MTD - Hot Wire Thursday Edition
April 20, 2017
News & Articles
Why Bridgestone Had to Spend $17.3 Million in Akron, Ohio

There were a lot of dignitaries at the grand re-opening of the Bridgestone Data Center in Akron, Ohio, on April 18. That included Bridgestone Americas Inc. CEO and President Gordon Knapp and Chief Operating Officer Bill Thompson.

Some Tariff Rates Go Up, Others Go Down

The latest annual reviews of tariffs on off-the-road tires from China have resulted in changes to how much tire makers and importers will pay on the tires they import into the U.S.

Evolution H/T From Cooper Targets CUVs, SUVs and Pickups

As the market for CUVs, SUVs and pickups continues to expand, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is updating its product lineup with the new Evolution H/T all season highway tire. It replaces the Discoverer H/T.  

Double Coin Expands Warranty on Radial Truck Tires

Double Coin Holdings Ltd. is extending the warranty on radial truck tires to seven years and three retreads. Walt Weller, vice president of China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA) announced the new warranty terms at the North American Tire and Retread Expo.  

Yokohama's Spring Getaway Promotion Rewards Consumers

The new ultra-high performance Advan A052 is part of Yokohama Tire Corp.’s Spring Getaway promotion, which rewards consumers with a choice of a 2016-2017 Chelsea Football Club (FC) jersey or a $60-$80 Visa prepaid card for purchases of select tires.

Hankook Adds to Corporate Strategy Team at U.S. Headquarters

Hankook Tire America Corp. has hired a general counsel and public relations manager. Both are based at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.

Saft to be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Arthur Saft, president of American Discount Tire & Service in Turnersville, N.J., will be inducted into the Atlantic City High School (Atlantic City, N.J.) baseball class of 1963 Hall of Fame.

Marc Belanski Is ASA Automotive System's New President

ASA Automotive Systems Inc. has promoted Marc Belanski to president, effective immediately. He is replacing Ken Halle, who has retired. Dave Vogel has been promoted to executive vice president.

Subaru SUV Concept Debuts at NY Auto Show With Falken Tires

A SUV concept vehicle from Subaru of America Inc. is taking a ride on concept tires by Falken Tire Corp. at the 2017 New York International Auto Show.

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