck Tires

Falken Tire will exhibit four new over-the-highway medium truck tires at the 2016 Great American Trucking Show (GATS), which will be held in Dallas, Texas, Aug. 25-27.

Alliance Adds Mark Walsh to Finance Team

Alliance Tire Americas Inc. has hired Mark Walsh to serve as director of treasury. In his new role, Walsh will oversee the company’s credit and collections team, vehicle program, and insurance and risk functions.

Free Service Tire Expands in Johnson City

Free Service Tire Co. Inc. has opened a new store in Johnson City, Tenn. It is the company’s second store in Johnson City and its 18th location overall.

Mahle Unveils New Packaging for Gasket Product Line

Mahle Aftermarket Inc. is introducing new packaging that prominently displays the blue Mahle Original logo for its gasket product line.

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